Apple to add security alerts for iCloud users in wake of nude photo leaks
Apple is moving quickly to restore confidence in its systems’ security in the wake of the recent celebrity nude photo leaks and ahead of the crucial...
Photo-sharing service Twitpic shutting down, blames Twitter
The photo-sharing service Twitpic announced Thursday it was shutting down, saying it faced an ultimatum from Twitter to abandon its trademark or lose access...
Chinese firm serves up ‘smart chopsticks’ for food-wary diners
From recycled cooking oil to fox meat and chemicals, a litany of food scandals have turned Chinese diners’ stomachs, but a new “smart chopsticks”...
Samsung joins virtual reality arena as Galaxy Note 4 is unveiled
Samsung has taken its first steps into the virtual reality market by announcing its own headset.
Fake phone towers discovered that ‘listen to unsuspecting callers’
Mysterious fake mobile phone towers discovered across America could be listening in on unsuspecting callers.
Apple says celebs hacked in ‘targeted attack’
Apple Inc. said on Tuesday the attacks that emerged over the Labor Day weekend on celebrities’ iCloud accounts were individually targeted, and that...
Apple’s iPhone 6 ‘will work as mobile wallet’ just like contactless card payments
Apple has struck an agreement with Visa, MasterCard and American Express to turn the next iPhone into a mobile wallet, it has been claimed.
Shoe me the way: India’s smart footwear to go on sale in September
"Wizard of Oz" heroine Dorothy only had to click her ruby red slippers together and they would spirit her home to Kansas.
Tablets won’t eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought
Tablets won’t eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC).
Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make calls
Samsung has unveiled a computerised wristwatch that can do more without a smartphone to go with it, while LG has one with a round design.
Project Wing: Google officially enters drone-delivery sweepstakes
Though a couple of rumors have escaped the Googleplex—because of course Google must have a drone-delivery program—Project Wing’s official existence...
iWatching: Apple’s smartwatch reportedly debuting Sept. 9 too
September is shaping up to be a big month for Apple. In addition to reports that it will launch both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of its iPhone 6, Re/code’s...
The 12.9-inch iPad could come true early next year
Apple Inc is preparing to roll out a larger, 12.9-inch version of its iPad for 2015, with production set to begin in the first quarter of next year, Bloomberg...
International call: Mozilla enters India market with $33 Firefox OS phone
Mozilla continues to push its web-based Firefox OS phone with the first model in India available this week.
Experimental U.S. strike weapon blows up during test in Alaska
A new hypersonic weapon developed by the U.S. military exploded shortly after liftoff from an Alaskan test facility during a long-awaited flight test early...
PlayStation Network taken offline ‘due to a distributed denial of service attack’
Sony’s PlayStation Network was taken offline “due to a distributed denial of service attack”, the company has said.
China targets own operating system to take on likes of Microsoft, Google
China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft, Google, and Apple.
Twitter trolling: Men receive more abuse than women, study finds
Men receive more online abuse than women, but they are also the main culprits when it comes to trolling, according to a new study by thinktank Demos.
Shameful marketing ploy? Samsung challenges iPhone to Ice Bucket Challenge
By now your social media sites are drenched in videos of people dumping buckets of ice on themselves, a viral stunt to raise money and awareness for ALS...
Hitchhiking robot completes epic journey across Canada
A chatty robot with an LED-lit smiley face sent hitchhiking across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment reached its final destination on Thursday...
Judge orders Apple to pull ‘Secret’ app from store or face daily $9,000 fine
A court in Brazil has ordered Apple to pay a fine of almost US$9,000 per day if it does not remove a controversial app from its store.
For jihadists, social media a platform to recruit, spread fear
Jihadist groups have long used their own media organizations to distribute messages and videos, but in recent years, platforms like Twitter have given...
Apple shares burst through $100 barrier ahead of iPhone 6 launch
The price of Apple’s shares are heading toward an all-time high ahead of the imminent announcement of larger iPhones and the iWatch.
Strangers in the timeline: Twitter shows tweets from people you don’t follow
Seeing tweets from people you don’t follow, and that aren’t retweets? That’s no longer an experiment, but a feature, Twitter says.
In overshare era, some parents keep baby photos offline-only
At a time when just about everyone and their mother—father, grandmother and aunt—is intent on publicizing the newest generation’s early years...
Tom Hanks’ blockbuster typewriter app rockets to top of App Store charts
An iPad app created by Hollywood star Tom Hanks has shot to the top of Apple’s iTunes Store.
Jack Dorsey on real Ferguson and hashtag Ferguson
Twitter co-founder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey is using the platform he created to shed light on the Ferguson, Missouri, police shooting that left an unarmed...
Ignore no more: App to make sure kids answer phone call
A woman from Texas, U.S. has created an app for her kids that won’t allow them to ignore her calls.
Facebook flagging satire to keep users from falling victim to The Onion’s jokes
According to a report from tech blog Ars Technica, Facebook is experimenting with a “satire” tag that’s added to stories from faux news...
Intel, 50 Cent team up to develop heart-monitoring earphones
Technology companies are creating another East Coast/West Coast rap rivalry, with a healthy twist.