The number of smartphones stolen in the U.S. doubled last year, with an estimated total of 3.1 million handsets being taken from their owners. That’s an increase from 1.6 million stolen smartphones in 2012. The estimates come via Consumer Reports, which surveyed 3,110 U.S. adults with home Internet connections. Though the numbers of lost or stolen phones are staggering, the survey also found that more smartphone owners are taking steps to protect their data if their phones are pilfered. More »U.S. Smartphone Thefts Doubled in 2013
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For smartphone fans around the world, things really started to get interesting over the past couple of months. First, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone in late February, revealing a smartphone that was quite impressive and touted a number of great new features, but failed to live up to the hype stirred up by dozens of rumors. Then, HTC unveiled its own flagship phone, the HTC One (M8), and launched it the very same day. We called HTC’s new handset the best Android phone on the planet when we published our in-depth HTC One (M8) review. But now HTC’s flagship handset finally has some serious competition in the Galaxy S5. The new M8 and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 went on sale More »Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Which is the best Android phone in the world?
When Google launched the Chromecast streaming dongle in the UK last month, it promised that there were many more features it was working on, to make the £30 devices even better value for money. One of these has just been announced, with Google adding the ability to stream live YouTube channels to your Chromecast directly from your Android smartphone or tablet app. Google has updated the Android app (version 5.6.31) for its online video service to add this feature meaning you no longer have to go through the hassle of setting up your laptop and streaming live feeds through the web portal as before. YouTube is one of the primary apps which supports Chromecast, along with Netflix and BBC iPlayer. More »Chromecast Now Supports Streaming of Live YouTube Channels From Android App
The daughter of a college mathematics professor, Pamela Chen was a math major until a single photograph changed her life forever. That simple image, of two college classmates skateboarding on the quad, made Pamela realize that “photography was a way that you could see the world differently than what you were seeing with your own eyes.” Now, as the Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic, Pamela sorts through as many as 60,000 photographs for each feature story, following the photographer’s every step and distilling their epic journeys for publication in the storied magazine. More »Pamela Chen: seeing the world through photographs at National Geographic
Like any responsible New Yorker, I've entrusted a copy of my apartment keys to a close friend. This is done mostly to ensure that, should I die home alone, my body won't be left to rot undiscovered for days. It's also primarily done so that my mail is collected and my "children" (what you would call plants) are watered and sung to every other day when I'm travelling for work. And I travel often. More »My connected home turned me into a spy and an addict
17 Abr (Reuters) - O chinês Weibo, empresa de serviços de mensagens semelhante ao Twitter, levantou 286 milhões de dólares em sua oferta pública inicial de ações (IPO) nos Estados Unidos, cifra menor que a esperada, após cortar o tamanho da oferta em meio à venda generalizada de ações de tecnologia e preocupações sobre a desaceleração no crescimento de usuários. A oferta foi feita antes do aguardado IPO do gigante de e-commerce chinês Alibaba Group Holding, que detém participação no Weibo. ... More »Weibo corta tamanho de IPO em meio à venda generalizada de ações de tecnologia
(TNO) FBI chuẩn bị tung ra chương trình nhận dạng khuôn mặt, bất chấp lo ngại về khả năng xâm phạm quyền riêng tư của công dân Mỹ. More »FBI gây tranh cãi với hệ thống nhận dạng khuôn mặt
Vladimir Poutine à Edward Snowden: «nous n'avons pas un système massif et incontrôlable d'interception» …Slate.fr - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 9:54 AM EDT
Lancé dans son marathon annuel de questions-réponses (long de 4 heures!), Vladimir Poutine a été sollicité par «une personne qui a révolutionné le monde en faisant fuiter des informations», informe la traductrice: Edward Snowden. Réfugié en Russie depuis ses révélations sur la surveillance massive mise en place par les Etats-Unis sur ... More »Vladimir Poutine à Edward Snowden: «nous n'avons pas un système massif et incontrôlable d'interception» des communications. LOL
Working practices at the German operations of two of Europe's largest online retailers have come under fire this week, with more strikes at Amazon and Zalando being forced to defend its warehouse operations after a critical TV report. Hundreds of workers walked off their jobs on Thursday at Amazon distribution centres in the German cities of Bad Hersfeld and Leipzig in a year-long pay dispute, and labour union Verdi warned that more walkouts were to follow. "We are here and will continue to strike," workers' representative Christian Kraehling told Reuters. "And there will be more, bigger strikes." Verdi wants Amazon to raise pay for workers at its distribution centres in accordance with collective bargaining agreements across the mail order and retail industry in Germany. More »Online retailers in Germany under fire over working conditions
La directrice générale de Facebook, de passage à Paris, a accordé un entretien au "Point". L'occasion, notamment, d'évoquer la place des femmes dans la société et en entreprise. More »VIDÉO. Sheryl Sandberg : "Dites à vos filles d'apprendre l'informatique !"
(Reuters) - James Murdoch, the co-chief operating officer of 21 Century Fox, is joining the board of digital advertising platform company True(X) Media, the company said on Thursday. Additionally, former Microsoft chief marketing officer Mich Mathews and former News Corp executive Jonathan Miller were also named directors rounding out the board to nine members. Joe Marchese, True(X) chief executive officer, said the experience of Murdoch, Mathews and Miller will help the company evolve in the areas of digital media and advertising. ... More »James Murdoch joins board of ad platform company
By Harro Ten Wolde FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German business software maker SAP warned on Thursday that it expects the negative impact of the strong euro to worsen after reporting lower than expected first-quarter results. The warning comes as SAP grapples with a short-term squeeze from its shift to web-based cloud computing, prompting it to push back its profit target as it waits for subscription income to gather pace and increases investment to keep up with the fast-growing market. SAP said its software and software-related service revenues would fall 6 percentage points in the second quarter if exchange rates remain at March levels, while the hit for operating profit excluding special items would be 8 percentage points. That compares with a first-quarter impact of 5 percentage points on both software and software-related service revenues and operating profit. More »Germany's SAP braced for continued currency crunch
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Have you noticed some annoying bugs that cropped up after you installed iOS 7.1 onto your smartphone or tablet? Don’t worry, because apparently Apple has as well. 9to5Mac notices that several visits to its website from around Apple’s campus in Cupertino, Calif. have come from devices running on iOS 7.1.1, which 9to5Mac says is a new update to iOS 7.1 that Apple is testing out to address multiple bugs in iOS 7.1. 9to5Mac also says that there has been a noticeable uptick in iOS 7.1.1 visits in recent days, which likely means “the bug fix update will come over-the-air to iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches in the near future.” More »Apple is getting ready to release iOS 7.1.1 to fix multiple bugs