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Apple rejects request to unlock drug dealer's iPhone

Apple is saying no to Department of Justice - once again. The tech giant submitted a legal filing on Friday arguing that the government cannot compel the firm to aid federal law enforcement officials who seek...


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Facebook unveils a 360-degree camera

Social networking giant Facebook on Tuesday launched a a 360-degree camera to capture 3D images. The new camera , which looks like a flying saucer, has been named as Facebook Surround 360. The new device has...


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IIHS safety test: F-150 only truck to earn top rating

The Ford F-150 SuperCab has emerged as the only crew cab or extended-cab pickup in an independent crash test to win the top safety award as the test showed that other trucks are likely to result in leg, ankle...


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BlackBerry may release two new mid-range Android smartphones this year

BlackBerry Limited is reportedly focusing on mid-range segment this year as the firm's CEO John Chen said in an interview that the Canadian smartphone maker will be releasing two new mid-range Android smartphones this year...


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Reddit strengthens anti-harassment measures with new blocking tool

Reddit on Wednesday launched new block tools with an aim to help the users address the issue of online harassment. Reddit users have welcomed the move with some claiming that the new "block user" feature is a serious...


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WhatsApp introduces end-to-end encryption for 1 billion users

Instant messaging service WhatsApp on Tuesday said that it has strengthened privacy for its over one billion users. The Facebook-owned app has decided to add full end-to-end encryption for all communications. The...


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Oculus Rift terms & conditions allow company to monitor users' movements

The terms and conditions of Oculus Rift shows that it collects information on the people wearing it and send all of that back to other companies. Oculus, the virtual reality firm, was bought out by Facebook in 2014...


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Ronald Wayne: The forgotten Apple founder who gave it all away

Apple has just turned 40 and it is good enough a reason to talk about a man who played an important role in setting up the firm and then decided to walk away. It is in Pahrump where you will find the forgotten Apple co...


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Microsoft hopes Cortana will lead an army of chatbots to win

Microsoft on Wednesday dedicated a large part of the first day of its Build developer conference to talk about Cortana, sending a clear message that Cortana is going to be a big part of the company's future.


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Apple wants to know how FBI unlocked iPhone without its help

The FBI on Monday announced that it had managed to hack into an iPhone. The news came a major setback for Apple as it showed that it was not possible for the consumers to keep the government out of even an encrypted...


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US unlocks iPhone, ends legal battle but questions persist

The much-publicized legal fight which has pitted the US government against technology giant Apple ended unexpectedly on Monday after the FBI said in a court filing that it had succeeded in unlocking the iPhone of a...


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Oculus founder delivers first Rift headset in person

The founder of VR (virtual reality) firm Oculus, Palmer Luckey, on Sunday hand delivered the first Rift headset to a customer. Luckey gave the headset to the lucky customer a couple of days before Rift's consumer...


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Microsoft's Surface Hub touchscreen is now shipping

Microsoft had announced the Surface Hub last year in January. The Surface Hub is a huge, touch-based monitor that served as the "hub" for team-based business collaboration and it is finally shipping now after around...


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'I won't back down': Apple's Tim Cook at iPhone launch

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday said at a product launch event of the company that he will never back down on privacy issue. "For many of us, the iPhone is an extension of ourselves," Cook said. "We need to decide as a nation...


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FBI may have found way to unlock California gunman's iPhone

A much-awaited hearing on the US government's effort to force Apple to an iPhone belonging to one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack did not take place on Monday after the FBI informed the court that it...


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Apple kicks off busy week with new iPhone launch

Tech giant Apple is all set to start a busy week: Apple will today host reporters and analysts at its Silicon Valley headquarters for an event during which the company will launch new products.


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Microsoft lauches Edge browser extensions with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build

Microsoft is improving its extension support for its browser. It may be recalled that the preview Build 14291 for Windows Insiders was launched by the company earlier in its Fast ring. This launch signals the arrival of a...


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Apple slashes AWS spending, signs with Google: report

In a surprise development, Apple has cut its spending in AQS and shifted some of its iCloud and services data from Amazon Web Services to Google's cloud platform. Analysts maintain that the move is an attempt by the...


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Sony PlayStation virtual reality gear to launch in October

Japanese electronics giant Sony is planning to make virtual reality mainstream by releasing PlayStation VR headgear worth $399 in October. "Virtual reality represents a new frontier for gaming, one that will forever...


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Boston gang case: FBI wants iPhone unlocked

The ongoing fight between Apple and the FBI has taken a new turn as it has now come to Boston with the federal agency demanding that Apple must unlock the iPhone belonging to a reputed Boston gang member. The FBI claims...


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Microsoft drops Bitcoin support for Microsoft Store payments

Microsoft on Sunday announced that it will not accept bitcoin as a payment option within its Microsoft Store. The decision seems surprising as bitcoins are used by many to purchase software and devices online, as...


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Google joins Facebook's Open Compute Project

Search engine giant Google has joined Open Compute Project (OCP) of Faecbook and has come with a new design for server racks that may help in reducing the energy bills of the cloud data centers.


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ISIS issues death threat to Facebook, Twitter founder

ISIS has issued a threat to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey over the companies decision to take down accounts related to terror outfits. Vocativ on Wednesday reported the group has...


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A backdoor into iPhone would be 'software equivalent of cancer': Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday launched a fierce campaign against the court's order to unlock an iPhone used bySan Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook and went on length to explain why the Cupertino-based firm is opposed...


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FBI decryption fight: Apple to argue First Amendment rights

Tech giant Apple has decided to argue its First Amendment rights as part of a legal strategy which the company has prepared in order to bypass a court order compelling the company unlock an iPhone linked to last...


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200 million people gained Internet access in 2015: report

A Facebook-sponsored study called State of Connectivity 2015: A Report on Global Internet Access has revealed that a total of 3.2 billion people across the world had Internet access at the end of 2015, adding that 4.1...


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US govt, Apple take encryption case to court of public opinion

Apple on Monday called for setting up a government panel on encryption, the latest step taken by the tech giant to stop the government from forcing the FBI to unlock an iPhone linked to the San Bernardino gunman. The...


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Samsung takes fight to Apple with Galaxy S7, VR

South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co on Monday unveiled its virtual reality hardware alongside its latest Galaxy S7 smartphones. The move is seen as another attempt by the company to boost its premium...


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Microsoft, Cisco, Intel and others form open IoT standards group

Microsoft, Cisco, Intel and some other tech giants have joined hands to form a new Internet of Things standards group. The aim of the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is to define interoperability standards for...


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Apple won't create 'backdoor' to help FBI access California shooter's iPhone:

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday wrote an open letter addressing Apple customers saying that the company would oppose an order from a judge to help the FBI access data on an iPhone 5c used by California shooter Syed Farook...


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