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Steve Ballmer’s Excellent Android Adventure 0

Steve Ballmer’s Excellent Android Adventure

By Rob EnderleDec 7, 2015 5:00 AM PTSteve Ballmer last week presented an interesting plan to kill Android — or at least compete with it. What’s ironic is that Ballmer’s tenure at Microsoft wasn’t...

Facebook Lets Ordinary People Try Out Live Video 0

Facebook Lets Ordinary People Try Out Live Video

Facebook last week launched a beta of its Live Video service for a small percentage of iPhone users in the United States. Live Video reportedly will be available for the Android platform at a...

Hot New BunsenLabs Linux Eases Pain of CrunchBang Loss 0

Hot New BunsenLabs Linux Eases Pain of CrunchBang Loss

BunsenLabs Linux does a bang-up job of picking up where CrunchBang Linux left off. Developer Philip Newborough retired the popular minimalist distro earlier this year. In a world of feature-packed operating systems and bloated...

4-Inch iPhone With Apple Pay May Be Coming Soon 0

4-Inch iPhone With Apple Pay May Be Coming Soon

By John P. Mello Jr.Dec 7, 2015 1:25 PM PTApple will launch an iPhone with a 4-inch display and support for Apple Pay in early 2016, according to a research note from an analyst...

Wii U at Long Last to Share Minecraft Gold 0

Wii U at Long Last to Share Minecraft Gold

Mojang on Monday announced that Minecraft finally is headed for the Wii U, with touchdown scheduled for Dec. 17. The lack of Minecraft availability long has been a legitimate reason to skip the Wii...

Hello Barbie, Can We Talk About Your Security Issues? 0

Hello Barbie, Can We Talk About Your Security Issues?

New security issues that surfaced last week in connection with Mattel’s Hello Barbie doll, which talks back to kids, have heightened fears that hackers could use the toy to steal information about its owners...

Social Media Firms Face Quandary Over Terror Prevention 0

Social Media Firms Face Quandary Over Terror Prevention

Following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., social media companies are coming under increased pressure, both internally and externally, to protect their networks from being used as platforms for operational...

Apple’s Pricey New iPhone Battery Case Gets Very Little Love 0

Apple’s Pricey New iPhone Battery Case Gets Very Little Love

Apple on Tuesday unveiled its own battery case for the iPhone 6s. Offered in white and charcoal gray, it has a silicone exterior and a microfiber lining. In addition to offering protection, it increases...

Microsoft to Open Source Chakra JavaScript Engine 0

Microsoft to Open Source Chakra JavaScript Engine

Microsoft last week revealed that it will release the core components of its Chakra JavaScript engine to open source as ChakraCore. It will be available next month on GitHub under the MIT license. ChakraCore...

Gadget Gives Passwords Pocket Protectors 0

Gadget Gives Passwords Pocket Protectors

As much as many Web travelers and security experts would like usernames and passwords to disappear from use, the pesky credentials aren’t going away anytime soon. That’s why password managers are seen as a...