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Some Amazon passwords may have been exposed— here's how to make your account as safe as possible (AMZN)

Amazon has sent an email to an unknown number of users warning them of a potential leak and forcing them to reset their passwords, Zack Whittaker reports for ZDNet. Just as it revs up for a rush of holiday shoppers, the company sentShow More Summary

Uber just formed a board to address growing safety concerns for its drivers

Uber announced Tuesday that it is creating a permanent global safety advisory board in the wake of growing safety and security concerns for its drivers. The ride-hailing service has faced a number of issues related to driver safety as...Show More Summary

A pair of researchers has come up with a way to store all of Wikipedia or Facebook in a small test tube — and it will last millions of years

Robert Grass says that though we believe information is here forever, it’s actually fragile. Hard drives and physical sources of information, like books, decay over time. In a video for the BBC, Grass describes his quest to find a method of preserving information that could be stable for millions of years. Show More Summary

How one company is changing the way men will shop in the future

Whether it's for a job interview, wedding, or even a funeral, a suit is the one piece of clothing every man will own at some point in his life. But the process of buying that suit can also be one of the most frustrating. Department store...Show More Summary

Here's the secret way to hide the iPhone apps that Apple won't let you delete (AAPL)

iPhone researcher Jose Rodriguez has discovered a way to hide un-wanted iPhone apps, something that bugs millions of users. Apple includes 30 applications with the iPhone and none of them can be deleted. Many iPhone owners have resorted...Show More Summary

Elon Musk congratulates Jeff Bezos' for his amazing rocket landing and reminds everyone that SpaceX is still ahead

On Monday, Nov. 23, Jeff Bezos' private company, Blue Origin, launched its New Shepard rocket to an altitude of 62 miles. And then they did something incredible:  They brought the rocket back in one piece, ready for another launch. This...Show More Summary

Google research reveals you really should start your Black Friday shopping at 6 a.m. (GOOG)

Despite the perceived notion that scores of people wake up before dawn on Black Friday to start crossing items off their gift lists, the early morning is actually one of the least crowded times to start shopping, according to Google....Show More Summary

THE $10 BILLION CLUB: Meet the 11 most valuable startups in the world

There used to be a time when a $1 billion valuation was considered a massive success for tech startups. Then that threshold rose to $5 billion. But in recent months, these numbers almost seem routine — s o we have raised the bar yet again. Show More Summary

The 'Apple of China' has made a Windows 10 tablet

Xiaomi, the "Apple of China," has launched a Windows 10 tablet, called the Mi Pad 2, at an event in Beijing. The device, which has been described as an "iPad mini that runs Windows 10," has a 7.9-inch screen, an 8 megapixel camera, a...Show More Summary

Jeff Bezos' private space company Blue Origin just released incredible footage of a reusable rocket landing

On Tuesday morning, Jeff Bezos' private space company Blue Origin announced that they had made history.  They had successfully flown their first stage rocket, named New Shepard, to an altitude of 62 miles and brought it back in one piece. Show More Summary

Here's how many giant iPad Pros Apple could sell (AAPL)

Investment bank RBC Capital Markets has released a note that predicts Apple will sell three million iPad Pro tablets, around one million per month, after its release in November. The main aim of the Pro is to boost the overall sales of the iPad line which have fallen at dramatic rates over the past years, dropping to below 10 million in Q4 2015. Show More Summary

Dell made a massive security flaw in its computers that left them vulnerable to hackers — here's how to fix it

Dell has been left scrambling after customers discovered a huge security flaw in its computers that leaves them vulnerable to hackers. Attackers are able to impersonate websites — letting them harvest unwitting victims' passwords, banking details, and other confidential online data. Show More Summary

'We're all in': Microsoft is committed to taking on Google (MSFT)

Microsoft invited 60 advertisers to an event called "Bing Ads Next" this week. The event is a briefing about the company's vision for its search products, namely Bing. Bing, the company's search engine, has been growing in scale andShow More Summary

People are using Airbnb for hook-ups around the world — and the company isn't happy about it

A small number of Airbnb customers appear to be using the service for hook-ups. Airbnb is unlikely to endorse such behaviour, but some users told Business Insider that they have slept with people or been hit on as a result of transactions that were facilitated through its platform. Show More Summary

Apple launches 1 hour in-store collection in the UK (AAPL)

Apple has launched Personal Pickup, the service that allows for an in-store collection of an item ordered online within an hour, in the UK, MacRumors reports. The service launched in the U.S in 2011 and expanded to Australia and Canada earlier in November. Show More Summary

If you're traveling home for the holidays, GE wants you to use this Snapchat filter

General Electric (GE) is hoping to spread awareness amongst young people about how much of the travel industry relies on its technology by paying for a sponsored geofilter on Snapchat that will specifically target US airports and train stations during the holiday season. Show More Summary

Apple is bringing Apple Pay to China (AAPL)

Apple is bringing Apple Pay, its mobile payment and digital wallet service, to China, according to reports from CNBC and The Wall Street Journal. Apple Pay uses an iPhone or Apple Watch to wirelessly pay for items using a credit or debit card. Show More Summary

Alphabet is reportedly going to make its subsidiaries pay for Google's services (GOOG)

In August, Google announced a huge internal shakeup: A new parent company, called Alphabet would be created, with numerous projects not part of Google's core business spun out into separate subsidiaries. The change took effect at the start of October, and details are continuing to emerge about how the new parent company will operate. Show More Summary

A former Defence Secretary has warned that the UK's £31 billion nuclear weapon system could be shut down by hackers

Former Defence Secretary Lord Browne has told the BBC that the UK's nuclear weapon system, Trident, could be rendered obsolete by hackers. The ex-Labour minister, who was Defence Secretary between 2006 and 2008, said "weak spots" inShow More Summary

10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, GOOG, TEF)

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 1. London startup Deliveroo has raised $100 million (£66 million) for its restaurant food delivery service. Total investment in the company now stands at $200 million (£132 million) plus. Show More Summary

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