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Filed Under:Technology / Hardware
Posts on Regator:4206
Posts / Week:17
Archived Since:February 2, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Wikipedia asks editing services firm to stop changes to Wikipedia

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

Wikimedia Foundation has asked editing services firm Wiki-PR to cease and desist editing the Wikipedia site for allegedly authoring articles for money and passing them off as written by unbiased sources. The foundation hosts Wikipedia and other sites, supported by a community of volunteers. Show More Summary

Yahoo CEO Mayer talks mobile strategy, design approach

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

Yahoo is taking a "mobile first" approach to its product strategy, to the point where mobility could reinvent the company, according to CEO Marissa Mayer. The Internet giant has always offered services that correlate to what people like...Show More Summary

Court shuts down online business listing operation

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

A U.S. judge has shut down an online business listing operation that allegedly bilked more than US$14 million from U.S. small businesses and churches. Judge Virginia Kendall of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, issued a temporary restraining order against the Canadian operation Monday at the U.S. Show More Summary

Apple's $380M case against Samsung goes to jury

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

A California jury will begin deliberating on Tuesday how much money Samsung should pay to Apple for the infringement of several patents in multiple models of Samsung smartphones. Apple wants just under $380 million, but Samsung is arguing it shouldn't pay more than $52 million. Show More Summary

In role reversal, Ballmer stays composed, Gates chokes up, in shareholder meeting

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

In his last appearance at a Microsoft shareholder meeting as CEO, Steve Ballmer said he's completely certain the company is in very good shape to succeed in the next decade under someone else's captainship. Ballmer, who has gotten emotional...Show More Summary

Samsung woos developers with promise of converged living rooms

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

Samsung believes that more customized apps will help convince consumers to pick its smartphones, tablets, and TVs over competing products and create loyalty.

US Supreme Court declines to review NSA phone spying case

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the Electronic Privacy Information Center's petition for it to review a National Security Agency (NSA) phone record data collection program. EPIC asked the Supreme Court to vacate an order from the Foreign...Show More Summary

Apple, Samsung rest case in multimillion-dollar patent fight

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

The two companies have been arguing in front of a jury for four days over the amount of money Samsung should pay to Apple for infringement of five of Apple's patents.

Pre-Black Friday Deals: Dell Inspiron 11, 50% off iPhone 5S, S4, 4K TV, more

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

Thanks for tuning in to our new series of posts bringing you the hottest deals from across the web. Black Friday is fast approaching, but e-tailers aren't waiting for the vaunted shopping day to launch some killer deals. Some vendors...Show More Summary

Attackers used known exploit to steal customer log-in credentials, vBulletin maker says

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

The vBulletin.com forum was not compromised by exploiting a previously unknown vulnerability as a group of hackers claimed, according to vBulletin Solutions, the company that develops the popular Internet forum software. A hacker group...Show More Summary

US HHS: Many people will shop for insurance outside HealthCare.gov

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expects a significant percentage of U.S. residents looking to buy health insurance under a new government program to avoid the troubled HealthCare.gov, but many of those people will do so for reasons unrelated to the website's problems, officials said. Show More Summary

Apple, Samsung rest case in multimillion-dollar patent fight

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

Experts hired by Apple and Samsung explained and justified their differing damages claims to a California jury Monday as the latest battle between the two smartphone giants moves closer to a conclusion. The two companies have been arguing...Show More Summary

Google, Facebook join white-spaces advocacy group

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

Google and Facebook have joined the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, an international group advocating access to unused spectrum for broadband networks based on so-called "white spaces" technology. Microsoft, U.K. carrier British Sky Broadcasting and other partners formed the DSA in June. Show More Summary

Apple's rumored PrimeSense buy may open Siri's eyes

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

For years, technologies like Apple’s Siri and Google’s Google Now have been flying blind, awoken by the spoken command of their users. If Apple acquires PrimeSense, perceptual computing may finally open its eyes. Reports from Israel’s...Show More Summary

Purple WiFi lets businesses trade free wireless for valuable customer data

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

Thanks to McDonald’s and Starbucks, free wireless networking is available every 200 yards or so, at least in metropolitan areas of the United States. Still, many merchants—especially smaller “mom & pop” establishments—don’t provide the service. Show More Summary

Skype, Microsoft cleared in Luxembourg NSA investigation

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

Luxembourg's data protection authority cleared Microsoft and its subsidiary Skype of data protection violations related to the U.S. National Security Agency's Prism spying program, the agency said Monday. The data protection authority, CNPD, was investigating Skype and Microsoft's alleged cooperation with the NSA. Show More Summary

NFL, MLB threaten to kill free broadcasts if Aereo keeps streaming live TV

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

The NFL and MLB are threatening to take their balls and go home if Aereo continues streaming broadcast TV without paying fees.

ICANN sets up 'coalition' to address new Internet governance challenges

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

ICANN has set up a panel, consisting of people in government, civil society, the private sector, the technical community and international organizations, to address concerns about the governance of the Internet. The "Panel on the Future...Show More Summary

'Arms dealers' supply malware for cyberattacks, research says

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

Companies battling tireless cyberespionage campaigns may be up against well-organized attackers that are fed a steady stream of malware from a talented developer of cyber-arms. Security vendor FireEye analyzed 11 advanced persistentShow More Summary

Bluetooth, NFC groups partner to promote interoperability

11 months agoTechnology / Hardware : Geek Tech

Short-distance wireless groups supporting NFC and Bluetooth have agreed to jointly create greater interoperability between the complementary technologies. The NFC (Near-Field Communication) Forum and the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest...Show More Summary

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