Mark Zuckerberg had 1,000,000,000 sheeple on Facebook, Monday

Mark Zuckerberg had 1,000,000,000 sheeple on Facebook, Monday

For the first time, Facebook recorded more than a billion active users in a day: Monday saw about 15% of the world's population log in to watch cat videos, argue about politics, stalk ex-lovers, and publicly complain about bad...

08/29/15

Google Container Engine: Could it be evil?

Google Container Engine: Could it be evil?

Google Container Engine is out of beta. The search-engine-cum-advertising-broker is also all about that containerization. But is Google's use of open-source projects such as Docker and Kubernetes *entirely* unselfish?

08/27/15

FAIL: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 S-Pen -- RTFM, you're inserting it wrong

FAIL: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 S-Pen -- RTFM, you're inserting it wrong

Samsung comes under intense criticism for Galaxy Note 5 design flaw. If you insert the S-Pen upside-down, it gets stuck. Removing it damages the motherboard -- probably beyond repair...

08/26/15

This Ashley Madison hack story keeps getting worse and worse [u4]

This Ashley Madison hack story keeps getting worse and worse [u4]

The Ashley Madison hack continues to make headlines. Naturally, that's because the news keeps getting worse. Worse for website owners Avid Media Group. And worse for the REAL victims, more importantly -- the people named in the hacked...

08/25/15

Apple iPhone 6 Plus recall -- camera blurry-gate

Apple iPhone 6 Plus recall -- camera blurry-gate

Apple admits its iPhone 6 Plus may have a hardware boo-boo. Some were made with a faulty rear camera, which is causing blurred pictures. So, no, you're not going mad. The blurry photos aren't your fault...

08/24/15

This is why Samsung will fail to steal iPhone fans

This is why Samsung will fail to steal iPhone fans

Samsung would like you to test-drive one of its flagship phones. iPhone users can try one for 30 days, with (ahem) ''no obligation.'' It's free (if you don't count the $1 fee and the risk you might break or lose it)...

08/21/15

OOPS: Google ''loses'' your cloud data (sky falling; film at 11)

OOPS: Google ''loses'' your cloud data (sky falling; film at 11)

Google is sorry to report it's lost some cloud customers' data. Lightning struck four times near its St. Ghislain, Belgium data center. From cloud to cloud, as't were, causing some storage to go bye-bye...

08/20/15

Ashley Madison sex-cheat data -- it's FAR worse than you think

Ashley Madison sex-cheat data -- it's FAR worse than you think

Ashley Madison hackers released the site's user data, as threatened. Or, at least, that's what they say they've done. But it's likely that much of the data is forged or bogus in some way...

08/19/15

iPhone 6s release date confirmed by carriers

iPhone 6s release date confirmed by carriers

The iPhone 6s release date seems beyond doubt now. Apple is confidently believed to be releasing the new models on September 18 in tier-one countries. This will follow a launch date thought to be September 9...

08/18/15

Android 6.0 M ''Marshmallow'' vs. iOS 9 -- FIGHT!

Android 6.0 M ''Marshmallow'' vs. iOS 9 -- FIGHT!

Google has confirmed the name of Android M -- Marshmallow. The new version will first make it to the expected new Nexus devices due for release later this year. Soon after, it'll be available for OTA upgrades for older pure-Android...

08/18/15

Should Microsoft apologize for Windows 10 update fail?

Should Microsoft apologize for Windows 10 update fail?

The Microsoft Windows 10 problematic patch process gets renewed criticism. Thanks to a sequence of issues with post-RTM updates, the calls for Redmond to rethink its update strategy are getting louder and more urgent.

08/17/15

Ugh: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ & Note5 apes Apple iPhone

Ugh: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ & Note5 apes Apple iPhone

Samsung announces Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 -- its new twin flagship Android phones. The release date is confirmed, with preorders now. However...

08/14/15

Struggling Qualcomm wrote this ludicrous PR for Snapdragon 820

Struggling Qualcomm wrote this ludicrous PR for Snapdragon 820

Snapdragon 820, Qualcomm's new SoC, will be available soon. But the company is making some frankly bizarre claims for the chip. Apparently, phones based on the device will offer 'DSLR-quality photography.' Cue loud guffaws from anyone...

08/13/15

Oracle has this Modest Proposal, via its CSO @heenaluwahine

Oracle has this Modest Proposal, via its CSO @heenaluwahine

Oracle's chief security officer, Mary Ann Davidson would like to get rid of all the reverse-engineering security 'weenies.' At which point, the Internet exploded...

08/12/15

Google Alphabet play unshackles Sundar Pichai in ''alpha bet''

Google Alphabet play unshackles Sundar Pichai in ''alpha bet''

Larry Page will transform Google into a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet. In a corporate structure some are comparing to GE or Berkshire Hathaway, Google is ringfencing its stick-to-the-knitting business of targeted ads...

08/11/15

A Warehouse of Carphones? What is this, Back To The Future?

A Warehouse of Carphones? What is this, Back To The Future?

Millions of Carphone Warehouse customers' data got hacked last week. But we're only now hearing about it. The British mobile retailer is 'sorry'...

08/10/15

iPhone 6s/7 rumored 9/9 launch date, but shipments delayed

iPhone 6s/7 rumored 9/9 launch date, but shipments delayed

The iPhone 6s has been delayed. But it'll have speed to KILL for. That's the analysis of analysts. As we head towards the iPhone 6s release date, brace yourself for more 'informed' speculation, rumor and innuendo. Yep, it's that time...

08/07/15

Windows 10 Service Release 1 -- after just one week. Really, Microsoft?

Windows 10 Service Release 1 -- after just one week. Really, Microsoft?

Windows 10 as a service -- how's that working out? Spyware claims aside, here comes the first update rollup, which some are dubbing Service Release 1 (SR1). And some aren't...

08/06/15

Here's why Apple won't run its own cellular service (unless it will)

Here's why Apple won't run its own cellular service (unless it will)

Remember those rumors about Apple doing an end-run around the carriers? You know: how it would offer its own ''soup-to-nuts'' wireless service? Well, about that. Here's Apple's flat denial...

08/05/15

How dare India damage our porn industry? 857 sites censored by Indian government

How dare India damage our porn industry? 857 sites censored by Indian government

The Indian government bans hundreds of pornographic websites around the world. Bowing to pressure from a lawyer, Kamlesh Vaswani, Modi's mode is to deny access to 857 websites, from a list provided by Vaswani...

08/04/15

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