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A family leaves the Staples store in Broomfield(Reuters) - Staples Inc is investigating a possible breach of payment card data and has contacted law enforcement about the matter, making it the latest U.S. retailer to become a possible victim of a cyberattack. "Staples is in the process of investigating a potential issue involving credit card data and has contacted law enforcement," company spokesman Mark Cautela said in a statement late Monday. The office-supply retailer disclosed the investigation after security reporter Brian Krebs reported on his blog Krebsonsecurity. ...


The leaf on the Apple symbol is tinted green at the Apple flagship store on 5th Ave in New YorkBy Christina Farr and Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 percent jump in iPhone sales, and the strongest growth in Mac computer shipments in years helped the company surpass Wall Street's targets. The company on Monday projected stronger-than-expected revenue of $63.5 billion to $66.5 billion in the December quarter, when new iPads and iPhones vie with rival devices from Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com Inc for consumers' holiday outlays. Shares of Apple rose 1.3 percent to about $101.10 in after-hours trade. ...


Visitors walk past the IBM booth at the 9th China International Software Product & Information Service Expo in NanjingBy Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When IBM Corp CEO Ginni Rometty was asked recently for her tips on how to transform companies, she spoke of "relentless reinvention" and not protecting the past. Applying those precepts to IBM is proving particularly tricky as many of the company's old-line businesses have already been shut down or sold, while the units that are supposed to push future growth, such as cloud and security, face stiff competition. Earlier on Monday, IBM reported a marked slowdown in business in September and abandoned its 2015 operating earnings target. ...


Microsoft CEO Nadella gestures during a Microsoft cloud briefing event in San FranciscoSEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's new Chief Executive Satya Nadella has become one the technology industry's biggest earners, with a total compensation package worth $84.3 million this year, according to a document filed with securities regulators on Monday. The outsize number is mostly made up of the estimated value of certain one-time stock awards given to Nadella, who became the company's third CEO in February. Most of it Nadella cannot actually receive until 2019. The massive stock awards, valued at $79. ...


Apple CEO Tim Cook looks at a new IMac after presentation at Apple headquarters in CupertinoBOSTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign. Using a method called a "man-in-the-middle" (MITM) attack, unknown hackers interposed their own website between users and Apple's iCloud server, intercepting data and potentially gaining access to passwords, iMessages, photos and contacts, Greatfire.org wrote in its blog post. Greatfire. ...


The IBM logo is seen outside the company's offices in Petah TikvaBy Marina Lopes and Anya George Tharakan (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp reported a marked slowdown in business in September and abandoned its 2015 operating earnings target on Monday, as weak client spending and a slumping software sector weighed down quarterly revenue. IBM shares fell nearly 7 percent to a three-year low, a blow for legendary investor Warren Buffett whose Berkshire Hathaway Inc is its top shareholder. The decline shaved more than $13 billion off of IBM's market cap, which stood at $182 billion at the stock market close on Friday. ...


I rode a hoverboard designed to save buildings from earthquakes and floodsAs I push off for my first time on an actual working hoverboard, the first thought in my mind is not how different it is from how Michael J. Fox did it in Back To The Future Part II — which is obviously just a movie. It’s whether or not I’m going to immediately go face-first into this large, copper-lined floor. It’s also sinking in that this highly experimental skateboard required signing a liability waiver, and that there are several people positioned around me whose sole job it is to make sure I and their $10,000 prototype don’t go flying out of control.


Staples probes potential theft of customer credit card dataA pattern of payment card fraud suggests that data was stolen from cash registers in the Northeast US, security reporter Brian Krebs reports.>


You can now take Lyft and UberX cars to San Francisco's main airport


Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella discusses Microsoft's platform for businesses to tap into the US software titan's computing platform in the Internet "cloud" in San Francisco, California, on October 20, 2014San Francisco (AFP) - Even as Microsoft ramped up Internet "cloud" offerings for businesses, its chief continued to be dogged by a comment that women should not ask for pay raises.


Steve Wozniak gets friendly with one of UTS's robot projects.Sydney's University of Technology has a new teacher, with Steve Wozniak taking on his first ever adjunct professorship and being dubbed "the coolest person in the universe" in the process.>


Laboratory for the Design and Control of Energetic Systems/VanderbiltA surgical robot can perform corrective epilepsy brain surgery in a much safer and less invasive way.>


  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:00:20 -0400

Build a Movement not a BrandCrowds are never a good thing for business unless it's outside your front door. How do you stand out in today's tech drenched smartphone in hand world full of noisy content?It's about the Truth. Ignore the "too much information" syndrome.Huddle the team and have someone write this stuff down.How does our product make the customer's life...


Spotlight, la herramienta para hacer búsquedas, se vuelve más poderosaResponding to user privacy concerns, Apple issues a statement describing the restrictions it places on the collection of customer data.>


The WinnersWe debated whether to include yet another Kindle in this coveted list of winners. But here's the thing about the ad-supported $79 Kindle: black-and-white though this entry-level e-reader may be, the Kindle wins by dint of its rock-bottom price and the fact that its subtle ads--mostly in the form of Amazon deals--are so targeted they're actually useful in and of themselves. Yep. There, we said it: we actually like these ads. Read our Kindle review | Get the ad-supported Kindle | Return to the CNET 100Multi-year agreement for sales of physical and electronic books comes amid contentious talks with another book publisher.>


  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:20:00 -0400

We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too


Apple Watch most exciting wearable on the horizon, consumers sayA new report pegs Apple gadget as the most exciting upcoming entrant in the wearable tech race. But getting consumers to purchase and continue wearing these gadgets will prove pivotal.>


  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:32:45 -0400

LGLG Electronics is set to launch a new mid-range phone that is, for the first time, powered by the company's long-rumoured, self-made application processor.>


Video: Here’s what it’s like to buy lunch at McDonald’s with Apple PayWith the release of iOS 8.1 on Monday, iPhone users for the first time got to use Apple Pay, the mobile payment platform that’s secured with the help of Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner. A new video posted on YouTube now shows us just what we can expect when we use Apple Pay to buy things in retail outlets — in this case, a meal at McDonald’s. LEARN MORE: Apple unveils Apple Pay, its bold new service to replace your wallet After placing his order, the man in the video places his iPhone 6 up to the mobile payments sensor on top of the McDonald’s credit card machine and has the phone scan his fingerprint to authorize the payment. The


Audi RS 7 proves it needs no driver to go racing


Vancouver Aquarium/NOAAFor the first time, researchers have used a video camera mounted on a hexacopter to monitor the behaviour of killer whales in the wild.>


Every episode of ‘The Simpsons’ is coming to your devices with this new appRemember when FXX played every episode of The Simpsons and we were all held hostage by our television sets? Well, good news: FXX has announced its “Simpsons World” app through FXNOW that will allow you to watch them all over again. The app is named after Matt Groening’s 20th Anniversary book, “Simpsons World,” and FXX has been working hard on the development of it with Gracie Films and The Simpsons producers to create it. It will be available on Tuesday. Here’s a quick breakdown of what the Simpsons World app will feature: Every episode of The Simpsons ever made. Recently aired episodes will be added the day after air. You can make Simpsons playlists or use ones that are already


Sen. Feinstein urges San Francisco not to pass 'Airbnb law'The California senator pushes for city legislators to reject a law that would legalize short-term rentals and pave the way for apartment-sharing sites.>


Xbox One's next update adds custom backgrounds and Twitter


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella pitches his company's cloud services, but two-week-old comments he made about women in tech still dog him.Microsoft chief Satya Nadella pushes new services from the world's largest software maker. But his controversial comments on women in tech earlier this month remain a focus of attention.>


Man falls into sea on live TV while possibly taking selfieA man lifts his cell phone in front of his face to take the perfect shot. And then, a YouTube-worthy calamity.>


Obama’s new order: U.S. government’s credit card security must be improvedIn the wake of the numerous sophisticated cyberattacks that managed to steal credit and debit card data from various retail stores in the U.S., President Obama on Friday signed an executive order to improve security for credit cards and payment systems used by the government, The New York Times reports.  FROM EARLIER: Home Depot didn’t take data security seriously, report reveals “You should be able to buy the things that you need without risking your identity, your credit score or your savings,” Obama said at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau before signing the order. Government agencies and offices will have to upgrade their systems to better protect user data, and move to more secure a chip-and-PIN credit cards that are more


'Assassin's Creed' and 'Watch Dogs' lead Jade Raymond has left Ubisoft


Not even Apple’s powers can make Apple Pay an overnight hitAs Google quickly found out with Google Wallet, making NFC-enabled mobile payments a staple feature of American consumer behavior is much easier said than done. Apple seemingly knows this, which is why it’s cautioning that its users shouldn’t expect to have Apple Pay accepted everywhere by every store right out of the gate. LEARN MORE: Apple unveils Apple Pay, its bold new service the replace your wallet Per 9to5Mac, Apple SVP Eddy Cue tells The Wall Street Journal that the company “has a lot of work to do” to get more retailers to buy into its mobile payment platform and he says that at the start, he expects in-app purchases will be the most popular items bought with Apple Pay.


  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:57:10 -0400
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft has given its new CEO Satya Nadella a pay package worth $84.3 million, most of it in the form of long-term stock awards.

The Pokémon CompanyOne of the world's finest creators of comic book horror has teamed up with The Pokémon Company for a special "scary" collaboration.>


A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden(Reuters) - Online book retailer Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has signed a multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster Inc, the second Big-Five book publisher, on the future price of e-books. Amazon, which had been in talks with Simon & Schuster since July over pricing, confirmed the deal first reported by the Business Insider news blog that the two had reached an agreement. Amazon had been locked in a months-long standoff with publisher Hachette Book Group, the fourth-largest U.S. book publisher owned by France's Lagardere , over digital book pricing. That has led to numerous issues for ...


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Russian government has been ruled out as sponsor of a cyber attack on JPMorgan Chase & Co disclosed in August, U.S. law enforcement officials said on Monday.Officials from the FBI and Secret Service told a news conference at the Financial Services Roundtable in Washington that authorities believe the attack was the work of cyber criminalsEarly news reports in August said that investigators feared the attack was conducted on behalf of the Russian government as retribution for economic sanctions imposed by the United States. ...

Tomorrow Daily 071: Ashes in space, a big 'Avengers' prop for RDJ, and nuclear fusion reactorsOn today's show, we're discussing a new, 17-mile-high way to scatter your loved one's ashes, how Robert Downey, Jr. ended up with a huge "Avengers" prop, and Lockheed Martin's progress on compact nuclear fusion.>


Sorry, theater actors: now robots can play leading roles


  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:54:55 -0400

Centers for Disease ControlThe White House will co-host a November workshop exploring the use of robots to help minimize human contact with the fast-spreading virus.>


What's on your HDTV: World Series, 'Boardwalk Empire' and Wyatt Cenac


Your guide to new titles on Netflix this week: October 19th – October 25thIt’s that time of the week again, and BGR is bringing you a roundup of the best new content on Netflix for your streaming pleasure. A lot of your time is wasted by looking around Netflix for something you haven’t seen yet, so this update will save you some precious ticks on the clock. MORE NETFLIX: Your guide to new titles on Netflix Instant this week: October 12th – October 18th ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ (2013) — Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. A surprisingly better sequel to The Hunger Games that follows the



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