A fitness tracker for 8? Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi launches the MiBand

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi launched its new flagship smartphone today, the Xiaomi Mi4, a device that has already been compared favourably to the iPhone (thanks to those chamfered metal ...

9 hours ago from The Independent

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Yahoo buys mobile app analytics company Flurry

Yahoo is buying app analytics start-up company Flurry for roughly $300 million to help grow its mobile advertising business.

12 hours ago from The Independent

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Share button may share your browsing history, too

One in 18 of the world's top 100,000 websites track users without their consent using a previously undetected cookie-like tracking mechanism embedded in 'share' buttons. A new study by researchers ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Facebook lets users squirrel items away

Facebook on Monday began letting people squirrel away online tidbits such as links to chew on more thoroughly later.

Mon 21 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Verizon 2Q profit rises 93 percent

Verizon reported Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings nearly doubled after it secured full ownership of Verizon Wireless.

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Apple has installed security backdoors on 600 million iOS devices, claims security researcher

Apple has been accused of intentionally installing security backdoors in some 600 million iOS devices that offer surveillance-level access to data including photos, browsing history and GPS ...

9 hours ago from The Independent

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Apple scores patent for 'wrist-worn electronic device'

The new patent highlights a device referred to as "iTime" that comes with built-in sensors and can connect with mobile phones.

4 hours ago from CNET

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Verizon boosts FiOS uploads to match downloads

Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files ...

Mon 21 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Sponge-like structure generates steam using lowest concentration of solar energy yet

Researchers working at MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering claim to have produced a sponge-like substance that helps convert water to steam using sunlight one-hundredth as bright as that ...

10 hours ago from Gizmag

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Offshore wind farms may be seal hunting grounds

Harbor seals were tracked visiting offshore wind farms, probably to find food, researchers say.

21 hours ago from ScienceNews

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