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Latest News - October 2014

HotHardware's Halloween Spook-Tacular Giveaway, With AMD and Gigabyte!
Apple WatchKit SDK To Be Released In November But No iWatch For The Holidays
3D-Printed Prosthetic Iron Man Hand Is All High Fives For Texas Boy
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Now Available To Pre-Order, Halo Franchise Tops 60 Million Copies Sold
AMD Announces Semi-Custom Wins, Projects Sales Decline, Cuts 7 Percent of Staff
FCC Claims Butt Dialing Puts A Strain On 911 Emergency Services, Approximately 84 Million Calls A Year Accidental
Kickstarter Pulls Down Anonabox Project On Allegations Of Fraud
Teardown Slices Into Apple 5K iMac, Upgrades Are Tricky, Not Impossible
As Bose And Beats Square Off, Apple Pulls Bose Gear From All Stores
Snapchat Figures Out It’s Time To Make Money, Ads Coming To Your Recent Updates Stream
Leaked Nexus 9 Benchmark Results Show Denver-Based 64-Bit Tegra K1 Performing Very Well
Internet Service Providers Are Violating Net Neutrality, Blocking Encryption And Putting Users At Risk
MasterCard Is Launching The World’s First Biometric Credit Card
Two And A Half Geeks 10/17/14: Google's Nexus 9 and Nexus 6, Mobile Maxwell, Dell XPS 18, Android on x86 and More
Save Big On Dell XPS Desktops, Skullcandy Headphones, LG HDTVs And More
Samsung's 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 Ships with Updated Celeron and $250 Price Tag
iWhat? Microsoft Underscores Surface Pro 3 As Most Productive Tablet On The Planet
Crazy Agency Execs Start Indiegogo Campaign Pressuring Valve To Develop Half Life 3
Microsoft Patch Tuesday Brings Plenty-o-Patches And A Kill For That Nasty Sandworm
Here’s How You Beat Destiny’s Final Boss In Just 17 Seconds

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HotHardware's Halloween Spook-Tacular Giveaway, With AMD and Gigabyte!

HotHardware's Halloween Spook-Tacular Giveaway, With AMD and Gigabyte!

Just in time for Halloween, HotHardware, AMD and Gigabyte have teamed up to put together one heck of a spook-tacular giveaway! This time around we're giving two of you incredibly intelligent, and dare we say, immensely awesome HotHardware fans a chance to win an eight-core AMD FX-9590 Liqid-Cooled Edition processor and a slick Gigabyte...

Apple WatchKit SDK To Be Released In November But No iWatch For The Holidays

Apple WatchKit SDK To Be Released In November But No iWatch For The Holidays

Apple's aptly-named 'Watch' isn't slated for release until early 2015, but it'd be a horrible thing if the actual development kit wasn't released well before then. After all, if the Watch launches with a small collection of apps, hype could potentially die down to the level of non-existence. Well, during a briefing late last week, Apple CEO...

3D-Printed Prosthetic Iron Man Hand Is All High Fives For Texas Boy

3D-Printed Prosthetic Iron Man Hand Is All High Fives For Texas Boy

A child in Texas received an Iron Man-like prosthetic hand which was created by a 3D printer. Non-profit organization E-Nable, which advocates the use of 3D-printing for prosthetic limbs, provided five-year old Keith Harris with the 3D-printed hand which he showed off to his classmates at Mossman Elementary School located in Houston. “When...

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Now Available To Pre-Order, Halo Franchise Tops 60 Million Copies Sold

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Now Available To Pre-Order, Halo Franchise Tops 60 Million Copies Sold

Good news for you Halo fans -- and there are a lot of you, based on previous sales -- you can now pre-order Halo: The Master Chief Collection in disc or digital form for $60. There are various rewards to be had, depending on where you place your pre-order. For example, pre-ordering through GameStop gets you the Bandana Skull (unlimited ammo...

AMD Announces Semi-Custom Wins, Projects Sales Decline, Cuts 7 Percent of Staff

AMD Announces Semi-Custom Wins, Projects Sales Decline, Cuts 7 Percent of Staff

It was a mixed set of announcements from AMD last night, with some positive news for the chip manufacturer, but some long-term projections that sent investors skittering. This was Lisa Su's first quarterly announcement after taking over the CEO position barely a week ago, and she opened with good news -- not only did AMD turn a small profit...

FCC Claims Butt Dialing Puts A Strain On 911 Emergency Services, Approximately 84 Million Calls A Year Accidental

FCC Claims Butt Dialing Puts A Strain On 911 Emergency Services, Approximately 84 Million Calls A Year Accidental

We've all been victims of inadvertent phone calls resulting from a phenomenon known as butt dialing or pocket dialing. It's funny when it happens, though it's not always a laughing matter. According to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Michael O'Reilly, 70 percent of 911 calls are made by wireless devices, and out of those,...

Kickstarter Pulls Down Anonabox Project On Allegations Of Fraud

Kickstarter Pulls Down Anonabox Project On Allegations Of Fraud

Not even a week ago, we wrote about a new Kickstarter project for the creatively-named Anonabox - a small box that aims to keep you anonymous online. Overall, the product looked like it had potential. On one hand, it's incredibly small, and on the other, it uses the Tor network to anonymous traffic. What's not to like? As it turns out,...

Teardown Slices Into Apple 5K iMac, Upgrades Are Tricky, Not Impossible

Teardown Slices Into Apple 5K iMac, Upgrades Are Tricky, Not Impossible

Apple made a splash during its press event earlier in the week by introducing a new 27-inch iMac model with a 5K "Retina" display. That's not a typo -- at a time when PC sales are still trending in the wrong direction, Apple decided the best way to spark renewed interest into its line of all-in-one systems was by skipping over 4K with a more...

As Bose And Beats Square Off, Apple Pulls Bose Gear From All Stores

As Bose And Beats Square Off, Apple Pulls Bose Gear From All Stores

Just as you won't find any copies of Windows 8.1 or Surface Pro 3 tablets being sold in any Apple Store locations -- Apple and Microsoft are rivals, after all -- the Cupertino outfit is no longer carrying Bose products, either. Like Microsoft, Bose is now a competitor to Apple following the company's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics....

Snapchat Figures Out It’s Time To Make Money, Ads Coming To Your Recent Updates Stream

Snapchat Figures Out It’s Time To Make Money, Ads Coming To Your Recent Updates Stream

A million dollars isn't cool, do you know what's cool? A billion dollars. Or so we were told by Justin Timberlake's portrayal of Sean Parker in the movie The Social Network, a docu-drama about Facebook. Ironically enough, Facebook reportedly offered $1 billion to acquire Snapchat, and then $3 billion after its initial bid was rebuked. It was...

Leaked Nexus 9 Benchmark Results Show Denver-Based 64-Bit Tegra K1 Performing Very Well

Leaked Nexus 9 Benchmark Results Show Denver-Based 64-Bit Tegra K1 Performing Very Well

After months of anticipation, Google finally revealed its Nexus 9 tablet the other day, and overall, it looks sweet. Aesthetically, it's pleasing to the eye, and under-the-hood, it sports a 64-bit SoC, courtesy of NVIDIA's Denver-based Tegra K1. And, if you love pixels, the Nexus 9 sure has a lot of them: 3.1 million, to be exact. All-in-all,...

Internet Service Providers Are Violating Net Neutrality, Blocking Encryption And Putting Users At Risk

Internet Service Providers Are Violating Net Neutrality, Blocking Encryption And Putting Users At Risk

Earlier this year, VPN provider Golden Frog (creators of the VyprVPN service) debuted front and center in the debate over net neutrality. One of their customers, Colin Nederkoorn, published a video showing how switching to VyprVPN increased his network performance by a factor of 10. Full Disclosure: I've run my own tests on VyprVPN, and while...

MasterCard Is Launching The World’s First Biometric Credit Card

MasterCard Is Launching The World’s First Biometric Credit Card

While the concept of simply waving a credit card in front of a machine for quick and easy use is an appealing one, the issue of security tends to come up. After all, such methods bypass the need for a PIN, making it easier for someone to steal the card and simply use it. But MasterCard, in partnership with Swipe, have announced a new credit...

Two And A Half Geeks 10/17/14: Google's Nexus 9 and Nexus 6, Mobile Maxwell, Dell XPS 18, Android on x86 and More

Two And A Half Geeks 10/17/14: Google's Nexus 9 and Nexus 6, Mobile Maxwell, Dell XPS 18, Android on x86 and More

In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave and Marco are sans the half geek, but still go on to discuss Google's Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 announcements, the Digital Storm Bolt II gaming system, NVIDIA's Mobile Maxwell GPUs--the GeForce GTX 980M and 970M, the Dell XPS 18 AIO mobile workstation, Android on x86, some giveaway...

Save Big On Dell XPS Desktops, Skullcandy Headphones, LG HDTVs And More

Save Big On Dell XPS Desktops, Skullcandy Headphones, LG HDTVs And More

It’s almost time to close out another week, but not before serving up a fresh batch of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On the menu for you all today, we have deals on the Dell XPS 8700 Core i7-based desktop system, with 16GB of RAM and discrete NVIDIA graphics, Skullcandy Hesh 2 headphones, an LG 42LB5600 42-Inch...

Samsung's 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 Ships with Updated Celeron and $250 Price Tag

Samsung's 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 Ships with Updated Celeron and $250 Price Tag

Google has a history of trying things that may or may not have long-term success in the market, and creating Chrome OS for the Chromebook was certainly one of those things. Somewhat amazingly, the Chromebook has managed to gain enough traction to hang around for future iterations, as seen with Samsung's newly revised Chromebooks 2 launched...

iWhat? Microsoft Underscores Surface Pro 3 As Most Productive Tablet On The Planet

iWhat? Microsoft Underscores Surface Pro 3 As Most Productive Tablet On The Planet

While Apple’s event, and its new iPads, was the center of attention yesterday, that did not deter Microsoft from looking to grab some of that attention for its Surface Pro 3. The company has released a new video on its YouTube channel touting that the Surface Pro 3 is “The most productive tablet on the planet.” The video...

Crazy Agency Execs Start Indiegogo Campaign Pressuring Valve To Develop Half Life 3

Crazy Agency Execs Start Indiegogo Campaign Pressuring Valve To Develop Half Life 3

Does the squeaky wheel get the grease or does the nail that stands up get hammered down? While scholars and fans of idioms debate which is the more likely outcome, a pair of interns at the New Mexico-based ad agency McKee Wallwork & Co. are going all-in with the former in an attempt to harass urge Valve into making Half Life 3. The ambitious...

Microsoft Patch Tuesday Brings Plenty-o-Patches And A Kill For That Nasty Sandworm

Microsoft Patch Tuesday Brings Plenty-o-Patches And A Kill For That Nasty Sandworm

Brace yourself, Patch Tuesday is coming. This time around, Microsoft released a total of eight security bulletins, three of which are rated Critical and the other five listed as Important. All combined, these eight security updates will patch up 24 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) in Windows, Office, .NET Framework, .ASP, .NET,...

Here’s How You Beat Destiny’s Final Boss In Just 17 Seconds

Here’s How You Beat Destiny’s Final Boss In Just 17 Seconds

When it comes to video games, the community is a smart lot capable of creating strategies and ways to progress through a game faster than developers might anticipate. And Destiny, developed by Bungie, is no exception. Recently, a group of players were able to defeat Destiny’s final boss in just 17 seconds on hard mode. The group of players...

Twitter Set To Sing Like A Nightingale With SoundCloud Powered  ‘Audio Card’ Streaming

Twitter Set To Sing Like A Nightingale With SoundCloud Powered ‘Audio Card’ Streaming

We recognize that perplexed look on your face -- it's the exact same one we had after hearing about there being a Twitter Audio Card. However, it's not what you think. Twitter isn't taking on Creative Labs in the sound card space, but it is introducing the ability for you to be able to listen to audio directly in your timeline on iOS and Android...

Samsung Uleashes Exynos 7 Octa ARM Cortex-A57 And Cortex-A53-Based 20nm Powerhouse Mobile Chip

Samsung Uleashes Exynos 7 Octa ARM Cortex-A57 And Cortex-A53-Based 20nm Powerhouse Mobile Chip

It's been a busy week in mobile. To recap, Google added a couple of Nexus devices to its lineup courtesy of Motorola and HTC, there's a new version of Android (Lollipop), and Apple rolled out new iPad tablets. Given how hectic it's been, one can forgive Samsung for quietly updating its processor page with its new Exynos 7 Octa. Believed to...

When Rock Stars Market Tech: Will.i.am Thinks His Puls Smart Wristband Brings The Boom, Boom Pow

When Rock Stars Market Tech: Will.i.am Thinks His Puls Smart Wristband Brings The Boom, Boom Pow

Founding member of The Black Eyed Peas Will.i.am has been a rapper, singer, singer-songwriter, actor, and record producer among other things. But his latest appearance on stage at Dreamforce in San Francisco wasn’t for a musical performance, but to unveil a new device called the Puls. The Puls is a smart “cuff” that Will.i.am...

Huge Price Drops On Lenovo IdeaCentres, Canon Laser Printers And More

Huge Price Drops On Lenovo IdeaCentres, Canon Laser Printers And More

Welcome back to the latest edition of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on the Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20 multi-mode PC with touch, the Dell UltraSharp UZ2315H 23" 1080p IPS display, a Lenovo H500 dual-core Mini Tower, and a whole lot more. Full details for all of the deals, with links...

Getting Unhinged From Cable: CBS Launches Digital Subscription Service, HBO To Follow In 2015

Getting Unhinged From Cable: CBS Launches Digital Subscription Service, HBO To Follow In 2015

Anyone who goes without cable TV but still loves popular content is no doubt aware of the limitations that cutting the cord can introduce. Often, networks will offer to broadcast their shows online, but then put it behind a paywall in the form of a required cable TV subscription. That's about as nonsensical as it gets, since most people who...

Gigabit Google Fiber To Beam Out In Austin This December

Gigabit Google Fiber To Beam Out In Austin This December

Good news for those of you who live in Austin. Google will be launching its fiber network in the south and southeast sections of the city starting this December. From there, the company will continue to deploy Google Fiber through other parts of the town in stages. Google’s strategy for which areas are designated for its gigabit network...

Apple Joins 5K Revolution, Introduces 14.7 Million Pixel iMac

Apple Joins 5K Revolution, Introduces 14.7 Million Pixel iMac

With its latest iMac, Apple's proven that it's keen on skipping over 4K, instead choosing to settle in at 5K. No one could blame you if you thought the differences between 4K and 5K were minimal, but the reality is, 5K boasts nearly 80% more pixels - it's a matter of 8.29 million vs. 14.7 million. 4K in itself is an impressive resolution,...

Apple Releases OS X 10.10 'Yosemite', Is A Free Upgrade To Anyone Running Snow Leopard Or Later

Apple Releases OS X 10.10 'Yosemite', Is A Free Upgrade To Anyone Running Snow Leopard Or Later

Today's Apple headlines are dominated by the iPad, but it'd be a sad thing to completely overlook another important release: OS X 10.10, dubbed Yosemite. Its release comes three months after Apple broke tradition by offering a public beta of the software, and perhaps it's that beta period that ensured that Yosemite's release could happen so...

Lockheed Martin Claims Breakthrough In Fusion Reactor But Scant Details Imply More Sizzle Than Steak

Lockheed Martin Claims Breakthrough In Fusion Reactor But Scant Details Imply More Sizzle Than Steak

Yesterday, Lockheed Martin made major headlines across the Internet with claims that it was developing a new compact fusion reactor that could be deployed within the next decade. This is a bold claim -- researchers have been able to create fusion in a lab for decades, but the problem isn't creating fusion -- it's creating a sustained fusion...

Apple iPad Air 2 And iPad mini 3, Just What You Expected: Slimmer, Faster, A8X And iOS8

Apple iPad Air 2 And iPad mini 3, Just What You Expected: Slimmer, Faster, A8X And iOS8

For as masterful as Apple is at its controlled leak strategy for new products releases, even the massive Cupertino outfit can't avoid the occasional spoiler (sometimes by its own hands). Or perhaps it can avoid it and simply decided for whatever psychological reason that revealing just about everything there is to know about the iPad Air 2...

Dumb Jock: Chicago Bears QB Cutler Blunders Surface Pro 2 As ‘A Knock-Off iPad’

Dumb Jock: Chicago Bears QB Cutler Blunders Surface Pro 2 As ‘A Knock-Off iPad’

Recent comments made by the National Football League's highest paid player underscore the challenge Microsoft faces in promoting its Surface tablet line as not only a legitimate notebook replacement, but also a separate product from the iPad, which has come to represent the tablet market for the majority of mainstream users. Chicago Bears...

Facebook Safety Check Gives Users Ability Warn, Connect, And Stay Safe In Disaster Or Crisis

Facebook Safety Check Gives Users Ability Warn, Connect, And Stay Safe In Disaster Or Crisis

One of the advantages that Twitter has over other social networks is its ability to offer real-time updates and information during disaster situations. For example, Twitter played an important role in relaying information during Hurricane Sandy a couple of years ago. Facebook isn't really designed in a way to compete with that, though the...

reddit Acquires App Start-Up Alien Blue Heralding Its First Mobile App For iOS

reddit Acquires App Start-Up Alien Blue Heralding Its First Mobile App For iOS

If you're familiar with reddit, the self-proclaimed "front page of the Internet," there's a good chance you've at least heard of Alien Blue, the best third-party client for iOS users to browse reddit's daily content with. Wait, did we say "third-party" client? As of now, that's old news -- reddit went out and acquired Alien Blue, which is...

Staking A Claim: Android On Intel x86 Tablet Performance Explored

Staking A Claim: Android On Intel x86 Tablet Performance Explored

For the past few years, Intel has promised that its various low-power Atom-based processors would usher in a wave of low-cost Android and Windows mobile products that could compete with ARM-based solutions from its major competitors. And for years, we've seen no more than a trickle of hardware, often with limited availability and/or questionable...

iPad Air 2 And iPad mini 3 Blow Cover In Cameo iTunes Appearance

iPad Air 2 And iPad mini 3 Blow Cover In Cameo iTunes Appearance

Apple's propensity for controlled leaks notwithstanding, it would seem that the web team in charge of keeping the company's iTunes Store up to date was a bit too anxious in regards to today's press event. Or sloppy, take your pick. Either way, the world got an early and presumably unplanned look at Apple's forthcoming iPad Air 2 and iPad mini...

Sony Launches Official eSports League Platform For PlayStation 4

Sony Launches Official eSports League Platform For PlayStation 4

It appears that Sony is looking to grab a slice of the eSports pie, which comes as no surprise. With the success of games such as League of Legends and Dota 2, it was only a matter of time before one of the console manufacturers decided to take the plunge. According to Spanish website Gamereactor, Sony revealed the PlayStation Official League,...

It’s Official: Motorola Announces Google Nexus 6 With Android 5.0 Lollipop

It’s Official: Motorola Announces Google Nexus 6 With Android 5.0 Lollipop

Motorola has announced the new Nexus 6 smartphone, which will be running on Android 5.0 Lollipop. It is the result of Motorola working in conjunction with Google’s Android team and it appears that Google is looking to directly compete with Apple on the phablet front with this new device. Just like prior reports have said, the Nexus 6...

Skype Qik Video Messaging Takes On Snapchat For Android, iOS, Windows, Might Not Even Get Hacked

Skype Qik Video Messaging Takes On Snapchat For Android, iOS, Windows, Might Not Even Get Hacked

Microsoft may have just figured out how to make short video messaging appealing to adults – and it might make headway with the teenage segment, too. Microsoft-owned Skype challenged the likes of Snapchat yesterday by releasing Skype Qik for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Like Snapchat, the app lets you record short videos and send...

Google Nexus 9 By HTC Also Official, NVIDIA Tegra K1 Under The Hood, Android Lollipop Driven

Google Nexus 9 By HTC Also Official, NVIDIA Tegra K1 Under The Hood, Android Lollipop Driven

Hello, upgrade. The Nexus 7 was amongst our favorite tablets in 2013, and Android loyalists have been wondering when its successor would ship for some time now. The answer is here, and it's the HTC-built Nexus 9. Straddling the form factor fence between a 7-inch slate and a 10-inch slate, the 8.9-inch Nexus 9 is a new size that just might...

Angry Birds Transformers Now Available For iOS, Android Version Coming Soon

Angry Birds Transformers Now Available For iOS, Android Version Coming Soon

If you're a fan of iconic mash-ups, you'll be interested to know that Angry Birds and Transformers have put in a blender, mixed, and poured into iTunes where you can download Rovio's new Angry Birds Transformers mobile game for your iOS device. Prefer Android? Rovio's planning to release an Android version on Google Play on October 30th and...

Price Drops On Dell UltraSharp Monitors, Lenovo Yoga Tablets And Harman Kardon Headphones

Price Drops On Dell UltraSharp Monitors, Lenovo Yoga Tablets And Harman Kardon Headphones

Welcome back to the latest edition of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on the Dell U2415 24" UltraSharp 1920x1200 IPS Monitor, the Lenovo Yoga 10 Multi-mode 10.1" Quad-core 32GB Android Tablet, a Toshiba Satellite L70-BBT2N22 17.3" laptop and a whole lot more. Full details for all...

Microsoft Developing ‘Halo: Spartan Strike’ Top-Down Shooter For Windows Devices And Steam

Microsoft Developing ‘Halo: Spartan Strike’ Top-Down Shooter For Windows Devices And Steam

There is a lot of Halo content coming around the corner this holiday season for fans of the sci-fi video game franchise. Both the Halo Channel and Halo: The Master Chief Collection are launching in November while fans will gain access to the Halo 5 multiplayer beta in late December. But if that isn’t enough Halo for fans, Microsoft and...

Police And Rescue Use Find My iPhone App To Locate Woman Trapped In A Ravine

Police And Rescue Use Find My iPhone App To Locate Woman Trapped In A Ravine

Apple developed its Find My iPhone application to help users track down lost or stolen iOS devices, but never could the Cupertino company imagined that its software would be used to save someone's life. Yet, that's exactly what happened when a 28-year-old woman rolled her car 500 feet down an embankment on Mount Hamilton near San Jose, California....

Teens Are Biggest Voice Search Users, Want Their Phones To Deliver Pizza

Teens Are Biggest Voice Search Users, Want Their Phones To Deliver Pizza

Teenagers are usually quick to adapt to technology, so it shouldn't be too surprising that teens are the ones embracing hands-free search. According to the results of Google's Mobile Voice Study, 55 percent of teenagers between the age of 13-18 years old use voice search on a daily basis, versus 41 percent of adults. "Voice search is a key...

Qualcomm Moves In To Acquire Bluetooth Tech Heavyweight CSR For $2.5 Billion

Qualcomm Moves In To Acquire Bluetooth Tech Heavyweight CSR For $2.5 Billion

Qualcomm, a behemoth in the semiconductor business, has reportedly agreed to purchase British chip maker CSR for 1.6 billion pounds (around $2.5 billion in U.S. currency). The offer breaks down to £9 per share in cash, which represents a 56.5 percent premium on the company's share price before the start of the offer period in August,...

ASUS And Intel Announce PadFone X mini With Atom, XMM 7160 LTE Modem, And Android Inside, US Avail 10/24

ASUS And Intel Announce PadFone X mini With Atom, XMM 7160 LTE Modem, And Android Inside, US Avail 10/24

Talk about a launch party -- AT&T and Intel both joined ASUS to announce the availability of the company's PadFone X mini, a 4.5-inch 4G LTE smartphone with an Intel Atom processor and XMM 7160 LTE modem inside. AT&T managed another exclusive and will begin selling the PadFone mini X in retail stores on October 24, followed a roll...

Anonabox Is A Little Device That Utilizes Tor And Can Anonymize Your Online Presence

Anonabox Is A Little Device That Utilizes Tor And Can Anonymize Your Online Presence

Invasion of privacy is a valid concern for everyone who goes online. But for those who wish to keep their online activity private, so that cable providers and government agencies are unable to see what is going on, there is Tor Browser. Tor encrypts a user’s online activities and makes it impossible for cable companies and government...

Ireland Closing “Double Irish” Tax Loophole That Helps Tech Companies Save Billions

Ireland Closing “Double Irish” Tax Loophole That Helps Tech Companies Save Billions

Ireland will be closing a tax loophole next year that helped save tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and Twitter billions of dollars. But while the loophole will end next year, companies already using it will be able to continue the practice until 2020. "Aggressive tax planning by the multinational companies has been...

Russian Hackers Use SandWorm Windows Zero-Day Exploit To Compromise NATO, EU, US Education, Ukraine

Russian Hackers Use SandWorm Windows Zero-Day Exploit To Compromise NATO, EU, US Education, Ukraine

Zero-day exploits are a nightmare for end-users and vendors alike as both groups have to scramble to patch and resolve problems. Today, Microsoft got tagged with one of the worst types of disclosures -- not only is there a vulnerability in every single shipping version of Windows, the vulnerability has been exploited for years by a team of...

Sprint Offers Existing Customers Chance To Lease An iPhone 6 For $5 Per Month

Sprint Offers Existing Customers Chance To Lease An iPhone 6 For $5 Per Month

The recent launch of Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets has wireless carriers tripping over each other in a race to get your business. What about existing subscribers? Don't worry, you haven't been totally forgotten -- in fact, Sprint just announced that existing subscribers can lease an iPhone 6 model for just $5 per month. Sprint...