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All News for February 2014

What's quickly becoming one of the worst kept secrets in Redmond is that Microsoft is planning to promote Satya Nadella to the position of Chief Executive Officer, provided the two sides can come to terms on a contract. Nadella was always a candidate, though his name began coming up around the rumor mill a bit more... Read more...
A middle-school student in Maine was treated for "moderate" burns after her iPhone caught on fire in her back pocket. The incident occurred at around 7:40 a.m. when the eighth-grade student first sat down in her classroom. According to accounts, the phone made a loud popping noise, after which her fellow students... Read more...
Pebble’s CES announcements included a new, higher-end version of the Pebble smartwatch as well as a dedicated app store, and the upstart company is delivering on its promise on Monday, February 3rd. The Pebble app store will be the place that Pebblers can get over 500 dedicated apps, which are organized into... Read more...
The web is a treacherous place and even the safest of surfing habits won't necessarily keep you completely isolated from all the dangers out there. You can visit a site that you've loaded up in your browser a thousand times, but if it's been compromised, you could be the one to pay the price. Luckily there are capable... Read more...
Suddenly, mobile carriers are falling all over each other to woo customers, promising better and better deals and offering increasingly lucrative incentives to switch carriers. The latest shot in the volley is from AT&T, which is now promising a 10GB family data plan with unlimited talk and text with its AT&T... Read more...
As we mentioned a few days back, AMD’s been working on a new set of drivers for its GCN-based graphics cards and APUs, which enable Mantle and a number of other features as well. Just to quickly recap, the Catalyst 14.1 betas (which were just released and are available here) are the first publicly available... Read more...
We’re actively resisting the urge to make a pun about apples a day keeping doctors away, because Apple is reportedly getting into the health monitoring technology market with a future iOS 8 app called “Healthbook”. The New York Times spotted some interesting names on a public FDA calendar, including... Read more...
It makes total sense that Twitter would offer a way to share information about and buy products from within the service, so it’s actually not surprising to hear that a Twitter e-commerce solution is in the works. Re/code.net reports that in addition to nearly finalizing a deal with payment services company... Read more...
Last summer, and not too long after Edward Snowden exposed the extent of NSA's spying tactics, The Guardian newspaper in the UK was forced to destroy all of the data that had been provided to it. At the time, I don't remember this news gaining much traction, but it's an important blip on the timeline to note. No... Read more...
As you might already know, OCZ Technology fell on tough times, filed for bankruptcy, and sold off virtually all of its assets to Toshiba. Following the acquisition, Toshiba launched OCZ Storage Solutions as a wholly owned subsidiary, a move that allows the hard workers at OCZ to continue pumping out solid state drives... Read more...
Do you hear that noise? It's the sound of the big three console makers makers -- Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo -- shaking in their boots over the impending march of micro-sized Android-based gaming boxes into the mainstream. Or, more likely, it's an earthquake or alien invasion and you should probably take cover... Read more...
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