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November 20, 2014
Hackers turning smartphones into slave armies
San Francisco (AFP) Nov 19, 2014
Mobile security firm Lookout on Wednesday warned that Android-powered smartphones or tablets are being targeted with malicious software that puts them at the mercy of hacker overlords. The persistence and sophistication of malware dubbed NotCompatible is another sign that cyber criminals are hitting smartphones and tablets with tactics and tenacity once reserved for desktop computers, according to Lookout security researcher Jeremy Linden. "Mobile is becoming the dominant computing platform and, ... read more

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Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
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New York's Times Square lit up by huge digital billboard
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Nokia plans comeback with 2015 tablet launch in China
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ICANN chief urges wide Internet control
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With new entrants, streaming TV sees watershed moment
For years, the notion of on-demand, anywhere television has been slowly disrupting the traditional pay TV industry. Now it seems that streaming video has hit a watershed moment. ... more
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Alibaba says Singles Day shoppers spend $2 bn in first hour
Alibaba said a record $2 billion of goods were sold in the first hour of its Singles Day shopping bonanza in China Tuesday, maintaining the day's dominance as the world's biggest retail event as it went global for the first time. ... more
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Fast internet connection a luxury in rural Kenya
It was a simple exercise that was supposed to take jobseeker Grace Muyale of Kenya less than two minutes, but she did not accomplish it in three hours. Muyale, who lives in Busia, western Kenya, was ... more
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Obama presses for tough 'open Internet' rules
US President Barack Obama voiced support Monday for a new regulatory system for Internet providers aimed at avoiding a two-speed system leaving some services in an online "slow lane." ... more
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'Smart' living gets real as connectivity rates rise
From robots that chop up your vegetables to detectors that measure how long you sleep, such "smart" appliances are becoming more and more a part of daily life, according to industry players. ... more
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NASA wants to put Lytro cameras in their probes
Digital camera company Lytro is making buzz in the tech world this week, having announced partnerships with NASA, the Defense Department, and a number of companies in the energy and healthcare industries. ... more
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Innovative magnetometer for applications such as medical imaging
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an innovative magnetometer that can replace conventional technology in applications such as neuroimaging, mineral exploration and molecular dia ... more
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Global law enforcement strikes deep into 'Dark Web'
A global crackdown has shut down dozens of online "dark markets" selling illegal goods and services and masking their identities using the Tor encryption network, officials said Friday. ... more
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Google going where no search engine has gone before: Amit Singhal
Google search guru Amit Singhal believes the search-engine of the future will be "a perfect personal assistant" - knowing what you want, when you want it. ... more
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Wall Street welcomes Alibaba results
Chinese online commerce giant Alibaba met Wall Street expectations Tuesday in its first quarterly report after completing the world's biggest stock offering, propelling its stock to record territory. ... more
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Microsoft makes Office free to rival mobile platforms
Microsoft announced Thursday it was making its Office software suite available for free to users of rival mobile operating systems from Apple and Google. ... more
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Apple Watch gets later-than-anticipated release date
An Apple official said this week that the Apple Watch won't be released to the public until spring 2015, quashing hopes consumers had for a winter release. ... more
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Cinema-like environment helps audiences become immersed in movies
If the surroundings are designed to be sufficiently stimulating, even a simple computer screen is enough to generate an intense cinematic experience. After observing some 300 study subjects, r ... more
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US online sales to see healthy holiday gain: survey
US consumers are likely to spend $89 billion shopping online during the holiday season, a healthy rise despite fewer selling days, Forrester Research analysts said Monday. ... more
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Apple Pay fails to unify fragmented market
Apple Pay, meant to inject momentum into a fragmented market for the emerging mobile payments sector, has instead highlighted the squabbles between retailers and the banking and payments industry. ... more
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Samsung wobbles but stays its ground
Buffeted by sliding profits and emboldened competitors, mighty Samsung Electronics is looking unusually vulnerable these days, but analysts say its financial muscle and product diversity make "crisis" talk more than a little premature. ... more
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South Korea urged to build facility for nuclear waste by 2055

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China unveils energy strategy, targets for 2020

Two new baryon particles discovered; aligns with York prediction

Ageing Japan struggles to make immigrants feel at home

Apple, Xiaomi trade smartphone barbs in China

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Smartphone sales lifted by emerging markets
Global smartphone sales grew at a healthy pace in the third quarter, boosted by low-cost handsets in emerging markets, industry research showed Thursday. ... more
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Twitter hammered on growth fears
Twitter saw its shares hammered Monday after reporting quarterly results that largely met expectations but failed to allay concerns about sluggish growth of the messaging platform. ... more
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Alibaba's Jack Ma tops China rich list: Forbes
Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, is China's richest person with a fortune of nearly $20 billion, as billionaires increase despite a slowdown in the country's economy, Forbes magazine said Tuesday. ... more
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New wave of online delivery gains momentum
App in hand, Jack Plater-Zyberk has delivered caviar, condoms, chicken nuggets, cases of beer and even a little black dress. ... more
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Amazon unveils TV stick, challenging Chromecast
Amazon on Monday unveiled a new media stick allowing users to stream content to television sets, challenging Google's Chromecast device released last year. ... more
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Facebook shares dive as social network eyes future
Facebook Tuesday reported its quarterly profit nearly doubled but saw its stock pounded after outlining a plan to invest heavily in the future instead of revelling in short-term riches. ... more
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Investors punish Amazon (again) after hefty losses
After posting widening losses, Amazon took a pounding on Wall Street Friday, raising doubts on whether investors will support chief executive Jeff Bezos' strategy of putting investment ahead of profit. ... more
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Extremely high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging
For the first time, researchers have succeeded to detect a single hydrogen atom using magnetic resonance imaging, which signifies a huge increase in the technology's spatial resolution. In the futur ... more
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