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Apple worth more than double nearest runner-up Exxon
Apple’s shares continue to soar, setting record highs. Its market cap has now reached $765 billion, which means the company has pulled off the rare feat of being worth twice as much as the second-place publicly traded US company – Exxon.

23.02.2015 20:18

​Gemalto says SIM cards ‘secure’ despite NSA, GCHQ hacking claim
Gemalto – the world’s largest SIM card manufacturer – says its SIM products are secure, despite leaked documents that say its encryption codes were stolen by the NSA and GCHQ. The conclusion is the result of a preliminary investigation, the company says.

23.02.2015 18:02

‘Unhackable’: Russian firm develops totally surveillance-proof smartphone
Russia is entering the post-Snowden world with style. Its own anti-surveillance smartphone prototype, equipped with the latest in cutting-edge cybersecurity and intended for corporate users, is currently being tested.

19.02.2015 10:09

Apple awarded patent for virtual reality headset
Tech giant Apple has won a patent for an iPhone-compatible headset that would display virtual reality images, putting the company in competition with the likes of Google and Samsung in the virtual reality market.

18.02.2015 17:00

​16mn devices infected in 2014: Hack attacks on mobiles growing rapidly, security firm says
Malware attacks on mobile devices by hackers and spammers are steadily on the rise, with a total of 16 million devices infected in 2014, according to a new report. Hackers are mostly after credit cards and banking information.

16.02.2015 15:35

Addictive devices: Japanese girls spend 7 hours daily on their mobile phones… sometimes 15
Japanese high-school girls spend an average of seven hours a day on a mobile phone, new figures show. And 10 percent of the age group spends up to a staggering 15 hours using the phone each day.

10.02.2015 08:59

US police employ radar to ‘look’ through walls - report
Dozens of US law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, have used radar devices that allow them to “see” through walls of buildings to monitor human activity, a new report states. This has led to questions regarding how legal these tactics are.

20.01.2015 16:27

Travelers rejoice! Smartphones turned into real-time voice and sign translators
Travelling in a foreign country has often been a challenge – now technology comes to the rescue. Google has updated its Translate app to do voice and sign translations - just point your smartphone at signs, menus or whatever you want to understand.

14.01.2015 17:04

CES 2015: Equipping everything with internet, including guns (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Semi-automatic guns connected to the internet for your viewing pleasure? That’s the reality at CES 2015, where the now ubiquitous Internet of Things concept is taking over – with wireless functionality for anything from washing machines to picnic baskets.

09.01.2015 09:14

Military company to release affordable augmented reality glasses for consumers
Based on high-tech military wearables, a California-based company is unveiling consumer-oriented state-of-the-art augmented reality glasses - a competitor to Google Glass. They are expected to be released in 2015 at prices below $1000.

04.01.2015 18:09

Apple being sued for lying about iPhone storage
Apple has misrepresented the amount of storage capacity - almost a quarter - its iOS 8 operating system occupies on iPads, iPhones and iPods, according a new class action lawsuit filed in California.

02.01.2015 16:49

Use of smartphones alters brain – study
A team of Swiss scientists set out on a quest to learn if using smartphones actually makes us smarter. Their study revealed that using a touchscreen device affects a part of the brain that processes touch.

24.12.2014 20:57