According to a SF Gate report, tech giant Apple is apparently making relentless efforts to retain its reputation for the cutting edge. The company is reportedly working on a heart attack-detecting feature to bring aboard its much-rumored iWatch smartwatch; and has also had a meeting with electric car maker Tesla Motors billionaire CEO Elon Musk.
In a recent announcement via its website, Israeli sound authentication startup SlickLogin has revealed that the company has been acquired by Internet search giant Google. The financial terms of the acquisition have not been officially disclosed.
SlickLogin is the company behind the technology which enables websites to use sound waves for identifying a user.
The Kickstarter crowdfunding website was recently hit by hackers, making it the latest high-profile site to report data breach. Kickstarter backers who have accounts with the crowdfunding site were recently notified via a security notice that some customer data has been accessed by hackers.
On Thursday, popular social network Facebook supplemented its traditional 'male' and 'female' gender options for its users with a new drop-down list of nearly 50 other gender options. The new gender terms offered by Facebook are currently available, with immediate effect, only to the social network's US users.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given its clearance to Microsoft's Surface 2 tablets for use by airline pilots as part of their electronic flight bags (EFBs). The approval to the Surface 2 tablets for cockpit use implies that pilots will not be limited to the use of only the Apple iPads.
On Tuesday, Internet firm Yahoo revealed that it has acquired New York-based startup called Wander, the company behind smartphone visual diary-app Days. The acquisition of Wander marks Yahoo's relentless startup shopping spree, in an effort to propel new life into the aging company.
In a new acquisition first reported by tech news site Re/code, marketing firm Lithium Technologies is close to an acquisition deal with social-media measurement business Klout. The report, citing unidentified sources, has revealed that the deal has not been signed as yet, but it appears to be on the cards.
Canon USA's ELPH digital camera lineup now boasts the addition of three new versatile, ultra-compact and high-performance PowerShot digital cameras --- the PowerShot ELPH 150 IS; PowerShot ELPH 140 IS; and PowerShot ELPH 135. The cameras are priced at $150, $130, and $120 respectively.
Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab security firm have recently uncovered what apparently is the most sophisticated malware-driven espionage campaign ever detected. The sophisticated spy campaign discovered by Kaspersky lab researchers was launched by a group of nation-state hackers; and over 380 high-profile targets in 31 countries have been affected by the attack.
Good News USA
- AT&T closes its $1.2 billion acquisition of Leap Wireless
- Verizon announces new AllSet prepaid plans with rollover feature
- AT&T selects two trial locations to transition landline customers away from copper wire line
- Vodafone Foundation launches Instant Network Mini ‘mobile network in a backpack’
- Brunswick and South Morang phone and Internet users being urged to switch to NBN