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Verizon posts higher revenue as consumers use more data

2 hours 21 min ago

By Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc posted higher third-quarter revenue on Tuesday as it attracted more customers after cutting prices and as data-hungry consumers watched more videos on its network and used more devices, boosting their monthly bills. Verizon's quarterly profit per share missed Wall Street estimates by a penny. Still shares edged up 0.5 percent. Verizon, the largest U.S. wireless carrier, added 1.5 million postpaid subscribers, or those who pay for service after use, beating Wall Street estimates of about 1 million customers. ...

Are You Crazy Enough To Work For a Startup?

2 hours 31 min ago
Startups are all the rage these days, right? Glorified in movies and media, pictured as a bunch of guys and girls in jeans and thick-rimmed glasses with witty personalities and the latest Apple technologies. Or as the movie The Internship describes them, startups are "ugly people and free cereal". Now it seems like every time I go to my daily...

Samsung donates 3,000 smartphones to help Ebola fight

2 hours 31 min ago

The company says that the phones, worth about $1 million, will be used in 60 Ebola medical clinics in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.>

Check out all of Android 5.0 Lollipop’s best animations in these terrific GIFs

2 hours 38 min ago

One of the coolest features in Android 5.0 Lollipop is something that’s mostly aesthetic: The new physics-based animations made possible by Google’s new Material Design UI. Android Police has put together a fantastic collection of GIFs that show off all of the best animations in action and give you a tantalizing peak at what do expect when the newest Android software eventually makes its way to your phone. LEARN MORE: A great explanation for how Google’s awesome Android 5.0 Lollipop animations will work This first animation is particularly cool because it shows off how you’ll be able to quickly flip through all of your open notifications in Android 5.0 right from your home screen. Another great animation shows off the actionable

Rainn Wilson is bringing some of Vine's biggest stars to TV

2 hours 41 min ago

Rainn Wilson of The Office fame is enlisting comedy talent from Vine for his next TV project. Called Hollywood and Vine, the show will follow five of Vine's most popular video makers — Lele Pons, Jerry Purpdrank, Simone Shepherd, Curtis Lepore, and Christian DelGrosso — as they try to break into Hollywood.

U.S. national security prosecutors shift focus from spies to cyber

3 hours 6 min ago

By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions. The revamp, led by Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, also marks a recognition that national security threats have broadened and become more technologically savvy since the 9/11 attacks against the United States. ...

Amazon inks deal with book publisher Simon & Schuster, gets ammo in Hachette fight

3 hours 9 min ago

Amazon continues to solidify its grip over books sales. As first reported yesterday by Business Insider, the online retail giant has signed a multi-year pact to sell new paper books and ebooks from CBS-owned Simon & Schuster, one of the largest publishing companies in the world. The full terms of the deal haven't been disclosed, but it puts an end to months of difficult negotiations and ensures that Simon & Schuster book titles will be prominently promoted on Amazon's website, according to The Wall Street Journal.

7 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps you can get for free right now

3 hours 11 min ago

We shared a terrific list of eight paid iPhone and iPad apps on Monday that were normally worth a combined $60 but were all on sale for free for a limited time. In fact, if you hurry, you can still download a few of them for free. Tuesday brings a new batch of software sales though, and this time we have another seven iOS apps regularly worth $18 all together, but each and every one of them is free for a limited time. DON’T MISS: The 10 best iPhone apps with iOS 8 Notification Center widgets These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to

Watch this psychedelic TEDx talk from the guy Google believes is the future of computing

3 hours 13 min ago

News broke this morning that Google, alongside a number of venture capital firms, led a $542 million investment in a mysterious startup named Magic Leap. Founder Rony Abovitz calls his technology "cinematic reality" and says it goes way beyond what virtual or augmented reality have so far been able to accomplish. It's a thrilling glimpse inside the madcap mind of the man Google believes is building the future of computing.

Homeboy is what happens when tiny security cameras hook up with magnets

3 hours 18 min ago

After having his home burglarized for a third time, Mark Richards decided that it was maybe a good idea to install a security system. It just so happened he had a background in low-powered Wi-Fi chips, as well as VoIP. So instead of buying one from a store, he decided to start a new company that makes security cameras. The result is a small, battery-powered camera called the Homeboy that records video and makes a terrible noise with a siren when it senses motion. It can be affixed to a ceiling or wall and run for a few months before its batteries need to be replaced. ...

Kuna is a light fixture that doubles as a home security system

3 hours 18 min ago

Convergence, or multiple features coming together, is one of the many things that’s made smartphones so useful, and now the same thing is happening in home security cameras. Cameras are being built into devices that watch for all sorts of other things, like the temperature in your house, or if you need to change the air filter in your furnace. And then there’s Kuna, a home monitoring camera-plus-intercom built into an outdoor light fixture.

This is what happens to viral art after it gets filtered through the web

3 hours 25 min ago

When an image or video goes viral on the internet, the original file oftentimes gets, well, abused as it gets passed along and reshared, resulting in the circulation of dozens of copies that suffer in quality. The result of this process — downloading files, uploading them, and repeating — is commonly referred to as compression artifcating. You may have have seen an example of this a few years ago when YouTuber canzona uploaded a video of himself, downloaded it, and reuploaded it 1,000 times (the final product is quite terrifying). ...

Why you shouldn’t be worried that Yosemite is tracking you (and what to do if you are)

3 hours 34 min ago

Following the official release of Apple’s latest desktop operating system, news broke that OS X Yosemite secretly sends Spotlight search data to Apple (including location information), even though the company doubled down on privacy and security more than once in recent weeks. However, things aren’t as bad as you might think, and Apple’s data collection is done in a specific way that actually prevents the company from tracking you. Finally, data collection isn’t covert because Apple clearly explains it, and it can be easily turned off if you so desire, something Apple also explains how to do. FROM EARLIER: The most comprehensive guide you’ll find to everything new in Yosemite In a story on Monday, The Washington Post noted a Spotlight search

Verizon reports higher 3Q net income, revenue

3 hours 39 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth and demand for its FiOS Internet services.

Could robots aid in the Ebola fight?

3 hours 45 min ago

The White House will co-host a November workshop exploring the use of robots to help minimize human contact with the fast-spreading virus.>

Google leads $542 million funding of mysterious augmented reality firm Magic Leap

3 hours 46 min ago

Google is leading a huge $542 million round of funding for the secretive startup Magic Leap, which is said to be working on augmented reality glasses that can create digital objects that appear to exist in the world around you. Though little is known about what Magic Leap is working on, Google is placing a big bet on it: in addition to the funding, Android and Chrome leader Sundar Pichai will join Magic Leap's board, as will Google's corporate development vice-president Don Harrison. ...