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Take synchronized video from seven different cameras with Casio’s SynchroShot app

6 hours 8 min ago

Casio just announced its SynchroShot app that allows photographers to control up to seven Exilim EX-100PRO cameras from an Android tablet. The company claims enough accuracy (500µ seconds) for high-speed videos or continuous photos to be synchronized.

Sony cancels parody film as NKorea suspected over hack

6 hours 10 min ago

Sony Pictures cancelled the release of a madcap comedy about North Korea that triggered chilling threats from hackers, as US investigators reportedly blamed Pyongyang for a damaging cyber-raid on the movie giant. The dramatic action came as several US media outlets reported that investigators now believe North Korea was behind the devastating cyber-attack that saw hackers gain access to a trove of internal Sony documents and unreleased movies. "In light of the decision by the majority of our (theater) exhibitors not to show the film 'The Interview,' we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release," Sony said in a statement. "Sony Pictures has no further release plans for the film," a spokesman added to AFP, suggesting -- though not confirming -- the film will not even be released on DVD or in other formats.

China's to sell Gap clothing, vying with Alibaba to woo Western brands

6 hours 16 min ago

By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Inc has partnered Gap Inc to sell the U.S. clothing retailer's apparel online in China, as the Beijing-based e-commerce company goes head to head with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to woo big foreign fashion names. Alibaba and, China's No. 1 and 2 e-commerce companies respectively, are vying to ink deals with some of the world's most recognized brands, which offer big boosts in both sales and image at home and overseas. By announcing its partnership with JD. ...

Take a tour of The Colbert Report studio before it’s demolished tonight

7 hours 49 min ago

Tonight is the final night for Stephen Colbert’s political satire The Colbert Report. Fortunately, his iconic New York City studio has been preserved with the help of Google’s Street View tech for businesses, aka, Business View. So why not take a tour before it’s torn down? Even if you never had a chance to attend in person you can still marvel at the cheapness of the chairs provided to the audience. Stroll right on up to the tchotchkes and books on Cobert’s shelves including, of course, a copy of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. ...

Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking

8 hours 2 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials.

Google looks to head off U.S. antitrust lawsuit over Android

8 hours 15 min ago

By Dan Levine SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - Google will try to persuade a U.S. judge on Thursday to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit over its Android smartphone operating system, as the Internet search company faces increased regulatory pressure from European authorities. The hearing in San Jose, California, federal court is over the lawsuit filed by two smartphone consumers who say Google Inc requires Android handset manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to restrict competing apps like Microsoft Corp's Bing search, partly by making Google's own apps the default. ...

Snapchat CEO 'devastated' by email leak in Sony hack

8 hours 18 min ago

Recent acquisitions by the ephemeral message service revealed in Evan Spiegel emails with Sony Pictures' CEO.>

Indian IT services firms focus on innovation like never before

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 02:45

Leading Indian firms, including Infosys and Wipro, are focusing on innovation to take them to the next level in IT services. Read about solutions that are hyper-specialized for specific customers.

How Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview'

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 02:30

NEW YORK (AP) — A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for a lunch interview about "The Interview," the likelihood of trouble seemed remote.

LG to show off webOS 2.0 smart TV at CES 2015

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 02:22

LG is set to show off an upgraded smart TV at CES 2015, powered by a new version of webOS that offers an "intuitive and convenient" user experience.>

Create C# code on your Mac using Atom and OmniSharp

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 01:37

OmniSharp is a set of open source projects that enables .NET development in a text editor. Learn how to use Atom on OS X to build .NET apps.

Hootsuite nabs eBay's Jimmy Duvall to lead product

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 01:24

The former e-commerce head for eBay will manage the Hootsuite's portfolio of products and services - which is on a pretty strong growth trajectory following the company's $60 million funding round in September.

Wikipedia used Wikipedia to make a video about 2014

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 01:01

It's December, which means it's time to recap what's happened over the past 12 months. We've done it. Twitter's done it. Google's done it. And for the first time, Wikipedia is joining that tradition with a video that highlights some of the most memorable events of the year. One twist: Wikipedia's managed it in a uniquely encyclopedic way, putting together a video using only text, photos, and videos that were uploaded by its contributors. It's a powerful example not just of the year's news stories, but also of Wikipedia's reach as an information platform.

Have a merry Sithmas with this 'Star Wars' music parody

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 01:00

Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and even Han Solo in carbonite sing their favorite festive hits in the parody video "Star Wars Lost Holiday Album Collection.">

Intel to power two new 4G Lenovo smartphones in early 2015

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 01:00

The chipmaker is expected to expand its smartphone partnership with Lenovo, introducing phones for both China and the global market in the coming weeks.>

Amid scrutiny, Uber vows bigger focus on safety

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:28

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.

Curiosity has discovered organic matter on Mars

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:28

Molecules found by Curiosity on Mars have been confirmed as organic matter -- the building blocks of all known forms of terrestrial life.>

Google: Mark HTTP pages as insecure

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:28

Non-HTTPS pages provide no data security and the user should be reminded of that, argues the company. It's a big step.

AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:14

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers.