Marketing Expert: Apple Pay May Bring 'Digital Wallet' Future
pple's new mobile payment system, Apple Pay, is a quick, convenient and secure method of making purchases online and off-line, and could pave the way to a "digital wallet" future, Eric Schiffer, chief of Patriarch Equity and DigitalMarketing.com, said Wednesday.
Apple CEO Discusses Security with Top Chinese Official amid Hacking Claims
Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook discussed user data security at a meeting on Wednesday with a top Chinese government official in Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency reported.The meeting comes days after a Chinese web monitoring group published a report saying Apple...
Sen. Leahy Urges Comcast to Extend Net Neutrality Pledge
Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has called on Comcast to extend its net neutrality pledge, The New York Times reports.
Paralyzed Man Walks After Cells for Smelling Placed in Spine
A man paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack is walking again after undergoing surgery using cells responsible for the sense of smell, marking an advance in the search for treatments for spinal injuries.
Darek Fidyka, 38, received the cells after failing to recover...
Apple Sees Another IPhone-Fueled Record for Holiday Sales
Tim Cook is getting the end-of-year shopping season down to a science.
Apple Inc.'s chief executive officer yesterday forecast a record holiday sales quarter, fueled by new bigger-screen iPhones, refreshed and slimmer iPads and the introduction of the Apple Pay...
Microsoft Plans to Launch Smartwatch in Weeks: Forbes
Microsoft Corp. is preparing to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks that will passively track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms, Forbes reported on Sunday.The wearable gadget's battery life will exceed two days of regular use, Forbes...
Facebook Unfriends Federal Drug Agency
Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations. Facebook's chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, said in a letter Friday to DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart that law...
New Apple iPads Sport Modest Upgrades, Fall Short on 'Wow' Factor
Apple Inc.'s faster, slimmer iPads come with modest improvements, such as a fingerprint sensor, but some analysts say it offers few other features to wow consumers ahead of a holiday shopping season expected to be swamped by mobile devices.
Saturn Moon May Have 'Life-Friendly' Underground Ocean: Scientists
Saturn's battered moon Mimas may have a thin global ocean buried miles beneath its icy surface, raising the prospect of another life-friendly habitat in the solar system, scientists said on Thursday.
FBI Warns Tech Companies of State-Sponsored Chinese Hackers
Hackers affiliated with the Chinese government have heavily targeted makers of microchips, computer networking equipment and data storage services to steal company secrets, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.
CBS Debuts Stand-alone Streaming Service
CBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows.The news comes a day after HBO said it plans to offer a streaming-only service next year....
FBI Director Warns Against Cellphone Encryption
The FBI director is warning against smartphone encryption.James Comey is talking about tech companies like Apple and Google that say their new operating systems will be encrypted, or protected by coding. Comey says encrypting smartphone data has serious consequences for law...
Vatican to Limit Sistine Chapel Visitors to Protect Fragile Frescoes
The Vatican will restrict the number of visitors to the Sistine Chapel to 6 million a year to protect Michelangelo's delicate frescoes from damage caused by ever-growing crowds of tourists, an official said on Thursday.
Visitors to the chapel - where popes are elected in...
HBO Unleashes Streaming from Cable Contracts
Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product, as more Americans choose to watch the Web, not the TV.
Apple, Facebook Agree to Pay for Women Employees to Freeze Eggs
Apple is following Facebook by offering company insurance coverage to women who wish to freeze their eggs. Facebook started providing the benefit, which applies to employees and their spouses or domestic partners, in January.
Google Says Amazon Biggest Search Engine Rival
Google boss Eric Schmidt said Monday his company's biggest competition as a search engine came from e-commerce giant Amazon, not from its traditional rivals.In remarks prepared for delivery in Berlin, Schmidt hit back at accusations that Google as the world's biggest search...
WH Cyber Czar: Let Selfies Replace Passwords
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel says he would like to see passwords replaced by selfies, The Christian Science Monitor reported.
Samsung Announces Wi-Fi Speed Breakthrough
Samsung Electronics Co. said it has developed a Wi-Fi technology that can increase data transmission speeds by five times the maximum rate possible with existing consumer electronics devices. The 60 GHz Wi-Fi technology will enable a 1 gigabyte movie to be transferred...
Secretive US Mini-Shuttle Ending 22-Month Mission
The U.S. military plans to land its secretive X-37B robotic space plane in California on Tuesday, ending a classified 22-month mission, officials said. The exact time and date will depend on weather and technical factors, the Air Force said in a statement released on Friday....
Elon Musk Says Artificial Intelligence Could Wipe Out Humanity
Tesla and SpaceX billionaire founder Elon Musk, arguably one of the brightest guys on the planet, envisions a terrifying future when super-computers, equipped with hyper-advanced artificial intelligence, could delete all human life as if it were just annoying spam.
Atlantic Hurricane Season Making Late Threat After Weeks of Calm
The Atlantic hurricane season isn't dead yet.
As weather-watchers focus on Typhoon Vongfong in the Pacific and Cyclone Hudhud in the Bay of Bengal, there are signs that the Atlantic may have a storm of its own, or more, in the next few weeks.A patch of showers and...
NASA Prepares Mars Spacecraft for Close Brush With Comet
NASA said on Thursday it secured its Mars probes in preparation for a rare, extremely close pass by a comet from the outer edge of the solar system.
Discovered in January 2013, Comet Siding Spring is due to fly just 87,000 miles (140,000 km) from Mars - less than half the...
Obama 'Unequivocally Committed to Net Neutrality'
Appearing at a town hall in Santa Monica on Thursday, President Obama said he was "unequivocally committed" to net neutrality, weighing in on an issue that has triggered an avalanche of comments to the FCC as its tries to come up...
Apple Delays Production of Larger IPad
Apple Inc suppliers have delayed the production of a larger iPad to early next year, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.The suppliers had planned to start producing the larger screen tablet in mass volume beginning in December, but have...
Studies: Life-After-Death, Out-of-Body Experiences May Be Real
A major scientific study appeared to verify "awareness" among patients for at least several minutes after they were clinically dead, lending credence to claims that there is life after death, according to the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph.
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