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Frankfurt court bans Uber taxi services across Germany

A regional German court has issued a temporary injunction against Uber, the U.S.-based online chauffeur service, saying its drivers lacked necessary commercial permits, potentially barring the company from operating in cities across Germany. Read More...

Online game Strife goes open beta in PH

The free-to-play online game Strife has officially entered Open Beta stage in the world including the Philippines Read More...

Apple, FBI investigate massive celebrity photo 'hack'

The FBI and Apple were urgently investigating Monday after an apparent massive hack of a cloud data service unleashed a torrent of intimate pictures of dozens of celebrities across the Internet. Read More...

New Apple iPhone to have 'mobile wallet' function: Bloomberg

Apple Inc plans to enable its next iPhone to become a mobile wallet by allowing owners to securely make mobile payments in a store with the touch of a finger, Bloomberg said on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the situation. Read More...

EU regulators to decide on Facebook, WhatsApp deal by Oct. 3

European Union antitrust regulators will decide by Oct. 3 whether to clear world No. 1 online social network Facebook's $19 billion offer for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp, the European Commission said. Read More...

Sony founder nephew starts as head of PlayStation unit

The nephew of a Sony founder on Monday started as head of a regional gaming unit, after the Japanese electronics giant sailed past the 10 million mark in sales of its PlayStation 4. Read More...

#GeeksOnABeach I Sea turtles, angels, and other hacks to energize PH startups

Though still a budding ecosystem by most measures, the local startup community has been experiencing more and more activity in recent years. Read More...

J-Law, Rihanna nude pics nabbed in massive Hollywood hack

Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and pop star Rihanna, bounced around social media Sunday, in an apparent massive hacking leak, US media reported. Read More...

China gives Microsoft 20 days to provide explanation in anti-trust probe

A Chinese anti-trust regulator said on Monday it has given Microsoft Corp 20 days to reply to queries on the compatibility of its Windows operating system and Office software suite amid a probe into the world's largest software company. Read More...

VIDEO | What data scientists want. (It's not just money): expert

Claudia Perlich, Chair of the 2014 Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, explains the incentives tech companies offer to recruit data scientists, and what candidates are looking for. Read More...

SHOW ME THE XIAOMI | Redmi 1S to arrive in PH on Sept 4

On Thursday, China-based Xiaomi announced that it will expanding its product offering locally with the upcoming release of the Redmi 1S on September 4. Read More...

Corporations struggling with Big Data -- Oracle

A number of companies are still at a loss on how to make use of Big Data said enterprise tech giant Oracle Corporation. Read More...

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Sony founder nephew starts as head of PlayStation unit

The nephew of a Sony founder on Monday started as head of a regional gaming unit, after the Japanese electronics giant sailed past the 10 million mark in sales of its PlayStation 4. Read More...

YOUR OWN CLOUD | Save, access files and other multimedia materials anytime, anywhere

With the new WD My Cloud, consumers can now easily save, access and share all of their photos, videos, music and files from any device, anytime – without sacrificing privacy. Read More...

Seagate ships world's first 8TB hard drives

An important step forward in storage, the 8TB hard disk drive provides scale-out data infrastructures with supersized-capacity. Read More...

New SanDisk Flash drive offers exceptionally high performance

The new thumb drive offers low-profile design Ideal for media enthusiasts. Read More...

Mili offers a portable lifesaver

The Mili brand offers a wide variety of high-quality accessories in unique designs for the iPhone 4 and 5, Samsung Galaxy Series, Blackberry and other mobile devices such as tablets. Read More...

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VIDEO | What data scientists want. (It's not just money): expert

Claudia Perlich, Chair of the 2014 Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, explains the incentives tech companies offer to recruit data scientists, and what candidates are looking for. Read More...

VIDEO | Bye Bye Glasses! Displays that 'correct' your vision

Researchers in the United States are developing technology that will enable screens to adjust to a users vision. Read More...

VIDEO | A ring that reads text for the blind

A new device ring-like device developed by researchers in the United States and Singapore called the ''FingerReader'' reads printed text out loud with a synthesized voice. Read More...

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