Sony hack is ‘US security issue’

19 December 2014 Last updated at 00:49 The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as journalists enlisted to kill Kim Jong-un A cyber attack on Sony Pictures that forced the cancellation of a major film release is being seen as a serious national security matter, the US says. A White House spokesman said the […]

Minecraft maker plans spin-off game

18 December 2014 Last updated at 17:49 The spin-off is being made by Telltale Games which has worked on titles with more adult themes than those seen in Minecraft Minecraft maker Mojang is planning a spin-off game based on its hugely popular block-building title. Called Minecraft: Story Mode, it will be an episodic game set […]

Millions deleted in Instagram purge

19 December 2014 Last updated at 11:30 By Dave Lee Technology reporter, BBC News Rapper Akon lost more then half his followers in what has been dubbed the “Instagram rapture” Photo-sharing app Instagram has removed millions of accounts believed to be posting spam, angering many legitimate users. People who lost a lot of followers criticised […]

Microsoft takes on tech scammers

19 December 2014 Last updated at 12:33 Thousands of people fall victim to tech support scams each year US software giant Microsoft is suing alleged scammers who phone people pretending to represent the firm and offer bogus technology support. The callers ask to take over a home computer and demand money to fix it. Some […]

Apple ‘deeply offended’ by BBC story

19 December 2014 Last updated at 14:05 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Richard Bilton reports from Shanghai: ”An exhausted workforce” Apple has said it is “deeply offended” by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices. Rules on workers’ hours, ID cards, dormitories, work meetings and juvenile […]

Save ‘Sports Illustrated’ articles anywhere you want, automatically

What was that? You wanted to get some recipes going for news-content automation in addition to push notifications to grab an umbrella for tomorrow? Well, lucky you because Time Inc. announced it’s adding IFTTT (If This Then That) support for five of its publications: Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, People, Sports Illustrated, and of course Time. The […]

‘Minecraft’ success helps its creator buy a $70 million mansion

It can be difficult for us commoners to fathom just how much money a billion is. So, if you need to see more than just a figure to fully digest the kind of wealth Notch got from selling Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion (yes, billion with a B), just take a look at his […]

Microsoft’s new Lumia update adds 4K recording and more to a few Windows Phones

Some Lumia owners will be able to take photos more quickly these holidays — and they might be better, too — now that Microsoft has begun rolling out its latest software update called Denim. We say “some,” because only Lumia 830, Lumia 930, Lumia Icon and Lumia 1520 owners will be able to enjoy the […]

Instagram purges spam fake accounts, costing celebs millions of followers

Instagram has made good on its promise to start purging inactive, fake and spam accounts this December, and it’s doing such a great job that users are calling it “Instagram Rapture” or “Instapurge.” Celebrities ended up losing a big chunk of their followers, like Justin Bieber whose Belieber count went down by 3.5 million, according […]

The internet’s governing body was hacked, too

The Sony Pictures hack is getting all of the attention right about now, but it turns out that another prominent organization recently was victim to a security breach as well. Last month, ICANN, the outfit that regulates the internet’s domain names and IP addresses, fell prey to a phishing attack that tricked employees into giving […]

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