Startup Company Stripe Launched in Australia, Testing in Other Countries

July 22, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

(Reuters) – Stripe launched in Australia and began testing in three Scandinavian countries on Monday, as the three-year-old payments startup backed by a trio of PayPal co-founders slowly enlarges its global footprint. Its latest international expansion came after it struck a rare deal with Chinese payments service Alipay, an affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Inc, to allow […]

Samsung Offering Tizen to Gear Smartwatch Users

July 21, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Just last year, Samsung debuted its smartwatch Galaxy Gear running on Android OS. Shortly after, the company introduced its Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo running on its own Tenzin software. This Monday, July 21st, Samsung announced on its website that it is offering users of the original Galaxy Gear the chance to […]

Child Labor Suspected At Samsung China Supplier

July 21, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

(Reuters) – Production has been indefinitely halted at a Chinese supplier to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) after the factory was suspected of using child workers. Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone maker, said last week it had stopped doing business with the Dongguan Shinyang Electronics factory, a wholly owned subsidiary of South Korea’s Shinyang Engineering […]

Snowden Encourages Anti-Surveillance Technologies

July 20, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

(Reuters) – Edward Snowden, a former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of major U.S. surveillance programs, called on supporters at a hacking conference to spur development of easy-to-use technologies to subvert government surveillance programs around the globe. Snowden, who addressed conference attendees on Saturday via video link from Moscow, said he intends to […]

iPhone 6 Screen Not Such a Gem After All

July 20, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

With the anticipation for the next generation of iPhone come rumors and ridiculous YouTube videos. It has long been speculated whether or not Apple will use sapphire crystal material for the iPhone 6′s screen. However, videos by Marques Brownlee and Unbox Therapy tell a different story. Sapphire is not a new material to Apple. The company already […]

Should Apple Do More To Solve Problems with In-App Purchases?

July 19, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

(Reuters) – Apple has provided no concrete and immediate solutions to tackle the problem of adults and children racking up credit card bills by making “in-app” purchases on tablets and mobile phones, the European Commission said on Friday. Following concerns raised by consumer groups in a number of European countries, the EU executive called in […]

Next Generation iPhone Coming Soon

July 18, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

(Reuters) – Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronic goods, will begin mass production of Apple Inc’s next-generation iPhone this month, local media reported Friday. Mass production of a 4.7-inch successor to the wildly popular iPhone 5 series of smartphones will begin during the third week of July, […]

Celebrities Only: The Newest Facebook App

July 18, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Facebook has finally come out with its quietly tested, long awaited iPhone app, Mentions, now available for download. But if you want to get any use out of it, get famous first. Mentions was created exclusively for celebrities. Users will notice two big things: The emphasis is on posting new messages, photos and videos, instead of […]

GoTenna Provides Cell Network for Off-Grid Travelers

July 17, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

It’s nice to unplug once in a while. No service means no one to bother you for a while–no emails, no texts, no calls. Just peace and quiet on a mountain hiking trail. This is all fine until you’ve walked about six miles and forget the way back to your campsite. Everything’s peachy until you […]

18,000 Employees To Be Laid Off Under New Microsoft CEO

July 17, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , ,

REDMOND, Wash., July 17 (UPI) –Microsoft is expected to cut up to 18,000 jobs, which is close to 15 percent of its workforce, as the company attempts to streamline its operations. In a statement released Thursday, Microsoft said that of the 15,000 jobs, 12,500 professional and factory positions will be eliminated on account of Microsoft’s […]