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Oct 15, 2014

Microsoft's Skype launches video messaging app Qik

Microsoft-owned Skype on Tuesday unveiled a new app enabling users to send short video messages to stay “connected between calls.” The smartphone app called Skype Qik allows users to create and send videos up to 42 seconds long. The new service seeks to help ...

Oct 12, 2014

U2 go from rock legends to accused spammers

U2 and Apple planned the gesture for maximum publicity — a concert by the Irish mega-stars at the tech giant’s latest product launch, with the surprise that their new album had just been released for free to the world’s half-billion iTunes customers. As physical ...

Oct 11, 2014

Kmart becomes latest retailer hit by data theft

Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday that a data breach at its Kmart stores that started last month may have compromised some customers’ credit and debit cards. The data theft at Kmart is the latest in a string of hacks at big retailers including Target, ...

Oct 8, 2014

Twitter sues FBI, DOJ to release NSA request info

Twitter is suing the FBI and the Department of Justice to be able to release more information about government surveillance of its users. The social media company filed a lawsuit Tuesday in a California federal court to publish its full “transparency report,” which documents ...

CEATEC kicks off with 4K TVs, wearable devices at the forefront

Oct 7, 2014

CEATEC kicks off with 4K TVs, wearable devices at the forefront

by Kazuaki Nagata

Japan’s biggest consumer electronics and IT trade show kicked off Tuesday in Chiba Prefecture with major firms showing upcoming products and giving an insight into their current research and development. Technologies on display ranged from 4K televisions and fuel-cell and hydrogen technology to wearable ...

Oct 5, 2014

Sony pins hopes on 'high-res' audio fans

by Katie Forster

A quarter of a century after the Walkman made music portable and turned Sony Corp. into a household name, the company is hoping to start setting the agenda again with “high-res” audio. The tech giant, which recently projected a $2.14 billion annual loss this ...