Yahoo unveils new logo in turnaround makeover

September 7th, 2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Yahoo has refreshed its logo for the first time since shortly after the Internet company’s founding 18 years ago.

The new look unveiled late Wednesday is part of a makeover that Yahoo Inc. has been undergoing since the Sunnyvale, Calif., company hired Google executive Marissa Mayer to become Yahoo’s CEO 14 months ago.

Read the rest of this entry »

Samsung’s new Galaxy Notes to go on sale in Oct

September 7th, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung said Friday that its new versions of its Galaxy Note smartphone and tablet, along with its new smartwatch, will go on sale in the U.S. next month.

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular all will carry the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. Some of the cellular carriers will also sell the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

Read the rest of this entry »

Microsoft works to save face after Xbox backlash

September 7th, 2013

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to hyping next-generation hardware, the video game industry doesn’t typically opt for simplicity. However, during a presentation at the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas to promote the upcoming Xbox One console last week, a no-frills, old-school approach is exactly what Microsoft employed when confronted with a convention room full of passionate gamers.

Read the rest of this entry »

4 Quick and Dirty SaaS Technical Controls

September 7th, 2013

It seems cloud has gone from “emerging” to “entrenched” faster than any technology in recent memory — and much of cloud adoption is of the Software as a Service variety. For example, 71 percent of the organizations that responded to a 2012 Gartner survey had been using SaaS for less than three years, highlighting just how quickly enterprises were adopting.

Read the rest of this entry »

No End to the Headaches Endpoints Give System Defenders

September 7th, 2013

If there’s one attack surface that’s attracting growing attention from digital marauders, it’s a system’s endpoints. With the proliferation of devices accessing corporate networks, securing connections can be a defender’s nightmare.

Read the rest of this entry »

World’s thinnest keyboard unveiled by Cambridge tech firm

September 7th, 2013
World's thinnest keyboard

The world’s thinnest keyboard, which has been unveiled by Cambridge-based CSR at the IFA consumer electronics event in Berlin. Photograph: Picasa/PR

The company behind the technology found in wireless Beats headphones and Nike Running gadget has unveiled the world’s thinnest keyboard, with a flexible, wireless touchscreen just half a millimetre thick.

Read the rest of this entry »

Google’s 15th birthday: 15 things you didn’t know

September 7th, 2013
Google

Google is 15 years old. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

Google is 15 years old today. To celebrate, here are 15 facts you probably didn’t know about them.

1. Google was originally called BackRub. The homepage read: “BackRub is a ‘web crawler’ which is designed to traverse the web.”

2. Google has acquired an average of one company every week since 2010.

Read the rest of this entry »

Xbox One to launch in major markets on 22 November

September 7th, 2013
Xbox One

Xbox One: Microsoft’s next-gen console will launch in major markets on 22 November. Photograph: Nick Adams/Reuters

This is it: the battle for the next generation console market is on. Microsoft has finally revealed the launch date for its Xbox One machine – it will hit retail in 13 major territories including North America and the UK on 22 November.

Read the rest of this entry »

Kim Dotcom slammed as ‘chubby Che Guevara’ at music body the BPI’s annual general meeting

September 7th, 2013
Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom. Photograph: Jessie Casson for the Guardian

In the mid 1990s, Crispin Hunt was the singer in Britpop band Longpigs. After they broke up, he forged a career in songwriting, working with artists including Lana del Rey, Florence + the Machine and Cee-Lo Green.

Read the rest of this entry »

Next iPad will be narrower but retain screen size, leaked parts show

September 7th, 2013
Man uses iPad

The next iPad will reduce the size of the black bezel on the side compared to the existing version, seen here. Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

Apple‘s next iPad – dubbed the “iPad 5″ by observers – will be significantly less wide and thinner than its forebear while keeping the same screen size, according to leaked parts shown on a US gadget site.

Read the rest of this entry »