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Apple Says Not Making an Offer for GPU Firm Imagination Technologies

Apple said on Tuesday it had talked about buying its supplier Imagination Technologies but did not plan to make an offer for the British graphics chip designer at the moment. Shares in Imagination, which counts Applie amongst its top shareholders and whose technology is used in Apple devices including the iPhone and iPad, jumped earlier on Tuesday after website Ars ... Read More »

Apple’s Privacy Fight Does Not Win Extra Points for Security: Poll

Most Americans trust Apple Inc to protect their personal information from hackers, according to a national Reuters/Ipsos poll, but not any better than rivals Google, Amazon and Microsoft. The results of the poll were released late on Monday, in the middle of a legal battle between Apple and the US Justice Department over a judge’s order that Apple write new ... Read More »

US May Not Need Apple’s Help to Crack iPhone

US May Not Need Apple’s Help to Crack iPhone The US government said Monday it may have found a way to crack the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino attackers without Apple’s help, possibly avoiding a showdown with the tech giant. In a court filing, federal prosecutors said that on Sunday, an unidentified “outside party” had demonstrated to the ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Survive Water, Not Falls: SquareTrade Study

You can dunk Samsung’s new smartphones in water, but don’t drop them on a sidewalk, a new study finds. SquareTrade, a company that offers extended-protection plans for gadgets, said the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge still functioned after being submerged in water for 30 minutes. Audio was “permanently muffled and distorted” after the dunking, but the Samsung phones still ... Read More »

Fingerprint Scanners Not Foolproof, Can Be Tricked by Inkjet Printers: Report

You may think using a fingerprint sensor is a very secure method to lock down your smartphone, and you’re right, in most cases it indeed is. But don’t mistake this biometric technology as foolproof. Case in point, researchers at Michigan State University have found a way to unlock your smartphone using things like an off-the-shelf inkjet printer. The researchers say ... Read More »

Antibiotic Resistance Is Worrisome, but Not Hopeless

Image via iStock A century ago, the top three causes of death were infectious diseases. More than half of all people dying in the United States died because of germs. Today, they account for a few percent of deaths at most. We owe much of that, of course, to antibiotics, which came into use around the middle of the previous ... Read More »

Halo 5 Not Coming to Windows 10 PC, but Scalebound Is: Report

Days after Xbox boss Phil Spencer voiced his thoughts on Microsoft’s consoles mimicking PC hardware evolution, a list of games making it to the Windows 10 Store has been leaked. “Package.StoreAssociation.xml file was found in Gears of War Ultimate Edition on the Windows Store. It housed a list of Game ID’s (sic) which are for the Windows Store,” said Redditor ... Read More »

US Defense Secretary Says Favours Strong Encryption, Not ‘Back Doors’

Declaring that strong encryption is essential to the nation’s security, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a tech industry audience Wednesday that he’s “not a believer in back doors,” or encryption programs that leave openings for outsiders to read coded files. Carter said he wasn’t commenting on the FBI’s legal battle with Apple over an encrypted iPhone used by one of ... Read More »

Waze Says Not at Fault for Israeli Soldiers Losing Way

Google-owned traffic app Waze hit back on Tuesday at suggestions its directions led Israeli soldiers into a Palestinian refugee camp where they were attacked, sparking bloody clashes. Two Israeli soldiers were said to be using the app when they mistakenly drove into the Qalandiya refugee camp overnight, sparking clashes as security forces deployed to rescue them that killed one Palestinian ... Read More »

Tooler Is Not Shutting Down, Says Co-Founder

E-laundry services provider Tooler has denied news reports that it is shutting down its operations. It elaborated that Tooler is downsizing operations from the Delhi-NCR region to just Gurgaon. Tooler Co-Founder Sukanth Srivastav said that the startup had stopped its operations for about fifteen days, from February 2 to February 20, but it wasn’t a permanent development. The service is ... Read More »