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Facebook : 1.23 billion monthly active users

Facebook : 1.23 billion monthly active users

Ten years on Facebook is still the world’s biggest and most popular social network, and despite claims from many commentators and teenagers that its time has now come and the site is about to wane, nothing could be further from the truth. Facebook currently boasts 1.23 billion monthly active users, 60% of whom visit daily — that’s actually a 16% ... Read More »

Coolest gadgets from-CES 2014

Coolest gadgets from-CES 2014

While products like curved televisions, 3-D printers and driverless cars garnered the most attention at the big CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, there were plenty of video game-related products worth getting excited about. From virtual reality (VR) headsets and wireless controllers for mobile devices to “cloud”-based PlayStation titles and souped-up gaming PCs, here is a closer look at ... Read More »

Facebook ‘Could Lose 80% Of Users By 2017’. Seriously?

Facebook 'Could Lose 80% Of Users By 2017'. Seriously?

We’ll all be cured of Facebook soon. At least, that’s the conclusion of a new Princeton paper published this month on the Arxiv server that modeled the social network’s popularity over time as if it were an infectious illness. The conclusions may sound hard to believe—the scientists predict Facebook will lose 80 percent of its user base by the end ... Read More »

HP pushes Windows 7 in the US ‘by popular demand’ : Reports

HP pushes Windows 7 in the US 'by popular demand'

HP has brought back a Windows 7 option “by popular demand”, offering desktop and notebook PCs with Microsoft’s old OS amid patchy public support for Windows 8. The range of five computers spans an entry-level Pavilion desktop through to ENVY performance towers and both Pavilion and ENVY laptops, with HP even offering a $150 saving to sweeten the deal. Read More »

John Legere T-Mobile CEO Crashes AT&T CES Party in Las Vegas

John Legere T-Mobile CEO Crashes AT&T CES Party in Las Vegas

Ah CES, a time of innovation, gadgets, and — if you’re T-Mobile CEO John Legere — a time for getting kicked out of your competitor’s party. Legere, an executive known for speaking his mind (often with colorful language), crashed AT&T’s Developer Summit concert tonight and spent some time hanging out with tech journalists, including CNET’s Roger Cheng. The event was ... Read More »

Target Denies Data Breach Included Stolen PINs (source)

Target Denies Data Breach Included Stolen PINs

It doesn’t matter if your last name is Cratchit and Mr. Scrooge has you crunching numbers for 18 hours in an unheated cubby. You’re still having a better Christmas than Molly Snyder is. Snyder is the Target spokeswoman who has had to reveal almost daily more bad news related to the stores’ big security breach. Read More »

Microsoft Surface 2 Is a Slow-Boiling Hit

Microsoft Surface 2 Is a Slow-Boiling Hit

Microsoft pulls latest Surface Pro 2 update following user complaints Microsoft has some trouble on its hands with the latest Surface Pro 2 firmware update. The company has abruptly pulled the update after reports of failed installations (and battery issues in instances where the update was successful). Microsoft originally pushed out the new firmware as part of its December package ... Read More »

A Sprint-T-Mobile merger makes perfect sense : Report

A Sprint-T-Mobile merger makes perfect sense

Sprint is reportedly considering a bid for T-Mobile US – a $20 billion deal, according to the Wall Street Journal. Sprint is said to be studying the regulatory hurdles and could offer a bid for T-Mobile during the first half of 2014. The companies would have almost 53 million combined post-paid subscribers – the industry’s most valuable customers. That number ... Read More »

Hottest Tech Gifts of 2013 for the Holidays

Hottest Tech Gifts of 2013 for the Holidays

Your quest for the best tech gifts of the year starts right here. From the hottest tablets and our favorite big-screen phone to a booming wireless speaker, these are the gadgets at the very top of our wish lists. You’ll also find a killer smartwatch and a fitness tracker that will help your loved ones get a head start on ... Read More »

Snowden documents: NSA Uses Google Cookies to Track Targets

NSA Google cookies

In a sense, the latest NSA revelation – that the agency and its partners tap into commercial “cookies” to track people’s web usage – isn’t that big a deal, compared with earlier leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. After all, this appears to be a technique employed to track specific targets that have already been identified. It’s not a ... Read More »

Steve Ballmer defends Xbox in final shareholder speech

Steve Ballmer defends Xbox in final shareholder speech

Recent speculation has suggested that former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, who is in the running to replace Ballmer, is interested in selling the Xbox and Bing arms of the Microsoft business as he doesn’t believe they’re profitable. Speaking about the Xbox One, as reported by Geek Wire and Seeking Alpha, Ballmer said the console’s integration of Bing and SkyDrive are ... Read More »