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  • Spliddit: Algorithms to divide the rent, stuff, or credit fairly between people

    I've gone out for lunch with Bob, Carol, Ted, and Alice and now it's time to settle the bill. I only had a chicken salad and a soda but Bob had a steak and a beer, Carol had the pasta special and a glass of wine, and Ted a burger and coffee, while Alice just had toast and a glass of water. No surprise, now we can't agree on how much each person should pay ...

  • Why is Microsoft updating Windows PCs for a security bug on the server?

    When Microsoft released a critical update for multiple versions of Windows Server this month, it also pushed out a fix for several releases of the Windows client OS, including even the technical preview for Windows 10.

  • Apple's $450 million e-books settlement gets final approval

    A federal judge in New York has given final approval to a settlement in which Apple will pay $450 million for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices for e-books.

  • Black Friday: Newegg axes prices on laptops, desktops, tablets and more

    Online retailer Newegg has beaten the Black Friday 2014 rush by revealing deals on brand name laptops, desktops, tablets and other products geared toward both hardcore gamers and everyday tech users.

  • Reports: EU taking first step towards breaking up Google

    Members of the European Parliament are readying a motion calling for the break-up of Google, by separating its search engine functionality from other commercial services, according to news reports.

  • Obama immigration plan called vague, frustrating

    WASHINGTON The immigration reforms that President Obama announced have left people on all sides of the tech immigration issue uncertain and frustrated.

  • Double-edged feedback sword nicks Microsoft over OneDrive

    The double-edged sword of feedback has drawn some blood from Microsoft's Windows 10 and nicked the company's promise to listen to users.

  • The ups and downs of Microsoft Band

    On Oct. 30, Microsoft launched Microsoft Band, its first smart wristband, which comes with a microphone for access to Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant along with a variety of fitness and notification features.

  • US man sentenced for hacking POS systems at Subway

    A former Subway franchise owner will spend time in prison for hacking into computerized cash registers he sold to the sandwich restaurant chain and obtaining more than US$40,000 in gift cards.

  • FCC chairman gives no timeline for net neutrality decision

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has no public timeline for voting on proposed net neutrality rules, despite pressure from President Barack Obama and some net neutrality advocates.

  • Connected-home Babel: There's an app for that, startup says

    In the dream home of the Internet of Things, all your appliances would talk to each other. A fragmented IoT industry makes that pretty hard today, but Yonomi says its smartphone app can make it easy.

  • Flurry of hydrogen fuel cell cars challenge all-electric vehicles

    At the L.A. Auto Show this week, leading car makers revealed their plans for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which use the most common molecule in the universe for power and release only water vapor as exhaust.

  • Mozilla reports flat revenue from Google-Firefox search deal

    Mozilla today said that 2013 revenue from its deal with Google was flat compared to the year before, as was its income overall, even as expenses jumped by 42%.

  • Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as WiFi issues persist

    Apple has come out with a second beta of Mac OS X Yosemite for developers, but it's not clear whether this latest build will address the WiFi problems that continue to affect an undetermined but apparently substantial number of users.

  • UpCloud bets on storage performance, US datacenter to dent market

    It may be a minnow in a market of whales, but Finnish cloud service company UpCloud is hoping that improving its storage performance and adding datacenter capacity in Chicago will make customers take a look.

  • Grocers, retailers gobble up Apple Pay in time for holidays

    U.S. consumers have eschewed in-store mobile payments for years, but Apple Pay is making headway in that area just a month after the service launched Oct. 20.

  • EU net neutrality legislation under threat from Italian proposals, says rights group

    European Union legislation on net neutrality is under threat, as Italy is seeking to water down a draft already adopted by the European Parliament, a digital rights group has warned.

  • Google, Rockstar reach deal to settle lawsuit over Nortel patents

    Google has agreed to settle a patent lawsuit brought by Rockstar, a patent company that had earlier acquired a trove of patents from Nortel Networks.

  • In pictures: Hitachi Innovation Forum Singapore

    Smart cities, the future role of the CIO and social innovation was on the agenda at Hitachi's innovation forum in Singapore this week. The vendor also shared its top five market trends for Asia Pacific in 2015.

  • Governments act against webcam-snooping websites

    Government officials in the US and the UK are warning people to secure their webcams after websites that broadcast the contents of those cameras have sprung up online.