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    How Microsoft's CEO sees growth for Windows Phone and Lumia

    During an earnings call, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella repeatedly promoted Lumia smartphones running on the Windows Phone platform. The call was just five days after the company announced a record 18,000 layoffs that raised concerns about Microsoft's long-term commitment to its phones.

  • Thanks to NASA, you can now 3D print models of satellites, probes and planets

    NASA has released CAD files that can be used by 3D printers to create 21 different objects, from space probes and satellites to asteroids and planetary features.

  • Russian government offers money for identifying Tor users

    The Russian Ministry of Interior is willing to pay 3.9 million roubles, or around US$111,000, for a method to identify users on the Tor network.

  • EU, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo meet on 'right to be forgotten' but questions remain

    European data protection authorities still have questions after meeting with Google, Microsoft and Yahoo about the implementation of a recent ruling that gave European citizens the right to be forgotten by search engines.

  • The Pirate Bay makes searching for torrents easier on mobile devices

    The Pirate Bay launched a mobile site on Thursday to make it easier to navigate the search engine for torrent files on mobile devices.

  • Changes afoot as DARPA challenge robots prep for upgrade

    As researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute make their humanoid robot more autonomous, they're getting ready to get an upgrade robot this fall.

  • Apple faces privacy suit following Chinese TV report

    An iPhone user has filed a lawsuit for invasion of privacy against Apple, about a week after a Chinese state broadcaster raised security concerns about the device's location-tracking functions.

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    Government pushes website blocks to fight piracy

    A leaked government discussion paper reveals a "very radical proposal for copyright law reform in Australia" according to intellectual property expert Dr Matthew Rimmer.

  • New guide aims to remove the drama of reporting software flaws

    Handling a software flaw can be messy, both for a security researcher who found it and for the company it affects. But a new set of guidelines aims to make that interaction less mysterious and confrontational.

  • 'Canvas fingerprinting' tracking is sneaky but easy to halt

    A method for tracking users across the Internet called "canvas fingerprinting" is simple to stop, but average Internet users may not know how to do it.

  • Baidu reports strong mobile ad sales, echoing Facebook

    Chinese search giant, Baidu, reported a 34 per,cent jump in profit for the second quarter, with mobile ad sales accounting for almost a third of revenue for the first time.

  • ASX-listed Bitcoin miner hails results

    Digital currency firm Digital CC has increased the number of bitcoins it has earned from bitcoin "mining" and says the bitcoin system is going from strength to strength.

  • UNSW researchers see future for Oculus Rift in engineering

    Virtual reality could soon be a practical tool for engineers with the availability of inexpensive VR equipment like Oculus Rift and free open-source design software, according to a researcher at the University of New South Wales.

  • IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

    The expected boom in demand for small, often isolated devices in the Internet of Things is driving developers to craft new types of components.

  • Bitcoin: Addressing concerns over a 51% attack

    Although a mining pool last month managed to briefly control the majority of the computing power used to generate the Bitcoin crypto-currency, a so-called '51 per cent attack' remains unlikely, according Chris Mountford, a Bitcoin advocate and a senior developer at Atlassian.

  • In Pictures: 14 must-have iPhone, iPad travel apps

    These 14 iOS travel apps will make your iPhone, iPad touch or iPad a more valuable travel companion. They'll help you book your trip, plan your itinerary, navigate unfamiliar streets, convert foreign currencies and much more.

  • Newegg takes pre-orders for Samsung's first 3D Pro SSD

    Newegg has begun taking orders for Samsung's most advanced solid state drive (SSD), a model that uses stacked, or three dimensional, NAND flash for greater performance and endurance over previous models based on conventional NAND flash.

  • New SSL server rules go into effect Nov. 1

    Public certificate authorities (CAs) are warning that as of Nov. 1 they will reject requests for internal SSL server certificates that don't conform to new internal domain naming and IP address conventions designed to safeguard networks.

  • Wolfram fortifies SystemModeler with more libraries

    Hydraulic actuators, battery stacks, biochemical systems and disease propagation are but a few things that now can be modeled more easily, thanks to a number of libraries and a library store that Wolfram Research has created for a new edition of its SystemModeler software package.

  • State Department computer crash slows visa, passport applications worldwide

    The U.S. State Department's main computer system for processing passport and visa applications crashed earlier this week leading to global delays for travel documents.