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  • Vision-correcting display nixes your need for eyeglasses

    Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are working on computer screens that would adjust their images to accommodate individual user's visual needs. Think of it as a display that wears the glasses so users don't have to.

  • In a hyper-social world, some seek a little privacy

    After years of cajoling their users into sharing every thought, emotion and selfie, online firms are seeing that providing more private online spaces might also be profitable.

  • Facebook app gives free Internet to mobile users in Zambia

    Facebook introduced an app on Thursday that will give mobile phone subscribers in Zambia access to a set of free basic mobile data services -- and Facebook.

  • Sony profit leaps on PlayStation 4 strength

    The hit PlayStation 4 game console and PS4 network revenue helped power Sony to a net profit of ¥26.8 billion (US$261 million) in the April to June quarter, a jump up from ¥3.1 billion a year earlier.

  • China's Xiaomi rises to fifth place in smartphone rankings

    Xiaomi became the world's fifth-largest smartphone vendor in the second quarter, catapulted into the top five for the first time by its hit products in its home market of China, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.

  • Electoral commission cautions against rush to e-voting

    The Australian Electoral Commission has cautioned a parliamentary inquiry about rushing to implement a federal electronic voting scheme.

  • Google makes Hangouts more enterprise friendly

    Google is looking to make your work day a bit more social and is taking its Google Hangouts into the business arena.

  • Stanford surgical students set sights on Google Glass

    Stanford University's medical school plans to start using Google's wearable computer, Glass, to help train students in surgery.

  • Data#3 acquires 42.5% share in Discovery Technology

    Brisbane-based system integrator Data#3 (ASX: DTL) has confirmed that it will acquire a 42.5 per cent shareholding in Wi-Fi analytics company Discovery Technology for $1.5 million.

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    Cheers and jeers over anti-piracy laws

    Federal government proposals to amend copyright laws have drawn support from rights holders and copyright organisations but some aspects of the enforcement regime outlined in a discussion paper released yesterday have raised concerns among ISPs and consumer advocates.

  • No patch yet for zero day in Symantec Endpoint Protection software driver

    A zero-day flaw in a software driver in Symantec's widely used Endpoint Protection product may be tricky to fix.

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    Android grabs record 85 per cent smartphone share

    Google's dominance of the smartphone market has reached new heights, with its Android operating system now accounting for a record 84.6 per cent share of global smartphone shipments, according to research by Strategy Analytics.

  • FCC chairman grills Verizon over data throttling

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has sharply questioned Verizon Wireless over its plan announced last week to throttle mobile data speeds for customers with unlimited plans.

  • Australia’s largest supercomputer turns one

    Raijin, the Southern Hemisphere’s most powerful supercomputer, on Thursday celebrated its first birthday. It has been in production since mid-June last year.

  • Equity crowdfunding licence approved

    New Zealand's Financial Markets Authority has awarded its first equity crowd funding licences to two platforms.

  • Intel's MinnowBoard Max coming in late, commanding higher prices

    It's been a rough start for Intel's MinnowBoard Max open-source computer, which has been delayed and is now pricier.

  • Senate committee: Mobile phone 'cramming' widespread, profits carriers

    Mobile carriers have pulled in hundreds of millions in profits through third-party charges tacked onto customers' bills without their consent, according to a report from a U.S. Senate committee.

  • Oracle-based system for US visas still glitchy after software update

    There's no immediate end in sight to trouble that has hit the U.S. State Department's computer system for processing visa applications and caused problems for thousands of people worldwide.

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    Countries don't own their Internet domains, ICANN says

    The Internet domain name for a country doesn't belong to that country -- nor to anyone, according to ICANN.

  • Tor hints at possible U.S. government involvement in recent attack

    Hackers attacked the infrastructure of Tor, the anonymizing service, earlier this month in an incident that may have compromised a number of hidden services, according to an announcement posted today by the Tor Project's director, Roger Dingledine.