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  • Apple Watch to go on sale in March, claims analyst

    The Apple Watch will go on sale in March, and though component shortages may be an issue, about 5 million of the devices are likely to be sold in the first quarter, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo.

  • AT&T to acquire Nextel Mexico assets for $1.9 billion

    AT&T has agreed to acquire mobile carrier Nextel Mexico for UDS$1.9 billion from parent company NII Holdings, in an effort by AT&T to win a larger slice of the Mexican mobile market, the company announced Monday.

  • Facebook in Turkey ordered to block material insulting Prophet Muhammad

    A Turkish court has reportedly ordered Facebook to block access to pages that share material insulting the Prophet Muhammad, threatening to block access to the site in the whole country if it does not comply.

  • Motorola returns to China, touts phone customization

    Would you like your smartphone's cover in wood or leather? And how about the device's metal trim?

  • The standardized PC served its purpose, but IT changes have rendered the approach obsolete

    I work in an international organization, with around 10,000 employees and offices in nearly 100 countries. We started rolling out PCs to our staff when they first emerged as corporate tools in the early 1990s. As in many organizations, in time there was a drive to standardize those tools because:

  • Our bullet-proof LAN failed. Here's what we learned

    In my organization we manage almost all IT in-house, including the LAN, which is highly redundant. We have 35 Floor Wiring Concentrators around campus, each with around 300 active ports, and the concentrators have dual Gigabit uplinks to network cores in two data centers that are 300 meters apart. The data centers are linked by multiple 10Gb links, and each is connected to the Internet via two trunks that follow different paths.

  • Modular smartphones could be reused as computer clusters

    The promise of modular smartphones like Google's Project Ara is that buyers will be able to upgrade components at will -- and now Finnish company Circular Devices has come up with a use for discarded computing modules.

  • Adobe pushes critical Flash Player update to fix latest zero-day

    Adobe Systems started pushing a critical Flash Player patch to users who have auto-update enabled over the weekend in order to fix a vulnerability that has been exploited by attackers since last week.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, January 26

    Coinbase set to open first regulated Bitcoin exchange ... Malaysia Airlines suffers big hack ... Wikileaks says Google passed data to U.S. ... and more news

  • Facebook privacy class action suit in Austria to kick off in April

    An Austrian court has set a date for Facebook to face a class action complaint about its privacy policy from 25,000 of its users.

  • Logitech expands video/audio gear for meeting rooms

    Logitech today expanded its offerings in the videoconferencing/collaboration space with the launch of its ConferenceCam Connect device ($499.99). Combining an HD 1080p video camera with dual microphones and a speakerphone for 360-degree audio, the ConferenceCam Connect is aimed at small workgroup collaboration settings (up to six people). The device sits between the entry-level BCC950 unit ($249.99) and the upper-end ConferenceCam CC3000e ($999.99).

  • Coinbase set to launch licensed Bitcoin exchange in the US

    Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase will launch the first U.S. licensed exchange for the digital currency on Monday, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

  • Malaysia Airlines attacked, big data dump threatened

    The Malaysia Airlines website has been attacked and the Lizard Squad, one of the groups that claimed responsibility on Monday, threatened to soon "dump some loot" found on the airline's servers.

  • Google defends policy that leaves most Android devices unpatched

    Google on Friday defended its decision to stop patching WebView, a core component of Android, on versions older than 4.4, aka "KitKat," saying that the huge code base is unsafe to fix.

  • NIST pledges transparency in NSA dealings over crypto standards

    A U.S. agency that develops widely used standards for encryption has pledged to be more transparent about its dealings with the National Security Agency, amid concerns the NSA undermined those standards to boost its surveillance efforts.

  • North Carolina could be next in Google Fiber roll-out

    Two cities in North Carolina could be the first to benefit from a planned expansion of Google's fiber-optic Internet service.

  • Conference calls a waste of time? In 1915, this one made history

    These days, making a call across the U.S. is so easy that people often don't even know they're talking coast to coast. But 100 years ago Sunday, it took a hackathon, a new technology and an international exposition to make it happen.

  • Box rides high on Wall Street’s warm welcome

    Box made a splashy entrance on the New York Stock Exchange Friday, opening at $20.20 per share, or 44 percent higher than the price it had set for itself the night before.

  • China tightens Internet control by blocking VPN services

    China is clamping down on unrestricted access to the Internet by blocking services that allow users to get around government censorship.

  • Obama, in India, will get earful about the H-1B visa

    In India, the H-1B visa is seen in an entirely different light than in the U.S. The visa is essential to free trade, and legislative moves by Congress to restrict it are called protectionist and a threat to India's IT industry.

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