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  • '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.

  • 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.

  • State Dept. database crash leads to passport, visa delays

    A State Department database crash has delayed the issuing of passports and visas worldwide.

  • The other Apple economy: $2bn in devices on eBay

    In the US alone, nearly $2 billion worth of Apple devices - Macs, iPhones, iPads and iPods - were sold on eBay over the last 12 months.

  • Non-IBM Power8 servers, chips to appear early next year

    The first third-party chips and servers licensed to use IBM's Power architecture will be on the market early next year.

  • California sees IT shifting to IBM-built cloud

    California is moving its IT services to a cloud, on-demand, subscription-based service that state officials believe may meet as much as 80% of its computing needs.

  • Apple sends users scrambling for OS X Yosemite

    Apple today released the public beta of OS X Yosemite, giving non-developers their first chance to preview an upcoming Mac OS in 14 years.

  • US Social Security Administration spent nearly $300M on IT project 'boondoggle,' lawmakers say

    The U.S. Social Security Administration has spent nearly US$300 million on a software system for processing disability claims that still isn't finished and has delivered limited useful functionality, according to an independent report on the project.

  • HP invests in Hortonworks' Hadoop

    Hewlett-Packard is betting $50 million that its customers will find value in the Hadoop data processing platform, by investing in Hadoop distributor Hortonworks.

  • Apple losing its grip as top tablet company

    Apple's grip on the tablet is loosening, with the iPad losing ground during the second quarter this year to Android and Windows tablets.

  • Malwarebytes questions poor showing in anti-malware protection-evaluation lab testing

    Dennis Technology Labs (DTL), which tests anti-malware products for effectiveness in protection, for the first time included the free version of the Malwarebytes software in the labs' competitive evaluation along with nine other vendor products, both paid and free. The results published by DTL today reveal Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free had a poor showing, with only Microsoft Security Essentials doing worse in terms of effectiveness of protection.