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  • German researchers hack Galaxy S5 fingerprint login

    It took just four days for German researchers to trick the Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner into accepting a mold of a fingerprint instead of a real finger.

  • Telefónica starts exchange for targeted mobile ads

    Telecom operator Telefónica has launched the first mobile ad-exchange platform to use the operator's customer demographics and real-time location data to serve targeted mobile ads, the company said on Wednesday.

  • Glass all gone after one-day sale, Google says

    Google's one-day sale of Google Glass seems to have been a success with all units sold out, a blog post by the search giant suggests.

  • Mt. Gox has filed for liquidation in Japan, says report

    Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has abandoned its bid for revival and filed for liquidation with a Japanese court, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

  • Microsoft's Chinese partner confident Xbox can compete against Android consoles

    More low-end Android gaming consoles are coming to China. But Microsoft's local partner isn't worried, and expects the Xbox to sell well as a high-end gaming product.

  • Ukraine tensions could hurt international security efforts, Kaspersky says

    International conflicts such as the current tensions over Ukraine could stand in the way of global cooperation on cybersecurity, according to the founder of Kaspersky Lab.

  • See ya, Microsoft: Intel looks to Android for growth in tablets

    In case it wasn't clear already, Intel and Microsoft are no longer joined at the hip. Intel is trying desperately to grow its share of the tablet market, and with Windows flunking out on those devices, Android is where it's at.

  • Rushed Heartbleed fixes may expose users to new attacks

    In the race to protect themselves from the Heartbleed vulnerability, enterprises could be opening themselves up to new attacks if they aren't careful.

  • In pictures: Microsoft honours the NZ channel at partner awards

    Microsoft NZ honoured its channel community at the 2013 Partner Awards that took place last evening in Auckland's Langham Hotel. A total of 22 awards were given out across four main categories including Cloud, Competency, Individual and Segment. Partners with strong Cloud solutions and projects dominated the event, including SoftSource, which picked up three awards, and Gen-i and IT Engine, which collected two awards each.Speaking at the event, Paul Muckleston, MD of Microsoft NZ, promised two Azure data centres in Australia soon for partners to tap into and provide computing power to their customers.

  • UFB ahead of schedule: Chorus

    Chorus claims its Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network rollout is ahead of schedule, reporting that 228,000 premises had been passed by a fibre connection at March 31.

  • Typo halts sales of iPhone keyboard as injunction takes effect

    Typo halted the sale of its add-on keyboard for the iPhone on Tuesday after an injunction took effect that bans it from being imported to the US.

  • In Pictures: Windows 8.1 tablets with 8-inch screens: Which one is right for you?

    Dell, Toshiba, Acer, Lenovo and ASUS battle it out for supremacy in the market for low-cost tablets pre-installed with Microsoft Office

  • Heartbleed bug is irritating McAfee, Symantec, Kaspersky Lab

    The Heartbleed Bug disclosed by the OpenSSL group on April 7 has sent many vendors scurrying to patch their products and that includes security firms Symantec, Intel Security's McAfee division, and Kaspersky Lab.

  • Big data drives 47% growth for top 50 public cloud companies

    Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in the fourth quarter last year to $6.2 billion, according to Technology Business Research Inc.

  • Cellular industry makes concession on kill switch

    Wireless carriers in the U.S., handset makers and the industry's lobbying group have made a significant concession on technology that could remotely disable stolen smartphones and tablets.

  • In Pictures: Inside evolving satellite technology

    Take a look inside Russian NASA, ESA spacecraft construction

  • Intel sells more tablet chips but profits fall

    Intel shipped 5 million processors for tablets in the first quarter, but profits fell as PC sales remained weak.

  • Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology

    Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.

  • USB 3.0 jumps to light speed with new 10-meter optical cable

    The ubiquitous USB 3.0 connector is advancing to light-speed and longer-distance data transfers thanks to optical cables from Corning that started shipping on Tuesday.

  • Yahoo sales sag with mixed results in ads

    In an indication that CEO Marissa Mayer is not yet seeing dramatic results from her efforts to turn the company around, Yahoo's sales dipped slightly in its first quarter, amid some gains in its search advertising business.

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