An old fax machine has become a source of headaches for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, after it was found that faxes cannot be received and they may remain incommunicado until November.
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Edward Snowden's NSA leaks have been the source of much consternation for companies like Google and Facebook; now, they're working with the White House in an attempt to provide greater transparency.
Tony Wang has made the decision to depart from Twitter UK, where he has acted as general manager for the past two years. A number of new hires have reportedly been made as well, pointing to expansion.
A voluntary code to be discussed by the British Phonographic Institute, major ISPs and David Cameron at 10 Downing Street in September could bring new policies to counter illegal downloads of music.
The Moto X could see a major price reduction soon, with up-front contract fees potentially getting halved. Fans of the wooden back shown at launch could also be able to select one of four finishes.
After New Zealand made the controversial decision to (almost) kill off software patents on Wednesday, experts have expressed doubt at the bill's validity; they question how best it can be enforced.
Nokia's entry into the world of in-car connection is HERE Auto, connecting cars to the cloud with a number of features revolving around navigation whilst APIs will pave the way for future development.
Facebook comment spam can be annoying to encounter, but a group of Italian researchers believe it to be worth up to $200 million annually, with some spammers setting up pages to earn even more money.
The webpage for Google in Palestine has been attacked by an unknown group, calling for revolution in the disputed lands around Palestine and Israel. How they pulled off the hack is still uncertain.
A weakness in the Pinterest social network made it possible for someone to modify a URL and view the email address associated with any account, within minutes. Pinterest claims this to be fixed.
Mozilla's Android build of Firefox has received a new UI, merging multiple features together into one cohesive screen. According to a developer, it also cleans up the code base for the web browser.
Samsung has introduced the 'Junior Software Academy' as an extra-curricular club for students in its home country of South Korea to learn about software development, from company employees themselves.
After losing a legal battle for the right to use the name 'Xoom' on their line of tablets, Motorola has been forced to phase the name out, having trod on the toes of the Xoom Corporation.
After the suicide of an Ask.fm user relating to abusive questions, the site has announced a new safety policy, to come into effect in September. The change provides more straightforward reports.
The first phone running Mozilla's Firefox OS, the ZTE Open, is now available for a budget price on eBay. Having been available in Spain since July, new buyers can pick up an 'exclusive color'.
With Wi-Fi using the finite radio spectrum for transmission of data and the sales of electronic goods skyrocketing annually there are indications the protocol could slow as a result of its popularity.
Despite having a reputation for being technologically backwards, North Korea is introducing a government-approved Android-based smartphone that may (or may not) be produced within the country,
Ladar Levison claims to have given up on email despite having previously been responsible for founding the anonymous email service Lavabit. He cites concerns with how email works in general.
Speaking at a cybersecurity conference in New York City, NSA Director Keith Alexander outlined plans for reducing the number of system admins - plans he claims to pre-date Snowden's classified leaks.
Two supposedly secure email services, Silent Email and Lavabit, closed within a matter of hours of each other, with concerns about government pressure over 'high-profile' users of the services.
A patent filed in 2012 seems to suggest Microsoft could be bringing email-style 'flags' to their smartphones, making it easier to spot when a call is urgent... or when it's not necessary.
Foxconn and UniMicron, two of the biggest manufacturing bodies in the electronics industry, are facing investigation by Chinese authorities over claims of polluting rivers with toxic metals.
Further leaks indicate that Samsung's Galaxy Folder could be getting a different name: Golden. It's one of few flip Android devices, intended solely for retail in the home country of South Korea.
GitHub, a major sharing site for developers, has been targeted for a Denial of Service attack. At present there is no clear evidence on what individual or groups are responsible for the action.
A source has claimed Apple's intention of working with Sharp and LG isn't going quite so well, with the Cupertino giant turning to a certain Korean company in order to meet manufacturing demands.
An update pushed to Twitter's search system in the past few hours simplifies account discovery, as well as placing further emphasis on sharing images, which are displayed in-line with results.
Beta testers are in the process of receiving Dell's tiny computer, formally known as 'Wyse'. The device runs Android 4.1 and could be available in only a matter of months, should testing go well.
Raijin was unveiled today at the National Computational Infrastructure, where it impressed with operation speeds of around 1.2 petaflops; it's currently Australia's fastest supercomputer.
According to specifications posted online, Nokia's long-rumored tablet could be running a Snapdragon 800, while the model designation certainly suggests a bigger bit of equipment than a smartphone.
Intelligence services across the world are wary of products from Chinese tech manufacturing giant Lenovo, fearing the company has been including 'back-doors' that could be use to steal data.
Air Call Accept brings one of the best features from the Samsung Galaxy S4 - gesturing to answer a call - to a huge number of Android phones, with compatibility going back as far as Android 1.6.
In what has been officially described as 'company scaling', BlackBerry has further reduced the number of employees at its product testing unit in the corporate Washington headquarters.
Despite being a massive global retailer, Amazon has shocked with the announcement that they have recorded a loss for the quarter, due to increased spending on their own infrastructure.
The official LiveLeak app has released for Android, promising mobile access to all the Russian dashcam videos you'll ever want and then some more. An iOS app remains in the works as well.
Due to a weakness in old encryption technologies, millions of phones are at risk of being controlled by hackers, who could be able to gain control of all phone features within a few minutes.
A change in UK law means that pornography is to be blocked by default, becoming an opt-in feature. The move is ostensibly an effort to limit access to illegal content or underage content.
Neowin takes a look at the AnyLoader, a charger intending to boost the battery life of your device, be it an iPhone or a tablet, through the power of the sun (or USB). How well does it stack up?
In a move sure to confuse absolutely everyone to some extent, Samsung is poised to release an Android flip-phone in its home market of South Korea. Didn't they get the memo that flip phones are dead?
Due to issues with streaming media and how it works, Radiohead front-man Thom Yorke has responded by removing his own work from the service. At present Radiohead's albums remain available to listen.
Due to government leaks and other recent events, there has been serious discussion in Russia's government about going back to typewriters. Such a change could cut down on future potential leaks.
Google's spring-cleaning of services continues, taking down another service. With Reader gone, the company has decided to eliminate Latitude next, as well as all products pertaining to the service.
In what may be the first case of its kind, federal authorities have seized Bitcoins, the all-digital currency, from a South Carolina man for breaching the Controlled Substances Act in the USA.
Twitter is planning to experiment with tailored ads, beginning in the United States and spreading the idea elsewhere if it proves successful. Oddly, they also explain how to get out of tailored ads.
We take a look at Celluon's Magic Cube: a laser keyboard projected from a small 'Cube' rather than taking up large amounts of space like a conventional keyboard. How does it compare?
A new, free alpha add-on from Mozilla makes it possible to test apps - and the Firefox OS itself - from within the web browser. All you need is Firefox, and a bit of time to work with the Simulator.
According to a tweet from Spanish company Telefónica, the ZTE Open is destined for market tomorrow. Coming in at a low price of €69, the phone will be the first to run Mozilla's operating system.
In a new television advert shared on Facebook, Nokia has unveiled its Asha 501 handset. The 501, which looks a bit like a Lumia handset, is intended for the developing mobile market across the world.
A decline in global PC shipments and sales has forced HP to reshuffle their PC business, moving long-time head Todd Bradley to strategic growth and replacing him with ex-Lenovo employee, Dion Weisler.
After seven years and billions of tweets, the key word behind Twitter's main success, 'tweet' has been included as a valid definition for the English language by the Oxford English Dictionary itself.
Google has unveiled an ambitious new project, to provide Internet access to a greater portion of the world by floating balloons over it. The concept will be trialled tomorrow, in New Zealand.