LeapFrog is known for its learning-oriented tech products for children, notably the LeapPad tablets.Read More »
Verizon threatens to sue FCC if it pushes ahead with net neutrality, reserves right to continue gouging customers
Verizon's legal counsel has offered up his explanation for why the FCC shouldn't regulate the Internet -- if it does, Verizon might sue. Again.
A fresh warning about possible eye damage to young children from exposure to 3D content has come from French health watchdog.Read More »
Russian cyberspies -- unlike their Chinese counterparts -- have a reputation for stealth, so it's unusual when two digital espionage operations linked to the Kremlin come to light in a week. FireEye early last week released a report detailing how hackers working for the Russian government have been using sophisticated techniques over a seven-year period to penetrate computer systems.Read More »
There's a new and particularly clever piece of malware in town called WireLurker, and rather unusually it targets iOS and OS X. Even more remarkably, WireLurker is surprisingly virulent, possibly already infecting hundreds of thousands of iOS and OS X users. While OS X malware isn't that rare, it's almost unheard of for iOS to be susceptible to such attacks -- and no, even if your device isn't jailbroken, you can still be infected.
Silicon Valley security researchers say they've discovered new malware attacking iPhones and iPads via Apple computers. Though currently confined to China, one researcher said it "heralds a new era in malware attacking Apple's desktop and mobile platform."Read More »
A software firm accused of tracking millions of smartphone users reaches an agreement to settle legal claims against it.Read More »
Last night, an Antares rocket exploded 14 seconds after launch. The Antares, developed by US company Orbital Sciences, was meant to carry around 5,000 pounds (2,260 kilos) of supplies to the International Space Station. No one was harmed by the explosion, though the launch site will have sustained significant damage. We don't yet know the cause of the explosion, but I'm sure that Orbital Sciences' decision to use ancient (but refurbished) Russian NK-33 rocket engines will come under a lot of scrutiny. The six astronauts aboard the ISS will be fine; NASA says they have months of supplies on board -- and anyway, Russia successfully launched its own Progress resupply craft last night, just a couple of hours after the Antares went kaboom.
The story of a map-maker who discovered the hidden truths behind basketball player performance on the courts.Read More »
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