In the suburbs edged by woods midway between Baltimore and Washington, residents long joked that the government spy shop next door was so ultra-secretive its initials stood for "No Such Agency." But when Edward Snowden grew up here, the National Security Agency`s looming presence was both a very visible and accepted part of everyday life. When Snowden -- the 29-year-old intelligence contractor wh
In the months and early years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with court orders demanding information on customers. Around the world, government spies and eavesdroppers were tracking the email and Internet addresses used by suspected terrorists. Often, those trails led to the world`s largest software co
Since the first battles over "Pong" machines in local arcades four decades ago, video gamers have loved good competition. And this year`s Electronic Entertainment Expo -- the industry`s largest annual gathering -- presented more thrilling showdowns than ever. Microsoft vs. Sony. Mobile vs. console games. "Titanfall" vs. "Destiny." So who won E3? MICROSOFT VS. SONY Both companies served up flas
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Solid-state drives are continuing their march forward. On Monday, Samsung Electronics announced it has started to mass produce the first PCI-Express 3.0 SSDs for the new wave of Ultrabooks. The thin Samsung XP941, available in 512 GB, 256 GB, and 128 GB sizes, will be provided to manufacturers for the next generation of slim notebooks. The new model provides a sequential read of 1,400 megabytes/s
Feature by feature, Microsoft`s Skype is becoming a full communications suite. Microsoft announced Monday that its video messaging function, where users can leave videomail as well as voicemail, has now moved out of beta into general release. The new, free feature is available for Skype versions on Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry. Users can send and receive as many video messag
Following disclosures from Microsoft and Facebook last Friday, Yahoo and Apple are releasing information on thousands of requests they have received for user data related to criminal and security investigations from law enforcement and the U.S. National Security Agency. Requests for user data that investigative agencies in the U.S. made to Yahoo from Dec. 1, 2012, to May 31 numbered between 12,00
Could Samsung`s "next big thing" come from the heart of the Big Apple or Silicon Valley? The smartphone and consumer electronics maker is close to launching an incubator space for startups that are developing software and services for phones, tablet computers and televisions.
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Feedly said Monday that it has started migrating its users to its own back-end RSS infrastructure two weeks before Google is to pull the plug on its Reader service. Millions of Google refugees have moved to the San Francisco-based Feedly after the search giant announced in March it would kill the Google Reader online application and the syndication service that powers it.
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