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Apple iPhone 6 pre-orders hit record 4 million on first day

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the iPhone 6 on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)(Reuters) - Apple Inc said it received record first-day pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with over four million in the first 24 hours, meaning many customers will have to wait for their new phones. Apple said a significant number of orders will be delivered to customers beginning Friday, but many will be delivered in October.




Alibaba boosts IPO as demand strengthens

People walk at the headquarters of Alibaba in HangzhouBy Elzio Barreto, Fiona Lau and Liana B. Baker HONG KONG/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd [IPO-BABA.N] raised the price range on its initial public offering to $66 to $68 on Monday, reflecting strong demand from investors for the year's most anticipated debut and potentially the world's largest-ever IPO. The company and selling shareholders will now raise almost $22 billion at the top of the new IPO range. Alibaba remains on track to set an IPO record if underwriters exercise an option to sell additional shares to meet demand, overtaking Agricultural Bank of China Ltd's $22.1 billion listing in 2010. Alibaba embarked on its roadshow for the IPO last week and attracted enough demand to cover its entire deal within two days, people familiar with the process said last week.




Governments pressure Google for more user information

Google signage seen at the company's offices in New York(Reuters) - Google Inc said it was facing increasing pressure from governments around the world to reveal user information in criminal investigations amid ongoing revelations about national surveillance programs. The number of requests increased 15 percent sequentially in the first half of this year and 150 percent in the last five years, the company said in its semi-annual transparency report on Monday. (http://bit.ly/1saSddE) In the United States, demand for information jumped 19 percent in the first six months of 2014 and more than tripled since 2009, when it started publishing the report. ...




Lockheed delivers next version of F-35 logistics system

Handout photo of workers on the moving line and forward fuselage assembly areas for the F-35 JSF at Lockheed Martin Corp's factory located in Fort Worth, TexasBy Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp on Monday said it has delivered the next version of the computer-based logistics system used to support the F-35 fighter jet to the U.S. military for flight testing. That paves the way for the system's deployment in the first quarter of 2015 to nine military bases in the United States where F-35 Lightning II training and testing is taking place. ...




Pioneer says to sell DJ equipment business to KKR for $550 million
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese car electronics maker Pioneer Corp said on Tuesday that it would sell its disc-jockey equipment business to private equity firm KKR & Co LP for about 59 billion yen($550 million). Pioneer has been selling off non-core assets to focus on its automotive electronics business. On Friday, the company said it would sell its home audio-visual business to audio equipment maker Onkyo Corp . Pioneer said that it expects a 55 billion yen special profit from the sale of the DJ equipment business and that it may revise its earnings forecast. ...

Nextel carrier NII files for bankruptcy protection as debt soars
By Guillermo Parra-Bernal and Brad Haynes SAO PAULO (Reuters) - NII Holdings Inc, the parent of Nextel operators in Latin America, filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Monday after struggling for years with debt, fierce competition in Brazil and Mexico, and a dispute with a U.S. hedge fund. The company filed a voluntary petition for so-called Chapter 11 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, according to a filing. ...

Security app automatically encrypts your shared files so you don't have to

Security app automatically encrypts your shared files so you don't have to




LG Chemical develops super-efficient OLED light panels

LG ChemThese long-lasting and high-efficacy OLED light panels are coming to market in November>




Samsung hires Kristen Bell to help you forget about Apple

Samsung hires Kristen Bell to help you forget about AppleInstead of constantly pummeling Apple, Samsung releases an ad for its Galaxy Tab S that features Kristen Bell, her husband Dax Shepard, and the joys of distraction.>




Custom PS4 Nike Air Jordans show why your next sneakers need HDMI ports

Custom PS4 Nike Air Jordans show why your next sneakers need HDMI portsIf you've ever wanted to showcase your love for the Playstation 4 on the streets, these $950 custom sneakers might help you step out in style. As reported by DualShockers, the "JRDN 4 X PS4" combines the design of the classic Nike Air Jordan 4 with elements from Sony's next-gen console, most notably its HDMI port.




Ford and Automatic sync up to improve car connectivity

Ford and Automatic sync up to improve car connectivityFord Sync equipped vehicle will soon gain tight connectivity to the Automatic Smart Driving Monitor and smartphone app.>




Roku hits 10 million sales milestone

Roku hits 10 million sales milestoneRoku's streaming-media boxes are among the most popular in a growing field of rivals, but the rare glimpses of its sales suggest some slowing momentum.>




Roku has sold over 10 million of its streaming players

Roku has sold over 10 million of its streaming playersRoku just hit a milestone: over 10 million of its streaming players have been sold to this point, stretching from the company's original set-top box — which debuted in 2008 — through today. It's a big number, and it establishes Roku as one of the leading players in the living room, at least when it comes to streaming boxes. Game consoles obviously sell many more units than that, but Roku has carved out a nice audience by pricing its products aggressively and constantly expanding the ecosystem of apps that run on those boxes.




Roku has sold over 10 million players, but is that enough?

Roku has sold over 10 million players, but is that enough?




Alibaba to raise up to $25 bn with revised IPO price

Workers renovate a building at the Alibaba head office in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province on September 15, 2014New York (AFP) - Chinese online giant Alibaba boosted the price range for what was already expected to be the biggest stock offering on record, to as much as $25.03 billion.




MIT's soft robotic tentacle can squeeze into tight spots (video)

MIT's soft robotic tentacle can squeeze into tight spots (video)




Play this: 'Boson X' is stylish platforming fun inside a particle accelerator

Play this: 'Boson X' is stylish platforming fun inside a particle acceleratorImagine if Canabalt were 3D and set inside Super Hexagon levels that are actually decagons. That's pretty much what you get with Boson X, a slick, addictive arcade game that's been on rotation on my iPhone since it came out last year. Players have to jump from platform to platform inside a particle accelerator, with a great risk-reward system where running on the blue panels gets you closer to finishing the level.




US fines over data requests would have destroyed Yahoo in a year

US fines over data requests would have destroyed Yahoo in a year




Notch doesn't make Minecraft anymore

Notch doesn't make Minecraft anymoreOpinion: You need to understand a child's innocent passion for Minecraft to know why today's news had such a deep impact across the globe.>




Engadget Daily: Microsoft buys 'Minecraft' developer Mojang, Google unveils Android One, and more!

Engadget Daily: Microsoft buys 'Minecraft' developer Mojang, Google unveils Android One, and more!




New Zealand secretly built spying program, report says

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is under fire for allegedly lying about government Internet surveillance.The New Zealand government constructed a mass surveillance program as part of the 'Five Eyes' international data-sharing network, despite public denial of the surveillance, says Edward Snowden.>




Apple takes 'very different view' on customer privacy, Cook says

Apple CEO Tim Cook sits down with PBS's Charlie Rose to talk shop.Apple's CEO tells Charlie Rose that Apple is not in the business of collecting customers' personal information.>




When it comes to digital games, Microsoft's not playing around

Minecraft is landing on the Xbox One.Many on Wall Street thought Microsoft ought to exit the game business, but since taking over as CEO, Satya Nadella has taken the opposite tack. Here's why.>




Google's fix to test self-driving cars: temporary steering wheels

Google's fix to test self-driving cars: temporary steering wheels




Boeing said to win NASA space taxi contract

Boeing is said to be the likely winner of NASA's space taxi contract. That would mean its CST-100 capsule could be ferrying people to the International Space Station by 2017.According to the Wall Street Journal, the aerospace giant is likely to beat out SpaceX for the contract, said to be worth more than $3 billion.>




MDB Viewer Plus review
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Destiny review
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Idea Sketch for Windows 8 review
Create mind maps, concept maps, and flow charts for brainstorming

Disconnect for Chrome review
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Tomorrow Daily 051: Microsoft buys Minecraft, a jetpack for running, ant-sized radios, and more

Image courtesy of Arizona State UniversityOn today's show, Rich and Ashley discuss a jetpack that helps you run a 4-minute mile, a tiny radio the size of an ant, and Microsoft's $2.5-billion-dollar purchase of the company that created Minecraft.>




Matt Damon will reportedly return as Jason Bourne in 2016

Matt Damon will reportedly return as Jason Bourne in 2016Matt Damon is apparently set to return to the big screen as genetically engineered super agent Jason Bourne. Deadline reports that Universal Pictures is in talks with both Damon and director Paul Greengrass to produce a fifth movie based around the character created by author Robert Ludlum. Greengrass and Damon worked together on the second and third Bourne movies — The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum — which tracked the character's attempts to regain lost memories. In 2009, he walked away from production on a fourth Bourne movie over creative differences, and last year, the director said that he would not return to the franchise.




Disconnect for Firefox review
Stop third parties and search engines from tracking the webpages you go to and searches you do

Chrome for Android starts answering your questions in search suggestions

Chrome for Android starts answering your questions in search suggestions




UltraVNC review
Access multiple PCs remotely from one machine

Defraggler review
Select and defrag files on your hard disk

WeatherBug for Android review
Get weather conditions with maps, radar, forecast, and alerts on your Android device

Microsoft to spotlight new Windows software September 30

Microsoft sends out invitations to a September 30 event at which it is expected to provide a glimpse at the next version of its Windows operating systemSan Francisco (AFP) - Microsoft on Monday sent out invitations to a September 30 event at which it is expected to provide a glimpse at the next version of its Windows operating system.




Tim Cook doesn't want Apple to be a 'treasure trove' of user data for the NSA

Tim Cook doesn't want Apple to be a 'treasure trove' of user data for the NSAApple's privacy and security measures have been under a microscope for the past month, first with a targeted attack on celebrities that led to leaked nude photos, and now on Apple's own systems as the company gears up to handle people's credit cards as part of Apple Pay. Talking to journalist Charlie Rose in the second half of a two-part interview that concludes tonight, Apple CEO Tim Cook says that the company has no interest in accumulating information about its customers, while urging caution about any companies that do:




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