National NewsAlibaba options expected to be listed on September 29: exchanges
By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors looking to hedge their bets or speculate on the direction of Alibaba Group's stock after its expected public sale of shares on Friday, will be able to trade its options in two weeks, as U.S. options exchanges are expected to list contracts on the company. The Chinese e-commerce company's options will be listed on CBOE Holdings Inc and International Securities Exchange Holdings' options exchanges on Sept. 29, pending the company's public sale of shares this week, the exchanges said on Tuesday. ...
U.S. FCC chief presses experts on mobile 'net neutrality' rules
By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler urged consumer advocates and wireless industry representatives on Tuesday to address how wireless carriers might be allowed to "reasonably manage" their Internet networks. The issue is at the heart of a debate over whether the FCC should undo exemptions applied to mobile carriers as it rewrites Internet traffic regulations, after an appeals court rejected its 2010 rules in January. ...
AT&T 'intrigued' by Mexico, Latin America : exec
NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc is "intrigued" by Latin America and especially Mexico and would not rule out an opportunistic deal there even as it seeks to complete its $48.5 billion planned takeover of DirecTV, an AT&T executive said at a conference on Tuesday. AT&T is one of several potential buyers Carlos Slim's America Movil has contacted as it tries to sell a chunk of assets, according to a source familiar with the situation. ...
U.S. NSA chief says monitoring tech-savvy Islamic State
By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As U.S. military leaders outlined their strategy before Congress to fight Islamic State militants on the battlefield, the National Security Agency chief said on Tuesday he was watching the media-savvy group's cyber capabilities. Asked whether the Sunni Muslim group was planning cyber attacks on U.S. interests, Admiral Mike Rogers said he could not discuss specifics of the organization's technical capabilities. ...
U.S. air force seeks funding for space surveillance satellites
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force plans to request initial funding for three surveillance satellites to track objects in space as part of its fiscal 2016 budget request, a top Air Force general said Tuesday. General John Hyten, head of Air Force Space Command, told the annual Air Force Association conference the satellites would be a relatively inexpensive follow-on to the Space-Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) satellite built by Boeing Co. ...
Orange offers to buy Spain's Jazztel for 3.4 billion euros
By Leila Abboud and Julien Toyer PARIS/MADRID (Reuters) - Orange has offered buy Spanish telecoms operator Jazztel for around 3.4 billion euros (4.40 billion US dollar), a deal that could help the French company jump ahead of rival Vodafone in the country's mobile market. Orange's offer for Jazztel is at 13 euros per share in cash, valuing it at 3.4 billion euros. The French company will pay for the acquisition with hybrid bonds and a capital increase of up to 2 billion euros. Jazztel Chairman Leopoldo Fernandez Pujals has agreed to sell his 14.5 percent stake. ...
Samsung is making a musical sitcom about how cool it is to work there
Korean dramas are becoming a worldwide phenomenon, and it looks like Samsung is cashing in on their popularity. As spotted by Business Insider, upcoming "musicom" Best Future will explore young people's dreams and challenges over the course of six 10-minute long episodes. The gorgeous cast will also be performing covers of popular '80s and '90s tunes.
Yes, Unreal Engine 4 is coming to Samsung Gear VR too
Swype keyboard launching on iOS 8 today for 99 cents
Apple will release iOS 8 for download later today, and you won't be waiting long for the first third-party keyboards to hit the App Store. In fact, there won't be any waiting at all. Swype will be available for 99 cents starting Wednesday, kicking off a competition between developers and Apple's own, new QuickType keyboard to decide who's come up with the best method for inputting text on your iPhone or iPad. Of course, with Swype and competitor SwiftKey — also launching alongside iOS 8 today for an even lower free — you no longer have to tap individual letters. ...
Verizon's HD voice and video chat only works on two phones (for now)
iPhone Overtime: Your questions about the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, answered
Cosmos for Android lets you browse the web via SMS
Number of websites explodes past a billion (and counting)
Tomorrow Daily 052: Cheetah-bot goes off-leash, the coolest 'Star Wars' house ever, and more
On today's show, Khail and Ashley panic a little about cheetah-bot's untethered evolution, gush about the amazing Korean home inspired by "Star Wars," and send high fives to Mangetsu-man, a Japanese superhero cleaning up the streets of Tokyo.>
Apple iPhone 6 Review
The iPhone 6 is the biggest iPhone yet, and Apple says it's the best too. Nearly everything about this device has changed since last year's model, but there's one big question to answer: how does the iPhone change when the iPhone gets bigger?
Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review
It's big. Really big. But the iPhone 6 Plus is designed to be much more than that: it's a fast, powerful, long-lasting hybrid between smartphone and tablet. And it has potential to be an entirely new, entirely different kind of Apple computer. It won't work in one hand, but the iPhone 6 Plus can do much more than you've ever done on an iPhone.
iPhone 6 Plus review
iPhone 6 review
Apple toughens iCloud backup security
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus review: bigger and better, but with stiffer competition
iOS 8 review: Some overdue updates, but well worth the wait
Star Apps: Dan Stevens
Lyft brings carpool feature to Los Angeles, despite dispute
Android's new flatter design is taking over the Play Store app soon
George the goldfish gets life-saving tumor surgery
ZTE's new supersized phone packs a two-day battery and a low price
How ZTE plans to woo US consumers: Go big, go cheap
Google hires former Qualcomm exec to speed up Fiber
ZTE's ZMax is a big, cheap phablet for T-Mobile
ZTE has announced its latest smartphone for the US market, the ZMax. Exclusive to T-Mobile, the ZMax is a 5.7-inch phablet that will sell for $252, or $10.50 per month for 24 months on T-Mobile's installment plan. The ZMax has a 3,400mAh battery, 8-megapixel camera, 720p display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 16GB of internal storage, and runs Android 4.4 KitKat. ZTE says it also has Dolby Digital sound enhancements and supports T-Mobile's LTE network and Wi-Fi calling features. It will be available for sale starting September 24th.
Samsung's new online sitcom tries to make its employees look hip
Apple has written a guide for people switching from Android to iPhone
Apple releases iOS 8 tomorrow, and its next generation of iPhone later this week. With the new models approaching larger Android phones in terms of screen size, the company appears to be expecting a lot of people will make the switch from Samsung, HTC, and other devices to its iPhone. To that end, it's provided a guide to moving all your stuff from Android to iOS.
Engadget Daily: LittleBits unveils BitLab, hands-on with the Socialmatic camera and more!
You can now attach your iPad directly to your face to experience virtual reality
It was only a matter of time. The iPad has been adapted for all sorts of intriguing and surprising purposes over the years (including, recently, a sex toy). Meanwhile, a number of enterprising organizations and individuals have sought to create makeshift virtual reality goggles out of people's readily available mobile devices (e.g. Google Cardboard). ...
Apple iCloud backups are finally protected by two-factor authentication (update)
NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts
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