Ellison gives up Oracle CEO role, becomes chairman

Oracle says Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO of the company he founded. The business software maker promoted Safra Catz and Mark Hurd to replace him as co-CEOs.

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Home Depot says hack affected 56 million cards

Home Depot said Thursday the data breach of its systems affected as many as 56 million customer payment cards between April and September.

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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iOS 8 catches a major HealthKit bug, forcing Apple's fitness apps to lie down and take it easy

Health and fitness tracking was meant to be one of the major features in Apple's recently-launched iOS 8 update, but a last minute bug has derailed the plans for both users and developers alike.

13 hours ago from The Independent

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Microsoft axes 2,100 as job cuts continue

Microsoft on Thursday said that it axed 2,100 jobs in a second round of cuts which were announced earlier this year.

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Kindle Fire HD 6 to cost a mere US$100

When the Kindle Fire HD was first announced in 2012, it sneaked in at just under US$200. The just announced 6-inch version will cost half of that. Founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos claims ...

15 hours ago from Gizmag

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Amazon sets sail with its latest eReader: The Kindle Voyage

Amazon has expanded its Kindle eReader range by unveiling its 7th generation Kindle. Supplanting the second-gen Paperwhite as Amazon's premium eReader, the Kindle Voyage is billed as the company's ...

19 hours ago from Gizmag

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date: Hits the US on October 17

When Samsung pulled back the curtain on the Galaxy Note 4, all we knew is that it would launch sometime in October. Today the company got more specific, and announced that the phablet will start ...

9 hours ago from Gizmag

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Apple's iOS 8 update will make it impossible for police to scrape data off your iPhone

Apple is introducing new privacy measures for iPhones and iPads that will make it impossible for law enforcement to extract customers' personal data– even if they have a warrant.

12 hours ago from The Independent

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Google to boost Android encryption, joining Apple

Google said Thursday it would beef up encryption of its mobile operating system, so that it would not hold "keys" to devices even if it is served with a warrant.

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Toshiba to pull out of select consumer PC markets, shift focus to business clients

Toshiba on Thursday announced plans to accelerate its restructuring effort that’ll see the company withdraw from certain consumer markets, opting to instead target business clients. The ...

3 hours ago from Techspot

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