Tech News For Busy People

updated at 12:24am on 8/4/2015

Top Meme

Mike Beasley, 9to5Mac — While Apple generally puts a lot of effort into making sure that Macs remain virus-free and secure, a duo of researchers, Xeno Kovah and Trammell Hudson, have discovered that many PC firmware vulnerabilities also affect Macs, leaving Apple’s hardware open to attacks on the firmware that can survive OS X...

firmware, mac, apple

Secondary Memes

Windows 10 isn't much of a win for many early adopters

Lance Ulanoff, Mashable — Windows 10 is a solid operating system with an enviable collection of new features and functionality. But it's not perfect Since its launch on July 29, at least 14 million people downloaded Microsoft's next-generation software — and that number may be growing. It’s safe to say that the majority of users...

windows, microsoft, upgrade

Apple purchases 43-acre developmental plot in San Jose for $138M

Chance Miller, 9to5Mac — Map showing Apple’s San Jose property, via Silicon Valley Business Journal According to a new report from Silicon Valley Business Journal, Apple has purchased a 43-acre development plot in North San Jose. The report claims that Apple paid slightly more than $138 million for the property, which is located...

apple, service, carrier

Tertiary Memes

What Yahoo Paid for Polyvore: More Than $200 Million

By Mike Isaac, Bits — Yahoo disclosed last week that it was buying Polyvore, an online shopping and style site. The deal came at a...

yahoo, site, network

Star Wars Battlefront’s “Fighter Squadron” gameplay trailer shows potential

Chris Burns, SlashGear — Today EA Games, DICE, and Frostbite reveal "Fighter Squadron" gameplay for Star Wars Battlefront. In this...

star, wars, battlefront

Watch Dota 2's Biggest Tournament Right Here

Yannick LeJacq, Kotaku — The annual tournament for Valve’s popular online multiplayer game Dota 2 is just getting started, and this...

dota, international, million

Inside the Sad, Expensive Failure of Google Plus

Daring Fireball — Remember Google Plus? Seth Fiegerman goes behind the scenes on its creation for Mashable: For those elsewhere...

google, plus, glass

Condé Nast parent company jumps into big data market with 1010data purchase

Joab Jackson, Network World — Advance, a global media group that owns the Condé Nast group of consumer publications, has ventured into the...

1010data, data, advance

Apple falls to third in China smartphone rankings, while Xiaomi vaults ahead

Michael Kan, Network World — Xiaomi regained its position as China’s leading smartphone vendor in the second quarter, while Apple fell...

xiaomi, apple, market

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