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Twitch Knocked Offline in Latest Online-Gaming Attack

Twitch Knocked Offline in Latest Online-Gaming Attack

The Twitch videogame-streaming service went offline for several hours last night (Aug. 26), possibly as a result of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, which would make it the latest in a series of attacks on online gaming services. A hacker group called Lizard Squad claimed credit for last night's disruption via ...

Samsung and LG Launch New Watches While Apple Waits

Samsung and LG Launch New Watches While Apple Waits

South Korean tech firms LG and Samsung have announced more smartwatches, ahead of a widely anticipated entry to the sector from Apple. The devices, from LG and Samsung, suggest renewed attempts to create a smartwatch that is perhaps more fashionable than previous efforts. Samsung's Gear S features a curved screen, while ...

Report: Apple To Launch iWatch In September

Report: Apple To Launch iWatch In September

The iWatch may be coming earlier than everyone thought. Apple plans to launch a new wearable device, presumed by many to be a smartwatch, alongside two next-generation iPhones this September according to a report on tech news site Re/code. The site has previously reported that Apple will launch two, different sized versions ...

Alibaba’s Results Improve Ahead of IPO

Alibaba’s Results Improve Ahead of IPO

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. reported a surge in revenue and earnings for its latest quarter, driven in part by increased activity on mobile devices, though its profit margin narrowed. Alibaba's plan for a potentially record-breaking initial public offering is prompting other companies to push back their own stock-market ...

Standalone Xbox One Kinect Coming in October for $150

Standalone Xbox One Kinect Coming in October for $150

Microsoft made many a gamer happy this past May when it announced a $400, Kinect-less version of its Xbox One, which was originally only available as a $500 bundle. However, those who jumped on the no-Kinect train with plans to buy one later are doing so at a cost; the peripheral will be sold separately starting Oct. 7 for ...

Snapchat Fetches $10 Billion Valuation

Snapchat Fetches $10 Billion Valuation

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has agreed to invest in the fast-growing ephemeral message service Snapchat Inc. at a valuation of close to $10 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said.Snapchat, which has talked to several potential investors in recent months, is in the process of raising a large investment ...

Facebook Users Self-Censor on Controversial Topics

Facebook Users Self-Censor on Controversial Topics

If you didn't see a lot of talk about Ferguson and Michael Brown on your Facebook feed, maybe that's because your Facebook friends were afraid you'd disagree. The Pew Research Center on Tuesday said a study of nearly 2,000 adults on an earlier hot-button political issue – the massive leak by Edward Snowden of documents ...

Apple Preparing New 12.9-Inch IPad for Early 2015

Apple Preparing New 12.9-Inch IPad for Early 2015

Apple Inc.’s suppliers are preparing to manufacture the company’s largest-ever iPad, with production scheduled to commence by the first quarter of next year, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The new iPad will have a screen measuring 12.9 inches diagonally, said the people, who asked not to be identified ...

Dropbox Slashes Its Price as the Cost of a Gigabyte Nears Zero

Dropbox Slashes Its Price as the Cost of a Gigabyte Nears Zero

When I talk to folks at Dropbox, they’re eager to tell me about how different people are using its file-sharing service: the musician, the photographer, the professor, the startup founder. They like to talk about new features, like password-protected links and the remote wipe tool that lets you remove files from a lost ...

Time Warner Cable Customers Lose Internet Service Nationwide

Time Warner Cable Customers Lose Internet Service Nationwide

Time Warner Cable Inc., which is planning to combine with Comcast Corp., said Internet service is largely restored after frustrated subscribers across the U.S. reported outages this morning. An issue with its Internet backbone disrupted broadband and on demand services at 4:30 a.m. New York time during "routine network ...