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Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo chief who built gaming empire, dies at 85
Hiroshi Yamauchi, credited with transforming Nintendo from a family-owned Japanese business into a global byword for video games, died Thursday from pneumonia.
The serial tech entrepreneur
A Boston native helps fuel a Beijing startup frenzy.
Dating website closes after using photo of dead teen Retaeh Parsons for Facebook ad
Retaeh Parsons, 17, died in April after a suicide attempt following months of cyber-bullying after an alleged sexual assault.
Mercenary hacker group 'Hidden Lynx' emerges as world's most potent cyber threat
Overshadowing even the most infamous state-sponsored cyber armies, a group of hacker-mercenaries has emerged as the world’s new and most potent threat to information security.
OpNSA: Anonymous targets US lawmakers with close ties to intelligence community (VIDEO)
Anonymous is targeting US lawmakers with ties to intelligence contractors by highlighting campaign contributions and vote records.
In China, too many retweets could land you in prison
The Communist Party seeks to tame China's savage social media sphere.
Apple expected to expand iPhone reach with new models
Could this week see the launch of a budget iPhone?
A mother's nightmare: mystery shrouds accused hacker's detention in Sweden
'He’s been involved with WikiLeaks. That’s the only reason I can see today for why all this is happening,' Kristina Svartholm said.
Google Street View shows Japan's tsunami, earthquake devastation
Google Street View is offering users before-and-after pictures of the areas of Japan damaged in the 2011 disaster.
Smartwatch wars? Samsung unveils Galaxy Gear
Though its Galaxy Gear isn't the first smartwatch, Samsung has beaten its main rival Apple into the new market.
Microsoft swallows Nokia's phone business for $7.2 billion
The deal is Microsoft's boldest foray yet into mobile devices.
Syrian Electronic Army revealed: Anonymous hacks SEA website, dumps data
After claims that Syrian regime used chemical weapons on its own population, Anonymous struck, revealing personal information of key members within the Syrian Electronic Army.
Japan proposes ‘Internet fasting’ camps for its technology-addicted kids
The Japanese ministry of education has asked the government to fund camps where teens will be cut off from computers.
Russia plans advanced new fighter jet
Moscow says it's working on a sixth-generation plane, even though its fifth-generation models are still under development.
Suspected cyber-attack takes down New York Times website
Attack on the Times domain name registrar takes down famous news website: the pro-government Syrian Electronic Army is suspected.
US tech sector feels pain from NSA's PRISM
Revelations about government surveillance programs are limiting international business for cloud computing providers.
Hacks continue as FBI claims to have dismantled Anonymous
The FBI is claiming to have dismantled the hacker organization Anonymous. But shortly after an official's statements were published in the press, Anons dumped large amounts of data that appears to have been stolen from FBI servers.
Greenwald v. the UK: Anonymous strikes back
Following the nine-hour-long detention by British authorities of Glenn Greenwald's partner, David Miranda, Anonymous posts personal information of US government officials and their families as 'vital anti-terror surveillance information.'
Made in China: Can China build an Apple or Ikea?
Yes, and it's on the verge.
Cleared for take-off: New Zealand's personalized jetpack gets flight permit
Martin Aircraft's jetpack has been likened to to two enormous leaf blowers welded together.
Race for encrypted email systems heats up
Major communications companies have failed to circumvent government oversight of private emails, but at least one is still innovating.
Lavabit, secure email service used by Edward Snowden, shuts down
Lavabit's owner Ladar Levison abruptly shut down the secure email service Thursday, prompting at least one other similar provider to do the same.
Web-wide fear follows Tor browser exploit
Malware targeting the Dark Net, hidden websites residing on the Tor network, has left the internet wary of an imminent law enforcement crackdown. Is the Tor network still safe?
Google made the best phone that no one will buy
Being a great phone isn't enough to get into the mobile market these days.
A far cry from Call of Duty, Kerbal Space Program is inspiring players to learn physics (VIDEO)
Developing a game in which players need to learn basic physics isn't easy, and it's even more difficult to make it fun. But Kerbal Space Program isn’t just helping adults feel like kids again — it’s helping kids learn real science.
UK porn filter broken
Hackers have already found a way around filter days after its announcement.
Apple supplier Pegatron ‘worse than Foxconn’: China Labor Watch
China Labor Watch said it uncovered numerous labor rights violations at three Pegatron-owned factories that make Apple products.
NSA requests encrypted keys to directly access companies' data
Encrypted keys would give NSA direct access to customer information.
Samsung: Fomenting crisis at the world’s largest electronics company
As margins shrink on tablets and smartphones, Samsung attempts to reinvent itself through disruption — again.
The first Instagram videos out of North Korea
Associated Press photojournalist David Guttenfelder is making the most of his window onto the hermit kingdom.
SmartPorn: India's other mobile revolution
Cheap smart phones have put porn in the palms of millions. Indians debate if it is triggering a rape epidemic.