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Apple's iWatch to appear in 2014, will RULE your home – new claim

A US analyst who spoke to Asian suppliers about the health of Apple's supply chain has heard that Cupertino's long-rumored iWatch won't be primarily an extension of your smartphone or tablet, unlike Samsung's big-as-your-head Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
Rik Myslewski, 12 Oct 2013

NASA's Jupiter probe wakes up after unexpected snooze

NASA's Juno probe is back up and running after unexpectedly putting itself into a hibernating "safe mode" during its last orbit around Earth.
Iain Thomson, 12 Oct 2013

Streaming TV Aereo's enemies lob sueball into Supreme Court

The four top US television-broadcast corporations – ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox – have taken their battle against fiesty one-antenna-per-customer cloudy DVR and streaming service Aereo to the US Supreme Court.
Rik Myslewski, 12 Oct 2013

Biometrics not so trustworthy: False Samsung stock-pump buy draws Swedish cops

An elaborate scam saw shares in Swedish biometrics firm Fingerprint Cards rise by over 50 per cent after a false press release was circulated saying the company was being bought by Samsung.
Iain Thomson, 12 Oct 2013
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Web.com DNS hijack: How hacktivists went on a mass web joyride spree

Web.com has promised to beef up its security and hire more staff after hacktivists hijacked its DNS records and diverted visitors away from various websites.
John Leyden, 12 Oct 2013