PlayStation 4 tops video game sales in January – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe strong start for Sony’s PlayStation 4 continues. The video game console was the top-selling piece of hardware in the U.S. last month, according to data from research firm…

Two-thirds of Airbnb listings in New York City are illegal, report says – The Verge

The VergeAlmost two-thirds of New York City listings on Airbnb are illegal, according to an in-depth report released today by the travel news site and market research firm Skift, a…

India-born Satya Nadella named as head of giant Microsoft – onlineindiannews

onlineindiannewsIndia born 46-year-old Satya Nadella was named as the new CEO of 78 billion USD tech giant Microsoft and he attributed his leadership capabilities to playing cricket.Mr Nadella, who takes…

Syria crisis: Geneva peace talks end in recriminations – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Syrian government and opposition have traded insults after a week-long peace conference in Geneva ended with no firm agreement. Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said the opposition were immature,…

Corn starch suspected in white powder scares in at least five hotels near … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsA letter containing a suspicious powder addressed to former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani caused a scare Friday when it was opened in a mailroom at…

Activists mourn as top court stands firm on gay-sex ban – Reuters India

Reuters IndiaNEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Supreme Court has refused to review a month-old ruling that banned gay sex in the world’s largest democracy, standing firm on a decision that…

Why has Google bought an AI company? – BBC News

BBC NewsEarlier this week Google spent £400m buying a UK firm that specialised in artificial intelligence. DeepMind is a privately-held company founded by Demis Hassabis, a 37-year-old neuroscientist and former…

Analysts blame Sony for Nintendo’s lack of third-party support – Nintendo Insider

Nintendo InsiderACE Securities, a Japanese investment and market analysis firm, has blamed Sony for Nintendo’s lack of success in securing third-party support on Wii U. Their report, written in response…

Sales of iPhones Set Record for Quarter: 51 Million – New York Times

New York TimesThe iPhone 5C, at an Apple store, above, was one of two new phone models introduced last year. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s iPhone is still…

How DeepMind Can Bring Google Artificial Intelligence to Life – PC Magazine

PC MagazineGoogle’s acquisition of artificial intelligence firm DeepMind might prompt thoughts of self-aware robots and Skynet, especially since the London-based firm is shrouded in secrecy. But there are good, practical…

Google buys artificial intelligence firm DeepMind – ZDNet

ZDNetGoogle has confirmed the acquisition of artificial intelligence company DeepMind, reportedly spending over $400 million in the process. Founded by neuroscientist Demis Hassabis, Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman, the company…

Atlanta’s coolest office space: Cooper Carry (SLIDESHOW) – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta’s coolest office space: Cooper Carry (SLIDESHOW)Atlanta Business ChronicleToday we feature Cooper Carry Inc., Atlanta’s second-largest architectural firm, with more than 100 architects and staff at downtown’s One Ninety One…

Xbox One and Surface sales push Microsoft to record revenue – Inquirer

InquirerSOFTWARE HOUSE Microsoft exceeded analyst expectations on Thursday, reporting record second fiscal quarter revenue that the firm claimed was due to strong Xbox One and Surface sales. The firm posted…

Zennie62Blog One Of CES 2014 Most Popular Blogs: Gorkana US

Zennie62Blog One Of CES 2014 Most Popular Blogs! Gorkana US, a UK-based pr and marketing research firm with offices in New York, used Gorkana Social Media Pro, its social media…

Humana Challenge: Patrick Reed holds his nerve to clinch second PGA Tour title – SkySports

SkySportsPatrick Reed held firm to seal his second PGA Tour title after triumphing in the Humana Challenge by two shots in California. The Texan came into the final day on…

Massive cyberattack linked to at least one refrigerator – Science Recorder

Science RecorderProofpoint, an internet security firm, has uncovered what may be the first Internet of Things-based cyberattack involving “smart” appliances, including at least one refrigerator. The cyberattack involved more than…

Six more US retailers attacked like Target, security firm says – PCWorld

PCWorldCybercriminals have stolen payment card data from six more U.S. retailers using similar point-of-sale malware that compromised Target, a computer crime intelligence company said Friday. The conclusion comes from a…

Six more US retailers hit by Target-like hacks – Computerworld

ComputerworldIDG News Service – Cybercriminals have stolen payment card data from six more U.S. retailers using similar point-of-sale malware that compromised Target, a computer crime intelligence company said Friday. The…

Security firm traces malware back to Russian teen – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeWASHINGTON — Security firm IntelCrawler said Friday that it has identified a Russian teenager as the author of the malware probably used in the cyberattacks against Target and Neiman…

The fridge was one of 100000 devices used as part of the spam attack – BBC News

BBC NewsA fridge has been discovered sending out spam after a web attack managed to compromise smart gadgets. The fridge was one of more than 100,000 devices used to take…

Uh oh: Nintendo cuts Wii U sales forecast by 69 percent – CNET

CNETThe company hoped to sell 9 million Wii U units between April 2013 and March 2014. It now expects to sell just 2.8 million units. Don Reisinger. by Don Reisinger.…

London rolls out smart parking sensors – BBC News

London rolls out smart parking sensorsBBC NewsIf the Westminster-wide trial with firm Smart Parking is successful, it could be rolled out across London. Previously the council tested the system on…

Security startup Impermium joining Google – PCWorld

PCWorldSecurity company Impermium has joined Google to help boost the Internet giant’s already considerable expertise in countering spam and abuse. Impermium’s CEO and cofounder Mark Risher said in a post…

HP releases enormous ‘voice tablets’ in India – Washington Post

Washington PostIt’s a Bob Dylan-esque question for the modern age: Just how big must a phone’s screen be before you can call it a tablet? The answer, my friends, appears…

World leaders praise Sharon’s commitment to Israeli security, peace – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostKerry: Ex-prime minister’s journey was Israel’s journey; Blair: He remained ‘firm and unbowed’ in face of political difficulties; UN’s Ban: He’ll be recalled for his determination over Gaza evacuation.…

Sony Corp. Plans Internet-Based TV Service in US This Year (2) – Businessweek

BusinessweekSony Corp. (6758) will begin testing an Internet-based television service in the U.S. this year, challenging traditional cable and satellite providers including Comcast Corp. and DirecTV. The product will combine…

FireEye acquires Mandiant in $1bn deal – BBC News

BBC NewsCyber security company FireEye has acquired Mandiant, a firm known for responses to network breaches, in a deal worth more than $1bn (£608m). Mandiant rose to prominence last year…

Cybersecurity forces align as FireEye acquires Mandiant – CNET

CNETThe newly formed duo can now detect, prevent, and resolve breaches — this could have ramifications for security firm competitors and governments accused of spying on their citizens and allies.…

FireEye acquires Mandiant in $1.05 billion deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSEATTLE –Cybersecurity investments, which were red hot in 2013, are off to bang in this new year. Network security vendor Fireeye, which helps companies detect and stop persistent attacks,…

Christmas Sees App Downloads Rise By 91 Percent – Headlines & Global News

Headlines & Global NewsAccording to a new report released by analytics firm Flurry, mobile phone application downloads increased by 91 percent on Christmas day compared to any other day in…

Saudi Arabia Offers $3 Billion to Strengthen Lebanon’s Army – Businessweek

BusinessweekSaudi Arabia has offered $3 billion to strengthen Lebanon’s army to protect the country from the threat of “sectarianism and extremism,” Lebanon’s president said. “Strengthening the army is a national…

Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Woodminster Wheelchair Problem In “White v. Oakland”

In this Oakland News, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan doesn’t know this until now, but as of this writing she’s about to be deposed in a lawsuit where the person who…

Google asks US court to rule that Android has not infringed Rockstar patents – PCWorld

PCWorldGoogle has asked a court in California to rule that it does not directly or indirectly infringe seven patents of Rockstar Consortium, after the Microsoft, Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony…

Nevada oddsmaker lists Seahawks as Super Bowl favorites – NBCSports.com

Nevada oddsmaker lists Seahawks as Super Bowl favoritesNBCSports.comAccording to one major Nevada oddsmaking firm, there are two teams and everyone else when it comes to Super Bowl contenders. In odds…

Apple deal with Chinese firm lifts tech stocks and market – Philly.com

Philly.comNEW YORK – Stocks rose in quiet trading Monday as investors start to close the books on 2013. Apple helped lift technology stocks after the company reached a deal to…