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Meet the iPhone Case That Can Turn Into a Virtual-Reality Headset
Virtual Reality

Meet the iPhone Case That Can Turn Into a Virtual-Reality Headset

There are plenty of other phone-compatible VR headsets out there, but most of them are still pretty clunky.
Michael Dell: Encryption Backdoors Are a 'Horrible Idea'
Dell

Michael Dell: Encryption Backdoors Are a 'Horrible Idea'

Here's the Dell CEO's reasoning.
Robert Hackett
For Tech Companies in the Bay Area, Gender Diversity Still Lags
Gender Gap

For Tech Companies in the Bay Area, Gender Diversity Still Lags

A new study revealed the most diverse players in the tech sector as major companies make public efforts to hire more women and minorities.
Study: Online Fraud Is About to Kick Into High Gear
Holiday Shopping

Study: Online Fraud Is About to Kick Into High Gear

A new study forecasts a spike in attempts by criminals to steal payment card information.
Why Apple Will Never Create an iPad-Mac Hybrid
Apple

Why Apple Will Never Create an iPad-Mac Hybrid

It's because of customer experience, says Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Benjamin Snyder
Why Urban Outfitters Just Bought a Pizza Chain
Urban Outfitters

Why Urban Outfitters Just Bought a Pizza Chain

The retail giant's latest move comes after several quarters of sales declines at its namesake stores.
Hayley Peterson
Hacker Group Anonymous Declares War On Islamic State
Hackers

Hacker Group Anonymous Declares War On Islamic State

The hacker community that attacked PayPal and Mastercard is responding to the attacks in Paris.
How Boeing Is Doing More Work With Fewer Workers
Robots

How Boeing Is Doing More Work With Fewer Workers

The world's largest plane maker is in the midst of its biggest peacetime boom.
German Watchdog Probes Apple-Amazon Audiobook Arrangement
Apple

German Watchdog Probes Apple-Amazon Audiobook Arrangement

The competition watchdog is launching an investigation into an arrangement between the two tech giants.
Marriott to Buy Starwood to Create World's Largest Hotel Chain
Franchises

Marriott to Buy Starwood to Create World's Largest Hotel Chain

The combined company will own or franchise more than 5,500 hotels around the world.
Lawsuit Claims Birth Control Packaging Error Led to More Than 100 Unwanted Pregnancies
Legal Issues

Lawsuit Claims Birth Control Packaging Error Led to More Than 100 Unwanted Pregnancies

The suit seeks millions in damages including, in some cases, child-rearing expenses up to the age of 18.
Laura Entis
Soon, You Could Receive a Facebook Message That Disappears Before You Read It
Messaging

Soon, You Could Receive a Facebook Message That Disappears Before You Read It

Facebook is testing a strange, new ephemeral feature in France.
Laura Entis
Amazon Launches 'Pantry' Service in the UK
Amazon

Amazon Launches 'Pantry' Service in the UK

The move is the ecommerce giant's most ambitious foray into Britain's growing online grocery market.
Beats Music to Shut Down This Month
Apple Music

Beats Music to Shut Down This Month

Now that Apple Music is firmly in place, the Beats service is scheduled to fade out by end of month.