Day: September 23, 2013

Gold iPhone 5S sells for $10K on eBay, worth just $649

The phone, a 16GB unlocked model was valued at $649, but brought in more than 15 times that price at auction…….

Facebook introduces its mobile payment ‘Autofill’ feature

Looking to make online payments quicker and easier, the social network launches a new service that lets customers make purchases by simply tapping in their Facebook credentials…….

Apple iPhone fingerprint reader confirmed as easy to hack

So much for Apple’s newest security trick. Alas, it seems that an old way of beating fingerprint scanners works on the new iPhones too…….

The first 2013 SEMA show preview is a 1,000 hp Hyundai

It’s oddly appropriate that our first peek at the craziest car show of the year kick off with an absolutely bonkers concept…….

Utility Sets IT Department On Path To Self-destruction

dcblogs writes “Northeast Utilities has told IT employees that it is considering outsourcing IT work to India-based offshore firms, putting as many as 400 IT jobs at risk. The company is saying a final decision has not been made. But Conn. State Rep. and House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz, who is trying to prevent or…

Judge appears to back Google’s defense of digital books project

Judge’s comments suggest he finds merit in the Web giant’s assertion that the project is exempt from copyright laws under the fair use provision…….

One-eyed Sir Stuffington becomes new Internet cat star

An injured kitten picked up by a shelter gets another shot at life, and due to a pirate-themed picture going viral, the feline could become the next big Internet hit…….

Strip club sues Oracle over unpaid $33,540 tab

An Oracle employee is said to have used his corporate AmEx card to run up a rather large sum on two consecutive nights at a San Francisco strip club. The company allegedly refused to honor the expense…….

Kiwi cable signs TE SubCom for build

Hawaiki a step closer to reality……

Al Gore: Let’s ‘put a price on carbon’

In a speech at the Social Good Summit, the former U.S. Vice President said that taxing carbon use would be an essential tool for fighting global warming, and its ravaging effects…….