This Day in Tech: LulzSec hacks U.S. Senate site; Man gets sued after tweeting about wife's affair
Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Thursday, June 16.
The BlackBerry maker reports $4.9 billion in earnings, below the $5.2 billion it expected, and announces layoffs starting next quarter. Shares of the company were halted just before the news hit.
Sen. Patrick Leahy says law enforcement concerns kept him from proposing that search warrants be required for police to learn the previous locations of Americans' cell phones.
Despite a boost for "Go the F*** to Sleep" from the viral spread of a pirated PDF, author Adam Mansbach says that encouraging content theft is not a marketing strategy.
The social network could unveil an HTML5-based, Safari-centric platform in the coming weeks that would mark a major challenge to Apple's App Store, according to TechCrunch.
Those responsible for the confirmed breach have not come forward or been publicly identified so far. However, the same site was hacked over the weekend by LulzSec.
Electrical engineers present work confirming that ultrawideband radio technology could vastly improve remote, continuous, real-time health monitoring.
A plumber plumbs the depths of despair when he discovers his wife is allegedly having an affair. He broadcasts details about her alleged lover on Twitter and the Web and gets sued for harassment.
Console-makers Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony have always competed with each other. Now it seems Google and Apple are rapidly leaping into the gaming world as well, which could change the game entirely. CNET News' Kara Tsuboi reports from the E3 gaming show in Los Angeles.
New York book publisher claims it acquired the trademark in relation to e-books with assets of a company that sold books under the "ibooks" name starting in 1999.
In the second day of trading, shares of the online radio company fall below the IPO price.
Managing status updates on both a Twitter and Facebook account can be a chore. Selective Twitter is a solution that helps cut back on having to double post updates by sending selective tweets to your Facebook profile.
Odor pixels are poised to take Smell-O-Vision to the next level with a smell-generating component for TVs and cell phones under development at UC San Diego. Hopefully it will block those decaying-corpse smells from police dramas.
In Buzz this week, the phone that will take the smart phone arms race nuclear, Google's mapping YOU, and the Apple-Samsung catfight goes on.
Kia puts its own spin on a hybrid sedan.
MIT grad student and Google employee develops a system that lets users transfer open applications between a computer and a cell phone just by pointing the phone's camera at the computer screen.