Week in review: An iPhone prototype walks into a bar...
A lost or stolen prototype of what may be the next iPhone leads to a mess of trouble. Meanwhile, Facebook unveils "Open Graph," and McAfee screws up an antivirus update.
In one of the more intriguing tech tales of late, a blog site ended up in possession of what is believed to be a prototype iPhone 4G that was either left, lost, or stolen in a Silicon Valley bar.
Last weekend, Engadget posted photos of what appeared to be a yet-to-be-announced, next-generation Apple device that was allegedlyin San Jose, Calif. A tipster had apparently sent the photos to the gadget blog for posting.
Come Monday morning, Engadget rivalof what appeared to be the same device, claiming it was from "someone" who found it on the floor of a bar in Redwood City, Calif.
Nick Denton, CEO of Gizmodo parent company Gawker Media, later acknowledged that he paid $5,000 to the person who possessed the phone after it was reportedly lost in a bar by an. One publication has even noted that Gawker may have violated California laws on the buying of "stolen property."
Gizmodo sent the device to Apple following a
The social network's big announcement at its F8 developer conference is what CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls the "Open Graph."
A routine update to the company's antivirus software provokes false positives, knocking for a loop PCs with XP SP3.
An Adobe technology to deliver Flash apps to Apple's iPhone has no future. But Adobe isn't going down without a very vocal fight.
Researchers say they are able to access telco data to get information believed to be private--cell phone numbers and where they are being used.
E-tailer files privacy and First Amendment suit after North Carolina tax collectors demand detailed records revealing residents' online buys.
Letter from 10 privacy commissioners, including Germany, Canada, and the U.K., asks for reassurance that future product launches will have "adequate" privacy protections.
Don't expect to see this in stores anytime soon, but evidently technology from two mobile phone rivals can be made to cooperate.
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Text messaging outshines all other means of communicating on teens' cell phones, with one-third of them texting more than 100 times a day.
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