We’ve got a great show for you today; with more news about celular insecurity, prosthetic limbs, and yes, even more fallout from the Sony Pictures hack.
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- German researchers discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls. – The Washington Post
The spying can happen even on cellular networks using the most advanced encryption now available.
- Amazon offers one-hour deliveries with Prime Now
Amazon has just launched a new service called Prime Now, which will let Prime members order “tens of thousands” of “daily essentials” for immediate deliv
- Double amputee controls two robotic arms with his mind
Here’s one other DARPA-funded robotic limb controlled by thoughts alone — actually make that two, because Colorado man Les Baugh had two bionic arms att
- US officials link Sony Pictures hack to North Korea The Verge
US officials are now pointing the finger at North Korea for the hacks against Sony Pictures, multiple reports claim. Citing government intelligence officials, The New York Times says that the…
- It’s Official: Sony Scraps ‘The Interview’ Deadline
- Paramount Pictures Bans Showings of ‘Team America: World Police’ – Moviefone Blog Canada
- Star Wars Force Awakens Release Date
Here’s what to expect.
- Minecraft to get an episodic, story-based game from Telltale Games
Minecraft has always focused on the creative, open nature of the game’s world rather than try to craft any kind of story-based single-player mode, but today Mojang has announced a deal with Telltale…
- News – The Steam Holiday Sale starts today!
- Apple to instate country-specific app taxes in EU starting Jan. 1
In an email sent out to iTunes Connect members on Wednesday, Apple reminded developers of an upcoming value-added tax (VAT) rate policy change that will see customers pay fees based on their country of residence rather than other EU locales with lower taxes.
- Asian shares rise as Fed shows patience – MarketWatch
Stocks in Japan jump, leading most of Asia higher, after signals that the U.S. isn’t in a hurry to raise interest rates encourage investors to take on more risk.
- European stocks post strongest gain in 3 years; ruble rises – MarketWatch
European stocks leap Thursday, with gains across all sectors after the U.S. Federal Reserve indicates it’s not rushing to raise borrowing costs, a stance that prompted intraday spikes in oil prices and energy shares alike.
- U.S. stocks score biggest gains in years – MarketWatch