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Twitter doles out stock, cash bonuses to retain talent: WSJ

Twitter has been sweetening employee compensation packages to retain talent as the company’s user growth stalls and it stock price slides, The Wall Street Journal reported. Four top executives left the company in January, the biggest leadership exodus since co-founder Jack Dorsey returned as chief executive last year. The departures added to concerns about the company’s ability to make its ... Read More »

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Marshmallow update starts rolling out today

Verizon first started pushing out the Android 6.0 update to the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 earlier last month, but the roll-out was halted shortly thereafter (update details were pulled from their website) due to unknown reasons. The good news is that the software update page is live again on Verizon’s website, and the carrier now says the update will start ... Read More »

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update starts rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ has also started getting the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update following the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and Note5. The update is currently rolling out in the company’s home country of South Korea. Galaxy S6 edge+ units on SK Telecom network are currently getting the update. Available through Samsung’s Smart Switch desktop app, it weighs in at ... Read More »

Kicked out of PCs, Blu-ray drives are revived in data centers

Blu-ray and DVD drives are being kicked out of PCs but finding a new life in data centers as storage that can retain data for up to 100 years. A massive new system from Sony called Everspan is a collection of optical drives that can store up to 181 petabytes of data. The system can expand to 55 feet in ... Read More »

Huawei Mate 8 February security update rolling out

Huawei has started rolling out a new update to its Mate 8 flagship smartphone that includes Android security patch for the month of February. The update also brings along fixes to several issues, including those related to security, privilege escalation, and remote code execution. If you are a Mate 8 owner, you should see an OTA update notification soon, if ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab E 7.0 leaks out in all its glory

Last month, specs of a 7-inch variant of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab E tablet leaked online. This was followed by reports that the device is heading to the US – it also received the FCC approval. Now, the tablet has leaked in all its glory. Specs-wise, from what we’ve heard so far, the device will be powered by a 1.3GHz processor, ... Read More »

US says cyber battle against ISIS will ‘black these guys out’

The U.S. is aggressively targeting ISIS in cyberspace, attempting to halt the group’s ability to communicate electronically, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Thursday. His comments build on those from earlier this week when, for the first time, the Department of Defense admitted to an active offensive cyberspace mission. “There is no reason why these guys ought to be able ... Read More »

Rose gold and platinum Samsung Gear S2 Classic will be out in the US tomorrow

Last month, the two new Gear S2 Classic models Samsung unveiled at CES began their global rollout. And now this is about to take them to the US. Both the rose gold and the platinum Gear S2 will become available stateside tomorrow, for a recommended retail price of $449.99. You’ll find them at Samsung’s own online store, as well as ... Read More »

Apple called out for copyright infringement with 3D Touch

When you’re as big as Apple, you get used to staffing a strong legal department pretty quick. Copyright claims and lawsuits have become such a mundane part of the tech business that we honestly can’t even remember a time when Cupertino and Samsung weren’t at each other’s throats over some legal claim. Plus, suing a gigantic corporation is often a ... Read More »

Mortgage applications eke out 0.2% gain

It is fast becoming a tale of two mortgage markets, as interest rates move sideways and refinances dry up. Total mortgage application volume increased 0.2 percent last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Volume is 20 percent higher than the same week one year ago. Jeff J Mitchell | Getty Images There is now ... Read More »