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Amazon reportedly lays off “dozens” of engineers in wake of Fire phone flop

Amazon has reportedly laid off "dozens" of engineers that worked on its failed Fire phone, suggesting that the handset's future could be in doubt. However, despite the shake-up, the company is said to be pushing ahead with work on a range of other devices.


Thank You Ashley Madison: A TV show based on the site is in the works

A scripted TV series loosely based on Ashley Madison, the infamously hacked infidelity website, is currently in the early stages of development. It's tentatively being called Thank You Ashley Madison.

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Security researcher zeroes in on possible Ashley Madison hacker

With a half million Canadian dollar bounty on the line, everyone's searching for the team behind the Ashley Madison attack, and Krebs may have made a huge step towards cracking the case.


Yes, pushing a button to order toilet paper is as frivolous as it sounds

Amazon is making a play to change grocery shopping with the inexpensive Dash Button, but does it really make sense to have branded, web-connected devices throughout your house?

  • Pros: Novel concept , Shows great potential for a future revision
  • Cons: Set-up process could be more user-friendly , Physical design…

Google Map Maker relaunches in U.S. complete with anti-prank safeguards

Google's Map Maker tool for improving Maps was taken offline earlier this year following the infamous "peeing Android" incident. On Tuesday the Web company relaunched the editing tool, complete with anti-prank safeguards.


Look out, Twitch – here comes YouTube Gaming

From today, gaming fans can check out YouTube Gaming, the company's much anticipated Twitch-like streaming service that promises 25,000 pages for various game titles, live streams, archived gameplay footage, and more.


Ashley Madison execs hacked competitors, emails suggest

The fortunes of Ashley Madison continue take a further turn for the worse, as emails between the company's CEO and CTO appear to suggest that plans were made in 2012 to hack a competing service.


Ashley Madison offers $380K reward in bid to catch hackers

As the fallout continues in the wake of the Ashley Madison hack, the company behind the website, Avid Life Media, has announced a $380,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those involved.


Google Maps now detects and prompts you to share photos of food

A new feature of Google Maps automatically detects pictures of food and prompts users to share, upload, and tag them. It's part of Google's effort to fill gaps in its database of local businesses.


Two commit suicide over Ashley Madison leak, say police

The Toronto Police reported two suicides in connection to the hack of Ashely Madison accounts in July at a press conference.


McAfee has an interesting theory about the Ashley Madison hack

John McAfee, the famous security entrepreneur, has a theory about the Ashley Madison hack. He thinks it was an inside job by a rogue female employee, but his reasoning isn't entirely sound.


Demonstrating the power of journalism, John Oliver may prompt IRS crackdown

Following John Oliver's impassioned Last Week Tonight segment on the issue, the IRS is facing significant criticism and pressure to conduct a more thorough investigation of televangelists and their use of tax-exempt donations.


Stories you missed this week: An Apple Music festival, bizarre bike pedals, and more

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you.


Sorry, Spotify CEO says in response to new privacy policy backlash

You know it's bad when the CEO of a company has to issue a mea culpa, and that's exactly what Daniel Ek of Spotify did on Friday, apologizing for the very controversial new privacy policy the music streaming service recently debuted.


UK commission orders Google to remove links to ‘right to be forgotten’ stories

The UK recently ordered Google to remove nine links that presently direct viewers to current news stories that concern older reports that have been struck from search results, as per the controversial "right to be forgotten" rule.