Motorola Mobility's move to adopt Android "Marshmallow" will result in the Lenovo unit eliminating some features it had introduced on its devices, such as Motorola Assist, Connect and Migrate. Those add-ons are now extraneous, given the features offered on the new Android platform, Motorola noted on its blog.
The FBI is investigating spam sent to Hillary Clinton's personal e-mail that may have compromised her personal server, located at her New York home. The attack may be linked to Russian hackers previously suspected of wider attacks inside the US government.
Apple has bolstered its latest software releases by fixing more than 100 flaws that made it possible for hackers and malware to circumvent defenses. Most of the patches fixed vulnerabilities in Apple's newest Mac operating system, El Capitan 10.11, but some included upgrades to iOS 9 and the Safari browser as well.
An upcoming Microsoft software update will let Xbox One users reprogram the buttons on a controller for a more customized fit, Dante D'Orazio writes.
Apple Pay hasn't quite taken off the way the company anticipated, accounting for only about 1% of US retail transactions a year after it was introduced, Aite Group says. Lack of promotion and scarcity of compatible sales terminals are among the reasons cited for the muted reception.
A House of Representatives bill that would give the Department of Homeland Security stronger cybersecurity requirements, including more information sharing, was voted out of committee last week. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., received strong bipartisan support in the House Homeland Security Committee and is one of several cybersecurity proposals Congress is considering.
Hewlett-Packard says it's transferring its cloud research and development unit and its cloud product management group to its software organization, run by Robert Youngjohns. The announcement came in an internal memo from CEO Meg Whitman that said the move will help "accelerate" the company's "hybrid infrastructure transformation area."
Disney is working on making coloring books come to life on a mobile device with an augmented reality application that shows flat images in 3D while children are coloring.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investing in a series of new pilot programs to recruit teenagers in the fight against cybercrime. The first program will launch next year in Pittsburgh, Pa., and provide specialized training courses and university credit. "We know the talent we need, and we need to go earlier and get to people when they're making career and life decisions," said the FBI's Christopher Geary.
Gatorade immerses consumers in a baseball game using 360-degree GoPro technology in a virtual-reality video. It's the latest brand venture into VR, with others including a Mountain Dew campaign that features extreme sports and a Volvo video that puts consumers in the driver's seat virtually.
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