Tim Cook recently made a visit to Apple’s factory in the USA where they are producing few Mac models. During inspection, Tim Cook tweeted the above photo showing a worker doing his job at the factory. You can see from the iMac behind that it is running Windows. So ironically, Apple Mac production line uses Windows in their factories. ...

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NSA, USA’s Surveillance Agency is now helping UK’s Surveillance Agency GCHQ in intercepting and storing the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, revealed secret documents obtained by The Guardian. The project called Optic Nerve,  started as a prototype in 2008 and was still active in 2012. “Face detection has the potential to aid selection of useful images for ‘mugshots’ or even for face recognition by assessing the angle of the face,” it reads. “The best images are ones where the person is facing the camera with their face upright.” The report also revealed that lots of sexually explicit content was also collected and GCHQ struggled to keep it away from the eyes of its staff. Sexually explicit webcam material proved to be a particular problem for GCHQ, as one document delicately put it: “Unfortunately … it would appear that a surprising number of people use webcam conversations to show intimate parts ...

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As winter -storms hit across the United States I’m sure many are thinking of warmer places they would rather be at.  We continue our series of in-depth coverage of the Bing search trends of 2013.   When Bing first started out as Live Search it used to have a search service called xRank.  xRank kept track of notable celebrities, musicians, politicians, etc. and ranked them in order of popularity from Bing search query results. Microsoft shut that service down in 2010.  However like Google, Microsoft still publishes results of some of the most popular searches at the end of each year.  Here are the most searched travel destinations: USA’s most searched destinations of 2013 Hawaii captured the heart of Americans this year, even topping searches for mainland USA destinations. London ruled the pack among European destinations, holding onto its #1 spot for the second year in a row. Hawaii Bahamas (pictured) London ...

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The latest monthly NPD results are in, and once again, as it has for the last 11 out of 12 months, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has taken the lead. Now in the seventh year of its lifecycle, with no successor in sight,  Xbox 360 is on pace to have the biggest year in its history, a feat never achieved by any console in history. May 2011 NPD highlights include: • Xbox 360 sold 270,000 units in May, maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S. • Xbox 360 console sales during May were up 39 percent year over year, the largest growth of any current generation console on the market. May also marked the seventeenth month of year-over-year hardware sales increases. • Xbox 360 game sales reached $140 million. • Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in May (hardware, software and accessories) reached $265 million, still the highest among ...

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