Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Wednesday, September 7.
Police are looking into the case of the missing iPhone. The news of this keeps unfolding.
HTC sues Apple for using Google patents. "HTC will continue to protect its patented inventions against infringement from Apple until such infringement stops. We believe that we have an obligation to protect our business, our industry partners and our customers, who love using our products," Grace Lei, HTC's general counsel, said in an e-mailed statement to CNET.
Even in remote places, you can now use your smartphone. Iridium brings Wi-Fi to far out places.
A high-tech ghost town will be built in New Mexico.
Fired Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz walks out with a severance package of $10 million.
This sushi photo might have been taken from Apple's new iPhone! What do you think?
GE invests in a high-tech green building, puts $22 million in Project Frog.
Ever get bored brushing your teeth? The New York Times Research & Development lab might have the mirror for you. The magic mirror" can surf the Web, recommend drugs based off the pills you are popping, shop for clothes based on your current outfit, and track if you're putting on some extra pounds.
It's not just for Porn sites. The .xxx domain name is now open.
Carjacking? Hackers may target you car next, warns McAfee. But getting your car hacked is not the same as getting your e-mail hacked. CNET's Roger Cheng wrote: "The study highlights examples of test cases where security experts from universities around the country were able to shut down cars by hacking into a remote disabling system, use a tire's radio frequency identification system--designed to monitor the tire pressure--to track the location and activity of a driver, disrupt emergency assistance and navigation services, and hack into the critical safety system of a car. Another study used a Bluetooth connection to steal personal data."
Reuters reports Facebook is profitable. The social network's revenue rose to $1.6 billion in the first half of this year.
iDo, a iPhone 4 case: With this ring on, you'll never drop your phone again.