Apple's next iPhone rumored to have "very fast" A7 chip (CBS News) Rumor surround Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)'s next iPhone are flowing in ahead of the tech giant's imminent announcement of its new flagship smartphone. A tweet from a Fox News reporter claims that new Apple silicon rumored to land in the iPhone 5S is "very fast," while an Apple-centric blog says it will be 64-bit -- echoing a previous rumor. Clayton Morris tweeted Sunday that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)'s next-generation A7 chip "is running at about 31 [percent] faster than A6. I'm hearing it's very fast." The iPhone 5 and iPad 4 are currently powered by an A6 chip.
Google Reels In Its Latest Internet-TV Device (Businessweek) Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has been eager to get into television for a while now. First there was Google TV, which fell flat after content owners blocked it and consumers complained about the quality. Then there was Q, a glowing orb intended to stream media; it died before it ever had a chance. Now there is Chromecast, and there’s no way Google (GOOG) will let independent developers screw this one up. Over the weekend, Koushik Dutta, an Android developer, complained that Google had intentionally blocked an application he had created that would allow people to stream to Chromecast directly from their phones. This would allow people to watch whatever content they had on their mobile devices—a logical service, it seems, but a step too far for Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), apparently.
White Xbox One exclusive for Microsoft employees (Shacknews) Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) employees will receive a special version of the console that's "unique" for the team. The white console has "I MADE THIS" emblazoned by the disc drive, and will include one year of Live Gold and every first-party launch game. First discovered by All Games Beta, employees must have worked with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) as of July and must still be work there come launch time. Sorry Don Mattrick, guess you're not getting one--although you did certainly help make the system.
Wozniak praises Apple's formula for success (BBC News)
Google Palestine Hacked And Defaced Through A Domain Registry Attack (TechCrunch) Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s primary search domain for Palestine has seemingly been hacked, with the standard Google search interface for the region being replaced by a political message from its hackers. From the information available so far, it doesn’t appear that Google’s own servers were hacked — instead, it seems that Google’s Palestinian domain was hijacked and redirected to another server altogether. How that was done, exactly, is unclear. One current theory is that Google’s top-level domain provider for the region was compromised, allowing hackers to point the domain somewhere else.