Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for April 14, 2014:
- Jason reported Friday on Tech News Tonight that Amazon plans to release a smartphone this year. The phone is expected to have four cameras for eye tracking and display 3D images without goofy glasses. A piece published over the weekend by Roger Cheng and Donna Tam says the killer feature of this phone won’t be 3D, but price. Read more at cnet.com.
- Facebook wants to be your bank, according to an exclusive in the Financial Times this morning. The social network is trying to get approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to offer financial services in Europe that include bill paying. Read more at marketwatch.com.
- Microsoft released Windows Phone 8.1 to developers today. It’s been 18 months since the last major update. Read more at slashgear.com.
- Google is thinking about favoring encrypted web sites in search engine results, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Read more at wsj.com.
- The Canada Revenue Agency says that the social insurance numbers of about 900 Canadians were stolen because of the Heartbleed security bug. The agency discovered the breach while fixing the flaw. Read more at cra-arc.gc.ca.
- Samsung’s got an event scheduled for April 29. The invitation hints at something related to photography with a cryptic slogan that goes “Kapture the Moment” -- that’s Kapture with a K. The invitation coincides with rampant rumors about a new Galaxy S5 Zoom smartphone, which rumormongers are now saying might be called the Galaxy K Zoom. The rumors say the new Zoom will be thinner, lighter, faster, etc., and offer a 20 megapixel camera. Read more at cnet.com.
For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for April 14, 2014.