Top News for June 27, 2014

NSA

Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for June 27, 2014:

  1. The German government canceled their contract with Verizon. The move is part of a larger program to stop doing business with American companies after the NSA revelations that were revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Read more at reuters.com.

  2. If you're in the market for an iPhone, you might want to head down to Walmart. The company starting today has slashed the price on both the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5C 16GB costs $29 with a two-year agreement, while the 5S will go for $99 with a two-year deal. Read more at cnet.com.

  3. We've told you on past episodes about Google's experimental Project Tango. The idea is to build phones and tablets that can quickly map indoor spaces using special hardware and software. Google announced yesterday that a consumer version of a Project Tango tablet will be built by LG and sold next year to consumers. Read more at forbes.com.

  4. The ReWalk exoskeleton, a technology that helps paraplegics walk through the use of motors and body stabilization components, has been approved for public use by the FDA. Read more at cnet.com.

  5. A lawsuit coming up in the Netherlands will decide whether it will be legal in Europe to sell "used" eBooks. Read more at gigaom.com.

For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for June 27, 2014.