Sony's PlayStation 4 might have only hit store shelves hours ago, but it's already been torn apart to reveal its internal components. The team at iFixit published its teardown of Sony's latest console. The device received a score of 8 out of 10 for repairability thanks to its lack of adhesive and a "non-proprietary hard drive (that) is easy to access and replace." Sony's new console, however, did get dinged for the need to disassemble much of the console to clean the fan.
The NSA allegedly gathered millions of records from Google and Yahoo data centers around the world, but soon, the agency might have a much harder time trying to collect this type of data. Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and other prominent technology companies are investing heavily in stronger, 2048-bit encryption.
Nokia announced that its first Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520 , will be available from AT&T starting Nov. 22. The 10-inch Windows RT 8.1 tablet will cost $400 with a two-year contract, or $200 if purchased with the Lumia 925, Lumia 1020 or Lumia 1520 smartphone. Introduced last month , the Lumia 2520 features Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity, a full-HD display that promises better outdoor readability and 32 gigabytes of internal memory, plus a microSD expansion slot.
It seems that Facebook may not be the only Silicon Valley giant that has been beguiled by the gone-in-several-seconds photo app Snapchat. Following rumors that Facebook offered to acquire the app for $3 billion , a report from Valleywag says Google made an even bigger offer . According to the report, which cites sources familiar with the deal, Tencent was the first suitor to value Snapchat at $3 billion to $4 billion. Google, which had been approached for "strategic investment" at around the same time, heard about Tencent's interest in Snapchat, and decided to top the Facebook offer.