Microsoft fights back against NSA 'snooping'

Still concerned about some faceless government bureaucrat peeking at your e-mails and other online communications? Well, you've got a new champion: Microsoft.

The computing giant has announced a set of new privacy features, in a post that specifically calls out "government snooping" as the reason.

Microsoft developed a 'smart' bra

It's no longer enough to have smartphones, smartwatches, smart TVs and smart cars. Now a tech company is bringing artificial intelligence to lingerie.

Researchers at Microsoft have developed a prototype of a "smart bra" embedded with physiological sensors that seek to monitor a woman's heart activity to track her emotional moods and combat overeating. The sensors can signal the wearer's smartphone, which then flash a warning message to help her step away from the fridge and make better diet decisions.

Yahoo hires Katie Couric as 'global anchor'

CEO Marissa Mayer confirmed Couric's hiring in a Tumblr post on Monday. The post didn't go into great detail about what Couric's role will entail, but she will be "the face of Yahoo News and [shoot] features for our homepage," Mayer wrote. Yahoo recently purchased Tumblr for $1.1 billion.

You might soon be allowed to make cell phone calls while flying, but prepare to pay extra for it.

Keeping customers connected to mobile networks in-flight would be a major opportunity for U.S. carriers -- potentially worth $2.4 billion plus a year, according to Akshay Sharma, a wireless network analyst at Gartner.

Now that the federal government is considering an end to its in-flight phone call ban, these companies might finally have a chance to dip into untapped potential revenue.

1 million PlayStation 4's sold in first 24 hours

Over 1 million PlayStation 4's were sold in the first 24 hours after the game console went on sale early Friday, Sony said.

The game system is Sony's first in seven years and includes new social features, streaming video apps and a touch pad on the controller. It is compatible with about 20 games, but the catalog is expected to expand by the end of the year.

It's one of two hot game systems going head-to-head this holiday season. Microsoft's Xbox One goes on sale this coming Friday.

Sony says it expects to sell 5 million PlayStation 4's by the end of March and analysts expect demand will outpace the supply through Christmas.

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