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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, July 29

Intel, Micron unveil a new class of memory...Facebook's mobile revenue tipped to rise again...New drones help drivers with tricky deliveries


Does the Chrome web store suck?

In today's open source roundup: Some users think that the Chrome web store sucks. Plus: Wine 1.7.48 offers better support for Windows games and apps. And KDE unleashes Plasma Mobile Linux OS for phones.

Russian hackers use Twitter to mask sneaky data theft

The Hammertoss malware reads encrypted data hidden in images to obtain new instructions

Ink-shooting game 'Splatoon' helps power Nintendo to profit

Amiibo figurines and a weak yen also helped Nintendo, which has yet to say who will succeed Satoru Iwata

On your mark, get set, update! Windows 10 is here

Microsoft launches new operating system worldwide

Nokia rolls out spherical camera for virtual reality apps

The OZO has eight image sensors and eight microphones for immersive VR renderings

Making Windows 10 was like 'ordering pizza for 1.5 billion people'

How Microsoft tackled the challenge of updating one of the world's most popular operating systems

No building access card? No problem if you have new Def Con tools

A slew of new RFID hacking tools will be released at the Def Con conference next month

Twitter mulling big changes to how you view tweets

The company is considering changes to help it become a truly mass-market service

Amazon and Google aren't the only ones with a delivery drone

An electric truck maker from Ohio is in on the action

Twitter surprises with a sales gain, but user growth lags

Growth in users came largely from people who don't hold actual accounts

Italian parliament drafts a declaration of Internet rights

The Italian parliament wants to have its say in the creation of an international legal framework promoting freedom, equality and access to cyberspace for all, and on Tuesday it presented a Declaration of Internet Rights that it will...

Meet Arrow, a new Android launcher from Microsoft's Garage

The home screen replacement is another foray into Android from Microsoft's in-house idea foundry

Amazon proposes drone superhighways in sky

Prime Air co-founder outlines idea to allow thousands of drones into airspace

Huawei starts work on Guinea's first fiber-optic cable

The project will deliver 77 exchange points

Amazon Launchpad store will sell goods from startups

Startups should have products that can ship immediately or within 90 days, Amazon said

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IDC cuts forecast for mobile management software sales

Sales of mobile management software will grow at a slower pace over the next few years but will still top $2.9 billion in 2019, according to IDC’s latest forecast.

Obama won't pardon Snowden, despite petition

The NSA leaker should return to the US and face charges, an Obama advisor says.

NFV a hit for OpenDaylight

Almost 3/4 of users adopt it for virtualized functions; enterprises find NFV appealing too.

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