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Why Sean Parker thinks the Internet really needs another social network - CNET

April 21, 2016 - 6:15pm

CNET

Why Sean Parker thinks the Internet really needs another social network
CNET
Sean Parker says social networks have made the internet a crowded yet lonely place. But he's got a solution: another social network. © Tobias Hase/dpa/Corbis. The first time Sean Parker tried to launch Airtime, he went big -- and it blew up in his face.

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At Google, pressure mounts to find something beyond search - CNET

April 21, 2016 - 3:25pm

CNET

At Google, pressure mounts to find something beyond search
CNET
Nest, co-founded by Tony Fadell, is one of the Alphabet companies that's struggling right now. James Martin/CNET. Google became one of the most powerful companies on the planet by addressing a once-in-a-generation problem: Make it easy for people to ...
Alphabet Earnings Miss Forecasts, as a Key Google Ad Metric StumblesNew York Times
Alphabet Sales, Profit Miss Analyst Estimates on Ad WeaknessBloomberg
Alphabet slides 5% after missing earnings expectations on revenue of $20.3BTechCrunch
ABC News -Wall Street Journal -USA TODAY -Engadget
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Sony Offers A Build Of The Android N Developer Preview For The Xperia Z3 - Android Police

April 21, 2016 - 2:52pm

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Sony Offers A Build Of The Android N Developer Preview For The Xperia Z3
Android Police
Normally only Nexus and other first-party Google devices get a taste of an upcoming Android version before it's released, barring custom ROMs and other end user activities. But Sony has been offering experimental AOSP builds for some of its phones for ...
Android N Developer Preview 2: What You Need to KnowGotta Be Mobile
Android N Developer Preview expands beyond Google's own devices, hits Sony's Xperia Z3TechCrunch
Sony Brings Android N Dev Preview To The Xperia Z3Android Headlines - Android News
Digital Trends -Droid Life (press release) (blog) -Phandroid.com -Phone Arena
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FBI Paid More Than $1 Million to Hack San Bernardino iPhone - Wall Street Journal

April 21, 2016 - 2:24pm

Wall Street Journal

FBI Paid More Than $1 Million to Hack San Bernardino iPhone
Wall Street Journal
The Federal Bureau of Investigation paid more than $1 million for a hacking tool that opened the iPhone of a terrorist gunman in San Bernardino, Calif., the head of the agency said Thursday. Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum in London, FBI Director ...
FBI paid more than $1M for San Bernardino iPhone "hack"CBS News
FBI paid more than $1 million to hack San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, Comey saysCNN
FBI Paid Upwards of $1.3 Million to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter's iPhoneMac Rumors
KTLA -Fortune -The Hill -The Verge
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Earth Day 2016: Where to Recycle Batteries, Gadgets - ABC News

April 21, 2016 - 2:01pm

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Earth Day 2016: Where to Recycle Batteries, Gadgets
ABC News
Old batteries, cell phones and laptops can easily pile up, turning any office into an electronic wasteland. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates for every one million mobile devices recycled, 35 thousand pounds of copper, 772 pounds of ...
Earth Day 2016: Today's the Day To Recycle Old GadgetsCIO Today
Where Can You Recycle Old Gadgets On Earth Day?ValueWalk
Some of the greenest gadgets for Earth DayEngadget
EP Magazine -CBC.ca -KIII TV3
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Earth Day 2016: Where to Recycle Batteries, Gadgets - ABC News

April 21, 2016 - 2:01pm

KTIC

Earth Day 2016: Where to Recycle Batteries, Gadgets
ABC News
Old batteries, cell phones and laptops can easily pile up, turning any office into an electronic wasteland. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates for every one million mobile devices recycled, 35 thousand pounds of copper, 772 pounds of ...
Apple Finds $40M in Gold in Used iPhones, ComputersCelebrity Net Worth (blog)
Apple wasted by recycling exposeTechEye

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Hands on with the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work and Aspire S 13 - TechCrunch

April 21, 2016 - 12:41pm

TechCrunch

Hands on with the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work and Aspire S 13
TechCrunch
Yes, there were some new fitness devices, a phone, and a gaming desktop (complete with its own giant piece of luggage), but the real news at Acer's One World Trade Center-adjacent press conference (aside from some notably stunning views of lower ...
Acer unveils new Chromebook, convertible and ultrathin notebooksEngadget
Acer Announces Durable Chromebook 14 For WorkAndroid Headlines - Android News
Acer Chromebook 14 for Work: Business-Class Performance, Military-Grade ReliabilityPR Web (press release)
Liliputing -The Verge -9 to 5 Google -CIO Today
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Sega to support modded Genesis games on Steam - Engadget

April 21, 2016 - 12:33pm

Engadget

Sega to support modded Genesis games on Steam
Engadget
Sega's Mega Drive console (or the Genesis, depending on where you lived at the time) still boasts an impressive library of 16-bit games. Many of those are now available on Steam and Sega, hoping to attract some new collectors, has developed a virtual ...
Sega is bringing mod support to its 16-bit console titles with the Genesis games hub on SteamTechSpot
Modded Sega Genesis games getting official support, distribution on SteamSlashGear
'Sega Mega Drive Classics Hub' Is A Video Game You Play Your Classic Video Games InUPROXX
Gamespresso -Shacknews -Gamasutra -IGN
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Facebook's News Feed is changing again to prioritize sites you actually read - TechCrunch

April 21, 2016 - 12:17pm

TechCrunch

Facebook's News Feed is changing again to prioritize sites you actually read
TechCrunch
Just when you were starting to get used to the way Facebook shows your News Feed, it's time for another shake-up. This time, the social media mogul is updating the feed to highlight links to sites it thinks you'll spend more time looking at. The update ...
Facebook tweaks its News Feed to factor in time spent on articlesVentureBeat
Facebook ranks articles based on how long you read themEngadget
Another Big Tweak Is Coming To FacebookTIME
Tech News Today -Marketing Land -SocialTimes -Slate Magazine (blog)
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Six big reasons to hold off on virtual reality - The Verge

April 21, 2016 - 11:57am

The Verge

Six big reasons to hold off on virtual reality
The Verge
Virtual reality is spectacular, and has the potential to revolutionize how we engage with entertainment in the way the radio, the television, and the smartphone have in the past. But today, as you consider investing hundreds of dollars in one of the ...
VR hardware sales set to skyrocketComputerworld
Play 'EVE: Valkyrie' with friends on any VR platformEngadget
Virtual Reality Goes From Virtually Nothing To $2 Billion MarketInvestor's Business Daily
SYS-CON Media (press release) -Small Business Trends -CNBC -SlashGear
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Acer puts liquid cooling in its Switch Alpha 12 tablet - PCWorld

April 21, 2016 - 11:31am

PCWorld

Acer puts liquid cooling in its Switch Alpha 12 tablet
PCWorld
One wouldn't typically imagine liquid cooling in a tablet, but Acer has pulled it off with its latest Switch Alpha 12. The liquid-cooling feature is especially noteworthy, considering fans are disappearing from tablets and hybrids. But tablet has Intel ...
Acer's Switch Alpha 12 is a silent, liquid-cooled hybrid laptopEngadget
Acer packed liquid cooling into its 12-inch Surface cloneThe Verge
Acer Debuts Switch Alpha 12 Liquid-Cooled 2-in-1 NotebookVirtual-Strategy Magazine
Windows Central -guru3d.com (press release) -MSPoweruser.com -Pocket-lint.com
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Apple's mysterious WWDC 2016 announcement: What does it mean? - Apple Insider

April 21, 2016 - 11:15am

Apple Insider

Apple's mysterious WWDC 2016 announcement: What does it mean?
Apple Insider
For as long as Apple has designed creative invitations to its media events, geeks have treated them as the technical equivalent of a Rorschach test. What secret clues might Apple have hidden in the latest WWDC missive? Probably nothing. This year's ...
Apple expects you to use your iPhone or iPad for 3 yearsCNET
Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 9.3.2 to Public Beta TestersMac Rumors
The Apple Car is the company's road to the futureMacworld
Forbes
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Mirror's Edge Catalyst Delayed Ahead of Closed Beta's Launch - GameSpot

April 21, 2016 - 11:15am

GameSpot

Mirror's Edge Catalyst Delayed Ahead of Closed Beta's Launch
GameSpot
The release of Mirror's Edge Catalyst has been pushed back two weeks, developer DICE announced today. Catalyst is now due out on June 7 in North America and June 9 in Europe. It was previously scheduled to be out on May 24 and 26 respectively in the ...
Mirror's Edge Catalyst delayed again, now launching in JunePolygon
Mirror's Edge Catalyst has been delayed until JuneThe Verge
New Mirror's Edge Delayed Into JuneAttack of the Fanboy
Game Rant -Hardcore Gamer -Windows Central -Just Push Start
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Acer shows off a rugged new Chromebook for work and a whole bunch of new notebooks - TechCrunch

April 21, 2016 - 11:05am

TechCrunch

Acer shows off a rugged new Chromebook for work and a whole bunch of new notebooks
TechCrunch
Acer hit the stage a small event in the shadow of Manhattan's One World Trade to show off some notebooks, notebooks and also some notebooks. Oh, and one more thing: notebooks, notebooks, and notebooks (also there were some notebooks). The star ...
Acer Chromebook 14 for Work: Business-Class Performance, Military-Grade ReliabilityBenzinga
Acer unveils new convertible and ultrathin notebooksEngadget
Acer lays claim to 'fastest Chromebook' titleThe Verge
Android Headlines - Android News -Liliputing -Laptop Mag -Ubergizmo
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Acer debuts new gaming PCs with VR support and a powerful 2-in-1 laptop - CNET

April 21, 2016 - 11:02am

CNET

Acer debuts new gaming PCs with VR support and a powerful 2-in-1 laptop
CNET
Acer introduced a range of new products on Thursday at a press event in New York City. The Taiwanese electronics company announced a variety of gaming products, a high-end 2-in-1 notebook, an enterprise-level Chromebook and more. Beyond ...
Chromebook for Work, liquid-cooled 2-in-1 steal the show at Acer's New York PC refreshDigital Trends
Acer reveals new Predator gaming desktop, notebook and displayEngadget
Acer Announces Updated Product Lineups At NYC EventTom's Hardware
PR Web (press release) -Business Wire (press release) -Virtual-Strategy Magazine -Tom's Guide
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Nintendo's about to drop some Splatoon gear in Miitomo - The Next Web

April 21, 2016 - 10:46am

The Next Web

Nintendo's about to drop some Splatoon gear in Miitomo
The Next Web
Since its launch, Nintendo's social app Miitomo has amassed over four million users and will probably gain a few more when items from the hugely popular game Splatoon land next week. Nintendo has revealed that the headwear, clothing and more from ...

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Amazon rolls out colorful $70 Fire tablets with double the storage of its $50 tablet - TechCrunch

April 21, 2016 - 10:24am

TechCrunch

Amazon rolls out colorful $70 Fire tablets with double the storage of its $50 tablet
TechCrunch
Amazon made waves last year when it introduced a $50 Fire tablet that was actually a fairly decent device for the price. Today, the company is rolling out a middle-of-road option for those who want a bit more storage, but who still aren't interested in ...
Amazon launches Fire tablet in 3 new colors with higher storageAOL News
Upgraded Amazon Fire Launched In 3 New Colors & 16GB StorageAndroid Headlines - Android News
Amazon Refreshes Fire Tablet Series With More Colors and StorageFortune
Engadget -PC Magazine -Apple Insider -Digital Book World
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The definitive 'Ori and the Blind Forest' hits PC next week - Engadget

April 21, 2016 - 9:46am

Engadget

The definitive 'Ori and the Blind Forest' hits PC next week
Engadget
Alongside Halo 5: Guardians and Rise of the Tomb Raider, the Xbox One played host to a smaller but no less special console exclusive last year: Ori and the Blind Forest. The 2D platformer won a bucketload of awards and high praise from the press for ...
Ori And The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Is Finally Coming To PC Next WeekAttack of the Fanboy
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition now releasing April 27PC Gamer
Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition PC Coming Next Week, Features Cross-SavesGameSpot
WinBeta -VG247
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Xbox One Adds HBO Now App Just in Time for Game of Thrones Season 6 - GameSpot

April 21, 2016 - 9:34am

GameSpot

Xbox One Adds HBO Now App Just in Time for Game of Thrones Season 6
GameSpot
Just days before the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 6, Microsoft and HBO have teamed up to launch an HBO Now app on Xbox One. You can find it on the console by searching for it in the Xbox Store. Oddly, it showed up for me (and others) as a $399 ...
HBO Now app launches on Xbox One (update: Xbox 360, too)Polygon
Game of Thrones Season 6: 9 Things Viewers Need to KnowGotta Be Mobile
HBO Now arrives on Xbox OneThe Verge
Tech Times -GameZone -Geek Snack -CNET
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Top 9 reasons Google suspends local listings - Search Engine Land

April 21, 2016 - 9:21am

Search Engine Land

Top 9 reasons Google suspends local listings
Search Engine Land
Has your business listing in Google been suspended? Not sure what happened? Columnist Joy Hawkins discusses the likely causes and how to address them. Joy Hawkins on April 21, 2016 at 10:14 am. More. google-local-shop-ban-1920. I see threads over ...
Google is turning its search engine into a live TV guideTechCrunch
Google Adding Live TV Listings to Search ResultsPC Magazine
Google will soon show live TV listings in search resultsCNET
Engadget -Tom's Guide -Tech News Today -ValueWalk
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