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Islamic State militants turn to alternative social network in wake of ban from Twitter - Christian Science Monitor

August 21, 2014 - 2:46pm

Islamic State militants turn to alternative social network in wake of ban from Twitter
Christian Science Monitor
Following a ban from more traditional social media services such as Twitter, members of the Islamic State militant group have started using a lesser-known platform called Diaspora, whose contents are harder to monitor and control.

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Islamic State militants turn to alternative social network in wake of ban from Twitter - Christian Science Monitor

August 21, 2014 - 2:46pm

The Guardian

Islamic State militants turn to alternative social network in wake of ban from Twitter
Christian Science Monitor
Following a ban from more traditional social media services such as Twitter, members of the Islamic State militant group have started using a lesser-known platform called Diaspora, whose contents are harder to monitor and control.
The Social Network That Can't Stop ISISABC News
Islamic State in overdrive to keep propaganda network onlineChannel 4 News
Islamic State shifts to new platforms after Twitter blockBBC News

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Report: Opera Browser To Be on 100 Million Microsoft Phones - Auto World News

August 21, 2014 - 2:46pm

Auto World News

Report: Opera Browser To Be on 100 Million Microsoft Phones
Auto World News
The Opera Mini browser could be installed on as many as 100 million more devices after the deal, a source said. (Photo : Screenshot/Opera). Microsoft could be putting Opera's mobile browser on 100 million more phones this year after agreeing to install the ...

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Love and outrage pour out on social media after James Foley's killing - GlobalPost

August 21, 2014 - 2:34pm

Indian Express

Love and outrage pour out on social media after James Foley's killing
GlobalPost
The Islamic State used social media to tell the world that it had executed American journalist James Foley, a GlobalPost correspondent who had been missing since April 2012, when he was kidnapped while reporting in Syria. The announcement came in the ...
No Facebook and Twitter electionIndian Express
Social Networks Crack Down on Terror PostsEmergency Management
8 stumbles in social mediaBusiness Management Daily
Christian Science Monitor -Huffington Post UK -Your Middle East
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You can download OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 for your Mac right now - BGR

August 21, 2014 - 1:50pm

Cult of Mac

You can download OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 for your Mac right now
BGR
The 1.70GB update is available for download right away from the Mac App Store app just like any other OS X update, and will bring users several changes including the new features already noted in DP6, such as new icons for System Preferences, Mail and ...
OS X Yosemite public beta 2 out, Apple still taking sign-upsSlashGear
Apple updates OS X Yosemite public betaComputerworld
Apple releases OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 to testersArs Technica
AppAdvice -Apple Insider -Cult of Mac
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Sprint and T-Mobile offer further price discounts - Reuters

August 21, 2014 - 1:17pm

Sprint and T-Mobile offer further price discounts
Reuters
WASHINGTON Aug 21 (Reuters) - Sprint Corp unveiled a plan on Thursday that gives subscribers access to unlimited data for $60 a month, the industry's cheapest unlimited data offering as the carrier attempts to reverse the decline in its subscriber base.

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Class action by Max Schrems against Facebook attracts 60000 users - Economic Times

August 21, 2014 - 1:03pm

Economic Times

Class action by Max Schrems against Facebook attracts 60000 users
Economic Times
VIENNA: An Austrian law student said his class action challenging Facebook for alleged privacy violations had gathered support from 60,000 users and passed its first legal review. Max Schrems, who already has a case involving the social network pending at ...

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Comcast incompetence inspires more painful tales from customers - Ars Technica

August 21, 2014 - 12:59pm

Ars Technica

Comcast incompetence inspires more painful tales from customers
Ars Technica
You can check out any time you'd like, but you can never... well, you know the song. Aurich Lawson. The hapless, rude Comcast employee who was recorded by a customer during what we can only hope was his worst moment couldn't have imagined what ...
Comcast Bundles Pay TV With Campus Housing to Draw YoungBloomberg
Comcast launches internet-delivered cable TV at MIT and several other schoolsEngadget
Comcast launches campus WiFiPhilly.com
Ubergizmo -FierceCable -CED
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Facebook Will Pay You to Find Oculus Rift Bugs - GameSpot

August 21, 2014 - 11:52am

Expert Reviews

Facebook Will Pay You to Find Oculus Rift Bugs
GameSpot
As part of the program, Oculus Rift headset owners can report bugs to Facebook for a chance to be financially compensated. The minimum reward is $500, and there is no maximum payout. Every bug is awarded a bounty based on severity and creativity.
Facebook Offers Rewards to Those Who Find Bugs in Oculus RiftHeadlines & Global News
Oculus Rift News: Netflix Hack Day Creates Oculus Rift Interface, Other Projects ...Gamenguide
Oculus Rift Creator Isn't Impressed by Sony's Project MorpheusCrave Online
Ubergizmo -Shiny Shiny -Game Front
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Bad news, BlackBerry: UK user base will fall below that of Windows Phone this ... - The Guardian

August 21, 2014 - 11:22am

The Guardian

Bad news, BlackBerry: UK user base will fall below that of Windows Phone this ...
The Guardian
BlackBerry's Z10 met indifferent buyer reactions - and now the company's strong position in the UK is being eroded. Photograph: Nathan Denette/AP. BlackBerry's UK user base will fall below that of Windows Phone this year, ending its position as a stronghold ...
HTC Could Roll Out Octa-Core 64-Bit Chip On Desire HandsetUbergizmo

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Wal-Mart Drops iPhone 5c price to $.97, Preps For iPhone 6 - Forbes

August 21, 2014 - 11:11am

Forbes

Wal-Mart Drops iPhone 5c price to $.97, Preps For iPhone 6
Forbes
Mega-retailer Wal-Mart is dropping the price on it's 5c model iPhone to a mere $.97 with a contract, according to spokespeople people for the company. Apple iPhone 5c. CNet is reporting that at as of 9 am this morning, Walmart will charge $.97 for it's budget ...
In anticipation of iPhone 6, Walmart sells iPhone 5C for 97 centsCBS News
Walmart is selling the iPhone 5c for $0.79tuaw.com
Don't want the bigger iPhone 6? Then check out these killer iPhone 5s and 5c ...BGR
Washington Post -International Business Times -Ubergizmo
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Microsoft tipped to announce Windows 9 on 30 September - Inquirer

August 21, 2014 - 10:38am

USA TODAY

Microsoft tipped to announce Windows 9 on 30 September
Inquirer
Windows 9, as it might or might not be called, won't be presented in its finished form, but the event will set out Microsoft's stall for the edition that could make or break the future of Windows as the most common PC operating system. That's according to The ...
Microsoft Wants Windows 8.1 Inside Children's Toys, AppliancesDailyTech
Windows 9 Unveiling Expected September 30ValueWalk
Windows 9 reveal and release details drop September 30thSlashGear
MyBroadband -Gigjets -International Business Times UK
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Ford tells US dealers to stop selling some C-Max, Focus models - Automotive News

August 21, 2014 - 10:18am

Ford tells US dealers to stop selling some C-Max, Focus models
Automotive News
DETROIT (Reuters) -- Ford Motor Co. has told its U.S. dealers to stop test-driving and selling C-Max and Focus models produced during a week this month because of potential problems with the steering gear assembly, a notice sent to dealers on Wednesday ...

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Class action against Facebook attracts 60000 users - Reuters

August 21, 2014 - 10:15am

Reuters

Class action against Facebook attracts 60000 users
Reuters
VIENNA Aug 21 (Reuters) - An Austrian law student said his class action challenging Facebook for alleged privacy violations had gathered support from 60,000 users and passed its first legal review. Max Schrems, who already has a case involving the social ...
Facebook forced to respond to privacy complaints of 25000 EuropeansZDNet
Facebook Inc (FB) Lawsuit In EU Gaining TractionValueWalk
Privacy-Related Class-Action Suit in Austria vs. Facebook Moves ForwardAllFacebook
Business Insider
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Progressive slots link New Jersey, Nevada casinos - SFGate

August 21, 2014 - 9:45am

Progressive slots link New Jersey, Nevada casinos
SFGate
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A long-planned initiative to create bigger jackpots by linking casino slot machines in New Jersey and Nevada is up and running. The New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division says the progressive slots system links 100 ...
Bally Technologies Launches Interstate Progressive Link Between Nevada and ...MarketWatch
Jacking up the pot: Atlantic City and Nevada slot machines linkedPress of Atlantic City
Bally Technologies launches first interstate progressive slotsGaming Intelligence Group (registration)

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Honda Upgrades Fit's Bumper to Improve Crash-Test Score - Businessweek

August 21, 2014 - 9:16am

TODAYonline

Honda Upgrades Fit's Bumper to Improve Crash-Test Score
Businessweek
Honda Motor Co. (7267), targeting a U.S. sales boost in 2014's final months, upgraded the new Fit hatchback to raise the vehicle's score in a key crash test and will replace the bumpers on cars made before the design change. The 2015 Fit, the smallest auto ...
Honda to modify Fit to boost test score, calls back 12000 carsReuters
Honda Fit re-test yields top safety scoreUSA TODAY
Honda Recalls Fits to Boost Crash ResistanceABC News
Automotive News -ConsumerReports.org -Automobile
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LTE in Wi-Fi spectrum shows great potential, says NTT DoCoMo - PCWorld

August 21, 2014 - 9:05am

LTE in Wi-Fi spectrum shows great potential, says NTT DoCoMo
PCWorld
In the hunt for new ways to handle growing data volumes, NTT DoCoMo and Huawei Technologies have demonstrated that LTE can be deployed over 5GHz, which today is used for Wi-Fi networks. One of the ways mobile operators can boost capacity in their ...
DOCOMO and Huawei Confirm LTE Network over Unlicensed SpectrumMarketWatch

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Chrome OS everywhere: Acer announces new Chromebook, desktop Chromebox - PCWorld

August 21, 2014 - 8:24am

Android Headlines - Android News

Chrome OS everywhere: Acer announces new Chromebook, desktop Chromebox
PCWorld
Taiwanese PC maker Acer is bringing Google's Chrome operating system to desktops with a new unit that will arrive in the U.S. next month. Acer's Chromebox CXI, announced on Thursday (and pictured mounted on a separate Acer monitor above), puts the ...
Acer releases its own Chromebox, bringing the Google OS to desktopsComputerworld
Acer announces the Chromebox CXI -- a slim and sexy Google-powered mini ...BetaNews
Acer Announces New Chromebox CXI Line, Goes on Sale Next MonthAndroid Headlines - Android News
SlashGear -9 to 5 Google -Focus Taiwan News Channel
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'Flappy Bird' creator returns with 'Swing Copters' - USA TODAY

August 21, 2014 - 8:23am

USA TODAY

'Flappy Bird' creator returns with 'Swing Copters'
USA TODAY
Mobile game creator Dong Nguyen launched his first new mobile title since the release of Flappy Bird, which propelled him to popularity and forced an unusual removal of the game earlier this year. The new game is called Swing Copters, and bears most of ...

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Disney brings the Force with 'Star Wars' game, TV show push - Reuters UK

August 21, 2014 - 8:15am

Disney brings the Force with 'Star Wars' game, TV show push
Reuters UK
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is ramping up its first major push to promote the "Star Wars" franchise it purchased from George Lucas in 2012, blitzing consumers this year with a mobile game, animated TV show and an expanded line of toys and ...

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