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Amazon wants to integrate its services with your smartphone - Engadget

January 25, 2016 - 1:50pm

Engadget

Amazon wants to integrate its services with your smartphone
Engadget
Just because the Fire phone bombed in spectacular fashion doesn't mean that Amazon is giving up on smartphones altogether. Sources for The Information understand that Amazon is talking to Android phone makers about integrating its services on a ...

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These Floating Bonsais Trees Will Make Your Coworkers Think Your Desk Is Magic — PHOTOS - Bustle

January 25, 2016 - 1:34pm

Bustle

These Floating Bonsais Trees Will Make Your Coworkers Think Your Desk Is Magic — PHOTOS
Bustle
The worlds of science fiction and zen have finally collided — and all to create what's bound to be a trend piece for home decor. That's right: floating bonsai trees are now a thing, in case you were interested in making your house guests feel at ease ...
Floating bonsai trees defy gravity through magnetic levitationCNET
Floating Bonsai Trees May be the Future of Indoor GardeningScience World Report
7 Levitating Artworks Cooler Than the Air BonsaiThe Creators Project (blog)
AskMen -The Verge -News Ledge
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Apple bumps tvOS to version 9.1.1, adds Podcasts app - Apple Insider

January 25, 2016 - 1:25pm

Apple Insider

Apple bumps tvOS to version 9.1.1, adds Podcasts app
Apple Insider
Apple on Monday released tvOS 9.1.1, the third iteration of the Apple TV operating system that brings with it bug fixes, performance tweaks, and a new Podcasts app. For Apple TV owners who also listen to podcasts via iTunes, the new Podcasts app will ...
Podcasts come to Apple TV with tvOS 9.1.1 update, addressing a known gripeMacworld
Apple releases tvOS 9.1.1 with an official Podcasts app for the new Apple TVAppAdvice
Apple TV software update adds missing Podcasts appEngadget
The Mac Observer -9 to 5 Mac (press release) -PhoneDog
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Getting Started with Google Cardboard - Techlicious

January 25, 2016 - 11:49am

Techlicious

Getting Started with Google Cardboard
Techlicious
How to Get Started with Google Cardboard Even a few years ago, experiencing virtual reality seemed out of reach for most people. Virtual reality was something ordinary people only used in the movies. But thanks to Google's creation of Google Cardboard, ...
It looks like Google wants to make its own VR hardwareEngadget
Google Snags Vine GM For Future VR EndeavorsAndroid Headlines - Android News
Job listings seemingly confirm Google is working on its own VR hardware9 to 5 Google
TechCrunch -Tech Times -International Business Times, India Edition
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Pokémon Unveils Its Super Bowl Ad, the First of This Year's Spots to Roll Out Online - Adweek

January 25, 2016 - 11:23am

Adweek

Pokémon Unveils Its Super Bowl Ad, the First of This Year's Spots to Roll Out Online
Adweek
Pokémon has become the first brand to unveil a full 2016 Super Bowl commercial, rolling out an extended version of its 20th anniversary spot that will run in a 30-second version on the Feb. 7 telecast. Ad agency Omelet in Los Angeles created the ad ...
Pokémon's Super Bowl commercial asks fans to 'train on' (update)Polygon
Pokémon's Super Bowl ad channels every great Nike and Adidas commercialThe Verge
Watch Pokemon's Super Bowl Ad Right NowGameSpot
Heavy.com -Business Wire (press release) -RocketNews24
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New ideas from studying the past: A chat with Street Fighter producer Ono - Gamasutra

January 25, 2016 - 10:25am

Gamasutra

New ideas from studying the past: A chat with Street Fighter producer Ono
Gamasutra
Sounds weird to say that, doesn't it? It's not even out yet, and already it's changing. Series producer Yoshinori Ono started off our meeting last week in San Francisco by showing me a story teaser for downloadable content that will come out this ...
Street Fighter V's full story will be post-launch DLCDestructoid
'Street Fighter V' creator says his game is meant for pros and noobs alikeEngadget
Street Fighter V Will Introduce Character StoriesThe Escapist
Tech Times -GameSpot -Polygon
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Windows 10's Cortana will remind you to keep promises made in emails - PCWorld

January 25, 2016 - 9:32am

PCWorld

Windows 10's Cortana will remind you to keep promises made in emails
PCWorld
Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistant is digging deeper into users' email accounts in hopes of creating more useful reminders. With the latest Windows 10 Insider build, Cortana will scan for commitments that users make via email, and then offer to ...
Microsoft's Personal Assistant Tech, Cortana, Now Generates Reminders From EmailsTechCrunch
Cortana to Scan Email, Remind You About CommitmentsPC Magazine
Microsoft's Cortana will now remind you to keep promises you made in emailsVentureBeat
ZDNet -Neowin -WinBeta
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Snapchat Leak Reveals An Upgraded Messaging Experience With Audio & Video Calling, Stickers & More - TechCrunch

January 25, 2016 - 9:19am

The Verge

Snapchat Leak Reveals An Upgraded Messaging Experience With Audio & Video Calling, Stickers & More
TechCrunch
A number of new features have been spotted within the existing code for Snapchat's mobile app, including audio and video calling, as well as stickers within Snapchat's chat interface, among other things. Assuming Snapchat actually rolls out the updated ...
Snapchat appears to be working on a brand new chat interfaceThe Verge
Snapchat might be getting ready to grow upAppAdvice
Snapchat leak hints at a bid to fight Facebook MessengerEngadget
SlashGear -Android Headlines - Android News -The Next Web
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The Witness: The Kotaku Review - Kotaku

January 25, 2016 - 9:13am

Kotaku

The Witness: The Kotaku Review
Kotaku
While playing The Witness for this review, I wrote an email to its lead creator, Jonathan Blow. It was a moment of weakness. I feared that Blow's magnificent new puzzle game had deadended my ability to reach a solution. I sent it on a Saturday afternoon.
The Witness reviewPolygon
Doors of PerceptionGameSpot
The Witness Review - New Perspective (PS4)PlayStation LifeStyle
PCWorld -TIME
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What we know about Apple's VR plans - CNNMoney

January 25, 2016 - 8:42am

CNNMoney

What we know about Apple's VR plans
CNNMoney
Apple may not have a virtual reality or augmented reality product on the market right now, but the company is definitely working on something related to those technologies. Apple has spent a lot of time and energy on hiring, buying and designing ...
3 Cool Ways Apple Might Use Virtual RealityInc.com
Is Apple Getting Ready for Virtual Reality?NewsFactor Network

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Google Decouples Google+ From Its Android Gaming Service - TechCrunch

January 25, 2016 - 8:08am

TechCrunch

Google Decouples Google+ From Its Android Gaming Service
TechCrunch
Google is decoupling Google+ from yet another core product after it revealed that it would drop the requirement to have an account with the social network from Google Play Games services. As it currently stands, Android device owners are required to ...
Google is making it easier to sign into Android gamesThe Verge
Google Play Games no longer needs a Google+ accountEngadget
Play Games announces automatic sign-in, no longer requires a Google+ account9 to 5 Google
Lifehacker -VentureBeat -Android Police
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Most of your Facebook friends couldn't care less about you - Engadget

January 25, 2016 - 8:03am

Engadget

Most of your Facebook friends couldn't care less about you
Engadget
Even if you have thousands of Facebook friends, you can probably only count on a handful in a pinch, according to a new study. The author, anthropologist Robin Dunbar, should know. He's the guy who came up with Dunbar's number, which shows that in the ...
How many of your social media “friends” are actually your friends?BABW News
You Probably Just Have Four Real Friends On FacebookCarbonated.tv (blog)
Facebook friends are almost unanimously fake, suggests evolutionary psychology professorInternational Business Times UK
MyBroadband -Sydney Morning Herald
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Mighty No. 9 Suffers Another Delay, Inafune "Sincerely Sorry" for Disappointing Fans - GameSpot

January 25, 2016 - 6:11am

GameSpot

Mighty No. 9 Suffers Another Delay, Inafune "Sincerely Sorry" for Disappointing Fans
GameSpot
Mighty No. 9, Keiji Inafune's spiritual successor to Mega Man, has been delayed again. The announcement was made in an update to Kickstarter backers, where Inafune--who created Mega Man along with a number of iconic properties for Capcom, before ...
Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9 delayed … againVentureBeat
Mighty No. 9 delayed yet again.GameZone
Mighty No 9 Delayed Due To Networking Fix To Spring 2016Gameranx (blog)
IGN -Lazygamer
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Facebook Inc to Open Mammoth of a Data Center in Ireland - Bidness ETC

January 25, 2016 - 6:01am

Bidness ETC

Facebook Inc to Open Mammoth of a Data Center in Ireland
Bidness ETC
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) announced over the weekend that it plans to open a new data center in Clonee, a small village in Ireland. The data center will be built on a 227-acre site and run completely on wind energy. Facebook's vice president of Site ...
Facebook to set up second data center in EuropePCWorld
Facebook's 31000 sq.m data centre in Meath to be up and running by 2018Irish Independent
Facebook to Open Its First Data Centre in IrelandJewocity.com (press release) (blog)
RTE.ie
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Takata will meet carmakers to gauge possible financial aid, source says - Automotive News

January 25, 2016 - 4:25am

Fox 59

Takata will meet carmakers to gauge possible financial aid, source says
Automotive News
Automotive data available for graphing, exporting and viewing static data tables. Must have a data center subscription to access content. Lists also available for individual purchase. DATA CENTER HOME · ANALYTIC ENGINE · New · MARKET REPORTS ...
Takata Set To Meet Automakers Over Financial Aid, Shares Plunge After Another Death Linked To Faulty AirbagInternational Business Times
Another 5 million vehicles recalled after 10th death linked to faulty Takata airbagsFox 59
Tenth death linked to faulty Takata airbags leads to recall of 5 million more vehiclesWTTV CBS4Indy
WPEC -Business Finance News -WGNO
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New Paper Mario for Wii U from Nintendo rumoured for this year - Metro

January 25, 2016 - 3:50am

Metro

New Paper Mario for Wii U from Nintendo rumoured for this year
Metro
Reports claim that Nintendo is planning to release a new Paper Mario for Wii U, with no sign that it's an NX game. Officially there are a still a number of Wii U games to be released this year, including Star Fox Zero, Pokkén Tournament, and a new Zelda.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam's two flavors jell into a sloppy sandwichVentureBeat
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam ReviewJust Push Start
Rumour: New Paper Mario game hitting Wii U in 2016?Gamereactor UK
CNET -GameZone
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Seven apps that will make your next trip better - NEWS.com.au

January 25, 2016 - 2:29am

NEWS.com.au

Seven apps that will make your next trip better
NEWS.com.au
WE'RE all becoming more and more dependent on technology, particularly mobile apps, in our daily life. It's why everyone seems to be glued to their phones at all times. But when you're travelling, mobile apps aren't so much distracting as they are ...
iPhone 6s tips and tricks: How to save a still photo from a Live Photo in iOS 9.3SiliconANGLE (blog)
What Developers Ought to Know About Android MarshmallowDZone News
The Way You Buy and Use Apps Is About to Change Big TimeWIRED
Kansas State Collegian -Android Headlines - Android News -Gotta Be Mobile
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If You've Ever Felt the Thrill of Solving a Rubik's Cube, You'll Never Get the Job Done as Fast as This Robot - TheBlaze.com

January 24, 2016 - 10:09pm

TheBlaze.com

If You've Ever Felt the Thrill of Solving a Rubik's Cube, You'll Never Get the Job Done as Fast as This Robot
TheBlaze.com
A pair of software engineers — Jay Flatland and Paul Rose — have fashioned a robot that can solve a Rubik's Cube in just over 1 second, Venture Beat reported. Image source: YouTube. Now the duo is applying for a world record. The best time for a ...
Robot Solves Rubik's Cube In A SecondUbergizmo
This Robot Can Solve a Rubik's Cube in One SecondGizmodo
US Inventors' Robot Solves Rubik's Cube In Record 1.047 Seconds – Video!Hungary Today
Malay Mail Online -VentureBeat
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Tesla Motors, Inc.'s China Opportunity -- Bigger Than Investors Realize? - Motley Fool

January 24, 2016 - 8:00pm

Motley Fool

Tesla Motors, Inc.'s China Opportunity -- Bigger Than Investors Realize?
Motley Fool
Model X may be Tesla's most important catalyst in 2016, but China could evolve into the company's most important long-term growth driver. Daniel Sparks. (TMFDanielSparks). Jan 24, 2016 at 9:00PM. When electric-car maker Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) ...
EV Benefits, Tesla Supercharging Demand, & Future EVs (My EV Summit Presentation)Gas 2.0
Tesla wants to evangelize EVs, replace all gasoline-powered carsLeftLane News
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S is Crushing Premium Car MarketLearnBonds
Business Insider
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Samsung Opening VR Production Studio in New York - PC Magazine

January 24, 2016 - 12:57pm

PC Magazine

Samsung Opening VR Production Studio in New York
PC Magazine
Step one: Make virtual reality headset. Step two: Make virtual reality experiences people can enjoy using said headset. Step three: Sit back and profit. It's a simple version of what's likely Samsung's plan, we'll admit, but it's probably pretty close ...
Samsung is opening a VR studio in New York CityEngadget
Samsung Will Open A VR Movie Studio In New YorkUbergizmo
Gizmo Guy: Virtual becoming a realityPhilly.com
National Daily Press -Android Police -CNET
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