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Twitter Blames Slow User Growth On iOS 8 Bug, But Predicts Strong Q1 2015 - TechCrunch

February 5, 2015 - 5:04pm

Twitter Blames Slow User Growth On iOS 8 Bug, But Predicts Strong Q1 2015
TechCrunch
Twitter's user count grew a measly 1.4% this quarter, down from 4.8% in Q3 2014, but CFO Anthony Noto said things are turning around. He said the rollout of iOS 8 cost Twitter 4 million monthly active users, and cited seasonality, saying Q4 is historically slow ...

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Over-the-air software coming soon to your next car - Computerworld

February 5, 2015 - 4:17pm

Computerworld

Over-the-air software coming soon to your next car
Computerworld
Using a capability that is unique in the auto industry, Elon Musk last week tweeted that over-the-air (OTA) software upgrades would soon come to its P85D Model S sedans as the cars sat in garages and driveways around the world. While Tesla Motor's ...

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Net Neutrality Shows That Democracy Can Work - The New Yorker

February 5, 2015 - 3:10pm

MIT Technology Review

Net Neutrality Shows That Democracy Can Work
The New Yorker
For years, the federal government supported the principal of net neutrality: the idea that broadband providers should treat all Internet traffic the same. Verizon and Comcast, for example, shouldn't be able to block you from accessing sites that they consider ...
Title II Opponents Accuse Wheeler Of Overstepping AuthorityDaily Caller
The FCC Gives the Internet Back to You, the PeopleMaximum PC
Most of the US Doesn't Have Broadband AnymoreMIT Technology Review
Washington Post (blog) -The Heartland Institute -Columbia Daily Tribune
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IBM brings more Watson smarts to developers - PCWorld

February 5, 2015 - 2:16pm

Data Center Knowledge

IBM brings more Watson smarts to developers
PCWorld
IBM is expanding its roster of Watson online services that can be deployed by developers to enhance their apps with analysis and data processing capabilities. Launched in October 2013, the Watson Developer Cloud has so far attracted more than 5,000 ...
IBM Adds New Services to Watson Developer CloudeWeek
IBM Watson branches out into speech, text, visuals, and analysisInfoWorld
IBM Puts More Machine Learning Services in Watson CloudData Center Knowledge
Fast Company
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Bye Bye, iPhoto: Apple Reboots With Photos for Mac - Wall Street Journal

February 5, 2015 - 12:07pm

Wall Street Journal

Bye Bye, iPhoto: Apple Reboots With Photos for Mac
Wall Street Journal
Apple is taking another shot at helping us manage all of the heaps of selfies and vacation snaps scattered across many iDevices. This spring, Apple plans to replace its 12-year-old iPhoto with a new application for Mac desktops and laptops called, simply, ...
Everything you need to know about Apple's new Photos app for MacThe Verge
First look: Photos for OS X brings easier navigation and more powerful editingMacworld
First Look: Apple's 'Photos for Mac' Simplifies Photo Editing and SyncingWired
SlashGear -Engadget -Mashable
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Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Rogue will use Tobii's eye-tracking technology - VentureBeat

February 5, 2015 - 11:01am

VentureBeat

Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Rogue will use Tobii's eye-tracking technology
VentureBeat
Tobii Tech announced today that Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Rogue will be the first major game to use Tobii Tech's eye-tracking technology. That means players will be able to use their own eyes to control characters in the PC version in addition to a mouse ...
New Assassin's Creed can be controlled by players' eyesThe Independent
Assassin's Creed(R) Rogue Benchmarks New Era in Gaming With Tobii Eye ...Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
Mass Effect 4, Assassin's Creed Victory and More Video Games Coming This ...Crossmap

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Swatch Plans Smartwatch to Compete With Apple Watch's Debut - Bloomberg

February 5, 2015 - 10:47am

New York Daily News

Swatch Plans Smartwatch to Compete With Apple Watch's Debut
Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) -- Swatch Group AG plans to start selling a smartwatch within the next three months, potentially pitting the Swiss maker of colorful plastic timepieces against the debut of the Apple Watch. The device will communicate via a form of technology ...
Swatch is working on a smartwatch you'll never need to chargeMashable
Swatch will release a smartwatch this springThe Verge
UPDATE 2-Swatch says in strong position to weather franc riseReuters
Wall Street Journal -SlashGear -Mac Rumors
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Apple looking to help cut the cord with web-based TV bundle service - ExtremeTech

February 5, 2015 - 10:36am

ExtremeTech

Apple looking to help cut the cord with web-based TV bundle service
ExtremeTech
With an abundance of cheap, easy-to-use media streamers flooding store shelves and a plethora of services flooding the digital marketplace, it may seem like it's too late for any company to get in on the game and carve out its own share of the market ...

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Japanese Hotel ventures into future with Strange Hotel Staffed by Robots - ModVive

February 5, 2015 - 9:47am

ModVive

Japanese Hotel ventures into future with Strange Hotel Staffed by Robots
ModVive
We've all heard of robots taking jobs in the workforce once done by man – ATMs in place of bank tellers, self-checkouts in supermarkets, all the way up to car assembly, computer building, and more. Now, out in Japan there is another job about to be replaced ...

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Google could boost education push with Launchpad Toys acquisition - PCWorld

February 5, 2015 - 9:41am

VentureBeat

Google could boost education push with Launchpad Toys acquisition
PCWorld
Google could strengthen its position in the education market with its acquisition of Launchpad Toys, maker of popular children apps like Toontastic which are used in classrooms. “We're proud to announce that our little toy company is pairing up with a great ...
Google buys Launchpad Toys as it seeks more kid-friendly productsMashable
Google acquires maker of Toontastic storytelling appCNET

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Microsoft spends over $100 million on a calendar apps company - Geek

February 5, 2015 - 8:38am

Geek

Microsoft spends over $100 million on a calendar apps company
Geek
Things are changing at Microsoft these days with former CEO Steve Ballmer stepping down and Satya Nadella taking over. The company has been branching out, releasing apps on a variety of platforms and looking to make amends with a free Windows 10 ...

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Led by Tinder, the Mobile Dating Game Surges - New York Times

February 5, 2015 - 8:28am

New York Times

Led by Tinder, the Mobile Dating Game Surges
New York Times
BLESS or curse the smartphone, but you can't doubt its impact. Even digital dating has become a hand-held activity. Online dating, long dominated by big outfits like Match.com and eHarmony, has in the last two years been transformed by the rise of Tinder, ...
Tinder's paid subscription service could ruin everything that made it greatBusiness Insider
Tinder Is DeadGawker
Students discuss using "The League," dating app for power couplesRU Daily Targum
CNBC -The Rampage Online
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Paper makes iPad drawing tools free as it seeks to sell more Pencils - The Verge

February 5, 2015 - 8:00am

Co.Design

Paper makes iPad drawing tools free as it seeks to sell more Pencils
The Verge
One of the iPad's best-loved apps, Paper, is becoming that little bit more attractive today with the announcement that its full set of drawing tools will be bundled into the free app. Previously costing $0.99 each as in-app purchases, the Sketch, Outline, Write, ...
FiftyThree Makes Popular Creativity App 'Paper' Free Of ChargeTechCrunch
Paper drops in-app purchases to encourage you to buy a PencilEngadget
FiftyThree Makes All Drawing Tools in 'Paper' iPad App Free of ChargeMac Rumors
SlashGear -AppAdvice -Co.Design
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Twitter boss admits firm is failing victims of trolling - BBC News

February 5, 2015 - 7:42am

BBC News

Twitter boss admits firm is failing victims of trolling
BBC News
Twitter's chief executive Dick Costolo has admitted that the company "sucks" when it comes to dealing with abuse and trolling on the service. In a memo to staff, leaked to tech news website the Verge, he said that bullying behaviour on the network was driving ...
Twitter CEO 'ashamed' of response to abuseUSA TODAY
Twitter CEO admits 'we suck at dealing with trolls,' vows to fix itEngadget
Twitter Earnings: What to WatchWall Street Journal (blog)
Bloomberg -Irish Times -Washington Times
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Google Inc Says It Will Fully Redesign Google Glass - Bidness ETC

February 5, 2015 - 6:57am

Bidness ETC

Google Inc Says It Will Fully Redesign Google Glass
Bidness ETC
Google Glass has proved to be an enigma for many. Touted as the biggest breakthrough in wearable technology only a couple of years ago, the beta testing launch was greeted with much enthusiasm and users could not wait to get their hands on the device.
Google Glass 2.0 probably won't make you look so sillyTechRadar
Google Glass Remains A Contender For EnterpriseBusiness Solutions Magazine
Tony Fadell To Redesign Google Glass From Scratch, No Public Beta This TimeUbergizmo (blog)
CIO -Wareable -CNET
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Reuters brings TV news into the 21st century with new iPhone app - Digital Trends

February 5, 2015 - 5:52am

Bidness ETC

Reuters brings TV news into the 21st century with new iPhone app
Digital Trends
News organization Reuters is stepping into the modern streaming age with a new mobile TV news service, aptly called Reuters TV. Available for the iPhone, the new app lets users view curated, personalized news coverage from anywhere, on demand.
Apple makes money, but Android makes marketsTechRepublic
Top 5 New Apps For Your Apple Inc. iPhoneBidness ETC
Apple Inc. (AAPL) gains 0.77% Wednesday & Apple's latest mobile software, iOS ...WallStreet Scope
Cult of Mac -e27 -Techworld.com
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Pentax is finally getting a full-frame DSLR - Engadget

February 5, 2015 - 5:41am

CNET

Pentax is finally getting a full-frame DSLR
Engadget
Pentax has fallen off the DSLR radar of late, unless you're looking for a medium-format camera or a hot pink K-series model. Parent company Ricoh has just pricked up the ears of the brand's many fans, however, with long-awaited news of its first ever ...
Pentax delivers two weatherproof K-mount telephoto zoomsCNET
Pentax goes big and bright with new 70-200mm f/2.8 and 150-450mm zoom ...imaging resource

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Samsung brings high-end insides and 4K video to midrange mirrorless NX500 - CNET

February 5, 2015 - 4:30am

CNET

Samsung brings high-end insides and 4K video to midrange mirrorless NX500
CNET
Though the timing of its announcement is simply coincidental with the CP+ 2015 show, Samsung's replacement for its NX300 interchangeable-lens camera deserves a little bit more than the relative stealth it received. The NX500 incorporates tons of the latest ...
Samsung's compact NX500 mirrorless camera records 4K video for $800Mashable
Samsung's New Fast-Focusing Camera Is Surprisingly AffordableWired
Samsung NX500 tops NX1 with 4K releaseSlashGear
Digital Trends -Wall Street Journal (blog) -Resource Magazine
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GoPro Channel Coming to Roku Streaming Platform - PR Newswire (press release)

February 5, 2015 - 2:30am

GoPro Channel Coming to Roku Streaming Platform
PR Newswire (press release)
"We're incredibly excited to bring the action-packed videos created by the GoPro community to the Roku streaming platform," said Ed Lee, vice president of content at Roku. "Roku delivers an experience that our customers truly love, and I know that they're ...

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GoPro custom streaming channel gets a big boost with Roku deal - CNET

February 5, 2015 - 2:12am

CNET

GoPro custom streaming channel gets a big boost with Roku deal
CNET
The channel app combines GoPro-produced content with the best user-generated videos on demand. by Joshua Goldman · @superboxmonkey; February 5, 2015 12:00 AM PST. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. more. more +. email. tumblr.
GoPro opes action sports channel on Roku's streaming platformsVentureBeat
GoPro Channel brings its sport and action-cam adventures to RokuEngadget
GoPro Channel Coming to Roku Streaming PlatformMarketWatch
Ubergizmo (blog)
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