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Coming to Google's Chromecast: A Flood of New Apps - Wired

February 3, 2014 - 2:19pm

Wired

Coming to Google's Chromecast: A Flood of New Apps
Wired
Google's inexpensive Chromecast streaming dongle has been slowly adding content partners since its introduction. But even with the recent additions of Vevo, RedBull.TV, and media center app Plex, there are still only 14 compatible apps available for the ...

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Is Apple testing a smarter battery for iWatch? - Atlanta Journal Constitution

February 3, 2014 - 2:04pm

Is Apple testing a smarter battery for iWatch?
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Apple CEO Tim Cook has already promised new products in 2014. Now, there are reports of a new Apple battery. A Sunday New York Times article says the tech giant has been trying for years to build a smarter battery and for its much-rumored iWatch, Apple ...

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Microsoft: Why the Windows XP show is finally over - ZDNet

February 3, 2014 - 1:58pm

ZDNet

Microsoft: Why the Windows XP show is finally over
ZDNet
Summary: With Windows XP entering the final few weeks of official support, Microsoft executive Jay Paulus offers his take on the OS and explains why it's high time to move. Toby Wolpe. By Toby Wolpe | February 3, 2014 -- 19:49 GMT (11:49 PST).

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Government to require vehicle-to-vehicle communication on road to self-driving ... - San Jose Mercury News

February 3, 2014 - 1:33pm

Washington Post

Government to require vehicle-to-vehicle communication on road to self-driving ...
San Jose Mercury News
WASHINGTON -- In a move that signals a great technological leap forward for the auto industry, the federal government announced Monday that it will take steps to require all new cars and light trucks to communicate with each other, with the hopes of ...
UPDATE 1-US may mandate 'talking' cars by early 2017Reuters
Feds plan to require car-to-car communications to reduce crashesFox News
Talking-Car Systems Preventing Accidents to Be Required by USBusinessweek
Wall Street Journal -Wired -CNNMoney
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Google finally releases a Chromecast SDK - VentureBeat

February 3, 2014 - 1:27pm

Android Headlines - Android News

Google finally releases a Chromecast SDK
VentureBeat
Chromecast fans may want to brace themselves for a tidal wave of new apps coming for the device in the near future. Today Google released a new SDK that will allow developers to create their own applications for its Chromecast streaming media stick, the ...
Chromecast finally gets an SDK, opening up to more appsMobile Burn
Google opens Chromecast to all developersCNET
Google Opens Up The Chromecast's Content PipelineMultichannel News
ValueWalk -GigaOM
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Google Opens Chromecast To All Developers - TechCrunch

February 3, 2014 - 12:41pm

Google Opens Chromecast To All Developers
TechCrunch
When Google launched its Chromecast HDMI dongle, it only allowed a small set of developers to create applications for it. The company always promised, though, that it would soon open the platform up to all developers. Today, it is doing just that. The move ...

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Apple created a short movie in 10 countries using iPhones to commemorate Mac ... - Pulse 2.0

February 3, 2014 - 12:34pm

Apple created a short movie in 10 countries using iPhones to commemorate Mac ...
Pulse 2.0
Apple is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Mac by giving store workers special T-shirts and changed their homepage. Apple CEO Tim Cook also did an interview with ABC. Apple spent the actual day of the anniversary making a short movie. The movie ...

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(PR) Ting slashes data prices - Wall Street Journal

February 3, 2014 - 12:28pm

Hot Hardware

(PR) Ting slashes data prices
Wall Street Journal
TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - On the two year anniversary of its launch, shockingly likeable mobile phone service Ting, a division of Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ: TCX; TSX: TC), surprised its customers with a big drop in data pricing. The new rates are on ...
Sprint reseller Ting slashes data prices for off-contract plansCNET
Ting slashes data pricesMarketWatch
Ting celebrates two-year anniversary with lower plan pricesGigaOM
PhoneDog -Android Police -Engadget
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Inductive, Solar, or Kinetic Charging Might Be In Store For Apple's iWatch - Hot Hardware

February 3, 2014 - 12:20pm

Hot Hardware

Inductive, Solar, or Kinetic Charging Might Be In Store For Apple's iWatch
Hot Hardware
Battery life has long been the bane of the mobile market, hamstringing laptops, tablets, and smartphones even as processors, graphics, and storage have increased in both performance and efficiency. Apple is reportedly tackling this problem head-on as it ...

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Sprint brings walkie-talkie feature to more Android phones - CNET

February 3, 2014 - 11:26am

CNET

Sprint brings walkie-talkie feature to more Android phones
CNET
Nostalgic for that Nextel push-to-talk capability? Sprint brings the feature back through a free app that works with select Android phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG G2. Roger Cheng. by Roger Cheng. February 3, 2014 8:24 AM PST. Follow @ ...
Sprint smartphones start chirping: Direct Connect comes to latest Android devicesGigaOM
Sprint makes six new phones compatible with Direct Connect Now push-to-talk ...Mobile Burn
Sprint Makes Push-to-Talk Possible on More of its Phones With Downloadable ...Wall Street Journal
Android Police -Android Headlines - Android News -The Droid Guy
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Firefox switches to a user name and password sync service - Inquirer

February 3, 2014 - 11:23am

Firefox switches to a user name and password sync service
Inquirer
The system - which allows users to transfer and sync bookmarks, browsing history and passwords between systems - previously required a somewhat longwinded authentication process that required users to store their credentials. In that system, users were ...
Firefox's new Australis interface on track for April or June releaseArs Technica
Mozilla makes it a lot easier to sync Firefox bookmarks and passwordsEngadget
Firefox Set to Get a New Look, Better SyncDatamation
Computerworld -Ghacks Technology News
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US in spotlight after AT&T leaves Vodafone on hold - Financial Times

February 3, 2014 - 11:08am

US in spotlight after AT&T leaves Vodafone on hold
Financial Times
AT&T's statement last week that it had no plan to bid for Vodafone – at least for now – was treated as a technicality by many analysts, but some are now asking whether domestic challenges are affecting its appetite and resources for a big overseas adventure.

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Sprint chairman to meet with top US telecom regulator Monday - Reuters

February 3, 2014 - 11:07am

CNET

Sprint chairman to meet with top US telecom regulator Monday
Reuters
WASHINGTON Feb 3 (Reuters) - Sprint Corp Chairman Masayoshi Son is slated to meet with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Monday, an FCC official said, as the No. 3 U.S. wireless provider mulls a potential bid for smaller ...
SoftBank Sees Value Decline $25 Billion Amid US Challenges (1)Businessweek
Report: Sprint execs to meet with FCC's Wheeler over T-Mobile dealFierceWireless
Sprint chairman, CEO will reportedly meet with FCCCNET
Ubergizmo -San Francisco Chronicle -The Periscope Post
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Tizen, Sailfish, Firefox Take On Android - InformationWeek

February 3, 2014 - 10:59am

Android Community

Tizen, Sailfish, Firefox Take On Android
InformationWeek
Samsung, Jolla, and Mozilla have developed smartphone operating systems. Will any of them catch on? CES 2014: 8 Technologies To Watch. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Whether the world needs them or not, three more smartphone ...
Tizen partners lose interest ahead of MWC, could spell the end for upstart OSAndroid Community
Lack of support from carriers could doom Samsung's Android killerBGR
Report: Sprint, DoCoMo and other carriers back away from Samsung's TizenFierceWireless
Mobile Burn -San Francisco Business Times -SlashGear
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PS4 official wireless headset arrives as Sony announces console update - TechRadar UK

February 3, 2014 - 10:50am

PS4 official wireless headset arrives as Sony announces console update
TechRadar UK
The headset, which Sony says will offer eight hours of use on a single charge, is compatible with PS4, PS3, PC, Mac and (via an included 3.5mm stereo jack) the PS Vita, and will be available from February 10 for the price of £79.99/$99.99 (about AU$110).

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Hijacking of browser settings a top complaint: Google - Press Trust of India

February 3, 2014 - 10:42am

Times of India

Hijacking of browser settings a top complaint: Google
Press Trust of India
New Delhi, Feb 3 (PTI) Hijacking of browser settings tops the list of user complaints made to search engine Google as cyber criminals change them using malicious software. Modification of the settings is done without users' knowledge to generally force hits ...
Google brings Google Now notifications to Chrome beta for desktop users9 to 5 Mac
Build with Chrome Lego extensionProduct Reviews
Google to make 'strategic' investments in Android, ChromeJagran Post

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Battlefield 4 gets even prettier with new AMD drivers - Engadget

February 3, 2014 - 10:36am

games.on.net

Battlefield 4 gets even prettier with new AMD drivers
Engadget
If you caught our recent coverage of the huge Star Swarm demo, you'll know that AMD's Mantle programming tool has already proven itself capable of radically transforming a real-time strategy game. But the console-inspired API has been claimed to deliver ...
AMD releases game-changing Mantle support in new Catalyst beta driverPCWorld (blog)
AMD Unleashes First Beta 'Mantle' Drivers for Enhanced PC GraphicsPC Magazine
AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta v1.6 Drivers Available To DownloadLegit Reviews

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Hacking of point-of-sales systems escalates - USA TODAY

February 3, 2014 - 10:04am

The Nation

Hacking of point-of-sales systems escalates
USA TODAY
SEATTLE – Researchers at RSA's First Watch cybersecurity team have unearthed evidence of another ring of data thieves focusing on retailers, akin to the gang that tapped into the point-of-sales systems at Target, Neiman-Marcus and Michaels. That gang ...
ChewBacca PoS Trojan Hits Dozens of Retailers WorldwideeSecurity Planet
ChewBacca malware steals data from retailers in 11 countriesIT PRO
'ChewBacca' malware targets cards in 11 countriesBusiness Technology
Gladstone Observer
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9 ways Facebook changed how we talk - CNN

February 3, 2014 - 9:31am

CNN

9 ways Facebook changed how we talk
CNN
(CNN) -- "I'm gonna tag you in this hideous photo and then unfriend you if you don't stop oversharing and poking me." If you said this to someone 10 years ago, they'd look at you like you were speaking Klingon. Nowadays, you just sound like an active user of ...

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Samsung slashes price of Galaxy Gear again - Livemint

February 3, 2014 - 9:20am

Samsung slashes price of Galaxy Gear again
Livemint
In November, Samsung had said it had sold 8 lakh units of Galaxy Gear globally since the launch in September. Photo: Bloomberg. New Delhi: South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has slashed the Galaxy Gear price for the second time ...

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