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Nintendo says no to gay game characters - BBC News

May 7, 2014 - 11:10pm

Washington Post

Nintendo says no to gay game characters
BBC News
Nintendo has said it will not allow gamers to play as gay characters in its life-simulation game Tomodachi Life. A fan had launched a social media campaign urging Nintendo to allow same-sex relationships between characters in the game - modelled after real ...
Nintendo defends decision to disallow gay relationships in gameChicago Tribune
Miiquality campaign pushes for virtual equality in videogamesMyFox Phoenix
Nintendo Caught in Culture War Over New Game's Same-Sex Marriage BanRe/code
Toronto Star
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Antiphishing feature fails in beta Chrome browser, security company says - PCWorld

May 7, 2014 - 8:38pm

eWeek

Antiphishing feature fails in beta Chrome browser, security company says
PCWorld
An experimental feature in test versions of Google's Chrome browser that is intended to provide greater protection against phishing can, in some cases, do the opposite, according to a security company. The “Origin Chip” feature shows the root domain of a ...
Google Chrome's plan to hide URLs hits a snagCNET
Chrome Canary Bug Hides URLs A Little Too WellThreatpost
Is Google planning to kill URL?Computer Business Review

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Street Fight Daily: Google Maps Adds Uber, Square Expands Partnerships - Street Fight

May 7, 2014 - 8:22pm

PhoneDog

Street Fight Daily: Google Maps Adds Uber, Square Expands Partnerships
Street Fight
Google has updated its apps for iOS and Android with a bunch of new features, including Uber integration directly in its collection of options for travel directions. The Uber option will appear when you're looking up transit, offering you the estimated time for trips ...
You Can Now Book an Uber Via Google Maps7x7
Google Camera video snapshots and multiple Wallet accounts arriveAndroid Community
Uber is now on Google MapsSFGate (blog)
TechnoBuffalo -Engadget -Android Police
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Behind the NSA's mysterious coded tweet - CNN

May 7, 2014 - 6:17pm

CNN

Behind the NSA's mysterious coded tweet
CNN
(CNN) -- When the National Security Agency sent a tweet Monday filled with garbled nonwords like "tpfccdlfdtte," the Internet was confused, and intrigued. Was the NSA drunk? Had a cat skittered across someone's keyboard? Or maybe the spy agency, under ...
The secret message behind the NSA's coded tweetNews 13 Orlando
Can you solve the NSA's coded tweet?VentureBeat
NSA's mysterious coded tweet: What was the meaning?WPTV

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3D-Printed Makeup Is Now A Thing, Because Technology - Bustle

May 7, 2014 - 5:13pm

3D-Printed Makeup Is Now A Thing, Because Technology
Bustle
Cher Horowitz may have had the most enviable technology when it came to organizing her wardrobe, but even she couldn't fathom the amazingness that is this groundbreaking beauty invention. At this week's Disrupt conference, Harvard Business School ...

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Hacker gets Crysis 3 Running in Glorious 8K Resolution - The Escapist

May 7, 2014 - 4:38pm

Load The Game

Hacker gets Crysis 3 Running in Glorious 8K Resolution
The Escapist
You know what's better than Crysis 3? Crysis 3 in 4K, assuming you have the hardware to pull it off. But what's better than Crysis 3 in 4K? Crysis 3 in (enables God voice) 8K resolution. Flickr user and game engine hacker K-putt managed to pull off Crysis 3 in ...
Crysis 3 Hacked to Run at 8K - But Can Anything Power It?PC Perspectives
'Crysis 3' hacked to run at 8K resolution is simply stunningTechSpot

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No Need to Park GM's Recalled Cars, Foxx Tells Senators - Bloomberg

May 7, 2014 - 3:56pm

abc40

No Need to Park GM's Recalled Cars, Foxx Tells Senators
Bloomberg
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said there's no reason for General Motors Co. (GM) to pull cars affected by its ignition-switch recall off the road while waiting for new parts to be available. Foxx said in a May 6 letter to lawmakers that he's satisfied ...
No 'park it now' order for recalled GM carsUSA TODAY
UPDATE 1-US government: no need for recalled GM cars to be pulled off the roadReuters
Federal government says 'little risk' in driving recalled General Motors vehiclesNewsday
Wall Street Journal
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How a 3-D Printer Called 'Mink' Could Completely Makeover the $55 Billion ... - Entrepreneur

May 7, 2014 - 3:02pm

Entrepreneur

How a 3-D Printer Called 'Mink' Could Completely Makeover the $55 Billion ...
Entrepreneur
Serial inventor and Harvard Business student Grace Choi is looking to disrupt the $55 billion global makeup industry, which she says “makes a whole lot of money on a whole lot of bull shit." “They do this by charging a huge premium on one thing that ...
VIDEO: New device 3D prints makeup in any colorNew York Daily News
This Makeup Printer Could Destroy The Cosmetics IndustryHuffington Post
The Mink 3D printer lets you create your own custom-colored makeupGizmag
The Independent -TechnologyTell -ELLE UK
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Windows could hinder Microsoft smartwatch sales - CNBC.com

May 7, 2014 - 2:31pm

CNBC.com

Windows could hinder Microsoft smartwatch sales
CNBC.com
CNBC's Josh Lipton and Laptop Mag Reviews Editor Mike Prospero discuss Microsoft's challenges in the wearable device market. Microsoft could soon be coming out with its own version of a smartwatch, judging from a recently-surfaced patent filing, but it ...

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Al Franken: 'Net neutrality is the free speech issue of our time' - InfoWorld

May 7, 2014 - 2:30pm

The Guardian

Al Franken: 'Net neutrality is the free speech issue of our time'
InfoWorld
Lest you think politicians are asleep at the switch on the Net neutrality issue, Minnesota Senator Al Franken would like you to know that he is very much opposed to the FCC's proposal to allow companies to set up Internet "fast lanes." And he would like to ...
Net neutrality is the 'free speech issue of our time,' says senatorTechRadar UK
Senator Al Franken is Desperately Trying to Save Net NeutralityThe Escapist
Sen. Franken Calls Net Neutrality The “Free Speech Issue Of Our Time”TechCrunch
The Guardian -Tubefilter -Network World
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Te gusta zapatos? Twitter lets advertisers target users by language - PCWorld

May 7, 2014 - 2:15pm

BBC News

Te gusta zapatos? Twitter lets advertisers target users by language
PCWorld
The social network Wednesday said that it would allow advertisers to target users based on their language. So if you frequently tweet about shoes in Spanish you might see a promoted tweet or promoted account in your feed with a shoe ad in that language.
Now Twitter adds language targetingMarketing Pilgrim
Twitter Inc (TWTR) now has language targeting for promoted tweets and accountsPulse 2.0

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HTC One (M8) gets limited edition Captain America SHIELD design - Digital Spy

May 7, 2014 - 1:58pm

India Today

HTC One (M8) gets limited edition Captain America SHIELD design
Digital Spy
HTC has teamed up with Marvel to launch a limited edition of the HTC One (M8) with the SHIELD logo etched on the back. The companies are giving away just 14 of the handsets in a social media competition to celebrate the opening of Captain America: The ...
Older HTC One and One Max getting certified for Sense 6 updateMobile bloom News

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Google buying cloud monitor startup Stackdriver - ZDNet

May 7, 2014 - 12:54pm

BetaBoston

Google buying cloud monitor startup Stackdriver
ZDNet
Google has announced it its in the works to acquire Stackdriver, a Cambridge, Mass.-based startup providing full-stack cloud-native monitoring for Amazon Web Services and other cloud environments.
Google acquires Stackdriver, a fast-growing startup with no CEOBetaBoston
Google Acquires Cloud Monitoring Service StackdriverTechCrunch
Google Acquires 2-Year-Old Boston Startup StackdriverBostInno

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Apple's Media Strategy Architect Katie Cotton to Retire - Businessweek

May 7, 2014 - 12:44pm

ValueWalk

Apple's Media Strategy Architect Katie Cotton to Retire
Businessweek
Apple Inc. (AAPL:US)'s Katie Cotton, a longtime confidante of co-founder Steve Jobs who helped guide the company's strategy for dealing with the news media, is retiring. A behind-the-scenes operator often seen at the side of Jobs and current Chief ...
Apple PR's Katie Cotton departs: What it coud mean for the pressMacworld
Longtime Apple PR chief Katie Cotton to retireApple Insider
Katie Cotton, Apple's Vice President of Communications, Is LeavingWall Street Journal (blog)
ValueWalk -AppAdvice
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Apple's iPad ranks highest in overall consumer satisfaction for tablets, says JD ... - Apple Insider

May 7, 2014 - 12:35pm

AppAdvice

Apple's iPad ranks highest in overall consumer satisfaction for tablets, says JD ...
Apple Insider
American consumers have ranked Apple's iPad ahead of every other tablet for a third time, according to J.D. Power's 2014 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Study, as overall satisfaction declines thanks to new low-cost entrants. The iPad scored five out of a possible ...
JD Power: Shoppers prefer iPad, but price matters, tooPCWorld (blog)
Apple Regains Lead in Latest J.D. Power Tablet Customer Satisfaction SurveyMac Rumors
Apple's iPad Regains The Top Spot In JD Power's Latest Satisfaction SurveyAppAdvice
SlashGear -Broadway World -9 to 5 Mac
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Google acquires restaurant website builder Appetas - ZDNet

May 7, 2014 - 12:20pm

SlashGear

Google acquires restaurant website builder Appetas
ZDNet
Google has snapped up restaurant website design company Appetas, closing down the company and issuing staff an edict to work on "new endeavors." Appetas is a company which provides slick and engaging website templates for small businesses, ...
To Battle Yelp, Google Buys Appetas, A Website Builder For RestaurantsTechCrunch
Google purchases AppetasFanSided
Google pads small-business toolbox with purchase of website builderEngadget
SlashGear -Pulse 2.0 -GeekWire
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Meet NeRD. The Most Secure E-Reader Ever Made - The News Ledge

May 7, 2014 - 11:56am

The News Ledge

Meet NeRD. The Most Secure E-Reader Ever Made
The News Ledge
We all take our Kindles and iPads for granted. Sailors aboard submarines aren't allowed to take these type of devices with them. I can't imagine going without my Kindle for any length of time. Imagine being deployed. That's where the NeRD comes in.
Navy develops secure e-reader called NeRD you can't add ebooks toGeek
US Navy Issues Spy-Proof E-ReaderInternational Business Times UK
US Navy E-Reader Has Never-Changing BooksSky News
Digital Book World -Tapscape -Geekosystem
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Microsoft Patent Tips Fitness-Based Wearable - PC Magazine

May 7, 2014 - 11:37am

Microsoft Patent Tips Fitness-Based Wearable
PC Magazine
Microsoft may be developing a smartwatch that can be locked into a wristband, or removed and mounted on a dock. 0shares. Microsoft smartwatch patent · VIEW ALL PHOTOS IN GALLERY. Microsoft appears to be testing the smartwatch waters again, based ...

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Here's what the new HTC One might have looked like - Engadget

May 7, 2014 - 11:08am

Here's what the new HTC One might have looked like
Engadget
The new HTC One may seem like a logical evolution of the original design, but that wasn't guaranteed -- just the opposite, according to company Creative Director Daniel Hundt. He tells Stuff in an interview that the original guideline was to "start with a chunk ...

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Samsung Knox 2.0 only available on Galaxy S5 for now - Computerworld

May 7, 2014 - 10:44am

Samsung Knox 2.0 only available on Galaxy S5 for now
Computerworld
IDG News Service - Samsung has made the second version of its Knox data and app security platform available worldwide, but at first only users and enterprises that have the new Galaxy S5 can take advantage of the improvements it offers. The popularity of ...

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