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Watch What Has to Be the Most Epic Video Game Launch Trailer Ever - TIME

November 18, 2014 - 2:08pm

Watch What Has to Be the Most Epic Video Game Launch Trailer Ever
TIME
BioWare's role-playing epic Dragon Age: Inquisition is one of the most anticipated new video games of the year. The title, which releases Nov. 18 for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PCs, is an open-world epic with a Game of Thrones aesthetic. TIME's 4.5/5 ...

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And Lo, a Taco Emoji Appeared Among Them - The Atlantic

November 18, 2014 - 1:08pm

The Atlantic

And Lo, a Taco Emoji Appeared Among Them
The Atlantic
The organization which governs emoji says it's considering adding many new ones, including a robot, a burrito, and a mosque. Robinson Meyer Nov 18 2014, 2:08 PM ET. Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; Google+; Email · Print; Comments. Unicode Consortium.
The 37 new emoji candidates that we could see next year (including tacos)Mashable
Yum, your next favorite emoji could be a delicious tacoEngadget
The Oral History Of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop To America)Fast Company
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IBM Takes on Enterprise E-Mail with Verse - NewsFactor Network

November 18, 2014 - 1:04pm

NewsFactor Network

IBM Takes on Enterprise E-Mail with Verse
NewsFactor Network
Once considered a quantum leap in office productivity and efficiency, e-mail is now more often viewed as a millstone around employees' necks that wastes their time and clutters their lives. But a new service by IBM hopes to make e-mail useful again.

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Facebook Makes Groups Feature Into Separate Mobile App - Businessweek

November 18, 2014 - 12:56pm

Wired

Facebook Makes Groups Feature Into Separate Mobile App
Businessweek
Facebook Inc. (FB:US) is splitting off another piece of its service into a separate application. The social network introduced Groups, a mobile app for the most frequent users of the company's existing tool for organizing, messaging and collaborating with groups ...
Get to Know Facebook's Slick New Groups AppABC News
Facebook launches app for GroupsUSA TODAY
Facebook expands its app catalog with GroupsCNET
Wired -Mashable -CNN
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Messaging App Launches 'Public Chats,' Lets You Peak in on Celebrity Chatter - Wired

November 18, 2014 - 12:53pm

New York Times

Messaging App Launches 'Public Chats,' Lets You Peak in on Celebrity Chatter
Wired
Nowadays, we're all a bit voyeuristic. We're addicted to reality television, tabloids, and celebrity Twitter feeds. Talmon Marco, founder and CEO of the messaging and voice call app Viber, knows this all too well, and that's why his company is introducing what it ...
Spy on Perez Hilton's textsCNNMoney
Viber Messages for the World to SeeNew York Times (blog)
Messaging App Viber Takes A Step Into Social Networking With New Public ...TechCrunch (blog)
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Developers Start Designing Apps for Apple Watch - MarketWatch

November 18, 2014 - 12:32pm

Finances.com

Developers Start Designing Apps for Apple Watch
MarketWatch
CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov 18, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Apple® today announced the availability of WatchKit, software that gives developers a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch™—Apple's most personal device ...
Apple Seeds iOS 8.2 With WatchKit SDK for Apple Watch Apps to DevelopersMac Rumors
Apple Watch is coming: iOS 8.2 & Xcode 6.2 betas outSlashGear
Developers can start working on Apple Watch software nowGigaom
TheStreet.com -PhoneDog -OS News
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Google makes image recognition advance - BBC News

November 18, 2014 - 11:42am

BBC News

Google makes image recognition advance
BBC News
Scientists at Google have created artificial intelligence software that can describe the contents of photographs far more accurately than ever before. The software's description of pictures was similar to that written by a human. As well as making it easier to ...
Google is Developing a Photo Recognition Program That Can Describe Exactly ...PetaPixel
A software that reads images as humans doBusiness Standard
Google software writes photo captions (sigh)Network World
Gigaom -PC Advisor
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WhatsApp, world's most popular instant messaging platform, to encrypt data for ... - Washington Post

November 18, 2014 - 10:35am

Wired

WhatsApp, world's most popular instant messaging platform, to encrypt data for ...
Washington Post
WhatsApp, the world's most popular instant messaging platform, has begun encrypting all its data by default, a move that privacy advocates said would aid dissidents and human rights activists seeking to protect their communications from governments and ...
Whatsapp Just Switched On End-To-End Encryption For Hundreds of Millions of ...Wired
WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption using TextSecure codeThe Verge
WhatsApp messages now have Snowden-approved encryption on AndroidMashable
SlashGear -Gigaom -TechCrunch (blog)
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Samsung to cut smartphone models by up to a third in 2015 - CNET

November 18, 2014 - 10:11am

CNET

Samsung to cut smartphone models by up to a third in 2015
CNET
The company's head of investor relations says the move is designed to make Samsung's smartphone business more efficient. by Don Reisinger · @donreisinger; 18 November 2014 3:49 pm GMT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. more.

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EFF, Mozilla back new certificate authority that will offer free SSL certificates - PCWorld

November 18, 2014 - 9:37am

PCWorld

EFF, Mozilla back new certificate authority that will offer free SSL certificates
PCWorld
Lucian Constantin writes about information security, privacy, and data protection for the IDG News Service. More by Lucian Constantin. A new organization supported by Mozilla, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others is working to set up a new ...
Privacy push means free encryption for websitesCNET
Tech firms and activists join to launch free certificate authorityGigaom
Launching in 2015: A Certificate Authority to Encrypt the Entire WebEFF

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Obscenity laws prevent Indian release of Dragon Age: Inquisition - Ars Technica

November 18, 2014 - 9:29am

Ars Technica

Obscenity laws prevent Indian release of Dragon Age: Inquisition
Ars Technica
EA has announced that it will not be releasing a version of fantasy RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition in India "in order to avoid a breach of local content laws." But just what local content laws are being breached is a matter of some debate. India's NDTV Gadgets ...

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Samsung set to cut the number of phones it makes by a THIRD - Daily Mail

November 18, 2014 - 9:23am

Daily Mail

Samsung set to cut the number of phones it makes by a THIRD
Daily Mail
In the face of stiff competition, and following a consecutive drop in profits, Samsung has announced plans to curb the number of phones it makes each year. Instead of releasing handset after handset and saturating the market with Samsung devices, the firm ...

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IBM launches Verse hoping to end email dependency, change the way people ... - Brisbane Times

November 18, 2014 - 9:00am

Mashable

IBM launches Verse hoping to end email dependency, change the way people ...
Brisbane Times
The death of email has been predicted many times, but the oft-hated means of communication continues to dominate and frustrate the corporate way of life. Now IBM reckons it has found a way to tame it. An email tool on steroids, Verse combines much of what ...
IBM: Our Verse Email Beats Anything from Microsoft, GoogleCMSWire

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Ford recalls 65000 Fusion models on ignition key issues - Reuters

November 18, 2014 - 8:15am

Reuters

Ford recalls 65000 Fusion models on ignition key issues
Reuters
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) on Tuesday said it is recalling about 65,000 Fusion sedans in North America because the key can be removed from the ignition even if the car is not in the "park" position 30 minutes after the ignition is off, the company ...
Ford recalls Fusions for ignition key problemSacramento Bee

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Uber dinner chat causes massive row with journalists - BBC News

November 18, 2014 - 7:57am

BBC News

Uber dinner chat causes massive row with journalists
BBC News
A row between Uber and the press has escalated after a senior executive at the lift-sharing company suggested it may hire a team to dig dirt on reporters who had written negatively about it. Emil Michael's comments followed a series of articles questioning the ...
Uber Exec Suggests Spending $1 Million To 'Dig Up Dirt' On Journalists: BuzzFeedHuffington Post
Uber has an asshole problemVox
Uber VP Emil Michael Plans to Spend $1 Million to Dig Up Dirt Against Critical ...Tech Times
BetaBoston -Chinatopix -mediabistro.com
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Toyota to start sales of fuel cell car next month - Chron.com

November 18, 2014 - 7:21am

Toyota to start sales of fuel cell car next month
Chron.com
In this photo released by Toyota Motor Corp., Toyota President Akio Toyoda, third left, shakes hands with BMW AG chief executive Norbert Reithofer, third right, as their executives show signed documents during a signing ceremony to jointly develop ...

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Luxurious Wearable for Ladies Is Covered in Snake Skin and Pearls - Wired

November 18, 2014 - 5:37am

Wired

Luxurious Wearable for Ladies Is Covered in Snake Skin and Pearls
Wired
A cursory glance through today's wearable offerings shows that most are either designed for men or athletes. If you're donning a sequin cocktail dress at an evening event, one of these masculine looking, big-screened smartwatches or fitness bands isn't really ...

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Smartphone subscriptions to reach 6.1 billion in 2020: Ericsson - Economic Times

November 18, 2014 - 5:18am

NDTV

Smartphone subscriptions to reach 6.1 billion in 2020: Ericsson
Economic Times
NEW DELHI: Smartphone subscriptions are expected to top 6.1 billion in 2020, up from 2.7 billion subscription in 2014, according to Ericsson Mobility report. The growth in the global smartphone market continues as 65-70% of all phones sold in the third ...
Humanity Is Going Mobile First, Ericsson SaysWall Street Journal (blog)
Internet-Connected Devices SoarPYMNTS.com
Ericsson says smartphone subscriptions likely to double by 2020Reuters
MarketWatch -Total Telecom
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Apple releases iOS 8.1.1 to speed up iPhone 4S and iPad 2 performance - Inquirer

November 18, 2014 - 4:43am

Apple releases iOS 8.1.1 to speed up iPhone 4S and iPad 2 performance
Inquirer
iPhone 6 4.7in model with iOS 8 APPLE HAS ROLLED OUT iOS 8.1.1 to iPads and iPhones, and has treated Mac users to their first Yosemite update. iOS 8.1.1 is not likely to generate much excitement for Apple users, perhaps unless they still wield an iPhone ...

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Samsung to slash smartphone models - Bangkok Post

November 18, 2014 - 3:41am

Firstpost

Samsung to slash smartphone models
Bangkok Post
SEOUL - Samsung Electronics has announced plans to slash the number of smartphone models it issues next year by up to one-third as it tries to cut prices in the face of intense Chinese competition. A model holds Samsung's 'curved' smartphone Galaxy ...
Samsung plans to cut number of smartphone modelsMarketWatch

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