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Former 'Angry Birds' game makers set designs on new worlds - USA TODAY

August 12, 2014 - 9:29am

USA TODAY

Former 'Angry Birds' game makers set designs on new worlds
USA TODAY
Some former members of the Angry Birds flock are working on a game that promises to be a slug fest. Startup game maker Seriously, co-founded by former Rovio executives Andrew Stalbow and Petri Järvilehto, plans the first entry in Best Fiends, a game ...
Former Rovio executives found startup that will use mobile to grow entertainment ...VentureBeat
Mobile Start-Up Seriously Reveals First Look at “Best Fiends” Property and Initial ...DigitalJournal.com
Finnish Game Maker Seriously Unveils First App 'Best Fiends'Wall Street Journal (blog)
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California Presses the Kill Switch on Smartphone Thieves - VPN Creative

August 12, 2014 - 9:18am

VPN Creative

California Presses the Kill Switch on Smartphone Thieves
VPN Creative
The much debated California smartphone 'kill switch' bill is just a step away from becoming a fully-fledged law. After seeing the green light at the Senate with 27 positive votes against eight negatives, all it needs is the Governor's nod before it comes into force.

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'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Promises New Innovative Features With Latest ... - Bidness Etc

August 12, 2014 - 7:47am

Bidness Etc

'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Promises New Innovative Features With Latest ...
Bidness Etc
Activision's “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” recently disclosed its multiplayer interface, introducing additions like fresh player movements, map designs, and customization options. Bidness Etc analyzes the game's new features and highlights what they could ...

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Lyft Reintroduces Commissions on Rides, With a Twist - Wall Street Journal (blog)

August 12, 2014 - 7:18am

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Lyft Reintroduces Commissions on Rides, With a Twist
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The ridesharing wars are taking another turn Monday: Lyft is reintroducing commissions on its rides but with will base them on how many hours its drivers work per week. The company on Monday notified drivers that it would begin taking a 20% commission ...

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FIFA 15 Will Have European Xbox One Bundle, Exclusive Ultimate Team Content - Game Informer

August 12, 2014 - 7:16am

Game Informer

FIFA 15 Will Have European Xbox One Bundle, Exclusive Ultimate Team Content
Game Informer
Microsoft's 2014 Gamescom press briefing is underway here in Cologne, Germany. The company has a slate of titles available titles here at demo stations, which we'll be getting to after the presentation. Playing to a European audience, head of Xbox Phil ...

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Skylanders Trap Team takes toy-enhanced game to tablets - BBC News

August 12, 2014 - 7:03am

BBC News

Skylanders Trap Team takes toy-enhanced game to tablets
BBC News
Activision has announced that for the first time it is releasing one of the main games in its Skylanders series for tablets as well as consoles. The tablet app is free, but must be paired with a new version of the publisher's add-on Traptanium Portal base to access ...
This Skylanders Toy Could Cost Console Makers MillionsWired
'Skylanders Trap Team' Brings Console Gaming To Tablets With New ControllerForbes
Skylanders Trap Team™ Unleashes Full Game Experience on iPad, Kindle Fire ...MarketWatch
Joystiq -Fast Company -Engadget
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Companies Put More Resources into Mobile - Wall Street Journal (blog)

August 12, 2014 - 7:03am

Companies Put More Resources into Mobile
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Many companies are increasing their dependence on mobile devices as business tools. The number of secure mobile apps companies activated increased 20% in the second quarter over the first quarter, according to a report, Tuesday, from mobile device ...

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New Microsoft software claims to offer a better solution to fix shaky videos - IBNLive

August 12, 2014 - 5:45am

IBNLive

New Microsoft software claims to offer a better solution to fix shaky videos
IBNLive
London: If you shot a shaky video while cycling or climbing, a new software can fix that. The software analyses footage and creates new frames to smooth out camera jumps. First-person videos shot on wearable cameras such as the GoPro are popular, said ...

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Messenger app users worry how Facebook uses a device's phone, camera - Computerworld

August 12, 2014 - 5:35am

Messenger app users worry how Facebook uses a device's phone, camera
Computerworld
Computerworld - Facebook ignited a flood of criticism last week when it began requiring mobile users to load its Messenger app for Android and iOS separate from its basic Facebook app. Some users complained about having to use the separate app to send ...

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US: safety experts say the NHTSA moves too slowly - INAUTONEWS

August 12, 2014 - 3:13am

MiamiHerald.com

US: safety experts say the NHTSA moves too slowly
INAUTONEWS
Recent developments of the US automotive industry showed that automakers, on occasions, failed to meet deadlines when it comes to investigating and resolving potential safety hazards. But it looks, according to the Associated Press, they're not the only ...
Agency moves slowly on auto probe requestsmessenger-inquirer
US road safety agency moves slowly when drivers spot problems and petition for ...McDuffie Mirror
US agency moves slowly on investigation requestsChron.com

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California Smartphone Anti-Theft Bill Nears Approval - Bloomberg

August 11, 2014 - 11:18pm

The Star Online

California Smartphone Anti-Theft Bill Nears Approval
Bloomberg
Legislation requiring smartphone makers such as Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) to add technology allowing consumers to render devices inoperable if stolen is nearing final approval after a California Senate vote. The Senate ...
Legislature passes 'kill switch' cell phone billSFGate
California Senate passes cellphone 'kill switch' bill, awaits governor's approvalApple Insider
California bill would require anti-theft 'kill switches' on smartphonesReuters
Business Standard -Ars Technica -Android Headlines - Android News
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Facebook Messenger Application Controversy: Users Get Irritate For Being ... - KpopStarz

August 11, 2014 - 10:50pm

KpopStarz

Facebook Messenger Application Controversy: Users Get Irritate For Being ...
KpopStarz
The new Facebook messenger application is now creating a massive controversy among Facebook users with the new requirement needed to read a message. Users get irritate with the new application which tends to violate their privacy. Facebook demand ...

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AMD mulls custom ARM 64-bit server chips - PCWorld

August 11, 2014 - 10:41pm

Good Gear Guide

AMD mulls custom ARM 64-bit server chips
PCWorld
Advanced Micro Devices may be willing to make custom ARM server chips for customers, much like it made custom chips for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game consoles. The chip maker will consider customizing its 64-bit ARM server processor to meet ...
AMD's first 64-bit ARM cores star in ... Heatless in Seattle*Register

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T-Mobile's Legere Taunts Former Suitor Sprint Via Twitter Posts - eWeek

August 11, 2014 - 10:20pm

eWeek

T-Mobile's Legere Taunts Former Suitor Sprint Via Twitter Posts
eWeek
NEWS ANALYSIS: T-Mobile CEO John Legere users his Twitter feed to direct a steady stream of taunts toward its competitor and former suitor Sprint as well as its new CEO Marcelo Claure. You know the honeymoon is over in any relationship when the taunts ...
Sprint's new CEO house shops in KC, employees pack Hesse's sendoff partyKansas City Star
Sprint CEO cutting cost to 'compete aggressively'Salt Lake Tribune
Analysts: Claure's entrepreneurial background will help SprintDallas Business Journal

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Apple's Suppliers Said to Begin Production of New IPad Tablets - Bloomberg

August 11, 2014 - 8:48pm

Firstpost

Apple's Suppliers Said to Begin Production of New IPad Tablets
Bloomberg
Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s suppliers have started manufacturing new iPads, according to people with knowledge of the matter, as the company works to reinvigorate sales of the tablet computers after two straight quarters of declines. Mass production of a full-sized ...
Apple kicks new iPads over to factory partners for manufacturingRegister
Apple's new iPads go into production with anti-reflection coating on larger modelAppAdvice
Apple Suppliers Begin Production Of New iPad Tablets: ReportInternational Business Times
Reuters -The Australian -Apple Insider
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Lyft claims rival Uber placed spurious orders, hurting its business - PCWorld

August 11, 2014 - 8:36pm

WYFF Greenville

Lyft claims rival Uber placed spurious orders, hurting its business
PCWorld
Lyft said nearly 200 employees at Uber, one of its largest rivals in mobile car hailing, have since last October ordered and cancelled thousands of Lyft rides, causing lost fares with its service. A Lyft spokeswoman told the IDG News Service that 177 Uber ...
Uber accused of playing dirty in competition with LyftCNET
Lyft Drives Uber Competition With Allegations of Canceled RidesBusinessweek
Lyft Says Its Drivers Targeted by Ridesharing Rival UberWall Street Journal (blog)
seattlepi.com -CNNMoney
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Nvidia details Denver for "PC-class performance" in mobile - ZDNet

August 11, 2014 - 7:12pm

ZDNet

Nvidia details Denver for "PC-class performance" in mobile
ZDNet
One of the highlights of the first day on this year's Hot Chips, an annual conference on chip technology, was Nvidia unveiling of Denver, a custom CPU used in an upcoming version of Tegra K1 processor. There are two versions of the Tegra K1. The 32-bit ...
Nvidia claims 64-bit Denver chip will outperform Apple's A7Computerworld
Nvidia unveils blazing-fast 64-bit Project Denver processor for Android devicesVentureBeat
NVIDIA details Tegra K1 “Denver”: Tomorrow's Android superchipSlashGear
Hot Hardware -Liliputing
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Smartphone “Kill Switch” Bill Passes California Legislature, Awaits Governor's ... - Re/code

August 11, 2014 - 6:43pm

Re/code

Smartphone “Kill Switch” Bill Passes California Legislature, Awaits Governor's ...
Re/code
A California bill that would require cellphone makers to install a “kill switch” to render stolen devices inoperable has passed the state legislature, and now moves to the governor's office for consideration. The bill won Senate approval Monday by a vote of 27-8.

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Doom Co-Creator is "Starting to Work" on a New Shooter - IGN

August 11, 2014 - 5:37pm

Doom Co-Creator is "Starting to Work" on a New Shooter
IGN
Doom co-creator John Romero announced that he has begun work on a new shooter, although it's in very early stages. "I haven't made a shooter since 2000. So I'm basically starting to work on another one," Romero said on a recent episode of the Super ...

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Confused about Facebook's Messenger app? This sorts out what you need to ... - KY3

August 11, 2014 - 5:36pm

Confused about Facebook's Messenger app? This sorts out what you need to ...
KY3
From messaging to gaming, there have been a few changes to Facebook lately -- and lots of rumors about what they all mean for privacy. Here's what you need to know. Comments. The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies ...

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