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Ford tells US dealers to stop selling some C-Max, Focus models - Automotive News

August 21, 2014 - 10:18am

Ford tells US dealers to stop selling some C-Max, Focus models
Automotive News
DETROIT (Reuters) -- Ford Motor Co. has told its U.S. dealers to stop test-driving and selling C-Max and Focus models produced during a week this month because of potential problems with the steering gear assembly, a notice sent to dealers on Wednesday ...

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Class action against Facebook attracts 60000 users - Reuters

August 21, 2014 - 10:15am

Reuters

Class action against Facebook attracts 60000 users
Reuters
VIENNA Aug 21 (Reuters) - An Austrian law student said his class action challenging Facebook for alleged privacy violations had gathered support from 60,000 users and passed its first legal review. Max Schrems, who already has a case involving the social ...
Facebook forced to respond to privacy complaints of 25000 EuropeansZDNet
Facebook Inc (FB) Lawsuit In EU Gaining TractionValueWalk
Privacy-Related Class-Action Suit in Austria vs. Facebook Moves ForwardAllFacebook
Business Insider
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Progressive slots link New Jersey, Nevada casinos - SFGate

August 21, 2014 - 9:45am

Progressive slots link New Jersey, Nevada casinos
SFGate
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A long-planned initiative to create bigger jackpots by linking casino slot machines in New Jersey and Nevada is up and running. The New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division says the progressive slots system links 100 ...
Bally Technologies Launches Interstate Progressive Link Between Nevada and ...MarketWatch
Jacking up the pot: Atlantic City and Nevada slot machines linkedPress of Atlantic City
Bally Technologies launches first interstate progressive slotsGaming Intelligence Group (registration)

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Honda Upgrades Fit's Bumper to Improve Crash-Test Score - Businessweek

August 21, 2014 - 9:16am

TODAYonline

Honda Upgrades Fit's Bumper to Improve Crash-Test Score
Businessweek
Honda Motor Co. (7267), targeting a U.S. sales boost in 2014's final months, upgraded the new Fit hatchback to raise the vehicle's score in a key crash test and will replace the bumpers on cars made before the design change. The 2015 Fit, the smallest auto ...
Honda to modify Fit to boost test score, calls back 12000 carsReuters
Honda Fit re-test yields top safety scoreUSA TODAY
Honda Recalls Fits to Boost Crash ResistanceABC News
Automotive News -ConsumerReports.org -Automobile
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LTE in Wi-Fi spectrum shows great potential, says NTT DoCoMo - PCWorld

August 21, 2014 - 9:05am

LTE in Wi-Fi spectrum shows great potential, says NTT DoCoMo
PCWorld
In the hunt for new ways to handle growing data volumes, NTT DoCoMo and Huawei Technologies have demonstrated that LTE can be deployed over 5GHz, which today is used for Wi-Fi networks. One of the ways mobile operators can boost capacity in their ...
DOCOMO and Huawei Confirm LTE Network over Unlicensed SpectrumMarketWatch

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Chrome OS everywhere: Acer announces new Chromebook, desktop Chromebox - PCWorld

August 21, 2014 - 8:24am

Android Headlines - Android News

Chrome OS everywhere: Acer announces new Chromebook, desktop Chromebox
PCWorld
Taiwanese PC maker Acer is bringing Google's Chrome operating system to desktops with a new unit that will arrive in the U.S. next month. Acer's Chromebox CXI, announced on Thursday (and pictured mounted on a separate Acer monitor above), puts the ...
Acer releases its own Chromebox, bringing the Google OS to desktopsComputerworld
Acer announces the Chromebox CXI -- a slim and sexy Google-powered mini ...BetaNews
Acer Announces New Chromebox CXI Line, Goes on Sale Next MonthAndroid Headlines - Android News
SlashGear -9 to 5 Google -Focus Taiwan News Channel
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'Flappy Bird' creator returns with 'Swing Copters' - USA TODAY

August 21, 2014 - 8:23am

USA TODAY

'Flappy Bird' creator returns with 'Swing Copters'
USA TODAY
Mobile game creator Dong Nguyen launched his first new mobile title since the release of Flappy Bird, which propelled him to popularity and forced an unusual removal of the game earlier this year. The new game is called Swing Copters, and bears most of ...

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Disney brings the Force with 'Star Wars' game, TV show push - Reuters UK

August 21, 2014 - 8:15am

Disney brings the Force with 'Star Wars' game, TV show push
Reuters UK
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is ramping up its first major push to promote the "Star Wars" franchise it purchased from George Lucas in 2012, blitzing consumers this year with a mobile game, animated TV show and an expanded line of toys and ...

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In throwback, Chevy Silverado gets a 'Rally' model - USA TODAY

August 21, 2014 - 8:02am

In throwback, Chevy Silverado gets a 'Rally' model
USA TODAY
Automakers used to be promiscuous creating "rallye" editions -- the "e" at the end to sell the idea the vehicle was imbued with performance like European rallye cars. Most, though, were without meaningful enhancements, just stripes and furbelows.
2015 Chevy Silverado goes more high-end with new Rally 2 packageAutomotive News
Chevy announces sporty Rally Edition packages for 2015 SilveradoMLive.com
Chevrolet to Offer 2015 Silverado 1500 Rally EditionsPickupTrucks.com
TruckTrend Magazine -Autoblog (blog)
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Disney Unveils New 'Star Wars' Game for Mobile Devices - New York Times

August 21, 2014 - 8:00am

The Guardian

Disney Unveils New 'Star Wars' Game for Mobile Devices
New York Times
LOS ANGELES — Disney's 20-month effort to integrate “Star Wars” into its Magic Kingdom appears to be hitting light speed. Disney Interactive on Thursday announced Star Wars: Commander, a free-to-play game for mobile devices. The Disney Channel on ...
Disney brings the Force with 'Star Wars' game, TV show pushReuters
Disney goes after Clash of Clans with new Star Wars gameCNET
Star Wars: Commander Out Today; Dev Promises It's Not Pay-to-Win Or A Clash ...GameSpot
Apple Insider -VentureBeat -TechHive
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Madden 15 review, the smartest Madden yet - FanSided

August 21, 2014 - 7:46am

azcentral

Madden 15 review, the smartest Madden yet
FanSided
Looking back on the Madden series from EA Sports, there have been a lot of ups and downs. Some versions have come in ahead of others, and some have been little more than a roster update. Madden 15 has a significant opportunity checking in as the first ...
Madden NFL 15 Review: How EA Brought Me Back To Sports GamingiDigitalTimes.com
Review: 'Madden NFL 15'Cherry Hill Courier Post
Review: 'Madden NFL 15' scores on new turfUSA TODAY
Computerandvideogames.com -Bleacher Report
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SoundCloud launches advertising and artist payments - Financial Times

August 21, 2014 - 6:51am

The Guardian

SoundCloud launches advertising and artist payments
Financial Times
SoundCloud, the digital music platform, has responded to growing doubts about its ability to make a profit by introducing advertising and launching payments for some of its more popular artists. The Berlin-based company said the deal, announced on ...
Daily Report: SoundCloud Decides It's Time to Grow UpNew York Times (blog)
SoundCloud Artists Will Now Actually Be Able To Make Money Off Their Own WorkBusiness Insider
Soundcloud Launches Ad Platform And Preps Ad-Free Subscription ServiceTechCrunch
Shiny Shiny -Engadget -Gizmodo
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LG's Bello and Fino 3G smartphones arrive to take on Moto G and E - ZDNet

August 21, 2014 - 6:38am

ZDNet

LG's Bello and Fino 3G smartphones arrive to take on Moto G and E
ZDNet
LG_L_BELLO(left)_and_L_FINO(right)_500-1 Image: LG. LG has announced two new entry-level smartphones in its L Series, the Bello and Fino, offering first-time smartphone owners decently-specced 3G devices at "accessible" prices. LG's new 4.5-inch ...
LG's high-end smartphone features trickle down to new L seriesPCWorld
LG debuts two budget Android 4.4 Kitkat handsets with LG G3 UXInquirer
LG L Fino and L Bello announcedIntoMobile
BetaNews -TechOne3 -TechRadar UK
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Google Glass' new features let you switch chat methods on a whim - Engadget

August 21, 2014 - 6:10am

Glass Almanac

Google Glass' new features let you switch chat methods on a whim
Engadget
Some of Google's rapid-fire Glass updates have been more useful than others, but its latest is something you're likely to appreciate -- especially if you're a socialite. The wearable's 20.1 upgrade gives you a much better contact system (shown below) that gives ...
Google Glass firmware updated, new design patentedAndroid Community
The Latest Google Glass Update Lets You View Entire Contact LogAndroid Headlines - Android News
New: Access All of Your Phone's Contacts on Google GlassGlass Almanac
PhoneDog -9 to 5 Google -Android Police
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LG announces the L Fino and L Bello: two new entry-level smartphones - TabTec

August 21, 2014 - 5:49am

TabTec

LG announces the L Fino and L Bello: two new entry-level smartphones
TabTec
Earlier today LG took the wraps off a couple of new entry-level smartphones running Android, both of which appear to be planned for a more elaborate unveiling at the IFA trade show in Berlin. The smartphones bear the monikers “L Fino” and “L Bello” ...

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UPDATE 1-Opera's Mini browser to be installed on Microsoft phones - Reuters

August 21, 2014 - 2:11am

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Opera's Mini browser to be installed on Microsoft phones
Reuters
(Adds detail, Microsoft deal, share price). OSLO Aug 21 (Reuters) - Norwegian software maker Opera signed a deal to take over the browser building unit of Microsoft's Nokia mobile phone unit and reported second-quarter earnings above expectations on ...
Opera Mini to nurse Microsoft's feature phones through their dying daysGigaom
Opera's Mini Browser to be Installed on Microsoft PhonesNDTV
Windows Phones to get the Opera treatmentiTWire

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Swing Copters - Flappy Bird Creator's New Game - Is Even Harder - NDTV

August 21, 2014 - 12:27am

NDTV

Swing Copters - Flappy Bird Creator's New Game - Is Even Harder
NDTV
When you start Swing Copters, there is no doubt that this game was created by the same mind that brought us Flappy Bird. The Mario-styled pipes are gone, but they've been replaced by equally familiar girders, jutting horizontally into the screen, with ...
Swing Copters Is Live, Not to Be Confused with Tube RevengeTIME
New Game From 'Flappy Bird' Developer, 'Swing Copters' Goes LiveWall Street Journal (blog)
Flappy Bird creator's newest addictive game hits the App StoreCult of Mac

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Delaware Eases Access to Digital Data of Dead - Wall Street Journal

August 20, 2014 - 9:07pm

ABC News

Delaware Eases Access to Digital Data of Dead
Wall Street Journal
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell this month signed a bill that gives estate attorneys and other fiduciaries more control of their deceased clients' digital data, including email, social media and cloud storage data. The law, which takes a novel approach, deals with ...
Delaware law lets heirs inherit your email and social media accountsConsumerAffairs
US state first to pass laws on inheritance of digital accounts after deathTVNZ
Die in this state and your heirs get your online accountsCNNMoney
The News Journal -9 to 5 Google -Techlicious (blog)
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Battle for east Ukraine - Reuters

August 20, 2014 - 6:51pm

Reuters

Battle for east Ukraine
Reuters
Street fighting and heavy shelling hit cities and towns in rebel-held east Ukraine. Tweet this; Link this · Share this · Digg this · Email · Print · Reprints. Comments (0). This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after ...

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Security researchers buy pornoscanner, demonstrate how to sneak in guns ... - Boing Boing

August 20, 2014 - 6:44pm

New York Daily News

Security researchers buy pornoscanner, demonstrate how to sneak in guns ...
Boing Boing
Researchers from UCSD, the U Michigan, and Johns Hopkins will present their work on the Rapiscan Secure 1000 at Usenix Security tomorrow; the Secure 1000 isn't used in airports anymore, but it's still in courts, jails, and government security checkpoints ...
Naked full-body scanners failed to detect weapons: studyNew York Daily News
Airport scanners failed to detect guns, knives, explosivesMarketWatch (blog)
TSA Scanners That Saw You Naked Can Be Tricked to Miss Guns, BombsBusinessweek
CBS Local -The Hill -Gizmodo
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