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LG confirms it will reveal the G5 smartphone on February 21st - The Verge

February 3, 2016 - 3:48pm

The Verge

LG confirms it will reveal the G5 smartphone on February 21st
The Verge
We're hearing a lot of really interesting things about what LG has planned for its next major Android phone. The G5 is rumored to be a major departure from the G4 and its predecessors, with a design that likes "nothing like" those phones and an ...
LG G5 Confirmed for February 21 UnveilingDroid Life (press release) (blog)
LG teases G5, confirms it's coming Feb 21androidandme.com
LG G5 Release Date, Specs: MWC 2016 Release Expected; Possible Features DetailedLawyer Herald

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Hands On With the Sony Alpha 6300 - PC Magazine

February 3, 2016 - 3:27pm

PC Magazine

Hands On With the Sony Alpha 6300
PC Magazine
It's been about two years since the introduction of the Sony Alpha 6000. In that time it has received accolades (it's still our Editors' Choice pick for affordable mirrorless cameras), and also sold quite well—Sony states that it's the best-selling ...
The Sony A6300 feels like it focuses faster than my eyesThe Verge
Sony debuts sequel to popular mirrorless cameraUSA TODAY
Sony's new A6300 camera adds better autofocus and 4K videoCNET
WIRED -Tom's Guide -Engadget
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Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Jasper Technologies, Inc. - CNNMoney

February 3, 2016 - 3:15pm

Computerworld

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Jasper Technologies, Inc.
CNNMoney
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced today its intent to acquire Jasper Technologies, Inc., a privately held company based in Santa Clara that delivers a cloud-based IoT service platform to help enterprises and service providers launch, manage and monetize ...
Cisco Systems (CSCO) to Acquire Jasper Technologies in $1.4B DealStreetInsider.com
Cisco will get stronger in IoT by buying Jasper for $1.4 billionPCWorld
Cisco to acquire IoT vendor Jasper for $1.4 billionUSA TODAY
ZDNet
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Scion brand taught Toyota what young buyers really want - Washington Post

February 3, 2016 - 3:13pm

Washington Post

Scion brand taught Toyota what young buyers really want
Washington Post
DETROIT — Toyota is killing its youth-oriented Scion brand after learning an important lesson: Young buyers simply want Toyotas. Scion was formed in 2003 to court Generation X buyers, who didn't like their parents' brands and didn't trust traditional ...

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In Tech: Instagram Video Series, Billion-User Club, Fitbit - New York Times

February 3, 2016 - 2:01pm

In Tech: Instagram Video Series, Billion-User Club, Fitbit
New York Times
If a half-hour comedy is too long, how about a 15-second thriller? A group of independent filmmakers from Britain are rolling out a daily, 28-episode series on Instagram. "Shield 5" is about the hunt for John Swift, who after three episodes appears to ...

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Google Boots Ad Blockers From Google Play - TechCrunch

February 3, 2016 - 1:59pm

TechCrunch

Google Boots Ad Blockers From Google Play
TechCrunch
Earlier this week, Samsung rolled out support for ad blocking in the new version of its web browser for mobile devices, the Samsung Internet Browser. Third-party developers quickly responded by launching ad-blocking mobile apps that work with the browser.
Google pulls Samsung-backed ad blocker from the Play StoreEngadget
Google's Play Store Rejects Ad Blocker App For Samsung BrowserMarketing Land
Google removes Samsung's first Android ad blocker from the Play StoreThe Verge
VentureBeat -Ubergizmo -Gizmodo
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Google Fiber to be free for select affordable housing residents - Computerworld

February 3, 2016 - 12:22pm

Computerworld

Google Fiber to be free for select affordable housing residents
Computerworld
Google Fiber on Wednesday announced free gigabit Internet service to residents of selected public housing projects connected to its fiber optic service in U.S. cities. The program was launched at West Bluff, an affordable housing community in Kansas ...
Google unleashes free speedy Internet service on low-income homesCNET
Google Rolls Out Free Gigabit Internet to Public HousingPC Magazine
Google Fiber's plan to give free Internet to the poorWashington Post
Engadget -The Verge -Gizmodo
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More iPhone 7 details may have emerged in new reports - BGR

February 3, 2016 - 12:08pm

BGR

More iPhone 7 details may have emerged in new reports
BGR
Apple won't unveil the iPhone 7 until sometime in September if history repeats itself, but recent leaks already offer plenty of details about its design and features. The handset is expected to have a similar appearance to the iPhone 6/6s series, but ...
Why Apple is rebooting its 'game-changer' billboard adsBusiness Insider
New details of the next-gen Apple Watch emergePhone Arena
iPhone 7 rumored to wow with killer camera, reports sayFox News
Forbes -Bidness ETC -ValueWalk
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​Pebble Time adding new health-tracking watch faces, and can respond to texts and calls better - CNET

February 3, 2016 - 12:01pm

CNET

​Pebble Time adding new health-tracking watch faces, and can respond to texts and calls better
CNET
Pebble has slowly been getting better at being a basic fitness tracker. Now it's getting better watch faces to help. A software update for Pebble Time watches hitting February 3 finally brings a chance for nice new watch faces to emerge that will show ...
Pebble adds custom messages and more in latest updateEngadget
Pebble update adds Health-enabled watch face support, improved messaging, morePhoneDog
Pebble update adds support for Health-based watchfaces, custom message reply, more9 to 5 Mac (press release)
The Verge -TechnoBuffalo -Digital Trends
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Amit Singhal, The Head Of Google Search, To Leave The Company For Philanthropic Purposes - Search Engine Land

February 3, 2016 - 11:34am

Search Engine Land

Amit Singhal, The Head Of Google Search, To Leave The Company For Philanthropic Purposes
Search Engine Land
Google's Senior Vice President of Search, Amit Singhal, who has been instrumental in shaping Google Search across desktop, mobile and other search appliances, has announced today that he is leaving the company after 15 years of service. His last day ...
Google Search Chief Singhal to Retire, Replaced by AI ExecBloomberg
What's Next, As Google's Head Of Search Leaves & Its Machine Learning Chief Takes Over?Marketing Land
AI chief to take over Google search engineUSA TODAY
ZDNet -Ars Technica -KSPR
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Amazon Echo Can Now Order Your Pizza - TechCrunch

February 3, 2016 - 10:03am

TechCrunch

Amazon Echo Can Now Order Your Pizza
TechCrunch
In case you needed another reason to buy Amazon's Internet-connected speaker, the Amazon Echo: the device can now order pizza for you, following your verbal command. Have all my dreams come true? Yes. Yes, they have. The feature is actually being ...
Amazon Echo can order delivery from Domino's for the Super BowlCNET
You can now make the Amazon Echo order you Domino's pizzaThe Verge
'Alexa, order me a pizza.' Amazon Echo adds Dominos ordering in time for the Super BowlGeekWire
Engadget -SlashGear -WebProNews
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Apple hired the hackers who created the first Mac firmware virus - Business Insider

February 3, 2016 - 9:26am

Business Insider

Apple hired the hackers who created the first Mac firmware virus
Business Insider
LegbaCore founder Xeno Kovah revealed on Twitter in November that he and his partner, Corey Kellenberg, had been hired by Apple to do "low level security." The move went unnoticed until another security researcher revealed it during a presentation at a ...
Apple hires firmware security experts who worked on Thunderstrike 2 exploitApple Insider
Apple Beefs Up Security Efforts, Buys Company Behind Thunderstrike 2 ExploitThe Mac Observer
These Two Hackers Made a Devastating MacBook Virus. So Apple Hired Them as Security Researchers.Slate Magazine (blog)
Patently Apple -Mac Rumors
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Google Play's Podcast Platform Launch Appears Imminent - TechCrunch

February 3, 2016 - 9:11am

TechCrunch

Google Play's Podcast Platform Launch Appears Imminent
TechCrunch
Google announced its plans to support podcasts in Google Play last October, and now it appears that the feature is ready to launch. A handful of users are reporting they're seeing the new Podcasts section pop up in their Google Play Music app's left ...
Google Play Music's Podcasts Interface And Functionality Is Live For Some UsersAndroid Police
Google Is Planning to Introduce a Podcast FeatureThe Next Digit
Some users are already seeing podcast support in Google Play MusicPhandroid.com
9 to 5 Google -The Verge -Droid Life (press release) (blog)
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Nintendo Just Revealed Fresh Details About its Smartphone App - TIME

February 3, 2016 - 8:58am

TIME

Nintendo Just Revealed Fresh Details About its Smartphone App
TIME
Nintendo just sharpened the focus slightly on plans for its first smartphone app, which was supposed to launch late last year, but delayed last October until March 2016. The company just confirmed March is still on for Miitomo, a social interactivity ...
Nintendo's 'Miitomo' coming to iOS in March, pre-registration starts Feb. 17Apple Insider
Nintendo's first mobile app and new rewards program launch in MarchDestructoid
Nintendo basically promises either Mario or Link in new smartphone gameGeek
Nintendo -VentureBeat -Engadget
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Toyota kills ailing Scion brand - USA TODAY

February 3, 2016 - 8:41am

USA TODAY

Toyota kills ailing Scion brand
USA TODAY
Toyota confirmed on Wednesday that it has killed its ailing Scion brand, which was spun off as a separate lineup of vehicles in 2003 but slumped in recent years after critical flops and slumping car sales. The brand's vehicles will be re-badged as ...
Toyota to scrap Scion brand, keep the carsAutomotive News
Toyota kills youth-oriented Scion brandThe Detroit News
Toyota Killing Scion as Youth Brand Struggles to Regain TractionBloomberg
Automobile -Ward's Auto -CNET
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Intel diversity stats show slow pace of progress - USA TODAY

February 3, 2016 - 8:06am

USA TODAY

Intel diversity stats show slow pace of progress
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — Intel's newly-released diversity hiring statistics show just how difficult it is for even the most motivated company to make real, substantive change in its workforce. Just over a year ago, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich made a bold pledge ...
Intel Has Made Some Big Steps Toward Its Diversity Goals, So Why Are People Leaving?Fast Company
Intel Discloses Diversity Data, Challenges Tech Industry To Follow SuitNPR
Intel Closes Some Diversity Gaps, but Challenges RemainWall Street Journal (blog)
WIRED -Eureka Times Standard
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Fitbit Alta is the company's first female-centric, fashion-forward fitness tracker - Mashable

February 3, 2016 - 8:02am

Mashable

Fitbit Alta is the company's first female-centric, fashion-forward fitness tracker
Mashable
OK, we get it. Makers of fitness trackers now recognize that, for the most part, the majority of products in this category are clunky. No matter how hard the company tries to disguise wearable tech, you can almost always tell when a person is counting ...
Fitbit Unveils New Fashion-Forward Fitness Wristband, Fitbit Alta™Business Wire (press release)
The Fitbit Alta is a low-key fitness tracker with smartphone alertsCNET
Fitbit puts fashion first with Alta, its newest activity trackerThe Verge
TIME -TheStreet.com -Engadget
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CEO Marissa Mayer gets a chance to make one last stand at the less-than-OK Yahoo Corral - VentureBeat

February 3, 2016 - 6:10am

VentureBeat

CEO Marissa Mayer gets a chance to make one last stand at the less-than-OK Yahoo Corral
VentureBeat
CEO Marissa Mayer's efforts to save Yahoo (YHOO) are almost assuredly doomed. That was as true from the start of her tenure as it is now. But for the moment, it appears Mayer may have been underestimated by many of her critics on Wall Street and in ...
Yahoo Finally Puts Up 'For Sale' SignFox Business
Yahoo To Lay Off 15% Of Workforce, Hints At Sale Of AssetsInformationWeek
Marissa Mayer on media's 'blatant falsehoods' about Yahoo's holiday partyCNNMoney
Tech Times -Network World -Bidness ETC
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YouTube reportedly wants to start live streaming 360-degree video - The Verge

February 3, 2016 - 12:03am

The Verge

YouTube reportedly wants to start live streaming 360-degree video
The Verge
YouTube has been meeting with camera manufacturers, BuzzFeed News reports, with the intention of developing a way to live stream 360-degree videos. YouTube itself declined to comment on the report, and no timeline has reportedly been set for launch, ...
YouTube working on live virtual reality streams, report saysMashable
YouTube Rumored To Be Working On 360-Degree, Live Streaming Video PlatformTubefilter
YouTube reportedly prepping live 360-degree videoTechnoBuffalo
BuzzFeed News -9 to 5 Google -Android Headlines - Android News
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The liquid metal Turing Phone ditches Android for the Sailfish OS; will release in April - Phone Arena

February 2, 2016 - 9:10pm

Phone Arena

The liquid metal Turing Phone ditches Android for the Sailfish OS; will release in April
Phone Arena
The Turing Phone, which boasts a grandiose liquidmorphium frame and promises to be one of the most secure handsets around, has naturally been the subject of some fanfare. The grand roll-out, however, has been hindered by constant delays. Where its ...
The Turing Phone will ship with Sailfish OS, not AndroidEngadget
TRI's Turing Phone Will No Longer Ship With Android OS, Comes With SailFish OS InsteadDroid Life (press release) (blog)
Ultra-strong Turing Phone ditches Android for Sailfish OSSlashGear
Phandroid.com -9 to 5 Google -The Verge
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