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BMW expands Takata air bag recall to nationwide US - Reuters

December 22, 2014 - 5:03pm

BMW expands Takata air bag recall to nationwide US
Reuters
DETROIT Dec 22 (Reuters) - BMW on Monday said it has expanded a U.S. regional recall for certain vehicles with driver-side air bag inflators made by Takata Corp to cover the entire country, following the lead of four rivals that have taken similar steps.

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BMW Expands Airbag Replacement Nationwide for Some 3-Series Cars - Bloomberg

December 22, 2014 - 3:33pm

BMW Expands Airbag Replacement Nationwide for Some 3-Series Cars
Bloomberg
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) said it would replace driver-side airbags in 140,000 older 3-Series vehicles, expanding nationwide an earlier safety effort, the company said in a statement. The recall for vehicles made in 2004, 2005 and 2006 follows ...

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HP Chromebook 14 updated with 1080p touchscreen - TrustedReviews

December 22, 2014 - 3:19pm

TrustedReviews

HP Chromebook 14 updated with 1080p touchscreen
TrustedReviews
HP has released a new edition of its Chromebook 14 laptop to include a full HD 1080p touchscreen. The latest version of the 14-inch notebook adds touch capacity to the range and offers 4G of RAM, rather than 2GB in the existing model. Still powering the ...
HP Chromebook 14 Gets Touchscreen Capability NowUbergizmo (blog)

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Google: Gov't data removal requests dipped slightly over 2013 - ZDNet

December 22, 2014 - 3:10pm

Communities Digital News

Google: Gov't data removal requests dipped slightly over 2013
ZDNet
Google's latest transparency report is catching eyeballs for a number of reasons, but most obviously thanks to a spruced-up, simplified look. More about tech industry transparency reports: Twitter Transparency Report sees uptick in removal requests ...
Google Sees Slight Dip in Government Data Removal RequestsPC Magazine
Google's Transparency Report: 3105 requests to remove contentCommunities Digital News
Google's latest Transparency Report shows a drop in government data removal ...BetaNews
Nextgov -CNNMoney -TechCrunch
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DISH Network Files Reply in Support of Petitions for FCC to Deny Comcast-Time ... - MarketWatch

December 22, 2014 - 2:48pm

Variety

DISH Network Files Reply in Support of Petitions for FCC to Deny Comcast-Time ...
MarketWatch
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Dec 22, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Citing irreparable harm to competition and consumers, and no discernible benefits, from the proposed union of the first and second largest cable companies in the nation, DISH Network Corp. DISH ...
Comcast-TW Cable Opposition Heats Up Even With Another FCC DelayVariety
Comcast Merger With Time Warner Cable Delayed Again at FCCBloomberg
Synnex Signs Distribution Deal For Time Warner BusinessCRN
MediaPost Communications -Philly.com -Indianapolis Monthly
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North Korea experiencing widespread Internet outages - Fox News

December 22, 2014 - 2:18pm

Zee News

North Korea experiencing widespread Internet outages
Fox News
DEVELOPING – North Korea was experiencing widespread Internet outages on Monday, and one expert said the country's online access was "totally down." It was not immediately clear if the Internet connectivity problems were an act of retribution for a major ...
Internet Outage in North Korea, Network Researcher SaysBloomberg
North Korean Internet connection hit by outagesPCWorld
Widespread Internet outages hit North KoreaBoston Globe
Mashable -NBCNews.com
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Best of 2014: The top 10 video games of the year - San Jose Mercury News

December 22, 2014 - 2:10pm

Digital Spy UK

Best of 2014: The top 10 video games of the year
San Jose Mercury News
With the launch of new consoles, expectations were high for 2014. Games such as "Titanfall" and "Watchdogs" captured fans' imaginations and offered a glimpse of what the next level of games would look like. Unfortunately, those hyped titles fell short of their ...
Game on for the year's best console, PC picksMonroe News Star
Nintendo Rumored to Use AMD Chips for Next Gen ConsoleCustom PC Review (blog)
The Seattle Times Brier Dudley column [The Seattle Times]Businessweek
Digital Spy
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Just what exactly is Microsoft doing selling hardware? - Quartz

December 22, 2014 - 1:43pm

Quartz

Just what exactly is Microsoft doing selling hardware?
Quartz
Microsoft's hardware has long been a source of minor profit and major pain. In this last 2014 Monday Note, we'll look at the roles Microsoft's hardware devices will play—or not—in the company's future. Excluding keyboards and the occasional Philippe Starck ...

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Hyperloop Sees 600 MPH LA-To-San Francisco Run By 2025 - International Business Times

December 22, 2014 - 1:24pm

International Business Times

Hyperloop Sees 600 MPH LA-To-San Francisco Run By 2025
International Business Times
Elon Musk's envisioned Hyperloop service will supposedly change everything about how we get from point A to point B. Musk has said this new fifth mode of transportation (after planes, trains, cars and boats) will be able to hurtle passengers from San ...
Tesla CEO's Hyperloop Could Be Done Within 10 YearsValueWalk
Why Tesla's (TSLA) Hyperloop May Never Be BuiltBidness ETC
Hyperloop Update 2014: Could the Technology Be Available by 2020?Latin Post
Top Tech News -Full-Time Whistle -Autoblog (blog)
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BMW expands Takata air bag recall - The Detroit News

December 22, 2014 - 1:00pm

Auto World News

BMW expands Takata air bag recall
The Detroit News
A security guard stands by child seats, manufactured and displayed by Takata Corp. at a Toyota showroom in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. (Photo: Shizuo Kambayashi / AP). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. Washington — Under ...
GM Has a Back-Up Plan in Case Takata Recalls More CarsAuto World News
BMW expands US air bag recall nationwideWashington Times
GM keeps contingency plan ready over massive air bag related recallsAutomotive Business Review
Macro Insider -Northwest Arkansas News -The Commercial Dispatch
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DirecTV Starts Online Spanish-Language Video Streaming Service - Businessweek

December 22, 2014 - 12:56pm

Variety

DirecTV Starts Online Spanish-Language Video Streaming Service
Businessweek
DirecTV (DTV:US), the largest U.S. satellite TV service provider, started a Spanish-language Web streaming service called Yaveo in a bid to draw viewers who spend more time viewing content online. Yaveo -- which means 'now I see' -- costs $7.99 a month ...
DirecTV launches its Latino streaming service YaveoGigaom
DirecTV Soft-Launches OTT Video Service Targeting LatinosHome Media Magazine
DirecTV Launches First Over-the-Top Video Service, Yaveo, for U.S. Hispanic ...Variety
FierceCable -Multichannel News -Twice
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Internet Outage in North Korea, Network Researcher Says - Bloomberg

December 22, 2014 - 12:50pm

Bloomberg

Internet Outage in North Korea, Network Researcher Says
Bloomberg
North Korea's access to the Internet has been hit with outages and is offline today, according to a network-monitoring company, days after the U.S. government accused the country of hacking into Sony Corp. (6758)'s files. North Korea, which has four official ...
North Korea has gone completely offlineThe Week Magazine
North Korea's Internet Is Totally Screwed Right NowGizmodo
North Korea's internet access unstableSC Magazine
Businessinsider India
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Surface Pro 3 and Pro 2 - New Generation Microsoft Surface Pros - The Fuse Joplin

December 22, 2014 - 12:42pm

Forbes

Surface Pro 3 and Pro 2 - New Generation Microsoft Surface Pros
The Fuse Joplin
Microsoft Surface Pro has become one of the most popular tablet that has managed to take a huge share of sales when it comes to tablets in the past few years. Tablets have become an essential device that performs multiple functions at one go. It has become ...
Microsoft courts Apple Mac users with Surface Pro 3 switcher siteGeekWire
Surface Pro 3 Long-Term Review: Microsoft Proves It's Third Time LuckyForbes

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Google announces its self-driving car is now fully functional - VentureBeat

December 22, 2014 - 11:24am

VentureBeat

Google announces its self-driving car is now fully functional
VentureBeat
Google today announced it has completed the first build of its self-driving vehicle prototype. This is the first fully-functional self-driving car from the company. It's one thing to modify an existing car to give it self-driving capabilities. It's another thing to build a ...
Google finishes building 'first complete prototype' of its own self-driving carThe Verge
Google wants auto industry help for self-driving carsCNET
Google unveils first 'real build' of self-driving carSlashGear
GeekWire -Gadget Gestures -Investorplace.com
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BitTorrent to release 'The Interview'? - KPHO Phoenix

December 22, 2014 - 11:17am

BitTorrent to release 'The Interview'?
KPHO Phoenix
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - BitTorrent, the same file-sharing network used to distribute hacked Sony documents and emails, says it's the perfect candidate for Sony to release "The Interview." Hackers succeeded in getting Sony to pull "The Interview.

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Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Drops to $299 (30 Percent Off) for a Day - DailyTech

December 22, 2014 - 11:07am

DailyTech

Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Drops to $299 (30 Percent Off) for a Day
DailyTech
Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) is offering a one-day sale of roughly 30 percent off the price of its second generation Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. The sale applies to all configurations of the tablet device. The cream of the current Fire OS tablet crop, the 8.9-inch device first ...
Score an Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Tablet for $299 (Today Only)Maximum PC
Deal Alert: Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Down 30% for One Day Only - $299 While ...Modern Readers
Christmas Comes Early For Device Owners—Amazon Customers Will Find ...MarketWatch
androidandme.com -Hot Hardware
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Apple Pay goes to Disney World for Christmas - The Mac Observer

December 22, 2014 - 10:56am

Mac Rumors

Apple Pay goes to Disney World for Christmas
The Mac Observer
Merry Christmas, Apple Pay, you're going to Disney World. The world-destination theme park plans to start accepting Apple's mobile payment platform on December 24, just in time for the holiday. Disney World to launch Apple Pay support on December 24.
Apple Pay and Google Wallet head to Disney WorldSlashGear
Ticketmaster joins Apple Pay party with updated iOS apptuaw.com
Apple Pay: What the Early Numbers Are Telling UsForbes
The Fuse Joplin -The Horn -Broadway World
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BitTorrent Tells Sony It's Happy To Release 'The Interview' - TechCrunch

December 22, 2014 - 10:42am

TechCrunch

BitTorrent Tells Sony It's Happy To Release 'The Interview'
TechCrunch
Many have called for Sony to release 'The Interview' online. However, Sony CEO Michael Lynton stated earlier that there has not been a major video on demand service, “that has stepped forward and said they are willing to distribute this movie for us.”.
BitTorrent to release 'The Interview'?kvor

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Apple Pay Gains Traction With 1 Percent Of November Digital Payments - International Business Times

December 22, 2014 - 10:40am

International Business Times

Apple Pay Gains Traction With 1 Percent Of November Digital Payments
International Business Times
Mobile payments may not be the standard way of completing retail purchases and online purchases yet. But they're getting a big boost through Apple Pay, the wireless and online payment system developed by Apple Inc., according to a new report from ITG ...
Samsung Wants a Piece of the Cake, Launching Apple Pay CompetitorThe Fuse Joplin
Ticketmaster Now Supports Apple PayBroadway World

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Amazon's ever-struggling Fire Phone gets a lukewarm update - Mashable

December 22, 2014 - 10:32am

Mashable

Amazon's ever-struggling Fire Phone gets a lukewarm update
Mashable
Amazon isn't ready to turn its back on the Fire Phone just yet. It got a big update on Friday that adds a host of new functions. The phone's Firefly feature now allows it to recognize more than 2,000 famous paintings using information from Wikipedia, and text ...

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