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OpenSSL hack reveals urgent need to beef up Internet security - Tech Times

January 4, 2014 - 6:23pm

Tech Times

OpenSSL hack reveals urgent need to beef up Internet security
Tech Times
The homepage of the OpenSSL Project was attacked by hackers around 8 pm EST on December 29 but the website depended upon by those who want to maintain secure communications for mobile apps, web servers and other software products, clarified ...

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Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs - TechCrunch

January 4, 2014 - 1:57pm

Apple Insider

Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs
TechCrunch
Apple has acquired the one-man photo technology startup SnappyLabs, maker of SnappyCam, sources tell me. The startup was founded and run solely by John Papandriopoulos, an electrical engineering PhD from the University Of Melbourne who invented ...
Apple Reportedly Buys SnappyLabs App DeveloperTapscape
Apple acquires SnappyLab, developer of burst photo app SnappyCamTechnologyTell
Aussie's popular smartphone camera app disappears from App Store without a ...Sydney Morning Herald

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Google reportedly acquires Bitspin, maker of Timely app - CNET

January 4, 2014 - 1:02pm

PhoneDog

Google reportedly acquires Bitspin, maker of Timely app
CNET
Formerly a paid offering, the Android alarm clock is now listed as free at the Google Play store. Steven Musil. by Steven Musil. January 4, 2014 10:58 AM PST. Follow @stevenmusil. Bitspin's Timely alarm clock app. (Credit: Bitspin). Google has acquired ...
BitSpin, Developers Of The Timely Alarm Clock For Android, Join GoogleTechCrunch
Google joins hands with Bitspin, the creators of Timelyandroidandme.com
Google snaps up Bitspin, company behind Timely alarm clock appPhoneDog
Pulse 2.0 -Engadget -BestTechie
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BBM updates to add video, voice, channels and location sharing (VIDEO) - Bedfordshire News

January 4, 2014 - 10:14am

BBM updates to add video, voice, channels and location sharing (VIDEO)
Bedfordshire News
Blackberry have released a promotional video showing additional features coming soon to their popular messaging client BBM, which is now available on iPhones and Android devices. In addition to BBM Video (video calling), BBM Voice (voice calling) and ...

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Yahoo Sports Redesigned with 'Loops' Feature - Headlines & Global News

January 4, 2014 - 9:47am

Headlines & Global News

Yahoo Sports Redesigned with 'Loops' Feature
Headlines & Global News
Yahoo Sports gets redesigned with better user interface and a new “Loops” feature. (Photo : Reuters). Yahoo Sports gets redesigned with better user interface and a new “Loops” feature. TechCrunch reported Friday that Yahoo has updated its Yahoo Sports ...

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Lyrics Site Rap Genius Returns to Google Search - Entrepreneur

January 4, 2014 - 9:12am

Washington Post

Lyrics Site Rap Genius Returns to Google Search
Entrepreneur
One site that was banned by Google is back in the search giant's good graces. Lyrics site Rap Genius tried to manipulate the way it turned up in Google search results by soliciting bloggers to link to its pages in exchange for exposure via Rap Genius' social ...
Why the Rap Genius Story Is Really About GoogleReuters
Rap Genius on Google ban: 'We overstepped, and we deserved to get smacked'Washington Post (blog)
Rap Genius Is Back On Google, Offers Maoist Self-CriticismSlate Magazine (blog)
JOSIC: News, Sports, Style, Culture & Technology -TechCrunch -IT Business Net
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Yahoo Sports 5.0 Features iOS 7 Redesign Plus GIF-Like Memetastic Loops - AppAdvice

January 3, 2014 - 8:14pm

The Verge

Yahoo Sports 5.0 Features iOS 7 Redesign Plus GIF-Like Memetastic Loops
AppAdvice
Yahoo has just updated its popular Yahoo Sports app to version 5.0 with a new design and a new “loopy” feature. Of course, the new design introduced in Yahoo Sports 5.0 is based on the clean, simple, and flat look and feel of iOS 7. It also comes with its ...
Yahoo Sports Gets iOS 7 Redesign, Awesome Gif Creation Tool For Sharing 'Big ...TechCrunch
Yahoo Sports App Updated With GIF Creation From Full-Game VideoMac Rumors
Yahoo Sports for iOS adds Loops for capturing clutch catches, epic failsEngadget
The Verge -Jutia Group -Pulse 2.0
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Does the internet prove that time travelers are visiting us? (No.) - io9

January 3, 2014 - 6:02pm

CNN

Does the internet prove that time travelers are visiting us? (No.)
io9
How would we know if time travelers are visiting the present? You could look for clues — but the best indication might be found on the internet. Unfortunately, two researchers tried to look for clues to time travel online... and came up with nothing.
Tweeting time travelers? Researchers look for signsCNET
Wanted: Time travelers forecasting on social mediaCNN
Can Physicists Find Time Travelers on Facebook?The Atlantic
NBCNews.com -Slate Magazine (blog) -San Francisco Chronicle
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Why Microsoft Hasn't Yet Chosen a New CEO - Wall Street Journal

January 3, 2014 - 5:34pm

Wall Street Journal

Why Microsoft Hasn't Yet Chosen a New CEO
Wall Street Journal
Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer speaks at the opening of the Microsoft Center Berlin in November. Getty Images. To appreciate why Microsoft Corp. MSFT -0.67% Microsoft Corp. U.S.: Nasdaq $36.91 -0.25 -0.67% Jan. 3, 2014 4:00 pm Volume ...
Gates will surrender Microsoft shareholder crown to Ballmer in 2014Computerworld
Microsoft Is A Total Mess Because Of Steve Ballmer, And That's Why No One ...San Francisco Chronicle
Microsoft tries to trademark 'Mod' in the USRegister
Neowin -Ubergizmo
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Vine for the Web brings short looping videos to your browser - SlashGear

January 3, 2014 - 3:55pm

SlashGear

Vine for the Web brings short looping videos to your browser
SlashGear
Creating and watching short looping Vine videos has been possible for a while now from the Android and iOS apps, but those who prefer to browse from the comfort of their desktop browser have been left out of the mix. Such ends today, with Vine announcing ...

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Top apps help keep small-business owners efficient and on the go - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

January 3, 2014 - 3:23pm

Top apps help keep small-business owners efficient and on the go
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
(BPT) - With all the buzz surrounding business use of “cloud computing,” you might think the concept of conducting business anywhere – on the road, in the board room, on a soccer field or in the gym – was a new one. But small-business owners (SBOs) have ...

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OpenSSL Says Breach Did Not Involve Corrupted Hypervisor - InformationWeek

January 3, 2014 - 3:22pm

OpenSSL Says Breach Did Not Involve Corrupted Hypervisor
InformationWeek
Hosting provider's compromised password system, not a hacked hypervisor, led to defacing of OpenSSL.org site, site reps say – after VMware cries foul. Top 10 Cloud Fiascos. (click image for larger view). The administrators of OpenSSL.org have backed off a ...
How did OpenSSL's home page get defaced?ZDNet
OpenSSL site defacement involving hypervisor hack rattles nerves (updated)Ars Technica
No hypervisor vulnerability exploited in OpenSSL site breachPCWorld
Naked Security
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Console controls come to mobile with new detachable gamepad Gamevice - GameSpot

January 3, 2014 - 3:08pm

The Periscope Post

Console controls come to mobile with new detachable gamepad Gamevice
GameSpot
Console controls come to mobile with new detachable gamepad Gamevice. From the makers of the Wikipad comes the all-new detachable analog gamepad Gamevice for Android and Windows 8 devices. by Eddie Makuch on January 3, 2014. 87 Comments ...
Wikipad breaks off controls into mobile Gamevice gamepadEngadget
Wikipad Ditches The Gaming Tablet For Next Device; Instead Wants To Create A ...Android Headlines - Android News
CES: Wikipad Announces Gamevice Tablet ControllerVe3d.com
Maximum PC -TabTimes -IntoMobile
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CES 2014: A tech extravaganza in Vegas - USA TODAY

January 3, 2014 - 2:46pm

Entrepreneur

CES 2014: A tech extravaganza in Vegas
USA TODAY
Coffee makers and a dishwasher that can be fired up while you're out doing errands. Driverless cars. Wearable tech gear, and not just smartwatches, goggles and sunglasses — there's even a line of smart jewelry that displays new photos from your Facebook ...
Go Ahead, CES 2014 – Prove There's Tech I Want To WearTechCrunch
Samsung Teasing a New Wearable for CES on Their Twitter?Android Headlines - Android News
CES 2014 Preview: Disruptive Trends and What They MeanHollywood Reporter
Mashable -PCWorld -Reuters
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Vine arrives online with TV-like experience - CNET

January 3, 2014 - 2:11pm

AppAdvice

Vine arrives online with TV-like experience
CNET
The Twitter-owned video app is invading the Web after a yearlong head start on smartphones. Jennifer Van Grove. by Jennifer Van Grove. January 3, 2014 12:06 PM PST. Follow @jbruin. Click the TV Mode button to view videos in sequence and in full screen.
Vine Sprouts Its 6-Second Mayhem On the WebWired
Vine Introduces Full Profiles On The Web And TV Mode For Binge WatchingTechCrunch
Vine finally gets a website of its own, Vine.coGigaOM
ReadWrite -Engadget -AppAdvice
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LG to show off new Curved 4k OLED TVs - HD Report

January 3, 2014 - 1:28pm

HD Report

LG to show off new Curved 4k OLED TVs
HD Report
At CES 2014, LG will show off three new curved 4k 'Ultra HD' OLED TVs in 55″, 65″ and 77″ class sizes. The 4k 'Ultra HD' TVs feature a screen resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels (8.3 megapixels), as well as H.264 and HEVC H.265 decoding at 30 or 60 ...

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BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrest's 'Typo' iPhone keyboard case company over ... - ZDNet

January 3, 2014 - 12:29pm

ZDNet

BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrest's 'Typo' iPhone keyboard case company over ...
ZDNet
Summary: BlackBerry wants to hold on to its killer designs for itself — even if nobody else seems to want the keyboard-enabled smartphone anymore. Zack Whittaker. By Zack Whittaker for Between the Lines | January 3, 2014 -- 18:27 GMT (10:27 PST).
BlackBerry Files Suit Against TypoWall Street Journal
BlackBerry finally takes on its biggest threat: Ryan SeacrestBGR
BlackBerry suing Ryan Seacrest's keyboard startupThe Verge
Engadget -CBC.ca -The Globe and Mail
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Best Buy selling iPhone 5c for free, others at discount - Los Angeles Times

January 3, 2014 - 12:24pm

Business Insider Australia

Best Buy selling iPhone 5c for free, others at discount
Los Angeles Times
Best Buy is putting the iPhone 5c on sale again, this time offering it for free for those who sign up for a two-year service contract with Verizon, AT&T or Sprint. The deal is available Friday and Saturday only. Best Buy has been discounting the iPhone 5c, one of ...
Three no-contract iPhone options comparedCNET
Best Buy drops iPhone 5s price to $125, AT&T offers customers $450 to leave T ...Apple Insider
Best Buy Offering Apple iPhone for FREE: Too Good to be True?TheStreet.com
PhoneDog -Gotta Be Mobile -Gizmodo
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New Acer gear will be on display at CES 2014 - DailyTech

January 3, 2014 - 11:26am

New Acer gear will be on display at CES 2014
DailyTech
Acer has pulled the wraps off some new products that will be on display at CES 2014 next week. One of the products is a new 27” all-in-one computer running the Android operating system called the TA272 HUL. The native resolution of that screen is ...

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BBM beta for Android gets Channels and voice chat - Engadget

January 3, 2014 - 10:44am

Techie News

BBM beta for Android gets Channels and voice chat
Engadget
Android users who've enjoyed their first taste of BBM will want to visit the BlackBerry Beta Zone today. BlackBerry has just released a private beta of the messaging client that introduces promised Channels and Voice support, giving Android users the same ...
BBM for Android Update Brings Channels and Voice ChatIntoMobile

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