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LittleBits Serves Up DIY Smart Home Kit - PC Magazine

November 18, 2014 - 9:30pm

Wired

LittleBits Serves Up DIY Smart Home Kit
PC Magazine
Just in time for the holidays, littleBits has released a new electronics kit to smarten up your home on the cheap. 0shares. littleBits Smart Home Kit/Credit: littleBits. Just in time for the holidays, littleBits has released a new electronics DIY kit to smarten up your ...
LittleBits Introduces Do-It-Yourself Smart Home Kit for $249Mac Rumors
The New LittleBits Smart Home Kit Makes It Easy To Hack Your HouseGizmodo Australia
DIY hardware company littleBits starts to grow up, launches smart home kitVentureBeat
Popular Mechanics -Businessweek -CNET
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Tony Hawk rides hoverboard as Back to the Future invention becomes a reality - The Age

November 18, 2014 - 8:17pm

Tony Hawk rides hoverboard as Back to the Future invention becomes a reality
The Age
It was the hoax that crushed the spirits of Back to the Future fans everywhere. When skating legend Tony Hawk appeared in a YouTube video spruiking a hoverboard inspired by the 1989 classic film, many people readily believed that technology had finally ...

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Virtual Reality will allow this man to live someone else's life for a month - BGR

November 18, 2014 - 8:13pm

BGR

Virtual Reality will allow this man to live someone else's life for a month
BGR
Virtual reality is getting better and better, with companies such as Facebook, Samsung, Google and others growing more interested in offering such entertainment options to customers in the future. But one artist is already determined to push his limits and ...
Artist Wants To Spend 28 Days In VRGameSpot
VR Headset Helps Man Live Another's LifeUbergizmo (blog)
This man will experience someone else's life through a VR headsetEngadget
Gizmodo
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IBM launches business e-mail that integrates social media - The Star Online

November 18, 2014 - 7:15pm

IBM launches business e-mail that integrates social media
The Star Online
WASHINGTON: International Business Machine Corp launched a new e-mail application for businesses that integrates social media, file sharing and analytics to learn a user's behaviour and predict interactions with co-workers. The application is part of IBM's ...

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Facebook tests workplace-collaboration tools - New Zealand Herald

November 18, 2014 - 7:08pm

eWeek

Facebook tests workplace-collaboration tools
New Zealand Herald
Facebook at Work is said to let co-workers communicate using the social network's traditional tools, such as messaging and news feed, without mixing the professional posts with personal ones. Photo / Getty. Facebook is testing a version of its social network ...
Legit Workplace Facebook is Coming: Zuckerberg et al. sets Facebook at Work ...Franchise Herald

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Netflix to launch in Australia, New Zealand in March - Reuters

November 18, 2014 - 6:17pm

Reuters

Netflix to launch in Australia, New Zealand in March
Reuters
REUTERS - Video streaming service provider Netflix Inc said it would expand into Australia and New Zealand in March. Netflix, which will offer original shows such as "Marco Polo" and "BoJack Horseman", said details on pricing, programming and supported ...
Netflix to Enter Australia, New Zealand in March 2015Businessweek
Netflix confirms Australian launch for March 2015CNET
Netflix expanding to Australia, New ZealandWashington Post
Sydney Morning Herald -ZDNet
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Feds Push for Recall of 'Millions of Vehicles' Over Takata Air Bags - NBCNews.com

November 18, 2014 - 4:46pm

NBCNews.com

Feds Push for Recall of 'Millions of Vehicles' Over Takata Air Bags
NBCNews.com
U.S. safety regulators are demanding that automakers and Takata Corp. expand nationwide a recall of vehicles with certain driver's side air bags equipped with inflators that can erupt and send metal fragments into the passenger compartment. Previously ...
Regulators Call for Takata Airbag Recall to Be Extended NationwideNew York Times
Takata's Quality Chief to Face Senate Panel ThursdayWall Street Journal
Feds tell Takata to make air bag recall nationwideUSA TODAY
CBS Local -Businessweek -Washington Post
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3 hours ago - Corpus Christi Caller Times

November 18, 2014 - 3:16pm

Corpus Christi Caller Times

3 hours ago
Corpus Christi Caller Times
A man flying from London to Singapore who bought a $29 Wi-Fi package was shocked to receive a $1,200 Internet bill upon landing, the Washington Post reports. “You know that epic feeling when your flight ends and you finally get to your destination?

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How A Feud Between Two Russian Companies Fueled A 'Spam Nation' - WYSO

November 18, 2014 - 3:07pm

WYSO

How A Feud Between Two Russian Companies Fueled A 'Spam Nation'
WYSO
Don't install software from the Web unless it's directly from the company that made it. If you do install software, make sure you update it. And whatever you do, don't open attachments in your email from spammers. These are just a few warnings from Brian ...

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Your old, embarrassing tweets just became much, much easier to find - Washington Post

November 18, 2014 - 2:35pm

The News International

Your old, embarrassing tweets just became much, much easier to find
Washington Post
Until Tuesday afternoon, when Twitter released its first complete index, digging up old tweets — even from politicians, celebrities and other notables — was a surprisingly difficult task. Twitter's infamously glitchy search function could only go back so far in time.
Search All The Tweets! Twitter Now Indexed All The Way Back To 2006ReadWrite
You Asked: Can I Delete All My Old, Embarrassing Tweets?TIME
Twitter Now Lets You Search For Every Tweet Ever SentTech Times
Wall Street Journal (blog) -Search Engine Land -Fast Company
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Watch What Has to Be the Most Epic Video Game Launch Trailer Ever - TIME

November 18, 2014 - 2:08pm

Watch What Has to Be the Most Epic Video Game Launch Trailer Ever
TIME
BioWare's role-playing epic Dragon Age: Inquisition is one of the most anticipated new video games of the year. The title, which releases Nov. 18 for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PCs, is an open-world epic with a Game of Thrones aesthetic. TIME's 4.5/5 ...

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And Lo, a Taco Emoji Appeared Among Them - The Atlantic

November 18, 2014 - 1:08pm

The Atlantic

And Lo, a Taco Emoji Appeared Among Them
The Atlantic
The organization which governs emoji says it's considering adding many new ones, including a robot, a burrito, and a mosque. Robinson Meyer Nov 18 2014, 2:08 PM ET. Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; Google+; Email · Print; Comments. Unicode Consortium.
The 37 new emoji candidates that we could see next year (including tacos)Mashable
Yum, your next favorite emoji could be a delicious tacoEngadget
The Oral History Of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop To America)Fast Company
MSN News
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IBM Takes on Enterprise E-Mail with Verse - NewsFactor Network

November 18, 2014 - 1:04pm

NewsFactor Network

IBM Takes on Enterprise E-Mail with Verse
NewsFactor Network
Once considered a quantum leap in office productivity and efficiency, e-mail is now more often viewed as a millstone around employees' necks that wastes their time and clutters their lives. But a new service by IBM hopes to make e-mail useful again.

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Facebook Makes Groups Feature Into Separate Mobile App - Businessweek

November 18, 2014 - 12:56pm

Wired

Facebook Makes Groups Feature Into Separate Mobile App
Businessweek
Facebook Inc. (FB:US) is splitting off another piece of its service into a separate application. The social network introduced Groups, a mobile app for the most frequent users of the company's existing tool for organizing, messaging and collaborating with groups ...
Get to Know Facebook's Slick New Groups AppABC News
Facebook launches app for GroupsUSA TODAY
Facebook expands its app catalog with GroupsCNET
Wired -Mashable -CNN
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Messaging App Launches 'Public Chats,' Lets You Peak in on Celebrity Chatter - Wired

November 18, 2014 - 12:53pm

New York Times

Messaging App Launches 'Public Chats,' Lets You Peak in on Celebrity Chatter
Wired
Nowadays, we're all a bit voyeuristic. We're addicted to reality television, tabloids, and celebrity Twitter feeds. Talmon Marco, founder and CEO of the messaging and voice call app Viber, knows this all too well, and that's why his company is introducing what it ...
Spy on Perez Hilton's textsCNNMoney
Viber Messages for the World to SeeNew York Times (blog)
Messaging App Viber Takes A Step Into Social Networking With New Public ...TechCrunch (blog)
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Developers Start Designing Apps for Apple Watch - MarketWatch

November 18, 2014 - 12:32pm

Finances.com

Developers Start Designing Apps for Apple Watch
MarketWatch
CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov 18, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Apple® today announced the availability of WatchKit, software that gives developers a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch™—Apple's most personal device ...
Apple Seeds iOS 8.2 With WatchKit SDK for Apple Watch Apps to DevelopersMac Rumors
Apple Watch is coming: iOS 8.2 & Xcode 6.2 betas outSlashGear
Developers can start working on Apple Watch software nowGigaom
TheStreet.com -PhoneDog -OS News
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Google makes image recognition advance - BBC News

November 18, 2014 - 11:42am

BBC News

Google makes image recognition advance
BBC News
Scientists at Google have created artificial intelligence software that can describe the contents of photographs far more accurately than ever before. The software's description of pictures was similar to that written by a human. As well as making it easier to ...
Google is Developing a Photo Recognition Program That Can Describe Exactly ...PetaPixel
A software that reads images as humans doBusiness Standard
Google software writes photo captions (sigh)Network World
Gigaom -PC Advisor
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WhatsApp, world's most popular instant messaging platform, to encrypt data for ... - Washington Post

November 18, 2014 - 10:35am

Wired

WhatsApp, world's most popular instant messaging platform, to encrypt data for ...
Washington Post
WhatsApp, the world's most popular instant messaging platform, has begun encrypting all its data by default, a move that privacy advocates said would aid dissidents and human rights activists seeking to protect their communications from governments and ...
Whatsapp Just Switched On End-To-End Encryption For Hundreds of Millions of ...Wired
WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption using TextSecure codeThe Verge
WhatsApp messages now have Snowden-approved encryption on AndroidMashable
SlashGear -Gigaom -TechCrunch (blog)
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Samsung to cut smartphone models by up to a third in 2015 - CNET

November 18, 2014 - 10:11am

CNET

Samsung to cut smartphone models by up to a third in 2015
CNET
The company's head of investor relations says the move is designed to make Samsung's smartphone business more efficient. by Don Reisinger · @donreisinger; 18 November 2014 3:49 pm GMT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. more.

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EFF, Mozilla back new certificate authority that will offer free SSL certificates - PCWorld

November 18, 2014 - 9:37am

PCWorld

EFF, Mozilla back new certificate authority that will offer free SSL certificates
PCWorld
Lucian Constantin writes about information security, privacy, and data protection for the IDG News Service. More by Lucian Constantin. A new organization supported by Mozilla, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others is working to set up a new ...
Privacy push means free encryption for websitesCNET
Tech firms and activists join to launch free certificate authorityGigaom
Launching in 2015: A Certificate Authority to Encrypt the Entire WebEFF

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