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New Yahoo book says Mayer the right techie for the job - USA TODAY

January 6, 2015 - 5:01am

The Guardian

New Yahoo book says Mayer the right techie for the job
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — Like most Silicon Valley tech companies, Yahoo has never been wildly candid about its inner workings. But a lack of cooperation didn't stop Nicholas Carlson from diving into a tale about one of the Web's first giants with a specific ...
Marissa Mayer's First Move At Yahoo Was To Set Up Her Computer For CodingBusiness Insider
Why Marissa Mayer May Be Wrong For Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)Insider Monkey (blog)
Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo review – the failing giant and the ...The Guardian

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Sony launches new Walkman - but it'll cost you £949 - Telegraph.co.uk

January 6, 2015 - 3:55am

Telegraph.co.uk

Sony launches new Walkman - but it'll cost you £949
Telegraph.co.uk
The iPod took the world by storm in 2001 and cemented digital files as the future of music, pushing CDs into obsolescence. Between then and now smartphones - along with cameras - consumed MP3 players into their ever-growing range of features. Rather ...
Sony launches new Walkman, with high-end sound at a high priceThe Independent
Sony releases $1200 Android powered walkman ZX2Zee News

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Mercedes unveils living room on wheels at CES - USA TODAY

January 5, 2015 - 11:17pm

Fox Business

Mercedes unveils living room on wheels at CES
USA TODAY
LAS VEGAS – Mercedes-Benz may have deep roots in German soil, but some of its most fertile automotive ideas are growing in Silicon Valley. The storied company, founded by Karl Benz in 1886, took advantage of a keynote address Monday night at the ...
Futuristic Mercedes-Benz self-driving car has world premiere at CESMashable
CES: Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving Concept CarHollywood Reporter
Mercedes Offers Its Vision for Driverless FutureWall Street Journal (blog)
Gizmodo -Car and Driver (blog) -GPB
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Programmer says Apple iOS quality declining - Economic Times

January 5, 2015 - 10:57pm

Wall Street Journal

Programmer says Apple iOS quality declining
Economic Times
iPhone maker Apple's shares were down 2.4 per cent at $106.68. The former CTO of Tumblr and software developer Marco Arment wrote that Apple OS's quality nosedived in the last few years and it was "riddled with embarrassing bugs and fundamental ...
Is Apple's quality slipping?tuaw.com
'I'm deeply concerned for Apple's future,' says star developerCNNMoney
Apple's iOS Is In 'Rapid Decline,' Says Prominent ProgrammerHuffington Post
Fortune
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Toyota is giving away its fuel cell patents - KCRA Sacramento

January 5, 2015 - 10:54pm

KCRA Sacramento

Toyota is giving away its fuel cell patents
KCRA Sacramento
HONG KONG (CNNMoney) —Toyota said Monday that it will share thousands of fuel cell patents with competitors, a move designed to kick-start the commercial production of hydrogen-powered cars. Car sales best since at least 2006 · Subprime auto loans ...

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Sony CEO Praises Employees, Partners for Standing Up to Hackers - NDTV

January 5, 2015 - 10:36pm

NDTV

Sony CEO Praises Employees, Partners for Standing Up to Hackers
NDTV
Sony Corp Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai on Monday praised employees and partners of the company's Hollywood movie studio for standing up to "extortionist efforts" of hackers who attacked Sony Pictures in November. In his first public comments on ...
Sony Corp. CEO breaks silence on 'The Interview' hackSacramento Bee

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Samsung at CES 2015: Internet-of-Things is not science fiction, but 'science fact' - ZDNet

January 5, 2015 - 9:26pm

ZDNet

Samsung at CES 2015: Internet-of-Things is not science fiction, but 'science fact'
ZDNet
LAS VEGAS--- Samsung spent the first half of the Monday unveiling a bevy of flashy high-end TVs and other home appliances. But the real value - for Samsung and most other tech giants along all verticals these days - will be found in how those gadgets talk ...
Samsung CEO sees 'Internet of Things' in 100% of devicesUSA TODAY
This is Samsung's grand vision for the Internet of ThingsThe Verge
Samsung says every single one of its products will connect to the Internet in 5 ...VentureBeat
Hollywood Reporter -ARC -BBC News
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Toshiba's New Portege Ultrabook Gets Down to Business - PC Magazine

January 5, 2015 - 9:07pm

PCWorld

Toshiba's New Portege Ultrabook Gets Down to Business
PC Magazine
Tablets and 2-in-1 hybrids are pretty popular right now, but Toshiba knows that while these form factors are convenient and portable, they aren't always well-equipped for getting real work done. Taking this problem on, Toshiba has announced the new ...
Toshiba doubles up on pen computing at CES 2015 with Encore 2 Write tabletsCNET
Toshiba shows off its new Portégé Z20t Ultrabook and Encore 2 Write tabletsVentureBeat
Toshiba's inexpensive Windows tablets now have a pen optionEngadget
PCWorld -TechRadar -Ubergizmo (blog)
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Lenovo's new LaVie Z ultrabooks are awkwardly named, but lighter than Air - Digital Trends

January 5, 2015 - 9:02pm

Business Wire

Lenovo's new LaVie Z ultrabooks are awkwardly named, but lighter than Air
Digital Trends
Who makes the lightest laptop of them all? Apple? Dell? HP? Nope! The answer is Lenovo. The company has just released the details of its LaVie Z ultrabooks, the result of collaboration between Lenovo and Japanese electronics manufacturer NEC.
Lenovo launches two mobile PC models at CES 2015GizmoLead
Lenovo LaVie Z: A Laptop So Light I Can Hardly Believe It's RealGizmodo Australia
Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550CNET
Tom's Hardware -Techaeris
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Facebook Buys Voice Recognition Firm Wit.ai - Nasdaq

January 5, 2015 - 8:49pm

Facebook Buys Voice Recognition Firm Wit.ai
Nasdaq
has acquired Wit.ai, a developer of speech-recognition software, as the social-networking service seeks to expand its artificial-intelligence technology. Facebook did not disclose terms of the purchase.

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Updated: Twitter is back to normal after an hour of slow loading - Gigaom

January 5, 2015 - 8:46pm

Gigaom

Updated: Twitter is back to normal after an hour of slow loading
Gigaom
Update: Around 6:25 pm PT Twitter's loading speed returned to normal. That's roughly an hour and a half after Gigaom's staff first noticed it was having problems. No word yet from Twitter on what caused the issue. During the first night of CES, Twitter seems to ...
Twitter hit by outage #TwitterDownUSA TODAY
Twitter hit by outage, lag issuesSydney Morning Herald
Twitter back up after hour long service disruption jams home feed updatesFirstpost
Business Insider -GeekWire -Techworld Australia
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When Mark Zuckerberg Likes a Book, Sales Soar - New York Times

January 5, 2015 - 8:22pm

Business Insider

When Mark Zuckerberg Likes a Book, Sales Soar
New York Times
The Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg made a New Year's resolution to read two books a month in 2015, and he's inviting his 31 million Facebook friends to join him. Over the weekend, Mr. Zuckerberg created a Facebook page, “A Year of Books,” ...
Zuckerberg goes full Oprah, starts book clubCNET
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg starts reading programSan Jose Mercury News
5 Tips For Mark Zuckerberg On Sticking With His 2015 Reading ChallengeFast Company
Forbes -GMA News -York Daily Record/Sunday News
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Nikon Reveals Smaller D5500 D-SLR With Touch Screen - PC Magazine

January 5, 2015 - 8:06pm

CNET

Nikon Reveals Smaller D5500 D-SLR With Touch Screen
PC Magazine
In recent years, Nikon has used CES to announce updates to its midrange consumer D-SLR, and 2015 is no different. The new D5500 isn't that much different on the inside when compared with last year's D5300, but its body is noticeably smaller and its tilting ...
Nikon debuts pair of more compact lenses at CES 2015CNET
Nikon D5500 debuts with smaller body; adds touch-screen to the D5300 and ...imaging resource
​Nikon D5500: Nikon Finally Has a Touchscreen DSLR But Is It Too Late?Gizmodo

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CES 2015: Asus Zenfone 2 announced with 4GB of RAM - Phones Review

January 5, 2015 - 7:28pm

CES 2015: Asus Zenfone 2 announced with 4GB of RAM
Phones Review
We knew Asus was going to unleash several products today at CES 2015, but we didn't anticipate how many. Tablets and hybrids were on display along with a couple of new smartphones, and it's the latter we're going to take a look at. The Zenfone 2 is now ...

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Sony's new all-steel Smartwatch 3 looks really sexy - CNET

January 5, 2015 - 7:03pm

CNET

Sony's new all-steel Smartwatch 3 looks really sexy
CNET
All it took was some metal to make Sony's Android Wear watch suddenly look good. by Scott Stein · @jetscott; 6 January 2015 1:00 am GMT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. more. more +. email. tumblr. stumble. reddit. pinterest. digg.
Sony Makes The SmartWatch 3 Slicker, Opens Its Lifelog API And Debuts A ...TechCrunch
Sony goes steel for Smartwatch, launches Smart-B headsetSlashGear
Sony goes after the Apple Watch with steel SmartWatch 3TechRadar
Android Community -BGR -International Business Times UK
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Sony launches 'world's thinnest' 4K television running Android TV - Telegraph.co.uk

January 5, 2015 - 7:02pm

Telegraph.co.uk

Sony launches 'world's thinnest' 4K television running Android TV
Telegraph.co.uk
Sony has unveiled what it claims is the world's thinnest 4K television, the Bravia X90C, which is 4.9mm at its thinnest point – less than an Xperia Z3 smartphone. The X90C has a near bezel-free screen and is heat bonded, so there are no screws. It comes with ...
Sony's new TVs are thin... very thinEngadget
Sony's 2015 TV line-up is all about 4K, Android TV and being ultra-thinTechRadar
Sony's New UHD TVs Will Run on Android TVGizmodo
Android Community -TechnoBuffalo -Yahoo Finance UK
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Chasing GoPro, Sony launches new 4K and full HD action camcorders - VentureBeat

January 5, 2015 - 7:01pm

VentureBeat

Chasing GoPro, Sony launches new 4K and full HD action camcorders
VentureBeat
Sony has been chasing GoPro, the leader in the action camera market, for a while. And it's doing so again with the introduction of a couple of new models for regular high-definition and 4K videos. Sony announced its 4K action cam under the model name ...
Sony adds 4K recording to its Action Cam lineupThe Verge
With 4K in mind, Sony refreshes its Action Cam and Handycam linesEngadget
Sony Action Cam now packs 4K at 30fpsSlashGear
TechRadar -Gizmodo
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Hands On With the ZTE Grand X Max+ and Star II Phones - PC Magazine

January 5, 2015 - 6:52pm

Android Headlines - Android News

Hands On With the ZTE Grand X Max+ and Star II Phones
PC Magazine
LAS VEGAS—Cricket loves ZTE. The fourth-largest smartphone maker "took a chance" on AT&T's new prepaid brand and has delivered a string of "premium economy" phones to the growing Cricket brand, Cricket's CEO Jennifer van Buskirk said. At CES ...
Cricket Wireless Chirps, Launches Exclusive ZTE Grand X Max+Tom's Hardware
ZTE Grand X Max+ with 4G LTE to hit Cricket on January 9SlashGear
Hands-on: ZTE Grand X Max+ for CricketAndroid Headlines - Android News
Ubergizmo (blog) -AndroidGuys -TechnoBuffalo
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At CES 2015, Asus doubles down on Intel phones - The Australian Financial Review

January 5, 2015 - 6:46pm

The Australian Financial Review

At CES 2015, Asus doubles down on Intel phones
The Australian Financial Review
It's the world's first smartphone with 4 gigabytes of RAM. It's twice as fast as most other high-end smartphones. And, if Asus chairman Jonney Shih is to be believed, it now comes with more joy than ever. That's the new Asus ZenFone 2 Mr Shih launched here ...

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I tried, and failed, to crash a BMW i3 at CES 2015 - CNET

January 5, 2015 - 6:24pm

CNET

I tried, and failed, to crash a BMW i3 at CES 2015
CNET
During a demonstration of BMW's ActiveAssist technology in an i3 electric car, I aimed it at a fake brick wall and floored the accelerator, only to have the car hit the brakes. by Wayne Cunningham · @way4ne; 6 January 2015 12:04 am GMT. comments. 0.
BMW integrates the car to our lives even further with BMW i Connected MobilityDigital Trends

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