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New Computer Chip Is Designed to Work Like the Brain - New York Times

August 7, 2014 - 1:01pm

New York Times

New Computer Chip Is Designed to Work Like the Brain
New York Times
Inspired by the architecture of the brain, scientists have developed a new kind of computer chip that draws no more power than a hearing aid and may eventually excel at calculations that stump today's supercomputers. The new processor, named TrueNorth, ...
IBM Unveils Chip Simulating Brain FunctionsWall Street Journal
Brain-Inspired IBM Chip Puts Traditional Computers To ShameNBCNews.com
IBM creates new SyNAPSE chip to further cognitive computingZDNet
Wired -VentureBeat -MarketWatch
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Which Is the Bigger Seller: Chevrolet Volt, or Tesla Model S? - Wall Street Journal (blog)

August 7, 2014 - 12:32pm

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Which Is the Bigger Seller: Chevrolet Volt, or Tesla Model S?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
If you're looking for a plug-in electric car, who are you going to call: GM , or Tesla? One may have all the momentum in terms of branding and public perceptions. But another is leading in U.S. sales, according to numbers from Autodata. As the WSJ's Jeff ...

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Falling TVs! Vizio Recalls 245000 Flat Screens - NBCNews.com

August 7, 2014 - 10:58am

NBCNews.com

Falling TVs! Vizio Recalls 245000 Flat Screens
NBCNews.com
Vizio is recalling nearly a quarter of a million TV sets because they are at risk of falling over. So far, 51 sets have already fallen flat on their screens, according to Vizio. Thankfully, nobody was hurt. (No word on how many Netflix binges were interrupted).
Vizio 39- and 42-inch E-series TVs recalled due to tipover concernsConsumerReports.org
Vizio TV under recall (Photo: Consumer Product Safety Commission)WLTX.com
VIZIO Recalls to Repair Televisions Due to Risk of Tip OverFOX43.com
WQAD.com -- Quad Cities News & Weather from WQAD -WBAL Baltimore -Business Clarksville
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Carriers' remote control software continues to put some mobile devices at risk - PCWorld

August 7, 2014 - 10:52am

Carriers' remote control software continues to put some mobile devices at risk
PCWorld
Vulnerabilities found in remote management software that carriers insist be installed on smart phones and other mobile-enabled devices they sell are likely to put many devices at risk of compromise for some time to come. Dangerous security flaws were ...
Secret Controls Can Be Used to Hijack Cellphones, CarsTom's Guide
Black Hat: Hidden controls open 2 billion mobile devices to exploitationSC Magazine
Secret Vulnerabilities in Phones, Laptops, Cars Could Affect BillionsPC Magazine
MarketWatch
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Uber and Lyft Introduce Ride-Sharing Service - NBCNews.com

August 7, 2014 - 10:49am

NBCNews.com

Uber and Lyft Introduce Ride-Sharing Service
NBCNews.com
Lyft and Uber, two popular San Francisco-based car-sharing services, have announced new carpool options for their mobile apps. Both features allow passengers to share cars with strangers along the same route. By opting for the free carpool features on ...

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GM to debut next version of slow-selling Volt hybrid in January - Reuters

August 7, 2014 - 10:14am

Reuters

GM to debut next version of slow-selling Volt hybrid in January
Reuters
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) said Thursday it will show the next-generation of its slow-selling Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric car in January. Company officials did not disclose details on the pricing or driving range of the 2016 Volt, which will ...
Second Generation Chevrolet Volt to Bow at 2015 Detroit Auto ShowDailyTech
Next-gen Chevy Volt to debut at 2015 Detroit auto showAutomotive News
2016 Chevrolet Volt To Debut at 2015 Detroit Auto ShowEdmunds.com
Detroit Free Press -Green Car Reports -MLive.com
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Google Updates Play Music and Search Apps for Android With New Features - NDTV

August 7, 2014 - 10:11am

NDTV

Google Updates Play Music and Search Apps for Android With New Features
NDTV
Google on Wednesday updated its Search and Play Music apps for Android with new features. The Google Search app has been updated to version 3.6. The update is said to enable deep linking of apps through search and could possibly allow "Google to ...

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Buy Windows 7 OEM – Before it's too late! - Expert Reviews

August 7, 2014 - 9:37am

Expert Reviews

Buy Windows 7 OEM – Before it's too late!
Expert Reviews
Every Windows product has what Microsoft calls a lifecycle, and despite Windows 8.1's unpopularity, Windows 7 is not having its consumer life extended as a result. With the release of Windows 8 back in October 2012 the clock started ticking for Windows 7 ...

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Google Search starts penalizing websites that don't use encryption - PCWorld

August 7, 2014 - 9:09am

Google Search starts penalizing websites that don't use encryption
PCWorld
Websites that aren't encrypting connections with their visitors may get a lower ranking on Google's search engine, a step the company said it is taking to promote better online security practices. The move is designed to spur developers to implement TLS ...

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The latest, cheapest services from Uber and Lyft will upend transportation even ... - Washington Post (blog)

August 7, 2014 - 7:53am

The latest, cheapest services from Uber and Lyft will upend transportation even ...
Washington Post (blog)
Uber and Lyft, as they tend to do, made parallel announcements this week: The two companies, widely (and not quite accurately) synonymous with "ridesharing," are testing big new services that look, well, a little more like actual ridesharing. Uber unveiled ...

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China Tightens Restrictions on Messaging Apps - Wall Street Journal

August 7, 2014 - 7:35am

Wall Street Journal

China Tightens Restrictions on Messaging Apps
Wall Street Journal
China for the first time placed restrictions on instant-messaging services—an increasingly popular platform in the country for discussion and debate. Beijing said the restrictions were instituted to "help build a clean cyberspace" and safeguard national security.

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UPDATE 2-China imposes new restrictions on instant messaging tools - Xinhua - Reuters

August 7, 2014 - 7:20am

New Vision

UPDATE 2-China imposes new restrictions on instant messaging tools - Xinhua
Reuters
(Adds Tencent comment). By Paul Carsten. BEIJING Aug 7 (Reuters) - China will force real-name registrations on users of instant messaging tools and require public accounts wishing to publish or reprint political news to seek prior approval, state media said ...
China tightens controls on Internet messaging apps...New Vision
China tightens censorship on mobile messaging appsFinancial Times
China moves to tighten control over mobile information sharingMontreal Gazette

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Twitch to block unlicensed audio ahead of rumoured Google buyout - Irish Independent

August 7, 2014 - 5:40am

Twitch to block unlicensed audio ahead of rumoured Google buyout
Irish Independent
Frank Whelan. Published 07/08/2014 | 11:29. 0 Comments; Share. Twitch Logo. Twitch, the game streaming service, is set to block third-party copyrighted audio in all video on demand, including in-game and ambient music. Share. Go To. Comments.

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Google lowers search ranking of websites that don't use encryption - Computerworld

August 7, 2014 - 5:20am

Google lowers search ranking of websites that don't use encryption
Computerworld
IDG News Service - Websites that aren't encrypting connections with their visitors may get a lower ranking on Google's search engine, a step the company said it is taking to promote better online security practices. The move is designed to spur developers to ...

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China Issues New Restrictions on Messaging Apps - Wall Street Journal

August 7, 2014 - 5:11am

Wall Street Journal

China Issues New Restrictions on Messaging Apps
Wall Street Journal
China issued new restrictions on public accounts on messaging apps such as WeChat and Laiwang. Reuters. BEIJING--China issued new restrictions on messaging apps Thursday in a move it said was to "help build a clean cyberspace" and safeguard ...
China to block Line, Kakao and other messaging apps as an anti-terror measureIBNLive
China tells South Korea it blocked KakaoTalk, Line to fight terrorismReuters
China blocks Line messaging app 'to fight terrorism'Financial Express
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