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Amazon Echo Can Now Order Your Pizza - TechCrunch

February 3, 2016 - 10:03am

TechCrunch

Amazon Echo Can Now Order Your Pizza
TechCrunch
In case you needed another reason to buy Amazon's Internet-connected speaker, the Amazon Echo: the device can now order pizza for you, following your verbal command. Have all my dreams come true? Yes. Yes, they have. The feature is actually being ...
Amazon Echo can order delivery from Domino's for the Super BowlCNET
You can now make the Amazon Echo order you Domino's pizzaThe Verge
'Alexa, order me a pizza.' Amazon Echo adds Dominos ordering in time for the Super BowlGeekWire
Engadget -SlashGear -WebProNews
all 21 news articles »

Apple hired the hackers who created the first Mac firmware virus - Business Insider

February 3, 2016 - 9:26am

Business Insider

Apple hired the hackers who created the first Mac firmware virus
Business Insider
LegbaCore founder Xeno Kovah revealed on Twitter in November that he and his partner, Corey Kellenberg, had been hired by Apple to do "low level security." The move went unnoticed until another security researcher revealed it during a presentation at a ...
Apple hires firmware security experts who worked on Thunderstrike 2 exploitApple Insider
Apple Beefs Up Security Efforts, Buys Company Behind Thunderstrike 2 ExploitThe Mac Observer
These Two Hackers Made a Devastating MacBook Virus. So Apple Hired Them as Security Researchers.Slate Magazine (blog)
Patently Apple -Mac Rumors
all 19 news articles »

Google Play's Podcast Platform Launch Appears Imminent - TechCrunch

February 3, 2016 - 9:11am

TechCrunch

Google Play's Podcast Platform Launch Appears Imminent
TechCrunch
Google announced its plans to support podcasts in Google Play last October, and now it appears that the feature is ready to launch. A handful of users are reporting they're seeing the new Podcasts section pop up in their Google Play Music app's left ...
Google Play Music's Podcasts Interface And Functionality Is Live For Some UsersAndroid Police
Google Is Planning to Introduce a Podcast FeatureThe Next Digit
Some users are already seeing podcast support in Google Play MusicPhandroid.com
9 to 5 Google -The Verge -Droid Life (press release) (blog)
all 18 news articles »

Nintendo Just Revealed Fresh Details About its Smartphone App - TIME

February 3, 2016 - 8:58am

TIME

Nintendo Just Revealed Fresh Details About its Smartphone App
TIME
Nintendo just sharpened the focus slightly on plans for its first smartphone app, which was supposed to launch late last year, but delayed last October until March 2016. The company just confirmed March is still on for Miitomo, a social interactivity ...
Nintendo's 'Miitomo' coming to iOS in March, pre-registration starts Feb. 17Apple Insider
Nintendo's first mobile app and new rewards program launch in MarchDestructoid
Nintendo basically promises either Mario or Link in new smartphone gameGeek
Nintendo -VentureBeat -Engadget
all 145 news articles »

Toyota kills ailing Scion brand - USA TODAY

February 3, 2016 - 8:41am

USA TODAY

Toyota kills ailing Scion brand
USA TODAY
Toyota confirmed on Wednesday that it has killed its ailing Scion brand, which was spun off as a separate lineup of vehicles in 2003 but slumped in recent years after critical flops and slumping car sales. The brand's vehicles will be re-badged as ...
Toyota to scrap Scion brand, keep the carsAutomotive News
Toyota kills youth-oriented Scion brandThe Detroit News
Toyota Killing Scion as Youth Brand Struggles to Regain TractionBloomberg
Automobile -Ward's Auto -CNET
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Intel diversity stats show slow pace of progress - USA TODAY

February 3, 2016 - 8:06am

USA TODAY

Intel diversity stats show slow pace of progress
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — Intel's newly-released diversity hiring statistics show just how difficult it is for even the most motivated company to make real, substantive change in its workforce. Just over a year ago, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich made a bold pledge ...
Intel Has Made Some Big Steps Toward Its Diversity Goals, So Why Are People Leaving?Fast Company
Intel Discloses Diversity Data, Challenges Tech Industry To Follow SuitNPR
Intel Closes Some Diversity Gaps, but Challenges RemainWall Street Journal (blog)
WIRED -Eureka Times Standard
all 21 news articles »

Fitbit Alta is the company's first female-centric, fashion-forward fitness tracker - Mashable

February 3, 2016 - 8:02am

Mashable

Fitbit Alta is the company's first female-centric, fashion-forward fitness tracker
Mashable
OK, we get it. Makers of fitness trackers now recognize that, for the most part, the majority of products in this category are clunky. No matter how hard the company tries to disguise wearable tech, you can almost always tell when a person is counting ...
Fitbit Unveils New Fashion-Forward Fitness Wristband, Fitbit Alta™Business Wire (press release)
The Fitbit Alta is a low-key fitness tracker with smartphone alertsCNET
Fitbit puts fashion first with Alta, its newest activity trackerThe Verge
TIME -TheStreet.com -Engadget
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CEO Marissa Mayer gets a chance to make one last stand at the less-than-OK Yahoo Corral - VentureBeat

February 3, 2016 - 6:10am

VentureBeat

CEO Marissa Mayer gets a chance to make one last stand at the less-than-OK Yahoo Corral
VentureBeat
CEO Marissa Mayer's efforts to save Yahoo (YHOO) are almost assuredly doomed. That was as true from the start of her tenure as it is now. But for the moment, it appears Mayer may have been underestimated by many of her critics on Wall Street and in ...
Yahoo Finally Puts Up 'For Sale' SignFox Business
Yahoo To Lay Off 15% Of Workforce, Hints At Sale Of AssetsInformationWeek
Marissa Mayer on media's 'blatant falsehoods' about Yahoo's holiday partyCNNMoney
Tech Times -Network World -Bidness ETC
all 1,151 news articles »

YouTube reportedly wants to start live streaming 360-degree video - The Verge

February 3, 2016 - 12:03am

The Verge

YouTube reportedly wants to start live streaming 360-degree video
The Verge
YouTube has been meeting with camera manufacturers, BuzzFeed News reports, with the intention of developing a way to live stream 360-degree videos. YouTube itself declined to comment on the report, and no timeline has reportedly been set for launch, ...
YouTube working on live virtual reality streams, report saysMashable
YouTube Rumored To Be Working On 360-Degree, Live Streaming Video PlatformTubefilter
YouTube reportedly prepping live 360-degree videoTechnoBuffalo
BuzzFeed News -9 to 5 Google -Android Headlines - Android News
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The liquid metal Turing Phone ditches Android for the Sailfish OS; will release in April - Phone Arena

February 2, 2016 - 9:10pm

Phone Arena

The liquid metal Turing Phone ditches Android for the Sailfish OS; will release in April
Phone Arena
The Turing Phone, which boasts a grandiose liquidmorphium frame and promises to be one of the most secure handsets around, has naturally been the subject of some fanfare. The grand roll-out, however, has been hindered by constant delays. Where its ...
The Turing Phone will ship with Sailfish OS, not AndroidEngadget
TRI's Turing Phone Will No Longer Ship With Android OS, Comes With SailFish OS InsteadDroid Life (press release) (blog)
Ultra-strong Turing Phone ditches Android for Sailfish OSSlashGear
Phandroid.com -9 to 5 Google -The Verge
all 13 news articles »Google News

UPDATE 1-VW submits California plan to fix recalled 3.0 liter diesel SUVs, cars - Reuters

February 2, 2016 - 7:19pm

OCRegister

UPDATE 1-VW submits California plan to fix recalled 3.0 liter diesel SUVs, cars
Reuters
(Updates with EPA, California reaction, background). By David Shepardson. WASHINGTON Feb 2 The California Air Resources Board and Environmental Protection Agency said late on Tuesday that Volkswagen AG submitted a plan to fix 80,000 recalled 3.0 ...
VW submits fix for 3.0-liter diesels to CaliforniaSalt Lake Tribune
VW Submits Recall Plan for 3-Liter Diesels to CARB, EPABloomberg
VW submits fix for 3.0-liter diesels to California officialsPost-Bulletin

all 136 news articles »

Microsoft is reportedly buying SwiftKey for around $250 million - The Verge

February 2, 2016 - 5:46pm

The Verge

Microsoft is reportedly buying SwiftKey for around $250 million
The Verge
Microsoft already has one of the better mobile keyboards out there, and it sounds like it may soon own another great one. The Financial Times reports that Microsoft is entering a deal to purchase SwiftKey for around $250 million, with plans to announce ...
Microsoft snags up popular Android and iOS predictive keyboard maker SwiftKeyWinBeta
Microsoft has reportedly acquired mobile keyboard company SwiftKey for around $250MVentureBeat
Microsoft acquires keyboard app SwiftKey for roughly $250 million: ReportZDNet
Android Police -TechCrunch -Business Insider
all 16 news articles »

ZAGG to acquire Mophie, takeover battery, screen protection, & keyboard accessories market - 9 to 5 Google

February 2, 2016 - 5:44pm

Engadget

ZAGG to acquire Mophie, takeover battery, screen protection, & keyboard accessories market
9 to 5 Google
Popular accessory maker Zagg today announced that it has acquired Mophie, another accessory maker best known for its battery cases and power accessories. The deal will see Zagg purchase Mophie for $100 million. Mophie CEO Daniel Huang and COO ...
ZAGG and mophie to Combine, Creating Diversified Leader in Mobile AccessoriesCNNMoney
Zagg buys battery case maker Mophie for $100MApple Insider
Zagg Aims to Expand Into Battery Cases With Mophie AcquisitionMac Rumors
ZDNet -TechCrunch
all 17 news articles »

Microsoft's new video imagines a HoloLens-powered Super Bowl party - The Verge

February 2, 2016 - 5:05pm

The Verge

Microsoft's new video imagines a HoloLens-powered Super Bowl party
The Verge
Sports are a pretty intuitive place for augmented reality: we already watch them with a bevy of numerical overlays, replays, and commentary. So Microsoft's "future of football," featuring its HoloLens headset, unsurprisingly makes a lot of sense. It's ...
Joe Montana and Drew Brees say there's one big thing NFL fans have never experiencedBusiness Insider
Microsoft's New Gadget Could Change How We Watch FootballTIME
This is how Microsoft wants you to watch football in the futureCNET
TechCrunch -Charlotte Observer -Gizmodo
all 18 news articles »

Google OnHub routers are finally getting guest WiFi - Engadget

February 2, 2016 - 2:30pm

The Verge

Google OnHub routers are finally getting guest WiFi
Engadget
As clever as Google's OnHub routers are, they've had a few glaring omissions... like, say, a guest mode to accommodate your friends. However, the company is making amends for at least one of its rookie mistakes. It's readying an update that enables ...
Google's OnHub Wi-Fi routers take a novel approach to guest networksPCWorld
Best Buy Deals: $25 BBY Gift Card With Nexus 6P, $50 Nexus Player, $20 Off Google OnHub RouterDroid Life (press release) (blog)
Google's OnHub routers are getting a smart new guest network featureThe Verge
Android Headlines - Android News -Android Police -Ubergizmo
all 10 news articles »Google News

The Inside Story of Uber's Radical Rebranding - WIRED

February 2, 2016 - 1:54pm

WIRED

The Inside Story of Uber's Radical Rebranding
WIRED
Caption: From left: Shalin Amin, Mirtho Prepont, Roger Oddone, Travis Kalanick (CEO), Catherine Ray and Bryant Jow at the Uber HQ office in San Francisco. Talia Herman for WIRED. Slide: 4 / of 6 . Caption: Uber. Slide: 5 / of 6 . Caption: Catherine Ray.
Uber inexplicably changes its perfectly fine logo to weird linesMashable
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick personally helped design the new logo, and it showsThe Verge
What's Up With Uber's New Logo?Gizmodo
ABC News -Tech Times -Engadget
all 20 news articles »

Twitter Starts Taking Its Logged-Out Users Seriously - TechCrunch

February 2, 2016 - 1:42pm

TechCrunch

Twitter Starts Taking Its Logged-Out Users Seriously
TechCrunch
Twitter announced two updates today that should make it easier to use for logged-out users — a group of people the company has generally not taken as seriously as it should. First of all, Twitter is now rolling out its updated homepage, which makes it ...
Twitter starts showing tweets to mobile visitors even if they aren't logged inThe Verge
Twitter Extends Useless Feature To More People In Desperate Plea For AttentionGizmodo
Twitter Expands Access To Logged-Out Users, Allowing Visitors To See Stories And Join Discussions On Home TimelineTech Times
Business Insider -Mashable -Fast Company
all 26 news articles »

Samsung Confirms Galaxy S7 Edge, Reveals New Features - Forbes

February 2, 2016 - 11:50am

Forbes

Samsung Confirms Galaxy S7 Edge, Reveals New Features
Forbes
Samsung may have played coy with its smartphone launch plans yesterday, but today the company has given the game away entirely… Whether by accident or as a deliberate teaser, GalaxyClub spotted Samsung has published details confirming the ...
Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumors: Everything We Think We KnowGizmodo
'Galaxy S7 Edge' Outed by Samsung's Developers SiteAndroid Headlines - Android News
Samsung reportedly launches its VR camera February 21stEngadget
BGR -Digital Trends -Fast Company
all 113 news articles »Google News

Microsoft recalls Surface Pro AC power adapters over fire, shock hazard - PCWorld

February 2, 2016 - 10:55am

PCWorld

Microsoft recalls Surface Pro AC power adapters over fire, shock hazard
PCWorld
The potential for the power cords on some Microsoft Surface Pro tablets to cause fire and electric shock has led to a recall. The AC power cords being recalled were sold with the Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 computers before ...
Top three reasons I have not updated by Surface 3 to Windows 10WinBeta
Microsoft recalls millions of power cords over fire, shock hazardAL.com
Microsoft formally recalls Surface Pro power cordsEngadget
New York Times
all 56 news articles »

This Teddy Bear Could Have Exposed Your Child's Identify - TechCrunch

February 2, 2016 - 10:29am

TechCrunch

This Teddy Bear Could Have Exposed Your Child's Identify
TechCrunch
Are smart toys worth the risk? That's a question parents are asking themselves these days as they weigh the usefulness and delight that comes from cloud-connected toys, with the potential for them to be turned into spying devices, as was the claim ...
Something New to Worry About: Connected Toy SecurityNew York Times
Hackers Could Have Turned Vulnerable Smart Teddy Bear Into Demon ToyForbes

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