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Messaging app Line buys Microsoft's MixRadio music-streaming app - PCWorld

December 18, 2014 - 1:36pm

PCWorld

Messaging app Line buys Microsoft's MixRadio music-streaming app
PCWorld
Line, the messaging app from Japan, has acquired MixRadio, the free music-streaming service Microsoft gained through its Nokia acquisition, the companies announced Thursday. The deal gives Line, already popular with 170 million monthly active users, ...
Naver's Line Messaging App to Buy Microsoft's MixRadioBloomberg
Messaging Firm Line Buys Microsoft's MixRadio To Take Its Focus On Music ...TechCrunch
Messaging giant Line buys Microsoft-owned music streaming app MixRadioVentureBeat
SlashGear -PhoneDog -hypebot.com
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Steam Winter Sale 2014 Pick of the Day - GameSpot

December 18, 2014 - 12:56pm

High-Def Digest

Steam Winter Sale 2014 Pick of the Day
GameSpot
It's that time of the year when any leftover money you've got after buying gifts, arranging holiday travel, and donating to worthwhile causes is going to go PC games. The Steam Winter sale kicks off today, and we'll be updating this story every day with what we ...
Give yourself a present (or twenty): Steam's Holiday Sale is herePCWorld
Steam Holiday Sale 2014 Starts Now, Goes Until January 2Tech Times
The 2014 Steam Holiday Sale has arrived! Here are the day one salesGameZone
PC Gamer -Game Revolution -Gamereactor UK
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Apple CEO Tim Cook funds gay-rights initiative in Alabama - Tri-Valley Herald

December 18, 2014 - 12:21pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook funds gay-rights initiative in Alabama
Tri-Valley Herald
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states, organizers said Thursday. The amount of ...

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Google Maps sneaks virtual reality Easter egg into Street View - PCWorld

December 18, 2014 - 11:38am

PCWorld

Google Maps sneaks virtual reality Easter egg into Street View
PCWorld
When Google announced Cardboard at its I/O conference, it seemed like a one-time party trick: You pair an Android phone with Google's cheap viewer to experience virtual reality—an accessible first taste for anyone who hasn't been able to get their heads ...
Google Maps Gets Virtual Reality SupportTom's Guide
Google Maps for Android has a VR mode, thanks to Google CardboardGigaom
Android users can view Google Street View in virtual realityShiny Shiny
9 to 5 Google
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Hands-on: Coffee for Android Wear lets you text from your wrist without talking - PCWorld

December 18, 2014 - 11:23am

PCWorld

Hands-on: Coffee for Android Wear lets you text from your wrist without talking
PCWorld
A new Android Wear app called Coffee has a clever solution for texting in a crowded room. Instead of relying solely on voice for text messaging, Coffee presents branching conversation options on common topics. For instance, you can ask your spouse what's ...
Coffee Messenger For Android Wear Lets You Text Without TalkingAndroid Headlines - Android News
Awear Launches "Coffee Messenger" the First Touch-Based Smart Messaging ...MarketWatch
Monitor your home straight from you Android Wear watchITProPortal
gearburn
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Makes Human Rights Campaign Contribution - Huffington Post

December 18, 2014 - 11:13am

Telegraph.co.uk

Apple CEO Tim Cook Makes Human Rights Campaign Contribution
Huffington Post
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states, organizers said Thursday. The amount ...
Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in SouthCharlotte Observer
Apple's Cook makes 'substantial' donation for gay rights in US SouthReuters Canada
Here's the full internal memo that Tim Cook sent to Apple employees for the ...BGR

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EU permits to remove 5 years old Microsoft browser ballot From Windows - PC-Tablet

December 18, 2014 - 11:09am

EU permits to remove 5 years old Microsoft browser ballot From Windows
PC-Tablet
Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) — Back in 2009, the European Commission ruled against Microsoft in a bit for better competition in the web browser space. This forced the software giant to create a hub to allow users to choose which browser they want to ...

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Google Cardboard: everything you need to know - TechRadar

December 18, 2014 - 10:06am

TechRadar

Google Cardboard: everything you need to know
TechRadar
For a long time, the human race has dreamt about virtual reality. When you picture a VR headset, you probably think of something really high-tech and far too expensive to be practical. Apparently, the guys at Google thought the same thing. While Facebook ...

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Minecraft Is Getting A Standalone “Story Mode” In 2015 - TechCrunch

December 18, 2014 - 9:50am

SlashGear

Minecraft Is Getting A Standalone “Story Mode” In 2015
TechCrunch
Telltale Games has announced on its blog that it's working with Minecraft developer Mojang to create a series of games set in the world of the blocky hit franchise. The game will presumably bring Telltale's signature style to the Minecraft universes.
A Different Kind of Minecraft: Telltale Making Episodic Game With MojangThe Escapist
Minecraft Story Mode revealed with Telltale Games team-upSlashGear
Minecraft: Story Mode game series from Telltale, MojangJoystiq
Crave Online -The Koalition
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Meep! Meep! Zynga launches its Looney Tunes Dash runner game - VentureBeat

December 18, 2014 - 9:20am

VentureBeat

Meep! Meep! Zynga launches its Looney Tunes Dash runner game
VentureBeat
In its ongoing push into brands and mobile games, Zynga is releasing its Looney Tunes Dash level-based runner today on Android and iOS devices. It's a beloved cartoon franchise in a game category that has one of the broadest possible reaches, and it ...
Zynga And Twisted Metal Dev Release Looney Tunes GameGameSpot
Meep, Meep! Make Way for Zynga's Looney Tunes(TM) Dash!: New Mobile ...MarketWatch
VIDEO: Looney Tunes Dash - the next hit smash from Zynga?iTWire

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The Future of Privacy - Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project

December 18, 2014 - 9:14am

Channel News Asia

The Future of Privacy
Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project
The terms of citizenship and social life are rapidly changing in the digital age. No issue highlights this any better than privacy, always a fluid and context-situated concept and more so now as the boundary between being private and being public is shifting.
Online privacy will still be a mess a decade from now, experts sayGigaom
Survey: No Consensus How to Curb Eroding Online PrivacyVoice of America
What Will Facebook Privacy Be Like in 2025?AllFacebook
Phys.Org -Multichannel News -Central Valley Business Times
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Ford expands Takata driver-side airbag recall in US - Reuters

December 18, 2014 - 9:01am

Reuters

Ford expands Takata driver-side airbag recall in US
Reuters
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) on Thursday expanded the recall of older-model Mustang cars, that have driver-side Takata airbags with inflators, to include about 502,500 vehicles. Ford was one of five automakers asked by U.S. regulator National ...
Ford Expands Air Bag Recall NationwideCBS Local
Ford expands Takata airbag recall to include half million vehiclesMLive.com
Ford expands drivers air bag recall nationwideseattlepi.com

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New Steam Controller Design Leaks, Shows the Return of the D-Pad - n3rdabl3

December 18, 2014 - 9:00am

n3rdabl3

New Steam Controller Design Leaks, Shows the Return of the D-Pad
n3rdabl3
It looks like the Steam Controller will have some traditional directional controls after all if a new concept image is anything to go by. A leaked design document has surfaced online from files in the latest Steam Client Beta which suggests the controller will see ...
Valve Changes The Steam Controller AgainThe Escapist
Did Valve Redesign The Steam Controller Again?Tom's Hardware
One year later: Where is Valve's SteamOS?SlashGear
TrustedReviews -Game Informer -TechRadar
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Evolve Xbox One Open Beta Starts Next Month, Offline Mode Revealed - GameSpot

December 18, 2014 - 8:36am

GameSpot

Evolve Xbox One Open Beta Starts Next Month, Offline Mode Revealed
GameSpot
Xbox One owners can play the 4-vs-1 shooter from January 15; Smaller, more limited tests will be available for PS4 and PC. by Eddie Makuch on December 18, 2014. Comments · Shares · Tweets · +1 ...
Hands-on with Evolve's singleplayer mode and terrifying third monsterPCWorld
Evolve's Wraith monster steals the showJoystiq
Turtle Rock unveils Evolve's third Monster, Wraith, and beta test detailsWarp Zoned
Load The Game -Digital Spy -TheSixthAxis
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Algoriddim goes Pro with all-new Djay for Mac, now with Spotify integration - VentureBeat

December 18, 2014 - 8:10am

Wired

Algoriddim goes Pro with all-new Djay for Mac, now with Spotify integration
VentureBeat
Budding and pro DJs alike have been using Algoriddim's Djay app on mobile and desktop for years, with physical mixing desk integrations helping to take the tool beyond computers, smartphones and tablets. Now, hot on the heels of its long-awaited arrival ...
Djay Pro brings Spotify-powered mixes to the MacThe Verge
Algoriddim takes on Traktor with its djay Pro desktop appEngadget
Algoriddim releases djay Pro for Mac w/ Spotify integration, 4 deck support ...9 to 5 Mac (blog)

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Ford bows to government demand, agrees to expand driver's air bag recall ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune

December 18, 2014 - 7:52am

Ford bows to government demand, agrees to expand driver's air bag recall ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
DETROIT — Ford says it's expanding a recall for faulty driver's side air bag inflators to the entire U.S. as demanded by the government. The move adds 447,000 Ford vehicles to the list of those recalled due to driver's inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp.

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Ford expands drivers air bag recall nationwide - seattlepi.com

December 18, 2014 - 7:50am

Ford expands drivers air bag recall nationwide
seattlepi.com
DETROIT (AP) — Ford says it's expanding a recall for faulty driver's side air bag inflators to the entire U.S. as demanded by the government. The move adds 447,000 Ford vehicles to the list of those recalled due to driver's inflators made by Japan's Takata ...

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Ford expands drivers air bag recall nationwide - CNBC

December 18, 2014 - 7:49am

Ford expands drivers air bag recall nationwide
CNBC
Ford says it's expanding a recall for faulty driver's side air bag inflators to the entire U.S. as demanded by the government. The move adds 447,000 Ford vehicles to the list of those recalled due to driver's inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp. The inflators ...

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Ford expands drivers air bag recall nationwide - CNBC

December 18, 2014 - 7:49am

Ford expands drivers air bag recall nationwide
CNBC
Ford says it's expanding a recall for faulty driver's side air bag inflators to the entire U.S. as demanded by the government. The move adds 447,000 Ford vehicles to the list of those recalled due to driver's inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp. The inflators ...

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Deal forcing Microsoft to offer browser choices ends - BBC News

December 18, 2014 - 7:11am

BBC News

Deal forcing Microsoft to offer browser choices ends
BBC News
A requirement for Microsoft to offer new Windows users in Europe a choice of web browsers has ended after five years. Called the browser ballot, it gave non-Microsoft browsers as much prominence on Windows as Internet Explorer (IE). The requirement was ...
Windows users will no longer be offered a choice of different browsersPC Pro
Microsoft ships KB 3025930 to fix IE11 screwups in KB 3008923InfoWorld
Windows Browser Ballot comes to an end as EC obligation expiresArs Technica
WinBeta
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