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Microsoft develops IFTTT rival called Flow for connecting apps and services - PCWorld

April 29, 2016 - 12:59pm

VentureBeat

Microsoft develops IFTTT rival called Flow for connecting apps and services
PCWorld
Apps like IFTTT (If This Then That) connect services in logical ways: texting your spouse, for example, when you leave work. Microsoft has created a business-oriented preview service called Flow that acts in much the same way, but with its own software ...
Microsoft's new tool for building line-of-business apps is now in public previewTechCrunch
Microsoft formally announces Flow, public preview of PowerAppsNeowin
Microsoft releases public preview of PowerApps business-app building serviceZDNet
WinBeta -Thurrott.com (blog) -GeekWire -Fortune
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The 'Dark Souls' franchise is over... for now - Engadget

April 29, 2016 - 12:39pm

Engadget

The 'Dark Souls' franchise is over... for now
Engadget
At what could be the height of the Dark Souls franchise's popularity, developer From Software is ready to move on. When speaking with GGN Gamer, Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki announced that the studio is already working on a brand new IP, ...
'Dark Souls 3' News: Director Hidetaka Miyazaki Confirms Franchise Is OverLatin Times
Every item on Dark Souls 3's intimidating Status screen, explainedPolygon
What Are You Playing This Weekend?Kotaku
NUVO Newsweekly -Gameranx (blog) -BREATHEcast -KnowTechie (blog)
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IBM offers advice on how to secure blockchain in the cloud - Computerworld

April 29, 2016 - 12:33pm

Computerworld

IBM offers advice on how to secure blockchain in the cloud
Computerworld
Cloud providers hosting blockchain secure transactions technology should take additional steps to protect their records, IBM says. IBM's new framework for securely operating blockchain networks, released Friday, recommends that network operators make ...
IBM Defines Security Standards For Running Blockchain In The CloudForbes
IBM raises its blockchain game with secure cloud services and Docker integrationTechCrunch
IBM launches cloud-based blockchain services for businessesSeeking Alpha
Nasdaq -ZDNet -InfoWorld -Reuters
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Microsoft declares Cortana search box as Bing- and Edge-only turf - Computerworld

April 29, 2016 - 11:53am

Computerworld

Microsoft declares Cortana search box as Bing- and Edge-only turf
Computerworld
Microsoft on Thursday began blocking rival browsers and search providers from using Windows 10's Cortana search box, the operating system's prime search real estate. "To ensure we can deliver the integrated search experience designed for Windows 10, ...
Microsoft Forces Cortana and Google to Break UpFortune
Microsoft locks down Cortana: Blocks integration with other browsers, search enginesPCWorld
Cortana now restricted to Edge and Bing: It's the clicks, stupidInfoWorld
CIO -Engadget -PC Magazine -CNET
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A sneak peek at Google's upcoming travel app, Trips - TechCrunch

April 29, 2016 - 9:42am

TechCrunch

A sneak peek at Google's upcoming travel app, Trips
TechCrunch
News that Google would soon begin testing a new mobile travel application leaked out last week, and now we have more details, including screenshots, of what that app will look like. The app, called Trips, is being trialed with a small group of testers ...
Google Is Testing Google Trips: New Travel Assistant AppAndroid Police
New Google Travel App Trips Can Help You Organize Your Travels: Shhhh, It's Still A SecretTech Times
Google Trips is a mobile travel app, but you can't get it yetMashable
Yahoo News -SlashGear -Phone Arena -Irish Independent
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Sony wants to patent a contact lens camera with image stabilization and autofocus - The Verge

April 29, 2016 - 8:17am

The Verge

Sony wants to patent a contact lens camera with image stabilization and autofocus
The Verge
Mother. Flipping. Smart. Contact lenses. Every time I see a patent for these, I get slightly less freaked outby the idea of putting electronics in my eye, and slightly more excited for my soon-to-be laser vision. The latest company to join in the ...
This may sting: Google's new patent describes a smart lens injected right into your eyeballDigital Trends
Google patents smart lenses you inject into your eyesEngadget
Google Patent Reveals Device That Is Injected Into The EyeAndroid Headlines - Android News
BGR -Gizmodo -Tech Times -CNET
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New, Advanced Search Bar to Replace FAB on Google Photos on Android - Morning News USA

April 29, 2016 - 3:46am

Morning News USA

New, Advanced Search Bar to Replace FAB on Google Photos on Android
Morning News USA
Google Photos on Android just got a lot smoother with a new search bar installed at the top of the app. The search bar boosts up the search process on Google Photos by helping you find and manage the photos much faster. The dedicated search bar is only ...
Custom Music Comes To Generated Videos In Google PhotosAndroid Headlines - Android News
Google Photos Update Introduces Redesigned Search, Customizable MoviesDroid Life (press release) (blog)
Google revamps search in its Photos app for AndroidEngadget
The Verge -Greenbot -Phandroid.com
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'No Man's Sky' lore comes from classic sci-fi and comics - Engadget

April 29, 2016 - 3:33am

Engadget

'No Man's Sky' lore comes from classic sci-fi and comics
Engadget
'Watchmen' artist Dave Gibbons and 'Star Trek' scribe James Swallow helped craft the game's universe. Timothy J. Seppala , @timseppala. 3m ago in AV. Comments. Shares. Share. Tweet. Share. Save. Hello Games. "We always said we shouldn't have a ...
No Man's Sky Embraces Lore, Hires Watchmen and Star Trek StorytellersGame Rant
'No Man's Sky' Lore Video Reveals Dave Gibbons, James Swallow CollaborationGeeks of Doom
No Man's Sky Brings In Sci-Fi Heavy Hitters to Round Out In-Game LoreThe Mary Sue
GameSpot -International Business Times AU -GameZone -Gamespresso
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Microsoft is using synthetic DNA to store data - Engadget

April 29, 2016 - 12:49am

Engadget

Microsoft is using synthetic DNA to store data
Engadget
Microsoft's data might be intact for thousands of years to come, now that it's looking into DNA storage as an option. The company has purchased 10-million-long oligonucleotides (DNA or RNA molecules) from San Francisco startup Twist Bioscience.
Microsoft buys 10 million DNA molecules to try fitting today's sprawling data vaults on a match headZDNet
Why Microsoft is buying 10 million strands of DNACBS News
Microsoft is making big data really small using DNAComputerworld

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Test drive the PC-optimized 'Forza 6: Apex' on May 5th - Engadget

April 28, 2016 - 10:18pm

Engadget

Test drive the PC-optimized 'Forza 6: Apex' on May 5th
Engadget
Last September, Microsoft released Forza Motorsport 6 for PC and Xbox One to feed the ultra-realist gamer's need for meticulously-detailed racing. But back in March, Microsoft announced a re-release of Forza 6 specially crafted to run on Windows 10 ...

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Test drive the PC-optimized 'Forza 6: Apex' on May 5th - Engadget

April 28, 2016 - 10:18pm

Engadget

Test drive the PC-optimized 'Forza 6: Apex' on May 5th
Engadget
Last September, Microsoft released Forza Motorsport 6 for PC and Xbox One to feed the ultra-realist gamer's need for meticulously-detailed racing. But back in March, Microsoft announced a re-release of Forza 6 specially crafted to run on Windows 10 ...
Forza Motorsport 6: Apex system requirements confirmed, open beta begins May 5PC Gamer

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Waze downplays exploit that let researchers track users - TechCrunch

April 28, 2016 - 7:35pm

TechCrunch

Waze downplays exploit that let researchers track users
TechCrunch
Waze has responded to security concerns raised yesterday in a Fusion report documenting an exploit found by UC Santa Barbara researchers. In short: it's legit, but not as dire as it's made out to be.
Vulnerability in Waze app could let hackers track youKRMG
Google's Waze says, 'Nope, hackers can't stalk you on our app'CNBC
Waze vulnerability could let a stalker know exactly where you arePhandroid.com
Fortune -Android Community -Android Headlines - Android News -Fusion
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Video consumption on Snapchat more than doubled in less than a year - TechCrunch

April 28, 2016 - 6:58pm

Firstpost

Video consumption on Snapchat more than doubled in less than a year
TechCrunch
Snapchat may have started out as the ephemeral messaging and photo-sharing app, but a majority of users now consume video there too, according to a report from Bloomberg today. Daily video views on Snapchat have spiked to 10 billion, the report said.
Snapchat users are watching 10 billion videos a dayMashable
Snapchat video views at 10 billion a dayCNET
Snapchat User `Stories' Fuel 10 Billion Daily Video ViewsBloomberg
Adweek -Tech Insider -Marketing Land -WebProNews
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Facebook says 60% of data requests from US government came with a gag order in second half of 2015 - VentureBeat

April 28, 2016 - 6:07pm

VentureBeat

Facebook says 60% of data requests from US government came with a gag order in second half of 2015
VentureBeat
Facebook's latest transparency report is out covering the second half of 2015 and the social networking company says it continues to see an uptick in government requests for user data worldwide. In fact, authorities have requested information about ...
Government requests for Facebook user data up 13 percentTechCrunch
Facebook Censorships Nearly Tripled in Six Months Because of Photo from Paris AttacksNewsweek
Report: Government Requests for Facebook Data On the RisePC Magazine
Fortune -Reuters -Engadget -The Hill
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Remains of the Day: Google Play Now Warns You If an App Has Ads - Lifehacker

April 28, 2016 - 5:36pm

Lifehacker

Remains of the Day: Google Play Now Warns You If an App Has Ads
Lifehacker
What's the price of a free app? That's not a zen koan, that's what I ask myself when I know I'll be faced with a million annoying in-app advertisements in an otherwise free app. Google is trying to make it a little easier on us with a new labeling scheme.

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Google's OnHub router uses IFTTT to automate your life - Engadget

April 28, 2016 - 4:21pm

Engadget

Google's OnHub router uses IFTTT to automate your life
Engadget
Google's $200 OnHub router arrived last year, delivering fast WiFi in a device that touted an easy setup and automatic security updates. In the months following its arrival, the company has also added features like guest mode and band steering. Today ...
OnHub Supports Home Automation Via IFTTT After Latest Software UpdateAndroid Police
Automate your Google OnHub Router with IFTTTAndroid Headlines - Android News
Google brings IFTTT support to its OnHub routersTechCrunch
The Verge -TechHive -Phandroid.com -9 to 5 Google
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Reports: Fiat Chrysler, Google negotiating partnership - The Detroit News

April 28, 2016 - 2:48pm

The Detroit News

Reports: Fiat Chrysler, Google negotiating partnership
The Detroit News
Fiat Chrysler and Google Inc. were mum Thursday regarding reports that the companies are in the late stages of negotiating an advanced technical partnership. Loading… Post to Facebook. Reports: Fiat Chrysler, Google negotiating partnership Fiat ...
Google talking to Fiat about tech partnership, blog saysUSA TODAY (blog)
AP Source: Fiat Chrysler, Google in Partnership TalksABC News
Fiat Chrysler said to be in talks with Google for technical partnershipMashable
Bidness ETC -nwitimes.com -Wall Street Journal -Engadget
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Twitter doesn't want to be a 'Social Networking' app anymore - The Verge

April 28, 2016 - 2:26pm

The Verge

Twitter doesn't want to be a 'Social Networking' app anymore
The Verge
It's very tempting to read into this: on the iOS App Store, Twitter is now categorizing itself as a "News" app instead of a "Social Networking" app. So excuse me while I give in to temptation. Sarah Perez over at TechCrunch has a very cogent and level ...
Twitter aims to boost its visibility by switching from 'Social Networking' to 'News' on the App StoreTechCrunch
Fenix Returns to Google Play After Twitter Helps “Fix the Issue”Droid Life (press release) (blog)
Fenix Back In Action, Lips Tight On ParticularsAndroid Headlines - Android News
Mashable -CBS Local -Engadget -Phandroid.com
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Former Motorola head Rick Osterloh joining Google to oversee Nexus, Chromecast, and more - PhoneDog

April 28, 2016 - 2:20pm

PhoneDog

Former Motorola head Rick Osterloh joining Google to oversee Nexus, Chromecast, and more
PhoneDog
Rick Osterloh used to be the president of Motorola when the company was owned by Google, but he departed when Moto was snapped up by Lenovo. Now he's heading back to Google. Rick Osterloh is officially joining Google to run a new division that'll ...
Former Motorola Boss, Rick Osterloh, Heads to Google to Oversee Nexus Program, Other HardwareDroid Life (press release) (blog)
Motorola's Rick Osterloh is head of Google's new hardware divisionGeek Snack
Report: Google/Alphabet hires former Motorola chief to run hardware opsSeeking Alpha
TechnoBuffalo -Android Central -The Next Web
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