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Next Civilization Game Will Ditch the Past for an Alien Future - Wired

April 12, 2014 - 11:05am

Wired

Next Civilization Game Will Ditch the Past for an Alien Future
Wired
Everyone who has played a game in the Civilization series remembers seeing their country nuked by Mahatma Ghandi. In this historical strategy series, players attempt to guide a nation through the ages from its humble beginning to its role as a ...
Civilization: Beyond Earth breaks free from history, heads to the final frontierJoystiq
Civilization: Beyond Earth announced. Civ is going to spacePC Gamer Magazine
Firaxis Returns to Alpha Centauri Turf with Civilization: Beyond Earth,IGN
Ars Technica -The Escapist -games.on.net
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Sprint and Spotify tie-up could be on the cards - Digital Trends

April 12, 2014 - 10:39am

Digital Trends

Sprint and Spotify tie-up could be on the cards
Digital Trends
Music-loving Sprint customers will be encouraged by reports that the wireless carrier is planning to strike an agreement with Spotify. The deal could include free trials, joint billing arrangements and discounts on premium plans, and sources suggest that the ...
Spotify To Partner With Sprinthypebot.com
Spotify, Sprint Plan Music Bundle To Be Unveiled This MonthBillboard
Spotify tipped to expand presence with carrier partnershipSlashGear
Engadget -Android Headlines - Android News -Re/code
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Report: Amazon's first smartphone to be revealed in June, ships by September - Digital Trends

April 12, 2014 - 10:39am

Digital Trends

Report: Amazon's first smartphone to be revealed in June, ships by September
Digital Trends
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal today, Amazon is preparing to announce the company's first smartphone before the end of June and potentially eyeing September as a release window. Similar to the online retailer's push to take on competitors ...
Amazon to Release 3-D Smartphone, As The Battle of Tech Conglomerates ...Bustle
Amazon to release a smartphone later this year (Report)TheCelebrityCafe.com
Amazon phone: Forget the 3D gimmicks. It's all about the priceCNET
TechSpot -MarketWatch -Phones Review
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Microsoft's 5 Next Tests - InformationWeek

April 12, 2014 - 8:08am

Ars Technica

Microsoft's 5 Next Tests
InformationWeek
Microsoft made progress during the past few weeks but still has important things to prove. For starters, think Start screen and wearables. Windows 8.1 Update 1: 10 Key Changes. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Microsoft has earned a lot of praise ...
Here's how Windows 8.1 Update tries to give you the right UI on any deviceArs Technica
Office in Windows Phone 8.1 will not have new features, just bug fixesWinBeta
The most popular stories on BetaNews this past week: April 6 -- April 12BetaNews
CNET (blog) -Inferse
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Facebook Takes Down 'Like-Baiting' Posts - Headlines & Global News

April 12, 2014 - 7:35am

Headlines & Global News

Facebook Takes Down 'Like-Baiting' Posts
Headlines & Global News
Facebook announced that it will automatically remove “like-baiting “posts that spams the News Feeds of its users. It also plans to penalize pages and marketers that exercise this technique to lure users to their ad pages. (Photo : Reuters). Facebook ...

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Twitter's Problem Isn't A Lack Of Tweeters - Forbes

April 12, 2014 - 5:18am

Techie News

Twitter's Problem Isn't A Lack Of Tweeters
Forbes
There's a good chance if you use Twitter, you've never tried to distill your wisdom into that 140-character window and pressed the tweet button. This is not, never has been and never will be a problem for Twitter, which doesn't rely on you, me or anyone in ...
Twopchart: 44% of Twitter users are silent birdsTechie News
Have you ever tweeted?Financial Express
A staggering number of Twitter accounts have never published a tweet, report ...TechSpot
GigaOM -NBCNews.com -KFBK
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US regulators warn FB, WhatsApp privacy promises - Business Today

April 12, 2014 - 2:57am

Business Today

US regulators warn FB, WhatsApp privacy promises
Business Today
US regulators have warned Facebook and WhatsApp to uphold the data privacy of their users, following the announcement of their $19 billion merger. In a letter to both Facebook and WhatsApp, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said that WhatsApp has ...

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Security roundup: Heartbleed OpenSSL bug - Daily Bhaskar

April 12, 2014 - 1:35am

TechWeekEurope UK

Security roundup: Heartbleed OpenSSL bug
Daily Bhaskar
“This release updates OpenSSL to version 1.0.1g, to address potential client-side vectors for CVE-2014-0160”, says the Tor Project. (The OpenSSL bug CVE-2014-0160 is also known as the Heartbleed bug.) The blog post also says the browser itself does not ...
That Heartbleed Worst-Case Scenario Is Possible After AllRe/code
Cloudflare Challenge proves 'worst case scenario' for Heartbleed is actually ...Engadget
F5 Helping Customers Mitigate Heartbleed BugWall Street Journal
ZDNet
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GM slow to act on recalls, House documents show - Boston Globe

April 12, 2014 - 12:23am

SFGate

GM slow to act on recalls, House documents show
Boston Globe
DETROIT — Documents released by a House subcommittee show that managers and employees at General Motors were often slow to react to safety problems — and that one part of GM often did not know what another was doing. One of the documents is an ...
Documents show GM's early knowledge of switch defectReuters
Lawmakers release 250000 GM recall documentsCNNMoney
House releases documents about GM's slow recall of defective auto partWashington Post
New York Times -Detroit Free Press -Los Angeles Times
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BMW recalls almost half million cars worldwide - Khaleej Times

April 11, 2014 - 10:41pm

Khaleej Times

BMW recalls almost half million cars worldwide
Khaleej Times
Around 489,000 cars with 6-cylinder engines that were manufactured between September 2009 and November 2011 are involved in the recall. German car producer BMW Group has recalled almost half a million cars with 6-cylinder engines, since realising ...
BMW Widens Recall for Engine-Bolt Defect to 489000 Vehicles (3)Businessweek
BMW to Recall Around Half a Million VehiclesWall Street Journal
BMW recalls sports sedans and SUVs to fix potential stall problemLos Angeles Times
Chron.com -Independent Online
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Apple v. Samsung, part deux, week two: Money talks...and talks some more - ZDNet

April 11, 2014 - 6:01pm

PCWorld.co.nz

Apple v. Samsung, part deux, week two: Money talks...and talks some more
ZDNet
It's week two in the second installment of Apple v. Samsung, and this is where the long-haul of the trial really sets in. (At least before we see how long it takes the jury to come up with a verdict, but more on that soon.) ...
Apple and Samsung spar over huge damages claimPCWorld
Samsung's big bet on Android actually a covert strategy to replace AndroidApple Insider
Samsung Calls Google Executive at $2 Billion Apple Patent TrialBusinessweek
Re/code -The Verge -9 to 5 Mac
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Report: Amazon smartphone to debut in second half of year - USA TODAY

April 11, 2014 - 5:32pm

ZDNet

Report: Amazon smartphone to debut in second half of year
USA TODAY
SAN MATEO, Calif. — Amazon.com is ready to join the smartphone wars with Apple, Samsung Electronics and others in the second half of this year, with a new handset of its own. The e-commerce powerhouse has been demonstrating versions of the phone ...
Amazon, chasing Apple, Samsung, may enter smartphone marketCNET
Amazon reportedly plans to release a smartphone this yearLos Angeles Times
Amazon Preparing to Release Smartphone -- UpdateWall Street Journal
Apple Insider -Reuters -Ars Technica
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Palmer Luckey Explains Why Facebook's Oculus Acquisition Is Good For Gamers - USA TODAY

April 11, 2014 - 4:50pm

Maximum PC

Palmer Luckey Explains Why Facebook's Oculus Acquisition Is Good For Gamers
USA TODAY
When Facebook purchased Oculus VR, the company behind the wildly popular VR headset the Oculus Rift, gamers cried out in horror. We cornered Palmer Luckey at Pax East and he explained why Facebook's ownership will be a good thing for all involved.
Sony sees the Facebook purchase of Oculus as validation of its own VR effortsDigital Trends
Sony's Yoshida has advice for Japanese developers: Do what you do bestGamasutra
Hear Palmer Luckey explain why Oculus VR joined FacebookEngadget
TopNews United States -Re/code -Gamenguide
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This Is the End of Facebook as We Know It - Wired

April 11, 2014 - 4:01pm

WCPO

This Is the End of Facebook as We Know It
Wired
Facebook, the company that makes billions from connecting people to each other, is about to make it harder to have a conversation. In the coming weeks, Facebook's mobile app will be losing its chat feature, a move that will no doubt annoy many regular ...
A virtual road trip, app updates and the Heartbleed Bug top the digital week in ...KERO-TV 23
Facebook quietly released an updated Android app Thursday, and those ...Marketing Land
The week in Tech: 5 must-know thingsUSA TODAY
MediaPost Communications
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NSA Denies It Used 'Heartbleed' Bug to Gather Intelligence - NBCNews.com

April 11, 2014 - 3:51pm

Washington Post

NSA Denies It Used 'Heartbleed' Bug to Gather Intelligence
NBCNews.com
Security experts warn there is little Internet users can do to protect themselves from the recently uncovered "Heartbleed" bug that exposes data to hackers, at least not until vulnerable websites upgrade their software.
NSA used Heartbleed bug to capture information, report saysSan Jose Mercury News
NSA used Heartbleed nearly from the start, report claims [Updated]Ars Technica
NSA knew about and USED Heartbleed encryption flaw for TWO YEARS – reportRegister
Tom's Guide -GigaOM -Mashable
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Appeals court overturns convition of AT&T hacker 'Weev' - CNET

April 11, 2014 - 3:43pm

New York Times

Appeals court overturns convition of AT&T hacker 'Weev'
CNET
A federal appeals court rules that Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer was tried in the wrong state and overturns his conviction under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. by Carrie Mihalcik · @CDMihalcik; April 11, 2014 1:23 PM PDT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter.
Court Reverses Conviction of Man in iPad Data CaseABC News
Hacker Weev Free After AppealInformationWeek
UPDATE 2-US court voids man's conviction for hacking celebrities' iPadsReuters
Businessweek -Tom's Guide -Courthouse News Service
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2014 New York Auto Show: Corvette Z06 convertible - Los Angeles Times

April 11, 2014 - 3:22pm

NetCarShow.com

2014 New York Auto Show: Corvette Z06 convertible
Los Angeles Times
Chevrolet is honking its own horn hard for the rollout of its new Corvette Z06 convertible, calling it the most powerful drop-top the company has ever produced. Boasting 625 horsepower and 635 pound-feet or torque, the Z06 is built on a brand new ...
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 ConvertibleCar and Driver
GM unveils Chevy Corvette Z06 convertibleMLive.com
Chevy drops top on Corvette Z06 for 2015Automotive News
LeftLane News -MotorTrend Magazine -AutoWeek
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Tibco 6.0 moves outside the data center - PCWorld

April 11, 2014 - 2:30pm

CIO New Zealand

Tibco 6.0 moves outside the data center
PCWorld
Updating its platform for the hyper-connected cloud era, Tibco has equipped the new version of its flagship application-integration software with the ability to communicate with external applications. Tibco ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks 6.0 also includes a ...
TIBCO Announces TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks 6.0 for Unprecedented ...MENAFN.COM

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Court reverses conviction of man in iPad data case - MiamiHerald.com

April 11, 2014 - 1:57pm

Court reverses conviction of man in iPad data case
MiamiHerald.com
PHILADELPHIA -- A federal appeals court reversed the conviction of man imprisoned for illegally gaining access to AT&T's servers and stealing the email addresses of more than 100,000 of iPad users, ruling Friday that prosecutors tried him in the wrong state.

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App.io Turns iOS Apps Into Playable Mobile Ads - TechCrunch

April 11, 2014 - 1:56pm

Sydney Morning Herald

App.io Turns iOS Apps Into Playable Mobile Ads
TechCrunch
App.io, a startup offering tools that allow iOS applications to run in the browser for testing or demo purposes, has now taken the next logical step: it's bringing its technology the world of mobile advertising. With the company's newly launched mobile ad product, ...
Got a Store? You Need an App for ThatHuffington Post (blog)
Apple delights Indian users with special Photo and Video Apps promotionEconomic Times

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