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'Internet of Things' next change agent? - The Lane Report

December 15, 2014 - 7:42pm

The Lane Report

'Internet of Things' next change agent?
The Lane Report
Internet connectivity is rapidly infiltrating devices everywhere to provide feedback to engineers, managers, designers and customers. Machines, products and industrial processes, especially in manufacturing, are growing ever more effective, efficient and ...

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Hearthstone Android Tablet Version Now Available For Download - Cinema Blend

December 15, 2014 - 7:04pm

Cinema Blend

Hearthstone Android Tablet Version Now Available For Download
Cinema Blend
Hearthstone has finally debuted on Android tablet devices. Blizzard has rolled the game in three countries with more to come in the upcoming days. Today's launch is limited to Canada, Australia and New Zealand through Google Play. If the iPad launch was ...
New Zealand gets Hearthstone on AndroidStuff.co.nz
Hearthstone Heroes of WarcraftGood E-Reader

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'Half-Life 2: Episode One' lands on NVIDIA's Shield tablet, skips handheld - Engadget

December 15, 2014 - 6:09pm

androidandme.com

'Half-Life 2: Episode One' lands on NVIDIA's Shield tablet, skips handheld
Engadget
After successfully porting two of Valve's most popular franchises to the NVIDIA Shield, today's news is only natural -- Half-Life 2: Episode One is now available for download on Google Play as a Shield exclusive. The expansion's launch is notable not only as ...
Half-Life 2 Episode One released for NVIDIA SHIELD TabletSlashGear
Half-Life 2: Episode One lands on the Play Store but only for Nvidia's Shield TabletMobileSyrup.com
NVIDIA SHIELD tablet users can now download Half-Life 2: Episode OnePhoneDog
Ubergizmo (blog)
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Facebook Cuts Bing From Search Results to Build Out Social Network Search ... - Tech Times

December 15, 2014 - 6:05pm

Tech Times

Facebook Cuts Bing From Search Results to Build Out Social Network Search ...
Tech Times
Facebook has removed Bing web searches from its search results, a move that comes over a year after Bing results began showing as part of Facebook's Graph Search. The move shows Facebook's aim to build and take control of its search capabilities.

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Sony Pictures hack takes yet another weird twist - Fox News

December 15, 2014 - 4:22pm

Fox News

Sony Pictures hack takes yet another weird twist
Fox News
The Sony Pictures Entertainment hack has taken yet another weird twist with hackers apparently offering to withhold data stolen from the company's employees. On Sunday the group claiming responsibility for the crippling Nov. 24 hack offered not to release ...
Sony fights hack damage as new threats emergeUSA TODAY
Sony hackers release more data, promise 'Christmas gift'PCWorld
Sony to media: stop publishing our stolen stuff or we'll get nastyThe Register
The Verge -Variety -International Business Times
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Apple antitrust case over iPods nears jury deliberations - Reuters

December 15, 2014 - 4:19pm

Reuters

Apple antitrust case over iPods nears jury deliberations
Reuters
OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - A software update for Apple Inc's iPod music player was not a product improvement, but was intended to improperly raise costs for consumers who wanted to switch to newer devices, an attorney for Apple customers said in court.

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Apple aced its antitrust appeal - Fortune

December 15, 2014 - 2:52pm

Fortune

Apple aced its antitrust appeal
Fortune
Deputy Solicitor General Malcolm Stewart, a legal heavyweight from Washington called in to defend the antitrust ruling that went so badly for Apple two years ago, tried several times Monday to compare Apple to a driver who carries a narcotics dealer to a drug ...
NY Court Weighs Apple, Amazon E-Book ArgumentsABC News
Apple's Antitrust E-Book Case Enters Appeals, Outlook Good for AppleMac Rumors
Judges question Apple ebook verdict and Amazon's roleGigaom
Reuters -Apple Insider -Newsday
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Three of the top five smartphone companies are now Chinese - Quartz

December 15, 2014 - 2:46pm

Quartz

Three of the top five smartphone companies are now Chinese
Quartz
South Korea's Samsung and US-based Apple remain the world's No. 1 and No. 2 smartphone makers, by a significant margin, according to Gartner. But Samsung's third-quarter sales declined by 7 million units from the same period last year, while Apple's ...
Gartner: 301M Smartphones Sold In Q3 As Xiaomi Muscles Into The Top 5 At ...TechCrunch
Apple poised to overtake Nokia in mobile phone sales after 26% iPhone surge in ...Apple Insider
Samsung sales nosedive as Xiaomi, Apple enjoy growthSlashGear
Mobile Burn -CNBC -Android Headlines - Android News
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T-Mobile Boosts LTE Speeds in NYC, Teases Un-Carrier 8.0 - PC Magazine

December 15, 2014 - 2:31pm

androidandme.com

T-Mobile Boosts LTE Speeds in NYC, Teases Un-Carrier 8.0
PC Magazine
T-Mobile is speeding up its LTE service in New York City, in a big way. The company on Monday announced that its new Wideband LTE, which boosts network speeds up to 50 percent, is now live throughout the greater NYC metro area. Some in the area ...
CORRECTING and REPLACING Media Alert: T-Mobile Announces Un-carrier ...MarketWatch
T-Mobile teases 'Uncarrier' reveal as supercharged LTE goes live in New YorkPCWorld
T-Mobile's Uncarrier 8.0 slated for TuesdayCNET
Mac Rumors -SlashGear -FierceWireless
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Microsoft gets allies to help tell US to back off on Irish search warrant - PCWorld

December 15, 2014 - 2:00pm

eWeek

Microsoft gets allies to help tell US to back off on Irish search warrant
PCWorld
The U.S. Department of Justice should back off its request for Microsoft to turn over a suspect's digital documents stored on a server in Ireland, or be prepared for other governments demanding documents stored on U.S. servers, the company's general ...
Microsoft Gains Industry Support in Ireland Email CaseeWeek
Tech and Media Companies Back Microsoft in Privacy CaseNew York Times (blog)
Apple, Amazon, Cisco, HP, eBay, AT&T & Verizon join Microsoft in cloud privacy ...Network World
The Guardian -Reuters UK -Businessinsider India
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Google faces fine in Netherlands over privacy rules - MarketWatch

December 15, 2014 - 1:56pm

MarketWatch

Google faces fine in Netherlands over privacy rules
MarketWatch
AMSTERDAM—Google Inc. could face a fine up to €15 million ($19 million) in the Netherlands for allegedly breaching the country's data-protection laws. Dutch privacy watchdog DPA said Monday that Google GOOGL, -0.64% collects and combines personal ...

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Leak reveals some features in the new Windows 10 - Daily News & Analysis

December 15, 2014 - 1:31pm

Daily News & Analysis

Leak reveals some features in the new Windows 10
Daily News & Analysis
Microsoft hasn't released the final version of Windows 10 but a new leak of the build of the operating system gives you a peak in the store. This new build, set to release in January 2015, includes Cortana, an updated UI and many improved apps. Cortana, the ...

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Nest Integration With Google Now Goes Live, Brings New Card And Voice ... - Android Police

December 15, 2014 - 1:04pm

Nest Integration With Google Now Goes Live, Brings New Card And Voice ...
Android Police
Nest was already smarter than your average thermostat, coming with an app that serves as your mobile command and control center. But now that the hardware is integrated with Google Now, it's even easier to communicate with the device. Wish it were a little ...

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Leaked Windows 10 build unveils Cortana, Xbox app - CNET

December 15, 2014 - 12:35pm

CNET

Leaked Windows 10 build unveils Cortana, Xbox app
CNET
A leaked consumer build reveals how Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant mimics its counterpart in Windows Phone. by Lance Whitney · @lancewhit; December 15, 2014 10:21 AM PST. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. more. more +. email.

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Google facing prospect of €15m fine from Dutch regulators - Financial Times

December 15, 2014 - 11:51am

Google facing prospect of €15m fine from Dutch regulators
Financial Times
Google faces its largest ever fine from a European regulator after the Dutch Data Protection Agency threatened the technology group with a €15m bill over the way it stores personal data. Dutch regulators demanded that the US company ask users for ...

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BT to Enter Exclusive Talks to Acquire British Mobile Carrier EE - Businessweek

December 15, 2014 - 11:49am

Belfast Telegraph

BT to Enter Exclusive Talks to Acquire British Mobile Carrier EE
Businessweek
BT Group Plc (BT/A) agreed to hold exclusive talks to acquire Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) and Orange SA (ORA)'s British wireless venture EE for 12.5 billion pounds ($19.6 billion), moving ahead with a deal that's set to spur more mergers in the U.K. ...
British Telecom Company BT Is in Exclusive Talks to Buy EENew York Times
BT in exclusive talks to buy EE for £12.5bnTelegraph.co.uk
BT in talks to buy EE for £12.5bnZDNet
Washington Post -Wall Street Journal -Engadget
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Hackers to Sony: We Won't Release Your Info...If You Ask Nicely - PC Magazine

December 15, 2014 - 11:40am

TIME

Hackers to Sony: We Won't Release Your Info...If You Ask Nicely
PC Magazine
Sony's hackers are getting into the holiday spirit: The Guardians of Peace (GOP) group on Sunday suggested that if Sony Pictures employees provide ask nicely, they'll be taken off the naughty list. "We have a plan to release emails and privacy of the Sony ...
"Stop Sharing Our Humiliating Emails!" Sony Lawyer DemandsReadWrite
Sony tells lawyer to sic 'em, threatens media reporting on leaked dataComputerworld
Sony warns media not to publish hacked e-mailsUSA TODAY
The Intercept - First Look Media -International Business Times -CNNMoney
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Google faces $18 million fine for web privacy violations - Dutch watchdog - Reuters

December 15, 2014 - 11:04am

Reuters

Google faces $18 million fine for web privacy violations - Dutch watchdog
Reuters
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Google could be fined up 15 million euros ($18.6 million) if it does not stop violating the privacy of Internet users in the Netherlands, the Dutch data protection agency said on Monday. The U.S. company is breaching the country's data ...

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The Pirate Bay Is Back Online (Sort Of) - PC Magazine

December 15, 2014 - 10:45am

The Pirate Bay Is Back Online (Sort Of)
PC Magazine
The Pirate Bay lives! Sort of. Rival site IsoHunt has cloned the torrenting service and re-launched it at oldpiratebay.org.search. IsoHunt said it copied The Pirate Bay's search engine and link database before it was taken offline after a recent police raid in ...

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DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition - Game Informer

December 15, 2014 - 10:43am

Game Informer

DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
Game Informer
Capcom has announced a duo of Devil May Cry titles headed to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. DmC: Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 4 will be headed to current-generation hardware with the former arriving in just a few months. DmC: Devil May Cry will run at ...
DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition Slashes Up the PS4 & Xbox One in 2015PlayStation LifeStyle
DmC: Definitive Edition Set to Release on PS4 and Xbox OneCrave Online
Devil May Cry 4 Coming to Xbox One, PS4Attack of the Fanboy
moviepilot.com -Siliconera -iDigitalTimes.com
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