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U.S and India rank lowest on Facebook transparency report

by Raghuvir Dasson April 12, 2014
According to Facebook’s latest government requests report, India is the world’s largest content censor and the U.S is the world’s largest requester of user data. Taken the other way around though, India is second when it comes to knocking on Facebook’s door for user information whereas the U.S made no demands on content restriction. However […]
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Civilisation Beyond Earth leaked

by Ryan Burgesson April 12, 2014
On Neogaf it was found that Civilisation Beyond Earth was accidentally leaked as user miladesn found an ad for the game on Google. Firaxis were to set to announce a new game later today and it would seem that Google beat them to the punch. The original text was in French so Gaffer killercrow translated […]
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Greg Costikyan’s GDC 2014 rant

by Ryan Burgesson March 24, 2014
At GDC there is a ‘rant’ session every year, this session allows people within the game industry to speak out against trends they find worrying in the industry. This year it was the turn of Greg Costikyan, This year marks the rant session’s 10th anniversary and Greg Costikyan (he also spoke in 2005′s session) took to […]

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Gmail now encrypts every email you send

by Ryan Burgesson March 21, 2014
Google announced yesterday they were to make Gmail encrypted through a HTTPS connection at all times. Before this change HTTPS encryption was an option, now it is mandatory and rightly so as new revelations of government snooping and spying are released everyday. Google also announced that every email you send will be encrypted from when […]
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IBM Distances itself from the NSA and its Spy Activities

by Mark Omoding Anyangon March 17, 2014
NSA surveillance has raised concerns among customers globally about the safety of their data from the US government spying. More organizations, companies and countries are looking for ways to distant themselves from the NSA activities to safeguard the information of internet users. IBM is the latest to fall into the category of companies that do […]

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5 Tricks To Make Your iPhone Run Smoothly

by Hamza Akbaron March 15, 2014
User-experience that smartphones render serves to be the most basic and magnetic element that pulls consumers to smartphones of their choice. What sets Apple’s devices apart from those of other manufacturers is the flawless and seamless user-experience imparted to consumers. Although, over the years Apple has perfected its devices and in turn the user-experience has […]
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ASUS’ Chromebox to ship on March 14th

by Ryan Burgesson March 8, 2014
ASUS are set to release their Chromebox (M004U) to the public on March 14th at $179. ASUS’ description reads: With easy out-of-the-box setup, integrated virus and malware protection and feature-enhancing updates, ASUS Chromebox starts up in seconds to get you to your favorite websites and apps instantly. And why a box? Because with a box […]

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Facebook Rumored To Buy Drones Company To Connect Africa To Internet

by Matthew Lucason March 5, 2014
Facebook is in talks to buy a drone company called Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to TechCrunch. The acquisition would reportedly further the efforts of Internet.org, a coalition of mobile technology companies spearheaded by Facebook that is working to bring Internet access to the 5 billion or so people around the world without it. The fact is, Titan […]
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Google Glass is Updating to Android KitKat & No More Monthly Updates

by Matthew Lucason March 3, 2014
Google Glass is receiving its biggest Glass update yet. The smartglasses are getting an upgrade to Android KitKat, the latest version of Google’s mobile OS. If you own Google Glass or are simply interested in it and its updates, you may have noticed that Glass didn’t get any usual major monthly updates in the months of January and February. […]

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Nokia X rooted and Google Play installed

by Ryan Burgesson March 2, 2014
Nokia released their new line of Android smartphones this week at the Mobile World Congress and we were told that the phone would run Nokia’s own flavour of android. This meant that you could not access the Google Play store leaving you without the huge number of apps the service has and being stuck with […]
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Apple To Launch ‘iOS in the Car’ For Mercedes, Volvo, Ferrari Next Week

by Eric Brownon March 1, 2014
After announcing its iOS in the Car initiative at last year’s WWDC, Apple is rumored to be prepping an official announcement expected to launch the program next week with partners Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo, according to a Financial Times report. In addition to the aforementioned auto makers, Apple has also signed partnerships with companies like Chevrolet, Honda, Jaguar and Nissan. Specifically, the report claims drivers will be […]
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Samsung Gear Fit is a Curved, Fitness-oriented Wristband

by Eric Brownon February 26, 2014
Samsung Gear Fit is much simpler than Samsung’s range of smartwatches, with its primary function being to let you track when you walk, run, cycle or hike – the latter of which Samsung seems a little obsessed with. It’s surely just walking. The Korean electronics giant loaded its new fitness band, the Gear Fit, with a real-time operating […]

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Egg Replacing Startup Hampton Creek Foods Raises $23 Million

by Nick Adamson February 17, 2014
The Hampton Creek Foods start-up has raised $23 million in Series B financing for plant-based food technology that replaces eggs in foods, from a simple scramble to muffins, cookie dough and condiments. The round was led by Hong Kong businessman Li Ka-shing’s investment firm Horizons Ventures, with participation from Jerry Yang and AME Cloud Ventures, Ali and […]
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Best Apps for Following The 2014 Sochi Olympics

by Anna Johnsonon February 7, 2014
In southern Russia, everybody is all geared up for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. No matter which events you want to watch, your iPhone/iPad or Android gadget can keep you up to date on medal counts, highlights, and more. If you can’t catch every minute of the 2014 Winter Olympics, you’ll still want to keep […]

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iPhone 6 (iPhone Air) Release Date, Price, Specs, News and Rumors

by Nick Adamson February 2, 2014
Will it be called iPhone 6, iPhone Air or something else? (technically it’ll be the 9th iPhone). According to a reputable Chinese analyst, Apple is looking to push production on the much anticipated iPhone 6 to May 2014 and much to surprise of probably everyone, the phone will not be any larger than 4.7 inches. There have been many conflicting […]
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Samsung Galaxy S5: Specs, Release Date, Price, Rumors

by Chris Murphyon February 1, 2014
Samsung Galaxy S5, may see light very soon. Its release date could be next month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. For the past few weeks there has been an endless stream of rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Korean manufacturer’s next generation flagship smartphone. Last year it was rumored that perhaps Samsung will […]

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Gmail Slowly Returns After Crash; Funny Tweets From Yahoo & Others

by Eric Brownon January 25, 2014
Gmail and other Google services like Google+, Google Hangouts (GChat) have returned after an outage. It was long enough to send Gmail’s millions of users to Twitter to complain about not being able to check their e-mails. The Google+ outage also affected YouTube comments under the new system, which means those weren’t loading at all on videos. […]
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Top 10 Must Have Gadgets This Christmas

by Chris Murphyon December 10, 2013
Buying for the discerning technology fan can be a terrifying ordeal, there’s just so much out there, so many specifications and so little time to digest them all. Well, put down that specially designed worry-mug and feast your eyes on this, our run down of the top 10 must have gadgets for Christmas 2013. Sony […]

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Doing eCommerce Websites The Right Way

by Matthew Lucason December 9, 2013
According to an article on Mashable, Forrester is expecting 2013 to have $262 billion in sales through online shopping with $370 billion in sales projected for 2017. These numbers are astronomical and are a key reason why many businesses are trying to get into online commerce. There are a number of reasons why eCommerce is […]
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Spotify Free Mobile Music Service To Be Launched Next Week

by Matthew Lucason December 6, 2013
The popular music streaming service Spotify is planning to launch a free mobile music service, ad-supported version and has already reached licensing deals with three major recording companies (Universal, Sony and Warner) according to a The Wall Street Journal report. Spotify sent out invites for an event next week, but didn’t say what would be launched. The […]
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Google Glass Explorer Edition Owners Receive Free Upgrade

by Eric Brownon December 5, 2013
Google is sending out invites to Google Glass Explorer Edition owners, offering the chance to swap of their old device for a newer version. Is eligible everyone who purchased the original Explorer version before Oct. 28th, 2013. If you are among them you can swap devices through a free mail exchange before February 5th. This swap is […]

 
 
 
 

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