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Twitter Unveils Its Version of Facebook's Big Money-Maker

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:46am

Twitter's newest bid to make even more money — “app install” ads, a newish format that has been a giant hit for Facebook.








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Pay With Your Hand: Technology Offers New Checkout Option

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:44am

NBC’s Keir Simmons reports on new technology being developed at Lund University in Sweden that lets you pay for items with a simple scan of your palm print.








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New Jersey Teens Who Shared 'Sexts' Accused of Child Porn

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:35am

Police urge parents to explain to their children that sending, taking and sharing of naked photos of juveniles is a crime.








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Where's My Flying Car? Survey Sizes Up How We See the Future

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:28am
A newly published survey suggests that Americans expect the next 50 years to bring innovations of science-fiction proportions — including old standbys like flying cars and "Star Trek" teleportation.






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Google Adds SLR-Like Lens Blur To New Camera App

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:24pm
Yet another feature once only found in expensive SLR cameras is making its way to smartphones: the buttery background blur caused by wide-aperture lenses. Google is bringing a simulated version of this blur to Android phones worldwide.






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Google Adds SLR-Like Lens Blur to Smartphone Cameras

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:53pm
Yet another feature once only found in expensive SLR cameras is making its way to smartphones: the buttery background blur caused by wide-aperture lenses. Google is bringing a simulated version of this blur to Android phones worldwide.






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Fired Yahoo Exec Gets $58M for 15 Months of Work

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:37pm
Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.






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Yahoo Wants To Be Apple's Mobile Search Partner: Report

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:20pm

Sources tell Recode that Yahoo hopes to persuade Apple to dump Google as the default search engine on its Safari browser on the iPhone and iPad.








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Texting Apps Are Doing More Than Just Sending Messages

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:18pm
While you were looking elsewhere, text messaging started to get a lot more interesting.Far from just being a way to communicate short blips of information via your phone, messaging apps are becoming platforms for things like full-blown content sharing and even spending money.






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Man Charged in 'Heartbleed' Attack on Canada Tax Agency

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:01pm
Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him in connection with exploiting the "Heartbleed" bug to steal taxpayer data from a government website, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said on Wednesday.






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Google's Earnings Disappoint as Ad Prices Slip

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:43pm
Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet company dealt with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire more employees and invest in daring ideas.The results announced Wednesday fell below analyst projections.






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Give Me Your Google Glass and Nobody Gets Hurt!

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:12pm
Smartphones are enticing targets for thieves. It stands to reason that if a shiny new iPhone is attractive to crooks, Google Glass, essentially a $1,500 computer you wear on your face, should be irresistible.






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Data Mining Being Used to Set Insurance Rates; Critics Cry Foul

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:06pm

Some insurance companies use data-mining software to help them set their rates. Consumer advocates believe it's unfair and can cause discrimination.








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Samsung to Launch First Tizen Phones

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:34am
The Galaxy S5 just went on sale, but Samsung is already gearing up to debut two new smartphones that are not based on Android. The company has announced plans to launch the first handsets based on its own Tizen operating system, a platform it hopes will make up as much as 15 percent of sales.






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High-Tech Farmer Deploys Drone to Spray Crops

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:58am
A Chinese farmer uses a drone to spray pesticide on his crops in Bozhou, Anhui province, on Tuesday.China's economy expanded 7.4 percent year-on-year in the first three months of the year, the government said Wednesday, marking a further slowing in the world's second-largest economy.






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Google Glass: Is It Worth the $1500 Cost?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:53pm

For one day only on Tuesday, anyone could buy Google Glass – for a mere $1500.








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'Hi David': Mulder-Scully Tweet Exchange Excites X-Philes

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:06pm
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'Hi David': Mulder-Scully Tweet Exchange Excites X-Philes

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:20pm
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Cellular Industry Backs New Anti-Theft Technology on Phones

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:20pm

The announcement of a voluntary commitment comes as several states and municipalities are considering mandatory "kill-switch" laws.








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Yahoo's Growth Anemic as Turnaround Chugs Along

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:04pm
Yahoo Inc. barely managed to expand its core advertising business in the first quarter despite Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's two-year effort to revive growth at the Internet pioneer.But its shares jumped 8 percent on strong results from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.






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