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Fourth Person Dies From SXSW Festival Car Crash

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:07pm
A teenager struck by a suspected drunken driver who plowed into a crowd near the South by Southwest festival in Austin has died, bringing the death toll from the crash to four, police said Thursday.
    





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Mt. Gox May Have Lost Only A Fraction of Bitcoins in Hack: Study

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:07pm
An analysis by Swiss researchers of bitcoin transaction data suggests that bankrupt exchange Mt. Gox, which blamed a bug in bitcoin itself for the loss of millions in the virtual currency, could in fact have only lost a tiny fraction of that amount.
    
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New Apple Patent Could Make it Safe to Text and Walk

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 3:19pm
Texting and walking is the norm these days, but there's always the risk of strolling face-first into a pole. Now, Apple is following app makers like Text n Walk in patenting tech that should give you a better view of the world around you.
    
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Split California in Six? Silicon Valley is Opposed

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:17pm

A Silicon Valley venture capitalist is shocked that his neighbors are opposed to splitting California into six smaller states.


    





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Microsoft Unveils Office for iPad in Big Mobile Move

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:01pm
At long last, Microsoft Office is now available for iPad.Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella unveiled a version of Office designed for the iPad at his first public event on Thursday in San Francisco.
    





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Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against Facebook Over Use of Minors' Photos

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:28pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A California federal judge has dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit against Facebook Inc that had accused the company of misappropriating the names and likenesses of minors who use the social network.
    
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YouTube Banned in Turkey

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:57am
Last week, a new wave of Internet censorship began in Turkey after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed at an election rally that he would "eradicate Twitter." Hours later, Twitter was blocked. Now it looks like the ban has expanded to include YouTube.
    





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Microsoft Expected to Unveil Office for iPad Today

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:42am
New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will lead his first public event at 1 p.m. ET Thursday, and he's expected to unveil a version of Office for iPad.If the Office for iPad reports are correct, it would be Nadella's latest and perhaps biggest move to bring Microsoft into the mobile era.
    
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Twitter Looking to Replace #Music App

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:10am
Remember Twitter #music? No? Yeah, that is probably why the company took it down from Apple’s App Store this week.That year-long experiment might have failed, but that does not mean that Twitter is giving up.
    
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'You've Got Mail!' Meet the Voice of AOL

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:09am

You may not have heard of Elwood Edwards, but you’ve heard him — many times, in your own home.


    
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Twitter App Update Adds Photo Tags, Galleries

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 9:02pm
Twitter issued an update to its iOS and Android apps Wednesday that adds a few handy features for users who post a lot of photos.First, much like Facebook, you can now tag up to 10 other users in photos. Just hit the "Who's in this photo?
    
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MIT Project Takes Steps to 'PRISM'-Proof' the Internet

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 6:43pm
Raluca Popa, a researcher at MIT, is working on a way to make online services more secure: by allowing data to be encrypted on the user's computer, rather than on a distant server. But it's still far from a perfect security solution.
    
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Are You a Jerk on Xbox One? Now Everybody Will Know

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 6:12pm
Do you taunt other players after winning a game of "NBA 2K14"? Spew obscenities after getting killed in "Call of Duty"?Well, Microsoft is going to punish you for it. The company has officially unveiled its reputation score system for people who play games online on Xbox One.
    
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Why Facebook Is Betting on Virtual Reality as the Next Big Thing

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:41pm
First, computers took over our lives. Then came mobile devices. Now, Facebook is betting virtual reality will become just as inextricable from our daily routine.Facebook announced Tuesday that it will buy Oculus VR, maker of the most advanced virtual-reality headset.
    





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Smartphone App Helps Recovering Alcoholics Stay Sober

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:41pm
A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found.
    
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King CEO Upbeat Despite Candy Crush Maker's Sour IPO

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:39pm

The company behind Candy Crush Saga is racing to reassure investors that it is more than a one-hit wonder.


    





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Early Oculus Rift had Huge Potential

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:39pm

Now that Facebook has announced that it will purchase Oculus for $2 billion, NBC News revisits the stunning prototype.


    





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Microsoft, Dell Reach Patent-Licensing Agreement

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:23pm
Microsoft and Dell have agreed to a patent licensing deal under which Dell will pay the software giant royalties on sales of devices powered by Google's Android or Chrome software.
    





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Smartwatches Not Ready for Prime Time, Say Swiss

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:52pm
BASEL, Switzerland — With their hundreds of years of watchmaking experience, Swiss watchmakers can afford to take a long view of technological fads and fashions. So-called smartwatches, packing computing power into a wrist-sized gadget, aren't in their plans for now.
    





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Apple Responds to Calls for Emoji Diversity

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:21pm
Emoji are an adorable way to express your emotions on the iPhone. Unfortunately, they are not the most racially diverse group of symbols.On Wednesday, Apple declared that it would change that.
    





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