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Leaked 'Android TV' Shows Google's Plans For Your Living Room

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 6:51pm
Google's ambitions for taking over your TV extend beyond the quick and cheap Chromecast, as leaked documents obtained by The Verge show. A major revamp of the company's streaming media platform, called Android TV, appears to be headed our way.

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'Gay of Thrones' Is Also Back, With a Vengeance

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:18pm
For many “Game of Thrones” fans, there’s only one wait as miserable as the last 10 months between seasons. It’s the two or three days it takes after each episode for popular “Gay of Thrones” to produce and post its latest recap on comedy website Funny or Die.

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Tesla Model S Is Like a Desktop Computer With Wheels

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:47pm
Inside most new cars these days is a complicated custom computing system that probably looks nothing like what you're reading this article on. You might think Tesla takes it to the next level — but in fact, its computing guts are pretty much exactly what you might find on your desk.

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Drone Crashes Could Cause Headaches and Lawsuits

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:17pm
A drone fell from the sky during a triathlon in western Australia, resulting in an injury to a runner and raising questions about who is legally responsible when an unmanned aerial vehicle comes crashing down on someone.

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Searchers Get Robot Squad Ready to Hunt for Malaysian Jet Debris

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:45pm
Don't expect instant gratification in the race to recover wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, even if searchers confirm they're hearing pings from the Boeing 777's black box.

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Drones Crashes Could Cause Headaches and Lawsuits

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:59pm
A drone fell from the sky during a triathlon in western Australia, resulting in an injury to a runner and raising questions about who is legally responsible when an unmanned aerial vehicle comes crashing down on someone.

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Twitter Acquires Cover, an Android Mobile Startup

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:44pm

Cover is focused on using your phone’s sensors to determine context and suggest what sort of apps you may want to have fast access to.

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'Silicon Valley' Faces Big Tech's Female Problem

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:54am
What's missing in "Silicon Valley," HBO's new sitcom about young turks of the tech industry? Only the obvious: Women.The show, which premiered Sunday night, is a spot-on satire from Mike Judge, the guy who gave us "Office Space.

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Xbox One, Yahoo Go Hollywood With Original TV Series

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:08am
First, Netflix showed the world that tech companies could make original TV shows like “House of Cards” that were just as good as anything on the major networks or cable. Now Microsoft and Yahoo want a piece of the action.

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Anti-Tech Protesters Target Google Ventures' Kevin Rose

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:08am

The rapid growth of the tech sector has sparked protests as concerns grow over economic inequality, evictions and neighborhood gentrification.

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Secrets Do Make Trends: Anonymity Apps on the Rise

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 5:55pm
When Facebook burst onto the scene in 2004, the Internet's culture of anonymity and pseudonymity, when strangers talked mainly behind screen names, changed drastically.

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Giant Tetris Game Lights Up Philly Skyline

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 1:01pm

Hundreds of game fans turned out Saturday evening to watch a giant game of Tetris on the Cira Centre in Philadelphia.

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'Silicon Valley' Takes On the Masters of the Tech Universe

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 3:59pm
Harlequins in spandex and a can-can line of stilt walkers blocked Google’s commuter buses in Oakland this week, and it wasn’t a scene from HBO’s new tech industry send-up, "Silicon Valley.

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Amazon Dash Lets You Order Items Via Barcode Scan or Voice

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:39pm
A new device from Amazon lets you add items to an online shopping list just by scanning them or saying their names — and then have those items delivered the next day via Amazon Fresh.The Dash, as the device is called, is basically a barcode scanner and microphone that hooks up to your home Wi-Fi.

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Xbox One Security Bypassed - by a 5-Year-Old Kid

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 7:38pm
Account security on the Xbox One has been blown wide open — but the culprit isn't some international hacker organization. It's a 5-year-old kid in San Diego.Kristoffer Von Hassel is allowed to play on his dad's Xbox One, but account restrictions kept him away from violent games made for adults.

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Internal Apple Document Shows Worries iPhone Growth Could Stall

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 7:07pm

The company’s sales force was concerned about competition from Android devices that have either larger screens or lower prices than the iPhone.

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Samsung's Graphene Research Leads To Flexible Devices And More

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:52pm
Samsung Electronics has made a major advance in the science of synthesizing graphene, the potential wonder material that is tricky to make. The new technique allows for creating graphene crystals larger than ever before.

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Samsung Adds Anti-Theft Features to Galaxy S5 Smartphones

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:06pm
Samsung Electronics is adding two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices.The features announced Friday by the world's leading mobile-phone maker will protect the Samsung Galaxy S5, which goes on sale next week in the U.S.

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Facebook Post Saves Girl's Vision as 'Glow in the Eye' Raises Alarm

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 5:51pm

When her 3-year-old daughter gave herself a new hairdo last fall, Tara Taylor proudly posted a photo of the look on Facebook.

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Microsoft Faithful Have High Hopes for Nadella as 'Next Bill Gates'

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:03pm
Think of Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella as the anti-Steve Ballmer.The company’s faithful are hoping that Nadella, who took the reins in February, is the man to make up for Microsoft's "lost decade.

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