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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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Congress To Hold Hearing On 'Cuban Twitter'

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:17pm
Congress announced that it will hold hearings next week following revelations that a U.S. government agency secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network, while Cuban officials condemned the program and asked the U.S.






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Skyrim Meets World of Warcraft in Elder Scrolls Online

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:29pm
Can’t wait until Sunday for the season premiere of "Game of Thrones"? Then you might want to pick up The Elder Scrolls Online, which launches on Friday for Windows PC and Mac.






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Facebook Explores Anonymity Features

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:13pm

Facebook spent years defining what it means to have an online identity. Now it may be spending next few figuring out the complete opposite.








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Elon Musk Angry At HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Premiere

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:13pm

HBO’s new comedy series “Silicon Valley” looks like it might hit a nerve with tech’s power players.








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Nest Halts Sales of 'Protect' Smoke Detector After Flaw Found

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:27pm
Nest, maker of connected home appliances, has halted sales of its Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector due to a flaw that could cause it to be unintentionally disabled.






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New Super-Accurate Atomic Clock Tells Time Like No Other

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:27pm
A U.S. government agency has introduced a new atomic clock to serve as an improved standard for civilian timekeeping, and officials say it’s three times as accurate as its predecessor.The U.S.






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'Cuban Twitter' Missed the Mark on Social Media Unrest: Experts

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:56pm
If the U.S. government hoped new millennium technology would reinvigorate its half century-old dream of undermining socialism 90 miles off the coast of Florida, it went about it all wrong, some experts say.On Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that a U.S.






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Nest Halts Sales of 'Protect' CO2 Detector After Flaw Discovered

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:56pm
Nest, maker of connected home appliances, has halted sales of its Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector due to a flaw that could cause it to be unintentionally disabled.






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GrubHub IPO Values Food Delivery Company at $2.04 Billion

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:25pm
GrubHub Inc.'s initial public offering was priced slightly above its expected price range at $26 per share, valuing the biggest U.S. online food delivery services company at about $2.04 billion.The IPO, which was expected to be priced between $23-$25 per share, raised about $192.5 million.Of the 7.






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Victoria's Secret Model Lyndsey Scott's Passion? Computer Programming

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:08pm

Lyndsey Scott relies on both her brains and her beauty for a living, drawing as much attention for her coding skills as the couture she wears.








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Siri, Meet Nouvaris: Apple Confirms Purchase of Speech Recognition Firm

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:08pm
Microsoft’s newly revealed Cortana virtual assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 does some neat things that Apple’s Siri can’t, but that could change soon.






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States Investigating Data Breach at Experian: Report

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:06pm
U.S. attorneys general have launched a multistate investigation into a breach in which criminals gained access to a repository of some 200 million Social Security numbers through a unit of data provider Experian Plc.






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Twitter's Vine Introduces Private Messaging

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:06pm
No need to keep your six-second masterpieces to yourself. Vine, the video-sharing social network, has introduced private messaging.On Thursday, the company announced Vine messages, which allow users to send private video and text messages to individuals or groups of Vine users.






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UrtheCast Venture Unveils Its First Picture From Space Station

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:35pm
The first official image has come down from the newest and most advanced Earth-facing camera in orbit today, showing over a hundred square miles of cities and rolling hills in central Jamaica.
    





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Mozilla Co-Founder Resigns After Anti-Gay Marriage Controversy

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:20pm

Brendan Eich is resigning as CEO of for-profit Mozilla Corporation and also from the board of the nonprofit foundation which wholly owns it.


    





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Apple iOS 8 Set to Launch June 2 at WWDC 2014

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:18pm
The brains behind the iPhone 6, iOS 8, is likely coming June 2. That is the day that Apple will kick off its Worldwide Developers Conference, where it traditionally unveils its latest mobile and desktop operating systems. We could also see a new MacBook Air with Retina Display.
    





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Why Microsoft Named Its Siri Rival 'Cortana' After a 'Halo' Character

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:18pm
Microsoft unveiled a long list of new products at its Build conference on Wednesday, but the company spent the most time on Cortana: a Siri-like digital assistant.
    





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