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‘Flappy Bird’ developer says he deleted the game because it “ruined” his simple life

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 11:32

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In an exclusive interview with Forbes, Dong Nguyen - the developer of the outrageously popular, but now deleted, 'Flappy Bird' game - said that he had removed the 'Flappy bird' title from the app stores because it "ruined" his simple life.

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Apple reportedly looking to retain its reputation for the cutting edge

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 11:28

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According to a SF Gate report, tech giant Apple is apparently making relentless efforts to retain its reputation for the cutting edge. The company is reportedly working on a heart attack-detecting feature to bring aboard its much-rumored iWatch smartwatch; and has also had a meeting with electric car maker Tesla Motors billionaire CEO Elon Musk.

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Google acquires Israeli sound authentication startup SlickLogin

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 11:24

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In a recent announcement via its website, Israeli sound authentication startup SlickLogin has revealed that the company has been acquired by Internet search giant Google. The financial terms of the acquisition have not been officially disclosed.

SlickLogin is the company behind the technology which enables websites to use sound waves for identifying a user.

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Kickstarter crowdfunding site hit by hackers; some customer data accessed

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 08:21

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The Kickstarter crowdfunding website was recently hit by hackers, making it the latest high-profile site to report data breach. Kickstarter backers who have accounts with the crowdfunding site were recently notified via a security notice that some customer data has been accessed by hackers.

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Developing countries outpace US in social media usage

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 08:11

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According to the findings of a new study released by Pew Research Centre, Americans are not the biggest users of Facebook, even though the US is the place of origin of the popular social network.

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IDC: China smartphone shipments fell in 2013 Q4; the first quarterly drop since 2011

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 11:05

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According to the latest statistics released by market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), the October-December quarter of 2013 recorded the first quarterly fall, since 2011, in the shipment of smartphones in China.

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Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirms he is leaving the company to join Dropbox

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:59

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Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has recently confirmed that he is leaving Motorola to join Dropbox. The confirmation of Woodside's departure from Motorola substantiates an earlier report by the Wall Street Journal which first disclosed the news.

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Windows 8 sales reach 200 million milestone; slower growth than Windows 7

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:53

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According to the updated sales figures released by software giant Microsoft on Thursday, the sales of the company's Windows 8 operating system has reached the 200 million milestone. However, the growth of Windows 8 OS has been slower than that of its predecessor, Windows 7.

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FireEye: Cyberattack against US veterans’ website probably aimed at military members

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:51

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In a recent report of a cyberattack, security firm FireEye revealed on Thursday that hackers managed to slip malicious code into the US Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) website via hitherto-unknown zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer 10 browser.

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Facebook introduces a new way for users to list their gender

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:46

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On Thursday, popular social network Facebook supplemented its traditional 'male' and 'female' gender options for its users with a new drop-down list of nearly 50 other gender options. The new gender terms offered by Facebook are currently available, with immediate effect, only to the social network's US users.

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FAA approves Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablet for use in airline pilots' EFBs

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 13:20

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given its clearance to Microsoft's Surface 2 tablets for use by airline pilots as part of their electronic flight bags (EFBs). The approval to the Surface 2 tablets for cockpit use implies that pilots will not be limited to the use of only the Apple iPads.

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Wander acquired by Yahoo; the startup’s Days app will live on as “standalone entity”

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 13:17

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On Tuesday, Internet firm Yahoo revealed that it has acquired New York-based startup called Wander, the company behind smartphone visual diary-app Days. The acquisition of Wander marks Yahoo's relentless startup shopping spree, in an effort to propel new life into the aging company.

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Lithium Technologies acquiring social-media gauge Klout for nearly $100 million

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 13:12

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In a new acquisition first reported by tech news site Re/code, marketing firm Lithium Technologies is close to an acquisition deal with social-media measurement business Klout.  The report, citing unidentified sources, has revealed that the deal has not been signed as yet, but it appears to be on the cards.

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Twitter reportedly working on major redesign of its website to make it more Facebook-like

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 13:09

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In a Tuesday report, Mashable has revealed that popular microblogging service Twitter has efforts underway to launch a major redesign of its website. The redesign that Twitter is reportedly working on will make the company's site look a lot like the Facebook site.

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Mozilla reveals plans to sell advertising within Firefox’s New Tabs page

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 13:07

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In a recent disclosure which marks Mozilla's noteworthy deviation from its last-year move to block third-party cookies by default in Firefox 22, the company has said that it plans to sell advertising within the New Tabs page of its popular web browser.

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Canon announces three new PowerShot ELPH digital cameras

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 13:03

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Canon USA's ELPH digital camera lineup now boasts the addition of three new versatile, ultra-compact and high-performance PowerShot digital cameras --- the PowerShot ELPH 150 IS; PowerShot ELPH 140 IS; and PowerShot ELPH 135. The cameras are priced at $150, $130, and $120 respectively.

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Microsoft Ventures makes an investment in Israeli tech startup Askem

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:59

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In a February 11 announcement, Microsoft Ventures - Microsoft's early-stage startup accelerator and venture capital unit - has revealed that it has made an investment in mobile-friendly Israeli tech startup Askem.

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Kaspersky Lab researchers uncover cyber spy operation dating back to at least 2007

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:34

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Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab security firm have recently uncovered what apparently is the most sophisticated malware-driven espionage campaign ever detected. The sophisticated spy campaign discovered by Kaspersky lab researchers was launched by a group of nation-state hackers; and over 380 high-profile targets in 31 countries have been affected by the attack.

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Mobile carrier FreedomPop introduces new paid subscription plans

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:29

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New paid subscription plans have recently been introduced by mobile carrier FreedomPop, which launched the world's first free mobile service barely four months back.

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Sony’s redesigned PS Vita handheld console coming to US with Borderlands 2 bundle

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:25

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A slim and light PlayStation handheld console is apparently on the cards for the US gamers in the near future, with Sony having revealed in a Monday announcement that it will launch its redesigned PlayStation Vita - the PS Vita Slim - in North America this spring.

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