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  • newMicrosoft Removes All Third Party Snapchat Apps From The Windows Phone Store

    Microsoft Removes All Third Party Snapchat Apps From The Windows Phone Store

     Snapchat confirmed in November that it would crack down on all third party apps, and now the ax has fallen on the Windows Phone app store, which no longer contains any third party apps as Windows Central reports. Read More
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Dec 14, 9:07pm -
  • newHere’s How Microsoft Described Its Newfangled Product Called “Windows” When It Went Public

    Here’s How Microsoft Described Its Newfangled Product Called “Windows” When It Went Public

     Microsoft shipped the first version of Windows on November 20, 1985. The company went public on March 13, 1986. That means that Microsoft pulled the trigger on its IPO mere months after Windows was first launched into the market. Until today I d…
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Dec 14, 9:05pm -
  • newCrowdsales Funding Innovation By Bitcoin And Its Community

    Crowdsales Funding Innovation By Bitcoin And Its Community

     Bitcoin as an industry is becoming segregated by ideology, technology, and application. There are different groups who argue for differing directions and methods of growing adoption. Within Bitcoin today there are 3 distinct groups with their own d…
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 8:00pm -
  • newLiving On Bitcoin

    Living On Bitcoin

     I write for a living and sometimes people pay me in bitcoins. I’m aware that I’m being paid in a currency that hasn’t reached mainstream adoption, but I keep collecting them to see what happens.Last month, while writing a book review late i…
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 6:48pm -
  • newBitTorrent Tells Sony It’s Happy To Release ‘The Interview’

    BitTorrent Tells Sony It’s Happy To Release ‘The Interview’

     Many have called for Sony to release ‘The Interview’ online. However, Sony CEO Michael Lynton stated earlier that there has not been a major video on demand service, “that has stepped forward and said they are willing to distribute this movi…
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 5:50pm -

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  • newI have bought and returned an iPhone 6 Plus 10 times, please send help

    I have bought and returned an iPhone 6 Plus 10 times, please send help

    It’s entirely possible this could be classified as an actual mental illness. But there’s just something about the iPhone 6 Plus that draws me in about a week after I switch back to my iPhone 6. It goes something like this… There’s nothing wro…
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  • Here’s what happens to your iPhone after it gets stolen

    Here’s what happens to your iPhone after it gets stolen

    The world of contraband electronics probably isn’t one that you’re familiar with, but if you read about smartphones on a regular basis, you’re bound to come across stories of black markets all around the world selling devices for hundreds of do…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 10:00pm -
  • The app that puts Yosemite on your iPad’s screen is finally available to download

    The app that puts Yosemite on your iPad’s screen is finally available to download

    Duet Display is a brand new application that lets users repurpose old and new iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and turn them into handy second displays for OS X laptops and desktops — and it’s available for download right n…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 9:15pm -
  • T-Mobile forks over $90 million to settle ‘unfounded’ cramming charges

    T-Mobile forks over $90 million to settle ‘unfounded’ cramming charges

    Remember how indignant T-Mobile got when it was accused by the Federal Trade Commission of profiting from scams against its customers? Well now T-Mobile has agreed to fork over $90 million to settle the FTC’s charges, which it said were “unfounde…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 8:30pm -
  • Google Maps has just made Christmas window shopping insanely better

    Google Maps has just made Christmas window shopping insanely better

    Google has a new amazing perk that will make Christmas and holiday window shopping insanely better for Internet users, as the company has updated its Google Maps Business View feature to include detailed imagery of certain business locations in New Y…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 7:45pm -

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The Arcade: a capitalist commune of indie game development
Playing host to 19 different companies, the Arcade in Melbourne, Australia is dedicated to changing the face of indie game development. Just don't call it an incubator.
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XCAR Awards 2014: Person of the year
Some incredibly people crossed paths with XCAR in 2014. We look back to see who impressed us most.
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2014 BMW i8 (CNET On Cars, Episode 56)
BMW's i8 is definitely a taste of the future -- but whose? We'll shed some light on MPGe, the benchmark for tomorrow's cars. And we run down the Top 5 car tech innovations to watch for in 2015.
- 2 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 6:55pm -
Crave - Did life forms exist on Mars? Curiosity makes a big find, Ep. 187
Link to all the links - http://cnet.co/13lez6VIt's the last Crave show of 2014. This week, Curiosity makes a huge discovery, the US Navy has a shark drone and American satellites detect an increase in holiday lights from space. Happy New Year from a…
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Obama: Sony wrong to pull movie over hackers' threats
President Obama addresses the Sony cyberattack and vows to respond to North Korea. Also, T-Mobile settles cramming lawsuit, and Facebook releases the Stickered for Messenger app.
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A cheap activity tracker you will actually want to wear
CNET's Dan Graziano gives you a look at one of the most affordable fitness trackers on the market.
- 2 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 2:03pm -

Gizmodo

  • newDon't Forget All the Atypical Christmas Films This Holiday Season

    Don't Forget All the Atypical Christmas Films This Holiday Season

    A Christmas Story? It's a Wonderful Life? Miracle of on 34th street? C'mon, we can do better than that. Read more...
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Dec 14, 9:00pm -
  • newThe War on Drugs: Lost in the Dream

    The War on Drugs: Lost in the Dream

    Every year around this time, I read every music websites "Top 50 Albums of the Year" lists. It's sort of a ritual at this point. I do my best to keep up with albums from artists in all genres, but inevitably something will slip past me. Read more...
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 8:00pm -
  • newAlways On "OK Google" Voice Search is Coming To Chromebooks

    Always On "OK Google" Voice Search is Coming To Chromebooks

    You know that nifty little feature on the Nexus 5 and other Android handsets that let's you voice summon Ok Google from any screen? Well, according to Google's François Beaufort, you'll soon be able to do just that on your Chromebook as well. Read…
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 7:00pm -
  • newOur Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

    Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

    Hello all you lovers of smartphone apps and happy holidays. Many of us are ready to travel to relatives abroad or even wait out Christmas alone. Whatever the circumstance, if you have a smartphone—presents came early. We have great apps this week…
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 6:00pm -
  • newWhat App Do You Use Most to Kill Time?

    What App Do You Use Most to Kill Time?

    The single greatest way smartphones have enhanced my life over the past decade is that I always have something to do. Whether stuck at the doctor's office for hours, waiting for a train that's habitually late, or just standing in line for coffee, yo…
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 5:00pm -

PC World

  • newSony hack was 'cyber vandalism,' not act of war, says Obama

    Sony hack was 'cyber vandalism,' not act of war, says Obama

    The hack of Sony Pictures, blamed on North Korea by the FBI, was not an act of war, President Obama said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.“I don’t think it was an act of war,” he told CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley” in…
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 4:56pm -
  • new'OK Google' could be coming soon to a Chromebook near you

    'OK Google' could be coming soon to a Chromebook near you

    Google’s software engineers are looking at bringing a little bit of Android to the Chromebook. François Beaufort, who works on Google’s Chromium open-source browser, announced on Friday that new developer builds of the Chromebook’s software…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 4:00pm -
  • newSony looking for ways to distribute 'The Interview' online

    Sony looking for ways to distribute 'The Interview' online

    Sony Pictures says it hasn’t bowed to threats to pull “The Interview” and audiences will get a chance to see it—it’s just not sure how at present.In the face of threats from hackers, Sony said last week said it was canceling theatrical rele…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 1:35pm -
  • newUS rejects North Korea offer to investigate Sony hack, reaches out to China

    US rejects North Korea offer to investigate Sony hack, reaches out to China

    The U.S. has rejected North Korea’s proposal for a joint investigation of a devastating hack on Sony Pictures, and has reached out to China for help blocking future cyberattacks.North Korea Saturday denied U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation alleg…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Dec 14, 7:30pm -
  • newBoeing, BlackBerry working on a smartphone that would 'self-destruct'

    Boeing, BlackBerry working on a smartphone that would 'self-destruct'

    It seems like something out of an old episode of Mission Impossible or Inspector Gadget—an ultra-secure phone that self destructs. But such a phone might be close to reality, courtesy of Boeing and BlackBerry.According to Reuters (via Recode), Boei…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Dec 14, 3:28pm -

LifeHacker

  • newPull Out the Photo Album to Help Family Members with Alzheimer's

    Pull Out the Photo Album to Help Family Members with Alzheimer's

    Family get-togethers during the holiday are rough if someone has Alzheimer's disease. The person doesn't remember as much as they'd like and gets frustrated easily. Pull out a few photo albums and focus on what they do remember.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 7:00pm -
  • newRequest a “Status Match” to Transfer Perks to Another Loyalty Program

    Request a “Status Match” to Transfer Perks to Another Loyalty Program

    Getting "elite" status in a hotel or an airline program gives you tons of perks . If you switch to a different brand, you won't get those benefits. However, some hotels and airlines will give you elite status (and perks) by matching your current pro…
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 6:00pm -
  • newCheck Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread

    Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread

    How concerned should I be with text messages from someone who is harassing me? What should I do with a Macbook Air I won and have no interest in? What is the difference between Sharepoint and the Sharepoint cloud version? Read more...
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 5:00pm -
  • newSchedule Emails to Send Later on Your Mac With Automator

    Schedule Emails to Send Later on Your Mac With Automator

    Mac: Sometimes you need to send an email at a specific time. Maybe it's an anniversary or just a reminder. Chrome extensions like SndLater let you do this with Gmail. If you have a Mac, Automator lets you schedule mail through Apple's default Mail…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 4:00pm -
  • newDouble Your Charity Donation With an Employer Matching Program

    Double Your Charity Donation With an Employer Matching Program

    Whether you're sharing the holiday spirit or looking for a year-end deduction, lots of folks give to charity around this time of year. Before you donate, check with your employer to see if they'll match the donation.Read more...
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 3:00pm -

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The Biggest News of 2014 | Mashable
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- 13 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 8:56am -
Movies to look forward to in 2015 | Mashable
Forget “The Interview” and get excited for these epic movies opening in 2015.http://www.mashable.comLIKE us on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/mashable.videoFOLLOW us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/mashablevideoFOLLOW us on TUMBLR: http://mash…
- 2 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 11:58am -
Can Instagram save pit bulls? | Mashable
Each year, American dog shelters take in far more pit bulls than any other breed. Most are abandoned; some are rescued from homes where they've been forced to fight. Still, no other breed of dog is vilified quite as strongly as pit bulls in the Uni…
- 2 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 11:06am -
Historic day for the U.S. and Cuba | Mashable
In a historic turn of events, the U.S. and Cuba are starting talks that could normalize full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in policy towards the communist island in decades. http://www.mashable.comLIKE us on FACEBOOK: ht…
- 4 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 3:29pm -
Cuba releases American Alan Gross | Mashable
Cuba has released American Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for five years, according to a senior Obama administration official. The move could signal a shift in relations between the U.S. and Cuba.http://www.mashable.comLIKE us on FACEBOOK: ht…
- 4 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 11:42am -
Putin named Russia's 'Man of the Year' for 15th year | Mashable
In a not-so-shocking turn of events, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named "Man of the Year," holding on tightly to his 15-year winning streak in a recent poll conducted by Russia's Public Opinion Foundation.http://www.mashable.comLIKE u…
- 5 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 3:10pm -