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The new editor of Valleywag sounds off on Steve Jobs and hypocrisy of Silicon Valley.
From: The Kernel | By: Selena Larson | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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The story on Uber has been written about ad nauseam, wh […]
From: Both Sides of the Table | By: Mark Suster | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Our annual, unapologetically subjective list includes everyone from rappers and corporate predators to chefs and non-profit paragonsThe post The Maclean’s Power List: The 50 most important people in Canada appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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When two virtual assistants engage in a Mean Girls-style battle over features, it means we're officially living in the future Microsoft unleashed its latest promotional salvo against Apple on Friday with an ad highlighting the features of Cortana, the...
From: Mashable | By: Adario Strange | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Brace yourselves: Black Friday is coming and, at some retailers, the sales last all week long! You won't be able to resist these incredible steals on TVs, tablets, phones, cameras, headphones, and more. Check out over 150 of the year's best tech deals...
From: GeekSugar | By: Nicole-Nguyen | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Five Years Ago A few weeks ago, we noted the anniversary of Peter Mandelson's dinner with David Geffen and subsequent plans to crack down on filesharing in the UK. This week, people began hearing murmers about the second part of his plan: an attempt...
From: Techdirt | By: Leigh Beadon | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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After decades of development, thermal imagery hardware has finally trickled down to the consumer, bringing with it the ability to "see" and measure infrared radiation on something as small as an iPhone. FLIR was the first to bring an iOS-compatible offering...
From: Apple Insider | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Steven Hayward
From: Power Line | By: Steven Hayward | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Big technology companies like Amazon, Apple and Google are introducing new products that offer consumers the opportunity to exchange personal information for access to convenient services -- and we're increasingly choosing the services, somewhat oblivious...
From: Firedoglake | By: msmolly | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Microsoft on Friday released a short ad bashing lack of enhancing Siri when it released the latest iPhone 6 models, expectedly touting Windows Phone-based Cortana virtual assistant technology.
From: Apple Insider | Friday, November 21, 2014
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My brother gave me his 2008 27" iMac. I tried to update Avira on it and now I can't turn it on. Help! I don't know from Macs - I have always had PCs.The iMac has been updated as far as it could go and is running OSX, or so I heard from my brother. It...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: mygothlaundry | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Amazon Web Services says it will source 100 percent renewable energy for its global infrastructure. The company doesn’t give a timeframe for achieving this goal. Amazon has come under fire from Greenpeace for powering its infrastructure with polluting...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Friday, November 21, 2014
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While Walmart and other major retailers are deliberately holding off on accepting Apple Pay because they are developing a competing mobile payment system, there are plenty of small businesses who want to offer Apple Pay but don’t want to invest too...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Black Friday is no longer single day for the great deals and discount. Numerous online retailers are celebrating a week long Black Friday 2014 with special promotions and special discounts to kick off the holiday shopping season. Throughout the week...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Saroj Kar | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Check out our entire week’s worth of coverage on VentureBeat’s channel for video games, GamesBeat....
From: VentureBeat | By: Mike Minotti | Friday, November 21, 2014
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ell… I mean… once you have half a bag of fresh cranberries sitting in your refrigerator, you really can’t ignore them.  Technically, you can ignore them until they soften and just about turn themselves into something between wine and jam… but...
From: Joy the Baker | By: joythebaker | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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I have a confession to make: I have an embarrassing addiction to a freemium game. Three years ago, I downloaded "The Simpsons: Tapped Out." One of my favorite shows of all time is “The Simpsons,” and as a proud owner of a new iPhone 4S at the time,...
From: Business Insider | By: Dave Smith | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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What’s your favorite Thanksgiving pie? Mine is a toss up between apple, pumpkin, and pecan pie. In fact, I love them all so much I make one of each for our T-day feast. (It seems like everyone in our family has their favorite, and if I don’t make...
From: Simply Recipes | By: Elise | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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On the eve of her country's presidential elections, one Tunisian expatriate suspects politics are at the root of at a rule-change by the electoral authority that prevents her from voting.
From: Global Voices | By: Wafa Ben Hassine | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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As you hopefully know by now, we recently launched the Techdirt podcast, and while I recently did an awesome stuff post on podcasts to listen to, I've been heard from a few people who don't yet listen to podcasts, and aren't quite sure how to use them....
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Many of iOS 8’s most unique features are hidden within the Accessibility section of settings. With the ability to alter the way you use your device, some accessibility features may surprise you. The 7 most useful accessibility features of iOS 8 originally...
From: PaidContent | By: Geoffrey Goetz | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Google's Android operating system has made significant improvements over the years, leading to some incredibly beautiful phones, with some rivaling and surpassing the iPhone in both ease of use and aesthetics. TheStreet has compiled...
From: TheStreet | By: Gary Krakow | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Here are pictures and video of Construction progress of Apple's Mothership campus HQ in Cupertino.Apple new donut or spaceship headquarters are partway through constructionin Cupertino, California. Construction is to be completed in 2016.According to...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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If you are looking to clean up your holiday diet act, start with the following sugar and gluten-free apple crisp recipe, which will satisfy your taste buds and offer you the crave-worthy texture you seek without compromising your figure. Homemade apple...
From: EcoSalon | By: Aylin Erman | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have resolutions of 1335x750 and 1920x1080 respectively, but both Apple devices are still capable of 4K video playback. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will not be able to display the same level of detail expected from 4K...
From: Forbes | By: Amit Chowdhry | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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I've tested several smartwatches over the last year and change. I don't think any of them are must buys for most people. A lot of that is because they share a common theme. They only act as mirrors of what's already happening on your smartphone. That...
From: Business Insider | By: Steve Kovach | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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How idiotic can you be, America?The latest technology used by Apple and Google to meet consumers’ demands on securing private data is hitting a nerve with the Department of Justice.In a meeting last month with Apple executives, the No. 2 official at...
From: The Market Ticker | By: genesis | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The Macalope is sure there are kinds of reporting that Business Insider is good at. He’s drawing a complete blank on what they might be, but they probably exist. Right? Farm production reporting? Cat up a tree? Dog bites man? Dog bites man because...
From: Macworld | By: The Macalope | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Couples in Colorado: meet your new photographer best friend. Want to know why? Because this chick is a full-on Lord of the Rings-loving, too many dogs-owning (or can there be too many?), Simon Pegg-quoting, awkward pose-hating, ultra rad photographer...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Catherine Clark | Friday, November 21, 2014
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It’s that time of year again. The hunt for the best cell phone is on and it’s more challenging than ever with all the great options on the market. Should you go with an iPhone or an Android? If you go with android which company should you choose?...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Parker Hansen | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Some of the biggest names in entertainment came together to make a video featuring them singing one of the most famous songs written by John Lennon, “Imagine.” The video was made as part of UNICEF’s new #Imagine campaign to draw attention to children’s...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Nita Hamm | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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In my experience, any time I have tried to have gotten help over the phone or the live chat many companies seem to have nowadays, it has been excruciatingly painful.First, I am usually directed through an endless series of automated prompts, whose purpose,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: nathanm | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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San Francisco (AFP) - A US judge signed off on Apple's $450 million legal deal to compensate consumers harmed by an illegal price-fixing conspiracy for electronic books.The settlement negotiated to avoid trial in the civil case brought by authorities...
From: Business Insider | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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According to a report on Friday, Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models are able to play back 4K video thanks to the powerful A8 system-on-chip, suggesting a future Apple TV model equipped with the same silicon would offer support for ultra...
From: Apple Insider | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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A deal in the antitrust case would give consumers $400 million in cash and e-book credits, and lawyers $50 million. But an appeal is still pending....
From: New York Times | By: BRIAN X. CHEN and NICOLE PERLROTH | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Your Saturday dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets In an update of the Mets shortstop situation, Adam Rubin says the team will wait and may pounce on a free agent should the price drop later in the offseason....
From: Amazin' Avenue | By: Steve Schreiber | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The race for the top spot among phone makers might get more interesting in the coming months, as a new rumor has Samsung prepping to release a smartphone with a screen that can fold in half like a book. Can your iPhone do that? The news comes by way...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Kevin Bostic | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Critics slammed Vogue’s recent Kimye cover as “disgusting,” but what’s happening in the offices lately is even worse! RadarOnline.com has learned that New York City’s dirtiest rats have rolled out… READ ON...
From: Radar Online | By: Jen Heger - Assistant Managing Editor | Friday, November 21, 2014
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iPhone: Shuffling your music is usually a pretty simple affair, but if you're looking for a bit more control, Stringer is an app that gives you a ton of control over how shuffle works. Read more......
From: Lifehacker | By: Thorin Klosowski | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Craig Hockenberry: Bluetooth Low Energy must be really low power: the design of WKInterfaceObject means it’s going to be on a lot. Every interaction with the watch has the potential to move actions and data between your pocket and wrist using the radio....
From: Daring Fireball | By: John Gruber | Friday, November 21, 2014
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iOS 8.1.1 was released earlier this week and includes a few small bug fixes . It also happens to break the current version of the iOS jailbreak . If you updated on accident and want to keep your ability to jailbreak, iDownloadBlog shows you how.Read...
From: Lifehacker | By: Thorin Klosowski | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like...
From: SlashFilm | By: Peter Sciretta | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Poll finds that the beleaguered USPS is the nation's most-liked government agency
From: Time | By: Josh Sanburn | Friday, November 21, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The list of great business books coming out during the shortened Thanksgiving week may be be brief, but is no less compelling. If it's not enough, don't forget to take a peek at Doug Kass on the Market: A Life on TheStreet, released...
From: TheStreet | By: Laurie Kulikowski | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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On Thursday, the United States patent office published a patent application from Apple describing a system where a smoke detector pushes a notification to a mobile device, like an iPhone. Apple patent application describes a networked smoke detector...
From: PaidContent | By: Kif Leswing | Friday, November 21, 2014
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In a significant move for the mobile advertising industry, Apple and retargeting leader AdRoll have announced a partnership that will see AdRoll providing its retargeting and programmatic buying capability for iAd. In addition, Apple enable advertisers...
From: VentureBeat | By: John Koetsier | Friday, November 21, 2014
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​Shipment times for Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handset in the US are improving with most models shipping in less than 10 days. The only configuration that is still constrained is the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus, which still has a target ship......
From: TUAW | By: Kelly Hodgkins | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 Sephora has announced the adoption of Apple Pay for all Bay Area and Manhattan stores, starting today. Over 70 percent of Sephora’s in-store customers are also iPhone owners, according to internal company research. But Sephora had to hold off on...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Despite initial hype and not-so-subtle placements in countless music videos, Beats Music hasn’t exactly gotten off to the best start. Since it’s launch in January 2014, the streaming service has only managed to attract around 110,000 subscribers,...
From: MissInfo.tv | By: Andy B. | Friday, November 21, 2014
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