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Tweet Follow me PC MagazineGoogle’s acquisition of artificial intelligence firm DeepMind might prompt thoughts of self-aware robots and Skynet, especially since the London-based firm is shrouded in secrecy. But there are good, practical reasons for the search giant to pay a reported …Google buys artificial intelligence startup DeepMindUSA TODAYDeepMind buy heralds rise of the machinesFinancial TimesGoogle Acquires British Artificial Intelligence DeveloperNew York TimesTechCrunch –The Escapist...

Tweet Follow me ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and British intelligence agencies have plotted ways to gather data from Angry Birds and other smartphone apps that leak users’ personal information onto global networks, the New York Times reported on Monday. It was citing …NSA spying through Angry Birds, Google Maps, leaked documents reportedly …Fox NewsSloppy smartphone apps destroyed your privacy: NSA-GCHQ are lapping up …RegisterMeet the ‘Spy Smurfs’: Here’s how...

Tweet Follow me DailyTechOn Monday Microsoft Studios, the game development arm of Microsoft, announced a major score, acquiring the rights to the popular Gears of War franchise from Epic Games, Inc. Selling over 22 million units worldwide and pulling in over $1B USD in revenue, …Cliff Bleszinski Addresses Gears of War Buyout, Not Involved in DevelopmentIGNMicrosoft Buys Rights to Hit Videogame FranchiseWall Street Journal (blog)Microsoft buys ‘Gears of War’ rights; Black Tusk working on future...

Tweet Follow me PCWorldGoogle and Samsung have signed a “global patent cross-license agreement” that covers the companies’ existing patents and future ones over the next 10 years. In a brief statement released Sunday, Google and Samsung said the agreement covers “a broad …Samsung, Google Sign Patent-License DealWall Street JournalSamsung, Ericsson Deal Ends Patent SpatPC MagazineSamsung, Google sign patent-sharing dealOman Daily ObserverCNET –Moneycontrol.com –The Seattle...

Tweet Follow me CNETThe carrier introduces a new keyboard-equipped Android phone, and finally shares pricing on its first bendable handset. Jessica Dolcourt. by Jessica Dolcourt January 27, 2014 9:03 AM PST Follow @jdolcourt …T-Mobile bends over backwards for LG G Flex preordersTechRadar UKT-Mobile Kicks off LG G Flex Pre-Orders; To Release Phone Ahead of Rivals …Design & TrendLG Optimus F3QMobile BurnTechCrunch –Modern Readers –Android Policeall 26 news articles …read more...

Tweet Follow me Man killed in jump from Ariz. cliff was CanadianSTLtoday.comA base-jumper killed in a fall in northern Arizona near the Grand Canyon has been identified as a 41-year-old Canadian physician. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says the body of Dr. David Stather of Calgary, Alberta, was recovered Saturday after two … and more …read more Source: Tech News From Google ...

Tweet Follow me I kept calling Dot Complicated, Randi Zuckerberg’s memoir on how digital media has changed our lives, and how to maintain your sanity during the cultural flux, “Dot Confidential” to myself, again and again. Then, I figured out why after not a lot of thought. When I finished reading the book (and after losing my autographed copy on a BART Train, and buying another at San Francisco International Airport) my first impression was that Randi was angry, and the book was as much about...

Tweet Follow me Ars TechnicaAnyone holding out hope that the next Gears of War game would somehow be available on a non-Microsoft platform has had those hopes dashed this morning. That’s because Microsoft has announced its acquisition of the entire Gears of War franchise from …Microsoft has acquired Gears of War from Epic GamesGamasutraMicrosoft (MSFT) Acquires ‘Gears of War’ FranchiseTheStreet.comMicrosoft Buys Gears of War From Epic GamesHardcore GamerGame Front –The Slantedall 53...

Tweet Follow me International Business TimesSpace travel officially began on October 4th, 1957, when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite. Since then there have been many missions to space and beyond, with technology and science only making each mission easier. But what is …Astronauts repeat spacewalk to complete camera jobWRAL.comAstronauts repeat spacewalk to finish camera jobTimes LIVERussian cosmonauts to make 2nd attempt to install $15M high-definition …CBS News all...

Tweet Follow me International Business Times UKThe iPhone 5c is not thought to have sold as well as the more expensive 5s, despite a huge marketing campaign. Apple is to report its financial results for the first quarter of 2014 at the end of trading on 27 January, when the company will reveal how much of a …Apple Q1 Earnings Preview: What to ExpectMashable all 46 news articles …read more Source: Tech News From Google ...

Tweet Follow me ReutersSTOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co will pay Ericsson $650 million along with years of royalties to end a technology license spat, the Swedish company said on Monday. The world’s No. 1 mobile network equipment maker sued Samsung in …Google and Samsung sign patent agreementTelegraph.co.ukIt’s the Romulan-Klingon alliance, but in REAL LIFE: Google, Samsung sign …RegisterEricsson, Samsung Reach Agreement on Global Patent LicensesWall Street JournalTechCrunch...

Tweet Follow me Report: Pharma missing Big Data opportunity by ignoring social mediaFierceBiotech ITInherent conservatism and a lack of regulatory guidance have caused pharma to edge slowly onto social media platforms. While such reticence is understandable, patients still talk about their health online. The question is, should drugmakers be listening? …read more Source: Social Media News Feed By Google ...

Tweet Follow me BBC NewsChina’s Jade Rabbit Moon rover is in trouble after experiencing a “mechanical control abnormality”, state media report. The Moon exploration vehicle ran into problems due to the moon’s “complicated lunar surface environment”, Xinhua news agency said, …China’s imperiled moon rover: ‘Goodnight, humanity’CNN InternationalChina’s lunar rover has mechanical problems, may not finish missionCTV NewsChina’s moon rover runs into...

Tweet Follow me BBC NewsIt’s hard to imagine nowadays, but when Apple introduced the Macintosh personal computer in 1984 it was widely dismissed as a “toy”. Others called the Mac “just a demo – not a real computer yet,” Randy Wigginton, creator of the Mac’s first word processor, …Ancient video of Steve Jobs launching the first Apple Mac foundRegister30 years on: A closer look at the impact the Apple Mac had on desktop computingITProPortalLooking back (and forward)...

Tweet Follow me ZDNetSummary: The CC3000e ConferenceCam allows you to make full use of your meeting rooms for video conferencing, without paying telepresence-style prices. Charles McLellan. By Charles McLellan for Product Central | January 27, 2014 — 11:06 GMT (03:06 …To get video into more conference rooms, Logitech goes mediumPCWorldLogitech Unveils Breakthrough Group Video Conferencing SolutionWall Street JournalLogitech launches camera that turns any place into a video collaboration roomVentureBeatTelecompaper...

Tweet Follow me ZDNetSummary: Ericsson and Samsung have ended several wireless patent disputes in a cross-licensing deal that could be worth billions. Liam Tung. By Liam Tung | January 27, 2014 — 10:06 GMT (02:06 PST). Follow @liamT. Samsung has inked a patent …UPDATE 1-Ericsson agrees to end patent dispute with SamsungReutersEricsson Reaches Patent Deal With Samsung Ending Legal DisputesBusinessweekEricsson, Samsung Reach Agreement on Global Patent LicensesWall Street JournalKansas City Starall 247...

Tweet Follow me ZDNetGoogle has confirmed the acquisition of artificial intelligence company DeepMind, reportedly spending over $400 million in the process. Founded by neuroscientist Demis Hassabis, Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman, the company specializes in algorithms …Google buys British artificial intelligence firm DeepMindTelegraph.co.ukGoogle Buys Secretive AI Company DeepMind for $400 MillionTIMEGoogle buys UK artificial intelligence start-up DeepMindBBC NewsInternational Business Times UKall 83 news...

Tweet Follow me BBC NewsThe world’s first multi-material full-colour 3D printer has been launched by Stratasys, the owner of the MakerBot range of printers. It features “triple-jetting” technology that combines droplets of three base materials, reducing the need for separate print runs and …3D printers pumping out colourful stuff, scanners being all ‘CSI’gearburnStratasys’ new 3D printer creates multicolored flexible materialsEngadgetStratasys Redefines Product Design and...

Tweet Follow me The new “Hot Or Not” app for Facebook is really interesting, especially considering that Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly started that social network as something called “Facemash.” “Hot or Not” is really a far better variation of Facemash that really can be a useful time waster, or a window into what could be a cool dating relationship. But for those of you who don’t know what Facemash is, or was, it was a social network Zuckerberg...

Tweet Follow me Wall Street JournalEricsson said the financial details of the deal are confidential but said the company’s fourth quarter sales will be boosted by 4.2 billion Swedish kronor ($652.2 million) and net profit by 3.3 billion kronor. The agreement includes an initial payment and ongoing …Fresh urgency for Samsung reinventionFinancial TimesEricsson and Samsung reach agreement on licensing termsMarketWatchEricsson says reaches deal with Samsung to end patent disputesEconomic TimesWashington...