Microsoft to make Windows 8.1 with Bing free for users: report – Firstpost

FirstpostIt seems that Microsoft could launch a free version of Windows 8.1 in order to boost the number of people using the operating system, reports The Verge. The report quotes…

Tim Cook advises climate change deniers to get out of Apple stock – CNET

CNETIn a response to a shareholder suggestion that Apple stop its environmentally friendly initiatives, the typically temperate Apple CEO draws a blunt line in the sand. Nick Statt. by Nick…

Now You Can Search The World’s Fashion With a Photo – Mashable

Now You Can Search The World’s Fashion With a PhotoMashableWhile ASAP54 has some resemblance to Shazam, the app that tells you the name of a song based on an audio…

ABC to live stream Academy Awards telecast on limited basis – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesSunday night’s red carpet preshow, the entire 86th Annual Academy Awards program and “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars,” will be made available to cable customers in eight…

Report: UK spy agency collected Yahoo webcam images – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBritain’s surveillance agency GCHQ, aided by the National Security Agency, have intercepted and stored the webcam images from millions of Yahoo chats by users who were not being targeted…

Busch Gardens, City of Williamsburg turn to social media for input, decisions – Virginia Gazette

Busch Gardens, City of Williamsburg turn to social media for input, decisionsVirginia GazetteAccording to the website Mashable, using social media to “create a community of insiders” is important. The “insiders”…

Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Arrives, Bringing a Friend – Mashable

MashableSamsung is launching the second generation of its smartwatch just five months after the first one, the Galaxy Gear, made its debut. But this time it’s a twofer. The Gear…

At Least 15 Dead in Most Violent Day of Clashes in Kiev – Mashable

MashableKIEV, Ukraine — Fifteen people were killed on Tuesday in what was by far the bloodiest day of violence in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev since mass protests and civil…

Apple working on heart attack prediction device: report – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldThis post was originally published on Mashable. We now know that Apple held closed-door talks with Tesla, a meeting of two innovative companies that hints at a number…

Google Acquires SlickLogin to Work on Password Security – Mashable

MashableGoogle acquired SlickLogin, an early-stage Israeli startup that had been developing alternative web-login options, the company announced Sunday. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. Started by three graduates…

Kevin Spacey Thinks You Should Binge Watch ‘House of Cards’ Season 2 for … – Just Jared

Just JaredKevin Spacey and Robin Wright hit the red carpet at a special screening of House of Cards season two on Thursday (February 13) at the Directors Guild of America…

REVIEW: ‘House of Cards’ Episode 2.1 – Big Shiny Robot!

Big Shiny Robot!‘House of Cards’ Episode 2.1; (9 out of 10) Starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Kate Mara, Constance Zimmer, Sebastian Arcelus, Kristen Connolly; Directed by Carl Franklin,…

Kickstarter: We Were Hacked, User Information Exposed – Mashable

MashableKickstarter, a leading crowdfunding site, revealed it was hacked last week. In a blog post published Saturday, Kickstarter said law-enforcement officials contacted the company Wednesday night, and alerted it to…

‘SNL’ Is Reclaiming Its Turf via Social Media — Just in Time – Mashable

‘SNL’ Is Reclaiming Its Turf via Social Media — Just in TimeMashableNew social drives that SNL has started this season include: #AskSNL on YouTube, #Freshman15 on Instagram, cast member Twitter…

US speedskaters to switch to different model Under Armour suit for remainder of … – Washington Post

Washington Postepa04072203 Shani Davis of USA in action during Men’s 1000m Speed Skating event in the Adler Shani Davis, shown here in Wednesday’s 1000m, will wear a different Under Armour…

Winter Olympics 2014: Bode Miller, Ted Ligety miss out on medals in Sochi … – CBS News

CBS NewsWinter Olympics 2014: Bode Miller, Ted Ligety miss out on medals in Sochi super combined skiing. United States’ Bode Miller makes a jump during Men’s super combined downhill training…

Winter Olympics: When USA hockey team beat Soviets in 1980, we knew it … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsAll this time later it is the United States against the Russians in the Olympics, even though they were officially known as the Soviets in the old…

WFAA-TV’s Dale Hansen shocked, stunned Michael Sam commentary went viral – Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning NewsHansen, a Dallas-Fort Worth television staple since arriving at KDFW (Channel 4) in the early 1980s, says it’s by far the most attention one of his segments has…

FiftyThree Challenges Facebook, Trademarks ‘Paper’ – Mashable

MashableFiftyThree, makers of the popular drawing app Paper, may be gearing up for a legal battle with Facebook over its app of the same name. On the same day Facebook…

Super Bowl XLVIII: That’s a Wrap – Mashable

Super Bowl XLVIII: That’s a WrapMashableSeattle-seahawks-win2 Seattle Seahawks’ Head coach Pete Carroll holds the Vince Lombardi trophy after his team beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII at…

Microsoft Said to Be Preparing to Make Satya Nadella CEO – Bloomberg

BloombergSatya Nadella, SVP of research and development for the online services division for… Read More. Satya Nadella, SVP of research and development for the online services division for Microsoft Corp.,…

Facebook sees apps in its future … lots of apps – Computerworld

ComputerworldIDG News Service – Imagine using a separate Facebook app just for sharing status updates with your closest friends, or maybe co-workers. In the next few years, such an app…

With Steel, Pebble offers a luxury take on the smart watch (+video) – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorEarlier this year, California start-up Pebble Technology took the wraps off the Steel, a trussed-up version of its base-level timepiece. Whereas the original $150 Pebble is distinctly gadgety…

Google Glass Ads Prescription Frames, Insurance Coverage: Inching Towards … – Latin Post

Latin PostIt’s been a year in the making, but the next phase of Google Glass is about to hit: Google announced its new face-wearable computing devices, Glass, will be compatible…

One of the Rarest Video Games in History Sells for $99902 – Crave Online

Crave OnlineThere rare, and then theres RARE. The NES’ Nintendo World Championship game is considered one of the most sought after possessions of a video game collector. So how much…

The Mac at 30: Hardware and software wars – again and again and … – Register

RegisterFeature The countdown continues as we step through the 10 most important events that have shaped the evolution of the Apple Macintosh over the past 30 years. Click here for…

Apple commemorates 30 years of Mac with interactive timeline, video – VentureBeat

VentureBeatWhile Apple’s core business today is its iPhone and iPad devices, the Cupertino-based gadget maker is celebrating the 1984 device that started it all — and all the Macs that…

Google Rolls Out a Few New Features – TheDomains.com

TheDomains.comStan Schroeder at Mashable covered that now there is a new feature to Google search that will provide more info. You can now find out more about every search result…

Pinterest now playing GIFs with a pause button – CNET

CNETUsers on the Web can now take pleasure — or pain — in the pics that keep on playing. Jennifer Van Grove. by Jennifer Van Grove. January 23, 2014 1:40…

How Moms And Selfies Can Change The Course Of Social Media’s ‘Beauty Story’ – Huffington Post

How Moms And Selfies Can Change The Course Of Social Media’s ‘Beauty Story’Huffington PostWhen Dove launched its “Campaign for Real Beauty” 10 years ago, the campaign was a reaction to…

Google’s ‘smart contact lenses’ only part of eye tech – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleThey say eyes are the window to the soul, but a handful of engineers and doctors are hoping they’re also a window to our health. Google announced on…

The Olympics’ Social Media Secret Weapon – Mashable

The Olympics’ Social Media Secret WeaponMashable“Russia has not yet had their first social media Games and there is no doubt that these Games will be just that for them,” Huot…

Spotify drops time cap for non-paying members – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSpotify’s non-paying users will no longer be restricted by caps after streaming music for several hours. The social music service has eliminated time limits for users, even if they…

Will end of net neutrality rules impact future innovation? – PBS

PBSThe FCC’s net neutrality rules were adopted to guarantee equal access to all sites on the Internet. But an appeals court ruling releases broadband providers from those guidelines, allowing them…

Does Google want to run your home? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGoogle has just acquired the start-up company Nest, and along with it a team of engineers dedicated to creating smarter home devices, with an Apple veteran to lead them.…