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Facebook users, others react to gender options – Washington Post

Washington PostFacebook announced on Thursday that its 159 million U.S. users now have dozens of options for completing the gender question on their profiles. The social media giant has been working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups to expand …New gender options for Facebook usersSan Jose Mercury NewsFacebook goes beyond ‘male’ and ‘female’ […]

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Amazon puts image recognition into its main iOS mobile App – Authint Mail

Authint MailAmerican electronic commerce company, Amazon brings a new feature to its iOS mobile app to help customers scan different products ranging from groceries to video games, using Flow image recognition. Amazon Inc., the biggest online retailer, is bringing …Amazon Fires Up Its iOS Mobile App With Image-Recognition Flow SoftwareHeadlines & Global News‘Flow’ for Amazon […]

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Amazon Fires Up Its iOS Mobile App With Image-Recognition Flow Software – Headlines & Global News

Headlines & Global NewsAmazon brings a new feature to its iOS mobile app to help customers scan different products ranging from groceries to video games, using “Flow” image-recognition. Amazon Inc., the biggest online retailer, is bringing the ease of scanning and finding items …‘Flow’ for Amazon iOS app to allow scanning of real-world items for […]

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Microsoft hopes new, old leaders can rekindle magic – Reuters

ReutersSEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp is betting a mix of old and young blood will revive the aging technology pioneer, but new Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella may find it tough to push change with co-founder Bill Gates and former CEO Steve Ballmer …Microsoft’s new CEO gets handsome compensation packageUSA TODAYMicrosoft appoints Scott Guthrie new […]

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5 neat things about Paper, FB’s new FB killer – HLNtv.com

HLNtv.comIt’s throwback day at Facebook! Not only is the juggernaut timesucker celebrating its 10th birthday Tuesday, it’s also celebrating being called “cool” again for roughly the first time since its fifth birthday. Yes, the day Mark Zuckerberg feared would never come, …Facebook Paper (for iPhone)PC MagazineFacebook will have to fight to keep the name “Paper”VatorNewsApp […]

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US Cellular Launches New $50 Unlimited Plan – PC Magazine

PC MagazineIf you’re looking for inexpensive phone service with unlimited data, and no contract to sign, you might want to head on over to U.S. Cellular. The regional carrier on Friday unveiled a new no-contract promotional plan offering unlimited voice, messaging, and …US Cellular unveils new, lower-priced no-contract planAndroid CommunityUS Cellular offers $50 unlimited plan […]

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Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo for $3B – CNET

CNETPC maker Lenovo, which has struggled to replicate its smartphone success outside China, gets an established global smartphone brand with Motorola, while Google unloads a burden on its balance sheet and source of tension. Roger Cheng. by Roger …Google agrees to sell Motorola to LenovoUSA TODAYLenovo eyes US mobile market, Google’s handset businessZDNetGoogle to sell […]

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Google joins forces with Lego for virtual brick building Chrome app – Inquirer

InquirerSOFTWARE DEVELOPER Google has joined forces with Lego to introduce a web app that lets Chrome web browser users’ imaginations run wild with whatever snap-together brick creations they want. The nostalgic virtual construction environment called …Now, build your own Lego structures on Google ChromeFirstpostGoogle Chrome Launches Virtual LEGO LandTIMEGoogle announces tool to port Chrome apps […]

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US and British spies ‘get personal data from Angry Birds’ – BBC News

BBC NewsUS and British spy agencies routinely try to gain access to personal data from Angry Birds and other mobile applications, a report says. A National Security Agency (NSA) document shows location, website visited and contacts are among the data targeted …NSA spying through Angry Birds, Google Maps, leaked documents reportedly …Fox News‘Angry Birds,’ other […]

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How DeepMind Can Bring Google Artificial Intelligence to Life – PC Magazine

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 […]

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GIFYs Celebrate the Internet’s Favorite Time Waster – PC Magazine

PC MagazineThe Internet has provided countless hours of mindless, GIF-fueled fun, and these animated, Web-based images will now be honored with their very own online award ceremony. This marks the first-ever awards celebrating the animated GIF as more than a …Pinterest gets playful with “GIF” animated clipsAFPThe .GIFYs recognize incredible time-wasting GIFsCNETPinterest Now Supports Animated […]

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Microsoft Challenges Apple, Google on Tablets – NEWS.GNOM.ES

NEWS.GNOM.ESMicrosoft will announce efforts to boost its flagship Windows software during its Build developers conference in April, but the company faces a challenge gaining a new generation of users on the growing tablet market competing with rival systems run by …Why Windows 9 Can’t Come Soon Enough for Microsoft or UsersAuto World NewsWindows 8’s complexity […]

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Intel Sales May Miss Some Analysts’ Estimates Amid PC Slump (2) – Businessweek

BusinessweekBrian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel Corp., holds up a new processor chip called Edison as he speaks during a news conference at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Photographer: David Paul …Intel to Pare Workforce as Sales Growth StrugglesWall Street JournalUPDATE 2-Intel to reduce global […]

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Intel’s Profit Rises, But So Do Concerns – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalIntel Corp. said there were signs of stabilization in the ailing computer market in the fourth quarter, but the chip maker still provided disappointing revenue guidance for 2014. Shares of the Santa Clara, Calif., company fell following the report Thursday.Intel CEO talks delayed factory, ‘Broadwell’ production startCNETIntel treads water despite drowning PC biz […]

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Facebook Rolls Out Trending Topics – PC Magazine

PC MagazineThis morning’s 86th Academy Awards nominations became instant social media fodder: Who got snubbed? Who is undeserving? When will they rename the event The Meryls? But it’s easy to lose track of the discussion. Facebook today began rolling out its …Facebook launches a ‘Trending’ boxWashington PostFacebook launches Trending to highlight popular itemsUSA TODAYHere’s how […]

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Starbucks App Saves Usernames, Passwords in Plain Text – PC Magazine

PC MagazineThe Starbucks mobile app offers a certain convenience when paying for your venti non-fat, no-foam, six-pump extra-hot chai tea latte. But turns out, it could also compromise your security. According to a report by Computerworld, the massively popular …Starbucks App: Another Reminder on Password VigilanceWall Street JournalStarbucks iOS app leaves user data in the […]

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Will Net Neutrality Ruling Make Web More Like Cable? – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalA federal court has ruled against the so-called ‘Open Internet’ rules, but what’s the long term impact on consumers and tech companies? High Definition columnist Farhad Manjoo untangles the ruling on digits. A couple of months ago, I spent an hour stuck in …Netflix exposed as net neutrality rules guttedUSA TODAYNet Neutrality Rules […]