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Amazon Rejects Apple's Claim That Its Use Of "App Store" Is False Advertising

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Flashback! Remember this one? Last year, Apple filed a trademark lawsuit against Amazon, claiming that Amazon’s use of the term “App Store” (as in “Amazon Appstore”) could contribute to confusion among consumers as it was not, as Amazon believes, “a generic term.” Other app store providers like Microsoft and Google...
Amazon Rejects Apple's Claim That Its Use Of "App Store" Is False Advertising

Booting Up: 'Hey, the U.S. Totally Cyberattacked Us Too' - North Korea

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Happy Friday. (Photo: Sodahead) Perhaps feeling jealous of China, North Korea is now accusing the U.S. of committing cyberattacks against it. [Tech in Asia] We’ve reached the point where online programming could actually make a significant dent at the Emmy’s. House of Cards, anyone? [The Daily Dot] Google Reader’s demise as...
Booting Up: 'Hey, the U.S. Totally Cyberattacked Us Too' - North Korea

Apple guns hard for education market with iOS 7 improvements

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The Internet has been revolutionizing education, and tech giants are swooping in on the immense potential for schools to become more connected, as Apple has pulled out all the stops to cater to the education sector in its latest iOS version, offering new features that “make it easier for institutions to put devices in...
Apple guns hard for education market with iOS 7 improvements

Gears Of War: Judgement - review

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Xbox 360; Microsoft; £37-£44.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewGears Of War has a formula and Judgement isn't going to mess with it: one of your ludicrously proportioned musclemen kicks open a door to find a room littered with waist-high barriers; aliens with guns arrive; using the barriers as...
Gears Of War: Judgement - review

Today's Scuttlebot: Health Care Hackers and Guns for Christmas

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Monday, selections include people showing off their Christmas guns on Instagram, Electronic Arts receiving more than $9 million in tax credits from Florida and Zynga retiring 11 of its games....
Today's Scuttlebot: Health Care Hackers and Guns for Christmas
Obama calls for CDC research on link between gun and gaming violence in new plan

Pretending That Instructions To Print A Gun Aren't Out There Won't Change The Reality That They Are

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We recently had an article about how intellectual property makes people pretend to be stupid, by forcing us to pretend that digital works act in the same way as physical products do, even though we know that they don't. This seems silly, but it goes beyond just copyright. There's been...
Pretending That Instructions To Print A Gun Aren't Out There Won't Change The Reality That They Are
Justice Department offers $20 million in grants for improving gun background check data

California may outlaw 3-D printed guns

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Proposed legislation in California aims to ban guns made using 3-D printing, after an organization Defense Distributed fired a handgun made with the technology, and said it would distribute its drawings online....
California may outlaw 3-D printed guns

Faceback Hits Back Hard On Yahoo Patent Claims, Countersues Over Its Own Patents: Nuclear War Begins

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It's not surprising, after Yahoo sued Facebook and Facebook stocked up on a bunch more patents, that Facebook would respond with guns blazing at Yahoo for the lawsuit. As we've been arguing for the better part of a decade, in many cases, patents are basically just nuclear stockpiling, where companies...
Faceback Hits Back Hard On Yahoo Patent Claims, Countersues Over Its Own Patents: Nuclear War Begins

The Daily calls Microsoft’s bluff, says that Office for iPad is real, and was demoed

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Well, this is an interesting wrinkle in todays ongoing debate regarding Office for iPad. Earlier today, a statement from Microsoft was released, saying that recently outed images of the app for iPad were fake and that a story run by The Daily was inaccurate. Now, The Daily’s editor Peter Ha has...
The Daily calls Microsoft’s bluff, says that Office for iPad is real, and was demoed
Artist Pedro Reyes turns guns into musical instruments as an anti-violence statement
Forget Titanic: Women and children rarely first off sinking ships

No guns needed: Instead, thrust a four-foot long pet snake in the face of your enemy. http://j.mp/d8AGyF

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No guns needed: Instead, thrust a four-foot long pet snake in the face of your enemy. http://j.mp/d8AGyF

3D-printed guns face New York regulations and bans

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Both New York City and New York State introduce legislation to either curb the making of 3D-printed firearms or ban the use of them altogether. [Read more]...
3D-printed guns face New York regulations and bans

Baidu guns for Google with ‘Baiduizing’ ROM for Android smartphones in China

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Chinese search giant Baidu has set its sites on rivalling Google in China with the release of a ROM that takes Android-powered phones, replacing Google’s suite of services with its own. Baidu unveiled its new smartphone push earlier this month, when it announced details of an Android-based cloud-centric operating system,...
Baidu guns for Google with ‘Baiduizing’ ROM for Android smartphones in China
Shapeways, the startup that lets you print 3D designs, is about to take off

Epic Map: Pizza Vs Guns vs Strippers

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Ever wonder which localities have more strip clubs than pizza and guns? Never fear, someone has figured it out and made a map. FloatingSheep, the blog that also discovered the "beer belly" of America, has created a map that compares the number of user generated references to pizza, strip...
Epic Map: Pizza Vs Guns vs Strippers

Dropbox Has Hired Guns Investigating Its Spam Problem

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Dropbox accounts were recently exposed to a spam attack and the cloud storage company has brought in an outside team of investigators to help put a lid on the problem, reports TechCrunch. The trouble started yesterday when some users began reporting spam attacks on their accounts, despite the fact that...
Dropbox Has Hired Guns Investigating Its Spam Problem

Security blogger's latest whodunit comes with a twist

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Security blogger Brian Krebs is used to helping journalists explain the latest hack attack, and there have been plenty lately affecting the likes of Evernote, Twitter, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft. He isn't used to being the story himself. Such was the case this week when a denial of service...
Security blogger's latest whodunit comes with a twist

No, Really, Regulate the Bullets

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In the era of 3D-printed guns, ammunition may prove a better regulatory target than the weapons themselves. ...
No, Really, Regulate the Bullets

Samsung launches Switch Grip QF20 WiFi camcorder, shoot with both guns

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Samsung trotted out a cluster of new video shooters back at CES, including a refresh of its hand-impartial HMX-Q10 movie maker. Now, it looks like sinister filmmakers can finally get their (left) paws on the WiFi enabled QF20. The debut also brings with it mention of a few minor...
Samsung launches Switch Grip QF20 WiFi camcorder, shoot with both guns
New 'Lulz Liberator' pistol proves guns can be made on cheap 3D printers

3D-printed guns have lawmakers scrambling, but cooler heads are needed

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The 3D printed "Liberator" is making a stir, with Congressional representatives already looking to ban the technology. Long-term, such an approach might be necessary -- but for now, a wait-and-see approach is both more prudent and more in-line with how we've typically approached access to dangerous information....
3D-printed guns have lawmakers scrambling, but cooler heads are needed
Apple raises age limit for "violent" NRA target practice game
'The Best Amendment': NRA blowback spawns an irreverent game about guns

Beijing to Shoot Giant Deodorant Guns at Smelly Landfills

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Beijing to Shoot Giant Deodorant Guns at Smelly Landfills

Blackwater Stole Hundreds of Guns from US | Drudge Retort

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Blackwater Stole Hundreds of Guns from US | Drudge Retort

WhatsApp guns for RIM as it signs first unlimited roaming deal with Three in Hong Kong

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WhatsApp — the incredibly popular multi-platform smartphone messaging app — has stepped up its strategy to tempt mobile subscribers away from SMS, signing its first carrer roaming deal with Hong Kong operator Three to offer unlimited use of its app both domestically and in 78 other countries for little cost....
WhatsApp guns for RIM as it signs first unlimited roaming deal with Three in Hong Kong

Microsoft misses the mark as its Build 2013 keynote muddles the Windows 8.1 message

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All eyes in the technology world turned towards Microsoft's Build 2013 conference in San Francisco Wednesday, where the company's biggest guns gathered to convince a vast horde of developers (and journalists) that yes, Windows 8.1 is the key to finally fulfilling the company's vision for its new-look operating system....
Microsoft misses the mark as its Build 2013 keynote muddles the Windows 8.1 message
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