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Facebook re-enables Tag Suggestions facial-recognition feature in the US, on by default for all

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Facebook on Thursday announced it has brought back its photo Tag Suggestions feature to the US after temporarily suspending it last year to make some technical improvements. Facebook says it has re-enabled it so that its users can use facial recognition “to help them easily identify a friend in a...
Facebook re-enables Tag Suggestions facial-recognition feature in the US, on by default for all

As BitCoins Roll In, The Pirate Bay Adds Support For LiteCoin Donations

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For many years it was relatively easy to fund file-sharing sites. There were a number of options available, from advertising and affiliate schemes, to straightforward PayPal-type donations. While all of these mechanisms still exist today, there has been a tightening of restrictions. Pressure is being applied to advertisers like never...
As BitCoins Roll In, The Pirate Bay Adds Support For LiteCoin Donations

Review: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition serves up the classic RPG better, and worse, than you remember

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Bioware made it big riding on the back of Baldur's Gate, and its success became the basis for add-ons, sequels and spin-offs that established Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk as legends in the gaming industry. A mix of undiluted 2nd edition D&D rules along with party combat dynamics, well-paced...
Review: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition serves up the classic RPG better, and worse, than you remember

Facebook Turns Photo Tag Suggestions Back On In The US -- Will Users Like It This Time?

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With a simple post on its privacy page, Facebook yesterday announced it had re-enabled its photo Tag Suggestions feature in the US after the feature was temporarily suspended last year, supposedly to allow for some “technical improvements”. The feature means users can use the facial recognition capability of Tag Suggestions...
Facebook Turns Photo Tag Suggestions Back On In The US -- Will Users Like It This Time?

POGUE: Don't Upgrade To The New iPad If You Already Have An iPad 2 (AAPL)

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The new iPad reviews are in. New York Times' tech guru has his own take on Apple's new tablet. He likes it. But while Pogue does seem to like the new iPad's high-resolution Retina display, better camera, and 4G LTE data speeds, he pegs the device as just a...
POGUE: Don't Upgrade To The New iPad If You Already Have An iPad 2 (AAPL)

Apache devs release version 2.4, first major update in six years

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The Apache Software Foundation has announced the availability of Apache 2.4, a major update of the popular open source HTTP server. The arrival of the new version, which is the first major release of Apache in six years, coincides with the software's 17th anniversary. The Apache project emerged in...
Apache devs release version 2.4, first major update in six years
Firefox 11 released with Style Editor and 3D DOM viewer

Microsoft no fan of existing WebRTC standard, proposes its own to get Skype onboard

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Microsoft, objecting to a web standard promoted by its competitors? Get out. While Firefox, Opera and now Chrome have implemented WebRTC on some level for plugin-free VoIP and webcam chats, Microsoft doesn't think the existing, proposed standard is up to snuff for linking with existing devices or obeying "key...
Microsoft no fan of existing WebRTC standard, proposes its own to get Skype onboard

Opera 12.10 For Desktop Launches With More Powerful Extensions, SPDY And WebSocket Support, Win 8 And OS X Improvements

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Opera just launched the latest version of its desktop browser. Version 12.10 brings the usual speed and technical improvements to the browser, including support for the SPDY protocol and the WebSocket API, but the company also acknowledges that today’s users “want more relevant content, faster, and preferably without having to...
Opera 12.10 For Desktop Launches With More Powerful Extensions, SPDY And WebSocket Support, Win 8 And OS X Improvements

KDE 4.8 released with QML bits and new password framework

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The developers behind the KDE project have released version 4.8 of the open source desktop environment. The minor release brings a number of new features and technical improvements to the KDE platform, desktop shell, and application stack. The Plasma Workspace has been undergoing an overhaul to take advantage of...
KDE 4.8 released with QML bits and new password framework
RAM And CPU Clock Speed Confirmed For New iPad, But The Spec Is Still Dead

Jelly Bean for all: Google publishes Android 4.1 code

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In a message posted last night on the official Android Building mailing list, Google developer Jean-Baptiste Queru announced the availability of the Android 4.1 source code. The code has landed in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and is now available to independent developers. Android 4.1, which is codenamed Jelly...
Jelly Bean for all: Google publishes Android 4.1 code

Facebook roundup: photo tags, privacy, Crunchies, Cleantech and more

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Facebook re-enables photo tag suggestions – Facebook announced Thursday that it is re-enabling the photo tag suggestion feature in the U.S., which uses facial recognition to help users identify  friends in their photos. The controversial feature launched in late 2010, and was removed temporarily last year while Facebook made technical improvements and...
Facebook roundup: photo tags, privacy, Crunchies, Cleantech and more
New iPad review roundup: Retina Display + LTE are a killer combination

Amazing Alex, Airport City and more on this week's Android app charts

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The top of the Android charts were once again dominated by apps we’ve seen in previous weeks, namely DeNA’s card-battle game Rage of Bahamut, which refuses to budge from the No. 1 spot in the list of top grossing chart. However, Rovio’s Amazing Alex made a respectable debut at the...
Amazing Alex, Airport City and more on this week's Android app charts
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