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Obama signs Safe Web Act into law, extends FTC power to combat online scam artists

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See that guy? The one in the bubble? He's probably up to no good. Thanks to President Obama, however, he's going to have a much harder time duping innocent young ladies like the one also shown here. Per The Hill, the POTUS has just signed into law the Safe...
Obama signs Safe Web Act into law, extends FTC power to combat online scam artists

Internet Archive expands software museum, invites you to dig in

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Mention the Internet Archive, and our minds race back to the Wayback Machine, or its public domain treasure trove, or the broadcast news museum. Jason Scott, however, believes that we should be paying attention to what he thinks is now the biggest collection of software and software writing anywhere...
Internet Archive expands software museum, invites you to dig in

Google Offers comes to Google+ with in-line save and share feature

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The I/O keynote may be a fading memory, but Google's work isn't done just yet. Today its various services are getting little more tightly knit as Offers comes to your Google+ stream. A select few brands (Zagat, Hello Kitty, Art.com, NOOK and Adafruit) will be part of the pilot...
Google Offers comes to Google+ with in-line save and share feature

Microsoft makes Bing image search more social with one-click sharing to Pinterest

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Companies know how important it is to make their products as friendly as can be with third-party social websites, and Microsoft, for one, has done a pretty fantastic job at making sure the team behind Bing's doing exactly that. To wit, the Surface maker is, as of today, also...
Microsoft makes Bing image search more social with one-click sharing to Pinterest

Vodafone UK launches a full Windows Phone 8 roster on February 6th

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Vodafone's British division has been shy to embrace Windows Phone much at all in recent months. There'll be no such reservation as of February 6th, when the carrier starts offering a wide array of Windows Phone 8 devices. HTC's Windows Phone 8X and 8S will ship in subdued colors,...
Vodafone UK launches a full Windows Phone 8 roster on February 6th

Game Boy repurposed as an Android gamepad, adds retro flair to your mobile gaming

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Many of us whiled away untold hours of our youth mashing the D-pad, A and B buttons of the original Game Boy, which is why we've seen many hacks using its iconic hardware. Gaming on mobile touchscreens isn't nearly so tactilely pleasing as that portable, however, so nostalgic modder...
Game Boy repurposed as an Android gamepad, adds retro flair to your mobile gaming

Vine graces Amazon Appstore, gives Kindle Fire HD's front-facing cam a workout

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Sure, the Kindle Fire HD may only have a front-facing camera, but its solitary shooter is about to start flexing more than its video chat muscles. Vine has just arrived on Amazon's Appstore, and it's ready for owners to download and churn out as many six-second video clips as...
Vine graces Amazon Appstore, gives Kindle Fire HD's front-facing cam a workout

Box Windows Phone, Windows 8 apps get new features, including file previews and more

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Box has done a pretty decent job at bringing novel features to its apps on the various platforms they are present in, and today it's turn for a couple of Microsoft's properties to get some fresh tidbits from the cloud storage service. For starters, both of Box's Windows Phone...
Box Windows Phone, Windows 8 apps get new features, including file previews and more

South Korea defense ministry reportedly crafts a cyber policy group to unify its security

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If you hadn't heard, South Korea's under a lot of pressure lately, including a spate of internet-based attacks against banks and broadcasters on March 20th that some worry (though can't confirm) was the result of a large-scale hacking campaign. The country won't simply stand idle and brace for another...
South Korea defense ministry reportedly crafts a cyber policy group to unify its security

Twitter announces 'Trends' for 100 more cities, spreads the trending topics love

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Even though there's an ongoing kerfuffle between social giants Instagram and Twitter, the microblogging service is putting that aside and focusing its own efforts on improving the experience for some of its (many) users. With that in mind, Twitter announced earlier today that it has expanded its trending topics...
Twitter announces 'Trends' for 100 more cities, spreads the trending topics love

Vevo TV now streams music 24/7 to mobile devices, the web, Xbox and Roku

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Vevo, long known as a source of music videos on YouTube, has just launched its own, standalone music video service called Vevo TV. The streaming music channel is on 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and it'll feed your craving for the latest Adele, Rhianna and/or Bieber...
Vevo TV now streams music 24/7 to mobile devices, the web, Xbox and Roku

SoundCloud streamlines Pro plans, intros a Pro Partner tier for top streamers

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There's been concerns that SoundCloud is shifting its attention too quickly toward listeners at the expense of the creators that gave the site its roots. While we can't say that the audio hub is addressing every concern, it's is determined to keep creatives involved with a much simpler Pro...
SoundCloud streamlines Pro plans, intros a Pro Partner tier for top streamers

YouTube brings live streaming to Capitol Hill, whether you like it or not

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In between watching giraffes fight and people who can't parallel park, you'll find a new attraction on YouTube this week: live streams from members of US Congress. Today, the video-sharing website announced that all federal legislators will receive the ability to tap into advanced features on their YouTube channels,...
YouTube brings live streaming to Capitol Hill, whether you like it or not

Google starts including activity from select apps in search results

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Well, it looks like you can soon expect to see yet more information to the right of your Google search results. The company's announced today that it has begun integrating activity from certain apps into its results, with a number of music and movie apps the first in line....
Google starts including activity from select apps in search results

Last.fm Radio to start charging for service, shut down in some countries in 2013

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Last.fm's internet-based radio goods have had a pretty good run, but, unfortunately, early next year the service will make some significant changes to its overall business structure that may not be for the best. For starters, the Last.fm Radio desktop client is set to go paid-only (as it is...
Last.fm Radio to start charging for service, shut down in some countries in 2013

Rdio on iPhone now shows which friends are listening, web streaming hits seven countries

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Listen enough to Rdio on the desktop and you'll know your friends' taste in music when they're fellow subscribers. As of a fresh update to the iOS app, you'll also appreciate any musical kinship while on the road. iPhone users receive an overhauled playback view that shows just which...
Rdio on iPhone now shows which friends are listening, web streaming hits seven countries

Russian technology firms agree to avoid poaching each other, keep salaries in check

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American companies that reach no-poaching agreements do so behind closed doors, as it's considered illegal and anti-competitive. No such reservations appear to exist in Russia, as several of the country's top technology giants have openly admitted to reaching an unprecedented verbal deal: Acronis, Epam, Kaspersky Labs, Parallels and Yandex...
Russian technology firms agree to avoid poaching each other, keep salaries in check

Kindle app for Android gains carousel browsing, expanded side panel

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Amazon is rectifying the long wait for a Kindle for Android update today with a version 4.0 refresh that carries with it a major UI redesign. The library view looks very different: instead of a basic grid, recently read items are presented in a rotating carousel at the top...
Kindle app for Android gains carousel browsing, expanded side panel

BitTorrent Live now in open beta, brings live webcasting to the masses

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Last November, BitTorrent put out a call to all "qualified broadcasters," seeking to build out a solid based for Live, its new P2P streaming protocol. Now, just four months later, the company's opening the beta service up to all users, giving a real-time platform to anyone with a webcam,...
BitTorrent Live now in open beta, brings live webcasting to the masses

Samsung buys 10 percent stake in rival phone maker Pantech

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Hang around these pages long enough and you're bound to come across Pantech, the South Korean purveyor of everything from giant 1080p handsets down to... giant 720p handsets. Samsung has noticed this rising star too and, so says Yonhap News, has now made a $50 million investment in the...
Samsung buys 10 percent stake in rival phone maker Pantech

BitTorrent launches 'Bundle' media format with Ultra Music partnership

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The folks at BitTorrent have been busy little bees since the beginning of 2013. Between Sync, SoShare, Live and Surf you'd think the company already had enough projects to work on. Now it's adding a new file format called Bundle to its lineup of experimental alphas and betas. The...
BitTorrent launches 'Bundle' media format with Ultra Music partnership

Smartphone petition breaks 100,000 signatures, forces White House response

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The petition to reinstate the DMCA protection of smartphone unlockers has reached 100,000 signatories on We The People. As it's now hit the golden limit, the White House will have to issue an official response explaining its stance on the matter. The petition also asked that if the Librarian...
Smartphone petition breaks 100,000 signatures, forces White House response

Apple updates iOS Podcasts app with new design, custom stations

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There's been few Apple iOS apps that have garnered more complaints than the company's Podcasts app (outside of Maps, at least), and it looks like it's now finally taken some of those criticisms into consideration with the latest update (version 1.2). That includes the overly-stylized design, which has been...
Apple updates iOS Podcasts app with new design, custom stations

Apple releases iOS 6.1.3 to patch lock screen security hole

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A month to the day after Apple issued iOS 6.1.2 in order to patch an Exchange bug fix, the company has issued iOS 6.1.3 today to seal up a security hole that allowed a complex combination of finagling to bypass one's lock screen. Moreover, it's said to add Maps...
Apple releases iOS 6.1.3 to patch lock screen security hole

Panasonic Eluga P P-03E takes on Samsung with its own air gestures (video)

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Don't think that the Galaxy S 4 has a lock on the concept of touch-free input. Panasonic has bolstered NTT DoCoMo's summer lineup with the Eluga P P-03E, a 4.7-inch Android phone whose one-handed interface can involve even less finger contact than Samsung's flagship. Its central Touch Assist feature...
Panasonic Eluga P P-03E takes on Samsung with its own air gestures (video)

SMS integration confirmed to be coming to Google+ Hangouts 'soon'

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Google expanded its chat / video conferencing offerings in a big way with its new Google+ Hangouts platform, and it looks like its intent on making it even more all-purpose in the future. Responding to a question on her Google+ page, the company's community manager for Hangouts and Chat,...
SMS integration confirmed to be coming to Google+ Hangouts 'soon'

Xiaomi Box launches in a three-city trial on March 19th at a lower price

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The Xiaomi Box has had an arduous road to travel before it could go on sale: Chinese regulations reportedly kept it in limbo until local broadcaster iCNTV stepped in this January to get the ball rolling once again. The end is in sight now that a limited trial is...
Xiaomi Box launches in a three-city trial on March 19th at a lower price

Opera confirms its Devices SDK is behind Boxee TV's HTML5 apps

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It's been available since last month, but browser-maker Opera has only today confirmed that it's Opera Devices Software Development Kit is providing the backend for the Boxee TV's HTML5 apps. Those already include the likes of YouTube, Spotify and Vimeo, but Opera says one of the big advantages of...
Opera confirms its Devices SDK is behind Boxee TV's HTML5 apps

Evernote premium adds document search, Deutsche Telekom customers get one year free subscription

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Evernote's premium package adds a bunch of extra features to the online jotter if you're willing to pay the price. Now though, if you've got a mobile, fixed-line or broadband contract with Deutsche Telekom, a deal between the companies means you'll be able to skip that 40 euro annual...
Evernote premium adds document search, Deutsche Telekom customers get one year free subscription

NY approves Cornell Tech's applied sciences campus on Roosevelt Island

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While Cornell has given its researchers the resources to build spider-like robots and move Pong paddles with the power of the mind, students more interested in the software side of engineering have not been getting as much love. That's about to change, however, with the recent City Planning Commission...
NY approves Cornell Tech's applied sciences campus on Roosevelt Island
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