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Google has been steadily migrating its resources towards the Photos ecosystem since the company first announced it at last year's I/O developers conference. It's already shut down Google+ photos in lieu of the newer service and linked Photos to your...

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There's a particular strain of game theory, Colonel Blotto, that many believe could predict the outcomes of everything from elections to sports matches. It asks two sides to distribute soldiers over a battlefield, and hands wins to whoever has the m...

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Rumors have swirled about Apple building its own TV service for untold months now -- and the company has also been rumored to be creating its own original content, ala Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and basically every other streaming service worth its salt....

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I got a little too excited when the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) chief called Adblock Plus (ABP) "an unethical, immoral, mendacious coven of techie wannabes." I immediately wanted to know when the next coven meeting was and how many stars to...

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uTorrent recently opted to monetize with ads, but it turns out that pirates hate those as much as paying for content. Now, parent BitTorrent is trying something else -- offering a subscription to eliminate ads for $5 per year. That may not seem like...

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Google's My Maps for Android hasn't received a lot of affection lately, but the company is making up for that in style. It quietly released a big upgrade to the custom mapping app that, on top of a "new look and feel," throws in features that arguab...

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By Brent Butterworth This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here. If a serious music lover who wanted to spend less than $500 were to ask us what open-back audiophile hea...

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The mostly quiet Philae comet lander appears to be silent for good. German space agency DLR announced today that it would no longer attempt to send commands to the unit. "Unfortunately, the probability of Philae re-establishing contact with our team...

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UK authorities believe they've caught a teenage hacker who was part of the recent wave of attacks on US government officials. A 15-year-old boy who goes by the name "cracka" was arrested earlier this week for his part in a number of security breaches...

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The closure of Netflix's last data center might not be news, but who's picking up the slack on the outside might be. The firm has revealed that it's now moved its entire online business to Amazon Web Services, the retailer's cloud computing division....

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American Airlines has jumped into bed with Uber in order to create a service that's as "door to door" as the pair can make. The idea is that fliers who can afford not to take the airport shuttle will get a "seamless travel experience." For instance,...

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Visa has purchased a 10 percent piece of Square, according to documents seen by the WSJ. Square is best known for its smartphone-attached readers that make it easy for merchants (and even panhandlers) to accept credit cards. The company was started a...

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Animated emoji with music composed by Paul McCartney is't the only way Skype wants you to connect for Valentine's Day this year. Today, the company is announcing a new series of video message Valentine's Day cards that you can send to anyone you want...

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If you're with O2 and regularly use the London Underground, you should know that the network is trying to track your phone and pass that information on to advertisers. If that sounds like a huge invasion of privacy, well, in some ways it is -- howeve...

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If you're like me, you spent your youth imagining what it'd be like if your favorite fictional universes got together -- heck, Aliens vs. Predator and Kingdom Hearts are practically kids' dreams made real. Well, some fans weren't willing to keep the...

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posted about 6 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Pluto's surface looks pretty textured even from afar, but you may still be surprised by how complex its terrain actually is. This new color-coded geological map illustrates that complexity more clearly. It covers 1,290 miles of the dwarf planet, incl...

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posted about 7 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
When the latest Need for Speed drifted onto consoles, racers noticed that a few features were missing. No manual transmission option? No racing wheel support? Admittedly, the game isn't a sim racer like Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport, but both of t...

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How do you know what a company is planning to achieve a year or two down the road? Look at who they're hiring right now. It was that idea that led Reuters to Google's recruitment website and spot that the search engine needs engineers for its self-dr...

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posted about 8 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Artificial intelligence (AI) is getting pretty good at identifying people, but before it starts looking for Sarah Connor, Microsoft's Garage team is having fun with it. Last time, the group released an app that (poorly) guessed your age, and the late...

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Another day, another rebranded streaming service. Following ITV and Channel 4, the folks at Channel 5 have decided to throw out the name Demand 5 and introduce a new service called My5 in the UK. You can find it on the web or through the accompanying...

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posted about 9 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
AT&T has been working on possible 5G technologies, such as millimeter waves, for years. Now that it's time to get serious, it's teaming up with Ericsson and Intel to ramp up its development in the lab in the second quarter of the year. After that...

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Transport for London (TfL) runs a whole host of Twitter accounts designed to keep commuters up to date with travel disruptions. The organisation is now changing its approach, however, and reducing its overall tweet output for minor delays and inciden...

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posted about 11 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
If you're a sportswear company, then you need your own app-cum-social network to maintain relevant in this modern age. That's why Asics has just picked up Runkeeper in a deal that's been announced by the latter firm's CEO, Jason Jacobs. In a post ove...

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The data-minded folks over at FiveThirtyEight have teamed up with Facebook to find out what parts of the country support which candidate via an interactive map. While FiveThirtyEight stresses that this is in no way a representative sample (Facebook u...

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Apple's the star in the latest chapter of Immersion's court drama. The California haptic feedback developer known for going to court to guard its technologies has filed a lawsuit against Apple and AT&T. It says the haptic feedback systems of the...

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