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Google is making it easier to send files from your Google Drive account using its Gmail apps for iOS and Android. Google Drive integration with Gmail has been available on the web version of the service for some time. In addition to adding Google Drive support, the iOS app will now let users change their profile picture from within the app, as well as hide unwanted Google accounts from displaying.

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Movie posters need to appeal to a wide, wide audience if they actually want to get people into theaters, so today’s posters often aren’t all that interesting. But things can be different at Comic-Con. At Comic-Con, everyone is a fan, and everyone is looking out for something a little bit more exciting. Below, we’re rounding up some of the best posters that we see heading to the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con.

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By Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) - A mobile app from a law enforcement technology firm could soon allow emergency responders from different agencies to communicate seamlessly with each other in a crisis for the first time, sharing files and conducting impromptu conference calls. BlueLine Grid's applications target what has long been one of the most vexing challenges facing U.S. law enforcement and emergency responders. “It tells you who is near you, who can help you and allows you to communicate effectively with them,” said David Riker, chief executive officer of privately held BlueLine Grid. The app works on devices running on Google Inc's Android and Apple Inc's iOS operating system.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is primed to be one of the highest quality smartphones the company has ever produced, and now reports are coming in that it might see a release shortly before the iPhone 6. According to ET News, the Galaxy Note 4 was rushed into production after the Galaxy S5 underperformed during its launch window, forcing Samsung to rethink its strategy for the rest of the year. Whereas the Galaxy Note 3 was released at the end of September last year, the Note 4 should make its debut at the beginning of the month this year. Mass production of the initial 5 million Galaxy Note 4 units should begin next month as several manufacturing partners have apparently been notified.

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Jimmy Kimmel loves a good prank. This week he went out onto Hollywood Boulevard and convinced a bunch of people that a $20 Casio watch with a white Apple sticker on it was actually Apple's iWatch.

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We’ve seen a good number of conflicting reports regarding the iPhone 6, but most publications agree that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is going to be a major supplier for the new smartphone’s processor when it launches later this year. Digitimes reported on Wednesday that Apple was primed to become TSMC’s biggest client as the foundry ramps up production of the A8 processors for the iPhone 6. FROM EARLIER: Apple once again finds that dumping Samsung is harder than it looks According to the article, TSMC will supply Apple with A9 processors in 2015 as well. Previous reports have claimed that Samsung would take over production by late 2015, but the sources have clarified that Samsung will work on Qualcomm’s 14nm chips while

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The number of teenagers who were vaccinated for HPV last year was still "unacceptably low," according to a report released today by the CDC. Despite a slight increase in vaccination rates over previous years, only 35 percent of adolescent boys and 57 percent of adolescent girls received one or more doses of the HPV vaccine by their 13th birthday in 2013. The HPV vaccine consists of three doses of a drug that adolescents receive between the age of 11 and 13. It protects against human papillomavirus, a common STD that can lead to various forms of cancer, such as cervical cancer, anal cancer, penile cancer, and throat cancer.

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Much has been said about the loss of bird, mammal, reptile, and amphibian species around the world. "We had strong suspicions that the problem was largely with the vertebrates," said Rodolfo Dirzo, an ecologist at Stanford University, in an email to The Verge. "But it was surprising to see this now, also, among the invertebrates," or animals without developed spines. Overall, they found that 67 percent of the world’s invertebrates have declined in numbers by an average of 45 percent.

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The way we think of dinosaurs may have to change A team of researchers led by Pascal Godefroit has found a new dinosaur with ultra-thin feathers, joining other feathered species found in China and North America. More importantly, the new find is the first non-carnivorous dinosaur with feathers, which many in the field have taken as evidence that feathers were far more widespread than previously thought. "Potentially, all dinosaurs could be covered with feathers."

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No one's used the pesticide Methoxychlor for more than a decade — but according to a new study, it may be harming people for generations to come. A group of researchers at Washington State University have discovered new effects from the pesticide that reach into a subject's epigenome, affecting children and even grandchildren of the initial subject. Methoxychlor doesn't alter the genome itself, but after exposing rats to the toxin, researchers discovered the subjects' descendants were more likely to express the harmful genes. The effect was particularly pronounced in the female germ line, indicating Methoxychlor is particularly harmful for the descendants of female subjects.

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Internet users looking to better guard their online privacy are probably aware of a new tracking trick certain sites are experimenting with in order to offer better targeted ads even to those people who block other tracking measures. Called canvas fingerprinting, the new tool tells your browser to create a unique fingerprint for your computer, by retrieving certain details about how the browser is rendering text on your system. The fingerprint then can be used to track users across websites, and it looks like at least 5,619 website have used the technology during May 1-5, 2014, according to researches that looked into how canvas fingerprinting works. While some say the tool can’t be blocked, there are ways from preventing tracking,

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The comics industry mastered Hollywood a long time ago, but the tried-and-true comic book has had a harder time making the transition to digital. The biggest player in the game right now is Comixology, which long ago established itself as the gold standard of comics distribution online. How do you make a viable digital comics business while pushing the medium forward? Award-winning writer Mark Waid gets all that, and could be the one to get the business right — as one of comics' big-name authors, he's worked as a collaborator on a few major projects in digital and even helped with Comixology's earlier well-received design efforts.

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At some point in the future, Apple will no longer be the consumer technology giant it is today. It will become obsolete. Its products will no longer be trendy. Other companies will innovate and drive Apple out of markets it had once dominated. It’s inevitable. It might happen in 10 years or it might happen in 100 years, but it will happen. One of the few things we can safely assume, however is that it will not happen in the next 2-3 years — unless you’re Pedro de Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital. Apple is getting ready for the biggest holiday quarter in the history of any technology company. It’s about to launch fresh new iPhone 6 handsets with larger displays, and it

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Horrific violence continues to spread across Gaza this week, where an Israeli air and ground offensive against the Islamist group Hamas has killed more than 700 people — most of them Palestinian civilians, and many of them children. Both the United Nations and the US, Israel's main ally, have called for a cease-fire, though neither side has shown any sign of relenting. This month's fighting marks the third time in five years that Israel has launched a large-scale military operation in Gaza, a small enclave on the Mediterranean that Hamas has governed since winning a majority in the 2006 Palestinian parliamentary elections. Ten days later, Israel launched a ground invasion aimed at crippling the vast network of underground tunnels that Hamas uses for weapon storage and to launch attacks.

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To celebrate Chromecast's first "birthday," Google is giving owners of its $35 streaming stick a free 90-day trial of Google Play Music All Access. So if you're already paying Google each month, sadly this won't tack three additional months onto your membership. Anyone that's already participated in a free trial of All Access — regardless of length — is also being left out. Play Music All Access normally runs $9.99 per month once you've completed an initial 30-day trial run, so this gives users a bit more time to decide if Google's take on subscription music is a good fit.

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Privacy guidelines may soon be put in place for drones flying within the US. According to Politico, President Obama plans to issue an executive order to have a set of voluntary privacy guidelines drafted for commercial drones. The guidelines would help protect citizens as these small aircraft — often carrying cameras — become increasingly available. A Commerce Department arm will determine the guidelines Rather than issue the order to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is in charge of regulating drones, the order will instead ask that an arm of the Commerce Department create the rules.

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As previously revealed, Apple on Thursday rolled out the public OS X Yosemite beta version, which is available to up to 1 million Mac owners interested in running the company’s latest operating system as soon as possible. In case you haven’t received an email telling you that your beta download is waiting for you, you can go ahead to Apple’s website here (the Yosemite beta page) and log in. Once that’s done, a page with instructions should be available, alongside a download link and a redeem code. The download link takes the user straight to Apple’s Mac App Store where the redeem code will be filled in automatically, at which point the download will start. The Yosemite install is a 5.07GB

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Your iPhone is a pretty formidable camera on its own, but there are plenty of affordable ways to make it even better without attaching any additional hardware. Forbes contributor Amadou Diallo has concocted a list of the four best camera apps for the iPhone, all of which you can download for less than $10 to make your photos look better than ever. The first app Diallo chose, Camera+, is an App Store mainstay which has been around in various incarnations for years. It’s kept up with the times as well, receiving a major visual overhaul alongside the release of iOS 7 last year. With Camera+ you can independently control the focus and exposure of a shot, lock in white balance, change

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The iPhone 6 isn’t even out yet and Samsung is already making fun of the device in TV ads, while inadvertently reminding potential smartphone buyers that a bigger iPhone is coming. Following Samsung, Conan O’Brien was next to take shots at the unreleased iPhone 6 smartphone during a monologue on Tuesday. FROM EARLIER: New report claims to reveal release date for iPhone 6 and ‘iPhone Air’ “A lot of speculation out there about the new iPhone… People wondering what it’s going to be,” Conan says. “The new iPhone is expected to have a larger screen and better operating system.” “Yes. The new iPhone will be called ‘last year’s Samsung Galaxy,’” he adds, with the crowd going wild. “We showed them, huh?”

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