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Follow these four steps to create and record a video interview with a Chromebook.

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Twitter on Thursday launched its streaming video application Periscope, a move that could dampen enthusiasm for the rising online rival Meerkat. The Periscope app, like Meerkat, allows anyone to stream live video to a wide audience with their smartphone. The new app "lets you share and experience live video from your mobile phone" and is "a perfect complement to Twitter, which is why we acquired the company in January," Twitter's Kevin Weil said in a blog post. The Periscope team outlined a range of possibilities for the service, including how it can turn any smartphone user into a global reporter.

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Jack Wallen ponders the problem with the ever-lagging acceptance of the Linux desktop and poses a radical solution.

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The dream of a stunning smartphone with a bezel-free display has finally been realized… and you’ll never get to enjoy it. Have you ever heard of Oppo? If you live in the United States, the answer is probably “no” unless you’re a pretty hardcore Android fan. Based in Guangdong, China, Oppo Electronics is one of several smartphone vendors making waves in the East that haven’t yet washed ashore here in the West. Once you get a look at the company’s upcoming new smartphone, however, Oppo will become a name you won’t soon forget. DON’T MISS: This is probably the best collection of Material Design apps you’ll ever find Pictured above is an unannounced Oppo smartphone that leaked on Weibo, and we know

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Didn't make plans for the night? Fear not. An app making a play on Kickstarter offers up a list of options so even the worst procrastinators can find social joy.

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The company's processing of about 500 payments from 2009 to 2013 included ones tied to weapons of mass destruction, as well as related to Iran, Sudan and Cuba.

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Last night, Rihanna began teasing the debut single from her upcoming album — likely titled R8 — and this morning, she released super-teasey snippets of the song through the selfie video app Dubsmash. Now, the entire track, "Bitch Better Have My Money" (named after AMG's 1991 album), is available to stream.

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This week, Rene Richie from iMore joins as guest to add his perspective into what could be one of Apple’s biggest inventions in years. Rene also adds new information about the upcoming Apple Watch launch and polarizing MacBook. There’s also a Meerkat involved. Show Links: Pretend you’re surprised: Apple Watch might be hard to find at first because of production issuesl Retina MacBook: If you’re worried about performance, check this out Video: Force Touch might be a game-changer for MacBook, Watch and iPhone Huge thanks to our sponsor for this week’s show, the amazing Automatic. I was one of the early adopters of the product when it first launched and it’s truly great. Automatic is offering a 20% discount with

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Some people say working remotely via robot is going to be commonplace in the office of the future. So we thought we'd test it out in ours.

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Chief executive Marcelo Claure defends the company's stance as the only major wireless operator to support the FCC's new Net neutrality regulation.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S. stores starting April 10.

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By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States is concerned about China's restrictions on the use of foreign information technology equipment by the banking sector, according to a filing published by the World Trade Organization on Thursday. U.S. business groups have already complained about the new rules, which China announced in December, and senior officials including Secretary of State John Kerry have written to their Chinese counterparts about them. Japan and the European Union have echoed U.S. concerns about the regulations, which China says aim to promote cybersecurity. By bringing up the issue at the WTO, where member countries can legally challenge foreign laws that affect trade, the United States has put pressure on China to explain how the regulations - which aim to promote "secure and controllable" banking technology - comply with global trade rules.

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Why would Apple want to release a smaller 4-inch device that’s tentatively being called the “iPhone 6c?” My response is, why wouldn’t they? Yes, phones with large screens are all the rage these days but there is still a market out there for smaller devices that fit comfortably in your hand and your pocket, particularly if you have small hands. BACKGROUND: Report claims Apple will shock the world with a third new iPhone model this year My wife, for example, is still rocking an iPhone 4. I know, the 2010 device is positively ancient by smartphone standards but it still functions very well and she’s not a power user who needs to have the latest hardware. In fact, she doesn’t even mind

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Microsoft has a raft of new Dynamics CRM codeames and delivery dates on its updated roadmap for 2015.

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Good news for laptop and smartphone buyers: a novel flash-memory design should cut costs and boost capacity.

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Artist Robert Burden has carved his own niche as a painter of classic children's toys. His latest piece is a 15-foot-wide mural celebrating classic Star Wars toys. His work spans my childhood: Voltron, Captain America, GI Joe. A personal favorite is this portrait of Krang, inspired by the 1988 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figurine of the same name.

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T-Mobile and AT&T on Thursday both unveiled preorder details for the HTC One M9. Buyers looking to score the new HTC flagship handset should know that, while the two carriers have rather similar offers, T-Mobile’s price is slightly better than AT&T’s, especially for off-contract purchases. DON’T MISS: T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge prices revealed T-Mobile will start taking preorders for the HTC One M9 on Friday at 9:00 a.m. ET for $0 down followed by 24 monthly payments of $27.08 each, which makes the full price for the device is $649.92. AT&T will kick off its HTC One M9 preorder at 12:01 a.m. ET and will have various purchase options for interested buyers. The handset costs $199.99 when

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The long-lost classic TV show "Doctor Who" returned to our screens on this day in 2005 -- so we raise our sonic screwdrivers to 10 years of timey-wimey fantasticness.

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While Microsoft has had confusing naming schemes for Windows RT and "Metro-style" over the years, it appears the company is trying to simplify things for Windows 10. In a recent session at Microsoft's WinHEC developer event, distinguished engineer Don Box revealed the company’s new naming for universal applications that run across PCs, phones, tablets, and the Xbox One. "Windows apps runs on all devices, Windows desktop app is PC only. The naming could cause some confusion around existing Windows desktop apps, as many already refer to them as Windows apps, but simplification is certainly welcome.

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For the past several months, White House officials and Democrats in Congress have been using the bully pulpit to encourage more U.S. businesses to offer their workers paid leave. Their motto: “Lead on leave.”On Thursday, Microsoft showed them how it’s done.In a blog post on the company’s website, Brad Smith, a Microsoft vice president,...

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Interviews with scientists, historians, and people battling disease bring the viewer into a world of scientific triumphs, and devastating failures — all of which are punctuated with colorful animations, and archival photographs that help Siddhartha Mukherjee's Pulitzer-winning book come alive. We spoke with the documentary's director, Barak Goodman, about the making of the PBS documentary, which will air in three parts, starting Monday. How much did you know about cancer before starting this documentary? I knew what most people know, that it is a disease of unrestrained growth of cells, and I had the feeling that very little progress had been made in the fight against cancer, and that it was still nearly as deadly or as deadly a disease as it had been — all of which are wrong.

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Of the 10,000-plus staff at the Government Code and Cypher School during World War II, two-thirds were female. Three veteran servicewomen explain what life was like as part of the code-breaking operation during World War II.

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