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Samsung Galaxy users are getting an exclusive news app

The verge - wo, 09/02/2015 - 01:51

Samsung today announced that it is partnering with European publisher Axel Springer to develop a news platform called UPDAY. The aggregated news content platform will offer ‘Need to Know’ information curated by a local editorial team and ‘Want to Know’ information which will be generated automatically by an algorithm.

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Technicolor punches high-def video into higher dynamic range

cnet - wo, 09/02/2015 - 01:46
Is it possible to convert today's standard- and high-definition shows and movies into tomorrow's High-Dynamic Range (HDR) video? Technicolor claims yes.









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Work out or the giraffe gets it: Tep app does fitness Tamagotchi-style

cnet - wo, 09/02/2015 - 01:39
A fitness-tracking app called Tep challenges you to walk, run and cycle regularly to keep your adorable pet giraffe alive.









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Tesla is now taking orders for its $29,000 Roadster 3.0 upgrade

The verge - wo, 09/02/2015 - 01:33

Tesla's commitment to its first car — the aging Roadster — is admirable: even as it's refreshing the Model S, rolling out the Model X, and working on the Model 3, it's upgrading the tiny sports car that put it on the map.

For a price, anyway.

The company is finally taking orders for the Roadster 3.0 upgrade that it announced late last year, which runs $29,000 including a $5,000 deposit upfront. ("It is not our intention to make a profit on the battery pack," Tesla says, claiming that the upgrade fee is being offered at cost.) For that price, you get a totally new, "almost entirely hand-built" battery pack that squeezes in 40 percent more energy than the old pack that it replaces for greater range. (That's actually better than the 31...

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Former Apple engineer creates incredible new furniture design

BGR - wo, 09/02/2015 - 01:15

When former Apple engineer Brad Sewell moved from California to Boston to attend Harvard Business School, he quickly became frustrated with the state of the furniture market.

"I had this taste in quality, Sewell told Entrepreneur, "but a budget that was like 'graduated IKEA'. There wasn't much between your disposable furniture and the really high-end stuff.”

So like many ambitious go-getters, Sewell dropped out of Harvard and created a company to address his furniture concerns. The result? An innovative new company called Campaign.

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54-propeller superdrone lifts off with a person inside

cnet - wo, 09/02/2015 - 01:02
It took 54 propellers for the Swarm superdrone to get off the ground with a human passenger along for the exciting ride.









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Google Maps for Android gets a welcome navigation UI change

BGR - wo, 09/02/2015 - 00:30

Google continues to release new features for the Android version of its Google Maps application. After bringing Street View to Google Maps on Android only a few days ago, the company is out with software version 9.14, which includes a welcome update to the navigation user interface that should further improve your overall Google Maps experience.

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LinkedIn, Instagram revamp messaging to keep pace with rivals

cnet - wo, 09/02/2015 - 00:29
Both social networks update their messaging platforms to allow for more casual back-and-forth conversations -- complete with emojis.









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These tech-savvy military dogs will kill you with cuteness (pictures)

cnet - wo, 09/02/2015 - 00:06
It's a high-risk, high-tech dog's life for these Navy K-9s who are pure 10s to their human partners.









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Pass the CompTIA A+ certification exam and start your IT career

BGR - di, 09/01/2015 - 23:45

Tests aren't any more fun now than they were in school. But they are a lot easier when you have the right study guide. If you're gearing up for a career in IT and need to pass the CompTIA A+ certification exam, don't miss this deal. We've put together a CompTIA A+ test prep bundle for $49 at the BGR Store. Don't miss your chance to get it now—it usually goes for $1,077, so this deal saves you an incredible 95%.

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A studio is suing Popcorn Time users for illegally downloading a Pierce Brosnan movie

The verge - di, 09/01/2015 - 23:15

Popcorn Time, the Netflix-like streaming service that delivers pirated movies to users, has battled legal difficulties since it launched, and the pile of complaints leveled against it just got a little bit bigger. Indie studio Millennium Films and its affiliate Nu Image filed a lawsuit against Popcorn Time users in Oregon today, claiming they were responsible for more than 10,000 illegal downloads of the 2015 assassin movie Survivor, which starred Pierce Brosnan and Milla Jovovich.

Brosnan would not approve

A formal complaint has been filed against 16 individual Popcorn Time users in the state, who have been accused of downloading and distributing multiple copies of Survivor across the Bit Torrent network. The studios claim they are...

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The tough-to-swallow truth about McDonald's all-day breakfast

The verge - di, 09/01/2015 - 23:12

It's no secret that McDonald's is flailing — losing Americans' trust, losing their dollars, losing the "big deal / special treat" designation in popular consciousness that it held in the 1970s (according to my mom) and in the 1990s (according to me). Efforts to counter these setbacks have included unconvincing promises of fresh ingredients, serial trial and failure of terrible new products, presumably bribing James Franco to write a testimonial about how wage labor functions as emotional support, and a super douchey PR interaction with Burger King.

None of these things won us back over to the Golden Arches' side. So Big M is trying something different; they're putting their finger back on the pulse of America, if you will, by catering...

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Jimmy Kimmel says gamers want him to get AIDS and die

cnet - di, 09/01/2015 - 23:08
Having mocked the notion of people watching people play video games, the late night host displays nasty messages from people who like to do just that.









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Comcast tests $30 fee that gets rid of internet data cap

The verge - di, 09/01/2015 - 23:02

Comcast's data caps make it an outlier among US home broadband companies. While Verizon, Charter, and other wired ISPs usually have a breaking point with their unlimited service plans, it's nothing as formal as Comcast's series of "data usage plan trials," which set a (generally) 300GB limit in certain areas of the country. Now, though, Florida subscribers can get truly unlimited data — but it costs an extra $30 a month.

As first noticed by DSL Reports, Comcast is introducing a new option in its Florida markets of Fort Lauderdale, the Keys, and Miami. Normally, customers who exceed 300GB a month would pay an extra $10 per 50GB of data, with a three-month grace period before the charges kick in. But by enrolling in a plan that costs $30...

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This is a very wrong way to clean an expensive camera

BGR - di, 09/01/2015 - 23:00

Late last week, photographer Ryan Heywood posted an utterly strange video to YouTube that defies explanation. Titled "How to clean expensive camera gear", the video shows Heywood running a Red Epic Dragon 6k, Canon 1DX, and some L series lenses through some water. It also shows him smothering the aforementioned equipment in sand.

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Indian woman who sued Uber after alleged rape voluntarily ends lawsuit

The verge - di, 09/01/2015 - 22:58

The 25-year-old Indian woman who sued Uber in January after accusing one of the company's drivers of raping her has voluntarily ended the suit. According to Reuters, no details were released about how the case was settled, and neither Uber nor the woman have released statements about the case.

Uber was briefly banned in Delhi after the accusations

The unnamed passenger stepped forward last December to name 32-year-old Shiv Kumar Yadav as the driver who allegedly raped and beat her while she was on her way home from a dinner. The incident took place in Delhi, which, in the years since the fatal gang rape of a woman on a bus in 2012, has come to be known as the rape capital of India. The Delhi government took swift action, and banned...

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Google will demote mobile sites that use terrible app install ads

The verge - di, 09/01/2015 - 22:30

There are lots of problems with the mobile web, but one of the most annoying is clicking through a search result and having your entire screen taken over by an app install ad. You search in vain for a tiny, opaque "X" to tap, only to miss its center by a millimeter and inadvertently trigger the trap. Today Google announced an update to its search algorithm that will try to crack down on these odious advertisements, marking any site that presents too many of them as not "mobile friendly," a designation that will push that site down in its search rankings.

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Judge grants California Uber drivers class action status in lawsuit

The verge - di, 09/01/2015 - 22:26

A US District Judge in San Francisco has ruled that a lawsuit brought by Uber drivers may continue as a class action, throwing Uber into an uncertain future as it argues its drivers are not employees of the company.

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Ex-Ashley Madison spokesmodel drops bombshell allegations against cheating website

BGR - di, 09/01/2015 - 22:25

We've seen a lot of reporting on the Ashley Madison hack lately that suggests the vast majority of female profiles on the website are completely fake. Now Inside Edition has scored an interview with Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, who was paid to be Ashley Madison's spokesmodel back in 2010 and who is now tossing bombshell allegations against the website charging that it's run by "scam artists."

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Amazon deal of the day: Up to 45% off 18 different PC and gaming accessories

BGR - di, 09/01/2015 - 22:05

We've already told you about a few solid Amazon sales today, but the BGR Deals Team is back with news of a huge sale that might be too good to pass up. As part of Amazon's Gold Box deal of the day, the retail giant is offering big savings of up to 45% off a wide range of PC accessories. Most of them focus on PC gaming, but there's something for everyone with 18 deals in all!

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