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Motion Controlled Phones Only a Few Years Away

(16 minutes ago)
University of Washington researchers are working on motion activated technology for your phone. KING's Josh Green reports that current prototypes allow the turning of pages with a swipe of your hand in the air.

Windows 10 addresses switching between touch and non-touch environments with Continuum (Dan Seifert/The Verge)

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:Windows 10 addresses switching between touch and non-touch environments with Continuum  —  Watch how Windows 10 works with touch interfaces  —  During its big unveiling of the new Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft demonstrated a feature called Continuum, which is designed to make it easy …

Windows 10 revealed: Microsoft's next OS fuses Windows 7 and 8

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At a press event on Tuesday, Microsoft launched the next version of Windows: Not Windows One, not Windows 9, but Windows 10, which combines the reborn Start menu with Windows 8's colorful live tiles and adjusts its behavior depending on how you're using your device.

Microsoft skips a number, says 'Windows 10' will be a big break from the past

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Microsoft's major update to its operating system, called Windows 10 and unveiled Tuesday, has been built to blend old and new in a way that will be familiar to Windows 7 users while also retaining much of its more modern tile interface.

Pebble Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Plus Background Sleep And Activity Tracking (Darrell Etherington/TechCrunch)

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:Pebble Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Plus Background Sleep And Activity Tracking  —  Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is hoping to make its platform accessible to more people with a permanent price drop of $50 and $30 for both the original Pebble and the Pebble Steel, putting them at $99 and $199 respectively.

FCC Rejects Blackout Rules

(52 minutes ago)
Today the Federal Communications Commission eliminated its sport blackout rules, which prevented cable and satellite television providers from showing sporting events that were blacked out on a local station. It's common practice in the NFL to black out football games locally if the stadium didn't sell enough tickets. The ruling now removes government protections for the NFL's policies (the NFL can continue to black out local broadcasts). The FCC's decision is based on "significant changes" to the industry over the 40 years since the rules were adopted. Television has replaced ticket sales as the primary source of revenue, and the NFL is incredibly popular. They also don't think there's any chance the NFL will move its games to pay-per-view. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

FCC look into treating Internet TV like cable

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission is considering a change in how it regulates Internet TV, potentially putting it on the same footing as traditional cable and satellite television, an FCC official familiar with the idea said on Tuesday.

Microsoft previews Windows 10, touts consistency across devices, enterprise features (Microsoft Corporation)

(58 minutes ago)
Microsoft Corporation:Microsoft previews Windows 10, touts consistency across devices, enterprise features  —  Microsoft unveils the future of Windows  —  Company gives first look at Windows 10, highlighting enterprise advancements and open collaboration.  —  Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday unveiled …

America Movil's Brazil unit wins first new 4G license

(58 minutes ago)
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Claro, the Brazilian mobile operator run by Mexico's America Movil SAB de CV, won a new national broadcast license for fourth-generation (4G) cell spectrum in the 700 MHz range with a bid of 1.947 billion reais ($795 million) on Tuesday.

Online abuse of women in Pakistan turns into real-world violence

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Internet abuse of women in Pakistan is triggering real world violence against them, but large social media companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, are moving too slowly to stop it, internet rights group Bytes for All said.

General Catalyst Dedicates $10M for Startups Built on Stripe Payment Tech (Lora Kolodny/Wall Street Journal)

(One hour ago)
Lora Kolodny / Wall Street Journal:General Catalyst Dedicates $10M for Startups Built on Stripe Payment Tech … Venture-backed payment technology company Stripe Inc. has been gaining international notice with new deals to power the buy buttons on Twitter and Facebook, and related partnerships with Apple and Alibaba.

Q&A: Meet Microsoft's new Azure CTO, Mark Russinovich

(One hour ago)
Earlier this month, Microsoft quietly appointed software architect Mark Russinovich as chief technology officer for its Azure cloud computing platform, formalizing a role he's been executing for the past several years.

EBay follows Icahn's advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015

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(Reuters) - EBay Inc plans to spin off its PayPal unit next year, bowing to activist investor Carl Icahn's argument that the move would free the fast-growing payments business to compete more fiercely in the competitive mobile payments market.

Philips' new LED light strap lets you treat skin disease at home

(One hour ago)
A skin disease like psoriasis is bad enough by itself, but it's made worse by the frequent need to visit your physician just to alleviate the pain and all-too-visible symptoms. Thankfully, Philips has just unveiled a wearable device that will let...

Four charged with stealing Army helicopter training software

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Four alleged members of an international computer hacking ring face charges in the U.S. of breaking into the computer networks of the U.S. Army and several tech companies and stealing several software packages, including programs used to train Army helicopter pilots.

Cray aims to stay in big leagues with XC40 supercomputers

(One hour ago)
Cray has added more horsepower to its latest supercomputer, the XC40, and already has scored some big-time customers.

Survey shows the cost of security breaches are on the rise

(One hour ago)
The year since our previous Global Information Security Survey won't go down as one of the better years for information security. In fact, it may go down as one of the most grueling.

Google is closing Orkut, its first social network, today (Nick Summers/The Next Web)

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Nick Summers / The Next Web:Google is closing Orkut, its first social network, today  —  We knew it was coming.  Google is shutting down Orkut today, its first attempt at a social networking service.  The decision was announced in June and users have had a few months to export their profile data, community posts and photos using Google Takeout.

Microsoft Announces Windows 10

(One hour ago)
Today at a press conference in San Francisco, Microsoft announced the new version of their flagship operating system, called Windows 10. (Yes, t-e-n. I don't know.) With the new version of the operating system, they'll be unifying the application platform for all devices: desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones. As early leaks showed, the Start Menu is back — it's a hybrid of old and new, combining a list of applications with a small group of resizable tiles that can include widgets. Metro-style apps can now each operate inside their own window. There's a new, multiple-desktop feature, which power users have been demanding for years, and also a feature that lets users easily grab objects from one desktop and transfer it to another. The Technical Preview builds for desktops and laptops will be available tomorrow through the Windows Insider Program. They're requesting feedback from customers. Windows 10 will launch in late 2015. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

U.S. attorney general criticizes Apple, Google data encryption

(One hour ago)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Joining a cry from law enforcement officials concerned about data encryption on Apple's newest operating system, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that officers should not be blocked from the information they need to investigate a crime.

Obama's BRAIN initiative awards $46 million in grants

(One hour ago)
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wearable brain scanners and lasers that can turn hundreds of cells on and off were among 58 projects awarded $46 million in federal grants as part of President Obama's $100 million initiative to unlock the secrets of the human brain.

U.S. attorney general criticizes Apple, Google data encryption

(One hour ago)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Joining a cry from law enforcement officials concerned about data encryption on Apple's newest operating system, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that officers should not be blocked from the information they need to investigate a crime.

Path now lets you text businesses so you don't have to wait on hold

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About three months ago, Path announced that not only was it rolling out a dedicated messaging app, it was also acquiring a company called TalkTo whose service allowed you to communicate with businesses via text. Today, Path is finally integrating the...

Reddit Raises $50M, Plans to Share Stock With Community Members (Liz Gannes/Re/code)

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Liz Gannes / Re/code:Reddit Raises $50M, Plans to Share Stock With Community Members  —  Reddit, the Internet's favorite place to share links, has raised about $50 million in funding.  —  This is the round we told you about earlier this month, and many of the details are in keeping with that report.

Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Golden Master Candidate to Developers (Eric Slivka/MacRumors)

(One hour ago)
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Golden Master Candidate to Developers  —  Apple today released a candidate golden master version of OS X Yosemite to developers, just over two weeks after releasing the eighth Developer Preview alongside the third public beta of the upcoming Mac operating system.

eBay To Spin Off PayPal

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In 2002, eBay bought PayPal for $1.5 billion in stock. Nowadays, PayPal's yearly revenues exceed $7 billion, and investors are worried that eBay and PayPal together are too big to compete effectively. (They're also too big to be acquired, which is on their minds after the ludicrously successful Alibaba IPO.) To solve that problem, eBay today announced it will be spinning off PayPal in 2015, creating two separate publicly traded companies. eBay's current CEO is stepping down, and each of the companies will have a new CEO. "As part of the separation, eBay and PayPal will sign arm’s length commercial operating agreements to work together, with payments on both sides for various referrals and services. That’s no surprise since about 30 percent of PayPal’s business is still on eBay, although that is down from 50 percent only a few years ago." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

GoPro shares rise on news of new cameras; bullish options active

(One hour ago)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - GoPro Inc shares rose 3 percent to touch a new high and options volume looked set to hit a record on Tuesday, a day after the maker of cameras worn by surfers and skydivers said it would be launching two new action cameras, as well as a lower priced beginner-friendly model.

Threat posed by voice activation

(One hour ago)
Voice-activation functions on smartphones and other devices can be a significant security risk, warn researchers.

Netflix to release full-length film

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The video streaming site Netflix will release its first feature-length film in 2015, after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company.

Ireland gave 'state aid' to Apple

(One hour ago)
The European Commission publishes a letter it sent to Ireland accusing the country of giving Apple illegal state aid through special tax arrangements.

Trump 'may sue' over Fred West tweet

(One hour ago)
Billionaire Donald Trump says he "may sue" the Twitter user who tricked him into retweeting an image of British serial killers Fred and Rose West.

VIDEO: Bomb-makers tracked via sewers

(One hour ago)
New technology allows security services to analyse the contents of the sewers to discover where people are making home-made bombs.

AUDIO: 'Jammer' stops drivers using phones

(One hour ago)
An American entrepreneur has come up with a device that blocks all communication to your phone while you are driving to ensure you're not tempted.

VIDEO: Inside the world of adult cosplay

(One hour ago)
Meet the adults performing as characters from films, comics and video games for fun. In the world of cosplay, dressing up is a serious business.
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