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Saturday 1st of November 2014

SlashGear
FAA reportedly okays use of electronics on planes during takeoff and landing
There has been a large push to have regulations loosened on the use of electronic devices during takeoff and landing on flights. In March, word surfaced that the FAA was holding a study on the matter, and that regulations could be changed by the end of this year allowing for wider use of... 1 year ago
PC World
NSA admits employees spied on loved ones
Employees of the U.S. National Security Agency spied on "unfaithful" husbands, boyfriends and girlfriends using surveillance technology of the agency, according to a letter from the NSA to a U.S. Senator. The letter from NSA Inspector General George Ellard, released Thursday by Senator Charles E.... 1 year ago
Engadget
Roli Seaboard Grand up for pre-order, bendable music starts at $2,000
We were pretty impressed with what Roli showed off at SXSW back in March, and now the company's rubberized keyboard is up for pre-order. The instrument is built in a standard piano configuration, with a soft surface that allows you to directly bend pitch and add vibrato and other effects to the... 1 year ago
Ubergizmo
European Space Agency Works On Rocketbots To Explore Planets
The folks over at the European Space Agency (ESA) have been doing some serious thinking lately, and they certainly have some interesting and creative ideas when it comes to exploring different planets. This time around, there will be nothing to do with a snake robot to explore the nooks and... 1 year ago
Ubergizmo
Nissan Robot Car Gains Driving License
Nissan does seem to be committed to make it a reality where autonomous vehicle technology is concerned by the time 2020 arrives. Well, we are glad to say that the Japanese auto manufacturer has managed to pick up an official license for it to start testing such smart driving systems – albeit this... 1 year ago
The Register
Boris Johnson's ex-right-hand man's right hand lands johnson in web slip
Dick's dick strip pic in Facebook trip London Mayor Boris Johnson's former deputy has been left red-faced after a series of selfies revealing his chap found their way onto Facebook.… 1 year ago
Techcrunch
Facebook Starts Up Its Mobile Ad Network Again, Focuses On Improved Targeting
After a nine-month pause, Facebook is taking its mobile ad network out for another spin. “We’re running a second test to show Facebook ads off Facebook in mobile ads and on mobile sites. Our goal is to improve the relevancy of the ads people see. Since this is a test, we don’t have additional... 1 year ago
SlashGear
LG Ultra HD LA9650 55″ and 65″ TVs introduced, launch in US this month
LG has introduced two new Ultra HD televisions for the U.S. market, the LA9650 55-inch and 65-inch TVs. The announcement is in conjunction with the 2013 Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association Expo, CEDIA, and follows shortly after the company unveiled its new pair of 29-inch... 1 year ago
PhoneArena
Google Glass to tour in U.S.; Durham, North Carolina is first up
With Google Glass expected to become an everyday consumer product in 2014, Google plans on taking the device on tour in the U.S. This way the country can get more acquainted with these connected specs, on the vanguard of the wearable devices era; on the Google+ page for the connected specs, Google... 1 year ago
PC World
Microsoft announces Xbox Fitness: Now get off your flabby butt and go...play Xbox?
The new fitness service includes major names like Jillian Michaels, Tony Horton, and Tracy Anderson. 1 year ago
Engadget
​FAA committee concludes that flyers should be allowed to use smartphones, tablets during takeoff and landing
Recall that silent rage you get when you're told to switch of your Kindle, iPod or laptop for take-off and landing, even when there's nothing wireless going on . Well, the FAA could be approaching a change in the rules. A 28-member committee , created by the Federal Aviation Administration itself,... 1 year ago
AppleInsider
Steve Jobs' original iPhone keynote video used to invalidate Apple patent in Germany
In an ironic twist to Apple's ongoing worldwide legal battles, a German patent court on Thursday invalidated an Apple property asserted against Google and Samsung because a video of Steve Jobs presenting the feature pre-dated the priority date of the filing, which is considered prior art in the... 1 year ago
Ubergizmo
Samsung Galaxy Trend 3 Sports Dual SIM Capability
Now here is a smartphone that caters for the folks over who happen to live in China, which would be a dual SIM handset. Dual SIM handsets do seem to be pretty popular actually, and the Samsung Galaxy Trend 3 sports such a capability. Needless to say, this is the third iteration of the series, which... 1 year ago
Ubergizmo
LEGO Architecture Serves Up The United Nations Headquarters
LEGO is one toy that you can never outgrow, no matter how old you are, or how far along you have come since your childhood days. The folks over at LEGO certainly have some new and interesting additions in the past, and we have also seen our fair share of interesting LEGO projects that at times,... 1 year ago
Ubergizmo
QSAlpha Quasar IV Cipherphone Launched
Now here is a handset that paranoid androids will definitely fall in love with – the Quasar IV Cipherphone from the folks over at QSAlpha. The Quasar IV Cipherphone is said to deliver unprecedented security, and it is hoped that the Indiegogo campaign will be able to raise the necessary funds to... 1 year ago
Techradar
Super HD for all! Netflix adds highest quality streams for every subscriber
Netflix subscribers around the world can now tune into the company's highest quality Super HD streams, providing they have a device and internet connection willing to play nice. The Super HD streams, which arrive at a higher bitrate than the existing Full HD 1080 streams, promise improved picture... 1 year ago
Techradar
Microsoft reportedly demos Halo 4 cloud streaming to Windows Phone, PCs
Microsoft's Halo franchise is set in space, but the cloud is where today's most interesting advancements seem to be happening for the Mast Chief-helmed video game series. The company is said to have demoed Halo 4 streaming to a Windows Phone and Windows PC via the cloud. Currently, the game is only... 1 year ago
Techradar
Truphone lands in Hong Kong
As global roaming becomes more and more of an issue worldwide, Truphone has announced that it is launching its services in Hong Kong, which is the UK-based company's first expansion into Asia. Truphone provides customers with SIMs that can have multiple numbers connected it, as well as allow you to... 1 year ago
SlashGear
Toyota and Nissan announce recalls over rollaway risk and sensor issues
Both Toyota and Nissan have issued recalls for select models they offer, with Toyota recalling a tad under 700,000 Sienna minivans and Nissan recalling over 900,000 models. In Nissan’s case, some of its cars are experiencing problems with an accelerator sensor that could fail, causing the car to... 1 year ago
PhoneArena
Speedtest.net gets new UI and more with update
Most smartphone users are familiar with the Speedtest.net app since it gives the user the ability to check the speed of the network connected to his smartphone; surely there are some neurotic enough to continually check the speed of the network you are on. A new update, which already was in use for... 1 year ago
HotHardware
Google Hummingbird Search Algorithm Update Now Features Conversational Search
In celebration of its 15th birthday, Google announced that it has overhauled its search algorithm. The new tool is called Hummingbird, and its chief feature is conversational search; in other words, when you make a search query, instead of merely looking at keywords and popping out results that... 1 year ago
Good E-Reader
Bentley and Vintage Team up for $1200 James Bond Book
Bentley Motors is best known for creating very high end automobiles and being somewhat of a status symbol on the road. The one thing they have never done is published a book, but that is all going to change. Bentley and Vintage have teamed up to capitalize on the 60 year anniversary of James Bond –... 1 year ago
Gizmodo
The Weirdest Thing on the Internet Tonight: Parking Lot
That's it, I've decided. When I grow up I'm totally going to live in a house shaped like my head wearing a sombrero. Read more... 1 year ago
Engadget
Twitter focuses on photos in embedded tweets
Some say that a picture is worth 1,000 words, but regardless of how you do the math, it's fair to say that a good photo can say a lot more than 140 characters . With that in mind, Twitter is giving greater emphasis to photos within tweets by placing them front and center in the post, with the... 1 year ago
The Verge
FAA panel formally recommends loosening in-flight electronics restrictions
Earlier this week, anonymous sources told The New York Times that a special United States Federal Aviation Administration panel would recommend to the agency that it loosen its restrictions on passengers using electronic devices during take-off and landing. Now, according to the AP , that panel... 1 year ago
SlashGear
Xbox Fitness for Xbox One unveiled with promotion for Live Gold members
Those who prefer to accomplish their fitness goals from the privacy of their own home can do so using a variety of means, of which the Xbox One will be an option. Microsoft has announced Xbox Fitness for the Xbox One, a library of fitness content from various big name trainers and fitness... 1 year ago
PhoneArena
White box tablet producers challenge the brand names in China and the U.S.
The tablet market in China has taught a lesson to producers like Samsung, Acer, Amazon and Google; these manufacturers have been so aggressive with pricing in the 7 inch tablet market in the country that China's white box producers have struck back with price cuts of their own to remain... 1 year ago
Gizmodo
Get the Entire Story Behind Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized
Have you seen Helvetica, the documentary about typography? Or maybe Objectified, the doc that tackled design? And what about Urbanized, which dug into the design of cities? You probably have. If you haven't, few documentary series capture things Gizmodo cares about more than Gary Hustwit's Design... 1 year ago
eWeek
Google Street View Images: Deep Inside the CERN Particle Physics Lab
CERN, the home of the Large Hadron Collider, which is the world's largest particle accelerator, can now be explored through Street View images. 1 year ago
eWeek
GNOME 3.10 Updates the Open-Source Linux Desktop
The GNOME desktop gets interface enhancements as under-the-hood improvements secure the way for a new open-source desktop era. 1 year ago
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