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Some new Windows Phones won't let you change your web search provider

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 17:37
If you're picking up a shiny new Lumia 630 or 930 in the near future, you may be in for an unwelcome surprise. The Verge has discovered that at least some unlocked versions of either Windows Phone won't let you switch Internet Explorer's default...

Yahoo Japan will erase your digital footprint after you pass away

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 17:10
What happens to your online life after you've passed away? Unless you've left your passwords in the will, those Facebook and Twitter profiles will linger on for years to come. If you'd prefer your digital life to be as neatly tidied up as your real...

Yahoo Japan will erase your digital footprint after you pass away

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 17:10
What happens to your online life after you've passed away? Unless you've left your passwords in the will, those Facebook and Twitter profiles will linger on for years to come. If you'd prefer your digital life to be as neatly tidied up as your real...

White House responds to Tesla direct sales: We love Tesla, can't help

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 16:43
Though nearly 150,000 people signed a petition last summer asking the United States government to allow Tesla Motors the ability to sell cars directly to consumers, the White House won't help. "We believe in the goal of improving consumer choice for...

White House responds to Tesla direct sales: We love Tesla, can't help

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 16:43
Though nearly 150,000 people signed a petition last summer asking the United States government to allow Tesla Motors the ability to sell cars directly to consumers, the White House won't help. "We believe in the goal of improving consumer choice for...

Snapchat outs location-based filters, but only for LA and NYC

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 16:11
We knew Snapchat was testing a feature that let users unlock certain filters depending on their location. At the time, though, the popular messaging service kept its usage limited to people in New York City. But, starting today, Snapchat is bringing...

Snapchat outs location-based filters, but only for LA and NYC

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 16:11
We knew Snapchat was testing a feature that let users unlock certain filters depending on their location. At the time, though, the popular messaging service kept its usage limited to people in New York City. But, starting today, Snapchat is bringing...

Nokia's exclusive take on Windows Phone 8.1 is rolling out now

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 15:43
After months of waiting, Nokia (the part now owned by Microsoft) has begun rolling out its Windows Phone 8.1 update to Lumia handsets. Dubbed "Cyan," this software refresh delivers a plethora of new features to existing Nokia devices, including...

Nokia's exclusive take on Windows Phone 8.1 is rolling out now

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 15:43
After months of waiting, Nokia (the part now owned by Microsoft) has begun rolling out its Windows Phone 8.1 update to Lumia handsets. Dubbed "Cyan," this software refresh delivers a plethora of new features to existing Nokia devices, including...

Huawei Ascend P7 review: the best mid-range phone you've never heard of

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 15:00
What is a flagship? For some companies, it's about cramming as many features into a device as physics allows. For Huawei, it means something else entirely: Though it creates smartphones for the power-hungry crowd, its most eye-catching devices...

Huawei Ascend P7 review: the best mid-range phone you've never heard of

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 15:00
What is a flagship? For some companies, it's about cramming as many features into a device as physics allows. For Huawei, it means something else entirely: Though it creates smartphones for the power-hungry crowd, its most eye-catching devices...

GameStop explains how it made $724 million selling digital games and add-ons

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 14:34
It turns out that when a GameStop exec opens their mouth, it doesn't have to be controversial after all. Case in point: company president Tony Bartel recently broke down exactly how the brick-and-mortar retailer makes money selling digital goods in...

GameStop explains how it made $724 million selling digital games and add-ons

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 14:34
It turns out that when a GameStop exec opens their mouth, it doesn't have to be controversial after all. Case in point: company president Tony Bartel recently broke down exactly how the brick-and-mortar retailer makes money selling digital goods in...

Blocks' modular smartwatch concept is ambitious to a fault

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 22:00
As one of the Blocks smartwatch team reminded us today, modularity has played an integral role in modern computing. A desktop PC is only a collection of components, after all, which can swapped out and upgraded based on what you need from that...

Uber won't gouge you as much during disasters

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 21:11
Folks who have nabbed a ride from Uber during major snowstorms in New York City know all too well about the car service's price gouging during those events. Now, the outfit is capping rates during disasters and "relevant states of emergency" in the...

Amazon appeals directly to authors in ongoing e-book dispute

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 20:38
Despite sounding like a rogue militant organization from G.I. Joe, Hatchette is actually a book publishing group. Tame as that may sound, Hatchette is currently engaged in a high-stakes game of Chicken with a juggernaut in the book sales world:...

Dubai's beating the heat with Mall of the World, a massive climate-controlled city

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 20:03
Dubai is hot. Summer temperatures can easily exceed 110 degrees Fahrenheit, and desert conditions can mean weeks without relief. The city is already home to a slew of all-weather venues, such as Ski Dubai, the Middle East's first indoor ski resort,...

Facebook and many other tech players looking to high school for interns

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 19:23
Internships aren't just for college students and bad movie premises anymore. Top tech companies like Facebook and LinkedIn are seeking interns at a younger age than ever, with the idea of converting high school-age talent into staff. Before you get...

Microwaves of the future count calories so you don't have to

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 18:47
If you're into the whole quantified-self movement, or you just fancy watching what you eat, GE is working on new microwave tech that could make manual calorie counting obsolete. The company's R&D department developed a prototype that directly...

Yahoo researchers teach GPS to take the scenic route

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 18:16
Often the shortest route between two places involves some grey, eight-lane expanse of Interstate that's about as thrilling to drive as it was to pave. Resourceful road-trippers have learned to make use of the avoid highways feature, but that's always...

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