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Tesla's $35,000 car will be called the Model 3

Engadget - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 01:20
Tesla hasn't quite delivered its new Model X SUV yet, but at least we have a name for its first electric vehicle pointed at the mainstream. In an interview with AutoExpress, CEO Elon Musk revealed it will be called the Model 3 (with three bars to...

Bing and Cortana will make it easier to research your school papers

Engadget - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 01:10
Microsoft might just give you a little help finishing your next term paper. The company is integrating academic data into Bing and services that use it, like Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1. When the upgrade hits in the fall, you should have an easier...

Bing and Cortana will make it easier to research your school papers

Engadget - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 01:10
Microsoft might just give you a little help finishing your next term paper. The company is integrating academic data into Bing and services that use it, like Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1. When the upgrade hits in the fall, you should have an easier...

Bing and Cortana will make it easier to research your school papers

Engadget - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 01:10
Microsoft might just give you a little help finishing your next term paper. The company is integrating academic data into Bing and services that use it, like Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1. When the upgrade hits in the fall, you should have an easier...

Is the Software Renaissance Ending?

Slashdot - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 00:55
An anonymous reader writes Writer and former software engineer Matt Gemmell adds his voice to the recent rumblings about writing code as a profession. Gemmell worries that the latest "software Renaissance," which was precipitated by the explosion of mobile devices, is drawing to a close. "Small shops are closing. Three-person companies are dropping back to sole proprietorships all over the place. Products are being acquired every week, usually just for their development teams, and then discarded. The implacable, crushing wheels of industry, slow to move because of their size, have at last arrived on the frontier. Our frontier, or at least yours now. I've relinquished my claim." He also pointed out the cumulative and intractable harm being done by software patents, walled-garden app stores, an increasingly crowded market, and race-to-the-bottom pricing. He says that while the available tools make it a fantastic time to develop software, actually being an independent developer may be less sustainable than ever.

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High-tech cat feeder uses facial recognition to save all nine lives

Engadget - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 00:00
Our four-legged friends have a habit of not eating when something ails them. However, if you're at work all day, you may not pick up on the lack of appetite until it's too late. Well, there's a smart cat feeder with built-in facial recognition that's...

High-tech cat feeder uses facial recognition to save all nine lives

Engadget - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 00:00
Our four-legged friends have a habit of not eating when something ails them. However, if you're at work all day, you may not pick up on the lack of appetite until it's too late. Well, there's a smart cat feeder with built-in facial recognition that's...

Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

Slashdot - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 23:59
An anonymous reader writes When Google+ launched, it received criticism across the internet for requiring that users register with their real names. Now, Google has finally relented and removed all restrictions on what usernames people are allowed to use. The company said, "We know you've been calling for this change for a while. We know that our names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users. For this we apologize, and we hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be."

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Verizon's prepaid plans now let you use LTE smartphones

Engadget - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 23:59
Verizon got a little more serious about tackling prepaid cellphone service when it unveiled new Allset plans a few months ago, but it was hobbled by the lack of LTE. Why not just go to rival carriers who've had fast data for considerably longer? That...

Telcos Move Net Neutrality Fight To Congress

Slashdot - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 23:17
Presto Vivace writes: "Public Knowledge is rallying its supporters after learning that some House members plan to try and add an amendment to H.R. 5016, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act to block funding of FCC network neutrality rules. H.R. 5016 is the bill that keeps funding the government and whose failure to pass can shut it down. The White House has already said it opposed the existing FCC budget cuts and threatened a veto of a bill it says politicized the budget process." Public Knowledge is asking citizens to tell Congress to stop meddling with net neutrality. In a way this is a good sign. It is an indication that the telcos think that they will lose the current FCC debate. Meanwhile, the FCC's deadline for comments about net neutrality has arrived, and the agency's servers buckled after recording over 670,000 of them. The deadline has been extended until midnight on Friday.

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Google search now tells you when websites won't work on your phone

Engadget - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 23:11
Many websites are built for mobile devices these days, but you'll still run into the occasional page that refuses to run. Wouldn't it be nice if you got a heads-up before you wasted a click? As of today, you will: Google search now warns you when a...

Google search now tells you when websites won't work on your phone

Engadget - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 23:11
Many websites are built for mobile devices these days, but you'll still run into the occasional page that refuses to run. Wouldn't it be nice if you got a heads-up before you wasted a click? As of today, you will: Google search now warns you when a...

Google Plus finally lets you use any name you like (update: well, almost)

Engadget - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 22:36
When Google+ first debuted, it insisted that you use your real name on your profile in an effort to "create a community made of up real people" and reduce the trollish behavior often associated with the anonymous internet. As you might expect, it's...

Google Plus finally lets you use any name you like (update: well, almost)

Engadget - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 22:36
When Google+ first debuted, it insisted that you use your real name on your profile in an effort to "create a community made of up real people" and reduce the trollish behavior often associated with the anonymous internet. As you might expect, it's...

Google Plus finally lets you use any name you like (update: well, almost)

Engadget - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 22:36
When Google+ first debuted, it insisted that you use your real name on your profile in an effort to "create a community made of up real people" and reduce the trollish behavior often associated with the anonymous internet. As you might expect, it's...

Apple and IBM team up to put more iOS devices in the workplace

Engadget - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 22:21
If you had any lingering notions that Apple and IBM were still bitter arch-rivals, they just got swept away. The two companies have just launched a partnership that could give iPads and iPhones a much larger presence in the workaday world. IBM has...

How to watch football (soccer) now that the World Cup is over

Engadget - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 21:45
Many are referring to the 2014 World Cup as the best of the modern era -- think: since Korea/Japan in 2002. Was it due to the fact it set an incredible amount of viewing records? Or, perhaps, it has to do with how much social networks made the entire...

How to watch football (soccer) now that the World Cup is over

Engadget - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 21:45
Many are referring to the 2014 World Cup as the best of the modern era -- think: since Korea/Japan in 2002. Was it due to the fact it set an incredible amount of viewing records? Or, perhaps, it has to do with how much social networks made the entire...

How to watch football (soccer) now that the World Cup is over

Engadget - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 21:45
Many are referring to the 2014 World Cup as the best of the modern era -- think: since Korea/Japan in 2002. Was it due to the fact it set an incredible amount of viewing records? Or, perhaps, it has to do with how much social networks made the entire...

Google adds former Ford CEO Alan Mulally to its Board of Directors

Engadget - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 21:13
Just a few months ago Alan Mulally was being mentioned as the possible next CEO of Microsoft, but after leaving his position as CEO of Ford he's now aligned with a different tech company: Google. Google announced today that he's joined its Board of...

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