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Austin tech leaders unveil ‘RideAustin’ non-profit ride-hailing service

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 03:32

In an announcement made on Monday, tech leaders in Austin unveiled a non-profit car-for-hire service -- called RideAustin -- backed by local donations.

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Facebook apologizes for blocking ad featuring plus-sized model in a bikini

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 03:29

On Monday, social network Facebook extended an apology to Australian feminist group Cherchez La Femme for its refusal to display an ad which featured a size-26 model, Tess Holliday, in a bikini.

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Toyota to work with Dean Kamen to launch second-gen iBot wheelchair

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 04:22

Bigwig automaker Toyota announced in a Saturday post on its website that it will work with Segway creator Dean Kamen's Deka Research to reintroduce one of his most intriguing transportation devices --

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Google is bringing Android and Chrome OS closer together

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 04:13

At its I/O 2016 developer conference, tech giant Google announced that it plans to port over the best features of Android to Chrome OS and vice versa.

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Google gets patent for “system for protecting a colliding object from a secondary impact”

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 03:36

On May 17, tech giant Google received a patent for technology which the company has described as a "system for protecting a colliding object from a secondary impact."

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Google appeals CNIL order for delisting of ‘right to be forgotten’ content globally

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 03:28

In a blog post published on Thursday, Google has revealed that it is appealing the _100,000 ($112,000) fine imposed on the company by French data protection authority CNIL in March this year, for not

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Google announces ‘Daydream’ platform for mobile VR

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 03:24

At its 2016 I/O developer conference on Thursday, tech biggie Google unfolded a new vision of virtual reality (VR), announcing its 'Daydream' platform for high-quality mobile VR.

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‘Google Home’ marks Google’s foray into voice-activated home device market

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:13

At its ongoing 2016 I/O developer conference in Silicon Valley this week, Google is expected to venture into the voice-activated home device market with the introduction of its own virtual agent.

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Google adds ‘ATM cash withdrawals’ feature to Android Pay

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:08

During the course of Wednesday proceedings at its 2016 I/O developer conference, tech giant Google announced a number of new developer tools and user features for its Android Pay mobile payments platf

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Report: China has increased its scrutiny of foreign-made consumer tech products

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 03:28

According to The New York Times, the scrutiny of foreign-manufactured consumer tech devices has been increased by the Chinese authorities.

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Google likely to focus on VR and AI at I/O conference this week

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:19

At Google's 2016 I/O developer conference scheduled to be held this week, the tech giant is expected to make some noteworthy announcements related to virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (

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Twitter may stop counting photos and links towards its 140-character limit

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:14

According to a Bloomberg report published on Monday, popular microblogging service Twitter is planning a subtle tweak to its 140-character tweet limit, with photos and links not to be counted towards

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Danish researchers face criticism for publishing OkCupid users’ data

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 04:07

A team of Danish researchers triggered a controversy this past weekend over the data set which they published on May 8 on nearly 70,000 users of OkCupid online dating site.

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Mark Zuckerberg will meet with top conservative media figureheads this week

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 03:57

In an evident effort to address Facebook's alleged suppression of conservative news stories in its "trending" stories section, the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg will hold a meeting with top conservati

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Facebook responds to allegations of bias against conservatives

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 05:19

Facebook has rebuffed tech blog Gizmodo’s Monday article which alleged that the ranking of ‘trending topics’ on the social network is being manipulated by Facebook employees for political purposes.

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Amazon announces new video service called ‘Amazon Video Direct’

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 05:17

Online retail giant Amazon said in a Tuesday announcement that it is launching a new video service which will enable individual content creators as well as corporate partners to upload any kind of vid

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‘Super Mario Mash Up Pack’ for Minecraft: Wii U Edition launching this month

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 03:39

Nintendo and Mojang have confirmed that a free Mario-themed DLC is scheduled for launch for the Minecraft: Wii U Edition later this month.

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Siri creators unveil their next AI assistant --- ‘Viv’

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 03:31

On Monday, Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer -- the creators of the artificial intelligence (AI) behind the Apple Siri digital assistant -- unveiled their next-generation AI assistant dubbed 'Viv.'

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The Witcher 3’s last major expansion likely to be out on May 30

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 04:49

According to a recent leak on Steam, the last major expansion for CD Projekt RED's action-RPG 'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt' will likely be released later this month; most probably on May 30.

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New Fallout 4 Survival Mode arrives on Xbox One, PS4

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 04:45

In an announcement made via a blog post last week, game studio Bethesda had said that the Fallout 4's revamped Survival Mode is set to arrive on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (PS4) gaming consoles soon.

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