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Google may buy Twitch for $1 Billion

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Google has been known to snatch up any and every type of business, that’s why it doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the internet search giant is interested in purchasing the online game-streaming service, Twitch.

What might come as a surprise is the price that Google is willing to pay: $1 billion. Read more »

Sony to dole out $15 million in free stuff for 2011 data breach

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Back in 2011, Sony had a bit of a security leak when it came to PS3 user data; the celebrity hacker group Anonymous stole the passwords, names, and in some cases, payment information of PS3 users.

As a result, Sony gave out free PSN titles as a “sorry” to its customers. That wasn’t the end of it though. Sony has finally reached a $15 million settlement for the intrusion, and that means swag, as well as monetary compensation, will be given to affected Sony customers. Read more »

Sony announces Blu-Ray 3D support for PS4

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Now did you really think that Sony was going to let Microsoft have all of the Blu-Ray 3D fun?

Fresh off the heels of Xbox One’s Blu-Ray 3D support, Sony has announced that the PS4 will soon support Blu-Ray 3D. Read more »

Foursquare gets re-branded; wants to go against Yelp

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If you’re a foodie or just someone who has difficulty on deciding where to eat, then you’ve probably heard of Yelp.

You’ve probably heard of Foursquare as well, the restaurant application that was primarily used for checking into places to let your friends know where you’ve eaten. However, Foursquare wants to change that. Read more »

Facebook to monetize its Messenger app, but how?

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If you have Facebook installed on your phone, then you’ve been harassed, at least once, to install the Facebook messenger application.

After you’ve caved in and gotten used to the intrusive chat heads feature, prepare for Facebook’s eventual monetizing of its popular app. Read more »

Amazon Prime Music’s track library gets beefier

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If you are an Amazon Prime member, you might’ve been let down by the announcement of Amazon Prime music as it’s track list was a bit lackluster.

Well the online retailing giant is backing its mobile music streaming service heartily by adding a whole new slew of tracks to its library. Read more »

Uber returns to Windows Phone, but has lost some features

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If you’ve been using Uber, and consequently, annoying Taxi drivers, while using your Windows Phone, you might be happy to hear that you’ll no longer have to use the mobile version of the car service site to book rides.

The Uber application has returned to Windows Phone, but you might not be completely satisfied with the app’s feature set. Read more »

eBay makes its barcode reader app for Google Glass

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eBay’s barcode scanning software, RedLaser, is now branching out from just Android and iOS.

It’ll now be available for Google Glass as well, so you’ll be able to take a look at products in the store and see if you can find them cheaper on eBay, just at a glance. Read more »

Unlock your Moto X with a digital tattoo

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Is inputting a password or using the Face Unlock feature on Android too annoying for you? Then you’ll be happy to hear that Motorola has another solution for unlocking your phone: digital tattoos.

The phone manufacturer has joined forces with VivaLnk to give you a temporary tattoo that will last on your body for as much as five days. What’s special about this tattoo? Well, all you need to do is tap your phone on the area you’ve placed the phone-unlocking-ink and voila! Your phone will be unlocked. Read more »

Pinch-to-zoom functionality comes to Chrome OS

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It looks like Chrome OS is taking a few functionality cues from Android.

Google has just added pinch-to-zoom functionality to its Chrome OS, which makes browsing the web on a touchscreen Chromebook a bit cooler now. Read more »

Newest Windows 8 Start Screen photo confirms previous leaks

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There have already been some leaks of the new Windows Start Menu that found their way online.

The newest reveal all but confirms the look of Microsoft’s upcoming Start Menu screen, corroborating what previous leaks have shown us. Read more »

UK to get Cortana Developer Preview on WP 8.1 handsets

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Are you a UK Windows Phone developer who has been waiting for some Cortana love on your side of the pond?

Well you won’t have to wait much longer, as the Windows Phone team has revealed that the Cortana developer preview will be released within two weeks. Read more »

Even a child can reset your Google password via your Android device

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With the advent of mobile payments and more and more users storing sensitive information on their smartphones, security is becoming a greater concern.

That is why the following story is so harrowing: a man’s son was able to reset his Android phone’s password, and all he needed was access to his phone. Read more »

Nokia’s MixRadio app no longer locked to Windows

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Microsoft’s recent big corporate changes are having other, far-reaching implications for its newly acquired Nokia Devices and Services.

As a result of Microsoft’s latest shake-up, the Nokia MixRadio application will become its own independent app. Read more »

Express yourself (anonymously) with Vent

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Ever wish that there was a dedicated app where you could just complain anonymously?

Well now there is a way to express yourself to a group of strangers within a dedicated mobile application: it’s called Vent. Read more »