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Adobe Pulls Gawker Sponsorship After A Writer Tweeted A Joke About Bullying In The Gaming Industry

Software maker Adobe has joined a small but growing list of companies that are distancing themselves away from the GamerGate controversy.<p>On Tuesday, the company tweeted that it asked Gawker to remove its logo from Gawker's advertising page and that it "stands against bullying."<p>The controversy …

Feminism

The connected washing machine is still a novelty, but Whirlpool is making plans for the connected home

Turns out, getting the internet on your washing machine isn’t as complicated as you might think. Whirlpool’s got you covered with its smart washer. …

Xiaomi is moving some of its users' data out of China

Xiaomi's a force to be reckoned with in China -- its new phones routinely sell out online in <i>seconds</i> -- but its influence is steadily growing outside its native home. That's why the company's infrastructure has been quietly shifting these past few months, and VP/former Googler Hugo Barra pulled back …

Study: more Americans fear spying from corporations than the government (also, clowns)

Both tech companies and the U.S. government have raised the ire of privacy hawks. This may explain why even though Congress hasn’t done a thing to stop the National Security Agency from collecting data, corporate threats to privacy seem to inspire the lion’s share of angry headlines. Just this …

Amazon Fire HD 7 review: A charmingly cheap small tablet - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 is faster than last year's model and starts at an affordable $140 (£120). Amazon's Sangria OS is user-friendly and new features make the tablet easily shareable for families.<p><b>The Bad</b> Its plastic redesign feels cheap and it lacks the Mayday instant customer …

Sonos sues Denon for 'copying' its wireless products

Sonos co-founder Craig Shelburne advised via a blog post that his company was suing Denon's parent company D&M Holdings as it believes HEOS is "merely copying Sonos's system".<p>"Beginning with its product name and messaging (which in some instances they have just copied word for word), Denon borrows …

Apple begins selling iTunes gift cards in United Arab Emirates ahead of first Apple Store opening

Apple has started selling iTunes gift cards in electronics retailers throughout the United Arab Emirates, according to photos posted by AbsoluteGeek.com. This is the first time these cards have been available in this market.<p>The change is part of a larger move into the region by Apple’s retail arm, …

Building the best security camera

We've reviewed quite a few stand-alone security cameras as well as security systems with camera accessories. Although some have impressed us favorably with their image quality and range of features, none of them has been good enough to merit an Editors' Choice award.<p>What <i>is</i> the ideal security …

Yahoo CEO Defends Strategy in Face of Criticism

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is sticking to her guns in the face of skepticism from shareholders.<p>Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction.<p>Mayer …

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Moto 360's latest update brings better battery life and mood lighting

When the Moto 360 last got an update, the painfully handsome smartwatch seemed to get a noticeable boost in battery life. Now, with a new bit of software, Motorola's itching to improve its battery life just a little more... as well as stamp out a few bugs for good measure. Perhaps the most notable …

Microsoft’s Garage project spawns two Android apps and twist-to-search Bing app for Android Wear

Microsoft is highlighting the work of Garage, an internal initiative that encourages employees to work on experimental projects in their spare time, today with three Android-specific apps.<p>The first two, called Next Lock Screen and Journeys & Notes, are aimed at Android smartphones and tablets. The …

It costs $50 to plug an Xbox One Kinect into your PC

What's stopping you from creating the first killer Kinect 2.0 hack? Well, now that Microsoft's released the do-all sensor's SDK to the public for free you don't have many more excuses. The software development kit is available without any fees and what's more, you can now put any finished apps up …

Almost half of adults on the Net have experienced online harassment -- survey

It's ugly out there. A new study from Pew Research reports that 73 percent of adult Internet users say they've witnessed someone harassed online, and 40 percent have experienced that harassment personally.<p>Harassment ranged from being called offensive names on websites and in social apps, to threats …

Online Life

iFixit Tears Down iPad Air 2, Confirms Smaller Battery, A8X Chip, and 2GB RAM

Now that the iPad Air 2 is being delivered to customers and showing up in retail Apple Stores, iFixit has acquired one of the new tablets and has begun one of its traditional teardowns to see just what's inside Apple's thinner, more powerful iPad Air 2.<p>According to iFixit, the "gapless" front panel …

Using Google Inbox: this feels like the future of email

My favorite thing about Inbox, Google's radical new email app for Android, iOS, and the web, is that it's perfectly happy to have you use your email as a to-do list. Rather than try to turn your inbox into nothing more than a series of letters and conversations, or help you clear your messages out …

Twitter Unveils Fabric, a New Mobile App Framework for Developers

Twitter has unveiled a new platform, called Fabric, to allow developers to build better apps.<p>The announcement shows the company's greater push to …

Apple drops its 30 day return policy on iPhones down to 14 days

In the recent past, customers who purchased an iPhone directly from the Apple Online Store and in Apple Retail Stores have had 30 days to return the device for any reason. The only stipulation was that it had to be undamaged and include all of the original accessories. According to an internal …

US Cellular may give customers more data for the same money

US Cellular's shared data plan subscribers might be able to enjoy more data sometime soon. That'll be the case anyway, if the carrier's truly increasing its shared data subscribers' caps, as indicated by a leaked internal document unearthed by <i>Droid Life</i>. If the memo is legit, then the $40 shared …

Starbucks to allow for digital tips from iPhone

Coffee conglomerate Starbucks will push forward with its popular mobile payment program, which accounts for more than 11 percent of in-store transactions, by allowing customers in the US to add digital tips to their purchases.<p>The digital tipping feature will be included in the company's brand new …

Customers

Apple to Focus on Selling Entry-Level iPhones and iPads in Small Stores Across India

Apple will reportedly look to build a presence in India by opening small stores with resell partners and emphasize sales of entry-level iPhones and iPads, according to a new report from <i>The Economic Times</i>. The plan follows comments from Apple India executives Maneesh Dhir and Sanjay Kaul last …

Google buys an Android gaming platform, possibly with a set-top box in mind

Green Throttle Games was late to the Android gaming platform party, and paid the price for it -- the company effectively wound down at the end of 2013. However, its efforts may not have been in vain. Google has confirmed to <i>PandoDaily</i> that it has acquired key portions of Green Throttle's business, …

Facebook's Menlo Park Headquarters Was Briefly Evacuated

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. was evacuated Tuesday evening due to a non-credible …

The hot startup at SXSW this year was plain old television

AUSTIN, Texas—There was no breakout mobile app, no hot new startup, no celebrity founder holding court over the conference. But everywhere one turned at South By Southwest Interactive, people were talking about television.<p>Jimmy Kimmel brought his ABC talk show here for a week. His face was …

TV

25 years after inventing the web, Tim Berners-Lee invites users to help draft global “bill of rights”

Tim Berners-Lee, the British scientist who effectively invented the web with a proposal 25 years ago, has used the anniversary to establish a …

Tech Companies Release Details On Surveillance Data

Facebook, Microsoft, Google and LinkedIn released updated details on the number of times the U.S. government asked the companies to turn over information about its users.<p>If you remember, the tech companies filed suit against the U.S., claiming that the government was violating their right to free …

Japanese companies testing 360-degree VR broadcasts for live events

All the fun of a live event, minus the spilled beer and bank-breaking ticket prices. That's what this team-up, from Japanese telecoms giant NTT and the company behind video network NicoNico Douga, is about. They have co-developed a 360-degree broadcast video system that aims to replicate live …

Facebook celebrates 10-year anniversary with personalized 'Look Back' videos just for you

As Mark Zuckerberg reflects upon Facebook's first 10 years today, he's encouraging the community he built to do the same. Starting this morning, hundreds of millions of Facebook users will receive a notification that a video summary of their life so far on Facebook is ready to watch. Each user's …

Telefonica partners with Line for Firefox OS push

Telefonica(s tef) has struck a deal with the makers of Line to exclusively offer the messaging app on Firefox OS handsets in Latin America and …