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Twitter invests $70 million in SoundCloud

Twitter might not have bought SoundCloud, but it still wants a say in the streaming music service's future. The social network has confirmed that it recently invested in SoundCloud -- it won't provide details, but <i>Recode</i> sources peg the value at $70 million. The move is meant to boost "efforts with …

New app lets anyone spot and help migrant boats in distress (Update)

If you've ever wished you could do more to help migrants, but don't have the wherewithal to join a humanitarian group, a new app could do the trick. The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS)'s I Sea iOS app lets you scour satellite images to spot refugee boats in trouble and alert rescue teams to …

Here’s why privacy experts are concerned about Mattel’s new Hello Barbie

As an adult, most of us are painfully aware of just how often we’re tracked by marketers. Until now, children have been mostly immune from any means of invasive tracking by the things they played with.<p>This is all about to change.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly …

The rise and fall of BlackBerry in one chart

BlackBerry is still stirring—sort of.<p>Yesterday in New York, the company hosted a mobile security summit and announced an acquisition of a German provider of “high-security voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions” for governments and large corporations.<p>Will BlackBerry, with its …

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Samsung's Employees Listen to K-Pop All Day Every Day

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Samsung's flagship manufacturing plant is full of other little innovations to keep workers happy and …

How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft Online

Identity theft has always been a concern, but with more and more details of our private lives openly accessible on the Internet, it's easier than …

RT Device Stats for March 2013

It’s time for another issue of AdDuplex’ Windows 8/RT device stats report. It was a pretty uneventful month in terms of new flagship device releases. …

Tablets may eclipse laptops in 2014, but there's no post-PC future on the horizon

After Apple launched the iPad in 2010, it didn’t take critics long to start asking if this new breed of one-panel touch tablets would kill the PC market as people opted for slates over clamshells. Now, more than three years, four iPads, and a gazillion Android tablets later, the answer to that …

Sweden drops the word 'ungoogleable' following pressure from Google

The Language Council of Sweden has dropped the term "ungoogleable" from its list of new words, following pressure from Google to adapt its definition to something more flattering for the company. According to <i>Sveriges Radio</i>, Google wanted the meaning of the term <i>ogooglebar —</i> which describes something …

Samsung and Apple nearly tied for total computer, tablet, and smartphone shipments last quarter

By now, it's no surprise that Apple and Samsung are slugging it out for dominance in the tablet and smartphone markets, not to mention more "traditional" computing platforms like laptops and desktops. However, Samsung has always been a little bit cagey about giving away exact numbers, so noted data …