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BitTorrent Goes Legit With Its First Original Web Series

Peer-to-peer file sharing platform BitTorrent wants to change what the public thinks it does. Instead of being associated with all the illegal TV …

Android apps begin arriving on Chrome OS today

Beginning with Vine, Evernote, Duolingo, and Sight Words<p>Android apps are coming to Chrome OS, and the very first of them arrive today. Vine, Evernote, and two other Android apps can now be run on Chrome OS and operated using a mouse and keyboard. This is the start of a potentially huge change for …

Use Google's new panel in security settings to keep your account safe

Just how secure is your Google account? For example, have you set up two-step verification? Do you know which apps you've allowed to access your account? Is your recovery information up to date in case you get locked out of your account? These questions are important for any Google user; even more …

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Chromebooks Get Chromecast streaming for Drive Videos

Chromecast is one of the easiest and cheapest gizmos for streaming content to your television. But what about standalone video files that you have stored on a hard drive or online? Well, that’s just become a little easier for Chromebook owners.<p>In the latest Chrome OS dev update, the folks at Google …

Google unveils first Android One batch in India

Delivering on its I/O 2014 promise, Google has just announced the first graduates of its new Android One program in India. These entry-level …

Google's Android Silver program reportedly 'on hold' and facing uncertain future

Even Googlers are reportedly doubting it'd be a success<p>The oft-rumored Android Silver program was supposed to showcase the best smartphones running Android as Google intended it. It was to be backed with a major presence in carrier retail stores and publicized with big, expensive ad campaigns. …

Disney, Twitch, and iHeartRadio add support for Google's Chromecast

Google's Chromecast is expanding its list of supported apps today, and the company is tackling vastly different demographics. First up is some kid-friendly content: a trio of Disney Channel apps (Watch Disney, Watch Disney Junior and Watch Disney XD) can now be streamed to your TV. Chromecast …

A YouTube Movie Is Headed To Theaters Soon. But Don’t Expect This To Be A Trend

Lionsgate’s release of The SMOSH Movie represents a new embrace of digital stars. At least stars that are really, really popular.<p>The mainstream-ification of YouTube stars continues–but how far will it go?<p>Just weeks after Grace Helbig, the star of the YouTube channel It’s Grace!, got her own show on …

Here's how well Google's search engine knows you

"I think someone sent me a link to a Japanese disco song a while back?"<p>A couple years ago, news of Google's ad settings — the page that reveals your advertisement profile — exploded onto the internet. People were both horrified and amazed that the company was capable of assigning ages, genders, and …

Watch out: eBay vulnerability leads to phishing log-in page

Thinking about picking up a used iPhone on eBay? Shop carefully, friends: it's apparently phishing season. The <i>BBC</i> is reporting some auction listings are redirecting to counterfeit eBay login pages -- fronts for phishing scams designed to steal customer usernames and credit card information. The …

This week in bitcoin: Price falls below $400 as market plunges

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr/antanacoins<p>This week’s bitcoin review focuses on bitcoin’s latest price drop.<p>Another flash crash for …

iPhone 6 delay in China triggers black market sales

The iPhone 6's unavailability in China is already creating a black market for people looking to make a quick profit selling one to eager buyers, according to a Bloomberg reported published Friday.<p>Sales of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus kicked off today in the US, UK, Puerto Rico, Canada, Japan, …

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Sony's Google Glass rival will go on sale by the end of March

The SmartEyeglass software development kit is released today, and the hardware will follow<p>With all the hype and interest in wearables these past few months, you'd think more companies would be looking to compete with Google's Glass headset, but up until now that hasn't really been the case. Sony …

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Use 20-Nanometer A8 Processor From TSMC

Apple's 20-nanometer A8 processor in the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was fabricated by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), according to <i>Chipworks</i> (via <i>iFixit</i>). <i>Chipworks</i> has been analyzing the various parts in the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 plus following its release today.<p>While the iPhone …

Windows users get iCloud Drive support while Mac users await Yosemite

While developers are warning iOS 8 and Mac users to avoid upgrading to Apple’s new iCloud Drive feature before the release of OS X Yosemite, Windows users now have access with an updated iCloud for Windows utility released by Apple. With the update, Windows users can now view and edit content …

Windows 9 reveal and release details tipped to drop September 30th

In a little over a month from the time this article is posted, Microsoft will be holding an event to preview Windows 9. While we’ve heard a bit about …

Samsung’s new USB cable lets you charge three devices at once

Charging more than one gadget at a time can involve jumping through a few hoops — either you don’t have enough cables for them all, or you’re short a …

LinkedIn knows what you did last summer. It might know if that internship will lead to a job

Every fall, university career centers are packed with students seeking advice about how to score internships. But LinkedIn might give you much better advice, thanks to its huge pile of internship data.<p>Today LinkedIn published a blog post containing research on which industries have more internship …

Dropbox Loses High-Profile Design Head Soleio

The one-named exec posted his plans on Facebook, for which he designed the "Like" button.<p>In a Facebook post tonight, Dropbox’s high-profile head designer Soleio said he was leaving his job at the cloud storage company.<p>“Today marks my last day as a full-time Dropboxer,” he wrote. “I’m transitioning …

Silicon Valley darling Product Hunt gets $1M, launches app for its tech-fanatic community

Two days ago, Product Hunt, one of the buzziest communities in recent times, graduated from the most highly-regarded accelerated program around, Y Combinator.<p>And if that’s not enough for this week, the company is announcing today that it has raised $1 million in funding and that its long-awaited …

Your fave apps will soon hail an Uber for you

Today Uber announced its official API, which means you’re going to start seeing a lot of apps integrating with the popular ride-summoning service.<p>“As of today, we officially open—to all developers—access to many of the primitives that power Uber’s magical experience,” said the company in an …

12 Questions With The CEO Of Thumbtack, Google Capital’s New $100 Million Bet

In terms of Silicon Valley hype, Thumbtack has flown a bit under the radar since it was founded five years ago in 2009. But with the announcement today that it’s landed a whopping $100 million investment led by Google Capital, Thumbtack’s days of relative tech press anonymity are almost certainly …

Apple releases OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 & fresh iTunes 12 beta

Apple today released the second version of the OS X Yosemite Public Beta. The update is available via Software Update on the Mac App Store for those running the initial beta release; the first beta was released at the end of July. It appears Public Beta 2 is nearly the same build as the Developer …

Apple removes Secret app from Brazilian App Store for not conforming with local laws

Following a recent ruling that Apple would have ten days to remove the anonymous social app Secret from its Brazilian App Store, Apple has complied with the order. The justification for the removal, according to a source close to the situation, can be found in section 22.1 of the App Store …

Google Voice Search for Android Now Handles Five Languages

Google today updated its Google Search app for Android with support for handling multiple languages at once in voice search. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play.<p>You could use voice search in multiple languages (more than 50 in total) before, but you had to change your …

The Right Crowdfunding Sites for Your Startup

<i>Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.” This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>I commonly get asked what is the best crowdfunding website for your startup.<p>In order to answer this question, we’ll have to first answer another question: Which crowdfunding model suits your project …

Next stop for Ouya Everywhere: China

Now that everyone from Google to Amazon is getting into the Android gaming set-top box business, Ouya is going to have to get creative. It's already announced plans for "Ouya Everywhere" to extend its sizable library of 900+ TV and game controller-ready games to other platforms, and now the company …

Google is testing its autonomous cars in a 'Matrix-style' version of California

Asked the DMV whether computer simulations count toward testing<p>Google has created what it calls a "Matrix-style," virtual version of California's road system that it's been using to test self-driving cars before sending them out onto the actual road, according to the <i>Guardian</i>. Google is apparently …

Start your Tesla engines...with your iPhone, report says

Word on the street is that Tesla is coming out soon with a major firmware update for its all-electric Model S that will let people start their cars with an Apple iPhone.<p>Tech news site 9to5Mac got its hands on alleged screenshots of the OS 6.0 update, which says this revamped firmware includes "the …

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These cute, tiny sensors will soon be watching you everywhere

One of the promises of the “internet of things” is that it will connect the real-world with the virtual. Low-energy Bluetooth beacons are emerging as one of its stronger early technologies.<p>Here’s a quick look at where beacon technology stands today: Estimote, one of the leading beacon startups, …

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