Deborah Johnston

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Flipboard arrives on Windows 8.1 with Live Tile support

Flipboard is launching on Windows 8.1 today. We got an early look at the app during Nokia World in Abu Dhabi last month, but the final version will be available in the Windows Store shortly. If you’ve ever used Flipboard on iOS or Android then the experience on Windows 8.1 will be very familiar. …

Thanks, Snowden! Now All The Major Tech Companies Reveal How Often They Give Data To Government

<b>Graphic credit: David Lada.</b><p>Google has been pumping out a transparency report for years, telling its users how often the feds and local law enforcement ask for information about its users. Up until this year, it was one of the few companies that did so. Then NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden …

Google Street View: what are your favourite finds?

From Everest to Antarctica, Mount Fuji to the Amazon, Google Street View lets you explore the sights of the world without ever having to leave your computer. Yesterday, Google added Venice to the service, which now covers almost half the world.<p>But what incredible sights have you come across during …

Toymail Is A Cute Talking Toy That Lets Parents Send Messages To Their Kids From An App

Here’s another twist on messaging aiming to make digital comms more fun. Toymail is a Wi-Fi connected toy that lets parents talk remotely to their kids via a smartphone app — with their message spoken in the toy’s tone of voice. Why can’t they just give their kids a cheap phone and call them up? Of …

Court: Homeland Security must disclose cellular shutdown protocols

The US Department of Homeland Security's ability to seek a shutdown of cellular and wireless networks in times of crisis, such as the potential of a remote detonation bomb threat isn't new. Exactly how and when that authority can be used, however, must be disclosed, thanks to a new ruling by a …

Conan besieged by YouTube commenters in audience

Imagine if people spoke in real life the way they would in a YouTube comment. A comedy bit from Conan O'Brien does just that.<p>On his late-night talk show on Wednesday, Conan was talking about Google's decision to ban anonymous YouTube comments, forcing people to use their real screen names. Many …

What the PlayStation 4's Facebook Integration Looks Like

As the Sony PlayStation 4 launches in the USA, gamers across the country will be digging into what the new console has to offer. Amongst the features is Facebook integration that allows you to find friends to play with and against, and share video clips, screenshots and live streams of your gaming …

SquareHub beefs up its private social network for your family

If corporations and neighborhoods and small startups and niche interest groups can have a social network, why shouldn’t families?<p>SquareHub released an update and the Android version of its app today, which helps families stay more connected.<p>Cofounder and CEO Dave Cotter said social media has gotten …

Consumers line up for launch of PlayStation 4

The consumer quest has begun for the current video game holy grail, the PlayStation 4.<p>Sony's new PS4 home game console officially goes on sale Friday for $399.<p>Demand for the PS4 and Microsoft's own new home system, the Xbox One (out Nov. 22, $499) is expected to outstrip supply through the holiday …