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Warner Bros. asks Google to remove its own website due to copyright infringement

First rule of filing DMCA takedown notices: Do not ask for your own site to be taken down.<p>Warner Bros. would do well to heed that advice in the …

Warner Bros

What Ad Buyers Really Think About Google, Facebook, Twitter and Everything in Between

The major digital media platforms—full of big gains, big hype and often a lack of transparency—have made the advertising universe a complicated, …

AdTech

I Had a Piece of Android Nougat 7.0, Now I Plan to Ditch the IOS

First of all, let me begin by sharing some good news. The sync blotch has been resolved and now Pokémon Go works on Nougat (yesss!).<p>Like the rest of …

Say goodbye to Google: 14 alternative search engines

Well it’s been a big week for search, I think we can all agree.<p>If you’re a regular Google user (65% of you globally) then you’ll have noticed some …

Google may have just created artificial intelligence for real because the future is here

If you think you’re computer doesn’t know you better than anybody in your life, then you’re very, <i>very</i> wrong.<p>In fact, Google and it’s new search …

How to choose the right Chromebook

Whether you're buying your first Chromebook or upgrading from an older model, you need to know what to look for before you part with your cash. …

Google

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Geek

Google’s Pixel XL is Marlin, will have a 12-megapixel camera with Sony sensor

After finding out the next Nexus devices will actually be Pixel devices, we’re all itching to learn more about what Google has planned. While we’re …

Mobile Technology

Researchers use the Force (in an Apple Watch) to fly a drone

Taiwanese tech researchers at PVD+ created an app for the Apple Watch that remotely controls a drone with arm movements, briefly turning pilots into Jedi. <i>Reuters</i> caught the motion-controlled drone in action and you can check it out in the video below. The team also created an app that controls …

Apple and Microsoft's advocacy group is against encryption backdoors

Following Tim Cook's lead, the advocacy group behind Apple, Google, Microsoft and plenty of other big tech firms has come out against calls to weaken encryption, which authorities argue would make it easier to track criminals. "Weakening encryption or creating backdoors to encrypted devices and …

Microsoft’s tablets are eating away at iPad sales

Apple might have once owned the tablet market, but Microsoft is making rapid advances in sales — and may even be approaching iPad numbers by 2019, according to a new “Tablet Operating System Forecast” report by Strategy Analytics.<p>Summarizing the first nine months of 2015, and extrapolating the …

Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 go on sale today

The team and I could not be more pumped today. Today Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book go on sale in the US and Canada! It’s been three years exactly …

Microsoft explains where the Xbox falls into CEO Satya Nadella's master plan

At the time, it didn't seem to mean much.<p>But in the last year and a half, Microsoft has undergone a radical shift, slowly but surely transitioning into a company that doesn't care what device you use, so long as you're using a Microsoft app on it. It's pretty cool.<p>Now, with a big update to the Xbox …

South Africa slam 438 to flatten India in decider

India v South Africa, 5th ODI, Mumbai<p><i>South Africa 438 for 4 (du Plessis 133, de Villiers 119, de Kock 109) beat India 224 (Rahane 87, Dhawan 60,</i> …

Cricket

Weekend Box Office: 'Martian,' 'Goosebumps Top As 'Last Witch Hunter' Flops

There were four new wide releases, one big expansion, and a couple notable platform debuts. I’ve covered the expansion (<i>Steve Jobs</i>) and the super mega flop of the weekend (<i>Jem</i>) in their own separate posts, so I’ll do my best to take care of everything else is a succinct manner. There won’t be a ton …

'He's Alive, He's Alive!': Refugee Baby Rescued From Aegean Sea

Two fishermen who rescued an 18-month-old Syrian migrant baby visited the child and his mother on Saturday, days after they found him floating on the Aegean Sea, according to a Turkish news agency.<p>Fishermen Recep Evran and Cenap Gumran met with little Muhammed Hasan and his mother, Lorin Halef, in …

When Life Gives You Lemonade

Lemonade has long reigned as the king of all thirst quenchers. The beauty is in its simplicity, which is also why it's a perfect canvas upon which to …

4 Ways To Prepare Food This Weekend To Eat Healthier All Week

<i>By Perri O. Blumberg</i>, SELF<p><i>(Photo: Romulo Yanes)</i><p><b>1. Pre-Dress Your Greens.</b><p>Hearty greens like cabbage, kale, and even shredded Brussels sprouts can be pre-tossed in vinaigrette and last for a few days. (But spinach and arugula will get mushy and wilt if you dress them in advance.) Try this roasted …

Are We Ready for an Ag Tech Revolution?

The technology has been ready for decades, but the time is finally ripe for the world to take a new approach to agriculture, says entrepreneur Randy Komisar.<p>Komisar is a founding director of TiVo, a partner at venture capitalist firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and a lead investor in Nest—a …

Mark Zuckerberg gives 20-minute speech in Chinese

Mark Zuckerberg just revealed the mission behind Facebook -- in Chinese.<p>The Facebook CEO shared his thoughts about the company's purpose in a 20-minute speech in Chinese that he gave while visiting Tsingua University in Beijing on Saturday.<p>In true Zuckerberg form, the milestone was accompanied by a …

Mark Zuckerberg

'Batman: Arkham Knight' returns to PC on October 28th

Months after Warner Bros. yanked the PC port of <i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i> to tackle its many launch day glitches, it's ready for take two. The publisher has announced that Rocksteady's game will return to Steam on October 28th at 10AM Pacific, or 1PM Eastern. The re-launch will also include a patch that …

Did Google, Amazon And Even Microsoft Set The Bar Too High For Apple

Last week we saw blowout earnings for Q3:15 from Amazon, Google and even Microsoft (not old-tech anymore) which could be a great set-up going into this week for Apple earnings on Tuesday, October 27, after the closing bell. Or not!<p>For calendar Q3 (Apple FQ:4), Wall Street analysts are expecting …

Investing

Pandora and the Music Labels Finally Agree On Something: They’re All Mad At Spotify and YouTube

Pandora says free, on-demand music isn't "sustainable."<p>For years, Pandora and the music business have been at odds: Music labels (and some musicians) have complained that Pandora doesn’t pay enough for the songs it plays; Pandora says the opposite.<p>Now they have finally found some common ground: …