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Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Spy vs. spy: Snowden presses Putin on surveillance

Guess who called in to a live Russian TV show to ask Russian President Vladimir Putin a question?<p>None other than the National Security Agency leaker and fugitive Edward Snowden, appearing on a video link.<p>During a televised question-and-answer session Thursday, Snowden,who exposed U.S. government …

Teen urinates in reservoir; officials to flush 38M gallons; L.A. weeps

Shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday, a 19-year-old in a hoodie and baggy jeans was captured on a grainy black-and-white surveillance video urinating into a reservoir that slakes the thirst of Portland, Ore.'s 600,000 or so residents. (Cue the disgusted "Ewwwwwwwws!" right here.)<p>But really, Portland …

Health Care

Strange bug has stopped some streaming video apps from playing content

As noted by the BBC, some video apps on iOS have inexplicably stopped working today. Videos simply fail to stream, resulting in error messages like the one shown above. The cause of the issue is still unclear, but the bug is affecting multiple high-profile apps in the UK such as BBC iPlayer and Sky …

Yahoo Acquisitions Power Flickr’s New Object Recognition Search, Editing And Video Capture

Today, Yahoo launches new Flickr app for Android (and iOS coming soon.) They include the ability to shoot video in the apps, or upload it directly. There is also better search, more detailed statistics for individual photos and a redesigned interface that’s had a lot of the crap scraped off of the …

Headphones: Sony MDR10R Hi-Res $84 shipped (Reg. $150), Polk Audio Buckle $166 shipped (Reg. $250)

<b>Update (4/21 11:30am)</b>: The Polk Audio Buckles below have dropped even further in price to $136.59 shipped <b>Update (4/18 4:15pm):</b> Amazon has the Klipsch S4A II earbuds back at their all-time low of $49.99 with free shipping (Reg. $100) <b>Update (4/17 9:30am)</b>: Cowboom has a pair of Logitech UE 4000 …

Aereo Launches ProtectMyAntenna.org To Explain Its Position Vs. Broadcasters

Aereo is about to present its case to the U.S. Supreme Court, but first it wants to present its case to you. Today, the startup launched ProtectMyAntenna.org, a website designed to inform its users about Aereo’s tech, which uses freely offered over-the-air HDTV signals to provide its customers with …

iPhone 6 Renders Reimagined as iPhone 6c

Last week we posted renderings of what the iPhone 6 might look like based on leaked design drawings of the unreleased device. Since that time, we've seen early cases and possible design molds for the device.<p>Ferry Passchier, the designer we commissioned for the original designs, has rethought the …

Apple preparing iOS 7.1.1 bug fix update as iOS 8, OS X 10.10 testing increases

Unsurprisingly, Apple appears to be readying a bug fix update to iOS 7.1 called iOS 7.1.1. Numerous visits to 9to5Mac from areas surrounding Apple’s campus on devices running iOS 7.1.1 have appeared in our analytics. The increase in views likely indicates that the bug fix update will come …

How Google Swiped Apple’s Hot New PrimeSense 3-D Tech For Project Tango

In November 2013, Apple acquired PrimeSense, a 3-D technology sensing company that could hint at the ability for future iPhones, iPads and Macs to have a Kinect-like ability to sense where users are and react to their movements.<p>Given the acquisition, you’d think Apple would be the first company to …

Nervana takes $600K to build hardware for deep learning

Big technology companies — Baidu, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Netflix, Yahoo — have been working hard to make computer servers act more like human brains, deducing information, recognizing patterns, and gradually becoming smarter over time. Now a startup is aiming to build specialized …

Microsoft OneDrive: Chronicles

Photography

Union Offers A Professional Image Blending Tool That’s Actually Easy To Use

The team at Pixite, known for making high-quality photo applications for iOS, including things like Unbound, Fragment, Tangent (an “App Store Best” in 2013), and more, is now revealing its latest creation: a photo-blending application called Union. The app lets you easily combine photos to make …

'Hitman Go' turns cold-blooded murder into an iPad board game

A killer app<p><i>Hitman</i> is about being cold-blooded. It's a series of stealth games about sneaking around so that you can murder people, and the new mobile spin-off <i>Hitman Go</i> manages to capture that satisfying feeling that comes from expertly plotting a route, maneuvering around guards, and quietly …

Android KitKat update begins rolling out for Galaxy Note 10.1 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition may have launched in September with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but today the tablet is making the jump to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The new update is only for those with the Wi-Fi variant of the device, though 3G and LTE models are expected to follow suit in …

Android News

The darknet just got its first black market search engine

The network of sites known as the darknet, only accessible through the anonymizing Tor browser, resembles the early internet in many ways — including being difficult to navigate. Most users get around by clicking from link to link, accessing pages like "The Hidden Wiki" that list popular site …

Android device owners, now you can control your desktop from across the room — or the world

Google released its Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android yesterday, enabling the Android crowd to access their Mac or PC from afar. The app is a mobile extension of Chrome’s remote desktop screen-sharing service, which has enabled machine control from Chromebooks and Chrome browsers since it …

Tactus working to bring physical buttons that rise out of touchscreen

The smartphone industry has come along way in the last few years, and during that time mobile device form factors have evolved quite a bit. While Blackberry still continues to cling on to the physical keyboard approach, finding an Android device with a physical QWERTY keyboard is becoming harder …

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