Larrie Chaffin

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Mysterious Radio Burst Captured In Real-Time For First Time Ever

Ever since astronomers first detected a strange flash of radio waves in 2007, they have been scratching their heads over what these so-called "fast radio bursts" might be and where they come from.<p>Now, an international team of researchers say they're one step closer to solving the mystery, after …

Silk Road 2.0 founder's 'right hand man' Brian Farrell arrested in Washington

The 26-year-old was arrested on Friday on a charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine in connection with his alleged role as a staff member for the Silk Road 2.0 website<p>US authorities announced charges on Tuesday against a Washington state man, Brian Farrell, who they …

Microsoft to roll out Windows 10 as it jostles with Google and Apple

First major update of operating system under new CEO Satya Nadella could be turning point for tech giant struggling to win back mobile customers<p>Microsoft will unveil the first major update of its Windows operating system under new boss Satya Nadella on Wednesday as it fights to win back mobile …

Why Twitter Has Its Sights Set on India

Twitter acquired India's ZipDial to help bring in new users.<p>Twitter has planted a flag in India, and the nation’s 1.2-plus billion people are the major reason why.<p>The social network acquired ZipDial on Monday, an Indian startup that uses “missed call” technology as a messaging service for mobile …

Mobile

Facebook 'worth $227bn to global economy in 2014'

Facebook contributes a significant amount to the global economy by helping to unlock opportunities for marketers, developers and mobile internet companies<p>Facebook was worth $227bn (£150bn) to the global economy in 2014, and supported 4.5m jobs worldwide, according to a new report by professional …

Economy

Tech firms support computing lessons

<b>Technology giants such as Google and O2 are to support a £3.6m drive to teach computing skills in primary schools in England, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced.</b><p>Experts from the firms will help with training and providing resources to teach digital skills in the classroom.<p>Schools should …

Innovation

Windows 10: what Microsoft needs to get right

The latest version of the operating system, which skips straight from 8 to 10, needs to convince users to upgrade to keep Windows relevant<p>If there is one thing we know about Windows 10, it is that the Start menu will not be missing this time. Microsoft, which reveals more details about the latest …

Amazon Prime Photos Free Unlimited Storage Hits Canada

Amazon Prime users in Canada can now use the company’s free Prime Photos service to store as many photos as they like in the cloud.<p>Amazon had made this service available to US and UK customers last November. Prime Photos allows users to upload full resolution photos from Mac and Windows desktops, …

Cloud Computing

Google updates app title guidelines for clarification on naming third-party apps

Google has just updated their app title guidelines to help developers choose better, more disconnected titles for third-party applications. The guidelines are put in place to help third-party app developers separate themselves from potentially tricking a user into thinking the developer is directly …

Android News

Google Chrome for iOS gets a Material Design makeover with Handoff support

Google’s Material Design makeover isn’t just for those running the latest version of Android; the search giant is also bringing it to its slew of popular iOS apps as well. Chrome is the latest to get the fancy redesign, and it comes with Handoff support and further improvements for iOS 8.<p>If you use …

Google

Acer's latest Chromebooks are built to survive the classroom

Chromebooks are a big deal for schools because they're cheap and relatively easy to lock down. However, not just <i>any</i> Chromebook will do -- ideally, you want a laptop that can survive bumps and drops from less-than-careful students. Acer thinks it can handle that unforgiving audience, so it's …

Field Trip app for Android updated with Material Design and improved notifications

Get those consent forms signed by your parents, kids, and get ready for a new Field Trip. Although, this isn’t really a new adventure, it’s just a great update by Google’s Niantic Labs to their Field Trip app for Android. Material Design leads the charge, bug fixes and performance improvements …

Niantic

5 iPhone Apps You Just Can't Miss This Week

MECC<p>DMA Design Limited/Psygnosis Limited<p>Tiertex Ltd./LucasArts, U.S. Gold Ltd.<p>id Software, Inc./Apogee Software, Ltd.<p>Brøderbund/Terebilov KA<p>Sierra …

Dropbox acquires Israeli productivity startup CloudOn

Dropbox has just bought CloudOn, a mobile productivity startup based in Herzliya, Israel, for an undisclosed sum.<p>CloudOn made a name for itself with apps that allow users to create and edit Microsoft Office files online and on mobile devices.<p>The company says it will shut down its service, currently …

Apps