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Google Play Newsstand and Play Music reach new countries - Japan, Thailand and Malaysia

It seems Google chose an odd day to announce availability of Play Newsstand and Play Music in new markets. It might make sense, though, as everyone already had their eyes set on said company today. The more announcements the merrier, and we know today’s new supported markets will definitely be …

Comcast launches Watchable, its free video service

Comcast has launched Watchable, an ad-supported on-demand video service with over 150 shows spanning roughly 30 channels for the Web, iOS devices and the company’s X1 set-top box.<p>The free service features content from the likes of Vice, BuzzFeed, GoPro, Fast Company, Machinima, Mashable, Mic Media, …

No More Swiping: New Credit Cards Designed To Reduce Theft

For the black magnetic stripes on the backs of your credit and debit cards, Thursday will mark the beginning of the end — a shift that could be costly for retailers.<p>Since the beginning of credit cards, merchants were never liable if a thief used a stolen or counterfeit credit card to shop; the bank …

90,000 people have already signed a petition against London's tough new proposals for Uber

On Tuesday evening, the news broke that TfL is planning a public consultation on a series of proposals that would hurt Uber's business model (along with other ride-hailing apps). This includes instituting a mandatory five minute wait time before a vehicle can arrive, a ban on showing animated cars …

China’s search giant Baidu welcomes top Uber and Lenovo execs to its board

Internet search giant Baidu — essentially the Google of China — has welcomed to its board Uber’s former chief financial officer, Brent Callinicos, and Lenovo’s current chairman and chief executive, Yuanqing Yang, as it seeks to grow its offline-to-online (O2O) services. Baidu already partners with …

London’s ‘tired’ flagship Apple Store may be next for a Jony Ive overhaul

After the opening of the redesigned, tree-filled Apple Store in Brussels, Apple’s flagship Regent Street store in London is the next to get the Jony Ive treatment.<p>Working with Foster & Partners, the architectural firm responsible for the Gherkin skyscraper, Apple’s plans call for it to transform …

Apple Music is launching in China, and it's insanely cheap

In the US, Apple Music will set you back $9.99 a month, or $14.99 for a family plan. In the UK, it's the exact same figures (making it slightly more expensive) — £9.99 for standard, £14.99 for a family.<p>In China, meanwhile, it's going for radically less. It'll cost just 10 RMB per month for a single …

Instagram boss 'not going to stop' until everyone is using the photo sharing network

The co-founder of the social network Instagram says he is "not going to stop" until everyone in the world is using the photo-sharing network.<p>Kevin Systrom co-founded the app in 2010, and it recently overtook Twitter with 400m regular users.<p>Mr Systrom spoke to Steph McGovern.

OnePlus' Carl Pei wants to intern at Samsung

Lifehacker<p>OnePlus is a profoundly fascinating company to say the least. Despite last year’s stellar debut into the smartphone arena, the company ultimately drew more attention not for the OnePlus One hardware itself, but the inability to make it available. Rather than go with a more traditional …

Google Announces Chromecast 2 And Chromecast Audio To Bring Intelligence To Your Living Room

Google is ready to take over your living room. The company has announced version 2 of its Chromecast product, along with a new Chromecast Audio, which turns any speaker with an AUX in into an Internet-connected device. I got to spend some time with these little devices and they are powerhouses.<p>The …

Now you can shop directly from YouTube videos

YouTube has started introducing shopping ads, similar to those available on Google, which will allow you to shop directly from the videos you’re watching.<p>The new Shopping ads make it possible for all creators to have shoppable ads in their videos. This is particularly useful for bloggers who might …

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Unveils the Automaker's First SUV, the Model X

Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has mastered the sporty two-seater and the elegant sedan. Now, it wants to conquer the family hauler.<p>Tesla's Model X — one of the only all-electric SUVs on the market — was officially unveiled Tuesday night near the company's California factory. SUVs were …

Google offering $5 million in funding to Bay Area non-profit organizations

While Google was busy showing off its latest hardware at an event in San Francisco yesterday morning, it also quietly announced something which many will think is far more important. Yesterday, Google revealed that it has chosen its 10 finalists for its second annual Impact Challenge: Bay Area…<p>The …

TrueCrypt Windows encryption app has critical security flaws

If you're still using TrueCrypt to protect your Windows disks, even though its developers abandoned it and said it was "not secure" last year, you may want to stop that. Google Project Zero researcher James Forshaw found two "privilege elevation" holes in the popular software that would give …

Twitter said to be considering plus-size tweet, above 140-character limit

In August, Twitter announced that it was ditching the 140-character limit on direct messages, the so-called “private side” of the social media giant that lets users communicate with one another privately.<p>“You may be wondering what this means for the public side of Twitter,” the company said at the …

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