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When Facebook Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself

Every time you log in to Facebook, every time you click on your News Feed, every time you Like a photo, every time you send anything via Messenger, you add another data point to the galaxy they already have regarding you and your behavior. That, in turn, is a tiny, insignificant dot within their …

Social Media
Africa

Nigeria cracks down before World Economic Forum event

<b>Nigerian security forces have detained several people in Abuja over recent bomb attacks, days before a World Economic Forum event in the capital.</b><p>Most of those held were said to be foreign, but no details were announced.<p>Schools and government offices are to close during the WEF event, which will be …

Africa

Facebook's Shopping Spree Is Sending Ripples Through The Middle Market

With the purchase of Oculus VR for $2 billion, Facebook is continuing a shopping spree started with the February purchase of five year old WhatsApp for $19 billion that is sending ripples throughout the entire middle market M&A space. It has always been difficult to complete transactions in the …

An App To Share Civic Complaints Gains Popularity Where The Government Hasn’t Been Listening

In a country known for corruption issues, urban residents in Brazil are flocking to an app that lets them share what they care about directly with city officials.<p>Brazil is a country plagued by problems of rampant corruption, political and otherwise, but that doesn’t mean politicians completely …

Brazil

Google Helps You Find Your Parked Car

Having trouble remembering where you parked your car? There’s an app for that. But, sorry iPhone users, it’s just for Android.<p>Google has updated its Google Now app that’s part of recent versions of Android so it remembers approximately where you park your car and the app will show you where on a …

Do you need a curved TV? We talk to Samsung about their newly launched curved sets

In the last few days, the world’s first Curved UHD TV went on sale from Samsung. If you’ve not had cause to buy a new TV in recent days then all this …

This Is What A Holographic iPhone Might Look Like

Lasers. Infrared sensors. Parabolic mirror assemblies. These are the technologies that could allow iPhones of the future to project holograms from 3-D screens, according to a new Apple patent application.<p>Now, whether or not Apple will actually make such a device, no one knows. It’s perfectly common …

Patents

To make a car, Audi had to blow one up

About an hour from Munich, Audi basically runs a city. Its headquarters are situated in Ingolstadt, a city of around 125,000 people. Audi employs over 35,000 here, an enormous complex housing corporate offices, research and development centers, production lines, and a large museum and visitors' …

After Moto G, Motorola Accidentally Confirms "Moto X+1" Fuelling Speculation of its Launch in Coming Weeks

Over the last few weeks, there's been widespread speculation that Motorola has a new handset called the "Moto X+1" in the works. Now, this …

Apple's LuxVue Acquisition Could Be the Biggest iWatch Hint Yet

Apple's reported acquisition of LuxVue, a developer of micro-LED displays, attracted much attention — not for the purchase price (which remains …

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $120m for patent violation

Pyrrhic victory for iPhone-maker after $2bn in damages and ban on sales in US are denied<p>An American jury has ordered Samsung to pay $119.6m to Apple for smartphone patent violations, far less than Apple had sought and marking a big loss for the iPhone-maker in the latest round of the two companies’ …

Motorola Event May 13, 2014: A 'Priced for all' smartphone to launch at London event

The tech world will see the birth of another mobile device from Motorola on May 13 in London. Motorola has been releasing mobile devices which have …

Why Apple's iWatch Will Sell Better In An iPhone 6 World

We will not, indeed, see the first peek at the iWatch at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at the beginning of June, according to a report from John Paczkowski at re/code yesterday. “Sources familiar with Apple’s plans tell Code/red that Tim Cook will not use WWDC to unveil Apple’s …

Apple's latest buy could make its screens brighter and more efficient

Word is Apple has acquired micro-LED screen tech company LuxVue, and Apple has released a statement that doesn't outright deny the transaction.<p>In …

Mergers & Acquisitions

Google Drive for Android to lose document editing, prompt downloads of Docs and Sheets apps

Looks like the new Docs and Sheets apps were harbingers of changes for Google Drive's Android app. The good folks at <i>Android Police</i> parsed Drive's new, currently unreleased version and discovered that it no longer has document or sheet editing capabilities. Should you try to make changes, the app …