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Google is working on new tech to eliminate all child porn on the Web

Search and mobile superpower Google is working on new technology that would effectively purge all images of child pornography and abuse from most of the Web.<p>Google disclosed new efforts to fight online child exploitation in a blog post yesterday. The company committed $5 million to “eradicate …

How Much Is A Tweet Really Worth?

So, you’ve decided to set up a Twitter account for your brand. How much return can you expect on that first tweet of the day? The answer: about $25.62.<p>That’s the conclusion that SumAll, a data visualization and analytics company, reached after a review of over 900 of its customer’s social media …

Why Halo Is Now More Important To Microsoft Than Ever

Microsoft is in a rough spot. There’s no need to rehash in great detail exactly why that is, but the long and short of it is that the PS4 came out of E3 looking like the preferred system of audiences and critics over the Xbox One.<p>The high price/used game/always on policies of the Xbox One put it at …

Obama Seeks To Free Up Wireless Spectrum (Updated)

<b>Updated after release of White House memorandum and statement from Public Knowledge</b><p>The White House on Friday to announced major new initiatives to free-up wireless spectrum now being used by federal agencies so that it can be reallocated for private sector use, including wireless broadband services.<p>…

Acer says Android is great as it is, won’t try to “fix” it

Custom launchers and tweaked Android experiences tend to either be love or hate for many consumers, but Acer has declared that it stands firmly on the side of the default Android experience.<p>The Taiwanese manufacturer spoke with <i>TechRadar</i> recently to explain some of its reasons for choosing to keep …

Android Phones

Amazon splits PS4 pre-orders into 'Launch' and 'Standard' editions, Launch is already sold out

Amazon, with its limited supply of PS4s, has cleaved its product listing into two, to help people get a handle on when to expect their pre-order to arrive. Those who've already stumped up their cash are likely to find they've been assigned a "Launch Edition," guaranteeing that they'll get the …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom shown off in official lifestyle demo video

The new Galaxy S4 Zoom is showcased in a recent “lifestyle video ” that Samsung posted online.<p>Samsung has been using videos a lot in promotional campaigns for recent devices, whether they were videos showing how to use features, TV ads or even music videos. The recently announced Samsung Galaxy S4 …

Samsung Galaxy

9 Top Tech Myths Debunked

Does more bars really mean better mobile service? Are ones really gone forever once you empty the trash? PopMech tackles some of the most frustrating falsehoods of the digital age<p>Does more bars really mean better mobile service? Are ones really gone forever once you empty the trash? PopMech tackles …

New Nexus 7 not joining tablet pricing race to the bottom, report says

<i>Nexus family – Nexus 7 on the right</i><p>A new report from Taiwan claims that Google will not join other tablet manufacturers in slashing tablet prices for new devices like its rumored second-generation Nexus 7 tablet.<p>According to <i>DigiTimes</i>, which talked to “sources from the upstream supply chain,” the …

Cloudflare Launches Mirage 2.0 To Speed Up Websites On Mobile Devices

Website security company Cloudflare launched today a new product it calls Mirage 2.0. With this new tool, businesses will be able to optimize their mobile websites so that they appear faster through the use of image optimization technology.<p>Every company is not going to have a native application for …

Sony opens up SmartWatch platform to third-party firmware

Sony(s sne)’s second stab at the SmartWatch concept is either a vast improvement over the first or a crashing failure, depend on who you’re listening …

Facebook hashtags #introduced

Social network Facebook has introduced hashtags, allowing users to click and see what their firends think about trending topics.<p><b>Facebook</b>said that it will begin to roll out the feature on its social network, making it easier for users and advertisers to find hot spots of user activity around …

Mozilla Plans Design Overhaul with Firefox 25 Release in October

Mozilla is planning a major design overhaul of its flagship browser with the release of Firefox 25, slated to arrive in October. The company makes a point to discuss its plans for changes openly, and this upcoming new version is by no means an exception.<p>In fact, even though Firefox 22 is in the …

The New Samsung Victory Over Apple - What It Means To Cupertino

You may already have read that the ITC has awarded Samsung a victory in one part of the long running battle between Apple and Samsung over smartphone and tablet markets. It’s easy to become immune to new developments in this case, it’s been going on so long. But you’ll remember Apple’s victory in a …

Amazon and eBay just started a battle for the last major e-commerce frontier

In the past 24 hours, India’s incredibly weird e-commerce market got not one but two votes of confidence. Yesterday eBay said it will enter into a partnership with Snapdeal, an online marketplace in which it is already a big investor. The new deal will see eBay gain access to Snapdeal’s 18 million …

eCommerce

Office 2013 to be bundled with smaller Windows 8 tablets

Microsoft will be offering a free version of Office in the smaller versions of tablets running its operating system, a new report claims.<p>According to The Verge, which quoted Windows CFO Tami Reller at Computex on Wednesday, Microsoft will allow vendors to bundle Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote …

Will Ban On iPhone 4 U.S. Imports Cost Apple $1 Billion?

The International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Apple violated Samsung patents and banned Apple imports to the U.S. of its offending products. Will that ban slice Apple’s iPhone revenue by $1 billion?<p>The “good” news for Apple is that the ITC ban on imports — which matters since Apple makes …

Google's Next Cloud Product: Google Blimps To Bring Wireless Internet to Africa

Not content with offering super-fast broadband in Austin and Kansas City, Google has plans to use blimps to deliver wide-area wireless internet connectivity in Africa and other emerging markets, according to reports in the the Wall Street Journal and a post on Google’s Africa blog.<p>(Not to be …

App-Only Horror Movie “Haunting Melissa” Challenges Traditional Storytelling

“Haunting Melissa” wants to challenge the boundaries of filmmaking by putting a ghost in your (iOS) machine. Created by Neal Edelstein, producer of “The Ring” and “Mulholland Drive,” and Hooked Digital Media, the app-only horror film’s aim is to create a visceral reaction in viewers as soon as they …

Microsoft Posts Video of Windows 8.1 in Action

With Windows 8.1, Microsoft is trying to address some key criticisms of the major overhaul it undertook with Windows 8.<p>The company has been dribbling …

The quantified pup: Whistle wants to create the world’s largest database on dog behavior

Whistle is the latest San Francisco startup trying to crack the wearable device market, but it has one key differentiator over the Fitbits (see …

HTC says departing executives will be replaced by end of month

HTC has recently suffered a striking exodus among executives, but marketing head Benjamin Ho says the company plans to fill some of its many vacancies by the end of June. Yesterday, COO Matthew Costello left HTC; HTC Asia CEO Lennard Hoornik and chief product officer Kouji Kodera, among others, …

NNG intros NavFusion, says it's bringing 'true smartphone integration' to cars

Smartphone integration in cars isn't exactly a novel affair in this day and age, even if it hasn't reached its full potential yet. NNG (formerly Nav N Go), for one, seems to think it could help improve this type of implementation, which is why it's introducing NavFusion. With the newly announced …

Nintendo Wii U 8GB Basic set recall confirmed by GameStop (update: Nintendo responds)

Reports of a potential recall for Nintendo's 8GB Wii U Basic starting cropping up yesterday morning, with sources indicating GameStop would no longer be selling the unit come mid-month. Now, <i>CNET</i> has just confirmed with the retailer that this is indeed taking place. On June 18th, all GameStop …

Laid Off Employee Calls Zynga a 'Sinking Ship'

Despite a cushy severance package, an ex-employee still blasted his former employer on Reddit.<p>A former Zynga employee took to Reddit on Tuesday, following the drastic layoffs that cut 18 percent of the social gaming company's workforce.<p>In the thread, he divulged everything from severance packages …

Most Businesses Probably Had a Mobile Security Incident in the Past Year

Image: Sergey Nivens / Shutterstock.com<p>Nearly 80 percent of large businesses experienced some kind of mobile security incident in the past year. And, …

Mobile

Apple still smartphone champ, Android the No. 1 OS, ComScore says

Research firm ComScore has released its latest U.S. smartphone industry report, estimating that Apple remains top of the pile in the smartphone industry with a market share of 39.2 percent.<p>Based on data gathered through the company's MobiLens service -- which harvests user information based on …

AT&T launches 4G LTE in 22 new markets

AT&T confirmed on Wednesday that another 22 markets have officially started seeing the network's 4G LTE data speeds.<p>The news arriving just one week after announcing network coverage for 200 million people, AT&T's LTE footprint now tallies 261 markets across the country.<p>The new markets …

Microsoft Restructuring To Match Ballmer's Vision

Ballmer has been at the helm of Microsoft for more than 13 years. The company has experienced a number of highs and lows during Ballmer’s tenure–he has presided over Windows XP and Windows Vista, and has led the company through the rise of the Xbox and the debacle of the Microsoft Kin smartphone. …

Nextel shutdown will leave 45,000 tons of network junk. How Sprint plans to recycle it

On June 30, Sprint(s s) will shut down its Nextel iDEN network, which will not only leave thousands of Nextel holdouts without service, but also …