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Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Automatic Spying Cannot Be Stopped

Last week changes to the Windows 10 upgrade path mean it is going to become increasingly difficult for any non-techy users to avoid being pushed to Microsoft’s new operating system. But given Windows 10 <i>is</i> better than Windows 7 and Windows 8, why would that be a problem? Because of policies like …

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The incredible story of YouTube's early days and how it rose to become the world's most popular place to watch video

It has over a billion users, which is almost a third of the entire internet population. These users watch hundreds of millions of <i>hours</i> of content every single day.<p>But many people don't know how YouTube got its start.<p>The company rose like a rocket ship after its founding in 2005, and was bought by …

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These headphones come with a gimmick that makes a difference

When a piece of technology becomes commoditized, the inevitable response from its maker is to try and obscure that fact by resorting to gimmicks. Smartphones offer some of the best examples of unnecessary over-engineering (see LG’s curved G Flex handsets) and gratuitous use of exotic materials …

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Astronomers discover the smallest known supermassive black hole

Here's a cosmic contradiction: A tiny supermassive black hole. Astronomers using the Magellan II telescope in Chile and<p>NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered the smallest supermassive black hole yet found at the center of a dwarf galaxy.<p>The findings, published by the Astrophysical Journal …

Netflix reportedly plans streaming purge for January 1

"War Games" and the original "Dark Shadows" are among the dozens of movies and TV shows set to expire, according to a list posted to Reddit.<p>If you think you're going to need a "Top Gun" or "Titanic" fix from Netflix soon, you'd better get it out of the way before Wednesday.<p>Those titles are among …

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Apple's shares fall on emerging market concerns

<b>Apple's shares fell more than 5% as investors worried that the firm's latest iPhone models may not help it increase its share in emerging markets.</b><p>It launched two models on Tuesday, the iPhone 5S and a cheaper iPhone 5C.<p>But the basic 5C model, with 16 gigabytes of storage, has been priced at £469 …

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iPhone 5S preview: what to expect from Apple's premium handset

We run through the likely features on Apple's latest premium handset iPhone 5S and 5C launch - live coverage<p>Apple breaks with its own convention on Tuesday, with what is expected to be the launch of two new iPhones - breaking from its tradition of a solitary current-generation iPhone model.<p>One is …

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Watch Smartwatch Space For Continued Consolidation As Samsung Gears Up To Kick Off The Race

Last week, geek-focused early smartwatch player WIMM Labs was revealed to have been acquired by Google, lending strong support to earlier speculation that the search giant would enter the watch-based computing fray with a wearable-device follow-up to its ambitious Google Glass project. Consider it …

Apple’s iPhone Trade-in Program Is Already Being Piloted, Here’s How It Works

Apple is about to introduce an iPhone trade-in program that will allow users to walk into a Retail store and trade up from an old model to a new one. We’ve heard some interesting details about the way that the program will work, and indeed, is working right now in some pilot Apple Stores.<p>The …

Apple TV updated with Vevo, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Weather Channel, Smithsonian apps

Today, Apple has issued an over-the-air update to the Apple TV that brings several new content apps. Notably, in line with expectations, an app for the Vevo Music Video service has arrived. Also new are Disney Channel and Disney XD apps.<p>With Apple’s deep partnership with Disney, it is about time …

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: all the news and rumors

It might not be the iPhone 6, but Apple could have some surprises this year<p>Apple’s next iPhone is approaching fast. A new phone is all but certain to be revealed at Apple's September 10th event, and there have been hints that a big surprise may be in store: since as far back as January, rumblings …

Google Maps for iOS and Android now displays Waze alerts, while Street View lands in Waze Map Editor

Google’s acquisition of community-based mapping, traffic and navigation app Waze is finally starting to bear some fruit, as the two begin sharing their respective features for the first time.<p>The Google Maps app for iOS and Android will now include real-time incident reports submitted by Waze users, …