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Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

Study: Consumers Will Pay $5 for an App That Respects Their Privacy

A new report finds that people are weary of the hidden costs of free.<p>Ever since the iPhone came out in 2007, the going rate for many of the most popular apps has been exactly $0.00. Consumers pay nothing.<p>But of course, nothing is free. Instead, consumers pay with their data, that's sold to …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

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Facebook Privacy Tips

The good news: Birnholtz’s study also found that people who were more familiar with Facebook’s features, like how to manipulate privacy settings, weren’t as shaken by unseemly photos of themselves. Here are four Facebook tips to protect your privacy—and dignity.<p><b>1. Approve photos and posts you’re</b> …

A Look Back At How The Content Industry Almost Killed Blockbuster And Netflix (And The VCR)

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Derek Khanna is a technology policy consultant and columnist. He previously worked for the House Republican Study Committee where he authored their report on copyright reform. He</i> <i>spearheaded the national campaign on cellphone unlocking that resulted in proposed legislation to legalize</i> …

Nearly A Thousand Classic Video Games Are Free And Legal To Play Online

As the intellectual property protections on old games expired, the Internet Archive swooped in to make them freely playable online in your browser. The site is currently host to a trove of games from such classic consoles as the Atari, the ColecoVision, and even an oddball system we'd never heard …

Netflix Will Purge Several Titles On New Year's Day. So What Does This Mean For You?

By now you’ve probably heard that Netflix is removing somewhere around 80 titles on New Year’s Day and you need to rush to watch such classics as <i>Troll 2</i> and <i>Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot</i> before they are gone forever. It’s sort of like the Disney Vault except without the fanfare and impressive voice work.<p>…

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

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Google's Share Of Copyright Takedown Requests Quadrupled Over The Last Year

According to file sharing news website TorrentFreak, which examined Google's transparency report, the number of takedown requests received by the search giant more than quadrupled during the last year.<p>Requests included major US media companies such as NBC Universal, Warner Brothers, Microsoft, …

Here’s the question we should be asking about ‘record’ Amazon Prime member growth

This past Thursday Amazon issued a press release announcing a record-setting holiday season for the company, leading with statistic that “more than one million customers become new Prime members <b>in the third week of December</b>” (emphasis added).<p>New subscriptions were so popular, according to Amazon, …

How to subtly unfriend someone on Facebook

If you want to avoid constant updates from irritating contacts on Facebook, but don't want to cause offence by publicly unfriending them, then you must do your research says Rick Maybury<p><i>My wife and I are not the brightest of individuals when it comes to IT, but we manage. One of our relations</i> …

Here's Why Microsoft Is Worried About Google Chromebooks

In 2012, Google's Chromebooks captured a laughable 0.2% of computer purchases within United States-based businesses and institutions. Thus far in 2013? Chromebook penetration has skyrocketed to a 9.6% share, and a staggering 21% piece of the sales pie when zeroing in on just notebooks.<p>Those …

The top memes and viral videos of 2013

<b>A lot has changed since last year's round-up of the biggest viral hits, in which we met Grumpy Cat, the "overly attached girlfriend" and the One Pound Fish man.</b><p>As we begin to think back to this year, it's less "come and have a look, one pound fish..." and more "come and have a look... at our …

What is Android?

Android has evolved a lot over the years and has quickly become the dominant mobile platform across the globe. While most of us know exactly what Android is, and how to use it, there are still a number of folks that are new to Google’s mobile OS, finally ditching that old-school mobile phone or …

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First U.S. Police Department To Launch Weibo Account Will Urge Local Businesses To Create Their Own

A police department in southern California has started using Sina Corp.’s Weibo to get in touch with the growing number of its Chinese immigrants, and will approach local businesses to create their own accounts in the coming year, according to Alhambra Police Chief Mark Yokoyama.<p>The Alhambra Police …

Power play: why your electric bill may be changing soon

In the near future, power companies may have to decouple electricity use from prices<p>Americans are buying bigger homes, using more appliances, and firing up more data centers than ever before. You’d expect electricity demand to skyrocket accordingly, but the trend is actually the opposite. Total …

Netflix Says It’s Testing New $6.99 Single Screen Streaming Plan, But It May Never Roll Out To Everyone

Netflix has informed TechCrunch that it is indeed testing a $6.99 single-stream plan to new users as part of a test. The option appears to some new users after selecting the streaming option as a free trial.<p>Unfortunately for those of you excited for a dollar-off discount on a standard definition …

Eric Schmidt: my biggest mistake at Google was not anticipating social

Even billionaires can get a bit wistful when a new year rolls around. In an interview with <i>Bloomberg</i> about 2014 predictions, Google's CEO-turned-executive-chairman Eric Schmidt took a moment to reflect on past mistakes. Well, <i>mistake</i>, really. "At Google, the biggest mistake that I made was not …

People Sext When They Don't Really Want To, Study Finds

“Not tonight, honey, I have a headache” can spare lovers from sex. But it won’t save them from sexts.<p>While headlines proclaim young adults are hooked on the joys of sexting, a forthcoming study examining the practice has found college-age sexters in committed relationships frequently engage in …

iOS vs. Android: The psychology that fuels the phone wars (video)

With the help of a psychology pro, Adventures in Tech explains why we get so fiercely competitive about our operating systems.<p>It's a battle that threatens to rend the Internet asunder with its forum-fraying ferocity: iOS vs. Android.<p>But why do we get so worked up over our operating systems? The …

The best apps to make and save you money

Install the best money apps on your smartphones and tablets - here is Telegraph Money's pick of the bunch<p>If you are one of the millions who use a smartphone or tablet – perhaps one recently opened for Christmas – there is a good chance you have already downloaded several apps to make your life a …

The NSA Can Reportedly Gain Backdoor Access To A Slew Of Tech Products

The National Security Agency knows no boundaries — and has tools for spying that span computers, keyboards, firewalls and servers, or nearly all the security architecture created by major tech companies. That’s according to German news magazine Der Spiegel, which got its hands on an internal NSA …

December's Best Android Apps

With December 2013 now consigned to the history books, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month. So without further ado, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best Android apps to hit Google Play in recent weeks.<p>VSCO<p>VSCO Cam is …

TiVo co-founders joining forces for yet another set-top box

How on earth are you supposed to fill your days after leaving the successful set-top box company you created? Well, if you're TiVo co-founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton, the answer is to start all over again. You see, after Barton resigned from TiVo in early 2012, he and long-gone chum Ramsay set …

Android Usage Data Only Tells Half The Story

If marketing is all about creating stories around a product, few CEOs are as good at storytelling as Apple’s Tim Cook. But that doesn’t mean the stories he tells are true.<p>At least, not as true as he’d like. Like any storyteller, Cook likes to cherry pick the data that suits his purposes best. For …

Google and Audi’s new connected cars are really just about selling you apps

Expect a lot of hype this coming year about the “connected car.” At the Consumer Electronics Show, the industry’s main event, which starts on Jan. 7 in Las Vegas, the big car firms are all due to show off how their cars are taking advantage of internet access, and Google and Audi will announce that …

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Here Are All The Movies Netflix Is Adding On Jan. 1

New year, new ways to kill time on your couch.<p>Last week, Reddit's r/NetflixBestOf posted a list of the 89 films Netflix is purging from its instant streaming service at the start of the new year. While it's true that a lot of classics (as well as some awesomely bad films) will be expiring at …

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