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Twitter’s Timeline Could Get (More) Algorithmic

Twitter has changed significantly over the past 8 years. With every new product manager and leadership cadre there have been attempts to make it more accessible to new users and more sticky for existing ones. But the biggest changes may yet be ahead as Twitter considers altering the core of its …

Zebra to buy Motorola enterprise unit for $3.45B in hot pursuit of IoT market

Zebra Technologies(s zbra), an inventory tracking specialist that helps Amazon(s amzn) and other customers keep track of products, is buying Motorola …

Shh. Secret Raises $10M At A $50M Valuation

The buzzy new app Secret — which lets people post messages to their circles of contacts without attribution — has closed a $10 million round of funding at a $50 million post-money valuation, TechCrunch has learned from two sources close to the situation. The funding was led by Google Ventures, with …

Apple TV Updated with Revamped Channel for Upcoming iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014

In preparation for this week's iTunes Festival at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2014, Apple has expanded its Apple TV lineup to include a revamped iTunes Festival channel that allows users to live stream the concert's shows as well as view lineups and artist information.<p>The channel showcases artists …

Windows XP: It's time to say good-bye

I've got to tell it to you straight. If you're still on an old computer running the Windows XP operating system, D-Day is at hand. And by "D" I mean "dump it."<p>I understand if you don't want to face this. You have a computer and the setup works for you. Sure it's a bit clunky, but you don't want to …

Sex with Glass app lets you see from your partner's POV

Sex with Google Glass -- the very name is designed to arouse attention.<p>It's specifically an app project in development that lets two people share their video feeds so they can see their intimate acts from each other's perspective.<p>The app is designed to react to the wearer saying, "OK, Glass, it's …

Google acquires Nest's line of home automation products for $3.2 billion, pledges continued support for iOS

We'll be honest: if you told us a big company was going to buy Nest, we wouldn't have guessed Google. After all, the home automation company was founded by Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, both ex-members of the original iPod team. Heck, the Nest Thermostat is sold at Apple stores, and is referred to …

Rumored Windows ‘Threshold’ Update Could Recast Microsoft’s Key Platform

Microsoft mostly kept its head down during CES, but with its Build developer conference on the horizon and several platforms to unify, the company has a busy few months ahead of it.<p>Recently, both Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley wrote on Microsoft’s future ‘Threshold’ Windows update. Threshold is …

Mophie Team Explains Why It’s Expanding From Power To Storage

Mophie said earlier this week that it’s expanding beyond its popular smartphone battery products with the upcoming launch of the Mophie Space Pack. Shortly after the announcement, I stopped by the Mophie booth at the Consumer Electronics Show to get a demo of the new product.<p>The company’s PR …

Target security breach encompasses 70 million

Target revealed today that the massive security breach that hit 40 million customers’ credit and debit cards also encompasses the personal …

Tech pros like Yahoo’s new sites, question Marissa Mayer’s credibility, hate David Pogue’s shtick

Putting on a Consumer Electronics Show keynote is not easy for any company, but the stakes were especially high for Yahoo in Las Vegas this past …

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GeekWire Members connect, influence and support the Northwest’s technology community.<p>“I am blown away by the events, the visibility online, and what …

Nintendo Announces Massive 45% Increase In 3DS Game Sales In 2013

While the Wii U is still the “console who must not be named” in terms of sales at this point, Nintendo is more than happy to boast about its other piece of hardware, the 3DS. The handheld has exploded in popularity this year, even competing against a smartphone market that was supposed to doom the …

Microsoft more trusted than Apple, study says

Trust me, there aren't many people (or things) you can trust these days.<p>Everyone is out for themselves, ready to take advantage -- often, it seems, because it's just so much fun to take advantage.<p>However, I know you have a weak spot. You can't hide it. I have the research to prove it. You really, …

Apple Has A New, Super Serious Ad For The iPad That Premiered During NFL Games And The Golden Globes

During this afternoon's football game, Apple debuted a new iPad ad. (It also aired during the Golden Globes.)<p>The ad has an excerpt of Robin Williams from Dead Poets Society talking about poetry, and life.<p>Here, via Re/Code is the transcript of what Williams says:<p>We don't read and write poetry …

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Obama will reportedly announce big changes to NSA on Friday

President Barack Obama is seriously considering some major changes to the National Security Agency (NSA) and its surveillance programs, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports. The president will announce his decisions on Friday.<p>Obama may extend privacy protections to cover non-Americans, after reports that …

Apple's iBeacon Technology Brings New Possibilities for Location-Based Gaming

Apple's iBeacons have a lot of potential for inclusion in location-based games, according to The Tap Lab CEO Dave Bisceglia, who spoke to <i>Re/code</i> in an interview. Currently, iOS game developers who want to incorporate location into gameplay are limited to determining location via Apple's internal …

New flagship Apple Store in Brisbane, Australia set for Jan. 17th opening

Apple has announced on its retail website that the forthcoming flagship Apple Store in Brisbane, Australia will have its grand opening on Friday, January 17th. The store will open at 10 AM on that date, with regular business hours beginning at 9 AM Monday through Saturday. The store will always …

Bitcoin vault offering insurance is 'world's first'

<b>A Bitcoin storage service that is insured against the loss and theft of the digital currency has launched in London.</b><p>Elliptic Vault uses "deep cold storage", where private encrypted keys to bitcoins are stored on offline servers and in a secure location.<p>The facility's founders say they are the …

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Coinye responds to Kanye complaint, says currency now based on 'half-man half-fish hybrid'

The developers of Coinye — formerly known as Coinye West — have responded to a cease and desist letter from Kanye West with their own cease and desist, insisting that an updated version of their cryptocurrency is unrelated to the singer and now references a "half-man-half-fish hybrid who is wearing …

Facebook hit with lawsuit over “Like” ads – user says he never “Liked” USA Today

A Colorado man who claims Facebook(s fb) falsely told his friends that he “Liked” USA Today(s gci) has filed a lawsuit seeking at least $750 for …

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26Jul/18<p>There are multiple departments within a retail organization, so which are most important? If we’re equating worth to cost — i.e., the annual …

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Command-C: A Local Clipboard Sharing Tool for OS X and iOS 7 – MacStories

Even if my workflow these days primarily consists of reading and writing on the iPad, there are still times when I need to share content – either text or pictures – across my iOS devices, from my iPad to my Mac, or from OS X to iOS. While I can normally achieve inter-device communication using …

How Tablets Have Redefined the Rules of Personal Computing

Back in 1990, I was asked by Microsoft to look closely at a product in the works that turned out to be the company’s first tablet. The focus on this …

iPhone 5s sells best, 5c bringing in more new users

The 5s is still outselling the 5c. In the U.K., for instance, the 5s outsells the 5c three to one. But there is still clear demand for the 5c in some …

Roundup: More 4K monitor options emerge in runup to Mac Pro Launch

When Apple introduced its all-new Mac Pro earlier this year, Marketing SVP Phil Schiller made a point of noting that machine would be capable of driving <i>three</i> 4K displays simultaneously. Since then, there has been much speculation over whether or not Apple will eventually introduce its own 4K …

Following lackluster debut, BlackBerry Q10 finally hits Sprint this Friday

BlackBerry lost $84 million and 4 million subscribers during the May quarter despite the launch of the highly anticipated BlackBerry Q10 smartphone. …

11 years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone

on January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs put sneaker to stage for what was the most incredible keynote presentations of his life—a life filled with incredible …

iOS 7 available to the public on September 10th according to developer email (update)

After news leaked of Apple's upcoming iPhone event on September 10th, it was assumed the new iOS 7 would be announced at the same time — but now there's proof. Today, a developer named Owen Williams received an email indicating that iOS 7 would be released to the general public on the 10th, giving …

Apple's Revised Plans for New Flagship San Francisco Store Will Keep Fountain, Tweak Facades

Back in May, officials in San Francisco proudly touted a plan by Apple to move its existing Stockton Street flagship store three blocks north, giving the store a larger footprint and a prime location in the Union Square shopping district.<p><i>Apple's original design for new San Francisco flagship …