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The Secret Science of Retweets - MIT Technology Review

If you send a tweet to a stranger asking them to retweet it, you probably wouldn’t be surprised if they ignored you entirely. But if you sent out …

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Lenovo hopes to sell smartphones in the US within a year

While Lenovo is one of the fastest-rising smartphone makers today, many Americans wouldn't know it when the company has never officially sold handsets in the country. They might soon be well acquainted, according to CEO Yang Yuanqing: he wants Lenovo to be selling smartphones in the US within a …

Google Play Introduces PayPal Support

In a blog post Thursday, Google announced it will support PayPal as a payment option for Google Play purchases starting in 12 countries, including the U.S., UK, Germany, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands and Spain.<p>For those Google Play customers, PayPal will now …

'Internet of Things' network connects parking spaces and smartwatches

British company Arqiva has revealed plans for a low-power, battery-preserving network to connect up smart devices in 10 UK cities next year.<p>Smartwatches, smoke alarms and parking spaces will soon be talking to each other over a new network designed for the "Internet of Things".<p>British telecom …

WSJ confirms Samsung’s intention to make a smart watch that can work without a phone

Some time ago we’ve told you that Samsung is working on a smart watch that has its own SIM card and can work without a smartphone connection. Now we …

Google working on a Project Tango tablet

Google is working on a Project Tango tablet, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. We’re not sure how tablet is better than the smartphone prototype …