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Justin Bieber leads $1.1 million investment in new teen-focused social network

Justin Bieber recently led a $1.1 million seed investment into a new social network aimed at teenagers. The network — called Shots of Me — has been developed by brothers John and Sam Shahidi, previously responsible for the RockLive brand. Other investors include boxer Floyd Mayweather and venture …

Basis fitness tracking band can now tell when you're running, walking, or biking

The Basis B1 fitness tracking band already had the ability to automatically detect when you were sleeping without the clunky button presses and mode shifts of its competitors, and now it can do the same with a variety of physical activities as well. A new update, dubber Body IQ, allows the device …

What is Google building in San Francisco Bay?

A large structure has attracted attention and annoyed environmentalists<p>San Francisco's mayor says he doesn't know what it is. Police say it's not their jurisdiction. And government inspectors are sworn to secrecy.<p>Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is …

iPad Air costs between $274 and $361 to build, IHS says

Even with Retina Display, the slate is cheaper to produce than previous models, meaning the company makes hundreds on each unit sold.<p>Apple's iPad Air is making the company more cash with every unit it sells, according to new data from research firm IHS.<p>The iPad Air costs between $274 and $361 to …

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Fewer LEDs mean leaner iPad Air, researcher says

Apple was able to shrink both the LED backlight assembly and the display significantly, allowing the company to reduce the size of the battery and thus the size of the device.<p>The number of LEDs has been slashed in the iPad Air, allowing Apple to build a sleeker tablet, according to a new …

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Justin Bieber reportedly leads investment in new social network

What do you do when you have millions and millions of Twitter followers? One option is to fund your very own social network.<p>Teenage pop star Justin Bieber, the second-most popular person on Twitter with 46.5 million followers, has reportedly led a $1.1-million round of funding for RockLive, a San …

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7 hidden features in Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 last month, featuring a range of refinements and functional improvements, including a more customisable Start screen, enhanced Bing search, and a range of new apps and services. Here are some of the operating system's best hidden features.<p><b>1. Turn the Start screen into</b> …

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Apple reveals government data requests

<b>Apple has revealed details of requests it has received from governments across the globe to share customer data.</b><p>The US government, which made between 1,000 and 2,000 requests in the six months to 30 June, topped the list.<p>The firm said the US requests affected 2,000 to 3,000 accounts, adding it gave …

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