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Google settles with the government for $19 million over in-app purchases

Don't think that Apple and Amazon are the only ones currently in the FTC's crosshairs over their in-app purchasing policies. But while Jeff Bezos and company are fighting tooth and nail, Google has decided simply settle with the government and offer refunds to parents whose children went a little …

End of the timeline? Twitter hints at move to Facebook-style curation

Twitter may be looking to move away from its trademark chronological feed towards a more Facebook-style filtered feed, according to comments by the company’s financial chief Anthony Noto.<p>Speaking at a New York conference on Wednesday, Noto said that the way that Twitter has worked for its eight …

Huawei's 'good for a mid-range' Ascend G7 tested

Gallery: Huawei's 'good for a mid-range' Ascend G7 tested<p>Gallery: Huawei's 'good for a mid-range' Ascend G7 tested<p>+ 20<p>+ 19<p>+ 18<p>The all-metal Huawei …

Microsoft adds three new camera-focused smartphones to the Lumia lineup

Microsoft announced three new Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone at IFA in Berlin on Thursday. The most powerful of the bunch is the Lumia 830, …

Hard lessons about flood insurance policies

Patricia Smith's frustration alone could flood a few more thousand homes in metro Detroit.<p>After her Oak Park basement was hit with several inches of water, Smith, 66, was angry when her insurance agent said he wasn't sure what coverage she had. Later, he said she was out of luck and did not have a …

Oil tanker 'vanishes' with $100M cargo off Texas

The U.S. Coast Guard has lost track of a Kurdish tanker carrying $100 million in disputed oil off the coast of Texas, the <i>Independent</i> reports.<p>Headed for Galveston, the United Kalavyrvta was anchored at least 60 miles off-shore when it vanished from radar screens. The ship's haul fell under legal …

China's Future Submarine Could Go The Speed Of Sound

Thanks to a gas bubble and a liquid lubricant<p>The submarine of the future may come to America in a super fast bubble, traveling under water. Researchers at China's Harbin Institute of Technology developed a new concept for submarine “supercavitation,” where an underwater vessel creates a pocket of …

Charlie Shrem to plead guilty to federal charges related to Bitcoin transactions

One of the most prominent names in Bitcoin will plead guilty to multiple federal charges in a New York court next Thursday, September 4th. According to Reuters, Charlie Shrem, an entrepreneur who's made millions off of Bitcoin, has made a plea deal with authorities regarding charges that he …

Apple ‘spaceship’ campus construction caught on film by flying drone

The 8-minute video, highlighted by Apple Spotlight and embedded below, shows the latest progress on Apple’s Campus 2. Although the spaceship site is cordoned off by high walls to prevent pictures at street level, a GoPro-equipped drone has no trouble getting the aerial shots seen in the video. …

MSN Messenger Being Shut Down By Microsoft After 15 Years

Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger application will be discontinued Oct. 31, after 15 years. The service remains in use only in China -- where the …

Apple iWatch Coming in September, But You'll Have to Wait to Buy It, Report Says

<i>UPDATED: 4:25 p.m. ET: In the run-up to Apple’s Sept. 9 event, iWatch leaks are turning into a torrent of information. According to Re/Code, Apple</i> …

A Cheap Alternative To Satellites Is Starting To Take Off

But Elon Musk, founder and boss of SpaceX, is not a man who lacks self-confidence, and he did just that on August 22nd after the terminal malfunction of one of his company's Falcon 9 vehicles.<p>That Arianespace, a French rival of SpaceX, announced on the same day that two satellites it had tried to …

T-Mobile ‘Music Freedom’ adds limitless data for Songza, Rdio, Grooveshark, & others

Hoping to keep itself more competitive than rival carriers, T-Mobile today added a handful of new services to its “Music Freedom” program.<p>Music Freedom is a T-Mobile promotion that allows its subscribers to listen to their favorite music service without having it count against their monthly data …

Dropbox Beefs Up Its Pro Feature Set, Now Offering 1TB Of Storage For $10/Month

In today’s cloud storage wars, most companies are defined by the amount of space their users get for the least amount of money. With new pricing and updates to its Pro offering, Dropbox is hoping to show that it can compete on price while also providing greater value to paying users through a …

Square trying to raise cash on $6 billion valuation, report says

Square, the mobile payment-processing company started by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, is trying to raise a new round of financing, according to a report.<p>Square is attempting to raise $200 million on a $6 billion valuation in its latest round of financing, CNBC reported Tuesday, citing people …

Venture Capital

Jessica Alba's Startup Raises $70 Million At A Nearly $1 Billion Valuation

The Santa Monica, California, company, which sells natural and eco-friendly baby products, just raised $70 million and is valued at almost $1 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>The Series C round of funding comes from several VC investors including Wellington Management Company, …

2nd ODI, India tour of England at Cardiff, Aug 27 2014 | Match Summary

29.2 down the wicket and a miscued lofted drive <b>finds long-off</b>. Tredwell strikes again, luring Sharma into trying to aim at the short straight …

India court says 'criminal' MPs should not be in cabinet

<b>India's Supreme Court has said that politicians with criminal records should not be appointed as ministers.</b><p>The court was responding to a petition seeking the removal of four ministers in a previous government.<p>One-third of MPs - including a number of cabinet ministers - in the present parliament …

India Just Asked PepsiCo to Help Improve the Diet of the Nation's Children

India’s government is soliciting the help of an improbable partner in improving the nutrition of millions of its hungriest children, reports …

Nutrition

Instagram Explains the Technology Behind Hyperlapse

A day after launching Hyperlapse, a nifty app for creating moving timelapse videos, Instagram has published an explanation of the image stabilization technology behind it.<p>Previously, making compelling hyperlapse videos was a time-consuming, and often expensive, process. Microsoft recently outlined …

Mysterious Phony Cell Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Calls

Every smart phone has a secondary OS, which can be hijacked by high-tech hackers<p>Like many of the ultra-secure phones that have come to market in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks, the CryptoPhone 500, which is marketed in the U.S. by ESD America and built on top of an unassuming Samsung Galaxy …

One publisher dumped Amazon and had its best revenue year ever

Amazon has been in a heated battle with the publisher Hachette for a few months now, and the general consensus is that Amazon has very little to lose while Hachette has a quite a bit to lose — a relationship with the biggest seller of books, to be specific. Modern life without Amazon has always …

Kickstarter has a new king: Coolest, an all-in-one cooler

Back when it introduced its first smartwatch, there's no doubt that Pebble took the crowdfunding world by storm. But, more than two years after Pebble broke <i>and</i> set new records on Kickstarter, a cooler is now doing the same. As of today, Coolest is the most successful Kickstarter ever, at least in …

Chrome's latest stable release brings 64-bit Windows support out of beta

Sure, a computer with a 64-bit processor can run almost anything designed for a less robust CPU -- but programs designed <i>specifically</i> for these chips tend to just run, well, better. Google's been trying to drag its web browser into the modern age for a few months now, and today it finally has: …

Apple rolls out new iAd formats, launches network in Russia and Switzerland

Apple announced two changes to its iAd platform today, expanding the reach and available formats of the ad network in an attempt to reel in more advertisers. The first of these changes is support for brand new iAd styles, including those pre-roll videos we’ve all come to know and love on YouTube. …

TiVo Roamio OTA cord-cutting DVR debuts for $50, plus fees

<b>The Good</b> The TiVo Roamio is an exceptionally polished DVR for recording free over-the-air TV. The interface is excellent and intuitive, making it dead simple to record shows and series exactly the way you'd like. It has built-in Wi-Fi and a 500GB hard drive. The superb remote works via RF, so you …

Yahoo pushes outs its native-ad recommendation boxes to publishers

Yahoo launched its native ad platform Stream Ads last year — a box located beneath articles that suggests other content to users — and now it’s pushing out its native ad service to other publishers, AdAge reports.<p>The recommendation boxes host content from around a publisher’s site as well as native …