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Black Friday deal: Two HP Chromebook 14 options for $100 off or more

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>We still have a few days to wait for Black Friday ads to appear, however the details of those details are leaking out. And …

Beastie Boys To GoldieBlox: Don’t Fight For Your Right To Use Our Song

The “Girls” artists, who forbid their music from being used in advertisements, have issued a statement saying toy startup GoldieBlox’s popular commercial is “designed to sell a product.”<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFpe3Up9T_g<p>The Internet went gaga last week for a creative commercial advertising …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Chelsea Manning sends rare letter praising 'truth-seekers' on Thanksgiving

Since receiving a 35-year prison sentence in August, WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning has given few public statements, and the ones that have been released largely concern her past actions or ongoing legal issues. As part of a collection of Thanksgiving letters from public figures, though, Manning …

Yelp Adds SeatMe Reservations to Its Listings

Yelp today introduced a new feature that lets users book SeatMe reservations directly from its service’s restaurant and nightlife venue listings. The integration is now available on Yelp’s Web, Android, and iOS apps.<p>Yelp says its SeatMe reservation feature helps consumers “seamlessly close that …

Best Buy’s Risky Black Friday Twitter Campaign

Ah, Black Friday. There’s nothing like super-discounted TVs to bring out the worst in some American shoppers.<p>Case in point: The predictable TV news …

As bitcoin booms, so does bitcoin bank robbery

Robbing a bank is such a hassle in the real world, with all the complicated logistics of weapons, vaults, dye packs, and getaway cars. It’s a lot more straightforward to rob digital currency exchanges and payment processors. To paraphrase bank robber Willie Sutton, that’s where the bitcoins are.<p>The …

Personal Data

SNAPCHAT LAWSUIT VIDEOS: After A 37-Second Pause, Snapchat's CEO Describes Regrets About The Friend He Ousted

Last week, Business Insider obtained videos from the ownership lawsuit over a red-hot technology company called Snapchat.<p>Today, we have more never-before-seen clips from the depositions in April with Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel and CTO Bobby Murphy.<p>The pair and their investors are being sued by …

Social Media

Right on time, Qualcomm opens pre-orders for its Toq smartwatch

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>We already heard that Qualcomm’s(s qcom) Toq smartwatch would be available around December 2, but it’s possible some could wear …

Google Adds Search Button to Omnibox in Latest Chrome Build

Google has added a search button that shows up when you type anything but a URL into the Chrome Canary omnibox. The experimental feature only appears for some users, suggesting it is still under consideration by the search company.<p>The addition was first noted by developer and Google open-source …

Flipboard might be raising yet another $50M (for a total of $100M)

Digital magazine app Flipboard might be raising <i>slightly</i> more than the $50 million funding amount that we first heard rumors about back in September.<p>Apparently, the startup is in the process of closing another $50 million in funding as a continuation of that initial $50 million, according to a …

Some Nexus 4 users running into issues after installing KitKat

Last week the Android 4.4 KitKat OTA update finally started rolling out to Nexus 4 users, after a fairly long wait. Now that the update has arrived, it seems that some unfortunate Nexus 4 owners are reportedly experiencing issues including problems with the lockscreen, a broken dialer, a …

Android News

A New Android App Gives You Amazing Control Over What Your Other Apps Can Do

Say no, and you might not get to use the app.<p>In the last version of Android, Google had included a feature called App Ops. It let you decide what you wanted to allow each app to do. Were you cool with the app waking up the device? Tracking your location? Accessing your camera? You got to choose.<p>And …

Apps

DoubleTwist redesigns its music player for tablets and Android 4.4

DoubleTwist, one of the pioneering app developers for Android, released a completely new version of its music player today that offers support for Android 4.4 KitKat and an all-new interface specifically designed for tablets. The new app has a cleaner, easier to use design with a prominent focus on …

Revolv gets $4M for its universal hub aimed at the smart home

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Revolv, the Boulder, Colo. startup that’s building a hub to unify all the connected devices in your home, has raised $4 …