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Rising level of car tech opening door to mobile cyberattacks? Federal agency taking pre-emptive action May 18th 2013, 19:15
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s announcement that it will open an office specifically devoted to car-centered cybersecurity threats raises a number of concerns about the future of in-car technology.Media files:
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Porsche reveals new 918 Spyder hybrid specs and tech; it’ll go 93mph on electricity alone May 18th 2013, 19:15
Active aerodynamics, four-wheel steering, and five driving modes will make the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar a terror on the track.Media files:
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What it’s like being an outsider invited inside the Yelp Elite circle May 18th 2013, 19:15
The Yelp Elite have been characterized as a mafia – but what’s it really like at one of their inner circle events? And are any of us really above it?Media files:
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Say the Same Thing: OK GO’s smartphone game is more than OK May 18th 2013, 19:11
OK Go is a band known for its web savviness and creative projects. Now it’s trying out mobile games, but it’s all about words not music. We try out the asynchronous word association game Say the Same Thing, available for iOS and Android.Media files:
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Google Play Store in-app purchases jump 700 percent in one year May 18th 2013, 19:03
At this year’s Google I/O conference, the technology leader announced that revenue from in-app purchases via its Play Store jumped 7x in one year. Developers were advised to create more free apps, and monetize on post-install purchases.Media files:
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DT Deals: Nothing beats a pair of classic, all-white earbuds (except a $20 savings) May 18th 2013, 18:15
Headphones are as much as a style accessory as they are functional gadgets. Today’s DT Deals offers an all-white Apple Depot pair for $20 off retail value, so get them while they last!Media files:
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Miss Netiquette’s guide to using Craigslist without acting like a total weirdo May 18th 2013, 16:45
Social media can be a tricky thing to navigate and no one has written the rules on codes of conduct. We’re here to help you with best practices for sites Web-wide, including the Internet’s black market, Craigslist. Here’s how to keep from alienating your followers and friends before it’s too late.Media files:
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Playing God: Meet the man who built the most lifelike android ever May 18th 2013, 16:15
Robot-building “genius” Dr. David Hanson will unveil the world’s most lifelike humanoid robot at the GF2045 conference in June. Here, he gives us his insights on the future of robotics, and how they could change civilization as we know it.Media files:
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10 games we’d like to see turned into movies (and how we’d make them) May 18th 2013, 15:15
Hollywood hasn’t traditionally been the best caretaker of video game properties when it comes to film adaptations. That could soon change though, and once the flood gates are lifted, there will be plenty more to follow. Here are a few we’d like to see.Media files:
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Best Buy stocking 4K Ultra HD TVs to spark sales May 18th 2013, 13:15
Best Buy has announced that 700 of its stores in the U.S. will start selling Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs on Sunday as part of an initiative to generate more sales in its stagnant TV business.Media files:
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Connected cars are the next mobile frontier, and BlackBerry has a head start May 18th 2013, 10:15
While BlackBerry’s smartphone business has notoriously struggled in recent years, its QNX operating system has made major inroads in connected cars, which could lend it an advantage down the line.Media files:
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The inevitable happens and BangWithFriends gets the App Store boot May 17th 2013, 21:45
If you want to use BangWithFriends, don’t look in Apple’s App Store – it’s banned. The BWF app has only been available for iPhone for a mere week, and already the prudish Apple has given it the ax.Media files:
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Anthony Gallo Acoustics shows off new audiophile satellite speakers May 17th 2013, 21:15
Anthony Gallo Acoustics, known for trying to pack in big sound in small packages, has unveiled a new set of satellite speakers with the Micro SE and A’Diva SE, both geared towards audiophiles who might be a little crammed for space.Media files:
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The Financial Times falls victim to the Syrian Electronic Army May 17th 2013, 20:45
The Syrian Electronic Army continues its hacking tour and claims The Financial Times the organization’s latest victim.Media files:
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Filling Civilization V’s Brave New World with all sorts of pretty things May 17th 2013, 20:15
We build the Moroccan Empire up into a global superpower for culture that embraces the ideological tenets of freedom in Firaxis’ latest expansion for Civilization V: Brave New World.Media files:
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First Drive: Smart’s gasless ‘ED’ can’t get it up (to speed) very quickly May 17th 2013, 20:15
Eco-conscious buyers get amped as yet another electric car has hit the market. Smart, makers of the Fourtwo, have just debuted an electric version of its funky city car and we take it for a spin to see just how well it stacks up.Media files:
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