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AT&T third-quarter profit falls short even as it adds 2M wireless customers

Yahoo Technology News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:32

AT&T third-quarter profit falls short even as it adds 2M wireless customersThe company's growth was driven largely by connected devices like the connected car, but there was also a healthy mix of smartphone and tablet growth.>


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'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles

Yahoo Technology News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:19

In this Sept. 27, 2014 photo, a man in a dress shirt and sport jacket skateboards his way along the Venice beach boardwalk in Los Angeles. The relocation of tech companies to southern California is part of a growing movement of U.S. cities seeking to duplicate the formula that turned northern California’s Silicon Valley, slightly south of San Francisco, into a mecca of society-shifting innovation and immense wealth. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."


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Barnes & Noble unveils Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1

Electronista - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:14
Samsung is continuing to produce devices under its Nook agreement with Barnes & Noble, by launching its second co-branded tablet in time for the holidays. The Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1 follows the same pattern as laid out by the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, in using effectively the same hardware as the standard Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, but combined with Nook software....






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Apple Pay sees problems as users get charged twice

Yahoo Technology News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:09

Apple Pay sees problems as users get charged twiceBank of America apologizes for a glitch that's causing duplicate Apple Pay charges. Also, Google creates a new app for organizing email, and Google users can give their accounts extra protection with USB security keys.>


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Ebola travel bans are 'irrational,' says head of Red Cross

Yahoo Technology News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:03

Ebola travel bans are 'irrational,' says head of Red CrossImposing travel bans that prevent people from Ebola-stricken countries from leaving those countries would be "irrational," said Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, during a press conference earlier today. The measure — one that would be borne out of fear and panic — simply wouldn’t curb Ebola infections. "[Travel bans] are not solutions," Sy told reporters in Beijing, according to Reuters.


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FBI director asks Congress to update law to circumvent encryption

Electronista - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:50
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey isn't giving up his crusade to persuade the government and businesses that law enforcement should have access to encrypted phone data. Comey took his fight to Congress recently, asking that it update the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) to cover newer technologies....






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Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes

Yahoo Technology News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:45

This product image provided by Google shows the iPhone version of the company's Inbox app. The application is designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often become buried in their inboxes. (AP Photo/Google)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes.


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Beyond tweets: Twitter weaves new approach to mobile apps

Yahoo Technology News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:31

 Twitter weaves new approach to mobile appsThe social network wants developers to use its tools to make mobile apps, while also integrating its service along the way.>


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Using Google Inbox: this feels like the future of email

Yahoo Technology News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:16

 this feels like the future of emailMy favorite thing about Inbox, Google's radical new email app for Android, iOS, and the web, is that it's perfectly happy to have you use your email as a to-do list. Rather than try to turn your inbox into nothing more than a series of letters and conversations, or help you clear your messages out as soon as possible, Inbox makes use of the fact that your email is full of receipts and notes-to-self. As soon as you log in to Inbox (with an email that ends in @gmail.com — no Google Apps support yet), Google starts to crawl all of your messages.


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Samsung enables 1-click purchases for app store

Yahoo Technology News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:15

Josh Miller/CNETSmartphone giant now lets users pay via their phone bills. No credit card necessary.>


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The 404 Show 1,569: ApplePay double-charging, Hendo hoverboard, Breaking Bad toys (podcast)

Yahoo Technology News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:05

 ApplePay double-charging, Hendo hoverboard, Breaking Bad toys (podcast)Bridget Carey returns to the show to talk about ApplePay double-charging some Bank of America customers, a new Kickstarter for a company that created a working hoverboard and the recent controversy over Toys R Us selling Breaking Bad action figures.>


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Machine Learning: GoPro Cameras Face Simpler Competition

NY Times Technology - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:05
If you just want a portable, easy-to-operate still and video camera, it’s worth taking a look at some alternatives now on the market or coming soon.






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This is how NASA banishes odors in space

Yahoo Technology News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:02

This is how NASA banishes odors in spaceHow do space agencies keep the International Space Station from smelling like a sweaty locker room? NASA engineer Robert Frost and retired astronaut Clayton C. Anderson reveal a few secrets.>


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The 'Red Velvet' Oreo is a fake, and here's why

Yahoo Technology News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:40

The 'Red Velvet' Oreo is a fake, and here's whyThis tweet, posted on October 18th (since deleted), showed a picture of an alleged new limited edition flavor of Oreo, Red Velvet, complete with cream cheese flavored creme. The Watermelon, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, Limeade, and many other variants come in 12.2-ounce packages, compared to the 14.3-ounce package that standard Oreo cookies come in. Further, though there are many variations of the creme in limited edition Oreo cookies, the cookie part remains constant.


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Apple Pay bugs cause problems with card images, overcharging

Electronista - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:39
Although the service appears to be working in general, some banks supporting Apple Pay are encountering some early technical problems. One issue is that in some cases, the correct card designs aren't being displayed in Passbook. Affected cards will show generic logos for their associated institutions, and possibly lack descriptions as well, which can make numbers the only way to distinguish between them when a person has multiple cards from the same firm. Sources claim that a fix for the bug is already underway....






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Hearing the Voice of the Deaf Community

Yahoo Technology News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:34

Hearing the Voice of the Deaf CommunityOften, people ask me "what is going on?" with deaf culture. More than ever, we are seeing deaf individuals on TV, in the news, and other mainstream sources. For thousands of years, deaf people were silent members of society, sometimes denied basic rights simply because they could not hear. But with new communication technologies emerging each...


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