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Amazon slashes price of its Fire smartphone

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:12

FILE - In this June 18, 2014 file photo, the new Amazon Fire smartphone is demonstrated in Seattle. Amazon on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 is slashing the price of its Fire smartphone, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone. The online retailer says the Fire with 32 gigabytes of memory will now cost 99 cents when customers sign a two-year contract with AT&T. That’s down from $199. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone.


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5.5-inch iPhone to launch on Sept. 19 in limited numbers, site says

Electronista - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:09
The 5.5-inch iPhone -- possibly called the iPhone 6 Plus -- should ship alongside the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 on September 19, says French site iGen. It's indicated however that quantities of the 5.5-inch model will be limited. Past reports have suggested that the phone has experienced production problems, and indeed the device has been seen in far fewer leaks than its 4.7-inch sibling....






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'From like 1920': Today's teens react to original NES

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:07

"Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams is excited to try out an original NES.Watch as teens, including "Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams, attempt to figure out how to play Super Mario Brothers using an original Nintendo Entertainment System.>


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Researchers say your Mobile Carrier's Network isn't all that Secure

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:06

Researchers say your Mobile Carrier's Network isn't all that SecureGee, even the tools that update your smartphone’s operating system over the air have holes that hackers can slip into.It’s estimated that as many as two billion handsets are vulnerable, and in some instances, security patches haven’t even been released.The open mobile alliance device management (OMA-DM) protocol is used by around a...


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Netflix joins online protest on U.S. net neutrality

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:01

The Netflix logo is is shown on an ipad in Encinitas, CaliforniaLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Video streaming service Netflix Inc will join Reddit, Kickstarter and thousands of other websites on Wednesday in an online protest that calls for strong U.S. rules to ensure equal treatment of Internet traffic. The Federal Communications Commission is considering "net neutrality" rules that critics worry could lead to fast lanes for websites that pay broadband providers for quicker delivery, and slow lanes for companies that do not pay. ...


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Google Play Movies and TV for iOS finally lets you watch offline video

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:59

Google Play Movies and TV for iOS finally lets you watch offline videoGoogle brought its Play Movies and TV shows app to iOS recently, something that comes in handy for those using both Android and iOS devices — but it left out a pretty key feature. The original app didn't offer the ability to save movies or shows to local storage and watch them without an internet connection, but Google has just fixed that oversight some nine months after the app launched. They can only play back things that have been purchased through Google's Play Store online or through Android devices. If you're firmly entrenched in the Apple ecosystem, there's little reason to use Google Play for buying movies and shows over iTunes, but if you happen to switch back and forth between devices frequently, this still is a good cross-platform solution.


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'Any-color-on-Earth' pen pulled from Kickstarter, now Tilt

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:59

'Any-color-on-Earth' pen pulled from Kickstarter, now TiltAfter requests for more detailed information from two crowdfunding platforms, the creators behind the Scribble pen are seeking funding elsewhere.>


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Canadian retailers bet on technology in fight with U.S. giants

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:54

A man holds a smartphone in this photo illustration showing the Canadian Tire app in TorontoBy Sayantani Ghosh and Solarina Ho TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian retailers, scrambling to keep pace with the likes of Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Amazon.com Inc in an increasingly crowded market, are investing heavily in high-tech tools to lure shoppers. Companies have ramped up their efforts to address consumers' evolving shopping habits and to compete with rivals such as Wal-Mart, which is pouring more than C$30 million ($27.4 million) into Canadian e-commerce projects this year. Canadian Tire Corp , Hudson's Bay Co and Metro Inc are among those making technology investments. The tools, which include data analytics, mobile apps and online stores, have long been used by U.S.


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Did China Mobile just reveal the iPhone 6’s final specs?

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:50

Did China Mobile just reveal the iPhone 6’s final specs?OK, so there really isn’t much that we don’t know about 4.7-inch iPhone 6 at this point but China Mobile may have just spoiled any remaining surprises. G for Games points out that China Mobile has listed the specs for the iPhone 6 on its website and it claims the device will feature a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1134×750 pixels, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, up to 128GB of internal storage, and “waterproof and dustproof” casing. FROM EARLIER: Report claims to reveal release date for both new iPhone 6 models Of course, we don’t know for sure if China Mobile actually has the inside dirt on what the iPhone 6’s final specs will be or if


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Someone thought we were sponsoring a rap concert, which would be awesome

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:49

Someone thought we were sponsoring a rap concert, which would be awesomeAccording to okayplayer, the "tech-savvy folks" at The Verge are hosting an 18-city concert tour to give new and returning college students some love. Which sounds amazing and you should be excited about it! Starting later this month, Chance the Rapper will headline the series and hit up universities across the country, featuring fellow artists Sweater Beats and Young & Slick, as well as an appearance from Jason Derulo.


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'Monopolies Are Great Companies. Super Competitive Ones Are Not,' Says PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:48

'Monopolies Are Great Companies. Super Competitive Ones Are Not,' Says PayPal Co-Founder Peter ThielPeter Thiel, an entrepreneur and investor, co-founded PayPal and the data analytics firm Palantir Technologies. He made the first outside Facebook investment and funded companies such as SpaceX and LinkedIn. He recently spoke with The WorldPost about his new book, “Zero to One: Notes on Startups or How to Build the Future.”WorldPost: Your...


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Here are 9 of the most anticipated upcoming PS4 exclusives

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:30

Here are 9 of the most anticipated upcoming PS4 exclusivesAfter a slight delay involving the launches of two new consoles, video games are finally beginning to trickle out once again. This week, gamers around the world will finally be able to dive into Destiny, the shooter from Bungie that marks the start of the fall season for gaming. There is some exclusive content for PS4 owners, but this is a true multi-platform release, one of many that are set to hit the shelves over the holidays. Of course, the console exclusives are what really get the fanboys excited. James McGrath, a contributor at What Culture, has put together a list of nine PS4 exclusives that should be on the top of your most-wanted list in the coming months. Everybody’s


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Amazon Fire Phone: Was $200, now just 99 cents

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:28

The Amazon Fire Phone with a two-year contract now costs less than a candy bar.Now that's discount pricing: Amazon slashes the price of its debut smartphone to just a dollar, or 1/200th of what it had cost on a two-year plan.>


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'Transformers 4' will be first Dolby Atmos Blu-ray

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:22

'Transformers 4' will be first Dolby Atmos Blu-rayParamount Pictures' "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will be first the official Blu-ray encoded with a ​Dolby Atmos soundtrack when it is released later this month.>


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Keeping Up Is Hard to Do

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:19

Keeping Up Is Hard to DoIf you're old enough to remember that old saying, "Keeping up with the Joneses," you're old enough to understand how hard it has become to really keep up. But I'm not talking about the Joneses any longer. That's old news. I'm talking about keeping up with the wild pace of technology. My father (may he rest in peace), at 89, taught himself to...


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Twitter dives into official commerce test with growing 'buy' button

Electronista - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:13
Twitter appears to be diving deeper in to the pool of commerce as the social media company announced today that it was beginning a new test of a "buy" button. A previous version of the button appeared in small-batch testing that appeared in June and in a mock-up dating back to January, but it's only now being officially announced by Twitter....






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'Minority Report' TV series gets pilot order at Fox

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:11

'Minority Report' TV series gets pilot order at FoxThere's a good chance that we'll be seeing further into the future of Minority Report. Late last month, Paramount TV and Steven Spielberg's production company were reported to be working on turning his classic sci-fi film into a TV series, and Deadline is now reporting that Fox has put in an order for a pilot episode with a good chance that it'll be taken to series. From there, presumably some crime drama will ensue.


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