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Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip

Digital Photography Review - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:20

Richard Franiec is now offering a Canon G7 X custom grip, joining the examples he makes for the Sony RX100 series, Panasonic Lumix GM1 and other small camera models. Like his other products, it's machined from high-grade aluminum alloy and attaches to the camera's front plate with 3M VHB transfer tape that can be safely removed without leaving residue. Read more

Sign-language translator uses gesture-sensing technology

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:04

MotionSavvy's Uni shows Leap Motion's precision of capturing a signA team of deaf entrepreneurs is developing software to bridge the communication gap between hearing and hearing-impaired people.>


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Jealous you can’t get iOS 8’s awesome Handoff feature on your Android phone? Give this new app a try

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:15

Jealous you can’t get iOS 8’s awesome Handoff feature on your Android phone? Give this new app a tryOne of this year’s coolest new iOS 8 additions is Handoff, a new feature that lets you quickly move information and data between iOS devices and your Mac. While Android users can’t get this feature on their devices, they can get some of its functionalities by downloading the PPLNotify Notifications on PC & Mac app onto their Android phone. RELATED: Here’s a complete list of apps that use the awesome new Handoff feature in iOS 8 Essentially, the app lets you get all of your smartphone notifications right on your PC or Mac by delivering a small popup window on the upper-right hand side of your web browser, similar to the way that chat apps like Slack deliver notifications that someone is


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FCC chief considering 'hybrid' partial Title II oversight of ISPs

Electronista - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:10
Reports are circulating that US Federal Communications Commission chief Tom Wheeler is evaluating a hybrid approach to Internet regulation and net neutrality proposals. One of the four proposals would apply Title II regulation to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), but would also allow them to sell "fast lane" access, breaking up applicable fees and regulations into wholesale and retail transactions....






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Virginia judge rules police can unlock smartphones with fingerprints

Electronista - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:06
A defendant can be compelled to unlock their smartphone for the police using fingerprints, a Virginia Circuit Court judge has ruled. Judge Steven C. Frucci declared that while a passcode for a smartphone cannot be demanded from a defendant, they can be forced to unlock the device using its built-in fingerprint reader instead, with the ruling calling into question the fingerprint security systems that are becoming more commonplace in mobile devices....






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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes, 1 dead

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:00

The space plane, designed for space tourism, crashed in California's Mojave Desert. One fatality and one major injury have been confirmed by the California Highway Patrol.The space plane, designed for space tourism, crashed in California's Mojave Desert. One fatality and one major injury have been confirmed by Virgin Galactic.>


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Microsoft Band hands-on

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:53

Microsoft Band hands-on


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For just $0.99, this iPhone app that will tell you when you’re going to die

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:30

For just $0.99, this iPhone app that will tell you when you’re going to dieIf for some reason you really need to know when you’ll die, then the App Store’s got you covered, as Business Insider found a new $0.99 iPhone app that will guesstimate your death day for you. The Deadline app integrates with Apple’s iOS 8 Health app, to give you the answer to this rather morbid action, which means that in theory you could live longer if you better watch your health. FROM EARLIER: Apple threatened to remove the best iOS 8 widgets in the App Store… and then changed its mind “You’re going to die. Sorry, we all do eventually. I don’t want to, either,” the app’s description reads. “But, what if you knew the date of your death? Would


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Q&A: Turning the PC Into a DVR

NY Times Technology - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:09
Plus, donating a Windows XP computer.






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Mozilla Firefox Portable review

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:01
Take your bookmarks, surf internet, and experience the private web usage everywhere
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Let us celebrate the world’s first web page

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:45

Let us celebrate the world’s first web pageOne of the biggest inventions of our time was made at a mind-numbingly boring Swiss headquarters of European Organization of Nuclear Research. 25 years ago, Tim Berners Lee’s idea about “a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents” led to the birth of the very first web page. It is spectacularly ugly and mind-blowingly meaningful and stated curtly that “everything there is online about W3 is linked directly or indirectly to this document.” The World Wide Web was born. This ugly little collection of fewer than two dozen links is the granddaddy of everything that now consumes our lives: Twitter, Facebook, Google, BuzzFeed, etc. That ultimate government-sponsored conflagration of taxpayer money across the


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The US Health Department is using iBeacons to make its employees walk more

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:42

The US Health Department is using iBeacons to make its employees walk moreThe US Department of Health and Human Services has installed several iBeacons and other wireless transmitters throughout its headquarters building in Washington, D.C. that send employees alerts encouraging them to "take the long way back to their desks," and hydrate more, as Bloomberg reports. The executive in charge of the project calls them "an angel on your shoulder helping you make the right choices." Although just an experiment for now, the Health Department already has set up a scoreboard of its employees showing who is the "healthiest" in the office, and plans to implement an even more ambitious version of the system that will encourage people to take the stairs and potentially even collect data on their activity from their smartphones. At the same time, Bloomberg notes that many other companies are trying similar technologically-assisted ways of encouraging their employees to be more fit and healthy, but that it will probably take some time to see mainstream adoption throughout US corporate culture.


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The 404 Show 1,574: Halloween episode, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak? Starbucks delivery (podcast)

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:21

 Halloween episode, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak? Starbucks delivery (podcast)It's an ultra-creepy episode of The 404 today -- way creepier than normal. Will Seth Rogen play Steve Wozniak? Can an app pinpoint your death? Why would you want Starbucks delivered to your house?>


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Amazon diversity report no surprise, largely male and white

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:21

Amazon diversity report no surprise, largely male and whiteAmazon's diversity scorecard fills out how one would expect from tech firms these days, unfortunately.>


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Friday Deals: 65-inch LG 4K TV, Steam Halloween sale, more

Electronista - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:21
It is time for the last Friday Deals of October! Every Friday, we search the Internet for deals on gadgets, peripherals, accessories, apps, and games for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. As today is Halloween, don't be too surprised to see sales and deals with a spooky theme. As usual, all prices are verified at the time of publication, and may or may not be valid if you're reading this at a later date, so check before you buy. Be sure to check over the weekend, as it is likely more deals will be added to the list....






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Christopher Nolan doesn't have an email address

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:18

Christopher Nolan doesn't have an email addressDirector Christopher Nolan has a new movie coming out soon: Interstellar, a big budget, original sci-fi film (original, as in, not adapted from any pre-existing novel or comic book property), which hits theaters and IMAXes across the US on Friday, November 7th. I'm excited to see it, as I'm sure many of you are. But until then, you can whet your appetite with a lengthy New York Times Magazine profile of Mr. ...


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Get in the Halloween spirit by watching the all-time scariest video game moments

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:10

Get in the Halloween spirit by watching the all-time scariest video game momentsThe only thing more frightening than watching a scary movie in the middle of the night is a playing scary video game in the middle of the night. There’s something especially terrifying about interactive horror, when you have be the one to open that door at the end of the hallway. The horror genre has already begun to leave its mark on the new generation of consoles with recent releases Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within, but video games have been freaking players out for decade. Getting into the holiday spirit, Keith Stuart at The Guardian asked game developers at the GameCity festival in Nottingham to share the scariest moment of any game they have ever played. Their choices range from ancient Amiga releases to games that just


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Giveaway: come trick or treating with MacNN and Electronista all day!

Electronista - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:00
Now that Halloween is in full swing (presumably swinging from a noose), it's time for all the little ghosts, goblins, ware-wolves and witches to come out of hiding. It's time for tricks, and it's time for treats, but most of all it's time for a little fun. So this year, come trick or treat with MacNN and Electronista, because we have a big bag full of Halloween treats (and some tricks) to give to our readers. Check back here throughout the day, as the list below will be refreshed when each new treat (or trick) is announced. Have fun everyone!...






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