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What To Expect From HTC's Upcoming Flagship One (M9)
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We’ve been hearing a lot about HTC’s upcoming flagship smartphone, revealing tiny bits of information about what to expect from the Taiwanese superpower in 2015. Now, thanks to serial-leaker @Upleaks, we may have what could be the most comprehensive list of specifications for the HTC One (M9) or Hima. According to Upleaks, the device will […]

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Rumour: Recent HTC Flagships Won’t Get Sense 7.0 With Android Lollipop
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ROM Developer @LlabTooFer seems to be putting down whatever is on his mind on his twitter handle these days. And with all of that comes some juicy bits of information about HTC’s next version of Sense; along with the future of some recent smartphones like the HTC One M8 and the M7 in terms of […]

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Oracle Buys the Company Facebook Uses to Track Your Offline Purchases
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On Monday, Oracle announced it bought Datalogix, a data collection outfit that collects information from retailers in the physical world and partners with sites like Facebook and Twitter to give them consumer insights. The post Oracle Buys the Company Facebook Uses to Track Your Offline Purchases appeared first on WIRED.

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Comcast-TWC Merger Review On Hold
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An anonymous reader writes: When the U.S. Federal Communications Commission began reviewing the merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, it imposed a 180-day deadline on the review process. The agency has now pushed that deadline back a few weeks after learning that TWC withheld over 7,000 documents they shouldn’t have. TWC originally claimed the […]

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What Would Twitter Do? Musician’s tweets of Sony e-mails lead to threats
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Musician Val Broeksmit spent several days this month publishing screenshots from the hacked Sony e-mails on his Twitter feed. The e-mails he published included deals about new movies, how much the main players were getting paid, and feuds between Sony exec Amy Pascal and Hollywood super-agent Ari Emanuel. That got the attention of Sony’s legal team, who threatened not only him […]

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Indian Restaurant Discovery Service Zomato Acquires Italy's Cibando
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Delhi-based restaurant search and discovery service Zomato has acquired Italy’s Cibando, as part of its efforts to accelerate international expansion . While the financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but the acquisition follows Zomato entry into the Central and Eastern Europe region by scooping up two local services. According to the company, […]

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Should commit history be used to convey critical information to developers?
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rjzii asks: During a meeting regarding the rollback of a third-party SDK from the latest version, it was noted that the SDK developers already announced in the commit history that the latest version should not be used. Some developers argued that this was a bad practice and there should have been something either in the source […]

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Judge: It’s OK for cops to create fake Instagram accounts
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A federal judge in New Jersey has signed off on the practice of law enforcement using a fake Instagram account in order to become “friends” with a suspect—thus obtaining photos and other information that a person posts to their account. “No search warrant is required for the consensual sharing of this type of information,” United States District […]

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12 million home and business routers vulnerable to critical hijacking hack
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More than 12 million routers in homes and small offices are vulnerable to attacks that allow hackers anywhere in the world to monitor user traffic and take administrative control over the devices, researchers said. The vulnerability resides in “RomPager” software, embedded into the residential gateway devices, made by a company known as AllegroSoft. Versions of […]

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