Technology and Money

Facebook Messenger Goes The WhatsApp Way
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We have all been using the Facebook Messenger ever since it separated itself from the official Facebook app. It is basically a way to cut through the ads and unwanted posts and jump into one-on-one conversations. It lets you converse with your existing Facebook friends or even with those who have your number. The new […]

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Budget Smartphone HTC Desire 310 Lands In India
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Seems like in the midst of all the M8 business, HTC was working on its mid-range and budget handsets. After the Desire 610 and 816, the company has finally launched the Desire 310. The budget dual-SIM handset has been priced at Rs 11,700. The phone brings some impressive hardware to the budget range. There is […]

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T-Mobile does away with company discount plan
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Do you get a discount from your company on a personal T-mobile bill? The carrier will switch from the typical discounted bill plan to one where customers save money per device.     

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Tech giants lose round in wage-fixing suit
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Judge Koh clears the path to trial for a class-action lawsuit alleging wage-fixing and collusion by tech juggernauts, one that could lead to sweeping changes in Silicon Valley.     

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Ask Slashdot: How To Handle Unfixed Linux Accessibility Bugs?
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dotancohen (1015143) writes “It is commonly said that open source software is preferable because if you need something changed, you can change it yourself. Well, I am not an Xorg developer and I cannot maintain a separate Xorg fork. Xorg version 1.13.1 introduced a bug which breaks the “Sticky Keys” accessibility option. Thus, handicapped users […]

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Yahoo may poach popular YouTubers and start its own video site
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Won’t be needing THIS anymore! JennaMarbles Yahoo is planning on creating its own version of YouTube, and is “cherry-picking” YouTube stars to infuse the new site with content, according to a report Friday from Recode. The site would be the culmination of both Yahoo’s ongoing attempts to get involved with video content, and CEO Marissa […]

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Shields up: Tesla Model S gains (free) titanium and aluminum armor upgrade
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Model S 1, concrete block 0. Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has taken to Medium.com to post about a design change to the expensive-but-awesome Model S electric car: all Model S vehicles manufactured after March 6, 2014 will come with additional titanium and aluminum armor on their underbellies. The Model S carries its thousands of […]

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Three Mozilla board members—including two former CEOs—step down
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Photograph by Areta do Bem Fallout over Mozilla Corporation’s hire of Brendan Eich as CEO led to the resignation of three board members, two of whom were former Mozilla CEOs. Today, The Wall Street Journal reported that former Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs, along with two other board members, stepped down last week in response to Eich’s controversial hire. […]

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This Lightbulb Comes Shattered On Purpose
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We’ve all marvelled at those high-speed photographs showing the point of impact when a speeding bullet pierces and shatters a lightbulb. And thanks to a Swedish company called Gässling, those moments are now frozen in time in real life, with a series of pre-shattered bulbs created using 3D printers. Read more…     

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