Technology and Money

Another climate change myth DEBUNKED by proper climate scientists
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Take that, spreaders of misinformation Proper climate scientists with PhDs in the subject and everything say they have “debunked” a climate change “myth” which is commonly repeated on the internet.…

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Europe: Apple. Google. Yes, you. Get in here. It’s about these in-app bills
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Justice watchdog demands ‘concrete answers’ after parents stung by charges The European Commission (EC) has asked Apple and Google to send over some execs for meetings this week on reforming in-app payment systems.…

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Here's How To Get Google Now On Your Old Nexus Device
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Own a Nexus 4 and wish that Google had given a complete Nexus 5 makeover instead of the half-baked KitKat? Well, Google has finally delivered the goods for Nexus or Google Play edition devices in the form of the Google Now Launcher. Downloadable from the Play Store, the Google is compatible with Jelly Bean. The […]

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The chips of Samsung's Galaxy S5 — Exynos and Snapdragon
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The Korean electronics giant packs a lot of speed and multimedia features into its new phone with chips from Samsung and Qualcomm Originally posted at Mobile World Congress

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'Write the Docs' is a Conference for People Who Write Software Docs (Video)
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There is this guy, Eric Holscher, who has been doing FOSS development for quite a while. He’s been on GitHub since 2008, and got involved in Gittip not long after it started in 2012. Not long after that, Eric started thinking about how open source software developers have all kinds of conferences and have many […]

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Facebook Gives Up On Desktop Apps: Kills Messenger For Windows and Firefox
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An anonymous reader writes “Facebook today began prompting Facebook Messenger for Windows users as well as Facebook Messenger for Firefox users with a message saying the apps are shutting down next week. Without much of an explanation, the company plans to kill off both on March 3. It appears that Facebook is no longer interested […]

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People pay more when celebrities leave a magical mark on memorabilia
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Ohio Christian University Auction prices for celebrities’ belongings can be downright ridiculous. A tissue used by Scarlett Johansson sold for a whopping $5,300, and someone shelled out more than $30,000 for John Lennon’s molar a few years ago. If you’ve ever wondered what these buyers were thinking, you’re in luck: a new study in PNAS delves into the […]

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Next Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game to be a mobile exclusive
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Tonnikala It seems like just yesterday that Tony Hawk was the coolest extreme athlete on the planet, bringing widespread attention and respect to the world of skateboarding and lending his name to the first Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater on the original PlayStation. It wasn’t yesterday, though. It was nearly 15 years ago, amazingly enough. And […]

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Amazon is reportedly working on a music-streaming service
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Amazon does much more than dominate the online-shopping space. With its Prime instant video service, complete with original series and exclusives, the company has taken on Netflix — and it looks like challenging Spotify and other music services is…

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