Technology and Money

Jan. 16, 1936: Day at the Races, and Your Nag in a Photo Finish
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A photo-finish camera is installed at Florida’s Hialeah Race Track. It marks the first use of the device for thoroughbred horse racing, the sport with which it is most closely associated.     

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Nokia Launches The Snapdragon 800 Powered Lumia 930
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Sporting some updated hardware, the Nokia Lumia 930 is finally ready to take on the flagship droids in the Android space. Nokia finally unveiled its latest flagship which is a spitting image of Verizon’s Icon handset. The Lumia 930 also sports the new colour theme which shares a striking resemblance with the Indian national flag. […]

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Intel outs 64-bit KitKat Android, 'Braswell' chip for Chromebooks
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Intel is touting a future system-on-a-chip for low-cost PCs and tablets and a 64-bit kernel for Android 4.4.     

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Microsoft’s IE11 update knows which device you're using
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The refresh of Internet Explorer stays in sync from laptop to tablet to phone, and features an enterprise mode for desktop as well as reading and data-saving modes for mobile.     

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Oracle’s Java Cloud Service open to code execution hacks, researchers warn
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Researchers have released technical details and attack code for 30 security issues affecting Oracle’s Java Cloud Service. Some of the issues make it possible for attackers to read or modify users’ sensitive data or to execute malicious code, the researchers warned. Poland-based Security Explorations typically withholds such public airings until after any vulnerabilities have been […]

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Internet Explorer 11 now looks nicer no matter what device you're using
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With Windows 8.1 updates rolling out on April 8th across all platforms, you didn’t think Microsoft was going to forget its browser, did you? Redmond has unified features on its mobile and desktop Internet Explorer 11 versions, while making it easier…

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​Ridley Scott is working on a Halo project for Microsoft
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Remember that Halo film that wasn’t happening? Microsoft representatives have confirmed that the old rumors are true: a Halo feature is in the works, and it’s being produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Alien, Prometheus, Call of Duty Elite: Friday…

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Google+ Changes Rules of Engagement
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Gauging your popularity on Google’s social network, Google+, just got a little easier. The would-be Facebook competitor has added page view analytics. Now, when members view their profile page — which metrics show isn’t that often — they’ll see a number beneath their mug indicating the number of times their content — profile page, posts […]

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FireChat Messaging App: Look Ma, No Internet!
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FireChat, an iPhone app designed for anonymous hyperlocal communication, could change the way we connect with one other: It does not require an Internet connection or even a cell signal to work. FireChat takes advantage of the Multipeer Connectivity Framework in iOS 7. This feature allows developers to connect devices to each other using Bluetooth, […]

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