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Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Good news, bad news
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After two weeks with the Surface Pro 3, the good and the bad come into sharper relief.

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After psych study, Facebook's mood shows disconnect
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Commentary: Even the journal that published the results of Facebook’s manipulation of news feeds has expressed concern. But Facebook seems to be saying “Come on, stop complaining.”

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For Google, the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Is an Unforgettable Fiasco
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The recent European Union ruling that granted citizens the “right to be forgotten” from Google’s search results is morphing into a nightmare for the web giant. British news organizations are reporting that Google is now removing links to some of their articles, including stories that involve the disgraceful actions of powerful people. On Wednesday, BBC […]

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Report: Crytek UK staff not getting paid, leave studio en masse
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Video game and 3D engine developer Crytek, responsible for the original Far Cry game and the Crysis and Ryse series, became attached to a wave of rumors about unpaid workers last week. Kotaku’s original report pointed to late paychecks at its Frankfurt office, and it wrote that in-development games, including Ryse 2, were seeing sudden […]

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How Did Those STAP Stem Cell Papers Get Accepted In the First Place?
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bmahersciwriter writes The news team at the scientific journal Nature turns its investigative power on the journal itself. The goal: to try and understand how two papers that made extraordinary claims about a new way to create stem cells managed to get published despite some obvious errors and a paucity of solid evidence. The saga […]

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Google To Shut Down Web SMS For Hangouts Today; Says Its Not Secure
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Google has decided to shut down its SMS service for Hangouts. Before you jump to conclusions, this is not the Hangouts app on your Android smartphone, but the one on your PC in your web browser. The news comes from an unofficial Google blog saying that Google apparently feels that sending SMS’s through the web […]

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Microsoft Presses Ahead With Office For Android
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 Prepare another entry into your File Of No Surprise: Microsoft is moving ahead with its efforts to bring the highly lucrative Office franchise to Android tablets. According to The Verge, Microsoft is currently prepping a private beta of the new software. A sign-up page has been mostly taken offline since the news broke. A full Office suite […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Facebook’s Controversial Emotion Experiment
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Facebook conducted a study for one week in 2012 testing the effects of manipulating News Feed based on emotions. The results have hit the media like a bomb. What did the study find? Was it ethical? And what could or should have been changed?

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Facebook faces UK scrutiny over mood manipulation study
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UK data protection watchdog wants to know whether any UK laws were violated by the social network’s manipulation of users’ News Feeds.

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