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Facebook Explains Why It Wants to Be a Retail Store
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There’s a new internet retailer on the world’s smartphones, tablets, and PCs. It’s called Facebook. Last week, Mark Zuckerberg and company started testing a “Buy” button inside the News Feed posts and ads that turn up on the world’s most popular social network, letting users instantly pay for goods and services from other merchants without […]

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Hacker claims breach of <i>Wall Street Journal</i> and <i>Vice</i> websites, punts ‘user data’ for sale
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Also supposedly hit a gadgets site called ‘CNET’ A hacker known for attacking news websites has claimed successful hacks against both the Wall Street Journal and Vice.…

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Taptalk Taps Phone Contacts To Add Friends, And A New Game Emerges
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 One of the issues I’ve been grappling with with the Taptalk social photos and location app, is that although it’s super simple and addictive — way more so that Snapchat I’d say — adding friends until now has been a chore. You had to literally type people’s handles in to the app. But, good news […]

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Google Confirms Android Wear Will Support Custom Watch Faces
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Android has always been know for being heavily customisable, so it didn’t come as a shock when Google announced its Android Wear platform will support watch faces from third-party developers. There are already a few options available for download on the Play Store, but they somehow don’t work as they’re supposed to. The company said […]

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How Do Airline Pilots Respond After A Crash?
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After the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 on Thursday, and amid the wall-to-wall news coverage, I began to wonder about something we don’t typically see on the news — How do these incidents affect pilots? I reached out to my pilot friend, Mike to find out. Read more…

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Huge FOUR-winged dino SPREAD LEGS to KILL – scientists
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Feathery limbs acted as ‘extra set of wings’ for precision attacks Flabbers around the world were gasted this week, as news emerged of a previously unknown flying dinosaur equipped with feathered legs – giving it the ability to make precision landings or attacks on its prey.…

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You Could Soon Be Buying Products From Within Facebook
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Social networking giant Facebook is currently testing ways to allow users to make purchases from within its own app or site. Users in the US could see a ‘Buy’ button on posts and ads in their News Feeds, letting them purchased products from a select few small and medium businesses Facebook has tied up with. […]

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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers
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dcblogs (1096431) writes On the floor of U.S. Senate Thursday, Sen. Jeff Sessions delivered a scalding and sarcastic attack on the use of highly skilled foreign workers by U.S. corporations that was heavily aimed at Microsoft, a chief supporter of the practice. Sessions’ speech began as a rebuttal to a recent New York Times op-ed […]

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Citing lack of interest, Lenovo pulls 8-inch Windows tablets from the US [Updated]
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Lenovo’s 8-inch Windows tablets can’t get traction in the US. Peter Bright Lenovo announced today that it will no longer sell its 8-inch Windows tablets in the US, less than a year after introducing both the lower-end Miix 2 8 and the high-end ThinkPad Tablet 8. IT World reports that Lenovo is stopping sales because of a […]

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