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LG G Flex Gets A Much-Needed Kitkat Update
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Retailing for Rs 67,000 in India, the LG G Flex was clearly out of reach for most Indian buyers. For the few who did buy the large phablet, there’s some good news. The LG G Flex KitKat roll-out has begun and it brings the much-awaited improvements with it. The long awaited update brings plenty of […]

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China Prosecuted Internet Policeman In Paid Deletion Cases
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hackingbear writes: “In China, censorship is not just about politics; it’s also a vibrant business. Police in Beijing have detained at least ten people, including employees at web giant Baidu and a web censor working at the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau (cached version), over allegations that they deleted defamatory online posts about companies and […]

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Farm-Drug Companies Agree to Antibiotics Ban. More of the Same, or Fresh Start?
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Big news in the realm of agricultural antibiotics: For the first time in almost 37 years of trying, the US Food and Drug Administration has achieved some control over the meat-industry practice of routinely giving antibiotics to livestock. The drawback: …     

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China Arrests 1,500 People For Sending Spam Messages From Fake Mobile Bases
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concertina226 (2447056) writes “Chinese authorities have detained a total of 1,530 suspects in a crackdown on spam SMS text messages being sent out by illegal telecoms equipment, according to Chinese news agency ECNS. Over 2,600 fake mobile base stations were seized and 24 sites manufacturing illegal telecoms equipment shut down as part of a massive […]

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Programmer crowdfunds work to improve Chrome image support
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Yoav Weiss launched an Indiegogo effort to raise $10,000 so he can help Google’s browser handle images more flexibly on today’s wide variety of screen types. Originally posted at News – Internet & Media

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Minecraft dev halts talks with Oculus following Facebook acquisition
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The news of Oculus’ surprise acquisition wasn’t even an hour old when Markus “Notch” Persson announced he was halting talks to potentially bring a version of his hit game Minecraft to the Oculus Rift. “We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus,” Persson tweeted. “I just cancelled that deal. Facebook […]

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BlackBerry: White House Isn't Testing LG And Samsung Smartphones
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just a few days ago, news broke that the White House was testing Android based devices from Samsung and LG for use by government officials including President Barack Obama. However, the long time phone supplier of the US Government, BlackBerry, has issued a statement saying otherwise.   “We value the long-term relationship we’ve had with […]

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Microsoft: Here's $100 if you drop Windows XP
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Hey XP users, time to move on — Microsoft is saying in no uncertain terms by offering $100 off a new PC. Originally posted at News – Microsoft

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Google speeds WebP image format, brings animation support to Chrome
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Other browser makers are unmoved by file-size advantages of the image format, but Google is pressing ahead. And it’s saving terabytes of network usage a day on its own sites. Originally posted at News – Internet & Media

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