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A New iCloud Tool Lets You Check If Second-Hand iPhones Are Stolen

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Buying a second-hand iPhone can be a gamble, with the chances of ending up with a locked device relatively high. Now, Apple has launched an iCloud tool that lets you check if the iPhone in question is legit. Read more...

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The German Publishers Who Are 'Afraid Of Google' Just Got Exactly What They Want (GOOG)

Google's conflict with European publishers reached a new level on Wednesday as Google agreed to stop publishing extracts and thumbnails from stories published by a group of German publishers who are unhappy with the search engine's dominance in Europe. Show More Summary

Google strips down its news service to pacify German publishers

Google has a tumultuous history with the German publishing industry, which has long taken issue with the search giant's indexing of news stories. Starting next week, Google Germany will no longer display summaries and image thumbnails for news...

Facebook to Drag Queens: Real Names Not Needed

Victory for Sister Roma, Lil Miss Hot Mess, and hundreds of other drag queens who had fallen foul of Facebook's "real name" policy: The company says it will ease up on the policy and they can carry on using their stage names. The drag queens had their accounts suspended and...

Rovio admits it's not seeing fast enough growth, plans to lay off 16% of staff

Angry Birds studio Rovio today stated that it is looking to simplify its organization, and may cut up to 130 people from its workforce as part of that process....

How Talko wielded cheap cloud services and open source tools to build its communications app

2 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

On this week's Structure Show, hear how Talko stood on the shoulders of AWS and Azure -- and wielded the Opus codec, WebRTC, FreeSwitch and other open-source tools to build an…

Netflix boosts its ‘originals’ credentials with four exclusive movies starring Adam Sandler

Netflix is bringing four new, exclusive movies featuring comedian Adam Sandler to its on-demand movie and TV streaming service. The company didn’t announce when they would debut, or what the films would be about, but confirmed they would premiere first on Netflix. Show More Summary

Apple now helps you check if an iPhone is stolen

It’s safe to say the market for stolen smartphones is a fairly lucrative one, with the recently launched iPhone 6 costing anything up to $1,000 off-contract. With that in mind, Apple has introduced a nifty new iCloud tool that establishes...Show More Summary

Innovative Grip: Böker Plus Pogn DCW Tactical Knife

Venturing out into the wilderness requires equipment, and that’s a little sad. Humans just can’t, like their animal counterparts, survive too well in nature when stripped of their tools. We The post Innovative Grip: Böker Plus Pogn DCW Tactical Knife appeared first on OhGizmo!.

Display a list of recently opened or saved files in Windows

2 hours agoTechnology : Ghacks.net

It is easy to lose sight of a file that you have saved to your computer system. While most programs use default locations to save files, it can happen that files get saved to another location. The Firefox web browser for example sets download directories based on the server files get downloaded from. Show More Summary

Netflix to launch a King Kong cartoon for kids in 2016

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Kids have now two mythical creatures to look forward to on Netflix: after dragons are done invading the streaming service in 2015, a colossal gorilla's slated to follow suit. The company has just announced that it's pairing up with Executive Producer...

Could swallowing small needles replace injections?

Researchers in the U.S have invented a new acrylic capsule for delivering drugs straight into the digestive tract. It’s two centimetres long, one centimetre in diameter, has a space inside for medication and, oh yes, is covered in needles. Show More Summary

German IPOs Are Back. Just Don’t Expect Fireworks

German online retailer Zalando that -- like many other companies -- waited until Alibaba had moved its massive deal before coming to market itself, floated on Wednesday as the first in a full pipeline of deals in Germany.

Gigaom: Ericsson open-sources OpenWebRTC, providing rival to Google’s WebRTC implementation

The company has also revived its Bowser browser for iOS -- if it clears the App Store approval process, it will be the only iOS browser that supports WebRTC, for now.

NTT, Toyota Seek ‘Deep Learning’ Expertise

Toyota and NTT are among the major Japanese companies taking a greater interest in "deep learning" technology and putting money where that interest lies.

GCC for the ESP8266 WiFi Module

When we first heard about it a few weeks ago, we knew the ESP8266 UART to WiFi module was a special beast. It was cheap, gave every microcontroller the ability to connect to a WiFi network, and could – possibly – be programmed itself, turning this little module into a complete Internet of Things solution. Show More Summary

Tweetbot now does justice to Twitter on your iPhone 6

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Tweetbot 3 for iOS is frequently regarded as one of the better mobile Twitter apps, no matter the platform -- it's full of shortcuts and visual flair that most clients (including Twitter's own) sorely lack. It has been lagging on support for Apple's...

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