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AT&T Is Locking Down Apple's Universal SIM, But It's Not That Dire

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 come with their own Apple SIM cards, theoretically letting you switch carriers whenever you choose. But AT&T isn't completely playing ball. Read more...

10 more things to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Can't get enough Note 4 info? Here's the next 10 things you should know about this phone. The Galaxy Note 4 is a huge device for Samsung that will undoubtedly sell tens of millions in the next couple of years, so we're sure more than a few of you are curious about it. Show More Summary

How to use OS X Yosemite to send texts from your Mac

In the past, using the Messages app on a Mac could be an irritating experience. And what if a friend dared to send a green-bubble text from an Android phone? When texting from your Mac, messaging those friends wasn’t possible … Read more ›

The Ebola-Free Nurse Got a Big Ol' Hug From Barack Obama

President Barack Obama gave the nurse recently declared Ebola-free a big ol' presidential hug on Friday, hours after she was released from isolation at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. Nina Pham, 26, thanked God, her family and friends on Friday as she was discharged form the hospital. Show More Summary

Google’s Nest acquires home automation hub Revolv

Nest announced today that it has acquired Revolv, the maker of a hub device for controlling your smart home appliances. As part of the deal, the Revolv product is going away. Existing customers will continue to receive support, but the company doesn’t plan on selling new devices. Show More Summary

Through the Google lens: search trends October 17-23

So what’s the word on the (internet) street these days? Search trends has you covered with the latest news that had everyone talking this past week. The hard goodbyeThis week, searchers paid their respects to legendary clothing designer Oscar de La Renta, who he passed away on Monday at the age of 82. Show More Summary

The brutal numbers behind Amazon’s massive Fire Phone flop

We’ve known for a while that Amazon’s Fire Phone is this year’s version of the Microsoft Kin or the Facebook-centric HTC First — that is, it’s a phone that is destined to go down as one of the biggest bombs in smartphone history. CNET...Show More Summary

Campaign finance officials aim to cure the paper-obsessed Senate through crowd-sourcing, algorithms

The U.S. Senate's long resistance to filing campaign finance reports on anything but paper occasionally turns into a hot political topic: At the moment, for example, Republicans are complaining that Democrats are intentionally swamping the system by submitting minutely-detailed reports to the Federal Election Commission. Show More Summary

Nest Quietly Adds Even More Products To Its Smart Home Ecosystem

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Fitness trackers. Cars. Washing machines. Lightbulbs. Cameras. Nest might only really make two products, but it's spent the past year building up a sprawling ecosystem of devices and companies that can function in tandem with its products—and today it announced five more, including its first smartwatch partner. Read more...

Nest's Smart Thermostat and Smoke Detector Just Got Smarter

Nest Labs, which Google recently acquired for $3.2 billion, opened its smart Nest thermostat and smoke detector to developers in June to make more products work together in the home, from washing machines and garage doors to lights and...Show More Summary

Implementing material design in your Android app

By Chris Banes and Nick Butcher, Android Developer Relations Material design is a comprehensive approach to visual, interaction and motion design for the multi-screen world. Android 5.0 Lollipop and the updated support libraries help you to create material UIs. Show More Summary

Kudos: Uber acts swiftly and decisively to reassure passengers after transporting NY ebola patient

For all the blame we heap on Uber for its frequent mismanagement of scandals and crisis situations, the company deserves credit in equal measure today for its apparent swift and responsible handling of an encounter with New York state’s first Ebola patient earlier this week. Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Sends 100,000 New Users to “Free” VPN

This week The Pirate Bay replaced its frontpage logo to promote a new VPN service, driving 100,000 new customers to the startup. FrootVPN currently offers its services for free, but admits that this may not last forever. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Ebola Has No Escape From Emory University's Isolation Ward

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Ebola virus has made landfall in the United States with patients popping up in both Dallas, Texas and New York City. But don't freak out ! To help contain the outbreak, the CDC relies on a handful of biocontainment isolation units to quarantine these highly infectious folks. Read more...

Campaign finance officials aim to cure the paper-obsessed Senate through crowd-sourcing, algorithms

The U.S. Senate's long resistance to filing campaign finance reports on anything but paper occasionally turns into a hot political topic: At the moment, for example, Republicans are complaining that Democrats are intentionally swamping the system by submitting minutely-detailed reports to the Federal Election Commission. Show More Summary

Retired Scene Groups Return to Honor Fallen Member

Several Warez Scene groups have come out of retirement to honor a fallen friend. ZENiTH, SLT, Lz0 and MiDNiGHT all made a unique release over the weekend to pay homage to Goolum, an active and highly valued member of the Scene. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Civilization: Beyond Earth pre-orders launch for Mac

After a brief delay, Civilization: Beyond Earth is finally coming to Mac this holiday season. Pre-orders have launched for the Mac version of the game via developer Aspyr's online game store GameAgent.com. As a bonus, all GameAgent pre-orders will...

With a $10 million fine, the FCC is leaping into data security for the first time

The Federal Communications Commission leapt into data security litigation Friday, levying a $10 million fine against two telecom companies that allegedly stored personally identifiable customer data online without firewalls, encryption or password protection. Show More Summary

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