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PayPal's Cofounder Is Supporting A New Non-Profit That Will Tackle The Vision PayPal 'Never Accomplished'

PayPal cofounder and Khosla Ventures partner Keith Rabois is one of the many big names supporting a new, open-source non-profit called Stellar. Stellar is a decentralized protocol that will let users send and receive money between any...Show More Summary

The Galaxy Alpha won’t be the smaller high-end Galaxy S5 version you want

After a series of leaked images suggested that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Alpha smartphone will only have metal on its edges, with SamMobile saying the phone will be somewhat of a high-end device, a new report from AllAboutSamsung brings...Show More Summary

Google Says It Has the Right to Notify Publishers of ‘Forgotten’ Requests

Google on Thursday answered EU regulators who questioned its implementation of the 'right to be forgotten,' saying that only by informing publishers of removals can it receive complaints that may expose illegitimate requests it has erroneously granted.

CHART OF THE DAY: Samsung’s Transformation Into A Mobile Company

Samsung has enjoyed unprecedented success under its mobile chief JK Shin, and that’s no more evident when you take a look at how the Korean company’s mobile division drives the Samsung's total profits. According to Samsung’s financial...Show More Summary

This’ll Scare the Crap Out of You: Horror Story Toilet Paper

Done reading all of the books and comics you’ve stashed in the bathroom? Then here’s one bathroom reader that might just literally scare the crap out of you: the Horror The post This’ll Scare the Crap Out of You: Horror Story Toilet Paper appeared first on OhGizmo!.

Telecom Workers: Send Us Your Customer Service Call Scripts

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Comcast COO Dave Watson has admitted that company policy was at least as much to blame for the customer service call from hell as the sad, desperate employee heard on the recording. As Watson wrote in a memo, that customer retention rep was only doing what he was trained to do. But what was he trained to do, exactly? Read more...

Twitter Buys Password-Sharing Startup Mitro

Twitter has acquired password-sharing startup Mitro Founded in 2012 by Adam Hilss, Mitro had raised $2.4 million in funding. The company's primary product is a web browser extension that allowed users to store and share passwords, and...Show More Summary

Office for iPad is better than ever with presenter view, export to PDF and more

iPad owners who have been using Microsoft's suite of Office tools for the past few months can now download the first major update for those apps since they were first released in late March,. These version 1. 1 updates offer a number...Show More Summary

How Hollywood Just Saved Motion Picture Film From Death

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

These days, almost everything you watch on TV and in theaters is shot digitally. But because Hollywood still needs film sometimes, the the biggest motion picture companies in the world are banding together to keep the lights on in Kodak's Rochester motion picture film plant. Read more...

Is Amazon losing its grip on the cloud?

IBM, Microsoft and others are making big pushes into the cloud space but is this really a sign that Amazon is losing its grip? Read more about Is Amazon losing its grip on the cloud?

CIA admits to spying on US Senate computer network

Back in March 2014, two United States senators accused the Central Intelligence Agency of infiltrating Senate computers. Worse, they accused the CIA of hacking Senate computer networks and accessing files while the Senate's Intelligence Committee was...

15 Magical Harry Potter Cocktails to Charm Your Palate

For Harry Potter's 34th birthday, cast a banishing charm on butterbeer in favor of something a little more grown up. In honor of the Birthday Boy Who Lived, we're adding a bit of magic to our drinks. These cocktails put the Patron in...Show More Summary

Crowdfunding Roundup: Family robots and camera tomatoes

Each week, TUAW provides readers with an update on new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven't reached at least 80 percent of their funding goal, this update is...

Twitter acquires the team behind password manager Mitro as the project goes open source

Twitter has acquired Mitro, the maker of a password manager. As part of the announcement, Mitro’s product has been open-sourced with the help of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The goal is to switch the Mitro service to a community-led...Show More Summary

Want This Incredibly Cool Insect Killing Night Light?

If there is one battle we all engage in every year it is the one with those nasty, pesky biting insects. While bug zappers are kind of fun, they aren't as effective as we'd like them to be and they really can't be used indoors -- and...Show More Summary

80 Days Review

1 hour agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

A fantastic and fascinating re-envisioning of the classic novel by Jules Verne, 80 Days is a delightful piece of interactive fiction. The post 80 Days Review appeared first on 148Apps.

It's Pretty Clear That Apple Is Winning The War With Samsung (AAPL)

If there's one thing that's clear today, it's that Apple has been completely right in its smartphone strategy so far. While there were many people (including people who work for Business Insider) shrieking that Apple was going to get knocked flat by Samsung and Android, it's looking increasingly like that's not going to happen. Show More Summary

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