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21May/15Off

Firefox For iOS Begins Its Beta Testing Program

firefox_topic - NOT FOR FEATURED IMAGE Mozilla’s Firefox browser for iOS is nearing public release, as the organization is now actively recruiting beta testers willing to try the app ahead of its App Store debut. A recent survey sent to potential testers is asking for details about which devices they own, and instructs them that the beta will require a version of iOS 8 or higher in order to work. It also reminds… Read More

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21May/15Off

An Interview With A Drone Painter Who Made A Poop Portrait of Eric Schmidt

poop-gif If you happen to be staying in San Francisco during the long Memorial Day weekend, one of the things you can do is see the art in the F.A.T. Gold Retrospective at Gray Area in the Mission District. F.A.T. Gold is a collective of hackers, engineers, musicians, and graffiti artists who have created punk projects that have unleashed fake Google Streetview cars onto the roads of Berlin to a… Read More

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21May/15Off

Apple Said To Be Bringing Transit Directions To iOS 9

apple-maps Apple is said to be planning to bring built-in transit directions to its native Maps app in iOS 9. Transit directions were left out when Apple replaced Google Maps with its own offering as the default navigation app in iOS 6 back in 2012. The native transit directions offering is actually a feature that was held over from an intended release last year with iOS 8, according to 9to5Mac, which… Read More

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Sling TV Expands To Android TV, Strikes Deal With Google To Offer Discounted Nexus Players

Sling Guide Sling TV, Dish Network’s internet TV service designed for cord cutters, is now available on the Android TV platform, the company is announcing this morning, including Google’s Nexus Player. This addition expands the service’s already fairly extensive lineup of devices it supports, which today includes Roku and Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, as well as… Read More

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Google Study Shows Security Questions Aren’t All That Secure

500995147_6c97aab488_o What is your favorite food? What was your first teacher’s name? What’s the name of your first pet? Do those questions sound familiar to you? If they do, it’s probably because you either have really boring and repetitive conversations or you’ve answered them as security questions when you signed up for a new account somewhere. They’re meant to provide an extra layer… Read More

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Wave Broadband Raises $130M To Expand Its Gigabit Broadband Network On The West Coast

3274321844_112f2e728a_b Wave Broadband — a broadband company that has built a gigabit fiber network with services from Washington down to California completely independent of the big carriers — is today announcing that it has raised $130 million. It plans to use the extra funds to expand that network across more cities in that footprint, and to launch new services for residential and business customers.… Read More

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Yandex Pushes Privacy With Beta Release Of Its Minimalist Browser

Yandex.Browser Stealth Mode Russia’s Yandex has added a suite of new privacy centric features to an experimental browser it unveiled last year, as well as now switching the software from alpha to beta — and making it its default browser for international users. Read More

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Apple’s Mobile Hotspot Patent Application Could Connect Apple Watch Anywhere

apple-watch-activity Apple has a new patent application for a mobile hotspot (via AppleInsider), which might surprise people since it hardly seems like the type of accessory the iPhone maker would go out of its way to create. It becomes interesting, however, when you think about how a dedicated mobile hotspot might provide a way to connect the Apple Watch to cellular networks on the go, with a package much… Read More

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Apple Researching Combined 2D/3D Glassesless Displays

3d-ipad Apple is looking into a way to provide both 3D and 2D images from the same display, without requiring any special ocular equipment like 3D glasses, according to a new patent application (via AppleInsider). The display would use gaze-tracking to serve specific images to viewers, and would be able to actually provide different images to multiple viewers at the same time. The display tech would… Read More

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21May/15Off

QuizUp Just Turned Into A Social Network

QuizUp Update 01 QuizUp is now a social network, by every stretch of the imagination. Following a massive update today, the trivia game that trail-blazed through the App Store in 2013, is now introducing true social functionality on a core level. QuizUp originally hit the scene after forging a deal with Lionsgate to offer Twilight-based trivia to users. It blew up, and the team slowly started adding out more… Read More

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