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Reuters reports that a pair of former employees have accused Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs of building malware to trick its competition into flagging and quarantining important, non-viral, files on customers' computers. Basically the malware would inject malicious bits of code into important PC file...

August 14th 2015 at 7:20pm 0 Comments
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Fresh off of its multi-million dollar investment in Vox and Buzzfeed, Comcast is reportedly set to launch a digital video platform akin to YouTube in the coming weeks. According to Business Insider, the platform, called "Watchable" will be populated with non-exclusive, unlicensed, original content...

August 14th 2015 at 4:09pm 0 Comments
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As mobile networks kill off phone subsidies, users might now begin to appreciate just how much their new smartphone really costs. It's an even bigger problem in the developing world, where relatively few have the cash to buy even a mid-range phone like the Moto G. Google attempted to remedy the pr...

August 14th 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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The Bundesliga, Germany's top-tier football league, is coming to YouTube. After recently securing US broadcast rights for this competition, Fox Sports has now announced it will stream a live match via Google's video service on August 14th. As the network points out, it's the first time one of its...

August 13th 2015 at 11:56pm 0 Comments
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Getting an FAA exemption to operate commercial drones in American airspace is almost more trouble than it's worth, what with the litany of requirements and restrictions. That's why Google, according to a Guardian report, has been sidestepping those FAA rules and testing its Project Wing UAV over p...

August 13th 2015 at 10:56pm 0 Comments
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After going a while between updates, Project Ara has sent out a confusing series of tweets suggesting plans for the modular smartphone could change. We don't know if this has anything to do with the recent Google / Alphabet restructuring, but its official Twitter account says the team has been bus...

August 13th 2015 at 10:14pm 0 Comments
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The Stagefright vulnerability for Android won't seem to want to go away. According to Exodus Intelligence researchers one of the patched issued by Google could still allow access to Android devices. The researchers told Engadget via email, "the summary is that the Stagefright vulnerability is stil...

August 13th 2015 at 2:52pm 0 Comments
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Google is ever so slowly reintroducing Map Maker, the service that allows anyone to contribute to Google Maps. The company was left a little red-faced in May when a prank submission was discovered depicting an Android mascot urinating on the Apple logo. Google eventually took it down and suspended...

August 13th 2015 at 9:27am 0 Comments
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Today on In Case You Missed It: We take on two pieces of robot news, both of which seem promising for different reasons. First, a robot with responsive, human reflexes is being designed to enter dangerous situations where a real person might be injured. The secret is that the controller is a guy...

August 13th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Google has rolled out a new update for its iOS app, which considerably upgrades what its voice prompt can do. Now, the app can take what's loaded on your browser into account when answering questions. If you're reading an article about George Washington, for instance, it instantly knows who you're...

August 13th 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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You can easily launch files within applications on your PC or Mac from the Google Drive folder, but now you can do so straight from the cloud service's web viewer. If you have the viewer loaded on your browser, right click on a file to preview it, then access the "Open With" drop-down menu to see...

August 13th 2015 at 1:38am 0 Comments
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Sure, exact coordinates are useful if you're treasure hunting, but if you're just trying to find something in a part of the world where addresses are uncommon or nonexistent, they're way too long. Google proposed a fix earlier this year with the rollout of free to use Open Location Codes, aka Plus...

August 12th 2015 at 10:36pm 0 Comments