Archive | July 2015

Fashion forward: Yahoo acquires social-shopping site Polyvore

The Internet giant looks to the style and e-commerce site to try to jolt its advertising offerings.


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These robot bugs don’t just walk on water, they jump on it

An international team has developed robot water striders. Is this more evidence of a coming awesome robot apocalypse?


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Here’s how to set your default browser in Windows 10

Setting your default browser is easy — follow these simple steps to learn how.


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Uber to spend $1B over nine months for India expansion

The ride-hailing service says it wants to expand the number of rides it offers in India to a million each day, up from a reported 200,00 daily trips.


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Hackers expose security flaws in cars, phones — even guns

Our greatest security weaknesses are revealed at the annual BlackHat and DefCon conferences, where hackers gather to show off their most compelling work. Meanwhile, Facebook prepares to fly its own drones.


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BBC sports announcer uses his hand as an iPad

Technically Incorrect: Chris Mitchell tapped away on his palm, perhaps hoping that the camera wouldn’t show that it had no actual iPad in it. It appears an inside joke.


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New Battlefield confirmed for 2016 release

Senior EA exec reaffirms company’s yearly shooter strategy.


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