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Microsoft joins group seeking to replace passwords
Microsoft has joined the FIDO Alliance, an industry group attempting to craft industry standards that reduce reliance on passwords, long regarded as a weak point in Web security. Launched in July 2012, FIDO, which stands for Fast IDentity Online, is hoping its ...
Microsoft joins the FIDO Alliance to put an end to passwordsEngadget
Lenovo, Nok Nok Labs Collaborate On Identity AuthenticationCruxialCIO
Microsoft Joins FIDO Alliance Security Standards GroupAmerican Banker
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Instagram Direct messaging arrives to challenge Snapchat and Whatsapp
HIPSTER PHOTO SHARING SERVICE Instagram announced a messaging service called Instagram Direct on Thursday, as it looks to challenge Snapchat and Whatsapp. Rumours surfaced at the end of November claiming that Instagram was plotting a ...
Instagram puts Snapchat in the frame with private photo messagingThe Times (subscription)
Instagram launches 'Direct' individual messagesIrish Independent
Instagram introduces direct messaging so you can send pictures to friends onlyMirror.co.uk
The Independent -Hindu Business Line -iAfrica.com
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Twitter backtracks on blocking changes
Twitter has reversed changes it made to how people block other users, less than a day after they were introduced. The changes allowed blocked users to continue to see tweets and interact with accounts that had blocked them, leading to an outcry.
Twitter backtracks on block button functionInquirer
Twitter backtracks on blocking functionalityTelegraph.co.uk
Twitter backtracks amid outcry over user blocking changesMoneycontrol.com
Zee News -The Times (subscription) -Hindustan Times
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Wall Street Journal
FCC Vote Could Allow Cell Phone Use During Commercial Flights
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The FCC on Thursday voted narrowly to go ahead with a plan that could allow cell phone calls on airplanes. But don't break out the earplugs just yet. There are several moves afoot to block the lifting of the ban. “I'm the last person in ...
In-Flight Phone Call Ban Considered by U.S. Transportation ChiefSan Francisco Chronicle
FCC in talks to allow in-flight phone useK-State Collegian
US battle over lifting ban on in-flight phone calls poised to take offTechRadar UK
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Twitter 3.0 for Mac brings in-line photo previews and detailed tweets
Twitter brought in-line media previews to its mobile apps a few weeks ago; today, it's the Mac's turn. The new Twitter 3.0 app for Mac now shows a quick glimpse of photos from supported services, so you'll know right away whether pictures are worth clicking.
How to disable image previews in Twitter for MacCNET
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Aereo to major TV broadcasters: A Supreme Court decision doesn't scare us
In what can only be interpreted as a bold statement of confidence, TV-anywhere startup Aereo today said it has no objection to major broadcasters' decision to file an appeal with the Supreme Court over its claim that the company is guilty of copyright ...
Bring it on, stream biz Aereo tells TV barons – see you in Supreme CourtRegister
Aereo Open to Supreme Court Bout With BroadcastersTIME
Aereo Welcomes Supreme Court Intervention in Fight With TV BroadcastersWall Street Journal
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Guitar Hero Creators Tackle Fitness Equipment Next With Goji Play
It's a challenge to keep your mind off exhaustion or muscle fatigue, so many gym users turn to TV shows or books to distract themselves. But even that may not be enough to make exercise less of a chore for regular folk. So Charles and Kai Huang, who are ...
Goji Play Officially Launches, Energizes Cardio Fitness with GamesTriplePoint Newsroom (press release)
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PS4 Leads Next-Gen Consoles Sales In Its Debut, Xbox One Second
NPD sales results for the month of November have been released, this monthly report describes the leading purchases by consumers in the gaming industry. No surprise, the PlayStation 4 has outsold all other consoles while setting a new plateau with “the ...
PlayStation 4 is the Top Selling US Console in NovemberSide Mission
PS4, Xbox One fuel video game hardware sales surgeThe Journal News / Lohud.com
Game sales jump as Xbox One, PS4 spar over who has biggest launchThe Seattle Times (blog)
IGN -PlayStation LifeStyle -Inferse
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Dell Sets Different Cloud Path Than HP, IBM
At Dell World, the vendor announces partnerships with Red Hat, Microsoft and Google, eschewing building its own public cloud. AUSTIN, Texas—Dell is partnering with Red Hat to jointly engineer the open-source OpenStack cloud platform for enterprise ...
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta Uses XFS as Default FilesystemInternetNews.com
Red Hat Makes Virtualization Play With RHEL 7 BetaLinuxInsider.com
Dell, Red Hat team to sell OpenStack cloud platformComputerworld
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Christian Science Monitor
Is your oldest sister a warty comb jelly?
Christian Science Monitor
Our oldest ancestors are warty comb jellies. Skip to next paragraph. Related stories. Are you scientifically literate? Take our quiz · How the moon jellyfish won · Scientists discover world's earliest known brain · Oldest human DNA discovered, complicating ...
The Comb Jelly Was Our First Ancestor, Surprising Evolution Study SaysiScienceTimes.com
With new study, aquatic comb jelly floats into new evolutionary positionPhys.Org
Was Your Ancestor a Ball of Jelly? Evolution Study Surprises ExpertsNational Geographic
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Yahoo is looking for missing email messages
MICROSOFT INTERNET SEARCH AND ADVERTISING PORTAL Yahoo is seeking missing email messages that were sent but lost during downtime at its services. Yahoo email services popped off the internet late in the evening on Monday and remained in ...
Yahoo's Prolonged Email Outage Enrages Those Who Still Use ItHuffington Post
Yahoo issues apology for prolonged email outageTimes of India
Yahoo Apologizes for Prolonged Outage of Revamped E-Mail ServiceBusinessweek
Zee News -Newstrack India
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Samsung Said to Near EU Antitrust Accord Amid Apple Clash (1)
Samsung Electronics Co. (005930)'s offer to settle a European Union antitrust investigation over key patents requires only minor changes to win approval from regulators, according to two people familiar with the case. The EU will tell Samsung this month that ...
Apple scores legal victory over Samsung in South KoreaReuters
Samsung loses Korea patent against AppleMarketWatch
Apple Pips Samsung in Korean CourtTIME
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News Tonight Africa
Lizards, Birds and Alligators Follow One-Way Breathing Technique
News Tonight Africa
According to a new report, researchers believe that one-way airflow breathing technique is followed by monitor lizards. Along with the lizards, species of birds, alligators and also dinosaurs follow such techniques. Some of the researchers from the University of ...
Scientists find stunning similarity between lizards, birdsScience Recorder
Dinosaurs Used One-Way Airflow Technique like Some Other Creatures ...French Tribune
Monitor lizard breathes in mysterious way like birds, alligators and dinosANINEWS
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Times of India
Microsoft Brings Together 25 Partners For The Cloud OS Network To Drive More ...
Microsoft has been adding firepower to its Windows Azure cloud platform to compete against the likes of Google, Amazon and Dropbox and Box to attract enterprise users to create, host and distribute data around the world. In the latest development, it is ...
'Microsoft's affordable cloud sols changing vendor landscape'Business Standard
Windows Azure gains Enterprise Random Password ManagerITProPortal
Microsoft launches Cloud OS Network to help cloud transitionCloud Pro
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Privacy groups ask FCC to rule that carriers cannot share phone records
December 12, 2013, 3:07 AM — Privacy groups have asked the U.S. FCC to declare that even "anonymized" phone records have to be protected under a privacy rule that restricts carriers from sharing customers' information without their consent. The petition ...
US carriers, FCC near agreement on cellphone unlocking policyReuters
Privacy advocates blast AT&T's alleged sale of info to CIACNET
T-Mobile LTE tests in Dallas show unreal data speed from the Un-carrierTopNews United States
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Spotify to offer 'free' mobile service to Android and iOS
Smartphone users will be able to build playlists of songs and then hear them played back in a random order. Tablet users will have more control, letting them select specific tracks. The Swedish firm also announced it was expanding to a further 20 countries, ...
Entire Led Zeppelin back catalogue made available on SpotifyLive4ever
Spotify Mobile App Now FreeRadio Ink
Spotify offers free streaming on Android, iPhone in Shuffle modeDaily News & Analysis
New York Times -Starpulse.com -Guardian Express
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Science a Gogo
Read my skin: chameleon color communication deciphered
Science a Gogo
Chameleons can change color to blend in with the environment, but biologists from Arizona State University now say that chameleons' body regions can also function as "billboards" for communicating different types of information during social interactions.
Chameleons Change Colors to Woo Females: ResearchersFrench Tribune
Chameleons Change Color To Intimidate Their Opponents, Not To Blend InInternational Business Times
Chameleons use color changes as a 'billboard' announcing intentionsUPI.com
University Herald -Science Codex -CBS News
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San Francisco Chronicle
Satellite unveils coldest place on earth
The Guardian Nigeria
Coldest-place-pix SCIENTISTS recently recorded the lowest temperatures on Earth at a desolate and remote ice plateau in East Antarctica, trumping a record set in 1983 and uncovering a new puzzle about the ice-covered continent. Ted Scambos, lead ...
Record coldest on Earth measured by satellitekgw.com
Coldest Spot On Earth Found In AntarcticaThe Escapist
Brrr! Scientists Discover Coldest Place on EarthWPRO
Counsel & Heal -natmonitor.com -JDJournal.com
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Dell's Chromebook 11 breaks reliance on Google's cloud
December 11, 2013, 12:30 PM — Most Chromebooks on the market rely on Google for online services, but Dell's new Chromebook 11 adds another cloud option to extend file sharing across desktops, laptops and mobile devices. The laptop, announced on ...
Another PC Giant Joins the Chromebook MovementMotley Fool
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