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Verizon announced Tuesday it has purchased Intel’s TV service for an undisclosed amount of money. Intel made the announcement on its blog, revealing that the communications company purchased “intellectual property rights and other assets that enable Intel’s OnCue Cloud TV platform.” Verizon also plans to offer employment opportunities to the 350 people formerly employed in […]

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Two Chrome browser extensions were removed from its web store this week after the company noticed the add-ons were giving users grief in the form of spam ads. Chrome’s “Tweet This Page” and “Add to Feedly” extensions were reportedly causing some annoying ad issues for users that ultimately violated the company’s terms of service. Extensions […]

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A new study estimates online shopping will grow fivefold in the six top e-commerce markets over the next six years, sky-rocketing to $130 billion by 2020. UK consulting firm OC&C, in conjunction with search engine Google, compiled data from the United States, Britain, Germany, the Nordics, the Netherlands and France to come up with the […]

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Smartphone users may be giving out more information than they know. A report in the Globe and Mail says 200 retailers in downtown Toronto, Ontario are tracking customers via wi-fi hotspots in participating businesses. The stores are working with startup Turnstyle Solutions, a consumer analytics company that tracks Smartphones’ addresses when users connect to wi-fi. […]

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In a post-Edward Snowden era, one Smartphone maker has developed a phone it says prioritizes security to help consumers protect their privacy. Blackphone is the company behind the product – a partnership between Madrid company Geeksphone and Silent Circle, an encrypted communications service provider. The company says its dedicated to creating a phone that’s spy-proof, […]

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LinkedIn has introduced a new way for volunteers and professionals to connect. The company has launched its LinkedIn Volunteer Marketplace to help volunteers leverage their skills in a way that has a positive impact.  In conjunction with  Catchafire,Taproot Foundation, BoardSource and VolunteerMatch, LinkedIn is providing volunteers a place to list themselves in hopes of being picked up by a non-profit board […]

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If you’re one of those people who can’t stand vertical videos shot with Smartphones, there’s a solution for you. Horizon, now available in the App Store, has been created with one goal in mind: to ensure videos are always shot horizontally. The app makes recording horizontal video really easy. If the phone is tilted vertically, […]

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A new startup is developing pocket-sized lenses to turn Smartphones into powerful cameras in seconds. Seattle-based company Moment has launched a campaign on Kickstarter to help it raise funds to begin producing lenses it claims are the highest quality detachable Smartphone lenses on the market. “Moment lenses are amazingly sharp, portable and easy to attach. […]

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Just when you thought there couldn’t be another way to message via Smartphone – in comes Wordeo. Unveiled in the iOS app store today, the video-messaging app takes text messaging and combines it with short video clips to create yet another new way to communicate. Each message, or “Wordeo” – a combination of word and […]

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A new study shows that app usage has grown extensively over the past year. Flurry Analytics has released new data showing that overall app use in 2013 posted a 115 percent year-over-year growth. Furthermore, messaging and social apps are downloaded and used more than any other genre of app, according to the information. Flurry measures […]

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A rash of data breaches in recent years is forcing retailers to rethink security standards. In an interview with Reuters on Sunday, Mallory Duncan, general counsel of the National Retail Federation that represents a number of big box stores in the U.S., said the federation isn’t shocked that security threats are on the rise. “The […]

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There’s talk that Samsung’s latest Smartphone may be equipped with eye-scanning technology. This is the latest from the company’s executive vice-president, Lee Young Hee, who told Bloomberg the Samsung S5 is set to release by April and may have the new technology integrated. Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show Monday regarding the phone, and said […]

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Social media site LinkedIn is cracking down on scammers who violated the site’s policies by creating fake profiles to peruse users and steal their data. While LinkedIn’s team isn’t yet sure who the offenders are, it’s taking preventative action against them by filing suit. According to the site, the accused created thousands of fake profiles […]

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A new startup believes it can help people improve their dental hygiene with the first smart toothbrush. Kolibree is featuring its Bluetooth enabled electric toothbrush this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The brush, claims the company, can help consumers more effectively clean their teeth through an app that collects data every […]

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LG is sporting its goods this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The technology giant has a huge line-up of products it plans to showcase, including its new Ultra HD TV’s and an impressive array of home appliances and Smart Hom-Bot vacuum system. Among the gadgets are a few of LG’s newest, […]

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