What's PayPal's first solo move?

PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Classic videogame Tetris to be made into a movie

The classic videogame Tetris, in which players slot a cascade of tumbling blocks together, is being turned into a science-fiction movie, the project's developers said Tuesday.

25 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Chimp social network shows how new ideas catch on

A study of how a chimp trick for drinking water spread throughout the social network is the first time social learning has been seen in wild chimps

13 hours ago from Newscientist

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Firefox OS-based Matchstick takes aim at Google's Chromecast

Matchstick is a new streaming dongle aiming to compete directly with Google's low-cost Chromecast product. The new stick plugs into your TV or HD monitor's HDMI port and lets you stream or mirror ...

15 hours ago from Gizmag

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Hackers charged in software theft from US army, others

Four members of an international hacking ring were charged with cracking the networks of the US Army and developers of blockbuster war video games to steal software, prosecutors said Tuesday.

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Basis Peak is a stylish fitness tracker with smartwatch-like notifications

Basis has announced a new wearable that aims to provide accurate, convenient and comprehensive fitness tracking. The new device pays more attention to fashion than we're used to from the category ...

6 hours ago from Gizmag

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Netflix branches into films with 'Crouching Tiger' sequel

Netflix is branching out into the world of movies with a sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" that will premiere simultaneously on the online streaming service and in selected theaters ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Windows 10: Microsoft bypasses 'Windows 9' to unveil latest operating system

Microsoft has revealed that its latest operating system will be called Windows 10 skipping 'Windows 9' in an apparent attempt to emphasise a shift in focus towards mobile devices and the ...

10 hours ago from The Independent

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Reddit raises $50 mn - with users cut in on the action

Social news sharing site Reddit on Tuesday announced it had raised $50 million from investors who agreed that, this time, members of its community would get a piece of the action.

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to go on sale in China in October after regulators give green light

Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will go on sale in China next month after the Cupertino giant secured regulatory approval from Chinese authorities amid security concerns.

22 hours ago from The Independent

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