Google Now gets tips and cards from third-party apps including travel and news sites

Google Now, the personal assistant built into Android and other software made by the company, can now show notifications and information from third-party applications.

13 hours ago from The Independent

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Jay Z to acquire Wimp music service

US rap star Jay Z will make a $56-million foray into the music streaming business by taking over the Norwegian service Wimp, its shareholders confirmed Friday.

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Verizon gives in to pressure, will let users opt out of 'permacookie'

The discovery of Verizon’s “permacookies” caused an uproar among privacy advocates and average consumers alike that the company has simply been unable to ignore. As a result, ...

9 hours ago from Techspot

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New Report Highlights Divide between Scientists and Public

Last year, the late night talk show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel added some levity to theácontentious GMO debate. He went to a Los Angeles farmers market and asked passerby to define GMO. ...

14 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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FCC Redefines Broadband: Lack of Competition Now Obvious

At a new minimum of 25 Mbps fewer Americans have broadband and most don't have any choice in providers

15 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Vine Launches Kid-Friendly Version Of Its App

Vine plays home to all kinds of short video clips. Some are hilarious, some are weird, and some might not necessarily be safe for work OR kids. While we doubt Vine will be launching a safe ...

8 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Google to make privacy policy more clear after criticism from UK watchdog

Google has been forced to change its privacy policy to be more clear about how the search giant uses the data is gathers.

16 hours ago from The Independent

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Nest is losing its tech VP and the CEO of Dropcam

Google's plan for a connected home including Nest and Dropcam lost a few family members today. Nest's Vice President of Technology Yoky Matsuoka and Dropcam cofounder Greg Duffy have left for ...

4 hours ago from Engadget

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Skull Discovery Tells a Human-Neanderthal Love Story

A 55,000-year-old human skull found within a cave in Israel could be evidence that modern humans and Neanderthals were close to each other. Very close. Scientists believe anatomical features ...

Thu 29 Jan 15 from Discover Magazine

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People can be identified through their credit-card transactions

Analysis suggests that making data anonymous is not enough to protect consumers.

Thu 29 Jan 15 from Nature News

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