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Free the seed: OSSI nurtures growing plants without patent barriers

( —Members of the Open Source Seed Initiative this week held a rally and seed giveaway event. The group is concerned over restricting access to seeds through patents. They are stirring ...

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Chrome Remote Desktop makes its way onto Android

Earlier this week, Google released Chrome Remote Desktop for Android, and brought VNC to the masses. This tiny 2.1MB app allows your phone or tablet to connect seamlessly to Chrome on a PC, ...

23 hours ago from Extremetech

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 'Trusty Tahr' Released For 'Cost-Effective Windows XP Replacement'

Linux, and Ubuntu in particular, missed a golden opportunity to truly break into the mainstream market during the early days of Vista. The buggy operating system (prior to SP1) left consumers ...

22 hours ago from HotHardware

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Microsoft's Cortana Gets Her Bing On For More Personal Searches

With Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft’s Siri-like personal digital assistant Cortana becomes a crucial part of the user experience. She’s powered by Bing, and between the two, the system ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from HotHardware

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Sweden launches campaign to spread peace, love and democracy - through videogames

The Swedish government has launched an initiative which it claims will spread values of democracy and creativity throughout the world – via the medium of video games.

Wed 16 Apr 14 from The Independent

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Microsoft CEO is driving data-culture mindset

( —Microsoft's future strategy: is all about leveraging data, from different sources, coming together using one cohesive Microsoft architecture. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday, ...

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Call of Duty Ghosts DLC: Snoop Dogg voices multiplayer - 'cap 'em and shank 'em'

The popularity of video games with rappers has reached a new peak with the news that Snoop Dogg will be voicing multiplayer announcements in an update to Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Wed 16 Apr 14 from The Independent

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Steam Gauge: Addressing your questions and concerns

Plus, we offer an expanded list of the Top 100 most played Steam games.

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Arstechnica

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Microsoft releases Office 365 Personal -- for iPad too

Newest Office 365 subscription plan is now available and includes iPads among supported devices.

Tue 15 Apr 14 from CNET

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Hitman GO Now Available In iTunes App Store

So the other day we reported that Square Enix Montreal was set to release Hitman GO on the 17th of April and sure enough they have. The game has been launched for iOS devices where it is priced ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Ubergizmo

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