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FTC to Facebook: Don’t Screw with User Privacy After WhatsApp Acquisition FTC to Facebook: Don’t Screw with User Privacy After WhatsApp Acquisition

Today, Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan and WhatsApp General Counsel Anne Hoge received a diplomatic, but pointed letter from Jessica Rich, the Federal Trade Commussion’s Bureau of Consumer Protection head. And the TL;DR version is this: don’t screw with …

Wearable Computing to Grow Quickly in the Years Ahead Wearable Computing to Grow Quickly in the Years Ahead

For almost one year now wearable computing has been the tech segment to watch. Though Apple’s rumored iWatch has not yet made an appearance both tech companies and apparel companies have found success with wrist-mounted computing devices. As head-worn gadgets …

T-Mobile Announces New 4G Tablet Deal T-Mobile Announces New 4G Tablet Deal

Though 4G tablets have been heavily marketed over the past two years, the devices still make up a relatively small portion of the overall tablet market. This is largely due to U.S. wireless carriers, which charge consumers extra device and …

Windows XP Death Did Fuel Some PC Spending Windows XP Death Did Fuel Some PC Spending

Windows XP is now officially dead. Earlier this week Microsoft officially ended support for the OS, which had become one of the most popular in history. PC manufacturers had hoped that the death of XP would fuel sales of new …

This Infographic Provides An Interesting History Of Web Design This Infographic Provides An Interesting History Of Web Design

Spending every day on the Internet, it’s sometimes easy to forget or to take for granted just how far the web has come, especially in terms of design. Don’t get me wrong. There are still plenty of embarrassing designs out …

T-Mobile Rolls Out Low-Priced “Simple Starter” Plan T-Mobile Rolls Out Low-Priced “Simple Starter” Plan

For the past year now T-Mobile has been rolling out offers that have forced the U.S. wireless industry into competition. Starting with its “JUMP!” plans and more recently with its offer to pay subscribers’ early termination fees, T-Mobile has led …

How To Make Videos Like Matt Cutts’ How To Make Videos Like Matt Cutts’

The latest “Webmaster Help” video from Google isn’t so much a webmaster help video, but a discussion about how they actually make these videos. It’s meant to give some advice to businesses who want to utilize online video more. There …

Two New Amazon Drama Pilots Begin Filming Two New Amazon Drama Pilots Begin Filming

Amazon has just made the official announcement that two new drama pilots have been greenlit for Amazon Studios’ third pilot season, in which Amazon unleashes a handful of new shows and uses viewer feedback to determine which ones stick. In …

Noam Chomsky Talks Internet, Natural Language Processing At Google Noam Chomsky Talks Internet, Natural Language Processing At Google

Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor & Pressor of Linguistics (Emeritus) at MIT, recently gave an “At Google” talk at Google, Cambridge. He discussed the Internet as a political platform, natural language processing, and a handful of other things. Google highlights the …

Texting and Driving Targeted in DoT’s First National Anti-Distracted Driving Ads Texting and Driving Targeted in DoT’s First National Anti-Distracted Driving Ads

Everyone can agree that any deaths that stem from distracted driving are tragic, but 3,328 in a single year? That’s just staggering. In light of these shocking numbers, the U.S. Department of Transportation is doing something they’ve never done before–run …

Google Starts To Put Enterprise Focus On Glass Google Starts To Put Enterprise Focus On Glass

It’s no surprise that Google wants to see Glass in use in the enterprise, and now the company is starting to focus some of its efforts there. Google is calling on enterprises to sign up to get involved with Google …

Mobile Payments to Hit $500 Billion This Year Mobile Payments to Hit $500 Billion This Year

As smartphones and tablets have quickly rose to prominence in the tech industry, retailers have readjusted their business models to take advantage of the mobile shopping opportunities the devices provide to consumers. Now revenues from mobile payments are rising to …

‘Mako Mermaids’ Season 2: Another Production Vlog Released [Netflix Originals] ‘Mako Mermaids’ Season 2: Another Production Vlog Released [Netflix Originals]

The second season of Mako Mermaids, one of the less talked about “Netflix originals,” is currently in production. It began shooting in December. Fans (of which there are apparently plenty) have been treated to a few production vlogs, which Jonathan …

Apple iWatch Could Arrive Before the Holidays Apple iWatch Could Arrive Before the Holidays

Over one year ago rumors surfaced that Apple was working on its own wrist-based computing device. Dubbed the “iWatch” by industry watchers, the device was expected to launch before the end of 2013. We know now that this did not …

Netflix’s ‘Marco Polo’ Begins Production Netflix’s ‘Marco Polo’ Begins Production

We learned about the upcoming Marco Polo series from Netflix last summer, but Netflix formally announced the project earlier this year. The first season will consist of ten episodes. Today, the Weinstein Company announced that production is now underway with …

Windows XP: How to Secure the Dead OS Windows XP: How to Secure the Dead OS

The day has finally arrived. Microsoft has been warning consumers for one year now that support for Windows XP will be ending, and at midnight EDT tonight the operating system will officially be dead to Microsoft. What does this mean …

‘Derek’ Season 2: Here’s A Deleted Scene And Outtakes ‘Derek’ Season 2: Here’s A Deleted Scene And Outtakes

It was just announced that Netflix will debut Derek: Season 2 on May 30th after it hits the UK’s Channel 4 on April 23rd. Creator and star Ricky Gervais shared a deleted scene and some outtakes on his Facebook Page: …

Curved TVs to See Limited Success This Year Curved TVs to See Limited Success This Year

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) ultra HD displays were featured at nearly every major tech manufacturer’s booth. The technology is predicted to begin taking off this year and should provide a much-need boost to the TV industry following …

‘Derek’ Season 2 Gets Netflix Release Date ‘Derek’ Season 2 Gets Netflix Release Date

The second season of Ricky Gervais’ Derek now has a Netflix release date, and it’s much earlier in the year than the first season’s. The show will return to Netflix on May 30th. Last year’s premiere was in September. The …

Microsoft Is About To End Windows XP Support Microsoft Is About To End Windows XP Support

The final countdown for Windows XP support is upon us (There’s literally a countdown. You can see it here). It’s had a good twelve-year run, but on April 8th, Microsoft will support the OS no more. This means there will …

The Micro Gets Affordable 3D Printing Right The Micro Gets Affordable 3D Printing Right

Making 3D printers more affordable has been an arduous task to say the least. The manufacturer of these devices either has to make them smaller, build them out of low quality components or even ship them in a kit that …