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After 10 years: What's next for Facebook?

After 10 years: What's next for Facebook?

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After 10 years, Facebook has etched itself out as the premiere social network on the planet. People have found it the prime place to connect with family and friends, share photos, message and brag about life accomplishments to former schoolmates.  But... >>

Who is Satya Nadella? The new Microsoft CEO

Who is Satya Nadella? The new Microsoft CEO

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Microsoft's CEO search is finally over: Satya Nadella is the new Microsoft CEO starting today. Nadella, who until yesterday served as Microsoft's executive vice-president of the Cloud and Enterprise group, is not a widely known name across tech media... >>

Grand Theft Auto V biggest video game of 2013, selling 32.5 million units

Grand Theft Auto V biggest video game of 2013, selling 32.5 million units

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Take-Two Interactive, the firm behind Rockstar Games, has revealed Grand Theft Auto V was the best-selling video game of 2013, citing NPD research data. Rockstar Games sold a whopping 32.5 million copies of Grand Theft Auto V during the year, boosting... >>

Samsung schedules Unpacked 5 event for 24 February, Galaxy S5 unveil hinted

Samsung schedules Unpacked 5 event for 24 February, Galaxy S5 unveil hinted

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Samsung has revealed it will be holding its first Unpacked event of 2014 on 24 February in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress. The company sent an invitation to members of the media on Monday. Samsung's Unpacked events are typically used for its big product... >>

Valve announces Steam Music for you to jam while gaming

Valve announces Steam Music for you to jam while gaming

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Valve has announced that a Steam Music feature is coming soon to SteamOS and Steam Big Picture mode. It will first launch as a beta, where participants will be "invited in waves" until the feature goes lives for all gamers.  Steam Music will allow gamers... >>

Google opens Chromecast platform to all developers, more supported apps coming

Google opens Chromecast platform to all developers, more supported apps coming

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Google announced on Monday that it's opening the Chromecast software development kit to all developers. This means you should expect a ton of apps supporting Chromecast very soon.  Google is making it easy for developers to integrate Chromecast support,... >>

Facebook on Paper app: No plans for international release, iPad or Android app

Facebook on Paper app: No plans for international release, iPad or Android app

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Facebook has confirmed to Pocket-lint that its new content discovery app Paper won't be released for the iPad, Android or international users at this time.   The Paper app, released for iPhone on Monday in the US, re-envisions how content is viewed on... >>

Samsung to unveil revamped S Health app with new version of TouchWiz on Galaxy S5

Samsung to unveil revamped S Health app with new version of TouchWiz on Galaxy S5

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Samsung has plans to update its S Health app in the new version of TouchWiz that will ship with the Galaxy S5, according to screenshots leaked by SamMobile. The new S Health app carries similar functionality to the version released in 2012, but features... >>

Samsung 'planning new Windows Phone for Verizon'

Samsung 'planning new Windows Phone for Verizon'

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Samsung and Verizon are pairing up for a new Windows Phone stateside, according to EvLeaks. The handset is said to carry model number SM-W750V with a codename "Huron". Given Samsung's strong Android devotion, it will be the manufacturer's first Windows... >>

Google Now notification cards land in Chrome beta

Google Now notification cards land in Chrome beta

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Google has updated the beta version of its Chrome browser for Mac and Windows with Google Now notification cards. Google Now was launched on Android 4.1 as a personal assistant to track calendar appointments, flight information, emails, news, sports scores,... >>

The Simpsons House Lego now available to buy, Homer and the gang for £179

The Simpsons House Lego now available to buy, Homer and the gang for £179

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Get ready Simpsons fans, for after much waiting, The Simpsons Lego is now available on Lego Shop. The Simpsons House set, available for $199/£179, lets fans build the Simpsons' familiar Springfield home with a detachable roof, modular design, car with... >>

HTC M8 tipped for March unveil in New York, without capacitive buttons

HTC M8 tipped for March unveil in New York, without capacitive buttons

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The successor to HTC's One flagship is expected to have a late-March unveil in New York, according to EvLeaks.  The new handset, which carries the HTC M8 codename internally, is one of the most highly anticipated devices of 2014. If EvLeaks is to be... >>

Apple reportedly testing wireless charging, curved display for iWatch

Apple reportedly testing wireless charging, curved display for iWatch

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Apple doesn't want you to just plug in the iWatch through a Lightning cable - that's so 2013. The Cupertino-based technology company is looking into induction charging for its upcoming smartwatch product, according to the New York Times. The wireless... >>

Facebook testing Graph Search on its iOS and Android apps, as mobile becomes king

Facebook testing Graph Search on its iOS and Android apps, as mobile becomes king

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Facebook has begun to test its Graph Search product within its iOS and Android applications, the company has confirmed. The change was first noticed by Mashable reporter Seth Fiegerman, who tweeted a screenshot of the interface that looks very similar... >>

Pebble appstore launching Monday on iOS, coming to Android 'very soon' after

Pebble appstore launching Monday on iOS, coming to Android 'very soon' after

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Pebble has confirmed to Pocket-lint that its Pebble appstore will be launching to iOS users on Monday, 3 February at 10am PST.  The Pebble appstore was first announced in December 2013, and shown off in-depth at CES 2014 in January alongside the new... >>

Sprint becomes first US carrier to push Android 4.4.2 KitKat to HTC One

Sprint becomes first US carrier to push Android 4.4.2 KitKat to HTC One

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Sprint has become the first carrier in the US to push Android 4.4.2 KitKat to the HTC One, following promises from HTC to have it out to all users by the end of January.  The upgrade is available for download by Sprint customers, by accessing Settings... >>

Apple iOS 8, iWatch said to focus on health and fitness tracking with help of new Healthbook app

Apple iOS 8, iWatch said to focus on health and fitness tracking with help of new Healthbook app

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Apple's release of iOS 8 later this year will focus on mobile healthcare and fitness tracking, according to 9to5mac. Health is said to be the software's headline feature, along with an iWatch product that will feature health-tracking sensors. iOS 8 won't... >>

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 3 Neo, featuring 5.5-inch display and S-Pen

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 3 Neo, featuring 5.5-inch display and S-Pen

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Samsung Poland has officially taken the wraps off the rumoured Galaxy Note 3 Neo, its cheaper phablet aimed at customers on a budget. The Neo will be shipping globally in February, in black, white and green, and in both 3G and LTE+ versions. The handset... >>

Hackers gain access to Yahoo Mail accounts, prompts password reset

Hackers gain access to Yahoo Mail accounts, prompts password reset

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Hackers have gained access to the accounts of some Yahoo Mail users, after a "co-ordinated effort", Yahoo's Jay Rossiter said on Thursday.  Yahoo believes hackers gained access through a third-party database, and not through its own systems. It has reset... >>

Microsoft offering $100 trade-in for PS3 owners to buy Xbox One

Microsoft offering $100 trade-in for PS3 owners to buy Xbox One

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Microsoft is hoping to entice PlayStation 3 owners to switch to the Xbox platform in a "Ditch your PS3" promotion running until 2 March. Instead of  takng your PlayStation 3 to eBay, Microsoft wants to have it. If you take a PlayStation 3 in working... >>

Windows 8.1 update may bypass Metro interface by default when booting

Windows 8.1 update may bypass Metro interface by default when booting

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Microsoft is planning a Windows 8.1 Update 1 that will bypass the Metro interface at boot by default, according to The Verge. The move will put users directly into the desktop interface, seen as more welcoming for mouse and keyboard users. Russian website... >>

Microsoft's next CEO is reportedly Satya Nadella

Microsoft's next CEO is reportedly Satya Nadella

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Microsoft's next CEO is Satya Nadella, currently the chief of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group, according to Bloomberg. Nadella is being considered a strong choice because of his technical background and familiarity with Microsoft, having been... >>

Google's Q4 2013 earnings show $16.86bn revenue, continued Motorola loss

Google's Q4 2013 earnings show $16.86bn revenue, continued Motorola loss

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Google has released its Q4 2013 earnings, reporting $16.86 billion in revenue, up 17 per cent compared to Q4 2012, and $3.38 billion in net income, up from $2.89 billion in Q4 2012.  Most telling, it was revealed Motorola lost $384 million for Google... >>

Red Nexus 5 said to launch on 4 February through Google Play

Red Nexus 5 said to launch on 4 February through Google Play

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The red Nexus 5 will be launching to customers through Google Play on 4 February, according to an internal listing at Sprint obtained by Android Police. The listing is alerting Sprint employees, so they're not thrown off by the new colour version if a... >>

Nintendo planning DS titles on Wii U GamePad, non-wearable health monitors

Nintendo planning DS titles on Wii U GamePad, non-wearable health monitors

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Nintendo has outlined its plan to get its mojo back after multiple quarters of slowing Wii U sales, at an investor meeting in Tokyo on Thursday. The company started by reiterating that it won't be releasing its games for smartphones, and won't be ditching... >>