"WSJ: Google Is Making an Android Video Game Console and Smartwatch" Gizmodo 7:05 PM
"Mars rover Curiosity captures 1.3-gigapixel panorama of the Red Planet" ExtremeTech 4:09 PM
"MIT startup offers highly engineered dress socks: Humble dress socks get a high-tech overhaul thanks to advanced engineering and 3D knitting processes." CNET News 12:27 PM
"European internet 'running 25% slower than advertised'" BBC 11:24 AM
"Amazon opens up Kindle Worlds Store, for all your licensed fan fic needs" Engadget 11:07 AM
"Amazon opens Kindle Worlds fan fiction bookstore: The new online bookstore will offer commissioned works based on existing TV series, books, comics, and music." CNET News 10:40 AM
"Samsung Starts Selling Curved OLED TVs: Top TV Maker Looks to Cement Lead; Sets $13,000 Price Tag" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:15 AM
"'Roam if you want to' - EU lowers mobile fees for summer" Reuters 10:13 AM
"Yahoo News gets a facelift to become 'more personal': New features of the redesign include easier navigation, a customizable content stream, and faster loading of articles." CNET News 10:40 AM
"Yahoo News Gets A Makeover, But The Bigger Improvements Are Under The Hood" TechCrunch 9:40 AM
"In Japan, robots could be man's next best friend" Quartz 8:29 AM
"Verizon hits 500 LTE markets as focus shifts to coverage over speed: The carrier, which is 'substantially complete' with its 4G rollout, may be the leader in breadth of coverage, but it's no longer the fastest network. That doesn't matter as much, says Verizon Wireless' network exec" CNET News 8:21 AM
"Verizon 4G LTE reaches 500th market, initial network build-out now complete" Engadget 8:18 AM
"Visualized: The $15,000 Westinghouse 4K Whiteboard" Engadget 7:44 AM
"Google Now comes closer to Chrome, shares TV show info: The Android version of Google's notification system can reveal background about TV you're watching, and Google is wiring Now up to Chrome, too." CNET News 7:37 AM
"Pandora calls artist royalties flap an orchestrated 'lie': Co-founder Tim Westergren charges the RIAA with running a 'misinformation campaign' and denies lobbying for an 85 percent reduction in artist royalties." CNET News 7:36 AM
"28Tbps undersea fiber backed by Google, China Telecom, NEC goes live: The 8,900 kilometer fiber cable system connects Japan, China, Singapore and the Philippines" Computerworld 7:34 AM
"Leef's Bridge USB flash drive lets you share files between your smartphone and computer" Engadget 7:30 AM
"Amazon's AutoRip expands to the UK, pairs free MP3s with CDs and records" The Verge 7:40 AM
"Amazon AutoRip reaches Europe, provides free MP3s for bought albums" Electronista 7:28 AM
"Facebook boosts #hashtag presence with mobile: The social network gets hashtag heavy: rolling out hashtags for mobile, along with related hashtags." CNET News 9:28 PM
"Facebook recruiting Android users for to test its app: The social network utilizes Google Play's new beta testing program to turn users into Android app testers who can report bugs and crashes immediately to Facebook." CNET News 2:19 PM
"Facebook's road to clean power will be a long one" GigaOM 12:27 PM
"Thailand is buying record numbers of smartphones, but it's Facebook that people really want" Quartz 7:37 AM
"Researcher nets $20K for finding serious Facebook flaw: The problem, now fixed, could have allowed anyone to take over a person's account" Computerworld 7:27 AM
"HTC One, Galaxy S4 'Google Play Editions' now available in US: 0" Electronista 7:28 AM
"What will money look like in space? PayPal wants to find out" GigaOM 7:31 AM
"PayPal eyes opportunities in outer space: The payments processor is looking at opportunities in an age of space tourism" Computerworld 7:27 AM
"PayPal says outer space is its next frontier: Space tourism is expected explode in popularity over the coming years. How will space travelers pick up a drink at the space hotel bar or pay for a dune buggy ride on the moon? PayPal says it will have an answer." CNET News 7:36 AM
"Interplanetary Payments? 'Paypal Galactic' Initiative To Prep Space-Based Payment System. No, Really." Digital Trends 8:44 AM
"Twitter wants to make a 'DVR mode' for live TV events, offer delayed Twitter streams" Engadget 7:28 AM
"Sony launches RX100M2, makes the best pocket-sized camera even better" The Verge 7:41 AM
"Microsoft makes Azure Mobile Services, Web Sites generally available/Summary: Microsoft is moving more of its Windows Azure services from preview to general availability. The latest: Azure Mobile Services and Azure Web Sites." ZDNet 2:02 PM
"How to use Azure's new connectivity features: Microsoft's beefed up the cloud software's networking and infrastructure options." Computerworld 7:34 AM
"Microsoft no longer charges developers to patch their Xbox 360 games" Eurogamer 7:26 AM
"Turkey seeks to tighten control over Twitter" BBC 11:24 AM
"Guardian: NSA still collecting Americans' online data under Obama administration" Engadget 11:07 AM
"Top EU court says printers can be taxed to compensate rights holders: Canon, Epson, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Kyocera and Xerox may have to hand over information on printers sold since 2001" Computerworld 10:29 AM
"EFF sues FBI over facial-recognition records: The civil liberties group wants details on the FBI's efforts to build a new biometric database" Computerworld 10:30 AM
"IRS Puts Open Source Projects Under Microscope, Spawns Nonprofit Black Hole" Wired Magazine 7:40 AM
"WikiLeaks Volunteer Was a Paid Informant for the FBI" Wired 7:40 AM
"Secret court lifts veil, slightly, on Google, Microsoft lawsuits: A Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge breaks with tradition by taking a tiny step toward more openness in lawsuits brought by Google and Microsoft. They're trying to clear their names." CNET News 7:37 AM
"Patent troll that sues public transit systems gets hauled into court" Ars Technica 7:17 AM
"U.S. Stocks Rise on Upbeat Data Fed Speakers Stress Central Bank Is Unlikely to Pare Stimulus Before Economy Is Ready" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:06 PM
"Asia Markets: Japan, Korea stocks rally amid Fed hopes/Japanese and South Korean stocks jumped Thursday on hopes the Federal Reserve will maintain its bond purchases for longer, while mainland Chinese shares continued to drop amid worries over policy outlook." MarketWatch 8:05 AM
"Europe Markets: Europe stocks mostly up, chemicals off/Most European stocks traded higher on Thursday, following on from global equity gains, though the major indexes were flat as broker downgrades in the chemical sector hit several stocks, while Subsea 7 SA tumbled on an earnings update." MarketWatch 8:05 AM
"Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:32 PM
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