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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Checked 12:40 PM; Last Updated 12:25 PM CDT; 17:25 GMT


General Interest
  • "PS4 firmware update hit with widespread bug: PlayStation 4 users who have updated to firmware version 2.00 report that putting the system into 'Rest Mode' prevents the console from reawakening." CNET 12:24 PM
  • "Drupal: If you weren't quick to patch, assume your site was hacked/Drupal site owners who failed to rapidly deploy a recent critical patch were advised to restore their sites from backups" Computerworld New Zealand 12:01 PM
  • "Zuckerberg sees '50 to 100 million' Oculus units sold in next decade: Facebook head envisions long-term path to VR becoming 'a new major computing platform.'" Ars Technica 12:01 PM
  • "Ebay Founder's $250m media venture loses top reporter/Summary: It might be time for a pivot to save the troubled venture..." ZDNet 9:43 AM
  • "China's Baidu Calls Mobile Top Priority, as Q3 Revenue Falls Short" Re/code 8:25 AM
  • "Facebook Stock Dips 16 Percent in Two Days on Outlook" eWeek 8:00 AM
  • "Samsung will 'fundamentally reform' its smartphones after dire earnings report" The Verge 8:28 AM
  • "Samsung Q3 profits dive 60 percent as smartphone business falters: Firm suffers at hands of Chinese manufacturers and Apple's iPhone 6" The Inquirer 8:03 AM
  • "Samsung's Q3 profit nosedives, stock soars" BGR 7:45 AM
  • "Samsung Q3 net profit tumbles by 49%/Summary: The release of the Galaxy Note 4 did not save Samsung from a 49 percent tumble in net profit for the third quarter of 2014, with the tech giant pointing to increased smartphone competition and reduced sale prices for older phones." ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "Sony shuffles management of ailing mobile division/Summary: Sony's mobile unit is due to be led by a new director as the company attempts to turn the failing business around." ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "Nestlé to use humanoid robot salesmen in Japan" Neowin 8:07 AM
  • "New report may reveal on-contract pricing for Google's Nexus 6" BGR 12:01 PM
  • "Google Play Books' new reading mode lets you browse and skim nonfiction ebooks faster" Gigaom 12:02 PM
  • "Google Play Books Updated To Make It A Better eReader For Students, Chefs, And Others Who Read Huge Books" TechCrunch 11:54 AM
  • "Google makes Play Books more student friendly" Engadget 10:37 AM
  • "New Google Wallet V7.0 with Material Design APK Download" Among Tech 9:23 AM
  • "Google AI project apes memory, programs (sort of) like a human: Neural Turing Machines attempt to emulate the brain's short-term memory" IDG News Service 7:49 AM
  • "CurrentC System Attacked Soon After Some Merchants Block Apple Pay" eWeek 8:00 AM
  • "Nintendo Makes Its First Profit in Four Years" TG Daily 8:29 AM
  • "Nintendo's first 'non-wearable' is a sleep-tracking device: Mysterious 'quality of life' initiative takes shape" The Verge 8:29 AM
  • "Nintendo targets new health business with sleep sensor: Contactless device would send data to the cloud for analysis and show users' fatigue levels" IDG News Service 7:49 AM
  • "Nintendo working with ResMed on non-contact sleep tracking device" Electronista 7:59 AM