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Microsoft’s Sway lets you share ideas on the web without any design skills

Sharing ideas on the web is tricky. You probably want something more persuasive than a social network update, but it's usually overkill to design a whole web page just to get your point across. Microsoft may have reached a happy balance between the.. ... [Published Engadget - 4 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 33 mins ago - 2 reports

UK government swaps paper car tax discs for its vast camera network

The paper car tax disc has had a very good innings, but it's finally come to the end of its life . Presented proudly by UK motorists for more than 90 years, those circular bits of paper have today officially been replaced by an electronic register. What ... [Published Engadget - 9 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 52 mins ago - 2 reports

Tesco's looking to sell or close its Blinkbox streaming service

When supermarket giant Tesco announced it was closing its free Clubcard TV streaming service , it didn't come as much of a surprise. However, bigger changes could be afoot, after the Financial Times caught wind of the company's plans to get out of the ... [Published Engadget - 6 hours ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Beats sues headphone startup CEO for saying he's a co-founder

Beats isn't happy that ROAM CEO Steven Lamar is taking credit for co-founding its headphone business and demanding extra royalties -- it's firing back with a lawsuit of its own . The Apple-owned company claims that Lamar "deliberately misrepresented" ... [Published Engadget - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Startup, Lawsuit, Complaints
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Google+ now lets you lock down posts based on age and location

So, making your Google+ posts available for viewing only to people in your circles isn't enough. Maybe you routinely post risque stuff you don't want minors to see, or things you'd rather share only with your countrymen. It doesn't matter what your reason ... [Published Engadget - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Social Network
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

California limits schools’ social media monitoring

In California , school officials are now required to be more transparent when tracking a student's online activity . Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill earlier this week requiring parents to be notified when a school is peering at their kids' online activity. ... [Published Engadget - 2 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Uber for Business now automatically expenses taxis in 45 countries

The nice thing about traveling for work is that you can hop in a taxi without worrying about the cost since, after all, you're not picking up the tab. The downside of that privilege is that, about a week or two after that, you'll have to sit down and ... [Published Engadget - 5 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Google triples max bounty for Chrome bugs to make the browser safer for users

Google has long been rewarding anyone who can dig up Chrome browser bugs with a nice amount of cash, but the longer the reward program runs, the harder it is to find vulnerabilities. Thus, Mountain View's upping the max reward a dedicated bounty hunter ... [Published Engadget - 3 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Paranoid? You can destroy this SSD simply by texting it

In the age of Snowden and the NSA, no method of data protection is apparently too kooky for consideration. Exhibit 'A' is a new SSD drive from a company called SecureDrives (after the break). It has features like you'd expect like 256-bit hardware level ... [Published Engadget - 4 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

JibJab is back with a personalized GIF maker

Wise to the fact that even your mom is over animated e-cards, a denizen of an internet past is trying to reinvent itself. JibJab -- which rose to fame a a purveyor of political satire and " Starring You " video gift cards -- is today launching JibJab ... [Published Engadget - 5 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

Garmin's multi-sport GPS watch now talks to your phone

Garmin's GPS watch lineup has had an imbalance as of late; while more modest athletes have had luxuries like color displays and phone integration , you've had to make do with monochrome and old-school PC syncing if you need multi-sport wristwear like ... [Published Engadget - 6 hours ago]
Entities: Garmin Ltd, Oxygen, Fitness
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

​Deezer's web interface has been redesigned to look more like a tablet app

Excited to take advantage of Deezer's ad-free desktop streaming , but prefer the look of the service's tablet app? You're in luck: the company just gave its web interface a visual overhaul, conveniently inspired by its own tablet interface . The new design ... [Published Engadget - 9 hours ago]
Entities: Deezer

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...outside firm to monitor Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds in 2013 -- without informing students or their parents that they were being watched. "I believe that as the world changes and this type of monitoring becomes more commonplace, legislation like this is critical to protecting the privacy of our children" said California State Assemblyman Mike Gatto. Glendale Unified says it doesn't keep posts that it's alerted to via the monitoring service
"I think the roots of all of this are in smoking," he says. "These people were like me. They'd given up smoking and they'd smoked for years and it was so hard to give up smoking, and they become obsessed because it takes their minds off cigarettes. Some of them collect the things. They just buy them because they want them. It becomes a hobby to them. And that's fine; anything that keeps them off cigarettes is good."
...Al Franken said regarding StealthGenie and the arrest of its CEO. "Currently, there is no federal law banning the secret collection of location data. That's why we need to pass my legislation to ban stalking apps once and for all."
Stuart Levinson, who's the CEO and co-founder of TalkTo, explains that this is to avoid you having to make multiple calls. "It's about getting you the answer you need more quickly, before you even need to ask."

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