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Hello Barbie: Too Much Of A Chatty Kathy?

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Mattel’s new Hello Barbie is too much of a Chatty Kathy. So claims The Campaign For a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC). The group has even posted a petition to prevent the toy (priced at 74.99) from hitting store shelves this fall. ...

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Why Did Apple Make The Apple Watch? — ‘The Why’

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why.  “Why did Apple make the Apple Watch?” Good question. (Besides, it beats answering—well, let’s be honest, it beats answering any awkward questions about bathroom parts or personal hygiene. Yeesh!) For those of ...

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Samsung Opens Milk Music Player To Everyone Through The Web


Milk Music has been presented as an application used only for Samsung smartphones, TVs, tablets and SmartWatches, however since Monday, it will be accessible for any client who has a browser. Users have to create a free account on the ...

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FREAK Affects Apple, Google And Microsoft


According to a security advisory Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft Corporation, Apple and Google products are not the only ones vulnerable to FREAK (Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys) attack technique. The weakness originates from an out of date US government legislation that ...

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Chrysler Recalling More Than 700,000 Minivans And SUVs

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Chrysler is recalling more than 700,000 minivans and SUVs for a second time because of faulty ignition switches. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 702,578 SUVs and minivans to fix defective ignition switches that can unexpectedly turn off the engine, according to ...

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Autonomous Vehicles Could Be The Biggest Safety Innovator Ever

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Autonomous Vehicles: So many things in life, the future of driving is automated. We’ve known this for some time. But as carmakers and tech companies tinker away crafting the future of autonomous transportation, we’re only beginning to foresee the benefits ...

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Suicide Prevention: Facebook Introduces New Tools To Help A Friend

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Suicide Prevention and Facebook: You can now and more easily help save the lives of friends who might appear distressed, through a new updated Facebook feature. The troubled poster will then receive a message from Facebook saying that someone was ...

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Yandex: Russian Probe Targets Google For Anticompetitive Practices

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Yandex (Russian search giant) accused Google of anticompetitive mobile shenanigans, and the country’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service has already leapt into action. The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service said it opened the probe in response to a complaint from Russia’s biggest Internet firm, Yandex NV, ...

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Why Pay More Money For Internet Privacy? — ‘The Why’

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why.  “Why pay more money for internet privacy?” you ask?  Good question. (Besides, it beats answering the question: “Why are girls on Craig’s List always looking for men who will give them ‘flowers’ ...

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Apple To Release First New I-Device In 5 Years

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First announced by Tim Cook on September 9, 2015, Apple’s Apple Watch is expected to make its official debut in April. A new research report Tuesday said as many as 20 million watches are expected to sell in its first ...

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