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Microsoft's latest move is a smackdown on Google AND Apple

Microsoft's latest move is a smackdown on Google AND Apple | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Microsoft is being super smart in adding Office features for iPad before it adds them to Windows.
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His Grandpa Kept Wandering Off Till His 15 Year Old Grandson Came Up With THIS

His Grandpa Kept Wandering Off Till His 15 Year Old Grandson Came Up With THIS | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
This boy's grandpa got Alzheimer's Disease, and began to wander around in the middle of the night. Until the 15 year old came up with this genius solution.
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From the love for his grandfather.....

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Why the 'Father of the Internet' Thinks You Should Print Out Your Photos

Why the 'Father of the Internet' Thinks You Should Print Out Your Photos | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Google executive warns that 21st century history may be lost.
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Scary thought....   Ya think it could happen?

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9 ways to lock down your iPhone or Android device before it goes missing

9 ways to lock down your iPhone or Android device before it goes missing | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
You know that icy stab of panic when you suddenly realize your Android phone or iPhone isn't where it should be? Don't have that feeling. Read this instead.
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I made some of the suggested changes and tried "find my phone" - it worked well, told me the iPad was still in the bedroom and the iPhone was right next to me in the office. (OK - just kidding - but it did locate them to the house address)

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Smart TV eavesdropping furor prompts Senator to quiz Samsung, LG on privacy

Smart TV eavesdropping furor prompts Senator to quiz Samsung, LG on privacy | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The Smart TVs are under a cloud for allegedly collecting voice data.
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If you have a smart TV in your bedroom, you seriously want to read this....oh heck, if you have one at all - have a look...

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Solar Energy Can Now Be Converted Into Liquid Fuel

Solar Energy Can Now Be Converted Into Liquid Fuel | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
That means its practical applications just got a whole lot wider.
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U.S. Navy railgun makes public debut

U.S. Navy railgun makes public debut | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The railgun, a futuristic electromagnetic weapon that can fire a projectile at seven times the speed of sound, makes its public debut at the the U.S. Navy's Science and Technology Expo. Katharine Jackson reports.
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Keeping Your Phone on Lock Down: App Awareness

Keeping Your Phone on Lock Down: App Awareness | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Keeping Your Phone on Lock Down: App Awareness
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Every time I read stuff like this the blood pressure goes up...  it is all about being spied on every minute of everyday. Then I take a deep breath and rationalize - if this were star-date 41209.2 we would be very used to it as a way of life. Yeap, we are headed where no man has gone before and that is the way it is going to be.... we are beyond the point of no return.

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Why is it called Windows 10 not Windows 9? | ExtremeTech

Why is it called Windows 10 not Windows 9? | ExtremeTech | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
When Microsoft announced its newest operating system, the surprise was not that it was coming, but that Windows would be skipping 9 and headed straight to 10. When asked about Windows 10's name, Microsoft didn't give a clear answer. So why, exactly, is Windows 10 getting the nod instead of 9?
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Email is 44 Years Old... - Webmag.co | Digital Resources for Net Professionals

Email is 44 Years Old... - Webmag.co | Digital Resources for Net Professionals | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Website Magazine's WebMag.co provides infographics, videos and more for 'Net professionals.
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It really is yo daddy's communication platform...     hmmm, before that - Pony Express, smoke signals....

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Verizon partner won’t stop using unkillable tracking cookies, refuses to honor its own opt-out requests [Updated] | ExtremeTech

Verizon partner won’t stop using unkillable tracking cookies, refuses to honor its own opt-out requests [Updated] | ExtremeTech | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
A new report from ProPublica highlights how advertising companies are piggybacking on Verizon's user tracking to create zombie cookies you can't delete -- no matter what.
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SpaceX Video Stirs Excitement for Falcon Heavy | Space | TechNewsWorld

SpaceX Video Stirs Excitement for Falcon Heavy | Space | TechNewsWorld | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
SpaceX on Thursday released a computer-generated animation demonstrating how the three Falcon 9 cores of its Falcon Heavy rocket, scheduled for launch later this year, would return to Earth. The boosters would land vertically at a selected site. The Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket in the world, being able to lift more than 53 metric tons, or 117,000 pounds, into low earth orbit.
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Destroying your hard drive is the only way to stop this super-advanced malware

Destroying your hard drive is the only way to stop this super-advanced malware | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The Equation Group's attack on hard-drive firmware is one of the most advanced ever discovered, Kaspersky Lab said
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Google offers free 2 GB of storage after 'security checkup'

Google offers free 2 GB of storage after 'security checkup' | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Google is doling out an extra 2 GB of Drive storage in exchange for customers performing a security checkup on their accounts.
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This would appear to be a good idea - I just completed mine (very short task).

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Future Flying Train that Will Blow your Mind (HD) - YouTube

Future Flying train that Will Blow your Mind (HD)
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will it ever fly?

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Worried about spying smart TVs? Try a home theater PC

Worried about spying smart TVs? Try a home theater PC | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
In the wake of revelations about eavesdropping Samsung and LG smart TVs, don't forget the wide world of HTPC options available.
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Anarchist hackers go to cyber war with ISIS

Anarchist hackers go to cyber war with ISIS | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The shadowy group is trying to dismantle ISIS's vast social media operation.
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Can't beat them - dismantle them....

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10 alternative carriers that can save you serious cash on your smartphone bill

10 alternative carriers that can save you serious cash on your smartphone bill | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
These mobile carriers piggyback off the big guys and save you some serious dough in the process.
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Why is European broadband faster and cheaper? Blame the government

Why is European broadband faster and cheaper? Blame the government | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Rick Karr is a journalist and frequent contributor to The Engadget Show.If you've stayed with friends who live in European cities, you've probably
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We're behind - again.....

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Uber plans to build self-driving cars at a robotics facility in Pittsburgh

Uber plans to build self-driving cars at a robotics facility in Pittsburgh | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Uber might have plans to make its own self-driving cars
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Adobe pushes critical Flash Player update to fix latest zero-day

Adobe pushes critical Flash Player update to fix latest zero-day | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Users with automatic updates enabled in Flash Player have already started receiving the new patch
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