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KDE Frameworks 5 Beta 3 Gets More Improvementsview story

http://news.softpedia.com – The KDE Community has announced that KDE Frameworks 5 Beta 3 has been released, bringing the entire project closer to the final version.A new development version of KDE Frameworks 5 is now out and the developers are making great progress. (IT news)

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Black Lab Linux 5.0.1 Moves Towards the Mac OS X Look and Away from Windowsview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Black Lab Linux 5.0.1, a distribution that aims to rival Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows, has been released and is now available for download. Black Lab Linux is a distribution designed for general desktop and power users that comes with a lot of applications and features. Some changes have been made since the previous release and the developers have adopted a slightly more Mac OS X-like look. (IT news)

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Wavii Founder Leaves Googleview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Lots of Google executives are at the Re/Code Code conference in Rancho Palos Verdes this week. But at least one of them won’t be a Google executive for very much longer. Wavii founder Adrian Aoun is leaving the search company, a little more than a year after the $30 million acquisition of his content aggregation startup, in order to start a second company. (IT news)

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Google reveals new self-driving car sans car partsview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Earlier this week we got a sneak peek at where Google is headed with their Android in the Car initiative. Google doesn’t plan to stop there though as that interface is a short term solution until the company can get their self-driving cars deployed. (IT news)

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Java Doesn't Work on Linux Google Chrome 35, Downgrade Requiredview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Google considers that GTK+ is no longer meeting its requirements and decided to push its own solution for Google Chrome, in the form of Aura. The heralded GTK+x replacement for the Chrome browser has a downside for the Linux users, which are now forced to downgrade to an older version. When Google decided to replace GTK+ with Aura, the immediate consequences were not obvious from the start. (IT news)

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ANTVR Is An Open-Source, Cross-Platform Virtual Reality Gaming Kitview story

http://techcrunch.com –  A hardware startup called ANTVR Technology has created an open-source, cross-platform virtual reality gaming set that works with games made for Oculus Rift, Xbox, Playstation, iOS, Android, and other platforms. Read More (IT news)

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9 Tech Firms Receive Perfect Scores In EFF Ranking Concerning Data Protection From The Governmentview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Apple, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Dropbox were each awarded perfect scores in the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) yearly scoring of major tech companies’ practices when it comes to protecting user data from government eyes. The six companies posted various improvements in the year interval regarding their work to defend user privacy. (IT news)

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Marketing Exec Ivy Ross Is The New Head Of Google Glassview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Some significant HR changes at Google Glass we're hearing. First off is the departure of lead electrical engineer Adrian Wong, to competing facecomputer Oculus. Second off is the bringing on of Art.com's Chief Marketing Officer Ivy Ross to head the division. (IT news)

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Madesquare Turns Square Pictures Into Home Decor Objectsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  You’re reading TechCrunch. So you’re probably heard of FourSquare. Well, now there’s Madesquare, and, well, other than having square in the name there’s no resemblance. This is an app which takes square photos. (IT news)

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Here’s The FCC’s Language Asking For Comment On Banning “Pay-For-Priority Service”view story

http://techcrunch.com –  After much sturm und drang, the Federal Communications Commission this morning voted to proceed on a set of controversial net neutrality rules. The proposed regulations now enter a four month comment period. Expect there to be shouting. This morning the FCC voted to move forward with a set of proposed rules to collect public response. (IT news)