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Nintendo 3DS Finally Hacked After 3 Years On The Shelvesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  It’s been well over 3 years since the Nintendo 3DS hit the shelves — and in that time, the device has proven itself remarkably resistant to hacking and modification. Until now. This evening, a hacker going by Smealum released an exploit that seems to allow 3DS owners to run unauthorized code — or “homebrew”, as it’s known — on their devices. (IT news)

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Corning introduces us to Gorilla Glass 4view story

http://www.talkandroid.com –   Corning has just unveiled a tougher, thinner, clearer version of its incredibly popular Gorilla Glass panel. (IT news)

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Airbnb Rolls Out Million-Dollar Liability Insurance Program For Hostsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Airbnb today announced an additional liability insurance program that will provide U.S. hosts with up to $1 million worth of protection in the case a guest is accidentally injured anywhere in a host’s building or on their property during their stay. (IT news)

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Sony giving three free films to Xperia Z3 device ownersview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – There is no better time for Sony to be in a giving mood. Owners of the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact can pickup three films from Sony’s Columbia Pictures. The three films are The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Captain Phillips, and Ghostbusters. The freebies are region-locked unfortunately. (IT news)

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Senator Al Franken Asks Uber’s CEO Tough Questions On User Privacyview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Senator Al Franken, Chairman of the Subcommittee On Privacy, Technology, and the Law, has posted a public letter to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick in which he addresses many of the claims made over the past few days that the company has consistently compromised user privacy as a matter of course. (IT news)

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IO, The Natural-Language Social Concierge For Restaurants, Launches Private Beta In NYCview story

http://techcrunch.com –  IO, one of our European Disrupt Battlefield companies from this year, is today expanding across the pond to open up the beta to New Yorkers. The company developed a product that lets you ask about restaurants in a chat conversation that easily recognizes and speaks in natural language. (IT news)

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Linux Tablet Developer Crowdfunds Mobile App Tools for Ubuntu, Android, iOSview story

http://thevarguy.com – An outfit called the Demski Group has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support development of MAGE, a platform for building mobile apps without having to write code. read more (IT news)

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Google adds Nexus 9 factory image for LRX21R updateview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – The Nexus 9 is getting another update (LRX21R), which should clean up some bugs. As usual, it will take at least a week to hit all devices, so the impatient types can download and install the factory image, which Google posted earlier today. If you need help flashing it, you can check out our full instructions here. (IT news)

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iOS App Launches Nearly Double That Of Android; Apps Used For Twice As Longview story

http://techcrunch.com –  If there’s one thing that remains consistent about the differences between iOS and Android users, it’s that the former seem to install, engage with and pay for more mobile applications. (IT news)

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Music Hardware Maker ROLI Acquires JUCE, A Key Music Industry Frameworkview story

http://techcrunch.com –  ROLI, which makes the innovative Seaboard Grand, a completely new type of keyboard musical instrument, has acquired JUCE, a long-time C++ framework which has, over the last few years, come to be used by most of the leading audio companies such as Korg, Pioneer, Arturia, Akai Professional, and M-Audio. Terms were not disclosed. (IT news)

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Two Minutes With TechCrunch! 3PM Today At The Entrance To #Slush14view story

http://techcrunch.com –  Given that there are 14,000 people at the Slush startup conference in Helsinki, making meeting with people is tough, so if you want to grab 2 minutes with a TechCrunch Editor (me) at the event, you can come and meet me at the Entrance to the venue, just inside. I will just sit in one place and not move. (IT news)

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Samsung Galaxy Core Prime for Boost Mobile slides through the FCCview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – A new device from Samsung arrived at the FCC within the last twenty-four hours, showing it is destined for Boost Mobile. The model number for the device is SM-G360P. This is expected to be United States version of the Galaxy Core Prime. The specifications for the Galaxy Core Prime are on the low-end. The price stays low to remain an entry-level handset for customers. (IT news)