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Cyanogen CEO calls out Samsung on OS designview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – YU Digital, the baby of Micromax’s, launched a mid-range device that’s being advertised as the Zeus of phones. The phone sports a 5.5-inch 720p display, a 64-bit Snapdragon 615, 2GB of RAM, a 5 MP front facing camera in tandem with a 13 MP rear shooter. It will also pack dual-sim slots, 4G LTE, and a 2,500 mAh battery. (IT news)

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Facebook Messenger Shows Its New Speed With FacePile Read Receiptsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Milliseconds make a difference when it comes to chat. The less lag, the more it feels like being in the same room. But with texting, we lost the cues like nods and “mmhmm”s that tell you someone heard what you said. (IT news)

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Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Capitulation May Prevent Further Leaksview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Sony Pictures might be spared further embarrassment resulting from future data dumps, according to emails received by Sony executives today. (IT news)

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This Board Lets You Give Any Arduino Project Predator-Style Heat Visionview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Up until the last few years, heat sensing cameras — think Predator vision — were a thing that pretty much only the Army and the super-rich got to play with. Then FLiR figured out how to make the required sensors tiny and (relatively) cheap, and the whole idea became considerably more accessible. Hell, you can get heat vision in an iPhone case now. (IT news)

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Tesla To Begin Model S Battery Swap Pilot Program Next Weekview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Tesla showed off its upcoming battery swapping technology for the Model S electric vehicle last year, which would let users change out their battery rather than charging when on the road for a quick fill-up that’s speedier than actually refuelling a standard car’s gas tank. (IT news)

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GamerGate Harassment Of Zoe Quinn Stoops To New Lowview story

http://techcrunch.com –  GamerGate has not bottomed out quite yet. The pent up rage of a group of disenfranchised misogynists has found a new digital outlet for harassing one of their targets, games developer Zoe Quinn, in the form of Amazon Kindle e-books. Read More (IT news)

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Facebook Launches Separate “Stickered” For Messenger App That Lets You Paste Images On Your Photosview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Today Facebook is releasing a new app called “Stickered” For Messenger that lets you pick a photo, resize and paste a Facebook Sticker on top, and send it to friends. “Stickers and photos are two of the most popular ways that people express themselves on Messenger. This is a fun experiment to see how people combine the two” the company tells me. (IT news)

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The FBI Blames North Korea For Sony Hackview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The FBI has officially put the blame on the North Korean government for the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack which resulted in the theft of mass amounts of personal and commercial data, as well as the shut down of Sony Pictures work computers. A group calling itself the “Guardians of Peace” had claimed responsibility. (IT news)

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IBM Channel Chief: Apple Enterprise Mobility Deal Good for Channel Partnersview story

http://thevarguy.com – IBM's channel chief wants the vendor's partners to embrace the opportunities its enterprise mobility deal with Apple offers them. Content Classification:  Curated read more (IT news)

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Canary Home Security System Has Finally Started Shippingview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Canary, the $250, all-in-one home security system that caught the attention of our hearts and minds back in 2013, has finally started shipping. The device launched on Indiegogo back in July of 2013, with a goal of $100,000. By the time the campaign had ended, Canary had amassed nearly $2 million in pre-orders. (IT news)

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Canonical’s “Snappy Ubuntu” Lands On AWSview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Canonical’s stripped down “Snappy” edition of Ubuntu Core is now available on Amazon’s AWS cloud computing platform. If you’ve followed along over the last few weeks, that’s not a major surprise. Snappy first launched on Microsoft Azure at the beginning of this month and then arrived on Google’s Compute Engine platform earlier this week. (IT news)

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Obama Says Sony Made A Mistake In Canceling “The Interview” Releaseview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Disagree with Sony’s decision to pull The Interview from theaters? So does President Barack Obama. In a statement during a press conference this afternoon, President Obama said: “I am sympathetic to the concerns that [Sony] faced. Having said all that, yes, they made a mistake. (IT news)