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  • New “orphan works” rule in UK makes millions of creative works available for public display

    30 October 2014, 11:55 am by: Jeff Roberts

    The UK government is trying a new approach to the orphan works problem that it says will make more than 91 million painting and books available to the public.
  • How Google’s latest moonshot could change human health

    30 October 2014, 11:33 am by: signebrewster

    Google is determining what exactly it means to be a healthy human being, which could redefine health as a spectrum instead of black and white. It is developing a wristband and…
  • Why Android app makers are going to love users saying “OK Google”

    30 October 2014, 11:31 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    One of the arguably best features of Android is getting friendly with third-party apps. Simply by adding a few lines of code, Android apps can take advantage of the "OK Google"…
  • Dropbox is making headway against Box

    30 October 2014, 11:27 am by: Stowe Boyd

    Dropbox continues to make waves in its efforts to compete with Box with Dropbox for Business. In a blog post yesterday, Dropbox VP of Enterprise Strategy Ross Piper threw out some…
  • T-Mobile has the least expensive monthly plan for Samsung’s 3G-equipped Gear S smartwatch

    30 October 2014, 11:19 am by: Kif Leswing

    Samsung's cellular-equipped Gear S smartwatch, which comes with its own phone number, is headed to the United States. There are significant differences between the data plans that the big four carriers…
  • Google Play Books’ new reading mode lets you browse and skim nonfiction ebooks faster

    30 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Laura Owen

    It's not particularly convenient to read cookbooks, travel guides and other reference works as ebooks. Google is hoping to change that.
  • Task-master app goes premium with collaboration features

    30 October 2014, 10:48 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    One of the best task management apps for individuals is now adding support for families and teams to work together. 2.0 adds a Premium subscription option with collaboration tools, themes…
  • What’s wrong with automatically scanning Twitter for suicidal tweets?

    30 October 2014, 10:26 am by: David Meyer

    The Samaritans Radar Twitter app, launched this week by the U.K.'s main suicide prevention charity, has good intentions. However, it's an ethical and legal minefield.
  • Amazon keeps on wooing enterprise admins, this time with Windows System Center support

    30 October 2014, 10:10 am by: Barb Darrow

    If you want to win enterprise workloads to your cloud, making it easy for in-house admins to manage their resources from a familiar screen is a good way to start.
  • Movie theaters announce “zero tolerance” policy for wearable tech

    30 October 2014, 9:50 am by: Jeff Roberts

    Theater managers say they will kick out customers who don't remove devices like smartwatches or Google Glass. This could prove difficult to enforce.

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