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  • Unfinished 'Easy Unlock' Feature Creeps Into Chrome OS Dev, Will Potentially Skip The Password…

    17 April 2014, 5:30 pm

    Bertel King, Jr / Android Police:Unfinished ‘Easy Unlock’ Feature Creeps Into Chrome OS Dev, Will Potentially Skip The Password Prompt If Your Phone Is Nearby  —  A new feature has snuck into the Chrome OS dev channel that, while not yet fully baked…
  • Try before you buy: Google launches home try-on program for Glass (Jonathan Kizer/9to5Google)

    17 April 2014, 5:25 pm

    Jonathan Kizer / 9to5Google:Try before you buy: Google launches home try-on program for Glass  —  Google is allowing potential Explorers to try Glass before they shell out the $1,500 to actually buy the device, according to a Reddit user by the name of…
  • AMD beats earnings targets as game console chip shipments remain strong (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

    17 April 2014, 5:20 pm

    Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:AMD beats earnings targets as game console chip shipments remain strong  —  Advanced Micro Devices reported financial results that beat Wall Street earnings targets thanks to strong sales of game console chips.  —  The chip…
  • Weibo Stock Rises 19% on First Day Despite Investor Concerns (Seth Fiegerman/Mashable)

    17 April 2014, 4:55 pm

    Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:Weibo Stock Rises 19% on First Day Despite Investor Concerns  —  Weibo stock closed at $20.24 a share, an increase of just under 20% on the day, despite investor concerns leading up to the initial public offering.  —  Weibo…
  • Amazon to expand Fire TV's voice search with support for Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime (Dan…

    17 April 2014, 4:50 pm

    Dan Seifert / The Verge:Amazon to expand Fire TV's voice search with support for Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime  —  Amazon announced today that the voice search functionality in its Fire TV media streaming box would soon be expanded to include…
  • Optimizely launches platform for testing and tweaking your native iOS apps (Ben Woods/The Next Web)

    17 April 2014, 4:25 pm

    Ben Woods / The Next Web:Optimizely launches platform for testing and tweaking your native iOS apps  —  Optimizely, a website optimization platform, has launched a beta of its iOS testing tools, which allow technical and non-technical users to optimize…
  • After reaching a "consensus" with Twitter, Turkey's telecommunications agency will blur "malicious…

    17 April 2014, 3:50 pm

    Dogan News Agency:After reaching a “consensus” with Twitter, Turkey's telecommunications agency will blur “malicious content” on the service  —  Twitter posts to be blurred to eliminate ‘malicious content,’ minister says … Turkey's…
  • Grams, a Tor-accessible search engine for contraband, aims to be the Google of Dark Web (Kim…

    17 April 2014, 3:30 pm

    Kim Zetter / Wired:Grams, a Tor-accessible search engine for contraband, aims to be the Google of Dark Web  —  New ‘Google’ for the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy  —  The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new…
  • Twitter account impersonating Peoria, Illinois mayor leads to police raid, arrests (Matt…

    17 April 2014, 3:10 pm

    Matt Buedel / Journal Star:Twitter account impersonating Peoria, Illinois mayor leads to police raid, arrests  —  Fake Peoria mayor Twitter account prompts real raid of West Bluff house  —  Police searched a West Bluff house Tuesday and seized phones…
  • Tor may be forced to cut back capacity after Heartbleed bug (Alex Hern/Guardian)

    17 April 2014, 3:00 pm

    Alex Hern / Guardian:Tor may be forced to cut back capacity after Heartbleed bug  —  The secure service may have to remove vulnerable servers affected by the bug, the network's co-founder warns  —  Tor, the secure networking service, may have to close…
  • Sonos software update lets it connect completely wirelessly, $50 Bridge unit no longer needed (The…

    17 April 2014, 2:40 pm

    The Sonos Blog:Sonos software update lets it connect completely wirelessly, $50 Bridge unit no longer needed  —  Our Vision for Rock-Solid Wireless, Evolved  —  From the archives: drawing of the original Sonos architecture, 2003.  —  We created the…
  • GoogolPlex intercepts Siri commands, lets it control third-party apps like Spotify and Google Maps…

    17 April 2014, 2:20 pm

    Chris Velazco / Engadget:GoogolPlex intercepts Siri commands, lets it control third-party apps like Spotify and Google Maps  —  College kids gave Siri new powers and now you can too  —  We already know Apple is working on improving Siri, but gosh…
  • Lending Club Raises $115 Million, Acquires Springstone Financial for $140 Million (Jason Del…

    17 April 2014, 2:00 pm

    Jason Del Rey / Re/code:Lending Club Raises $115 Million, Acquires Springstone Financial for $140 Million  —  Lending Club, the online market that connects borrowers looking for loans with individuals with the money to fund them, has acquired Springstone…
  • Dropbox acquires two more startups: collaborative document tool Hackpad and photo sync app Loom (Liz…

    17 April 2014, 1:40 pm

    Liz Gannes / Re/code:Dropbox acquires two more startups: collaborative document tool Hackpad and photo sync app Loom  —  As It Becomes an App Platform, Dropbox Gobbles Up More Than One App Startup Per Month  —  Once a simple way to move stuff around…
  • Dropbox acquires Loom, will shut it down and migrate users to Carousel by May 16 (Jan Senderek/Loom)

    17 April 2014, 1:35 pm

    Jan Senderek / Loom:Dropbox acquires Loom, will shut it down and migrate users to Carousel by May 16  —  Loom is joining Dropbox  —  We have some exciting news that we wanted to share with you.  Loom is now officially part of Dropbox, and we couldn't…

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