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The Digest: More trouble for Uber… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Sydney siege sees Uber raise prices before backtracking | BBC News "Cab-ordering firm Uber has been criticised for increasing fares by up to four times normal rates during the hostage crisis in Sydney. As the police cordoned off a wide area around the Lindt cafe where a gunman was holding staff and customers…

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The Digest: Ford dumps Microsoft… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Ford dumps Microsoft for BlackBerry infotainment system | CNN "Ford is upgrading its infotainment system to make it more like a smartphone or tablet - and it is dumping its longtime software provider Microsoft as part of the change. Instead, Ford will use BlackBerry's QNX operating system for the new Sync 3 infotainment…

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The Digest: Windows 10 release date… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Microsoft exec sees autumn release for Windows 10 | Reuters "Microsoft expects to have its new Windows 10 operating system on the market by autumn 2015, slightly later than previous comments had suggested. Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner told Japanese news service Nikkei on Wednesday that the new system would be released 'early…

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The Digest: ‘Spiderdog’ tops YouTube… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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'Mutant giant spider dog' tops YouTube chart | BBC News "A Polish film maker's short horror film featuring his pet dog in a tarantula costume was the biggest trending video on YouTube in 2014, parent company Google has announced. With over 113m views since it was posted in September, Mutant Giant Spider Dog…

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The Digest: Apple names top apps… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Apple names its top apps of 2014; Uber makes the cut | Mashable "Apple compiled its annual list of what it considers to be the year's most standout apps, with categories ranging from 'best apps' to 'best games'. Some notable inclusions are Yahoo News Digest, Facebook's Paper and the SwiftKey Keyboard app. With…

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The Digest: Apple on trial… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Apple 'deleted' rivals' music from iPods, court hears | BBC News "Apple has been accused by lawyers in a court case of 'deleting' songs from rival services from some iPods during the past decade. Users with non-iTunes music received a message telling them to restore devices to their factory settings when they tried…

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The Digest: Did North Korea hack Sony? … and 4 other things people are talking about today

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New evidence points to North Korean involvement in Sony Pictures hack | The Verge "As Sony Pictures employees still struggle to get back online, new evidence is emerging that suggests North Korea may be behind the hack. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that researchers investigating the hack have found the malicious code…

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The Digest: Russian webcam spies… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Amazon, Android, Computer Security, Drones, Gadgets, Gaming, Google, Malware, Mobile phones, Video games, Websites Leave a Comment

Russian webcam spy site 'may take time to shut down' | The Telegraph "A Russian website allowing voyeurs to watch people in their homes via their own webcams may take some time to shut down, the Information Commissioner has warned. Images of children's bedrooms and views into family living rooms and kitchens can…

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The Digest: Microsoft Band second impressions… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Android, Gadgets, Gaming, Google, Internet, Microsoft, Uncategorized, Video games, Wearables, Websites Leave a Comment

Microsoft Band second impressions | WinSuperSite "Even after less than a day of use, it's pretty clear that Microsoft Band is big, bulky, uncomfortable and complex enough to dissuade many from using it. Which is too bad, because there is real magic here." Building a better Paris in Assassin's Creed…

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The Digest: Russia wants to ban Apple CEO Tim Cook… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Russian politician says Apple CEO Tim Cook should be 'banned' from country after coming out as gay | The Independent "Hours after Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly addressed his sexuality for the first time, a St Petersburg politician has called for him to be banned from Russia. Anti-LGBT campaigner Vitaly Milonov, a member…

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