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Project Fi.

For the sake of genuine competition, let’s hope that Google’s Project Fi (Wireless Service) shakes-up America’s (essentially) Telecommunications duopoly!

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Steal This!

Two researchers have reportedly discovered a way to capture identification data for Samsung’s S5 fingerprint recognition software via hacking the handsets’ memory… just another day in the never-ending saga of ‘the-more-humanity-becomes-tech-dependent-the-greater-the-level-of-hacking-possibilities.’

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Inside Abbey Road.

Google’s latest launch demonstrates once again how powerful technology is towards making borders transparent… Inside Abbey Road: http://goo.gl/fPBni3

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Purged!

Google’s purge of 200 bad (i.e., ads / malware, etc.) Chrome-extensions raises at least one question – what took the firm so long to act?

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Wiped Clean?

Revealed by a Russian and rewarded $5K by Google (for reporting this YouTube software flaw allowing any uploaded videoclip to be deleted within 30 seconds) who says that being honest does not pay?

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It’s Time.

Count Tag Heuer as the latest to join the burgeoning wearable technology watch market.

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Breathtaking!

Way to go Google (Street View) for incorporating immersive-photos of Greenland into this service…

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YouTube Kids!

Let’s hope that Monday’s planned rollout is a great success (and not the troll-fest that YouTube itself has far too often devolved into being!)

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The ‘Digital’ Dark Age?

Akin to how NASA mistakenly allowed their Apollo Space Mission data to not be read (due to hardware / software obsolescence) Vint Cerf (an ‘net pioneer) has raised concerns of a parallel event for today’s data.

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Let’s Hope…

However, idealistic… let’s hope that Google’s initiative to take on America’s Telecom Industry is not only real but actually does something that they have failed woefully to do: drive prices down; increase access and services through increased competition!

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