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Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone gets new features

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As a regular Facebook Messenger user, I prefer my Google Nexus 7, instead of my Nokia Lumia 920, to chat with other people. It is not due to the larger screen size, but because the Android app feels so much better than the Windows Phone counterpart. The former is fast, totes all the greatest features Facebook Messenger offers, and comes with chat heads, which are both cool and useful. Thankfully, Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone is delivering a better experience with each update it receive ...

Jun 6 2014, 7:19am CDT

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Windows Phone users -- put down those cheeseburgers and pick up a Fitbit

Source: BetaNews

Being a tech enthusiast is usually synonymous with being out of shape. Thinking back to the movie Revenge of the Nerds, it was clear that computer users were weaklings. As time marched on from the 80's, tech nerds went from simply being weak, to being fat too. Yes, we tech nerds like to sit in chairs and eat bad food. Of course, I'm generalizing; I am positive there are physically fit computer nerds. With that said, I have not encountered many. ...
Full article at: BetaNews 11 hours ago


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Review: Updated: Moto G

Source: TechRadar UK

Introduction and designUpdate: We've spent some time with the Motorola Moto G 4G which, apart from the superfast connectivity, only differs in price and the inclusion of a microSD slot. We've updated our review to reflect the new model.Motorola kicked off its global smartphone revival with the keenly priced Moto G handset, and it's now available with 4G too in the form of the Moto G 4G.The Moto G is a mid-range handset with a low-end price tag and Android KitKat - ...
Full article at: TechRadar UK 20 hours ago, 10:03am CDT

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Freddie Prinze Jr Calls Kiefer Sutherland Unprofessional, Former Colleagues Respond
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Microsoft's Latest Ad Bashes Siri For Not Being As Smart As Its Own Virtual Assistant

Source: Business Insider

Microsoft has been touting its new virtual assistant, Cortana, as a personal aid that learns more about you the more you interact with it. In its latest ad, the company is out to prove Cortana is much smarter and more practical than Apple's Siri. During the ad, the narrator asks a series of questions to an iPhone 5s and Nokia Lumia 635 at the same time. When he asks the phones to remind him to say "Happy Anniversary" to his wife next time she calls, Cortana respond ...
Full article at: Business Insider 23 hours ago, 7:38am CDT

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We really are living in the (medical) future

Source: Market Place

We live in the future. That's not my phrase; it is my daughter Madeleine's invention. True, the monorails remain few and far between, but every once in a while I get a reminder that some of what was once science fiction is no longer fiction. Recently, I got to spend a bit of time with a physicist and physician who says she is trying to do for medicine what Google did for information technology. Her idea is democratize h ...
Full article at: Market Place 1 day ago, 5:00am CDT

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Microsoft Launches New Cortana vs. Siri Ad Showing Off Context-Aware Reminders

Source: Mac Rumors

Microsoft today launched a new commercial comparing its new Cortana virtual assistant to Apple's virtual assistant Siri, demonstrating how the former is able to perform contextually-aware tasks using a number of services. Titled "Happy Anniversary", the commercial shows Cortana and Windows Phone 8.1 running on the Nokia Lumia 635 as the narrator makes commands related around a wedding anni ...
Full article at: Mac Rumors 1 day ago, 2:56am CDT

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Best of TechRadar Pro: Tech politics, a braver Microsoft, ICANN's TLDs and mobile banking

Source: Tech Radar

Why tech is on the verge of changing the political process foreverIt's a bleak time to be young. The 30-something-and-below generation is facing huge debts, long hours, low pay and an ever-disappearing retirement age.The cost of higher education in 2014 would've been enough to buy a three bedroom house 30 years ago. When a graduate enters the workforce, they can either look forward to being used as a political football, or a punching bag when one of the three main p ...
Full article at: Tech Radar 2 days ago, 8:00am CDT

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Apple iWatch, HTC Android Wear Smartwatch, Pink HTC One (M8), Huawei P7 Arsenal Edition smartphone: Gadget Digest

Source: Fifth Gear

It’s been another great week in the world of gadgets, and now we’re close to the end it’s time to look back and check out our favourite stories. From gaming tablets to smartphones, smartwatches and wearables, there’s been absolutely loads going on throughout the week. So read on to catch up on all the news from the past few days. Smartphones for football fans! Football fans and smartphones may not usually go hand-in-hand, but Huawei want ...
Full article at: Fifth Gear 4 days ago, 7:02am CDT

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In Depth: Microsoft's future under Satya Nadella: a very different, braver company

Source: Tech Radar

IntroductionWe are halfway through 2014 and Microsoft is having a good year - well almost, even if it had to cut 18,000 jobs, can the Surface Mini, killed Android for Nokia, shuttered its Xbox Entertainment Studios and merged its tech conferences.The Xbox One was met with widespread praise and has been selling in record numbers; Windows Phone is improving rapidly, introducing Cortana; Windows 8.1 garnered praise and, most ...
Full article at: Tech Radar 4 days ago, 5:19am CDT

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Did Instagram's rumored Snapchat rival pop up in Android banner ad?

Source: Tech Radar

Facebook-owned Instagram has been rumored to be working on a new photo messaging app to go head-to-head with popular rivals like Snapchat, and evidence supporting such hearsay may have just turned up in the most unlikely of places.The Verge today reported that Instagram appears to have mistakenly leaked the existence of a new Snapchat competitor called Bolt, which turned up as a new banner ad inside the current Instagram for Android app."Introducing Bolt," the screensh ...
Full article at: Tech Radar 4 days ago, 2:29pm CDT


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