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1 HOUR AGO - Liliputing

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Ubuntu Touch apps can run in windowed mode

The developers of the Ubuntu Linux operating system for desktop, notebook, and server computers are working on a touch-friendly version for smartphones and tablets, with the first Ubuntu phones expected to go on sale this year. While Ubuntu for phones and tablets shares a lot of code with the version you would run on a […] Ubuntu Touch apps can ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Yahoo! News

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Five lesser-known Google Apps to make your digital life easier

From a form generator to a trend tracker to a cloud printer app, these free tools will expand your capabilities and save you time and effort.

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7 HOURS AGO - Mashable

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Twitter introduces group direct messages and native video sharing

After years of being slow to make significant product changes, Twitter is proving that it can move faster. The social network announced on Tuesday the rollout of two major new features: group direct messages and native video sharing and editing. See also: Here are all the ways Twitter as you know it is about to change The option to privately ...

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1 HOUR AGO - PandoDaily

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Here’s a copy of Uber’s emergency surge pricing agreement with the state of New York

The “Hashtag-Blizzard-of-2015″ has come and gone in New York. And despite dire warnings from meteorologists that the city would be blanketed in 20-30 inches of snow, the final snow-counts across the 5 boroughs were more in the 6- to 10-inch range. (Long Island, however, was not so fortunate). But while New Yorkers stocked up on whiskey and toilet paper, the tech ...

Tags: Here’s a copy of Uber’s emergency surge pricing agreement with the state of New York,  Uber Latest News

2 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Uber says ride services reduce drunk driving

Uber, a ride service facing legal challenges around the world, on Tuesday released a survey showing that people are less likely to drive home after drinking alcohol after such businesses started operating in their cities. The results of the survey, done with advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving, were based on a December poll of 807 adults in the largest ...

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JAN 26, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Uber bows to the blizzard, will cap surge prices on the East Coast

Uber has capped the amount of money East Coast riders can expect to pay during the upcoming blizzard, Bloomberg reports. The blizzard is set to drop more than 30 inches of snow in parts of the Northeast between today and tomorrow. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has defended the practice of price surging — in which the price of a ride inflates with demand —  claiming it ...

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1 HOUR AGO - GamePro

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How to upload PDF and EPUB files into Google Play Books

Ever get stuck at the bar waiting for your friends to show up? That’s when I usually whip out my tablet and start catching up on reading. And since Google Play Books lets me upload PDFs and ebooks I’ve purchased elsewhere, I’ve always got something new to read on hand.It’s easy to get your own stuff in the cloud—so easy, ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Mashable

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Google Lunar XPrize ramps up private moon race with $5 million in awards

SAN FRANCISCO — It's been more than 40 years since the last person set foot on the moon, and the days when superpowers spent lavishly in an effort to beat one another to make the trip are now long past. But thanks to the Google Lunar XPrize, a new generation of the space race is underway. Eighteen private teams from ...

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1 HOUR AGO - TechCrunch

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YouTube Now Streams HTML5 Video By Default

 Here is one more nail in Flash’s coffin: starting today, YouTube defaults to using HTML5 video on all modern browsers, including Chrome, IE 11, Safari 8 and the beta versions of Firefox. YouTube first introduced HTML5 support back in 2010. At the time it was still highly experimental. Over the years, as the HTML5 standard — and with it, its ...

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1 HOUR AGO - TheNextWeb

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YouTube will now default to HTML5 players for better support on more devices

Today, YouTube announced that its Web video player will now default to HTML5 over Adobe Flash to add more flexibility for developers, bloggers and consumers. The team wrote that it waited on switching to HTML5 players due to numerous technical issues. For example, HTML5 previously lacked support for Adaptive Bitrate (ABR), which helps reduce buffering. With ABR support, YouTube says it is able to ...

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4 HOURS AGO - VentureBeat

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YouTube ditches Flash for HTML5 video by default

YouTube today announced it has finally switched from serving videos with Adobe Flash to using its HTML5 video player. The HTML5 video tag is the default option now in Google’s Chrome, Microsoft’s IE11, Apple’s Safari 8, and in beta versions of Mozilla’s Firefox browser. At the same time, YouTube is now also defaulting to the […]

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1 HOUR AGO - Yahoo! News

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But why blow up cats? Inman gives inside scoop on Exploding Kittens

Careless kittens, cards, Kickstarter and The Oatmeal combined to bust crowdfunding records. CNET has a chat with Matthew Inman and it's not all SFW.>

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1 HOUR AGO - PetaPixel

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The Moment Case Equips Your iPhone with a Shutter Button, Lens, and Camera Strap

When Moment launched a Kickstarter campaign for its smartphone lenses last year, it blew past its $50K funding goal in a single day. The company is hoping to repeat its success with a new product called the Moment Case. It claims to be “the world’s best iPhone case for mobile photography.” Many people are using […]

Tags: The Moment Case Equips Your iPhone with a Shutter Button, Lens, and Camera Strap,  Kickstarter Latest News