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2012 Year in tech: A timeline

2012 Year in tech: A timeline | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
By Billy Steele, Sarah Silbert and Christopher Trout Illustration By ILoveDust While planet Earth has yet to meet its demise, the end of 2012 is nigh. It
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Apple CEO says watch is 'profound,' Apple Pay 'fantastic,' Alibaba the right kind of partner - CNET

Apple CEO says watch is 'profound,' Apple Pay 'fantastic,' Alibaba the right kind of partner - CNET | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
CEO Tim Cook said the Apple Watch is 'cool,' the iPhone will continue to be Apple's top moneymaker, that Apple Pay is in a 'skirmish' with retailers, and that he'd 'love' to team up with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.
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Phone Hackers Dial and Redial to Steal Billions

Phone Hackers Dial and Redial to Steal Billions | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A phone fraud on the rise and aided by Internet-connected phone systems can lead to six-figure bills for businesses.
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Paralyzed Man Walks Again After Nose Cells Are Placed in Spine

Paralyzed Man Walks Again After Nose Cells Are Placed in Spine | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A man paralyzed from the chest down
in a knife attack is walking again after undergoing surgery
using cells from his own nose, marking a breakthrough in the
search for treatments for severe spinal injuries.
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Microsoft boss who said women shouldn't ask for pay rises is paid $86m - Telegraph

Microsoft boss who said women shouldn't ask for pay rises is paid $86m - Telegraph | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Satya Nadella again apologises for comments, saying past week had been a 'learning and humbling experience'
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Google Just Released Hundreds of Cool Icons That You Can Use For Free

Google Just Released Hundreds of Cool Icons That You Can Use For Free | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
As part of its Material Design project, Google has published a set of lovely icons, designed for use in mobile apps or whatever else you fancy using them for. And they're free!
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iCloud hack: Chinese authorities accused of 'malicious attack' on service during launch of iPhone 6

iCloud hack: Chinese authorities accused of 'malicious attack' on service during launch of iPhone 6 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Hackers in China launched a massive attack on Apple’s iCloud storage service last Friday on the day that the iPhone 6 went on sale in the country, according to a report by cyber security and censorship blog GreatFire.org.
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Google's redesigned Gmail app supports Yahoo and Outlook accounts

Google's redesigned Gmail app supports Yahoo and Outlook accounts | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google has been updating a number of its Android apps with its new material design recently, and it looks like Gmail will be the latest to get a visual overhaul shortly. Android Police has obtained...
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Driver Pulls Over Cop In Unmarked Car, Demands ID

Driver Pulls Over Cop In Unmarked Car, Demands ID | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Here's a guy who has a little extra in the guts department.

Gavin Seim, who describes himself as a constitutional activist, recently filmed himself flagging over a police officer who was driving an unmarked car in Grant County, Wash.

The cop ...
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The 8 most important announcements from the Apple iPad and Mac event

The 8 most important announcements from the Apple iPad and Mac event | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Just about all of the announcements from Thursday’s Apple event leaked out in advance, and the event felt somewhat subdued compared to last month’s iPhone 6 announcement. A phone call with Stephen...
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Apple Reveals iMac With 'Retina 5K Display'

Apple Reveals iMac With 'Retina 5K Display' | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The new iMac (with "Retina 5K display") and Mac mini are available today on Apple's website.
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Apple Introduces iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

Apple Introduces iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
As sales of tablet devices decline, Apple showed off new versions of the iPad intended to impress consumers with their size and speed.
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Dropbox account passwords posted online and millions more might follow

Dropbox account passwords posted online and millions more might follow | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
If you haven't activated two-factor authentication on Dropbox yet, you may want to do so now, just in case you end up finding your credentials posted on
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To Apple, Copying Is Always “Stealing”—Unless It's Doing The Copying - ReadWrite

To Apple, Copying Is Always “Stealing”—Unless It's Doing The Copying - ReadWrite | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Irony, thy name is Jony Ive.
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Hyundai reportedly considering small sportscar

Hyundai reportedly considering small sportscar | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Breathe easy: an outgoing Hyundai exec claims what's in the works won't be much like the old, unloved Tiburon or (dare we utter its name?) the Scoupe of yore.
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Why Apple Pay could even be a big deal for Android users

Why Apple Pay could even be a big deal for Android users | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A success for Apple Pay could push others in the mobile NFC payment market to up their game
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As Apple Pay Arrives, Witnessing the Next Step in Money. Maybe.

As Apple Pay Arrives, Witnessing the Next Step in Money. Maybe. | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Commerce experts say they think the involvement of Apple could be the impetus that moves mainstream consumers to digital payments.
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Used it a McDonald's this morning. Good job, Apple!

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Google wants to help you leave iOS for Android Lollipop

Google wants to help you leave iOS for Android Lollipop | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
So, you've taken a look at the new iPhones and iPads and thought to yourself: "Nah, it's time to see if the grass really is greener on the other side."
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Watch a self-driving Audi become 'the fastest autonomous car on the planet'

Watch a self-driving Audi become 'the fastest autonomous car on the planet' | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Audi put a big exclamation point on its self-driving technology — "piloted driving," as the company calls it — with an adrenaline-filled demonstration in Germany over the weekend. The car in...
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We Tried Out Apple Pay In The Real World | TechCrunch

We Tried Out Apple Pay In The Real World | TechCrunch | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple released iOS 8.1 today, and with it comes the ability to use Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. We decided to try it out by going to two nearby..
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Apple's iOS 8.1 update is waiting for you to download it

Apple's iOS 8.1 update is waiting for you to download it | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Well, it's Monday, and that can only mean one thing: Apple's iOS 8.1 update has finally gone live for your installing pleasure. To recap, the new
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Microsoft Will Reportedly Launch A Smartwatch Within Weeks

Microsoft Will Reportedly Launch A Smartwatch Within Weeks | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. is preparing to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks that will passively track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms, Forbes reported on Sunday. The wearable gadge...
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Tesla's autopilot isn't special (but it's still cool)

Tesla's autopilot isn't special (but it's still cool) | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
"We’ve been able to accelerate autopilot and bring it to market faster than originally anticipated," Elon Musk said to a gathered throng at Hawthorne Airport last week, the ex-Northrop facility in...
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F.B.I. Director Calls ‘Dark’ Devices a Hindrance to Crime Solving

F.B.I. Director Calls ‘Dark’ Devices a Hindrance to Crime Solving | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The F.B.I. has long had concerns about devices with technology so sophisticated that the authorities cannot get data from them.
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Change Your Password: Hackers Claim Hundreds of Dropbox Passwords Leaked

Change Your Password: Hackers Claim Hundreds of Dropbox Passwords Leaked | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Reddit users are claiming that several Pastebin files containing hundreds of Dropbox users' usernames and passwords have been leaked. Change your password just in case and activate two-factor authentication if you haven't already. Update: Dropbox claims that their servers have not been breached and this info was stolen from a third party.
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America's biggest police departments are getting spy gear through private charities

America's biggest police departments are getting spy gear through private charities | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Many Americans have recently expressed concerns with the increasing use of military gear by police departments in this country, especially in the wake of the police response to protests in...
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