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Android Is Popular Because It's Cheap, Not Because It's Good

Android Is Popular Because It's Cheap, Not Because It's Good | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The story goes like this: The iPhone comes out, and it's the only smartphone anyone wants, because there's never been anything like it. It is the smartphone.
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Samsung's Galaxy Note II certainly isn't cheap. But it runs circles around any iPhone out there.

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Amazon lets anyone put Alexa voice control in their devices

Amazon lets anyone put Alexa voice control in their devices | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Amazon has released a developer preview of its Alexa Voice Service technology that people can load onto their own mic-and-speaker devices.
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Apple Watch Sales Numbers Are Bad News For Suppliers: Here's Why

Apple Watch Sales Numbers Are Bad News For Suppliers: Here's Why | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple's supplier claims that the sales figures of the Apple Watch were so disappointing that it was unable to break even.
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Which is the best digital assistant: Siri, Cortana, Alexa or Google Now?

Which is the best digital assistant: Siri, Cortana, Alexa or Google Now? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Major tech companies are investing in digital assistants. Which one gets the job?
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Uber denies misleading passengers with 'phantom cars' on app

Uber denies misleading passengers with 'phantom cars' on app | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Researchers say the app shows cars present in the user’s vicinity even when there are none
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Analyzing VoIP basics reveals telephony's evolution

Analyzing VoIP basics reveals telephony's evolution | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Before purchasing a VoIP service, organizations ought to learn the VoIP basics. Telephony expert Jon Arnold examines how VoIP works, how it's sold and why enterprises buy VoIP.
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Windows 10: Microsoft steps back to move forward

Windows 10: Microsoft steps back to move forward | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Some new features are promising, the balance between old and new seems right, and, if bugs get erased, Windows 10 would be a good choice for devotees.
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Moto X Style, Moto X Play and Moto G 2015: Everything Motorola just announced

Moto X Style, Moto X Play and Moto G 2015: Everything Motorola just announced | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Motorola held a much-anticipated event, and blew the doors off with some great announcements.Three new phones — the Moto X Style, Moto X Play and Moto G 2015 — made their debut, each bringing something interesting to the table, and Motorola even managed to release a couple accessories at the same time. Feel like you missed something? Don't worry, we have you covered right here. Two...
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What Happens When You Talk About Salaries at Google

What Happens When You Talk About Salaries at Google | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Former Google employee Erica Joy gave a tweet-by-tweet replay of exactly what happened when she tried.
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The AT&T-DirecTV Merger and the Problem With the Telecoms Industry

The AT&T-DirecTV Merger and the Problem With the Telecoms Industry | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The F.C.C.’s conditions on the merger are a good start, but they won’t resolve the industry’s lack of competition.
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Apple Music is a nightmare and I’m done with it

Apple Music is a nightmare and I’m done with it | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
I love Apple. I love them because they take difficult problems and come up with innovative, simple solutions. The things they make just work and we trust them...
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Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Cars After Jeep Vulnerability Exposed

Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Cars After Jeep Vulnerability Exposed | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
After researchers hack a Jeep Cherokee as it's on public roads, highlighting vulnerabilities in the car, Chrysler pulls 1.4 million in to update them and protect drivers.
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Official Samsung Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus images leaked

Samsung is set to announce its Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus on August 13th, but we're getting a pretty good look at the device two weeks ahead of time. Prolific phone leaker Evan Blass has...
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How to Upgrade a PC to Microsoft Windows 10, Step by Step Instructions

How to Upgrade a PC to Microsoft Windows 10, Step by Step Instructions | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Windows 10 desktop. So the day is finally here. Microsoft today launched Windows 10 giving the millions of people who own Windows 7 and 8 computers a chance to obtain for free to the company's latest operating system. Now the questions that remain are: should I upgrade to Windows 10, should [...]
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Self- aiming smart rifle can be HACKED

Self- aiming smart rifle can be HACKED | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Security researchers Sandvik and Auger demonstrated at a West Virginia firing range how they could change the target by feeding inaccurate data to the targeting computer.
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Whole Foods Sales Sour After Price Scandal

Whole Foods Sales Sour After Price Scandal | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Whole Foods Market said sales dropped sharply last month following allegations that it overcharged customers in New York, helping cause the latest in a string of disappointing quarters for the natural foods grocer.
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American Hunter Killed Cecil, Beloved Lion That Was Lured Out of Its Sanctuary

American Hunter Killed Cecil, Beloved Lion That Was Lured Out of Its Sanctuary | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A dentist from Minnesota killed Cecil, a lion who was a favorite among visitors at a national park in Zimbabwe, after the animal was lured out of the sanctuary, the authorities say.
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List of Google Now voice commands

List of Google Now voice commands | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google Now can do tons of great stuff using nothing but voice commands. The list is more longer than you might think!
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Pandora will give you one hour of ad-free music if you 'engage with brands'

"Pay attention to us and we'll give you free music," — that's the message from brands and advertisers participating in online radio service Pandora's new "Sponsored Listening" initiative. The...
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Apple Watch ads showcase the growing catalog of apps

Apple Watch ads showcase the growing catalog of apps | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Just in case there are still people out there asking what the Apple Watch does, Apple has debuted three new ads showing off some of the great apps you can
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Apple Addresses Data Corruption Issues With Their Latest Macbook Pro Series

Apple Addresses Data Corruption Issues With Their Latest Macbook Pro Series | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple has released a firmware to fix problems on the latest Macbook Pro corruption issues.
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AT&T gets FCC approval, immediately completes $49-billion takeover of DirecTV

AT&T gets FCC approval, immediately completes $49-billion takeover of DirecTV | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Telephone giant AT&T now is the world's largest pay-TV provider after completing its $49-billion takeover of satellite service DirecTV.
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Apple Music makes no impact whatsoever on Pandora

Apple Music makes no impact whatsoever on Pandora | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Pandora's not worried about Apple Music. You couldn't blame the folks behind non-Apple streaming music services being worried when Apple Music was announce
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