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Study suggests voice-to-text 'just as dangerous' as texting while driving

Study suggests voice-to-text 'just as dangerous' as texting while driving | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
If you thought you were driving safe when activating your voice-to-text service or starting up Siri, a survey by the Texas Transportation Institute
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Upgrading to iOS 8 on an Old Phone? Prepare for Trouble, but Do It Anyway

Upgrading to iOS 8 on an Old Phone? Prepare for Trouble, but Do It Anyway | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple’s new operating system, iOS 8, is going to struggle to run on your old phone or tablet. But it offers enough security features to merit switching anyway.
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FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules

FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Groups disagree on how the agency should apply any regulations it might pass
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Belkin Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker review: Can WiFi make cooking easier?

Belkin Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker review: Can WiFi make cooking easier? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Frying, baking, grilling, searing, boiling, roasting -- whatever the method, I love to cook. It's not always easy, and sometimes it's just plain hard work,
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Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review: Size Really Does Matter

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review: Size Really Does Matter | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple has taken its time to join the rest of the smartphone world in providing a large-screened mobile. With the announcement of the iPhone 6 Plus by Tim Cook and his team last week, Cupertino has finally entered the fray. Has Apple sacrificed too much of their own DNA to get their phablet to market?
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A Brief Look at the (Surprisingly Long) History of the Cellphone

A Brief Look at the (Surprisingly Long) History of the Cellphone | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Imagining a time without smartphones is as hard as believing that bigger-than-bricks wireless phones ever existed outside of "Saved By the Bell."
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Review and Video: With Big New iPhones, the iOS 8 Software Inside Shines

Review and Video: With Big New iPhones, the iOS 8 Software Inside Shines | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The slim new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus aren’t a slam-dunk, but they work well, as users expect from Apple products.
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The time for the Galaxy S6 is now

The time for the Galaxy S6 is now | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The new iPhone is here and it’s amazing. The new Moto X is here and it’s brilliant. But where’s Samsung? The Korean company that still sells the most smartphones worldwide seems to be off in the...
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The 5 Coolest Things About iO S8

The 5 Coolest Things About iO S8 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
It's going to be difficult to get an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus immediately, but you can get some of the new phones' cool features right now. On Wednesday, Apple's new operating system, iOS 8, is released to the public.

iOS 8 is chock full of new featur...
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Motorola Moto 360 review

Motorola Moto 360 review | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Moto 360 is easily the best looking smartwatch on the market thanks to its traditional circular design. But is there more to the hockey-puck shaped smartwatch? We explore all the ins and outs of the Moto 360 in our full review.
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Why Apple Didn't Use Sapphire iPhone Screens

Why Apple Didn't Use Sapphire iPhone Screens | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
And why you might not see it in the near future, either
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iPhone 6 Plus review

iPhone 6 Plus review | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
I have really big hands.

It’s not something I usually think about; you don’t ever really think about your hands. Those are my hands, you might idly remark to yourself from time to time. I wonder...
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World’s First 3D Printed Car Took Years to Design, But Only 44 Hours to Print

World’s First 3D Printed Car Took Years to Design, But Only 44 Hours to Print | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Strati can drive 120 miles on a single charge.
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California Starts Issuing Self-Driving Car Permits

California Starts Issuing Self-Driving Car Permits | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Audi has already signed on while Google will have the highest number of self-driving cars on the road at 25.
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Ex-Employees Say Home Depot Left Data Vulnerable

Ex-Employees Say Home Depot Left Data Vulnerable | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Before a major data breach, Home Depot was slow to raise its defenses against hackers despite alarms from security experts as far back as 2008.
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Microsoft calls on U.S. FCC to approve AT&T's bid for DirecTV | Reuters

Microsoft calls on U.S. FCC to approve AT&T's bid for DirecTV | Reuters | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp urged the Federal Communications Commission to approve AT&T's Inc $48.5 billion bid for DirecTV, saying in a filing that the acquisition is crucial to expanding Americans'
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Mark Sanford Just Can’t Stop Sharing

Mark Sanford Just Can’t Stop Sharing | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Representative Mark Sanford of South Carolina has gone from the Love Guv to the Facebook Congressman.
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What's Inside the iPhone 6 Plus?

What's Inside the iPhone 6 Plus? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Now we know thanks to iFixit.
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Apple's privacy statement is a direct shot at Google and I love it

Apple's privacy statement is a direct shot at Google and I love it | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Privacy statements are usually pretty dry, boring stuff. There's a lot of vague assurances and a lot of talk about valuing your privacy, which gets boring fast. It's rare that I'm able to read one...
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Watch how Nissan's hybrid supercar fares on Top Gear's test track

Watch how Nissan's hybrid supercar fares on Top Gear's test track | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Nissan's hybrid supercar might have had to bow out of its Le Mans run with transmission issues, but there are plenty of other famous racetracks that it
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With the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Aims for Versatility

With the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Aims for Versatility | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Clunky though the term may be, a phablet — part phone, part tablet — is a device that offers welcome versatility.
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iOS 8 Requires 5GB to Download: How to Get It Without Deleting Anything

iOS 8 Requires 5GB to Download: How to Get It Without Deleting Anything | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Here's the quick and easy way to get iOS 8 -- without deleting all of your pictures, music and apps.
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Marriott Skewered For Asking Guests To Help Pay Its Hotel Maids

Marriott Skewered For Asking Guests To Help Pay Its Hotel Maids | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Hotel behemoth Marriott -- which raked in nearly $13 billion in revenue last year -- wants guests to cough up a little more cash to help pay its hotel maids. Surprising to no one, customers are infuriated.

The company teamed up with TV anchor and ...
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Amazon listing details new smaller, high-res 'Voyage' Kindles

Amazon listing details new smaller, high-res 'Voyage' Kindles | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
You don't need supernatural powers to realize that it's been 12 months since a Kindle Paperwhite refresh, ergo we could be due a new one. It also kinda
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America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

America’s 50 Best Cities to Live | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
METHODOLOGY To determine the best cities to live in, 24/7 Wall St. identified the 550 cities that the U.S. Census Bureau reported as having more than 65,000 residents in 2012. Data were collected in seven major categories: crime, economy, education, housing, environment, leisure, and infrastructure. Within each category, specific data points contributed to category ranking. […]
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iOS 8 Arrives: Should You Upgrade Right Now?

iOS 8 Arrives: Should You Upgrade Right Now? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple launches iOS 8 today, which brings a lot of change under the hood despite its close visual resemblance to iOS 7. But given that most of the change relies on upgraded apps, and some of the features won't be active without next month's OS X upgrade for Apple's Mac computers, you might not feel the need to rush. If you are going to take the plunge, there are some critical things to be aware of. This guide can help.
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