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Can fancy photos and lavish linking help Google+ take off?

Can fancy photos and lavish linking help Google+ take off? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Almost two years in, Google’s social network hasn’t siphoned much activity off of Facebook. But even if Google+ doesn’t yet have all your friends, it does have one of the world’s most...
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I work at Sony Pictures. This is what it was like after we got hacked.

I work at Sony Pictures. This is what it was like after we got hacked. | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
An employee of Sony Pictures Entertainment outlines what they went through following North Korea’s alleged cyber attack on the company.
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Facebook caves to Russian censorship, blocks page supporting Putin critic

Facebook has blocked a page calling for a protest in support of a prominent opposition leader in Russia, apparently at the request of Vladimir Putin's government. The page was created on Friday to...
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Nerd Vittles » Santa’s Technology Roundup: The Best Products of 2014 with Some Surprises

Nerd Vittles » Santa’s Technology Roundup: The Best Products of 2014 with Some Surprises | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
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The 10 Most Beautiful Cars on Sale Today

The 10 Most Beautiful Cars on Sale Today | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Similar to Jimmy Kimmel’s Handsome Men’s Club, we like to imagine all the really good-looking cars occasionally gather together to affirm each other’s hotness. Yet until autonomous cars imbued with artificial intelligence—and egos—arrive, the task of sorting the 10 most beautiful cars on sale today falls to us. Before your fingers hit that keyboard to […]
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Facebook Drops Bing, Nobody Bats an Eyelid

Facebook Drops Bing, Nobody Bats an Eyelid | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
If Facebook drops a search provider, but nobody cared, did it really happen? Reuters reported late Friday that Facebook ended a deal with Microsoft to show Bing web results in its…
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Google Now is almost ready to control your Nest thermostat

Google Now is almost ready to control your Nest thermostat | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Remember how Nest promised that you'd one day use Google Now to control your thermostat? That day is very nearly here. Droid-Life has discovered that t
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Watch A Man Tell How Killer T-Cells Eradicated His Cancer

Watch A Man Tell How Killer T-Cells Eradicated His Cancer | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
There's probably not a hotter area of biotechnology right now than what's known as CART therapy, in which a patient's own white blood cells are genetically engineered to attack cancer. Earlier this month Novartis announced that 36 of 39 children with acute lymphocytic leukemia that had failed standard treatments saw [...]
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A Supreme Court case about a Spider-Man toy could overturn a 50-year-old patent rule

A lawsuit against Marvel is making its way to the Supreme Court, and the decision could change a 50-year-old rule about how inventors can profit off of their patents. The case pits Marvel against...
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NASA's 'All About That Bass' parody is all about that space [VIDEO]

NASA's 'All About That Bass' parody is all about that space [VIDEO] | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The space nerds at NASA have officially on the Meghan Trainor train with their ode to the Orion spacecraft, "All About That Space."
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Google brings custom Android Wear watch faces to the Play Store

The Android dress code, says Google, is to simply wear what you want.

In the spirit of promoting endless customization and personalization, Google is today rolling out a big update to Android Wear...
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Elite Group Of Lawyers Receive Unprecedented Advantage At Supreme Court

Elite Group Of Lawyers Receive Unprecedented Advantage At Supreme Court | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
(This is part 1 of a 3-part series, "The Echo Chamber: A small group of lawyers and its outsized influence at the U.S. Supreme Court." The full package is at http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/scotus/)

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Audi's 605HP Prologue concept car has touchscreens everywhere

Audi's 605HP Prologue concept car has touchscreens everywhere | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Audi's always been more forward-thinking with in-car tech than most automakers, but it's about to take it to a new level(s), judging by its latest concep
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Flickr ends sale of prints uploaded under Creative Commons - CNET

Flickr ends sale of prints uploaded under Creative Commons - CNET | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The photo-sharing site apologizes for offering professional quality reprints of images uploaded for free use.
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Withings Activité Preview - CNET

Withings Activité Preview - CNET | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about the Withings Activité, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs, and predictions from CNET.
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Ubuntu Phone delayed again to next year - SlashGear

Ubuntu Phone delayed again to next year - SlashGear | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
It seems that Samsung isn't the only one experiencing delays in getting a new player in the mobile market out of the woodwork. Canonical, the commercial company
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Apple beats iTunes antitrust case a decade in the making

Apple beats iTunes antitrust case a decade in the making | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The trial fell apart after the judge realized there were no plaintiffs.
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This is the best cheap tablet you can buy

There are two kinds of tablets. On one side, you have the expensive ones, the iPads and Galaxy Notes designed to either replace your computer or at least be a really awesome sidekick. If you want...
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Sony demands media delete 'stolen' data from hacked emails, report says

Sony demands media delete 'stolen' data from hacked emails, report says | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Sony has hired a lawyer to fight back against media outlets spreading information found in its hacked emails.
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HP's Big Slap In The Face To Microsoft Will Show Up Next Year

HP's Big Slap In The Face To Microsoft Will Show Up Next Year | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
By next June, HP will be showing off what it hopes will become the future of the operating system.
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Here's Why Retailers Keep Sending You Catalogs

Here's Why Retailers Keep Sending You Catalogs | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
While other things made with paper have become obsolete, Americans received nearly 12 billion catalogs in the mail last year — and they love them, says one business consultant.
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Apple worked to block '100 percent' of iTunes competitors from iPods

Apple worked to block '100 percent' of iTunes competitors from iPods | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The federal antitrust case Apple's fighting isn't looking any more favorable for the hardware giant since we last reported on it. Former iTunes engineer
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Why the Apple Watch can afford to cost thousands of dollars

Would you pay thousands of extra dollars for an Apple gadget made of gold?

Perhaps not, but the company is betting that at least some people will. Its Apple Watch Edition is made from 18-karat...
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Obama renews NSA snooping for 90 more days

Obama renews NSA snooping for 90 more days | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
President Obama has renewed the NSA’s phone-snooping program for another three months, with the administration saying Monday that it’s too important to let it expire right now, defying members of Congress who said it was time to ax the controversial program.
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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - Gulf Business

Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - Gulf Business | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Note 4 is pricey, but works for those looking for a big phone that delivers on look and feel.
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