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Amid Data Controversy, NSA Builds Its Biggest Data Farm : NPR

Amid Data Controversy, NSA Builds Its Biggest Data Farm : NPR | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Utah Data Center, 26 miles south of Salt Lake City, will begin operations in September. Though the NSA director has said it won't hold data on U.S. citizens, privacy advocates worry about the agency's expanding capabilities.
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iPhone text crash bug hits Twitter and Snapchat

iPhone text crash bug hits Twitter and Snapchat | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Unfixed iOS bug allows booby-trapped messages to break Snapchat text chat and can be sent via Twitter direct messages or mentions
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Pebble Time review: an underdog among smartwatches

Pebble Time review: an underdog among smartwatches | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
For two years, Pebble was the smartwatch company to beat. In 2012, it raised over $10 million on Kickstarter for its simple, monochrome e-paper wristwatc
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Google I/O keynote: Join us at 9:30 a.m. PT Thursday (live blog) - CNET

Google I/O keynote: Join us at 9:30 a.m. PT Thursday (live blog) - CNET | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google will make its pitch to software developers as it lays out a plan to power devices from smartphones to cars to, well...cardboard!
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Hyundai becomes first with Android Auto

Hyundai becomes first with Android Auto | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES -- Whether it's hunting for directions or tracking down trivia answers, Hyundai thinks it has found the most seamless way yet to let drivers integrate their smartphones seamlessly into their car.
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There is a crazy theory going around Prague that says Google will acquire Twitter

There is a crazy theory going around Prague that says Google will acquire Twitter | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
It makes perfect sense!
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Tim Cook used a graduation speech to trash Android phones (AAPL)

Tim Cook used a graduation speech to trash Android phones (AAPL) | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
[Business Insider] Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a commencement speech at George Washington University on Sunday. Cook spoke about Martin Luther King Jr., working with Steve Jobs, and meeting President Jimmy Carter. But Cook couldn't resist making a little joke aimed at the ...
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Samsung gets partial victory over Apple in iPhone patents case appeal

Samsung gets partial victory over Apple in iPhone patents case appeal | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The nearly $1 billion awarded to Apple Inc. by a jury in a trademark and patent case against Samsung Electronics just got sliced by about 40%.
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Walmart Challenges Amazon Prime with Its Own $50/Year Shipping Service

Walmart Challenges Amazon Prime with Its Own $50/Year Shipping Service | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Except when treating employees like garbage, Walmart isn’t much of a trendsetter. Now, the mega huge big box store may be continuing its “me too” tradition according to a new report from The Information and the Associated Press, saying Walmart is working on a speedy shipping service to rival Amazon Prime for only $50 per year.
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A Month With the Apple Watch: Does It Pass the Test of Time?

A Month With the Apple Watch: Does It Pass the Test of Time? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Apple Watch is a very good product with a chance to be great as new and better apps get written.
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Debian 8: Linux’s most reliable distro makes its biggest change since 1993

Debian 8: Linux’s most reliable distro makes its biggest change since 1993 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The controversial "systemd" comes to an OS known for stability.
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LG Watch Urbane review: the newest Android OS in a big, shiny package

In the three-odd months since I last reviewed an Android Wear smartwatch, the platform has actually grown on me. A big reason is that Google has shipped a new version of the software that isn’t so...
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Lumber Liquidators steps up campaign to restore trust — but is it too late?

Lumber Liquidators steps up campaign to restore trust — but is it too late? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Wood-flooring retailer ditches China-sourced laminate at the heart of allegations of public health risk.
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LG Watch Urbane Review: Why Android Trails Apple

LG Watch Urbane Review: Why Android Trails Apple | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Clunky interface and design, plus too many alerts, plague the smartwatch.
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Revealed: the most hated airlines on social media 

Revealed: the most hated airlines on social media  | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Ten major US and European airlines were assessed on Twitter to see which ones were complained about most, with some surprising results.
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The best email app for Android

If we all have one thing in common, it’s that we hate dealing with email. Whether it’s personal or professional, it’s something we just can’t escape. The best way to deal with email is still at the...
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Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Powered Weather Station

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Powered Weather Station | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
DIY weather stations are a cool way to monitor the weather in your area. Instructables user kkingsbury shows off how you can build your own, powered b...
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Colbert's Commencement Speech Was Simply Spot-On

Colbert's Commencement Speech Was Simply Spot-On | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
“I hope you find the courage to decide for yourself what is right and what is wrong, and then please, expect as much of the world around you. Try to make the world good according to your standar
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Apple releases cheaper Retina iMac and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple is starting to bring the price down on its 5K Retina iMac, releasing a new version today that sells for $1,999 and lowering the cost of its high-end model down to $2,299. That's a big drop,...
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WSJ: Apple Dropped Plans for Television Set Over A Year Ago

WSJ: Apple Dropped Plans for Television Set Over A Year Ago | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A report by The Wall Street Journal indicates Apple dropped their plans to build a full-blown television set more than a year ago.
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FBI says plane hacker a threat to public safety

FBI says plane hacker a threat to public safety | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Did a well-known computer security researcher endanger public safety by hacking into aircraft control systems?
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... and trying to alert the airline industry and the FBI that they had a serious security problem!

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A bunch of scientists are freaking out about the long-term health effects of cellphones

A bunch of scientists are freaking out about the long-term health effects of cellphones | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Children in particular may be vulnerable.
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Verizon Buys AOL for $4.4 Billion

Verizon Buys AOL for $4.4 Billion | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Six years after leaving Google to try a turnaround, Tim Armstrong finds a buyer. He says he'll stay on after the deal.
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Spotify tripled its losses in two years. Is music streaming over?

Spotify tripled its losses in two years. Is music streaming over? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Money is streaming out the door of Spotify.
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In Fresno, police focus on building relationships, not making arrests

In Fresno, police focus on building relationships, not making arrests | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A softer community-policing ethos has inoculated the city from the kind of protests that rocked Baltimore.
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