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Verizon and AT&T Are the Only Wireless Carriers Using 'Perma-Cookies' | WIRED

Verizon and AT&T Are the Only Wireless Carriers Using 'Perma-Cookies' | WIRED | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
It’s called the ““perma-cookie.” As we told you last week, Verizon Wireless has embraced this privacy-busting digital marker, which could give marketers a way to track what you do online whether you want to be tracked or not. Basically, the U.S. wireless carrier is slipping the cookie onto the smartphones that tap the net via…
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Elon Musk’s Next Mission: Internet Satellites

Elon Musk’s Next Mission: Internet Satellites | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Elon Musk is a pioneer of electric cars and cheap rockets. Now the Tesla and SpaceX founder is looking at ways to make smaller, less-expensive satellites that can deliver Internet access across the globe.
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ShitExpress will send poop in a box anywhere in exchange for Bitcoins

ShitExpress will send poop in a box anywhere in exchange for Bitcoins | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
You can find absolutely anything on the internet, and services that send poop on your behalf to people who've incurred your hatred are old news. This new
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Here's Why Innovation Dies At Big Tech Companies, According To Steve Jobs

Here's Why Innovation Dies At Big Tech Companies, According To Steve Jobs | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
"They really have no feeling in their hearts about wanting to really help the customers."
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Nest Adds Outdoor Weather Updates to Its Learning Thermostat

Nest Adds Outdoor Weather Updates to Its Learning Thermostat | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Nest has today announced a handful of new features for users of its smart learning thermostat, which promise to provide more convenient access to information and reduced energy usage. Among the new features... Keep reading →
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Apple Watch Set For Spring Debut, 'iPad Pro' Later In 2015

Apple Watch Set For Spring Debut, 'iPad Pro' Later In 2015 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Though Apple is still struggling to meet demand for the iPhone 6 and recently revamped its iPad lineup, the company is already looking ahead to next year. Apple's retail vice president Angela Ahrendts told employees "we've got a watch launch coming in the spring," giving the new wearable a slightly [...]
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Hands on: Getting to know Google's new Nexus 6

Hands on: Getting to know Google's new Nexus 6 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Nexus 6 is big, beautiful, and full of sweet Android Lollipop flavor. Here's an early hands-on look at Google's new flagship phone.
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Jon Stewart Welcomes New Koch Brothers Sponsor

Jon Stewart Welcomes New Koch Brothers Sponsor | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
John Stewart is not a huge fan of Koch Industries' latest round of commercials. So after the company bought advertising time "The Daily Show," Stewart created a revised, in his opinion more accurate, version of the spot.

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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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Cyborg cockroaches can help find survivors through their voices

Cyborg cockroaches can help find survivors through their voices | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Someday, those vile, slimy cockroaches that make you shriek like a five-year-old girl might look more like little superheroes in some people's eyes.
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Sony Xperia Z3 review: Superb design and capabilities that best the Apple iPhone 6 | ZDNet

Sony Xperia Z3 review: Superb design and capabilities that best the Apple iPhone 6 | ZDNet | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Sony doesn't release too many smartphones on US carriers, but T-Mobile has a real winner here with the Z3. Matthew not only tested one out, he bought his own and put aside the iPhone 6 Plus.
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UK intellegence boss: U.S. tech firms command and control for terrorists

UK intellegence boss: U.S. tech firms command and control for terrorists | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Some US technology companies are "in denial" about the misuse of the internet by terrorists, the head of GCHQ Robert Hannigan has claimed.
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Acer's 12-Inch Switch Turns Into a Very Small Desktop PC

Acer's 12-Inch Switch Turns Into a Very Small Desktop PC | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Acer's new tablet, the Aspire Switch 12, claims to be five devices in one--though you may find some of them rather more useful than others.
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China is shooting down drones with lasers

China is shooting down drones with lasers | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Today, China revealed its first anti-drone laser weapon, on the heels of a similar deployment by the US military earlier this year. According to state media, the system can bring down a drone...
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Android Wear will soon be a remote control for your Sonos speakers

Android Wear will soon be a remote control for your Sonos speakers | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Picture the scene: you're throwing a house party with guests sipping at your expensive whiskey and a good time is being had by all. Suddenly,
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Is the Droid Turbo a better Nexus 6? - AndroidPIT

Is the Droid Turbo a better Nexus 6? - AndroidPIT | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Motorola Droid Turbo makes me wish that Google had used it as the basis for the Nexus 6. So how does the Nexus 6 stack up against the Droid Turbo on paper?
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Microsoft Band: Unboxing and hands-on tour of Microsoft's new 'smart' wearable

Microsoft Band: Unboxing and hands-on tour of Microsoft's new 'smart' wearable | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Late last night, Microsoft in a surprise move announced the Band, a new health and fitness wearable that includes a heart rate monitor, UV sensor, Cortana integration and a gorgeous color touch display. Perhaps even more impressive, the $199 is available today from Microsoft Stores and online. Stock is limited and, unfortunately, the Band is U.S. only for now as Microsoft tests out the...
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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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