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Google Buys Bump, Maker of Contact Info Exchange App
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Google has purchased Bump, a 4-year old company known for its eponymous mobile app, which lets users exchange contact information by bumping their phones. Bump announced the move on Monday on its official blog. “Our mission at Bump has always been to build the simplest tools for sharing the information you care about with other […]

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UPS creates a new office to manage global e-commerce deliveries
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UPS vet Joe Mozzali leads the new UPS Global Access Points pickup service.

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Is the Chevy Impala for High-Tech Families?
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I set out to test the family-friendliness of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala during a recent family road trip. So does it live up to the high-tech billing Chevy has given it? The stereo system, which streams music from your mobile device over Bluetooth, is a really great feature. While this can be tricky to navigate […]

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The iPhone 5S' Touch ID Is Perfect for Criminals
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Last week, Apple unveiled the iPhone 5S’ Touch ID fingerprint scanner , which serves as the phone’s new unlock feature While some marveled at this revolution in mobile security, others found the Touch ID to be quite similar to criminal fingerprinting See also: Little Girl Finds Security Flaw in iPhone 5S Fingerprint Scanner In this […]

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Could SilentSense Rival iPhone 5S' Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner?
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The iPhone 5S’ Touch ID sensor, which scans a user’s fingerprint and then stores the information for identification purposes later on, may have a new rival. Industry experts predict that other manufacturers will soon follow in Apple’s footsteps by creating their own fingerprint scanners. And now, researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology have developed […]

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Twitter Experiment DMs You Recommendations on Who to Follow
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While Twitter rolled out its stealth IPO last week, it was also busy working on another under-the-radar project designed to add value to the company in a different way Magic Recs is an experimental Twitter account that sends users direct-message recommendations on who to follow, based on the activity of accounts that a user is […]

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Kids gaming on mobile almost as much as on consoles
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The recent "Kids and Gaming 2013" report from industry analysis firm The NPD Group reveals 53% of mobile-owning kids are spending a lot more time gaming on their device than in 2011. In 2011, teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 spent five hours …

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Sprint's Early-Upgrade Plan for Tablets and Smartphones Leaks Online
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Sprint is preparing to launch an early-upgrade plan for its tablets and smartphones, following the lead of T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon. Sprint’s early-upgrade plan, called Sprint One Up, is scheduled to debut on Sept. 20, according to CNET. It’s also worth noting that this is the same day the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will […]

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