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EU's Almunia says may probe Google's non-search services

Google signage seen at the company's offices in New YorkBy Francesco Guarascio and Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google Inc, the target of an EU antitrust investigation into its internet search engine, may face further scrutiny over its other services following several complaints, Europe's antitrust chief said on Tuesday. European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said this meant Google could end up a bigger case than Microsoft Corp, which found itself embroiled in a decade-long battle with the EU watchdog and was hit with more than 2.2 billion euros ($2.8 billion) in fines. ...

Rocket Internet prices shares to value firm around $8 billion
By Emma Thomasson BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Rocket Internet, a venture capital group that has launched dozens of online start-ups, expects to raise almost double the amount it initially targeted from its initial public offering, pricing shares to value the firm at some $8 billion. The Rocket flotation comes hot on the heels of the blockbuster listing of China's Alibaba and amid strong demand for the shares of Zalando, a European fashion site that Rocket helped found that is set to list next week. The Berlin-based company on Tuesday set the price in a range of 35.50 to 42. ...
Microsoft Xbox One set to launch in China on September 29

Xie, general manager of management and operations of Microsoft in China, speaks during the presentation of the Xbox One by Microsoft as part of ChinaJoy 2014 in ShanghaiBy Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has set Sept. 29 as the new launch date for its Xbox One game console in China, the U.S. software giant said on Tuesday, in the first launch since a 14-year ban on sales of foreign games consoles was lifted this year. The world's biggest software company gave no reason for the delay in the launch which was originally scheduled for Sept. 23. The delay is the latest in a series of setbacks for Microsoft in China, where it is under investigation for suspected anti-trust violations related to the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office. ...

China regulator says iPhone 6 in final review stages: Tencent

Apple's iPhone 6 are displayed during a news conference by Customs and Excise Department and the police in Hong KongBEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iPhone 6 is in the final stages of review for approval, with results due shortly, a top Chinese government regulator said in an interview published on Tuesday by Tencent. The status of the iPhone 6 in China has been a mystery since Apple unveiled the device this month without releasing a launch date for the world's largest smartphone market. ...

Naver says held back Line IPO to further build business

The logo of free messaging app Line is pictured on a smartphone and the company's stuffed toy in this photo illustration taken in TokyoBy Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Naver Corp held off on an IPO for its Line Corp unit on the belief that the messaging app operator can command a better valuation by further building its revenue and profit, Naver's chief financial officer told Reuters on Tuesday. South Korea-based Naver said on Monday that it does not plan an initial public offering for Line this year, dashing market expectations for a deal that one banking source has said could value Japan-based Line at $10 billion-$20 billion. ...

Google to build 600 million euro data center in the Netherlands

The logo of Google Inc. is seen outside their headquarters building in Mountain View, California Aug..AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Google will build a 600 million euro ($773.58 million) data center in the northern Netherlands, the company said on Tuesday. Spokesman Mark Jansen said part of the server park will start operating in the second half of 2016 and will create 150 permanent jobs. Google has three large European data centers in Ireland, Finland and Belgium. The Eemshaven facility will span 44 hectares and was chosen because of stable Dutch energy supplies, Jansen said. (1 US dollar = 0.7756 euro) (Reporting By Anthony Deutsch. Editing by Jane Merriman)

Why I still watch 'Lost' even though I know I should hate it

Why I still watch 'Lost' even though I know I should hate itLost turns 10 this week, and you know what? After 10 years of watching the show and nursing my bruised fandom, I think I can confidently say that it, as a show and apparent exemplar of the Golden Age of Television, is utterly broken. There, I said it. I’ve said as much in lengthy conversations with friends. I’ve said so to Damon Lindeloff himself in my deepest, darkest dreams. You’ve probably thought much the same. But I have to also admit that, even knowing all of this, I’m still watching after all these years. (To be perfectly honest, I’m mid rewatch right now. ...

A detailed look at how one of iOS 8’s best new features works

A detailed look at how one of iOS 8’s best new features worksIt might not have made our list of the five best new features on iOS 8, but time-lapse is definitely a fun addition to the Camera app on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. If you haven’t had a chance to try out time-lapse yet, it allows you to condense a video of any length to a bite-sized time-lapse video which speeds through the footage in seconds. All you have to do is press record. As Apple notes on its website, “iOS 8 does all the work, snapping photos at dynamically selected intervals.” Dan Provost of Studio Neat figured that Apple must have employed some advanced methodology in order to produce a smooth, high-quality video without requiring any input from the user. After

Soft octopus robots are equal parts speedy and graceful

Soft octopus robots are equal parts speedy and graceful

Here's what it looks like when every iPhone ever takes the same photo

Here's what it looks like when every iPhone ever takes the same photoSome of the biggest findings are the improved lowlight capabilities of the iPhone 6 over the 5S, though Bettany found the camera's reproduction of skin tones while shooting portraits to be "slightly pixelated and blotchy-looking," and its rendering of sunset to be "much flatter" than efforts from iPhone predecessors. The 8-megapixel camera found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are basically identical, except for the fact that the one in the 6 Plus is equipped with optical image stabilization.

The 404 Show 1,556: 'Gotham' review, Snopes.com solves everything (podcast)

The 404 Show 1,556: 'Gotham' review, Snopes.com solves everything (podcast)Today we check out the pilot episode of "Gotham," get to the bottom of a recent titillating Internet hoax and talk about tech we wish we had in college.>

Hundreds of floating robots could soon surveil the oceans

Hundreds of floating robots could soon surveil the oceansA deal between Boeing and Liquid Robotics, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, means fleets of seafaring robots will augment existing military aircraft and ships in monitoring the seas.>

Fun-Loving Grandparents Prove You're Never Too Old To Have A New 'First'

Fun-Loving Grandparents Prove You're Never Too Old To Have A New 'First'They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but the feisty grandparents in the video above prove otherwise. From puzzling technology like iPads and iPods, to simple joys like Pop Rocks and riding a roller coaster, these elders aren't letting age slow them down."I did it before by accident," one woman remarks, as she tries to take a webcam...

EU member states agree to deregulate voice markets
By Julia Fioretti and Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators are set to remove limits on the prices that leading telecoms firms such as Orange and Telecom Italia can charge smaller operators for accessing their networks, a European Commission source said on Tuesday. The European Union's member states approved the measure on Tuesday, the source said, paving the way for its formal adoption by mid-October. The move will be welcomed by big industry players, while the smaller firms say it will hurt their margins and lead to price increases for consumers. ...
Samsung is ending sales of all its laptops in Europe

Samsung is ending sales of all its laptops in EuropeSamsung will stop selling laptops in Europe due to "market demands", according to a statement from the company obtained by PC Advisor . As the Samsung spokesman said: "We quickly adapt to market needs and demands. In Europe, we will be discontinuing sales of laptops including Chromebooks for now. The move follows several years' worth of declining PC sales globally and Sony's sale of its own laptop business.

Touring the new smart home with Wink

Touring the new smart home with WinkThe smart home race has a new competitor. We take a tour through a Soho apartment powered by Wink and its smart home hub.

This awesome new Google Now feature will save you a ton of money

This awesome new Google Now feature will save you a ton of moneyGoogle Now is the best thing to happen to mobile devices in years, and the scary part is that it is constantly getting better. It seems like every time we turn around, Google is adding great new functionality to its brilliant virtual mobile assistant, and now a new addition that rolled out on Monday will not only improve your Google Now experience on Android and iOS, but also save you a bunch of money in the process. FROM EARLIER: Google Now just got much better thanks to a killer Google app you’ve never heard of As noted by Android Police on Monday, Google Now recently added an awesome new feature that has the potential to save frequent travellers a ton of

FXNow delivers its on-demand streaming to Apple TV

FXNow delivers its on-demand streaming to Apple TV

Get a Toshiba Satellite S70 17.3-inch laptop for $999.99

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Apple TV adds FX Now, still sans 'The Simpsons'

Apple TV's walled garden just let in another app: FX Now.Apple's streaming-media device beats Roku by adding an app that its channel-packed rival lacks, but don't expect "The Simpsons" now.>

Google Currents finally becomes Newsstand on iOS

Google Currents finally becomes Newsstand on iOS

So Science Is Doing a Pretty Good Job Making All Our Childhood Tech Dreams Come True

So Science Is Doing a Pretty Good Job Making All Our Childhood Tech Dreams Come TrueHere’s the bad news up front: we still don’t have the hoverboards that the movies of the 1980s promised us. (What’s taking so long? Get on it, people.) Despite this unconscionable failure of the entire profession, scientists have otherwise been doing a pretty good job of whipping up even the most absurd technology we imagined when we were...

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iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3: What's in a widget?

Marichrist Benitez & joshmillerphotoLiving with the iPhone 6 Plus, part 3: In our latest post-review check-in, Tim Stevens compares the look and feel of his two favorite phablets.>

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Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell will star in the next season of 'True Detective'

Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell will star in the next season of 'True Detective'After Colin Farrell told the Irish press last weekend that he was joining the cast of the critically acclaimed crime drama True Detective, HBO has just confirmed that both Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in the series' second season.

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Google's Play Newsstand app comes to iOS as replacement for Currents

Google's Play Newsstand app comes to iOS as replacement for CurrentsGoogle Play Newsstand is now available on iOS in addition to Android; as of today, it replaces the Currents app — just as it did on Google's own mobile platform last year. If you've got Currents installed, you'll be prompted to update to Newsstand, which offers a central place for reading articles from select newspapers, magazines, and websites. Google's got support from "hundreds" of publishers covering news, sports, business, entertainment, and other topics, and you can also add in RSS feeds for any blogs or sites that don't yet have a dedicated Newsstand page. ...

Blizzard cancels its next-gen online game despite seven years of work

Blizzard cancels its next-gen online game despite seven years of work

The Future of Getting Lost

The Future of Getting LostI recently attended a New America event called the Future of Getting Lost.Being a Brit, I was intrigued by the title, having being told, on many occasions, to do precisely that.The Panelists, Jeff Wise (CNN); Wendy Harman (American Red Cross); Matt Gross (BonAppetit.com); and Clarence Wardell (CNA Safety and Security), all experts in either...

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Google to face charges if it fails to improve settlement: EU

Google will face formal charges if it fails to improve its proposals to the European Union to resolve anti-trust complaints over its search engineBrussels (AFP) - US Internet giant Google will face formal charges if it fails to improve its proposals to the European Union to resolve anti-trust complaints over its search engine, EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said Tuesday.

Vevo original shows are multiplying -- and getting animated

Vevo's new slate of originals includes new shows like "Super Fan Showdown" premiering Tuesday, in which megafans compete against each other for artist-related prizes.Streaming service amps up its original content with its biggest programming slate so far, finding visitors spend more time when they have more than just slick music videos to dive into.>

Video: How to fix iPhone 6’s protruding camera (DO NOT try this at home)

Video: How to fix iPhone 6’s protruding camera (DO NOT try this at home)Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus aren’t just bigger than any previous iPhones, they also feature a completely overhauled design that is easily the most polarizing iPhone design Apple has ever created. Some people absolutely love it, others positively hate it, and some people have mixed feelings about certain aspects of the 2014 iPhones’ new look. Wherever you land on that wide spectrum, it’s easy to see why the peculiar plastic antenna lines and the protruding camera lens on the back of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might be off-putting for some users, but a new video highlights one way to fix the second of those two design issues. DON’T MISS: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus crush rivals in performance

PayPal adds limited Bitcoin support

PayPal adds limited Bitcoin supportPayPal has partnered with three leading bitcoin payments processors in order to enable limited support for the digital currency, the company announced today.

In the new 'Disney Infinity,' Mickey Mouse and Iron Man look great together

In the new 'Disney Infinity,' Mickey Mouse and Iron Man look great togetherEven in the early days of Disney Infinity, Jeff Bunker was already thinking about Marvel characters. Bunker is the creative director for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, and he helped create the streamlined art style for first game, an experience that managed to seamlessly take characters from disparate Disney franchises like Pirates of the Caribbean and Monsters University and reimagine them with a slick, streamlined look that made it feel like they were part of the same world. Now he's done the same thing with Marvel — and he was prepared all along.

Sci-fi fantasy nears reality: A full-on phone on your wrist

Smartwatch + phone = watchphone.Epic Watchphones hopes crowdfunding is the ticket to introducing a smartwatch that has absolutely no need for a smartphone buddy.>

In time for Ryder Cup, Samsung lets golf fans in on new TV app

In time for Ryder Cup, Samsung lets golf fans in on new TV app

Boost Mobile to sell iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

Boost Mobile to sell iPhone 6, iPhone 6 PlusThe prepaid service provider, owned by Sprint, says only that the new Apple smartphones are coming and offers nothing about pricing or launch date.>

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UPS gunman had been fired before attack

A UPS warehouse has police cars and tape surrounding it on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala. A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday morning inside one of the company's warehouses in Alabama, killing two people before taking his own life, police said.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)Police: Man who killed 2 people, himself at an Ala. UPS facility had been fired a day earlier.

Mont. prosecutor seeks 10 years for teacher rapist

FILE- A Sept. 12, 2013 file photo released by the Montana State Prison shows Stacey Rambold, a 54-year-old teacher who is serving a 30-day sentence in prison for raping a former student who later killed herself. The Montana Supreme Court has denied Rambold's request to reconsider a ruling that’s likely to send him back to prison to serve more time for the rape. (AP Photo/Montana State Prison)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana prosecutor will seek 10 years in prison for a teacher who raped a 14-year-old student after the Supreme Court rejected a one-month sentence handed down earlier by a judge who pinned responsibility on the victim.

White House vulnerability study in 1990s warned of fence jumpers

A member of the Secret Service Uniformed Division with a K-9 walks along the perimeter fence along Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. The Secret Service tightened their guard outside the White House after Friday's embarrassing breach in the security of one of the most closely protected buildings in the world. A man is accused of scaling the White House perimeter fence, running across the lawn and entering the presidential mansion before agents stopped him. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)The man who jumped the White House fence, ran across the North Lawn, up the stairs and through the front door before he was stopped by the Secret Service last week shocked security experts and lawmakers.

Obama: War on Islamic State will ‘take time’

In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, A-18C Hornet, attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87, prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to conduct strike missions against Islamic State group targets, in the Arabian Gulf, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Syria said Tuesday that Washington informed President Bashar Assad's government of imminent U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group, hours before an American-led military coalition pounded the extremists' strongholds across northern and eastern Syria. (AP Photo/Robert Burck, U.S. Navy)President says fight is not just the U.S.'s alone; Arab coalition played key role.

Obama: No nation has 'free pass' on climate change

United States President Barack Obama addresses the Climate Summit, at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Pres. Obama warns that the globe's climate is changing faster than efforts to address it.

Somali pirates release U.S.-German hostage

Michael Scott MooreMogadishu (AFP) - Somali pirates on Tuesday freed a German-American journalist and writer, Michael Scott Moore, two and a half years after he was kidnapped in the war-torn Horn of Africa nation, officials said.

More insurers to join Obamacare in 2015

Thousands of ObamaCare enrollees may lose coverageThe number of insurers offering individual health plans on the Obamacare exchanges will increase about 25 percent in 2015 and that should keep down prices, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday in a report. More than 7 million people signed up for health insurance through the exchanges in 2014, which were created under President Barack Obama's national healthcare reform law and offer income-based subsidies. Next year, there will be 63 additional issuers in the 44 states for which it has data, the agency said in a report. ...

Sierra Leone: 130 Ebola cases found during lockdown

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2014, file photo, a Nigerian health official wearing a protective suit waits to screen passengers for the Ebola virus at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they’ve learned more about how the potentially lethal virus behaves and how future outbreaks might be stopped. The first cases of Ebola were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23 before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)Sierra Leone says 130 confirmed cases of Ebola were found during a three-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the disease. Officials are awaiting tests on about 70 more suspected cases.

Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in U.S. prison

Still image taken from an undated video of Suleiman Abu GhaithBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A seemingly unrepentant Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on terrorism charges. A Manhattan federal jury in March found the Kuwaiti-born 48-year-old guilty of conspiring to kill Americans, conspiring to provide material support for terrorists and providing such support, after a trial that offered a rare glimpse of bin Laden in the hours following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. U.S. ...

White House gets second barrier after fence jumping

A new layer of temporary fencing creating a wider buffer along the sidewalk in front of the White House is pictured in WashingtonBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second fence has been erected along part of the White House grounds, pushing tourists and passersby farther away after a fence jumper got into the executive mansion. The new waist-high barricade, which closes off part of the sidewalk on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House, went up late Monday or early Tuesday. It is about 8 feet (2.4 meters) from the regular spike-topped fence. The barrier was erected after Iraq war veteran Omar Gonzalez, 42, allegedly scaled the 7-foot (2. ...

Fire at memorial to slain teen adds to tensions in Ferguson, Missouri

People gather by a makeshift memorial near the site where Brown was shot to death in Ferguson, MissouriBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - City leaders in Ferguson, Missouri, faced heightened tensions on Tuesday after an early morning fire destroyed a makeshift memorial honoring the black teenager killed last month by a white police officer. The memorial for 18-year-old Michael Brown that caught fire was erected in a grassy area alongside the road where Brown died. A larger memorial, which runs down the center lane of the road, was untouched by the fire. Still, neighborhood residents who have been protecting and building on the memorials since Brown was killed Aug. ...

U.S.: Terror group was nearing attack

President Barack Obama speaks about the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria., Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, on the South Lawn the White House, in Washington, before heading to the United Nations. The president said the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)U.S. bombed cell of al-Qaida militants in northwestern Syria of whom few have heard.

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