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LAPD chief’s claim that Waze ‘helps criminals’ leaves many in blank disbelief

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Civil liberties lawyers, free speech advocates and even some police departments have rushed to the defence of the popular road navigation app Waze after Charlie Beck, the chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, accused the service of endangering officers and helping criminals by publicizing the position of their patrol cars. Beck went public with […]

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Virtual reality documentaries ‘take the middle man out of journalism’

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
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“With virtual reality, I’m not interested in the novelty factor,” says digital artist and filmmaker Chris Milk. “I’m interested in the foundations for a medium that could be more powerful than cinema, than theatre, than literature, than any other medium we’ve had before to connect one human being to another.” Milk’s career has a strong […]

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How small is the smallest chess game in the world? This small

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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If you’ve got an older smartphone you’ve probably run out of space for apps. Except for this one: BootChess is a fully working chess game coded in just 487 bytes. That’s an entire game in the same number of characters as this article. There are flaws. The game doesn’t implement rules such as castling or […]

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Android beats iOS for app downloads, but revenues a different story

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Android’s Google Play store generated nearly 60% more app downloads than Apple’s iOS App Store in 2014, but the latter was still much more lucrative for app developers according to analytics firm App Annie. The company’s annual report claims that the App Store generated more than 70% more revenues than Google Play in 2014, even […]

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Snapchat adds entertainment and news with Discover

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Snapchat is aiming to become much more than a social media app by making content from the likes of Vice Media, Cosmopolitan magazine and CNN available to users. Discover is billed as “a new way to explore Stories” that “puts the narrative first. This is not social media.” The company, best known for its self-destructing […]

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