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Google Offers 15GB Unified Storage Across Gmail, Drive, Google+

Google is consolidating storage between Drive, Gmail and Google+, now offering users 15GB of free storage shared across all three platforms. “Life gets a bit easier when your Google products work well together—whether that’s inserting a Drive file into an email or sharing a photo from Drive on Google+. As this experience becomes more seamless, separate storage doesn’t make as much sense anymore,” Clay Bavo, Google’s Director of Product Management said in a blog post announcing the change. With the new combined storage space you are free to store what you want where you want. So you could in theory have 15GB …


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Sony Xperia ZR Lets You Shoot Full HD Videos Underwater

Sony’s new Android smartphone, the Sony Xperia ZR, has a trait not often seen in today’s high-range smartphones: it can be submerged 5 feet deep under water. Its level of water resistance — IP55 and IP58 — is a bit better than Sony’s current Android flagship, Sony Xperia Z, which is IP55 and IP57 compliant, meaning it can be submerged into 3.3 feet of water. Bear in mind that, for both devices, this specifically means “fresh water,” meaning you probably shouldn’t take it with you for that ocean dive, but it’s still a very nice feature to have, especially with the …


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Bill Gates: I Wish I Had Steve Jobs’ Sense of Design

In an interview with CBS‘ 60 minutes, Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates answered several questions about his long time rival Steve Jobs. Reminiscing their last meeting — in May 2011, when Jobs was already very seriously ill — Gates remembers Apple’s co-founder fondly, highlighting his design ideas and the fact …


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Should and could Microsoft buy Nook Media for $1 billion?

A report claims Microsoft is considering buying the Barnes & Noble Nook Media venture for $1 billion. Are there any signs indicating this is in the cards? TechCrunch is reporting that Microsoft is mulling the idea of buying out the Nook Media venture in which Microsoft invested $300 million last …


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Coming Soon: Your Personal Flying Car

It’s 2013. Where’s my flying car? Answer: about eight years away. Terrafugia is a Massachusetts company previously best known for the Transition, which is best described as a plane you can drive. Its wings fold up, meaning pilots can drive it off the runway and straight home. Which is great …


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Google Glass Updated With Google+ and Hangout Notifications

Owners of Google Glass are reporting that Google is rolling out the device’s first software update, and changing the version name to XE5. According to Phandroid, the update’s improvements include bug fixes, optimizations and improvements. What’s more, data syncing in the background now requires power and Wi-Fi connection, transcription of …


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Data on your smart cell phone is not safe

You may fiercely guard your e-privacy by installing anti-virus software and desisting from downloading anything on your smart phone, but someone somewhere may still have access to some of your data. If a friend or acquaintance has compromised his own privacy while downloading an app, he could have inadvertently put …


Microsoft frames Skype in Outlook.com inboxes

The integration of the video chat and messaging service with Microsoft’s free e-mail service is rolling out to U.K. users now and will be available in the U.S. “in the coming weeks.” Microsoft is delivering Skype to Outlook.com users’ inboxes. A preview, which combines the video chat and messaging service …


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Mobile phone out of juice. Just dip it in some water

Researchers in Sweden have developed a new technique where you can charge your devices anywhere without electricity. Researchers in Sweden have developed a new technique where you can charge your devices anywhere without electricity, provided there is a water source nearby. Just add a spoonful and get instant power, anytime …


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Google glasses; a revolution in the making..

BE warned: another hi-tech revolution is in the air. Google has begun distributing the first of its highly controversial Google Glass specs to hundreds of trial users in the US. The cyber headgear is not so much a pair of specs as wearable computer-phones, each with a tiny display, camera, …