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PayPal explains when it will hit you with robocalls

When PayPal updated its user agreement with language suggesting that it had broad powers to make automated calls (aka robocalls) and texts, customers were understandably nervous. Was the company going to spam you until you bought more stuff using its...
Published on: Monday, June 29, 2015 | link

Medium ditches passwords for single-use email links

Passwords are, by many accounts, quickly going the way of the dodo. And while many sites now allow users to log in via social media, they're not always a viable option. That's why (as an alternative to logging in via Facebook or Twitter) blog-publish...
Published on: Monday, June 29, 2015 | link

Yelp study claims that Google 'knowingly' worsens search results

Yelp really, really isn't a fan of Google's search rankings, and it's making sure that you know it. The location-based service has partnered with net neutrality pioneer Tim Wu on a study alleging that Google is "knowingly degrading" search results by...
Published on: Monday, June 29, 2015 | link

Samsung is launching 'several' more Tizen smartphones this year

It's tempting to think of Tizen as an also-ran in the smartphone world next to powerhouses like Android and iOS, but that's not entirely true when Samsung has sold 1 million Z1 phones in India since January. In fact, there are now signs that the Kore...
Published on: Monday, June 29, 2015 | link

What's on your HDTV: Women's World Cup, 'Zoo', 'Vanilla Sky' Blu-ray

This week the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup will conclude, and the USWNT is taking on Germany Tuesday night. Beyond that, Cameron Crowe fans (still sticking around since the release of Aloha) can finally see Vanilla Sky on Blu-ray complete with an exte...
Published on: Monday, June 29, 2015 | link

Apple Maps minivan spotted in the wild

Earlier this year, a few eagle-eyed folks in the East Bay region in Northern California noticed unmarked minivans with what looked like an array of cameras and sensors sitting on top of it. It turns out that the vehicles were registered to Apple, whi...
Published on: Monday, June 29, 2015 | link

Google Hangouts for iOS gets a redesign, better performance

Frustrated with the Google Hangouts app on iOS from time to time? Us too. Mountain View updated the mobile software today with a refreshed UI and more. First, you'll likely notice the new coat of Material Design paint that tidies things up a bit. Hec...
Published on: Monday, June 29, 2015 | link

The 1998 'Battlezone' remake is getting remastered

The trends of remaking and remastering classic games just kicked into overdrive. Rebellion (best known for its Sniper Elite games) has revealed that it's developing not just a virtual reality version of the original Battlezone, but a refresh of the 1...
Published on: Monday, June 29, 2015 | link

Facebook figures if you listened to a video, you must like it

Facebook continues to refine what you see in your news feed. Today, the social network that your mom uses announced that it will track more information about your video watching habits to include whether or not you perform any actions like turn up th...
Published on: Monday, June 29, 2015 | link

Sprint's latest family plan offers two unlimited lines for $100

Sprint is trying to do everything it can to compete with T-Mobile's audacious, budget-friendly plans. As such, the carrier's introducing a new plan called Best Buy One Family, featuring two lines with unlimited data, talk and text for $100 per month ...
Published on: Monday, June 29, 2015 | link