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Swindlers Use Telephones, With Internet’s Tactics – New York Times

Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014

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Swindlers Use Telephones, With Internet’s Tactics – New York Times

Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014

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As Google Shoots For The Moon, Microsoft Praises The Virtues Of Open Research – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014

A few days ago, Google unveiled its latest moon shot: a contact lens with a built-in glucose sensor. As far as Google[x] projects go, the lens is right up there with flying wind turbines and balloon-powered Internet service (though maybe not quite on the same level as self-driving cars). There is an interesting twist to this whole story, though: the researchers who are working on this project at Google previously…

Rethinking Microsoft’s tablet: Surface Pro 2 succeeds – CNET

Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014

Surface Pro 2. (Credit: Brooke Crothers) The Surface Pro 2 is an excellent laptop-tablet hybrid. I didn’t think I would ever be able to write those words after using (for two months) the original Surface Pro, then selling it because, well, I didn’t like it. The Surface Pro 2 changed my mind, though. A good laptop-tablet hybrid is extremely difficult to design and build; it took me a while to…

Microsoft releases update to patch Surface Pro 2 firmware – PCWorld

Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014

Microsoft has issued a Surface Pro 2 update to fix glitches introduced by a December firmware release, which reduced battery life and changed how the device went into or out of sleep mode. After releasing the December 10 firmware update that caused the problems, Microsoft pulled it, but not before some users had downloaded it. ”This weekend we released an update that addresses the unexpected wake and battery drain behavior…