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Hollywood Needs To Get Behind Smart-Home Horror - ReadWrite

readwrite.com — The API call is coming from inside the house! Except that it's not-not yet, anyway. You don't need an overactive imagination to envision a smart home as a house of horrors. Reality is scary enough-remember when a hacker took over a family's baby monitor and yelled at their infant?
Oct 31, 2014

RT @ilparone: "silicon-based intelligences.. are brutalizing us in our own homes" readwrite.com/2014/10/31/sma… by @helenaspopkin ht @MelanieHannah #ai #dystopia

Oct 31, 2014

Until Hollywood warms up to smart-home horror, the Internet of Screams will be silent. w.readwrite.com/1wNQeSg

Oct 31, 2014

Hollywood needs to get behind smart-home horror! Where's the Internet of Screams?w.readwrite.com/1wNQeSg Happy Halloween!

Google Bids For The Living Room With Movies & TV For Roku, Too - ReadWrite

readwrite.com — Google users with Roku boxes may be pleased to learn that the streaming TV set-top now offers a Google Play Movies & TV app. Google Play Movies & TV is a competitor to Apple's iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.
Oct 31, 2014

Google Bids For The Living Room With Movies & TV For Roku, Too spr.ly/6010S3MI

ReadFright Celebrates Horrifyingly Techie Halloween Costumes - ReadWrite

readwrite.com — Here at ReadWright-make that ReadFright-we live for all things ghoulish and sp00ky. And what could be more terrifying than slapping on a tech-related costume for Halloween? Here are some of the best techie costumes circulating Silicon Valley-some a last minute quick-fix, some that would take weeks of planning.
Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

Great news> OK, Google: Search Inside My Apps! Android’s baked-in voice search now works in other apps. readwrite.com/2014/10/30/ok-… by @adra_la

BlackBerry Goes Back To The Future With Its "BlackBerry Classic" - ReadWrite

readwrite.com — To salvage its business, BlackBerry's exciting new strategy is to deliver a modern smartphone ... circa 2006. It sounds like a joke, but the company's serious about its upcoming Blackberry Classic Q20, heading to the market in December. CEO John Chen took to his company's blog on Wednesday hoping to appeal to the BlackBerry faithful.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @adra_la: BlackBerry goes back to the future with its BlackBerry Classic spr.ly/6012S1zw

Oct 30, 2014

BlackBerry goes back to the future with its BlackBerry Classic spr.ly/6012S1zw

Google Fit Has Its Own Ailments - ReadWrite

readwrite.com — Apple has some competition in the digital-fitness space, now that Google has launched Google Fit, its Android answer to the iPhone's built-in Health app. The problem is that Apple and Google seem to be competing for who can come up with the buggiest fitness software.
Oct 30, 2014

"Apple and Google seem to be competing for who can come up with the buggiest fitness software." readwrite.com/2014/10/31/goo…

Lenovo Officially Welcomes Motorola To The Family - ReadWrite

readwrite.com — The PC company stake its claim in western mobility.

Microsoft Unveils Health Platform And $199 Fitness Band - ReadWrite

readwrite.com — On sale now.
Oct 30, 2014

It's official, self-tracking is a thing: Microsoft is in. -> Microsoft Unveils Health Platform And $199 Fitness Band readwrite.com/2014/10/31/mic…

Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out - ReadWrite

readwrite.com — He says he's speaking out to support others.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @RWW: Tim Cook is gay and proud of it, the Apple CEO revealed in a personal essay spr.ly/6010SHZm

Flipboard, Circa, And Yahoo Deliver The News - ReadWrite

readwrite.com — The nearly-forgotten sound of the newspaper landing with a thud on a doorstep is being replaced by the bright chime of a smartphone notification. Thanks to new apps, the news is once more being delivered. The latest to jump on this trend is Flipboard, which updated its app late Wednesday evening with several new features.
Oct 30, 2014

Would def be interesting if Facebook & LinkedIn focused on topics -> Flipboard, Circa, And Yahoo Deliver The News readwrite.com/2014/10/30/fli…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @RWW: Thanks to new apps, the news is once more being delivered straight to you spr.ly/6017SHkH

Oct 30, 2014

RT @RWW: Flipboard, Circa, and Yahoo are all racing to deliver the news to you. Here's why. spr.ly/6016S1Hr by @owenthomas

Nintendo Just Wants To Watch You Sleep - ReadWrite

readwrite.com — Game company Nintendo has developed a fatigue and sleep deprivation sensor (via GameSpot) that functions without ever touching your body. Instead, Nintendo chief executive Satoru Iwata says, the sensor can be placed on a nightstand to monitor you while you sleep. Its hands-free approach to health tracking has the company calling the device the first of its kind.

Apple's Opportunity: Disrupt the Credit Card Business - ReadWrite

readwrite.com — Apple has never been shy about bringing change to complacent industries. Its products have reinvented music distribution, mobile phones and, with its new mapping app, GPS navigation devices in cars. It may be time for a new sector to sound the alarm: Apple appears to be maneuvering itself into position to challenge Visa and Mastercard like...

We Can All Now Safely Forget About CurrentC, A Mobile Payment System No One Needs - ReadWrite

readwrite.com — So there's this mobile-payments thing. You can't get it yet. It doesn't work with your credit card. You have to scan something with your phone, or maybe the cashier scans your phone, or something. You have to give retailers your bank-account information. And it's already been hacked. Sounds great, right?
Oct 29, 2014

RT @RWW: We can all now safely forget about CurrentC, a mobile-payment system nobody needs spr.ly/6017SDbH by @owenthomas

Oct 29, 2014

RT @RWW: We can all now safely forget about CurrentC, a mobile-payment system nobody needs spr.ly/6017SDbH by @owenthomas

Apple Pay: 1 Million Cards Down, 599 Million To Go - ReadWrite

readwrite.com — The breathless hype around Apple Pay among technology insiders and security fanatics doesn't seem to be matched by iPhone users. On Monday, at a technology conference organized by the Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple had activated 1 million credit cards in the first 72 hours after Apple Pay launched.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @owenthomas: At this pace, Apple will have every card in the US signed up for Apple Pay in ... five years. Oh. Never mind. readwrite.com/2014/10/29/app…

Oct 29, 2014

At this pace, Apple will have every card in the US signed up for Apple Pay in ... five years. Oh. Never mind. readwrite.com/2014/10/29/app…

Motorola's Droid Turbo Is The Moto X On Power Steroids - ReadWrite

readwrite.com — Thanks to a phablet-sized battery, mainly.