MobileIron Wants To Be Your Cloud Content Security Umbrella

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LIttle boy under huge umbrella. MobileIron is introducing a new Content Security Services (CSS) today that provides IT with a cloud security umbrella to set document protections across a variety of services, even when employees save documents to a personal account. In today’s BYOD (bring-your-own-device) world, IT knows all too well that people save company content to personal cloud storage accounts, even if there… Read More

Madame Tussauds is recreating Star Wars in wax

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Your chance to take selfies with Yoda, Han Solo, and Chewbacca is almost here — dead-eyed wax versions of the Star Wars heroes, at least. London’s venerable waxwork museum, Madame Tussauds, is opening a special multi-million dollar Star Wars show this May in the British capital, in collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm. The exhibition will recreate 11 sets from the two Star Wars movie trilogies, including Yoda’s swampy home on the planet of Dagobah, the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit, and the Mos Eisley cantina where either Greedo or Han shot first, depending on who you believe.

The exhibition comes only six months ahead of the release of the seventh Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, but it won’t feature any waxy versions of characters…

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Techlist Is A Data Nerd’s Dream For Asia’s Tech And Startup Industry

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Screenshot 2015-02-04 10.01.41 Reliable startup data is tough to find in Asia — let alone in the U.S. or other parts of the world — and, with the region an increasingly important market, this is a problem Techlist, a service from fellow blog Tech In Asia (hi guys), aims to fix. Today, Tech In Asia announced the service has pivoted to a new model and that it is part of the Y Combinator Winter 2015 program. Read More

Windows RT is officially dead

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Microsoft was left alone as the last manufacturer of Windows RT-based tablets, and now the software giant is no longer producing any RT devices. A Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge that the company is no longer manufacturing its Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet. “We are no longer manufacturing Nokia Lumia 2520; however, those still eager to buy Nokia Lumia 2520 should visit Microsoft Retail Stores, MicrosoftStore.com, third-party retailers and resellers for the latest availability.” The confirmation comes just a week after Microsoft revealed it has stopped manufacturing the Surface 2, another Windows RT tablet.

While Lenovo, Asus, Samsung, and Dell backed Windows RT initially, all of the tablet makers pulled out due to…

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Apple Watch apps for Tesla and Todoist show promise

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With the April release of the Apple Watch getting closer, some developers have started showing off the apps they’ve built for Apple’s first wearable, and we have two early standouts. Todoist has shared its upcoming Apple Watch app with TechCrunch, and Eleks Labs, a Ukraine-based developing group has built an app that will let you control your Tesla directly from your wrist.

Eleks’ Apple Watch app displays the battery level, range, temperature of your Tesla on the main screen, and can lock and unlock the car, turn on your headlights, and control the air condition. It will even allow you to honk the horn and open the sunroof. But according to Eleks, building the app was anything but easy, thanks to a number of faults within WatchKit….

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There’s now a ‘live’ Jurassic World webcam

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It’s another four months until the release of Jurassic World, but you can gawk at more of the film’s universe today — or at least some of its extras. Universal Pictures has put up “live” park cams that hop to various parts of Jurassic World’s fictitious dinosaur park. There are no actual dinosaurs to see, just tourists who are seemingly oblivious to the impending peril set to befall the park. There are 14 cams in all, including eateries and employee break rooms, all the way to the T. rex Paddock where — in proper Jurassic Park fashion — there is no T. rex to be seen. There’s even a view of the line for the gyrospheres, which basically looks like the line to every amusement park ride ever, albeit on a tropical island.

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Pope Francis is holding a Google Hangout this week

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For a few years now, Google has been using Hangouts to connect the public with celebrities and world leaders, from David Beckham to President Obama. This week, Google has grabbed another huge figure: Pope Francis. Francis will chat with children who have disabilities and special needs in Brazil, India, Spain, and the United States. He’ll be located in the Vatican when the chat goes live this Thursday at 10:00 AM ET / 4:00 PM CET.

Francis has been embracing technology in a number of ways, and he’s spoken highly in the past of its ability to connect people. This will actually be his second Hangout — he held a first back in September, when he also spoke with students. Both Hangouts were held in partnership with Scholas, an educational…

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Disney Mulling Dedicated Marvel And Star Wars Subscription Video Services

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star-avengers Disney says that it’s looking at other ways to work with services like Dish’s Sling TV, which offers unbundled content to broadband subscribers independent of a cable or satellite TV subscription. That’s not the best part, though: Disney’s planning around this possibility includes Marvel and/or Star Wars-specific offerings, which could mean that all my dreams really do… Read More

SXSW unveils film festival lineup, including new Steve Jobs documentary

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SXSW, one of the year’s biggest celebrations of startups, film, and music, kicks off next month. The weeklong festival’s film lineup has just been announced, and it features a number of heavy hitters, including the world premiere of Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney’s new documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.

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Watch a live stream of the only remaining McDonald’s hamburger in Iceland

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The last surviving order of a McDonald’s hamburger and fries made in Iceland is now viewable via live stream. Purchased on October 30th, 2009, the meal is roughly five-and-a-quarter years old. Its original owner, Hjörtur Smárason, purchased the meal a day before the final McDonald’s closed in Iceland and kept the dish on his garage shelf until a year ago when it moved into storage at the National Museum in Iceland.

I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a decaying hamburger today

Humans local and abroad can now watch the food decay at its latest home. Bus Hostel Reykjavik in Iceland has begun displaying the meal and also broadcasting real-time footage over a dedicated live stream. How does a McDonald’s hamburger and fries order look after all…

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Liftoff Raises $5 Million To Help App Makers Acquire Engaged Users, Not Just Installs

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transparency Mobile application marketers have traditionally chased new users through campaigns designed to prompt app installations. But a company called Liftoff is focused on helping companies acquire a more valuable customer base – those who take action beyond the install. That is, it helps target customers who do things like make purchases, renew subscriptions, reserve a hotel room, or whatever… Read More

Fly Or Die: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro

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The Lenovo Yoga Tablet Pro 2, while long-winded in name, is pretty interesting when it comes to form and function. The kickstand-equipped tablet offers pretty standard capabilities, with a 13.3-inch (2560×1440) IPS display, an Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, and an added surprise. The 13-inch tablet also comes with a built-in Pico projector so that you can… Read More

ARM just introduced the processors that’ll power smartphones in 2016

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ARM has just released a suite of new CPU and GPU designs that’ll make 2016’s mobile devices faster and — more importantly — more power-efficient. The core of the new processors ARM is introducing is the new Cortex-A72 mobile CPU — it’s rated at 3.5 times faster than the current generation Cortex-A15 that started shipping in late 2012 in the Nexus 10, and it uses 75 percent less energy than the A15 under identical workloads.

The new A72 can also be paired with ARM’s existing Cortex-A53 processor in something the company calls its big.LITTLE configuration — this saves the A72 for more heavy lifting while the lower power A53 handles most of the day-to-day tasks. When running in that configuration, ARM says that’ll supply an additional 40…

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Felicity Jones takes the lead role in the mysterious Star Wars spinoff

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Hot off The Theory of Everything and her Oscar nomination for best actress, Felicity Jones is said to have been cast as the lead in the first Star Wars spinoff. The Hollywood Reporter first announced the news, with other Hollywood news outlets corroborating shortly thereafter. Despite this sudden burst of press, details on the new movie remain as mysterious as ever — it’s not even clear whether Jones will be playing the foremost character or simply a leading role. Aaron Paul is reportedly being considered for another leading role.

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