Ex-Googler: ‘Tons Of Engineers’ Want To Leave Google – Business Insider

Walk said he thought exits from Google would not really pick up for “another month” — after bonuses are paid out there. via Pocket
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BBC News – Charlie Hebdo: ‘Islamist cyber attacks’ hit France

Numerous French media websites have gone down a day after warnings of a wave of Islamist cyber attacks. The sites of Le Parisien, Marianne and 20 Minutes were among those affected, although most were soon restored. via Pocket
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Withings Activité Pop review – CNET

CNET Editors’ Rating 4 stars Excellent Pricing Unavailable Average User Rating 0 stars Be the first to review! 3.5 stars It’s still up for debate whether or not you need a smartwatch, but the new Pebble Steel… Starting at: $79. via Pocket
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iOS versus Android. Apple App Store versus Google Play: Here comes the next battle in the app wars | ZDNet

Apple’s wasn’t the first app store, nor when it launched, was it the biggest. When it went live in July 2008, alongside the iPhone 3G, it hosted a relatively modest 500 apps. via Pocket
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This $3,300 refrigerator has a Keurig coffee maker built in – Jan. 18, 2015

High-end refrigerators have featured ice-makers and cold water taps for years. But GE thinks what’s missing from your fridge is hot coffee. The $3,300 GE Café series refrigerator features a Keurig (GMCR) K-Cup brewer that uses the fridge’s filtered water to make a single cup of joe. via Pocket
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12 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know – Slideshow from PCMag.com

Click To View Slideshow» Facebook has been around for 10 years, but there are probably a few tricks you don’t know about. Facebook is the principal digital public square of today. Well, it’s the principal digital public square for those of a certain age (i.e. via Pocket
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This Is How Xiaomi Keeps The Cost Of Its Smartphones So Low | TechCrunch

Xiaomi’s combination of well-spec’ed phones and low price tags drove the company to over 60 million sales last year. That progress saw it replace Samsung as China’s top-selling smartphone company and become the world’s third top selling phone maker in the process. via Pocket
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What’s holding back the Internet of things? | VentureBeat | Cloud | by Kim Gaskins, Affinnova

The tech world is abuzz with interesting possibilities for the Internet of Things (IoT) lately, but regular folks haven’t caught up yet. Why the enthusiasm gap? That’s the question that Affinnova, a Nielsen company, set out to answer in a recent study of nearly 4,000 consumers. via Pocket
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Turkey will ban Twitter unless it blocks a newspaper’s account

The Turkish government’s love/hate relationship with Twitter is once again turning sour. via Pocket
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What Are Quantum Dots, and Why Do I Want Them in My TV? | WIRED

If you look at the CES 2015 word cloud—a neon blob of buzz radiating from the Nevada desert, visible from space—much of it is a retweet of last year’s list. Wearables. 4K. The Internet of Things, still unbowed by its stupid name. Connected cars. HDR. Curved everything. via Pocket
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