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Zynga has filed a trademark infringement claim against the creators of Bang With Friends for using “With Friends" in its name. 
The FAA has approved commercial drone flights in U.S. airspace.
Pro-Assad Syrian hackers compromised the social media and email accounts of a number White House employees.
Researchers in Texas successfully hacked into the navigation system of a yacht that was cruising in the Mediterranean. 
A Hong Kong man claims that his Galaxy S4 burnt down his apartment.
A court has ruled that authorities no longer need a warrant to track cellphone location data.
Swiss scientists have created the perfect tech storm, a 3-D-printed, self-assembling drone swarm. 
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BMW has unveiled its i3 electric car, designed specifically for city drivers.
Here’s a guide to the hashtags that fast food workers are using to promote and support their nationwide strike. 
Bitcoins are now illegal in Thailand.
The announcement that the Moscow metro system will be rigged with cellphone tracking tech to ‘prevent theft’ is raising privacy concerns. 
Rumor has it users will be able to unlock the new iPhone using a fingerprint sensor. Cool!
Does your iPhone need a composer? If so, this young musician has just release an album of ringtones and alarms that will make your calls a little less irritating.
Would you let the Veebot robot take your blood?
More efficient see-through solar cells may turn your phone’s screen into a power source.
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  • Does your iPhone need a composer? If so, this young musician has just release an album of ringtones and alarms that will make your calls a little less irritating.

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M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

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Need a job? Amazon is hiring 5,000 people.
Rumor has it that Apple’s plastic iPhone may be called the 5C. Does the “C” stands for “Colors?”
One of Apple’s key leaders, Bob Mansfield, is leaving the company’s executive team.
10% of Starbucks’s U.S. transactions are now made via mobile device.
Computer experts hacked Toyota and Ford vehicles to expose cyber vulnerabilities.
Mobile and digital advertising giants like Google are facing some serious competition now that two of the world’s largest advertising firms have merged. 
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—M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

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The driver of the derailed Spanish train had reportedly bragged about his high speeds on Facebook. 
Watch out Apple TV, Google is working on living room domination.  
MIT researchers report they successfully implanted false memories in mouse brains Inception-style. 
Even though sales went up, Amazon’s profits dropped by $7 million last quarter.
The L.A school district will supply all 640,000 of its students with iPads to prepare them for an increasingly tech-centric world.
Netflix will show the series finale of ‘Breaking Bad’ in Ireland and the U.K.
Netflix has cancelled the free service deal that came with the purchase of a Google Chromecast device due to “overwhelming demand.”
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Google will tap into its inner nerd during the upcoming Geek Week (Aug 4-10), which is meant to promote its original content.
The new Nexus 7 tablet has gone on pre-order before Google even had a chance to reveal it.
BBC Researchers have come up with a concept for how to send astronauts to Mars, and then bring them back.
Would you hand over your personal data to the TSA if it got you through airport security faster? 
Heads up all you hopeless e-romantics, a security flaw within the dating app Tinder exposed users’ locations and Facebook IDs for two hours last weekend.
Hmm, is your data safe with Citibike? A glitch exposed the credit card info of more than 1,000 users in April.
Get ready to see lots of promoted tweets during your favorite TV shows, because Twitter is giving a big push to its TV ad targeting feature for brands. 
Apple’s third-quarter earnings show record-setting iPhone sales but declining numbers for the iPad. 
NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s sexting alter-ego has a name, and it is Carlos Danger.
Edward Snowden has been given permission to leave the Sheremetyevo airport, as long as he stays in Russia. 
A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for a Superteddy bear that would be able to chat naturally using Siri-like technology.
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—M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

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Good morning Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 

  • Google will tap into its inner nerd during the upcoming Geek Week (Aug 4-10), which is meant to promote its original content.
  • BBC Researchers have come up with a concept for how to send astronauts to Mars, and then bring them back.

Have a great day!

M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

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The shut down of an Apple developer center last week may have been triggered by the security researcher who pointed out some of Apple’s bugs and potential cyber weaknesses. 
Word on the street has it that Apple is testing iPads and iPhones with larger screens.
Yahoo just bought back $1.16 billion in shares from hedge fund investor Third Point LLC. 
An encryption flaw in some SIM cards means that roughly 750 million phones can be hacked in a matter of minutes via text message. 
Celebrated statistician and 2013’s most creative person, Nate Silver, is leaving The New York Times for ESPN. 
Here is why you will see many more 3-D printers next year.
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone thinks that Facebook should go premium with a paid ad-free version.
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—M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

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Uber-rapper Sean Carter has changed his name from Jay-Z to Jay Z. Maybe it’s just too hot for hyphens?
Here’s why the new photos of alleged Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarneav, might do more harm than good.
What’s in secret Aaron Swartz that has MIT doesn’t want us to see?
Are knockoff iPhone chargers electrocuting people?  
Journalists and non-profits rejoice, making Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests is about to get easier thanks to the FOIA machine, which has been dubbed the 'TurboTax for government records.'
Apple’s purchase of Canadian navigation start up Locationary is evidence that it is serious about its mapping services. 
Have a great day!
—M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

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TGIF! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 

  • Here’s why the new photos of alleged Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarneav, might do more harm than good.
  • Journalists and non-profits rejoice, making Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests is about to get easier thanks to the FOIA machine, which has been dubbed the 'TurboTax for government records.'

Have a great day!

M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

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An app called Cat Academy will teach spanish and other languages through pictures of cute cats. Me(ow) gusta! 
Analysts say that the U.S. retail safety plan for Bangladesh factories is weak, especially in comparison to its European equivalent.
Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano was forced to abandon his spacewalk after a suit malfunction that filled his helmet with water. Scary! 
The Google Glass team considered 'pew pew pew' and 'go go glass' before they went with its trigger term, ‘Ok glass.’
Airbnb is slowing international hiring and reorganizing in an attempt to prevent startup burnout. 
As we reported earlier today, Tumblr has fixed a bug in its iOS app and recommends that users change their passwords.
Jay-Z’s new album set a record on Spotify with 14-million whole album streams.
Watch out Apple! Google just released its iOS Maps 2.0 update. 
Fresh Apple rumors are milling. A new iPhone with features like a finger print reader and lighter, plastic components may be in the works.
Thanks to a team that lugged a trolley camera around the Parisian landmark, Google Street View users are getting a view from the Eiffel Tower.
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—M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

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Happy Hump Day Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 

  • An app called Cat Academy will teach spanish and other languages through pictures of cute cats. Me(ow) gusta! 

Have a great day!

M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

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A lead Google Glass developer is working on wearable tech for dogs that would let them communicate more easily with their handlers.
Meet the 6-foot tall humanoid robot that may just save your life someday.
Edward Snowden has requested a meeting with human rights representatives at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.
The NSA has been monitoring Skype calls since July of 2012. 
The tin in your iPhone might be wrecking the environment. 
UK researchers are testing a 'penetrator' spacecraft that is designed to search for life on Jupiter's moon. It would travel at about 760 mph, close to the speed of sound.
Today’s most creative person is Alex Maccaw, the creator of Monacle, a place where techies can share ideas and constructive criticism without having to deal with snarky, useless feedback.
Lady Gaga has revealed more details of her upcoming ARTPOP project. The”musical and visual engineering system” is set to launch in November.
Music discovery service Shazam has compiled a list of the top ten most misheard lyrics in pop. And they’re pretty funny.
The Gagnam Style artist Psy has joined the ranks of Justin Beiber and Rihanna with three billion YouTube views. 
Have a good one!
—M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

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TGIF! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 

  • Today’s most creative person is Alex Maccaw, the creator of Monacle, a place where techies can share ideas and constructive criticism without having to deal with snarky, useless feedback.

Have a good one!

M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

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