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Eager for Android 5.0 Lollipop? You might want to wait

Each new generation of the Android OS has brought about great improvement and much excitement. It tends to both work and look better. And who doesn’t like the little android bot with the latest sweet treat in hand? Lollipop. Such fun!

Boost security with EyeLock iris scanner, available now to consumers

Face it. You have hundreds of different logins and accounts to services and websites all over, and you will never ever remember all passwords for each. That is, unless you reuse some simple password for each. But then the risk of getting hacked and having your accounts and identity compromised shoots into the stratosphere.

Intel expected to merge chip, mobile businesses

Intel has taken financial hits as a result of its phone and tablet business, so the company plans to merge its mobile division with its more successful PC chip business, according to Bloomberg. A report in Bloomberg states Intel will merge the two sectors to keep profits relatively high in all sectors, instead of constantly having a low profit or loss division.

Twitter’s co-founder Biz Stone creates ‘Super’ app

Another application has been launched by Biz Stone, one of the main co-founders originally involved in Twitter. Stone’s latest app, Super, lets people talk with others who are nearby and it includes meme-like features. Super includes pictures with all of the statements made by users, and each post must start with things like “The Best”, “I Wish”, or “My Favorite”.

Finally, a smartwatch that would make Dick Tracy proud

Without a doubt, the battle over consumer’s wrist real-estate has only really begun. Although smartwatches have been hitting the market with vigor over the past couple of years – this year especially – production teams are finally getting a clue about design. The most recent models of smartwatches are starting to look more like watches while retaining all the smart functions.

Google Glass may not become a consumer hit as support wanes

Has it really been two years (give or take) since Google Glass came about, drawing attention by the millions? It could be hard to believe, considering the dearth of new stories regarding Glass. But if the latest news are any indication of what is to come, Google Glass’s moment in the sun may have already come and gone.

Reddit CEO left due to being “worn out”

Reddit CEO Yishan Wong left the company on Thursday, and while his departure was triggered by an argument about office space, he had generally become worn out because of the job. Wong wrote on Quora shortly after it was revealed he had left the company that he was “completely worn out,” and his job was “having significantly detrimental effects on [his] personal life.”

Unlimited photo storage, now for Amazon Prime members

When it comes to stored digital media, nothing takes up more space than my photos. Important documents? It’s been holding steady around 3GB. My entire music library has pushed past 600 albums, requiring only 14.3GB of space. But with all the free streaming music services available, it’s not growing much at all. But photos taken from smartphones? I’m about to break past 50GB very soon.

Home Depot hacked, 53M e-mail addresses affected

The latest major retailer to suffer a security breach is Home Depot, and the company has confirmed hackers targeted a database filled with 53 million customer e-mail addresses. That database was hacked, and point-of-sale systems were also impacted in the United States and Canada.

Amazon working on taxi deliveries in California

Amazon has explored many possible delivery methods around the United States. Using local carriers is already commonplace, and Amazon has opened more distribution centers in order to improve delivery times. It’s latest new delivery method may end up being taxis, according to the Wall Street Journal. Amazon is reportedly looking to use taxis, and it is testing deliveries with them in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Brand rankings place Google third, Apple first

Depending on which source is looked at, Google is either the second or third top brand. Interbrand’s fall ranking has placed Google in the second top spot, yet Forbes has come out with its own rankings and has Google in third place. In both cases, Google remains behind Apple, the highest value company in the world.

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Lyft says former COO stole documents, went to Uber

The former COO of transportation startup Lyft, Travis VanderZanden, has been accused of stealing important documents from the company and leaving for Uber. Of all the transportation startups in North America, the biggest rivalry is between Uber and Lyft, and this is not the first time competition has reportedly gotten out of hand.