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You talkin’ to me? Software company designs mobile ads that talk back

It's easy to ignore an advertisement when it's just blinking on a webpage in front of you, but what if you could talk to it, and it would talk back? The next generation of mobile advertising promises that very thing, marking the start of…
Web

New California bill would allow customers access to what companies know about them

If you've always wondered what kinds of personal data companies are storing about you from your online activities, you might soon be able to find out - As long as the companies are based in California.
Photography

Samsung announces U.S. availability and pricing of Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Camera

Samsung's Android-powered point-and-shoot Galaxy Camera was a breakthrough in camera UI and connectivity, but required a cellular data plan subscription. Now a Wi-Fi-only model is available.
Mobile

BlackBerry Z10 owners to get free in-flight Wi-Fi, courtesy of Delta

Delta and BlackBerry are teaming up to offer free in-flight Wi-Fi to Z10 owners. We're not exactly sure why, but the benefit will extend indefinitely.
Home

No reservations: How a restaurant took social media’s power back into its hands

Restauranteurs are tired of customers running to Yelp and Foursquare to complain, ruining their Web reps. Instead, they're starting to use social media for more than gratuitous self-promotion.
Mobile

Want a free phone? Verizon’s LG Lucid 2 hits stores today

Verizon announced that, beginning Thursday, April 4, online sales for its new Lucid 2 phone will begin, and users signing a two-year contract will get it for free. The phone is expected to hit Verizon store shelves in the coming weeks.
Gaming

First look: ‘Thief’ steps back out of the shadows (but watch your wallet)

We take a first look at the return of the master thief Garrett and the steampunk Middle Ages noir of the City, in Eidos Montreal and Square Enix's in-development reinvention of 'Thief.'
Mobile

Rumor Roundup: The 3-year history of the fabled ‘Facebook Phone’ (Updated)

This week could see one of the most enduring smartphone-related rumors come to an end, as Facebook may reveal the Facebook Phone, or the software which may end up running on such a device. Here's a roundup (and a little history) on all the…
Mobile

Samsung to open its own stores – inside 1400 Best Buys

Samsung announced Tuesday it's to open 1400 'Samsung Experience Shops' inside Best Buy stores across the US. The store-within-a-store initiative, which kicks off this month, should result in more foot traffic for Best Buy and more sales for…
DT Daily

DT Daily: Cyborg News Roundup 2:02

DT Daily: DNA Transistors, “Baidu Eye”, Apple’s iRing  Related Links: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/scientists-build-transistors-out-of-dna-really/…
Android Army

One year on: Nearly half of Instagram users on Android

Quite a fuss was made (by some iOS users) when Instagram landed on Android exactly a year ago, but things soon settled down, and now almost half of the service's 100 million+ user base comprises owners of Android devices.