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Say hello to Firefox 35 and Firefox Hello, Mozilla’s in-browser Skype competitor

Mozilla has been prepping a Skype challenger for a while now, and version 35 of its Firefox browser introduces the fully working Firefox Hello, a video chat solution that works with only the click of a link.
Web

Google Domains opens up to all U.S. users, service starts at $12 a year

Google Domains has been invitation only since the summer, but on Tuesday the company opened it up to all users in the U.S. Taking on the likes of GoDaddy, prices for securing a web address via Google's new service start at $12 a year.
Mobile

Europe’s largest low-cost airline to start streaming movies to passenger devices for free

Ryanair says it's planning to start offering TV shows and movies to passengers via a free in-flight streaming service. It's also looking to introduce a Wi-Fi service, allowing passengers to surf the Web as they fly around Europe on the…
Computing

Obama calls for tighter cyber security after U.S. Central Command Twitter hack

ISIS supporters hacked the U.S. Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts during President Barack Obama's speech on the importance of cyber security and data protection. Both accounts are now suspended.
Mobile

UK goes to war against encrypted messaging apps, because it wants to read everything

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed that should his government win the next election, he will introduce legislation which will allow intelligence agencies access to encrypted messaging services, which currently can't be accessed at…
Computing

Thieves hack American and United accounts, book free flights

American and United airlines have revealed that cybercriminals armed with stolen usernames and passwords broke into a number of customer accounts last month in an attempt to book free flights or make mileage transactions.
Computing

Yahoo search share edges up following Firefox deal, but Google still way ahead

Since becoming Firefox's default search engine last month, Yahoo has achieved its highest share of the U.S. search market sonce 2009. It's excellent news for Marissa Mayer's firm, though it still has much to do if it wants to catch Google.
Mobile

Alcatel OneTouch expands options for U.S. consumers with new online store

Alcatel OneTouch has taken the wraps off a new e-commerce site aimed at U.S. consumers. Featuring a wide range of the company's smartphones, tablets, wearables and accessories, the launch follows a similar move in several European countries…
Web

Netflix could be taking a tougher approach to VPN tools

A small number of VPN users have spotted changes in Netflix code that makes it harder to change location in the app — could a full-scale crackdown on these regional unlockers be on the way?
Web

FCC will vote on Net neutrality in February

A huge number of people — including hundreds of thousands of ordinary citizens — have weighed in on the Net neutrality issue and it looks like we may get some kind of resolution next month.
Photography

Polaroid rebrands, re-launches Blipfoto one-photo-a-day social network

Polaroid has partnered with online photo sharing site Blipfoto to rebrand and re-launch the social network. Blipfoto lets users upload only one photo a day, but that photo is meant to capture a significant moment.
Computing

Microsoft may replace Internet Explorer with lightweight ‘Spartan’ in Windows 10

Microsoft is rumored to equip Windows 10 with two web browsers. Internet Explorer 11 will stay on, and get Spartan as a "lightweight" alternative.