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Google’s new Trips app aims to help with the stress of planning your itinerary

Google's new Trips app for iOS and Android collates your trip itineraries, plus recommends sights and attractions you're most likely to enjoy based on search history and crowdsourced data.
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Google wants to help you find new ebooks to read on Google Play Books

Looking for a new book to read? Google is here to help -- the company has launched a new 'Discover' tool for Google Play Books, aimed at helping you find the best new books to read based on your reading history.
Computing

Multiple FTP servers owned by the U.S. government were accessed by a teen hacker

A report has surfaced claiming that a teen hacker broke into an FTP server owned by the U.S. government that contains information for many other servers. The hacker gained access to social security numbers, credit card numbers, and…
Computing

Gamers outperform both scientists and algorithms in protein-folding race

As part of a contest which featured scientists, undergraduates, algorithms and specifically made programs, gamers came out on top and helped discover a brand new branch of proteins which help stop plaque formation.
Computing

Hackers are playing Crysis on remote business computers, and it’s not a fun game

Hackers are currently using ransomeware called Crysis to encrypt files on business PCs through Remote Desktop. It has the ability to travel across the network, potentially landing on a file server and holding its contents for ransom.
Gaming

'Harambe vs Capcom' lets the famous gorilla punch his way back to Africa

Capcom vs Harambe might not have been a game you expected, but you know a lot of people are going to play it. The beat'em up sees you take on the role of the internet's most be'memed gorilla in an attempt to make it back to Africa…
Music

Apple calls on James Corden for comical Apple Music ad

Apple called on "The Late Late Show" host James Corden and three Apple executives for its latest Apple Music ad. The two-minute slot sees the British comedian offering increasingly absurd ideas for Apple Music ads as the execs…
Business

Microsoft to shutter Skype’s London HQ, lay off 400 employees

The move means approximately 400 people will lose their jobs, as the company made the decision to unify some engineering positions, potentially putting at risk a number of globally focused Skype and financial roles.
Business

Porch expands home services partners to compete with amazon

Last week the company announced a deal resulting in a partnership with Rejuvenation, a home goods store owned by Williams-Sonoma to offer assembly and installation services to customers buying online or in-stores.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Driverless Ubers, longer tweets coming, Bud will drive you home

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from…
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Microsoft’s Outlook now lets you attach Google Drive files and Facebook photos

Microsoft is updating Outlook with a number of new features, including support for attachments from both Google Drive and Facebook photos. The features are rolling out now and make attaching files a lot easier.
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The future of the smart assistant is in Maps, according to Google

Google is working hard on its next-gen assistant, and it turns out that assistant could prove better than the rest. Why? Because of Google's Maps expertise, which will be a big part of the assistant.