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Samsung TecTiles hands-on with Galaxy S III

Samsung TecTiles hands-on with Galaxy S III

This week before Samsung and their many mobile network partners release the Galaxy S III to the masses, they've revealed a brand new addition to the NFC-laden smartphone family: Samsung TecTiles. These lovely little Programmable NFC Tags will allow you to activate apps, share contact information, change your phone's settings, and more, all of this programmed from a customizable interface you work with from your Galaxy S III smartphone. Each tag can be assigned an action, then when your Galaxy S III is tapped against each tag, its assigned action is performed.

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Last.fm password breach occurred three months ago

Last.fm password breach occurred three months ago

Last.fm is about to have more unhappy users. The music company admitted last week that passwords for users were leaked. The company told users to change the passwords and officially announced that it was investigating the leak. However, word has now surfaced that the password breach actually happened three months ago even though the company only announced it last week and urged users to change passwords.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: June 9, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: June 9, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. Are you enjoying your weekend? Would you like to spice it up with a bundle of this week's top technology stories? Then what a coincidence - that's exactly what we have for you. First up, a social network that is playing damage control – LinkedIn hack update includes no unauthorized access. Moving on from there, another corporate firestorm – Oracle ordered to pay Google’s legal fees. And if you have any interest in Google TV, check out – Android 4.0 Google TV gets AirPlay-like movie streaming.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 7, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 7, 2012

Happy Thursday, everyone. It's time to take a look at all the stories that made news today in the world of tech. First up, a social network that is playing damage control - LinkedIn hack update includes no unauthorized access. Moving on from there, another corporate firestorm - Oracle ordered to pay Google's legal fees. And now for something a bit more interesting to the layman - iOS brings in 40% of Google's mobile profits.

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Last.fm admits password leak

Last.fm admits password leak

Streaming music service Last.fm has warned users of a password leak, the custom radio service becoming the latest in a spate of online services to have their security compromised. "We are currently investigating the leak of some Last.fm user passwords" the company said in a statement today. "This follows recent password leaks on other sites, as well as information posted online. As a precautionary measure, we’re asking all our users to change their passwords immediately."

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale coming to PS Vita next

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale coming to PS Vita next

The game known as the Super Smash Bros of the Sony world is coming soon, and now not just for the PlayStation 3. It's PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and if that name wasn't long enough for you, try PlayStation Vita All-Stars Battle Royale on for size! This game has been tipped by several domain name registries and a job listing that have popped up this week in the wake of the excitement that the intitial title provided.

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has Vita in its eyes

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has Vita in its eyes

Sony's long-awaited answer to the record-smashing Nintendo hit franchise Super Smash Bros will likely be making its way to the PlayStation Vita along with the PS3. That is, unless one of the designers of the game decided to lie about his accomplishments on LinkedIn. Ah, social media. You have to love how little secrets and details emerge in the most random of places.

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Microsoft So.cl opens social search for all

Microsoft So.cl opens social search for all

Microsoft's So.cl social network and companion search tool has exited beta, promising to integrate comprehensive data gathering into a research tool ideal for students and knowledge addicts. Unveiled back in December 2011, So.cl was described at the time as a way of creating "montages of visual web content" by tagging search results and seeing other suggested topics from fellow researchers. However, Microsoft continues to insist that So.cl is intended to live alongside - not replace - your Facebook, Google+ or Twitter account.

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Bing reborn: New UI, Facebook and Google+ integration, more

Bing reborn: New UI, Facebook and Google+ integration, more

Microsoft has launched a new version of its Bing search engine, giving it a Windows 8-style UI refresh and integrating social networks so that searchers can factor in the opinions of their friends. "Research tells us that 90% of people consult with a friend or expert before making a decision" Microsoft said of the Bing changes. "The challenge has been to figure out how to integrate the information you care about with the people who can be most helpful to you in getting stuff done." Full details after the cut.

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