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Google reprimanded for YouTube Kids app showing inappropriate content

Google reprimanded for YouTube Kids app showing inappropriate content

Google's recent mobile app, YouTube Kids, a version of the popular video service that curates safe content for young children, has come under fire from two child and consumer advocacy groups claiming that the app is deceiving. The Center for Digital Democracy and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood filed a complaint with the FTC, stating that "the app is rife with videos that would not meet anyone’s definition of 'family friendly.'" The complaint included evidence of video clips that had been found on YouTube Kids that were described as disturbing and/or harmful to young children.

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VR Experience: Beer with a Grizzly Bear

VR Experience: Beer with a Grizzly Bear

Several upcoming virtual reality experiences are revealed by Samsung this week for the Gear VR. One of these experiences places you, the viewer, at a table in the wilderness with a bear and a beer. You will have a beer with the bear. That's what virtual reality can bring to you. We are living in an age where you can sit down and have a beer with a grizzly bear in virtual reality. What a fantastic time to be alive, virtually.

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ASUS ZenFone 2 coming to USA unlocked for $199

ASUS ZenFone 2 coming to USA unlocked for $199

Pricing on the USA version of the ASUS ZenFone 2 is revealed in an set of unlocked editions coming exclusively to Amazon. No carriers have been named thus far - the phone (large version and small version) will be coming to Amazon unlocked, available for users to add a SIM card to depending on the carrier they're already signed up with. Or want to switch to. The larger phone will compete with the iPhone 6 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note series with a display size of 5.5-inches.

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ASUS mascot “Zenny” busts out

ASUS mascot “Zenny” busts out

Electronics company ASUS reveals a mascot owl to lead them into the future. This owl-like creature has a lightning bolt on his belly and a curious look on his face, coming to the stage at a special event in all black and organ. His eyes are big and bright white while his neck band, inner ears, and feet are all orange. He wants power, ladies and gentlemen, and he brings power. It's clear ASUS means to do battle with Xiaomi's stuffed bunny mascot, Ushanka. Will the bunny win, or will the new owl prosper?

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Today’s Apple vs Samsung court news means nothing to you

Today’s Apple vs Samsung court news means nothing to you

Average consumers remain unaffected by today's United States Court of Appeals decision in a long-lasting Apple vs Samsung case. This case has been on the books for many moons. Back in April of 2013 the case was raging - re-calculating damages after a 1-billion dollar damage report in August of 2012. How much does all of this affect you? Not very much. Not very much at all, really, unless you happen to be an investor or a lawyer working for Samsung or Apple, or any company caught in the cross-fire.

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Google tipped to show “Buy” buttons in mobile search results

Google tipped to show “Buy” buttons in mobile search results

This latest insider info will surely ruffle Amazon's and eBay's furthers. Sources familiar with the matter claim that Google will be slowly rolling out a new feature on its mobile search results that will show a "Shop on Google" for sponsored search results, which will take users to a new page to make tweak the order and make a purchase. This dangerously encroaches on the territory of the two largest e-tailers but it could also sour Google's relationships with other retailers already paying Google for some prime spots on its search results.

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R2-D2 Galaxy S6 Edge SkinIt Review

R2-D2 Galaxy S6 Edge SkinIt Review

In the wake of the preview announcement of the Iron Man Edition of the Galaxy S6 Edge, SlashGear turns its eye to the Poor Techie's Solution. Here we're taking a peek at another SkinIt skin for our device. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has a curved front display glass, and therefor presents a bit of a challenge for case makers and accessory creators alike. How does SkinIt solve this problem? As it turns out, they didn't have to do much of anything different from their normal methods of application.

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Iron Man Galaxy S6 Edge official: incoming internationally

Iron Man Galaxy S6 Edge official: incoming internationally

There's a real-deal Iron Man Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge coming, and it's coming soon. While Samsung has not confirmed a USA-based release of this device, an international (likely GSM) version will be appearing soon. This is part of Samsung's brand team-up with Marvel Comics for the release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. At this time it would appear that the Galaxy S6 Edge will get an Iron Man edition, while the normal Samsung Galaxy S6 may not - we'll be waiting for that answer too.

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Europe’s mobile carriers aim to block all internet ads

Europe’s mobile carriers aim to block all internet ads

Internet ads have become one of the necessary nuisances of our mobile era. We don't like seeing them, but without them, who knows how many website and services would cease to exist. However, at least one European mobile carrier seems prepared to start blocking all online ads from appearing on your smartphone screen, although not necessarily for your benefit. The purpose, it seems, it to try to fight back against Google and break their hold on the web's advertising systems.

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Google’s self-driving cars rolling out to public roads for testing

Google’s self-driving cars rolling out to public roads for testing

It seems that there is no stopping Google from pushing its autonomous cars into the public's presence, even with recent reports of a number of car accidents involving precisely this type of self-driving vehicle. Starting this summer, Google will be introducing some of its test fleet to public roads for actual "out of the lab" testing. Of course, it will be taking every precaution and will include its safety engineers inside the cars for now. Though given Google's previous sentiment, that could probably cause even more accidents.

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