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Kwikset Kevo update brings Guest eKeys

Kwikset Kevo update brings Guest eKeys

Smart door locks are a neat idea for your connected home, but what about when you have guests? Those who still have to work when friends or family are in town may find the latest update to the Kwikset Kevo really handy. Owners of the smart lock can now assign digital keys, and even control the duration they’re good for.

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Duolingo Test Center now live, ready to certify your tongue

Duolingo Test Center now live, ready to certify your tongue

Duolingo today announced their Test Center feature is going live. The app, available now for Android and the web (in September for iOS), will now let users take an administered language test right from their mobile device. There isn’t a proctored test other than English right now, but Duolingo hopes to expand on that quickly.

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Apple Maps make their way to the web via iCloud

Apple Maps make their way to the web via iCloud

Apple Maps has seen its share of issues, but Apple has slowly been working those kinks out over time. Now that Apple Maps is vastly better, it seems as though Apple might be ready to lean on it a bit more. The Find my iPhone feature in iCloud has been reported by many to be using Apple Maps — not Google Maps as it has been.

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Udacity launches for Android with four new courses

Udacity launches for Android with four new courses

Udacity, the popular tool for learning all kinds of tech things you might not otherwise get to, has finally made its way to Android. The iOS app, launched about two months ago, has been reworked for Android, and the company has some new courses you can take to celebrate. Four new learning programs are available for Udacity, and they have a decidedly Android flair.

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Google trying to kill terrible sites with Web Starter Kit

Google trying to kill terrible sites with Web Starter Kit

Have you even been on a tablet or smartphone, following links to websites when you came across one that looked terrible? Moreover, was it just not very responsive on your mobile device as it was the desktop? Google knows that frustration, and has released the Web Starter Kit for Developers.

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Web predecessor Xanadu may one day replace the PDF

Web predecessor Xanadu may one day replace the PDF

It would appear that one of the strangest predecessors to the World Wide Web has finally been revealed after 54 years of development. You read that right - this software’s development started in 1960, and its creator now has a working model for users to take a peek at and interact with. Ted Nelson’s creation is a computer interface project, one also known as a universal library.

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Vimeo funds High Maintenance original series

Vimeo funds High Maintenance original series

Not to be left behind, Vimeo has decided to invest in its own original series, following in the steps of Netflix, Yahoo, and others. In this case, the company has funded another six episodes for the web series "High Maintenance".

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Any.Do goes anywhere with new web app

Any.Do goes anywhere with new web app

Any.Do, who already provide a great cross-platform to-do list, are broadening their horizons. With their new web app, Any.Do is giving you the freedom to set goals and schedule tasks anywhere you like. Rather than having to download an app to your smartphone, you can just bookmark their service and access it from any where, any time.

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FCC Net Neutrality proposal approved for comment

FCC Net Neutrality proposal approved for comment

This week the FCC has approved the Tom Wheeler-promoted next generation of Net Neutrality rules. This new proposal is not yet fully enacted, of course, this week only moving it forward to a 60-day public comment period. After this 60-day period, another 60-day response period will take place.

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Google Search may boost sites with encrypted data

Google Search may boost sites with encrypted data

It’s been suggested this week that Google may be in talks to boost search results for websites that correctly implement encryption. This was hinted by the engineer at Google in charge of fighting spam in search results, Matt Cutts. Cutts is also a liaison between Google’s search engine team and web developers letting them know how each change is being made to the algorithms in place as they are made.

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WebGL plants game in Oculus Rift with one line of code

WebGL plants game in Oculus Rift with one line of code

It’s not every day that you see an internet-based 3D engine pushing a game to virtual reality with one line of code. That’s what’s been demoed this week as HTML5 loomed over the crowd at Microsoft’s BUILD 2014 developers convention. It’s just one line of code with the Babylon.js 3D engine and a game is converted from 2D to fully Oculus Rift-ready.

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iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S4 early adopter: Devil’s in the details

iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S4 early adopter: Devil’s in the details

The battle between Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone line and the Apple iPhone rages on. The folks behind the ad group Chitika have released a new study which incorporates several angles centering on the web traffic of iOS and Android devices. More specifically, today we’re looking at the web traffic generated by the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5 in the months after they were first released last year (and the year before that).

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