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  • Indonesian capital threatens to ban Uber car appIndonesian capital threatens to ban Uber car app

    The Indonesian capital is threatening to shut down controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber due to licensing issues a week after it officially launched in the city, an official said Wednesday.

  • Australia says Bitcoin not taxable as currencyAustralia says Bitcoin not taxable as currency

    Crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin should not be considered as money or a foreign currency when it comes to taxation, Australia's tax authority ruled Wednesday.

  • Czechs roll out new Bitcoin-style virtual currencyCzechs roll out new Bitcoin-style virtual currency

    The Czech Republic launched its answer to Bitcoin on Tuesday when new virtual currency CzechCrownCoin started trading. 

  • Octopus inspires new camouflage materialOctopus inspires new camouflage material

    The octopus's ability to camouflage itself has inspired a new kind of thin, flexible fabric that can automatically match patterns, US researchers said Tuesday.

  • TCL and Roku intro streaming-focused smart TVsTCL and Roku intro streaming-focused smart TVs

    In collaboration with streaming device specialist Roku, the Chinese electronics manufacturer TCL has announced the upcoming launch of a new range of TVs. Ranging in size from 32 to 55 inches, the new models facilitate access to services such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.

  • HP looks to challenge Chromebooks with $200 Windows notebookHP looks to challenge Chromebooks with $200 Windows notebook

    The HP Stream could be the first in a new line of cut-price PCs that want to offer consumers a Microsoft-based alterative to Google's clever little laptops.

  • Xperia M2 Aqua: The perfect phone come rain or shine?Xperia M2 Aqua: The perfect phone come rain or shine?

    Sony is clearly hoping to make a splash with its latest handset, the Xperia M2 Aqua. Launched on Tuesday, it is not only the world’s first affordable water-resistant handset, it is also the first phone ever to achieve an IP65 rating. That means it can survive being submerged in 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.

  • Curved screens, 4K, gaming: innovative monitors from LGCurved screens, 4K, gaming: innovative monitors from LG

    The South Korean manufacturer is slated to unveil the world's first curved, 21:9 format IPS monitor at IFA 2014, which takes place September 5-10 in Berlin. Determined to make a splash at the electronics trade show, LG is also presenting the first monitor dedicated to digital ultra-HD (4K) cinema, as well as a new high-performance LCD monitor for gamers.

  • Google buys travel guide app startup JetpacGoogle buys travel guide app startup Jetpac

    Google confirmed Monday it has bought the startup behind a Jetpac mobile application that creates insightful travel guides by analyzing pictures from social networks such as Instagram.

  • Facebook helps readers tell truth from fictionFacebook helps readers tell truth from fiction

    Facebook said on Monday that it is testing a way to let members know when articles posted to the social network are tongue-in-cheek instead of hand-on-heart.

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