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flipboardapp.jpgMore companies are apparently interested in acquiring the news aggregator. Flipboard

Flipboard, whose mobile app features news stories tailored to each reader's interests, could have more potential buyers than originally thought.

Google and Yahoo have separately met with Flipboard to explore a possible acquisition, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing people who claim to have knowledge of the talks. The discussions have occurred "in recent weeks," though both Yahoo and Google are in the early stages of their evaluations and apparently have yet to offer a price.

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Pairing an Apple Watch with an iPhone makes Siri easier to access than ever. But with a new voice-controlled Apple TV said to be on the horizon, Siri seems poised to become an even more prevalent part of the Apple ecosystem.

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With the Apple Watch, users can simply raise their wrist and say "Hey Siri," followed by a command or inquiry, and Apple's voice-driven personal assistant will immediately get to work.

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Use Miso to Add Some Extra Dimension to Hummus

If you follow a simple formula, it’s easy to make hummus out of just about anything. But for a completely unexpected twist, try hummus with the addition of miso.

Next time you make hummus, Tara O’Brady, author of the blog Seven Spoons and a new book by the same name, suggests whirring in a generous dollop of the fermented soybean paste. White miso (also known as shiro) a level of roundness to the chickpea spread, as well as a boost of savory umami. For even more of an Eastern accent, finish the dip with a drizzle of toasted sesame oil.

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As Section 215 dies a rather noisy death (OR DOES IT? An emergency session convenes on May 31st, a day normally filled with the quiet emptiness of the extended Memorial Day holiday.), the defenders of the mostly-useless surveillance program are out in force, hoping to keep this part of the Patriot Act from expiring.

Mitch McConnell's hope for a no-questions-asked reauthorization is as dead as Section 215 (in its original form) appears to be. The USA Freedom Act stumbled in the Senate, falling three votes shy of being brought to the floor. Now, everyone seems to have a "fix" they'd like to offer. Unfortunately, some of those offering fixes aren't really interested in cutting back the metadata program.

Like Dianne Feinstein, for instance. About the only thing she's found contemptible about our nation's intelligence agencies is the CIA's proclivity for torturing detainees. And the longer she defends the NSA's intrusive programs, the more it gives off the impression that her main problem with the CIA's torture program is that it was ineffective.

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It’s been more than three years since People Power first began offering Presence, a freemium app that can transform any smartphone or tablet into a Wi-Fi security camera, complete with two-way streaming and some rudimentary motion-detection capabilities. It now wants to take things a step further.

Today the company launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $20,000 for Presence Security: a suite of ZigBee-speaking sensors designed to augment existing Presence home-security setups. There are three bundles in all catering to different needs and budgets: the Presence Security Entry Pack, the Security Pack, and the Premium Pack.

The $199 Entry Pack contains two entry detectors (i.e., two door/window sensors) and a motion sensor. The mid-tier bundle, $299, includes three door/window sensors, one motion sensor, and one sensor each for water, temperature, humidity, and touch. The $499 Premium Pack includes six door/window sensors, three motion sensors, three touch sensors, and two water sensors. You still get just one temperature sensor and one humidity sensor. The Presence Gateway, which speaks Wi-Fi and ZigBee, is common to all three bundles. People Power is selling limited numbers of each package at “early-bird” discount prices.

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ekztgv34ujn5kqbp3rzknqo79xbamtms8wk2-xxbfi0WD HAS OUTED a brand new iteration of its perennial My Passport range of portable hard drives with a crop of new features aboard.

The seventh-generation WD My Passport Ultra comes in a range of funky colours, with the option of a contrasting coloured rubber bumper, coined the WD Grip Pack, to improve personalisation. It should do a little bit for durability too, although this isn't explicitly mentioned.

The My Passport Ultra is available in up to 3TB sizes in Classic Black, Brilliant White, Wild Berry and Noble Blue. A Mac version (My Passport for Mac) has also been refreshed, but there are no colour options.

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You'll hardly have reason to leave your car in the Mad Max's game iteration, and that's exactly how it should be.

The upcoming Avalanche Games title, set in the gritty Mad Max landscape, appropriately focuses heavily on your car. While Max himself levels up, his in-game car — brazenly called the "Magnum Opus" — can be customized to your heart's content as you move through the vast wasteland.

Mashable spent about a half hour playing an early build of Mad Max during a press event in Los Angeles last week. We were allowed to freely explore one section of the game's map, taking on different objectives in the open-world game.

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At I/O last year, Google showed off the next frontiers of Android, announcing versions of the software for cars, wearables, TV and cheap phones in emerging markets. Don’t anticipate anything that seismic this year, however.

Instead, at its annual developer conference, which begins on Thursday, Google is expected to introduce updates that fine-tune these connected platforms while attempting to make the case that they’ve had a solid inaugural year.

It’s a tough case. Sales of Android Wear devices are sluggish while the Apple Watch has captured the lion’s share of buzz. Android Auto is moving slowly too — last year, Google predicted 2015 model cars would be on the road with Android Auto support but very few have yet to hit the road.

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For one brief shining moment, I thought that this story was about a health insurance company being dragged into court and beaten on by their insurance company; and my heart leapt and sang with the unalloyed joy of a Norman Rockwell puppy; because that would just be so beautiful.

Alas, 'Cottage Health' is a medical provider of some sort, so such feelings swiftly evaporated.

That aside, this seems like a situation that is simultaneously common sense(Obviously you won't be able to buy 'cyber insurance' that covers egregious negligence, at least not for any price that doesn't reflect an essentially 100% chance of payout, plus the insurer's profit margins and transaction cost); and likely to be an endless nightmare of quibbling about what 'security' is.

We've all seen the long, long, history of attempts to do security-by-checklist, most of which allow you to say that you 'followed industry best practices' by closing the barn door after the horse is long gone, so long as the barn door was constructed with galvanized nails of suitable gauge and is running any antivirus product, efficacy irrelevant. It's not as though 'security' is fundamentally unknowable and intersubjective, man; but it sure isn't something you'd want a lawyer or a layman attempting to boil down into a chunk of contractual language. Barring some miracle of clarity, I suspect that we'll see quite a few dustups that basically involve the insurer's expert witnesses smearing the policyholder's security measures(if they did it by the checklist, the expert witnesses will be snide grey hats who eat 'best practices' for lunch, if they deviated from the checklist, it'll be hardasses on loan from the PCI compliance auditing process, if they implemented a mathematically proven exotic microkernel it'll be somebody asking why Windows Updates weren't being applied in a timely manner); and the policyholder's expert witnesses puffing like salesmen about how strong the security was; and how it must have been an 'advanced persistent threat' to have hacked through such durable code walls.

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The Canary box. The red light means that it's currently offline, because it doesn't have its Ethernet cable attached.

South African Security firm Thinkst is hoping to give new life to an old idea—the honeypot—in a bid to help organizations detect security breaches and intruders in their private networks. Thinkst's Canary is a simple network appliance and corresponding online monitoring service that makes it easy to set up juicy-looking targets on the corporate LAN that will sound the alarm if any attempt is made to access them.

One of the consistent features of large hacks, such as the late 2013 Target breach, is that attackers have been able to move around their victims' networks to find systems with interesting or valuable data without being detected. From one point of entry—a compromised Web server, say—the hackers perform what's called "lateral movement;" accessing other systems and computers on the same network, discovering new sets of user credentials to gain further access to their victims, and finding valuable information to steal.

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Lenovo is excited about the company’s annual Tech World event in Beijing, and has spilled the beans early on a few of the new offerings that will be available soon. Among the offerings are two new media workstations, the Z41 and Z51, and a new budget laptop, the IdeaPad 100.

With a base price of $499, there’s some really solid value to be had from the Lenovo Z41 and Z51. Both systems are available with 5th generation Intel Core i7 processors and Windows 8.1, with the capacity for up to 16GB of RAM. You have a wide array of storage options, with up to one terabyte in either mechanical or solid state drives.

The main difference between the Z41 and Z51 is the display size, with the Z41 sporting a 14-inch display, and the Z51 offering an extra inch. Both displays have a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. The Z51 also can power the display with an upgrade to an AMD R9-M375, while the Z41 tops out at the R7-M360.

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Over the nearly two decades that BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti has spent inventing things, he’s figured out that one of the most important ingredients of new ideas is something closer to play—experiments taken on not to profit immediately, or to develop a product, but because they’re flat-out fascinating. It’s what he figured out at MIT Media Lab, where he first became Internet Famous after his correspondence with a Nike customer service representative over getting the word “sweatshop” stitched into his sneakers went viral. And it’s what he promoted at the Brooklyn art and technology nonprofit where he built Eyebeam OpenLab, an open-source research and development space for artists.

Heck, it’s how BuzzFeed got started: Peretti didn’t start out to build an $850 million media company; While he was working at The Huffington Post, which he also helped start, Peretti started BuzzFeed as a side project to experiment with viral content. Now, as BuzzFeed hits 200 million views a month, Peretti is launching a new research and development lab to foster that type of serendipity internally. Says Peretti, “I think sometimes just having people who are doing undirected work as part of an organization, even if it’s a small percentage of our team, is something that will lead to good things.”

'Ideally, we’ll have some people who are a little bit feral and are obsessed with something they’ve been hacking on.' Jonah Peretti

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The inaugural Lenovo Tech World event is set to kick off on May 28 in Beijing. Lenovo aims to use the event to show off its vision for how computing technology will develop over the next five years, but the company also has some more immediate announcements to share.

Lenovo has revealed a few limited details for three new low-cost consumer notebooks: the entry-level Ideapad 100, the 14-inch Z41 and the larger size Z51 with optional 3D camera. The new notebooks are aimed at giving a boost to Lenovo's lead in the global PC market, which shrank slightly in the fourth quarter to 19.5 percent from 20 percent in the previous quarter.

ideapad-100-15.jpgThe 15-inch Ideapad 100. Lenovo

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This Outlet Extender Just Made Airport Lounges Slightly More Bearable

Airports around the world are slowly being upgraded to accommodate all the electronics we now travel with, but the process is slow. Finding an available outlet while waiting for a flight is often still a challenge, but with Bluelounge’s new Portiko in your carry-on, you’ll at least never end up sitting on the floor to ensure your power cords reach.

This Outlet Extender Just Made Airport Lounges Slightly More Bearable

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Inside The DigitalFocus Spring Technology Showcase

Cox and TiVo have been making noise about joining forces and making the cable provider's extensive Video-On-Demand catalog available on retail TiVo set-tops for nearly five years now. Following a recent post by ZatzNotFunny, however, Cox confirmed earlier today that the integration will finally be taking place in "early July." But don't get excited just yet -- the initial rollout will only be available to specific IP-connected customers in Orange County, California.

Specifically, Cox spokesman Todd Smith states that the service will initially be offered to digital TiVo customers who subscribe to Cox's video digital or "Essential" high-speed internet tiers and higher. The service is expected to continue rolling out nationwide shortly thereafter. TiVo, which recently announced ongoing VOD agreements with both Virgin Media and Vodaphone, is also reportedly working to add Cox VOD support to its Premiere and Roamio set-top models. Those boxes will offer Cox's VOD in the same manner as other streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Prime.

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Speaking at Re/code's Code Conference on Tuesday, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said the ephemeral messaging firm is tossing around the idea of ditching its familiar hold-to-view user interface, a change that could help pave the way for an Apple Watch app version.

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When asked about a Snapchat app for Watch, Spiegel said he considered developing a lightweight version for launch alongside the device, but ultimately held off on development, Re/code reports.

"It has to be a totally unique experience," Spiegel said.

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After answering questions about media, messaging and what he thought about diversity in tech at the Code conference in Southern California today (spoiler alert: he didn’t reveal much), Snapchat* CEO Evan Spiegel was asked whether, in all its efforts, Snapchat had plans for an upcoming Apple Watch app.

He said no. “We ended up waiting to do Snapchat on the watch. Why would you look at a small picture [on your wrist] when you can look at a large one on your phone?” he asked. Spiegel revealed that instead of expanding to other platforms, Snapchat will instead focus on its three-pronged business strategy for now.  He categorized those prongs as: 1) Camera and photo editing tools 2) Communications (messaging) and 3) Content.

“What’s the next platform,” Walt Mossberg asked him, if not the Apple Watch, “Or is it just the phone?”

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When a startup’s $10 million in funding is followed two months later by a further $41 million, it’s safe to say they’re tapping into a trend. In the case of Rubrik, that trend is enterprise data management.

Promising an all-in-one approach to enterprise backup and recovery, Rubrik announced its Converged Data Management platform in late March along with its initial funding. Introduced at the time via an early-access program, Rubrik’s technology aims to “eliminate backup software” by fusing enterprise data management with Web-scale IT.

On Tuesday, Rubrik announced the $41 million Series B portion of its funding along with the general availability of its r300 Series hybrid cloud appliance. The Rubrik r300, a 2U unit containing up to four x86 nodes, comes pre-configured with the Rubrik Converged Data Management software.

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