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New Xbox more than a game console for Microsoft
SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is set to make a splash this week with the eagerly awaited unveiling of its new Xbox game console, eight years after the last version, as it seeks a larger share of the $65 billion a year global computer gaming industry.
Google's wearable Glass gadget: cool or creepy?
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google staged four discussions expounding on the finer points of its "Glass" wearable computer during this week's developer conference. Missing from the agenda, however, was a session on etiquette when using the recording-capable gadget, which some attendees faithfully wore everywhere - including to the crowded bathrooms.
Yahoo to vote on $1.1 billion Tumblr buy: AllThingsD
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc's board will meet on Sunday to vote on whether to offer $1.1 billion in cash for New York-based blogging service Tumblr, tech blog AllThingsD cited sources close to the situation as saying on Friday.
Syria government supporters hack Financial Times
(Reuters) - The Financial Times' website and Twitter feeds were hacked on Friday, renewing questions about whether the popular social media service has done enough to tighten security as cyber-attacks on the news media intensify.
All eyes on Vodafone's Colao for signs on Verizon
LONDON (Reuters) - After months of speculation, Vodafone's Vittorio Colao will be under pressure next week to set out whether he may sell its prized stake in Verizon Wireless in what would be one of the biggest deals ever.
FCC nominee Wheeler will divest holdings if confirmed
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tom Wheeler, nominated to become the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, pledged to divest stakes in AT&T Inc, Dish Network Corp, Google Inc and dozens of other tech and telecoms companies if he is confirmed.
The history of Saint Valentine's Day and its patron saint, after whom the day is named, is masked in mystery. What we do know is that February has long been a month of romance. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition along with modern commercialised elements.
History aside, Valentine’s Day remains the most popular day in the year for celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. However, there seems to be a belief that technology has dulled the traditions of Valentine’s Day. Hand written cards have been replaced by a 140 character Tweet or a bunch of roses substituted by a Facebook gift icon of roses. To prove that it has not yielded to technology, here are some alternative, none technological, ways to celebrating your love and affection this Valentine’s Day.