This week: Google is naming its next operating system after Nestle’s KitKat brand, yet somehow ads on the Google homepage are off-limits? Give me a break. Microsoft bought Nokia’s phone division, meaning they’ll be able to produce phones no one buys completely in house. And Yahoo is revolutionizing the photography market by adding filters to it’s iPhone app. I’ll tell ya, that’s a billion dollar idea right there!
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MakeUseOf News You Can Use
- Yahoo is adding filters to the Flickr iPhone app. Innovation!
- Target is getting into the on-demand video game. No subscription: just renting and buying.
- MakeUseOf had a visual overhaul!
- Microsoft buys Nokia’s phone division.
- Android Kit-Kat announced. Sponsored names for software is going to be huge, and stupid.
- Lenovo CEO Yan Yuanqing is sharing his $3 million bonus with low-wage employees. Works out to $300 per employee.
- Samsung knows where it’s at: Printer-Speakers.
- Issic Assimov on the World’s Fair in 2014
- BMW is using AI so we don’t have to talk to car salesmen. The future is friendly!
- Why there aren’t more women in tech
- Kindle Matchbook
- Nintendo has lost it: new 3DS model – 2DS, which plays 3D games in 2D. Also, no hinge.
- Microsoft officially breaks James’ heart as the Illumiroom won’t be released.
- While Sony realises the potential of VR for PS4
- Ouya Kickstarter games probably a scam – that’s what happens when you offer to match contributions.
And of course, we have plenty of stories and feedback from you, the loyal listeners!