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+ - Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For An Answer

Submitted by RevWaldo
RevWaldo (1186281) writes "The Verge and other sources post how AOL's Ryan Block ultimately succeeded in cancelling his Comcast account over the phone, but not before the customer service representative pressed him for eight solid minutes (audio) to explain his reasoning for leaving "the number one provider of TV and internet service in the country" in a manner that would cause a character in Glengarry Glen Ross to blanch. Comcast has as of now issued an apology."

+ - Google's Project Zero Aims to Make the Internet A Safer Place for All->

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Google has announced Project Zero, a group of security experts who will hunt down security flaws in all software which touches the internet. Among the group is a 24-year-old called George Hotz who shot to fame in 2007 when he was the first to unlock the iPhone before reverse engineering the PlayStation 3."
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+ - Microsoft Smartwatch Will Tell You When to Put on Sunscreen

Submitted by rofkool
rofkool (3603105) writes "Microsoft is to launch a smartwatch featuring a wide-range of biometric features, including blood-glucose monitors and UV sensors.

Details of the device were revealed by IBTimes UK, citing sources close to the matter. Previous rumours about the smartwatch being cross-platform compatible were also confirmed.

The new sensors will mean that the Microsoft smartwatch, expected to launch later this year, will be able to warn users when ultraviolet levels are high and there is a risk of skin damage.

The blood-glucose monitor will be of particular benefit to sufferers of diabetes, who currently rely on intrusive and unwieldy equipment to keep a check on their sugar levels."

+ - People Shown a Fake iPhone 5 Claim it's "Way Better"->

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phonewebcam writes "Oops! "The Jimmy Kimmel Live show took to the street with an iPhone 4S, but told people it was an iPhone 5 to get their opinions. We don’t know how many thought it was worse, but as you can see from the video plenty of people fell for it and started talking about how much better it was. One guy who even claimed he has a 4S went on and on about how much better the new iPhone 5 was.""
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