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Google is tweaking a practice that has drawn the ire of wi-fi providers, consumers, and international governments: It will now let wi-fi providers opt out of providing location data to Google services. The plan applies worldwide. The company has received much criticism both in the U.S. and overseas for what some call “aggressive” data gathering.
If you’re one of the 800,000 curators currently operating a shop on Etsy–the online marketplace for everything handmade–Outright wants to give you a gift. The cloud accounting software company has a new Etsy integration that lets users see all of the costs associated with their e-commerce business. The software is free for Etsy users from now until the end of the year.
The patent battle between Apple and Samsung seems to have taken a scene from the Theater of the Absurd. In response to Apple’s claim that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 had “slavishly copied” Apple’s iPad, Samsung has provided its own, er, evidence: images from Stanley Kubrik’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, which show two astronauts using personal tablet computers. That’s right, folks, movie evidence.
Samsung can breathe a sigh of relief—for now. In the battle with Apple over the design of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the European Union, the company has scored a minor victory in a technical ruling. A German court has sided with Samsung in its argument that the court does not have the power to impose a ban on the Tab for the entire EU.
This unusual looking vehicle is Audi’s answer to BMW’s i3 car, the Urban Concept. It’s an electric microcar, designed for crowded city streets. Apparently, the entire roof slides back to let people in and out, which might be handy in some tight urban parking situations. The two passengers sit in a staggered configuration rather than side by side.