The recently concluded Microsoft BUILD 2014 (that saw Nokia’s presence there as well) had its fair share of moments when it came to 3D printing capability being paraded. The integration of 3D printing with the Windows Phone platform has not been refined just yet, but this does not mean that Nokia is going to eschew this potential market by fabricating edible technology courtesy of 3D printing tech, of course.

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Is Steve Ballmer Using An iPhone Now? (Updated)Steve Ballmer, who used to be the CEO of Microsoft and has since retired from the position, should be free from the shackles of the type of smartphones and tablets that he uses, which means he can now cross over to Apple’s pasture if he so desires. Hey, it is a free country, is it not? While he owns around 4% of Microsoft, shouldn’t he continue to stick with what he knows best, and that would include riding with a Windows Phone handset? It does seem that he has picked up an iPhone along the way, at least according to a new Twitter account, @MicrosoftSteve, that has sent out some tweets using the Twitter for iPhone app. In one of those tweets, there was a selfie, with Mr. Ballmer in it, of course.

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Canonical Reveals Ubuntu 14.04 DesktopTime certainly flies, don’t you think so? It has been half a dozen months already since the Saucy Salamander install rolled out. This time around, the folks over at Canonical is pushing out the most recent version of its popular Linux distro, calling it Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Of course, like any other good Linux distro, it would need to be accompanied by a code name, and so we have it known as Trusty Tahr.

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Titanfall On Xbox One Is Top Selling TitleYes, we have heard about how well the Xbox One has done in terms of its “sales” – actually, Microsoft revealed that 5 million Xbox Ones were shipped to retailers, so as to the total number of those shipped that ended up in the hands of actual gamers remain to be seen. Its arch rival, the Sony PS4, however, has sold 7 million units and counting. Nevertheless, we do know that having the right software will also help propel the sales of hardware, and Titanfall is one of such titles that has helped shift a number of Xbox One units recently, at least in the UK.

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Amazon Fire TV’s Voice Search Expands Partners RollIt seems that Amazon Fire TV’s Voice Search will be on the receiving end of an expansion when it comes to their partners’ roll, where from this summer onward, the likes of Hulu Plus, Crackle, and SHOWTIME ANYTIME will be part of a unified voice search effort. These would join up with VEVO when it comes to integrating their full catalogs into Fire TV’s unified voice search.

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Next PlayStation Might Be Service OrientedThe Sony PS4 has certainly been quite the hit so far, having sold a whopping 7 million units worldwide ever since it was released, with its main rival, the Xbox One having shipped 5 million consoles to retailers. Well, do you think that Sony ought to continue with a console after the Sony PS4? It really depends on how the industry works in the future, where it seems that we are moving more and more in the direction of a cloud based service. Imagine streaming games from the cloud instead of purchasing physical copies of a game.

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Major Record Labels Hit Pandora With Copyright Infringement LawsuitWe’re sure that even before Pandora set up shop, they had approached music labels and publishers in order to secure the rights to stream the songs performed by a variety of artists and bands. If they didn’t we’d have expected to see the company hit with a lawsuit during its first day of operations.

However it seems that there might be some copyright areas that Pandora might have neglected, or thought that they were in the clear, and this is with regards to songs recorded before 1972. In a recent lawsuit, the major record labels, Sony, Warner, and Universal have jointly sued Pandora over alleged copyright infringement.
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Michaels Arts And Crafts Retailer Confirms Customer Data Security BreachIf you’re in need of arts and crafts supplies, there is a chance that you might have headed over to Michaels Stores, a company which is considered to one of the largest retailers with regards to arts and crafts supplies in the US. Back in January this year, the company warned that their systems could have experienced a security breach, but it was only today that the company confirmed it.

According to Michaels Stores, the breach apparently took place between the 8th of May 2013 to the 27th of January 2014. The company estimates that 2.6 million cards might have been affected. While this is a huge number, it only constitutes to about 7% of the payment cards used at its stores during the period, so not all of Michaels Stores’ customers are affected.
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Sprint Removes Mention Of Android 4.4.3 KitKat Update For The Nexus 5There have been rumors suggesting that Google had been dogfooding the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update and according to an earlier report, it was suggested that Sprint could be pushing out the update to the Nexus 5, or at least that was what was implied a few days ago. Unfortunately not only has the update not been pushed out to the Nexus 5, but all mention of it has been removed from Sprint’s website as well.

It has recently been discovered that any mention of the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update, also known as the KTU84F, on Sprint’s support page has been removed. According to the schedule, it was pegged for a release on the 14th of April which was something to look forward to, especially if there were bug fixes in the update that Nexus 5 owners needed. Not to mention the update would open up two new Spark LTE bands.
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Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs is expected to see a release on the 27th of May and while we might have some idea of the game and the story, we’re not too sure how the entire thing will play out. However that has not stopped Ubisoft from creating an ebook that will act as a sequel to Watch Dogs once the game has ended.

Interestingly enough Ubisoft has decided to release the Watch Dogs ebook alongside the game itself, so if you want to avoid any spoilers, you might want to complete the game before diving into the book. The book, titled Watch_Dogs //n/Dark Clouds, is written by John Shirley, an author who has written over 30 books and short stories during the course of his career.
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