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August 5, 2014, 1:20 PM

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Euan Rocha / Reuters:
BlackBerry completes restructuring process, expects to start recruitment in “modest numbers”  —  BlackBerry closes chapter on restructuring process : internal memo  —  (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd has concluded a protracted and painful restructuring process and is back on a growth footing …
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:
Navdy puts a smartphone-connected heads-up display in your car  —  While Apple and Google are making a push into the automobile with CarPlay and Android Auto, they both require use the center dashboard as the main display.  Navdy wants you to keep an eye on the road at all times and while doing so, see exactly where you're going.
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Google quietly introduces a 64-bit version of its Chrome Canary browser for Mac OS X  —  After releasing a beta version of its 64-bit Chrome browser for Windows 7 and Windows 8, Google is turning its attention to Mac OS X. As iClarified reports, the company has quietly switched …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Mimosa Networks Launches Its First Gigabit Wireless Products  —  Mimosa Networks is finally ready to help make gigabit wireless technology a reality.  The company, which recently came out of stealth, is launching a series of products that it hopes to sell to a new generation of wireless ISPs.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Gmail Now Works With Addresses With Non-Latin Characters  —  Google has taken a step towards globalizing its Gmail service today, with new support for non-Latin characters and accented characters.  Google is adopting an email standard introduced by the Internet Engineering Task Force in 2012 …
Doug Cameron / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Moves Closer to Formal Rules Barring In-Flight Cellphone Calls  —  Carriers Press for Final Decision to Be Left to Them, Not Transportation Department  —  The U.S. government is getting closer to its final word on whether to allow cellphone calls on airplanes.  And that word appears to be “no.”
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Apple changing Gatekeeper app signing rules in OS X 10.9.5 & Yosemite, could break some apps  —  An upcoming change introduced in the latest Mavericks and Yosemite developers previews will require some developers to re-sign their applications and submit updates to the Mac App Store in order to get around Gatekeeper's watchful eye.
Larry Hardesty / MIT News Office:
MIT researchers develop an algorithm that extracts audio from silent video footage by observing vibrations on objects  —  Extracting audio from visual information  —  Algorithm recovers speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag filmed through soundproof glass.  —  Press Inquiries
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Google under threat as forked Android devices rise to 20% of smartphone shipments  —  Android dominates the world's smartphone market.  A new report from analyst firm Strategy Analytics pegs the Google-owned operating system's global market share at 85 percent.

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