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Buffalo Bulletin: Google-Nest Acquisition, Starbucks Security, Autobahn Apple Heist and More!

by Roy Choi | January 17, 2014January 17, 2014 3:52 pm PST

Welcome to a fresh new episode of Buffalo Bulletin. Today Ashley talks Google-Nest, Starbucks Security, the great Autobahn Apple Heist and more!

This week's stories

Google to Acquire Nest for $3.2 Billion (Updated)

Google has announced that it will be purchasing Nest Labs, Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash. Nest, best known for its smart thermostat, will become a part of Google in the very near future. The company launched in 2011 and launched its second product, the Protect smoke and CO2 detector, in 2013. There had been […]

Starbucks Mobile App Risked Password Security for Convenience

Starbucks’ popular mobile app, which lets customers pay for coffee with their smartphones, was exposed for storing usernames, email addresses and even passwords in clear text, meaning they could be easily accessed by anyone physically holding your device. The company confirmed the news late in the day yesterday, admitting that it opted for convenience over […]

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Hits PC, Mac and Linux on January 30th

Prepare your tentacle walking and object manipulation skills, friends, Octodad: Dadliest Catch finally has a confirmed release date. Octodad: Dadliest Catch is about a father of human children and husband of human wife who’s also an octopus. It’s your job to keep his secret, and that involves tense situations and controlling an invertebrate on land. The […]

Metroid Prime and Donkey Kong Makers Could Develop a Game Lead by Miyamoto

You know Retro Studios. You might not know the name, though I’d wager the Nintendo fans do, but you certainly know their body of work when it comes to Nintendo games. This Texas based development house is responsible for the Metroid Prime line of titles and the Donkey Kong Country Returns series. They’ve had a big hand […]

Thieves Steal Almost €70,000 in iPhones and iPads During High Speed Caper

A group of daring thieves made off with roughly €70,000 (approx. $95,221 USD) in iPhones and iPads lifted from a moving truck on the German Autobahn this week. Even crazier, the truck’s driver didn’t even realize he’d been robbed until he stopped several hours later to use the bathroom. Authorities believe the thieves pulled up […]


Roy Choi

Roy Choi is a Southern California native. He has been infatuated with technology reviews ever since he bought his first crummy laptop in the summer...

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