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Microsoft has announced that it is kicking off three bounty programs this month to encourage hackers to find bugs and exploitations. As the Xbox One suffered a significant amount of negative feedback from those that, thus far, weren’t happy with the machine’s rules surrounding disk sharing and always-connected internet, Microsoft and the Xbox team have turned over a new leaf. This week we’re taking a look at the latest and greatest from Lenovo in the Ultrabook and convertible space for Windows 8 computing. While the Curiosity rover is chugging along on the surface of Mars, NASA is making other discoveries from samples taken from other Mars rovers. The Lytro miniature camera just received a fairly significant update today. The company just outed an accompanying iOS app that allows you to share the photos taken on a Lytro with your iOS device. While it may not come as much of a surprise to some people, the FBI has confirmed and admitted that they perform surveillance with drones on US soil. The iPad will be in even more schools come this fall when classes start up again, as Apple has landed a huge contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District that will see them pay $30 million to Apple for the ability to use iPads in classrooms once the school season starts back up again
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Popular music streaming service Rdio launched a companion video streaming site back in April for a limited number of users. It’s not every day a smartphone as massive as the Sony Xperia Z Ultra comes around, especially one with a processor that’s only thus far been seen in developer testing devices (and the occasional ZTE device. Ever since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One and the new Kinect sensor, privacy advocates have been up in arms about how the Kinect watches and listens to its users at all times in order to be at the ready when a voice command or hand gesture is initiated.