Much the way Apple took the reins of advertising on iOS with iAd, Google has a plan to replace third-party advertiser-tracking cookies with a proprietary identifier called AdID.
New policy will prevent ad networks from tracking users' browser activity, a move one ad exec called a "nuclear first strike."
A future release of the browser blocks third-party cookies by default on desktops, ignoring advertiser complaints, while both desktops and Android Firefox get several under-the-hood improvements.
Connected Data announces the Drobo Gen 3 storage solution that promises to offers three times the speed of previous model. The device supports USB 3.0 and comes with a friendlier price tag compared with previous generations.
Game distributor, developer and hardware manufacturer Valve unveiled 13 third party Steam machine prototypes at CES 2014, all varying in different shapes, sizes, and configurations.
The company announces integrations from outside developers that let people use features and tools from the likes of Avery and Mailchimp.
They aren't the only way advertisers and other companies track us, but third-party cookies are the most prevalent Web-tracking technology. Their benefit to users is questionable.
Samsung UK tells us it's looking into claims that some accessories aren't working with the Note 3 running Android 4.4 KitKat.
The online retail giant gives third-party merchants a chance to promote their own holiday specials on the sites popular holiday deals pages.
Both the Romney and Obama campaigns are reportedly going to be calling you, armed with a huge knowledge of what you do and where you go online.