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Google Takeout Merges Your Google+ Accounts Together!

Having more than one Google + account and can’t manage them together? Thinking about deactivating the extra ones? Well, you do not need to! Google recently added a new feature to the Google + named Google Takeout. The tool lets you fuse more than one account, thus letting you transfer all the circles and circle information in one account.

Survey Depicts Popularity Of iPhone 5

So far, Apple has not given any clue regarding the release of its new iPhone 5 except what we have from anonymous resources. Even at the Worldwide Developers Conference held in June, Apple remained silent regarding the rumors about the new device.

However, this new iPhone is widely anticipated by the US as well as international consumers. A survey was conducted by PriceGrabbar recently, which showed people’s interest in the new i-device. According to a CNET report, 35% of US consumers are willing to buy the new iPhone after its release. The study in which about 2852 people participated, was conducted in early July.

LastPass Gives Breakdown On Possible Hack

A popular third-party password manager, LastPass had recently revealed that it may have been hacked and that some e-mail usernames and passwords were probably stolen. Seth Rosenblatt from Cnet discusses the recent situation with LastPass. Rosenblatt states that people use third-party password managers is because the 256-bit AES encryption it offers is sufficient to keep passwords safe and it makes computing a whole lot easier for some of us who have more difficult and more varied passwords for our different applications and websites.

Foursquare, Reddit, Quora, Hootsuite, And Moby Experience Simultaneous Meltdown

Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud has been experiencing issues today. Elastic Compute Cloud, or EC2 is Amazon’s affordable cloud-based Web hosting service and has helped grow many popular startups in social media. Unfortunately, Amazon has been working through kinks this morning with technical issues in the EC2.

Popular services like Foursquare, Reddit, Quora, Hootsuite, and Moby experienced the rumble. Amazon, one of the world’s leading cloud services providers allows affordable pricing that enables smaller companies to grow into their bigger potentials. The downside to all this of course is that many sites are hosted to the same service, and a outage like the one experienced today can easily wipe out the social experience for many.

AMD Will Support USB 3.0!

Although USB 3.0 can be found on many computers and notebooks today, they are all supported by third party controllers because neither Intel nor AMD currently offer support for USB 3.0 in their chipsets. Thankfully AMD has found it’s niche, even if temporarily, because the company will now offer USB 3.0 support for their chipsets.

AMD will be working on USB3.0 support for the upcoming A75 and A70M Fusion chipsets. Phil Hughes from AMD told CNET that the chipsets are shipping today. We can expect that computers and notebooks with AMD power and USB 3.0 will be hitting shelves by next month at the latest. This of course will give Intel something to sweat about…