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'Sign in with Google' button could send Google+ to oblivion

The abrupt departure of Google+ creator Vic Gundotra from the beleaguered social network led to immediate speculation that its days as a competitor to Facebook and Twitter are numbered. Indeed, media reports have asserted that Google+ is being chopped up for parts or, at the very least, undergoing …

Amazon Unveils Store Dedicated Specifically To Wearable Tech

Amazon on Tuesday launched a store dedicated to wearable technology that will sell activity trackers, smart watches, and other products.<p>“Wearable technology is an exciting category with rapid innovation and our customers are increasingly coming to Amazon to shop and learn about these devices,” John …

eCommerce

Report: Amazon Is Working On A New Kind Of Computer Chip

Now Amazon is apparently trying to create its own home-grown computer server chips, according to job postings, new hires and some unnamed sources unearthed by Stacey Higginbotham at Gigaom.<p>That means it could be looking for a faster, cheaper, lower-power alternative to Intel's chips. It would …

Cloud Computing

The New MacBook Air Continues Apple's Embracing And Extending Across The Price Points

Yesterday’s announcement of the new MacBook Airs shows Apple’s version of ‘embrace and extend’ is alive and well. By providing an even more competitive option in the $1000 price band, Cupertino is leveraging the MacBook Air as a gateway to the Apple world and bringing more people into the ecosystem …

For A Sneak Peek At The 'iPhone 6,' Take A Look At Your iPod Touch

Forget concept designs. According to Unbox Therapy, if you really want to know what the next iPhone will look like, just take a closer look at the latest iPod Touch.<p>In the video above, Unbox Therapy -- a YouTube show that concentrates on gadgets and technology -- uses a leaked iPhone 6 case to …

More Evidence That Google+ Is Dying

Some developers that have been implementing Google+ login buttons on their websites are now receiving an option to add a "Sign in with Google" button, hinting that the company may be looking to stray away from Google+ branding.<p>Sources who have spoken with The Verge shared this information and have …

Technology

Steve Jobs is the most influential person of the past 25 years, says CNBC

CNBC has named Steve Jobs the most influential person of the last 25 years. On a list entitled “First 25: Rebels, Icons & Leaders,” Jobs ranks above the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Warren Buffet — along with the founders of Google, Amazon, and other tech giants.<p>The organization claims Jobs deserves …

Heartbleed Hangover: Only 39% of U.S. Adults Have Changed Their Passwords

The Heartbleed security flaw that compromised swaths of the Internet has created surprisingly little resonance with U.S. adults, less than half of …

Installing the world's first electronic spine

In <i>The Washington Post</i> this week, reporter Jim Tankersley follows a team of doctors as they install one of the world's first electronic spine replacements, dubbed the Neurobridge. The patient is paralyzed from the chest down, but researchers hope the Neurobridge can restore control of his hands. A …

Facebook Messenger For Android Gets Improved Photo And Video Sharing

Facebook’s dedicated Messenger app for Android now offers the features that hit the iOS app earlier this week, including quick access to photo and video sharing in the same window as your current conversation. The update also adds quick access to media on your camera roll, as well as single-tap …

iOS 7.1.1 Touch ID is not only more accurate, but faster

We knew Apple had improved Touch ID recognition in iOS 7.1.1, but now – thanks to Redditor iOSecure – we know how and why.<p>Apparently, the reason that accuracy would decay over time was down to users screwing up their first scans, when the auto-correction feature needed a perfect start to work …

Plastic Dummy Of The Big-Screen iPhone 6 Will Give You A Good Idea Of What It'll Look Like

French tech site Nowhere Else posted photos this week of what it claims to be a plastic dummy shell for Apple's next iPhone.<p>As previous rumors and reports have suggested, Apple plans to make the so-called iPhone 6 with a larger screen, likely 4.7 inches. (The iPhone 5S has a 4-inch screen.)<p>The …

Mobile Technology

LeapFrog's latest gadget for kids is a Tamagotchi-Fitbit mashup

Look, we get it: wearable tech is big business these days. We also get that childhood obesity is a serious problem. That's why it's literally no surprise that the folks at LeapFrog are jumping on the nascent child wearables bandwagon with the LeapBand: an unholy combination of a Fitbit and a …

iTunesconnect Changes Mean a More Refined App Store

Apple has sent out notices to developers about changes in the iTunesconnect app management tool. Refinements include checkboxes for Medical/Treatment Information," "Gambling and Contests," and "Unrestricted Web Access."<p>Before these changes, if an app launched a web browser, it had to be labeled for …

Apps

Worm Alert! Russian Android Malware Spreads Via Text Message

Android malware that spreads via text message has been observed making its way around Russia — not the newest trick in the book, but it hasn't been seen before on the mobile OS. Should you be worried?<p>Probably not, but it doesn't hurt to be vigilant.<p>The worm was first observed by Robert Lipovsky of …

Malware