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The Facebook Messenger App Split Is Here

You must download Messenger chat on Facebook mobile.<p>Downloading a separate app is now a requirement, not an option, in order to send and view Facebook messages on mobile.<p>The social network announced in April that users would soon need to download Messenger, the company’s standalone messaging app, …

Apple gives newly acquired Beats by Dre dedicated accessories section on online store

Following officially getting regulatory approval to complete its purchase of Beats, Apple today added a new section to its online store highlighting Beats by Dr. Dre products. The new section is accessible from the Accessories section of Apple’s online store and joins the main <i>All Accessories, Apple</i> …

5 reasons not to retire in the U.S.

When it comes to retiring, more baby boomers are finding greener (and cheaper) pastures overseas.<p>More than half a million retirees receive their …

The New Foursquare Is Here, and It's Surprisingly Good

The check-in is dead. Foursquare, the service that popularized telling the world where you are, has fully removed the act of checking into venues …

Where to go for the best public Wi-Fi in the US

If you desperately need Wi-Fi while you’re out and about, head to the nearest McDonald’s. The world’s largest fast food chain also boasts some of the fastest Wi-Fi speeds among public networks in the US.<p>According to data collected by the London-based app OpenSignal, McDonald’s restaurants have …

Tech Trends

How video games have the power to change real lives

From urban planning to post-traumatic stress therapy, game worlds are breaking out into the real world<p>From the rooftop of the tallest skyscraper in Los Santos you can see for miles in all directions. There’s the densely crowded downtown area and the sprawling suburbs that surround it; there’s the …

The best iPhone apps for scientific calculators

The fact you have an actual computer inside your iPhone means your regular calculator are pretty much obsolete nowadays. Now more advanced …

When Wearable Health Trackers Meet Your Doctor

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ben Maximilian Heubl, is a tech blogger, a data journalist (data journalism ambassador for Infogr.am), digital health geek and technology advocate and speaker. Ben founded a European chapter of the non-for profit organization Health 2.0 and currently advocates for improved online</i> …

Timex Smartwatch Goes Phone-Free

Watch brand Timex introduced a phone-free smartwatch Wednesday, the company announced in a statement.<p>Called the Ironman One GPS+, the 3G-connected …