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Camera Modes Explained

If you’re just learning about your camera, then chances are you’ve taken a look at the top of your camera only to become immediately confused. …

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Meet The Richest Tech Tycoon In 14 Major Countries Around The World

But there are plenty of extremely wealthy tech executives across the globe who are making major contributions to their country's tech scenes.<p>With the help of Forbes' Billionaires List, we've rounded up the wealthiest tech tycoon in 14 countries across the globe. They've each played a major role in …

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Google Maps App Will Show Cyclists the Flattest Route

It's about to get easier for cyclists to use the Google Maps app to plan the best route.<p>Google is rolling out an update to the Android version of …

Good Google, bad Apple — EU reports back on in-app purchase reform

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>At the end of last year the European Commission, along with European national authorities, told Google(s goog) and Apple(s …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than …

Here's What Happens When Cellphone Users Get Their Own Lane On The Sidewalk

There are bike lanes. There are slow lanes and fast lanes. And now, at least for a little while, there's a lane for cellphone users.<p>The lane was drawn by the folks behind a new National Geographic TV show called "Mind Over Masses," according to Yahoo Tech's Rob Pegoraro. The show, which was …

The Chromebook gains and Microsoft responds

Chromebooks continue to give Microsoft and Windows trouble. And Microsoft continues to make a case against them.<p>More evidence this week showed that the Chromebook continues to make inroads into traditional Windows markets. And Microsoft is responding.<p>First, let's look at a report that came out this …

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Kindle Unlimited: Good for customers, not so good for authors?

The terms of service for Amazon's new e-book subscription offering mean uncertainty for self-published Kindle authors, whose work is automatically rolled into the program.<p>"Indies would do well to avoid Kindle Unlimited for one simple reason: it requires KDP Select exclusivity."<p>Mark Coker, …

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Instagram's Kevin Systrom: People Keep Asking If My $1 Billion Was Too Small

Short answer: If he could have predicted the future and he was interested in making more money, then yes, maybe he sold too soon. Long answer: He's still pretty happy with his decision, he said at the Fortune Brainstorm conference in Aspen, Colorado, last week.<p>Facebook bought Instagram in April, …

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How an iPod Can Fight Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The concept is elegantly simple: Provide a dementia sufferer with an MP3 player that has been loaded with music tailored to their taste. Let them …

Can Rudy Giuliani Rescue Uber?

The ridesharing app’s drivers have variously been accused of rape, kidnapping, and abuse. Now it’s bringing in the former New York City mayor to …

Report: Samsung and Google Butt Heads Over Smartwatches

Are Google and Samsung fighting over Tizen's role in wearables? According to a new report, the answer is yes.<p>According to <i>The Information</i>, Google CEO …

Here’s Why This School District Chose Google Chromebooks Over Mac And Windows

Only a few old desktop PCs were located in the district's public schools, and his limited budget made it difficult to place a big order for new computers. Being in a working-class community, where 95% of the students receive free or reduced-cost lunches, most students didn't have access to …

The Beginner's Guide to Facebook Ads for Small Businesses

Rewind the clock a few years and you’d frequently hear people suggesting that Facebook is a great marketing channel because it was free to have a presence. If you built a good Facebook page for your business and attracted lots of fans, you’d have a valuable platform to talk to potential and …

The Emotional Involvement Behind Social Media Interactions

<i>Dr. Liraz Margalit is the Customer Experience Psychologist at ClickTale.</i><p>Arriving home after a long day at the office spent almost entirely in front of the computer, you take off your shoes, make yourself a drink and, ironically, sit in front of your computer again. It’s incredible how many of us …

Netflix partner says Verizon slows traffic

The battle over Netflix streaming speeds is still raging.<p>Level 3 (LVLT), a firm Netflix (NFLX) and others pay to deliver traffic to Internet service providers, joined the fray Thursday, accusing Verizon of refusing to upgrade its infrastructure to boost lagging streaming speeds.<p>Netflix has been …

BRCK: A More Reliable Internet Connection for Rural Africa

“The BRCK taps into the unique market characteristic of emerging market internet subscribers: 65 percent of whom access the internet wirelessly,” the company said. “The BRCK allows users to leverage the nearly ubiquitous mobile broadband and turn it into a connection designed for productivity, …

Ireland Becomes a Major Destination for European Founders

With dozens of millions of Irish people living outside the country, it totally made sense to turn to them and make them useful. It turned out however that at the time many of non-Irish founders were also interested in starting their business on the Emerald Isle.<p>“It came to a point when we were …

It’s not just David Byrne and Radiohead: Spotify, Pandora and how streaming music kills jazz and classical

More musicians are taking aim at the rates paid by Spotify and Pandora, and warning whole genres are in danger<p>After years in which tech-company hype has drowned out most other voices, the frustration of musicians with the digital music world has begun to get a hearing. We know now that many rockers …

Search engine exposes hackers' passwords to solicit donations

Some hackers are learning what it's like when the hunters become the hunted. A new search engine called Indexeus offers an easy way for ne'er-do-wells to look up login credentials from over a hundred hacks, including recent high-profile dumps of Adobe and Yahoo credentials. But there's a catch: …

Tired of being spied on? These startups try to keep your secrets safe

The private messaging arena is so hot right now that, as I’m writing this story, my inbox is filling up with story pitches about the launch of yet another ephemeral messaging app.<p>And it’s not just product launches: These apps are getting money. Just last week an app called Wiper, which claims to …

'Startup Guy' fashion is literally a style in Banana Republic's Summer line

Do you want a look that says “work hard, play hard, disrupt hard”? Well, then, the Gap’s Banana Republic has all the business casual you can handle, lovingly called “The Startup Guy.”<p>The fashionable technologist struts about SOMA in a “cool belt,” “half-tucked shirt,” and a crumpled pants cuff that …

Rewriting the Innovation Code for Latinas in Technology

In preparation for the upcoming Latinas Think Big Innovation Summit this October, at Google's campus in Silicon Valley, I have been on a quest to identify Latinas around the country who are innovating in technology and across STEM fields.<p>I admit I stepped into this search with some trepidation - …

A Convicted Hacker and an Internet Icon Join Forces to Thwart NSA Spying

The internet is littered with burgeoning email encryption schemes aimed at thwarting NSA spying. Many of them are focused on solving the usability …

Search engine turns the tables on hackers by exposing their info

Want to see a textbook definition of irony? Look no further than Indexeus, a search engine that primarily exposes the info of malicious hackers caught up in the very sort of data breaches that they inflict on others. As it was originally structured, people had to "donate" $1 for every record they …

Political Leaders Rebuke Microsoft’s Mass Layoffs

Microsoft’s record layoffs have picked up negative attention from governmental authorities and leaders, even as the cuts have been largely welcomed by investors and the broader market.<p>The software company accreted more than 20,000 employees when it acquired the majority of Nokia’s hardware assets. …

A Future Smartphone System Could Warn Oblivious Pedestrians Of Oncoming Traffic

Using Wi-Fi signals, it would alert pedestrians who can’t hear an oncoming car.<p>Researchers at the University of Missouri, Kansas City are designing a system to alert pedestrians and drivers of potential crashes before they happen.<p>Wi-Fi Honk, an Android system recently presented at a conference on …

Google Has a Huge New Business You Probably Don’t Know About

This post is in partnership with Fortune, which offers the latest business and finance news. Read the article below originally published …