Rebecca Rastegar

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Hipstamatic Launches DSPO, a Social Photo Album for iOS

Hipstamatic — the photo app maker that fired the first shot of the lo-fi instant camera phone revolution, only to have its territory ransacked by Instagram — is dipping its lens into the social photo realm with DSPO [pronounced Dis-po], a brand new collaborative photo app, launching today.<p>DSPO is a …

Apps

Top 10 Worst Fake Foods You Should Stop Eating

With the Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed cap on soda sizes, consumers have taken more interest in the implications of excessively …<p>Are you fed up …

This new camera sensor could turn your phone into a 3D scanner

Let's say you want to 3D print a replica of an object in your home. The first step, of course, is capturing a detailed 3D scan — a process that's currently accomplished to varying degrees of accuracy with a desktop unit or more expensive and bulky professional models. But with a new "camera sensor" …

3D Scanners

MIT Student Develops A Facebook For Depression

Koko is an upcoming iPhone app that aims to help people fix the bugs in their thinking by crowdsourcing cognitive behavioral techniques.<p>Koko, an upcoming app based on an MIT experiment, is designed to build the world’s first social network for dealing with depression. If it takes off, it could …

Up Periscope! Twitter's live-streaming app is exciting us, but here's how it could be better

We can’t get enough of Twitter’s new live broadcasting function. But what will it take to push it out to a wider world?<p>Periscope is so hot right now. The Twitter-owned live video streaming app that lets viewers comment on what they’re seeing and the Scopers (is that a word yet?) respond in real …

Social Media

Sesame is one of the cheapest smart locks you can buy

There’s no getting around the fact that Kickstarter projects are a gamble. You can spend $100 on something like the Pebble just as easily as you can on something that was supposed to be a watch, but comes delivered late and resembles a potato.<p>That gamble, and the chance to come out on the other end …

Judgmental Smart Jar Won't Give You a Cookie if You Didn't Earn It

The kSafe is here to replace your lagging willpower<p><i>Sorry, human. My records indicate you have not burned the number of calories needed to unlock this brownie. Access denied.</i><p>Okay, it doesn't actually talk to you in Hal voice, but the kSafe has arrived. This connected safe/cookie jar/vice receptacle …

This is how Uber is trying to make riders feel safer

Uber announced a series of new initiatives Wednesday aimed at making riders feel safer after a series of controversial incidents have shaken the …

Google Granted Patent for Smart Contact Lens

Google has been granted a patent for a contact lens with an embedded chip,<p>The patent, which was discovered by WebProNews, features a sensor in the …

Facebook explains why it needs Instagram, WhatsApp, AND Messenger

"There's a theory that in five years, all your products will morph into one. Maybe it'll be called WhatsInstaMessage," said panel moderator Mary Meeker.<p>The key, it turns out, is simplicity: Facebook and Facebook Messenger are only getting bigger and more complicated. Apps that do one thing, and do …

Filters For iPhone Gives You Hundreds Of Great Filters For $1

If you still don’t have a favorite photo editing app just yet, we’ve got just the treat. Filter for iPhone is a brand-new app that features hundreds of filters and a set of powerful editing tools for your photos, with no hidden in-app purchases.<p>Available for $1, Filters for iPhone is absolutely one …

Mobile Photography

YouTube is reportedly gearing up to take on Twitch game streaming

After Google's failed attempt to acquire the live game streaming company Twitch (which went to Amazon instead), it's now aiming to relaunch YouTube's streaming feature with a focus on games and eSports, reports The Daily Dot. YouTube's been in the live streaming market since 2010, and it's scored …

New rumor claims Apple will launch three iPhone models this year, including 4-inch iPhone 6C

A sketchy new rumor from the sometimes-unreliable Digitimes claims that Apple will be releasing three new iPhone models this year. While many Apple watchers are expecting to see the release of two new “S” models—the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus—the new report also says the company will release a third …

Mobile Technology

Tech Giants Call For “Clear, Strong And Effective End” To NSA’s Phone Metadata Surveillance

As expected, technology companies, tech trade groups and privacy organizations sent a letter today to the President Barack Obama, various members of Congress, and governmental security officials, urging reform of the U.S. government’s surveillance practices.<p>Tech companies represented by groups that …

Driverless cars to create 320,000 UK jobs and save 2,500 lives

Britain will get huge economic boost from driverless cars which will also cut death toll on roads, new report predicts<p>Driverless cars will accelerate the renaissance Britain’s automotive industry is currently enjoying, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs, adding tens of billions to the …

Transportation

Dance music service Beatport finally launches an app

Beatport has served as one of the major destinations for DJs to stock up on tracks for years, but it's watched the smartphone revolution come and go without a single interesting move — until now. The site, owned by EDM event heavyweight SFX Entertainment, is launching an app for iOS and Android …

Livestreaming

EU plans antitrust probe into Amazon, Netflix, and other digital commerce players

The European Commission announced today the start of a year-long probe into whether e-commerce giants such as Amazon and Netflix have policies that restrict the ability of merchants and consumers to buy and sell goods and services across Europe’s borders.<p>“It is high time to remove remaining …

Antitrust Laws

Apple may release three different iPhones this September

Whispers about three new iPhones set to arrive this September are emanating from Apple’s Chinese supply chain — suggesting that we may be set to receive the expected iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, alongside a 4-inch iPhone referred to currently as the iPhone 6c.<p>Check out details about internal components, …

Apple Pay

Facebook expands Messenger to work with other apps like ESPN, The Weather Channel

The world's largest social network plans to allow app makers to send photos, music and other stuff through its communication service.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- For the past eight years, Facebook has focused its efforts on ways to help developers across the Web interact with its social-networking service. …

Apps

Ford launches car that prevents you from speeding

Technically Incorrect: The S-Max is equipped with an Intelligent Speed Limiter, which reads speed limit road signs and slows you down accordingly.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>When engineers dream, do they dream of a world in which …

Autonomous Cars

Fake Apple Store employees diss Apple, promote Microsoft products

Imagine asking an Apple Store employee for advice, and getting the response that Apple products aren't very good.<p>This is exactly what happened to …

Yelp Now Lets You Book Outdoor Activities, Golf and More

Yelp has added a raft of new business categories to its booking and ordering services in the US.<p>The platform now lets you reserve your place at a VIP table at a nightclub, set up a round of golf at your favorite course, try a new outdoor activity like skydiving, send flowers and even make an …

Golf