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Facebook will let any WordPress blog post Instant Articles

Facebook's fast-loading Instant Articles have been slowly rolling out, but on April 12th every publisher will be able to create articles using the special format. Facebook is now making it even easier for small WordPress blogs to offer their content in Instant Articles. The social networking giant …

First look at Subaru’s new modular platform

Subaru has developed a new modular platform that promises improved levels of safety and a more engaging driving experience for its next-generation …

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8 Google Maps Hacks That Will Change The Way You Travel

We knew Google Maps could show us the world. But we didn't know the app could pull quite so many game-changing travel tricks.<p>From booking a black car to planning a ski route, this little tool is primed to completely revamp the way we travel. Here are some of the smartest Google Maps hacks to enjoy …

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Google wants to launch “revived” version of Wallet at Google I/O

Google had a big start in mobile payments, but it’s now scrambling to offer a coherent answer to Apple Pay, a service that’s just months old, but is already dominating contactless payments. And that’s a problem for Google, not because payments are a big money-maker, but because a successful Apple …

Google Opens Fiber for Small Business Early Access Program

Small businesses in some areas of central Kansas City can start signing up for Google’s gigabit Fiber broadband service.<p>Announced today in a blog post, the Early Access Program for Google Fiber for Small Businesses is only open to companies in select areas of the city .<p>Although not very widely …

Mozilla's new site brings virtual reality to the web

As you might imagine, most websites aren't designed for virtual reality; bob your head around and you'll only look silly. Mozilla clearly isn't happy with that lack of immersion, as it just launched MozVR.com to foster VR-native sites. The page lets Oculus Rift owners browse technology demos (in a …

New Google App Feature Yells "Hodor!" at You Whenever You Want

Hodor! Hodor! Hodor!<p>Hodor fans rejoice! The Google app is launching a new feature modeled after our favorite one-line Game of Thrones …

Spotify CEO to musicians: Do you want 'zilch' or $2 billion?

An artist in the range of Taylor Swift could make more than $6 million a year from Spotify at its current size, the music streaming service's chief executive said Tuesday in a rebuttal to the criticism he's faced the past week.<p>"Our interests are totally aligned with yours," Daniel Ek told musicians …

The Moto G Is the First Android Device to Receive a Lollipop Update

Unless you’ve already got your hands on Google’s latest flagship Nexus 6 or Nexus 9 devices, you probably haven’t yet got a taste of Android 5.0 Lollipop. If you’ve got an unlocked second-gen Moto G though, you can be among the first to try the newest version of Android with an over-the-air …

Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot weighs 330 pounds, but it can now balance on one leg

Atlas is back. While the robot itself may be from Google-owned Boston Dynamics, the balance algorithm is from IHMC (Institute for Human and Machine Cognition) who's worked with the robotics company to get the six foot two biped walking better. IHMC has a strong track record in DARPA's Robotics …

The DekaVita is a seven-inch 'handheld' with a Vita TV slid into the back

When the not-exactly-small five-inch PlayStation Vita just isn't enough handheld for your... hands, it's time for the DekaVita 7 -- literally "huge Vita 7". Gametech has managed to make the Vita TV portable, by attaching HDMI and AC connectors, buttons and a seven-inch IPS screen to the …

Google Nexus 9 tablet review: can't match Samsung or Apple

The Nexus 9 is Google’s new 8.9in tablet that is designed to show off the best the new Android 5 Lollipop in a full-size tablet with a new 64-bit processor.<p>Google again has partnered with a manufacturer, this time HTC, to create its Nexus range of devices to demonstrate how it thinks Android should …

BT admits it's not even close to hitting its original fibre broadband target

When BT first set out plans to connect Britain with fibre optic broadband, it wanted to get 25 percent of homes on its network online without using old copper cables. That meant fibre optic wires running straight into your home, rather than just to your local cabinet on the street, where BT's aging …

Samsung made a rap video about corporate diversity

Every so often, Samsung goes off its very focused, formal path and does something truly bizarre. The Galaxy S4 unveiling at Radio City Music Hall still ranks as the company's strangest, most surreal moment; we're not sure that can ever be topped. But dammit, Samsung's going to try. As <i>9to5Google</i> …

Rdio Lowers Family Subscription Plan to $5 P/P

Less than a month after Spotify announced it was introducing family subscription plans, Rdio has revealed that it’s lowering the price of its own family plans to $5 for each extra subscriber.<p>Rdio was one of the first music-streaming service to launch family subscription plans, way back in 2011. It …

AOL drops millions into new Cornell Tech lab to invent new ad and video tech

Today AOL and the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute announced they’re partnering to build a Connected Experience Lab co-located in New York City and Israel. AOL is contributing millions of dollars to the project.<p>Researchers in the laboratory will use data analysis to create systems for delivering …

Amazon Will Stream in Ultra-High Def 4K by January

Amazon is planning to launch 4K streaming on its Prime Instant Video service before the end of the year, the company said Wednesday. 4K is an …

Windows 10 Technical Preview Build ‘9879’ Touches Down Today

Short note here for all you on Windows 10: Expect a new build of the code today.<p>What’s in build ‘9879?’ We have a few ideas, but I presume that there will be more in the build than the market current expects. I hope, at least. It isn’t clear what time today the version of the preview of Microsoft’s …

Yahoo to buy video advertising platform Brightroll for $640m

Yahoo announced it will pay $640m in cash for video advertising platform Brightroll, its second-biggest purchase under chief executive Marissa Mayer.<p>The internet company has struggled to keep pace with Google and Facebook in ad revenues and growth. Mayer said on Tuesday that the purchase would …

Samsung has built its own version of Apple's Continuity called Flow

The keynote of Samsung Developer Conference 2014 was a wide-ranging, 90-minute affair that touched on topics as varied as smart homes, virtual reality, and health. More traditional computing and smartphones were largely put on the back burner, but Samsung did drop some details about a new …

Android 5.0 Lollipop is rolling out to Nexus devices today

Dessert is served<p>Google’s latest Android release is rolling out to Nexus devices today. The Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (both models), and Nexus 10 will all start to receive Lollipop over-the-air (OTA) shortly. If you don’t want to wait for the OTA then you can simply download factory images from …

Taylor Swift's Spotify Paycheck Mystery

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Oculus VR's software development kit for mobile is now available

When Oculus VR hired away legendary programmer John Carmack from id Software, there was a specific intention: Carmack's commitment to virtual reality, specifically as it pertained to mobile VR. The first major fruit of Carmack's work over the past year is now available for you to download, as …

Samsung's new Simband health tracker is a souped-up Gear S for developers to build with

Companies gigantic and small alike are trying to crack the concept of using the boundless technology at our fingertips to actually make us healthier, and Samsung is right in the mix. Earlier this year, the company announced its health-focused Simband hardware and SAMIIO software platforms — and …

Facebook releases 'Say Thanks' video creation tool in time for Thanksgiving

Facebook found a surprising amount of success earlier this year when it let its users generate "Look Back" videos of their time on Facebook, and it's now rolling out a new video generator in time for Thanksgiving. The new tool is called Say Thanks, and it lets Facebook's users put together a video …

Snapchat now warns you if another app saves your photo

Snapchat is taking a small step toward actually taking your privacy seriously.<p>Starting this week, the photo-sharing app will warn you if another app on your phone is saving your pictures. Snapchatters using third-party apps will be forced to change their password. If they refuse, their accounts …

AT&T to pause fiber spending on net neutrality uncertainty

(Reuters) – AT&T Inc on Wednesday raised pressure on the U.S. telecommunications regulator’s work on new “net neutrality” rules, saying it would stop …

DJI Introduces The $2,800 Inspire 1 Transforming Drone

DJI is the leader in drones and the company just introduced a radical new model. The Inspire 1 builds upon the success of the Phantom and integrates some of the magic found in the firm’s professional-level drones, including the ability to stream 1080p video up to a mile away. At $2,800, the Inspire …

Solar road opens in the Netherlands

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first road capable of turning sunlight into energy officially opened for traffic Wednesday in the Netherlands.<p>It's actually a 230-foot-long bike path in the town of Krommenie.<p>The road is a test route developed by the company SolaRoad.<p>"SolaRoad is a world first that will put the …