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With the GH5s, Panasonic turns its mirrorless hybrid champ into a videographer’s delight

Better low-light performance, but no more in-body stabilization — meet the $2,499 GH5s<p>Panasonic has unveiled an update to its well-respected GH5 mirrorless camera that adds a handful of new features (like better low-light performance), but takes others away (like in-body stabilization). The …

Google Chromecast celebrates its second birthday with freebies

Today marks two years since Google debuted Chromecast, the small and affordable streaming device. To celebrate its second birthday, the company's letting owners get in on a couple promotional offers: a free movie rental and access to 90 days of Play Music. Google did something similar last year, …

Twitter is deleting stolen jokes on copyright grounds

Let's face it: coming up with a grade-A tweet isn't easy. That's why some people just copy good tweets from other people and act like they came up with the 140-character witticism on their own. This has been going on since the beginning of Twitter.<p>It now appears Twitter is using its legal authority …

Internet

Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo And Others Push For Accessibility Development

For all their rhetoric and idealism about changing the world, consumer-facing technologies have largely failed at least one major set of users: people with disabilities, a segment that represents roughly 1 in 5 people in the U.S.<p>As the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) …

Travis Kalanick

Apple removes Nest Labs thermostats from U.S. stores

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said it had removed Nest Labs’ Internet-connected thermostats from its U.S. online and retail stores, a year after the home automation maker was bought by Google Inc for $3.3 billion.<p>Nest, led by the “godfather” of iPod Tony Fadell, earned plaudits for its thermostat - a …

Thermostats

YouTube for iOS now lets you watch vertical videos in full-screen

It seems like only yesterday — well it was, in fact, yesterday — that an update for the Android version of YouTube offered new support for full-screen playback of vertical videos. Today, an update to the iOS version also supports that feature. Yay.<p>YouTube version 10.28, posted on the App Store …

Apps

Here's your first real look at the sequel to the hottest Android phone of last year

Chinese startup OnePlus is planning to launch its next phone at the end of the month, but we may already have an idea of what it looks like. TENAA, the organization that regulates wireless products in China, just posted photos that show what appears to be the OnePlus 2 from all angles.<p>The device in …

Mobile Technology

Windows 10's Wi-Fi Sense password sharing sparks security concerns

With the launch of Windows 10, anyone who walks into your house and gets your Wi-Fi password for their PC could potentially let all their friends onto your network, thanks to a new feature that has ignited controversy online.<p>Called Wi-Fi Sense, the feature is designed to make it easier for people …

Wi-Fi

Cyber security demands answers: Our view

Break-in to government personnel files was predictable, embarrassing, and a wake-up call.<p>The Internet era is giving way to the age of cyber vulnerability.<p>The long list of private companies that have been patsies for hackers includes Target, Home Depot and most recently health insurer Anthem, which …

Cybersecurity

Huge Adobe Flash security vulnerability revealed after hacking group's documents leaked

Adobe Flash, a program that is installed on more than 1 billion computers, has a serious vulnerability that could let anyone take over it.<p>The huge …

Wi-Fi Aware Aims To Connect All Your Devices Instantly

WiFi is getting a big upgrade today, thanks to three years of joint research and development by the world’s largest tech companies.<p>The new technology, called Wi-Fi Aware, is being released by the Wi-Fi Alliance, the non-profit trade organization that includes Apple, Microsoft, Intel and hundreds of …

Wi-Fi

Apple Pay has launched in the UK

Apple Pay has launched in the UK, bringing the contactless payment system to stores including Boots, Costa, Lidl, Marks & Spencer and Nando's.<p>More …

Wimbledon on Twitter: ""I don't know about you Mr. Umpire, but this is how I'd sit in your seat" #Wimbledon http://t.co/YPm5aKNahj"

Replying to @<b>Wimbledon</b><p>@<b>Wimbledon</b> official Twitter account is the best<p>0 replies 1 retweet 2 likes<p>Replying to @<b>Wimbledon</b><p>0 replies 0 retweets 3 …

Uber is losing more money than it's making

A financial document intended for investors shows that Uber generated operating losses of $470m on net revenues of $415m<p>Uber is working on a funding round that could push it ahead of Xiaomi to become the highest valued venture capital-backed company in the world.<p>The ride-hailing app has raised …

A Stanford grad built a more advanced Instagram, and it racked up 250,000 downloads in its first 48 hours

Polarr CEO Borui Wang thinks everyone is smart enough to master advanced photo editing software, and his new iOS app aims to eradicate the biggest barrier most people face: price. He and his team of seven had never built an app before, but saw an opening in the "pro amateur" market that Adobe …

Apps

Yahoo Responds Perfectly To Angry User Pissed Off By Their LGBT Pride Logo

In response to Friday’s historic Supreme Court ruling which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, hundreds of companies changed their online …

How to make Windows easier to use for people with poor vision

George struggles with fonts on small laptops and so wants a portable with a big screen. But he can make Windows texts easier to read on a machine of any size …<p><i>I work for a university and do quite a lot of travelling. I need reading glasses for small fonts, and consequently struggle with small</i> …

5 tips on using Google Play’s new store listing experiments to double page conversion

At EverythingMe we’ve been using Google Play Store Listing Experiments for the past six months. It had a dramatic and immediate effect on our numbers. It doubled our Google Play page conversion and had direct impact on our daily organic growth. We tried to compress six months and tens of …

AdWords

Is this BlackBerry’s First Android Phone?

For the past month or so, the general thinking around the rumor mill has been that BlackBerry is working on an Android phone. If you can’t beat’em, join’em, right?<p>Now we’ve got a rough idea of what their first Android handset might look like.<p>Posted by the endlessly resourceful Evan Blass (aka …

How I learned to love Alexa (and Amazon's Echo)

After the failure of the Fire Phone and the so-so Fire TV, it was hard to get excited about Amazon's $180 Echo wireless speaker. At best, it seemed like a superfluous device that simply mimicked voice-powered tech from our phones in monolithic speaker form. At worst, it felt like yet another way …

New Facebook logo goes slim for your smartphone

The company has changed its iconic wordmark to reinforce the importance of mobile devices and to give the logo a more "approachable" feel.<p>Facebook has reimagined its logo. But you might need to squint to see the change.<p>In both an aesthetic and practical move, the social network has adjusted its …

Facebook is sharing more ad dollars with its video creators

Facebook's shiny logo isn't all that's new for the social network today: The outfit's also announced how it plans to split video ad revenue with publishers. Like YouTube, Facebook will give content creators 55 percent of ad revenue and keep the rest, according to <i>Fortune</i>. Early publishing partners …

Ratan Tata buys stake in online-taxi hailing firm Ola cabs- Technology News, Firstpost

India

This wireless camera lets you take better pictures with your phone or tablet

If you like taking pictures with your phone or tablet but wish it had a better camera, there are a few products that can help you. Things like Sony's Cyber-shot QX series or the DxO One give you better lenses and bigger sensors, and still let you shoot with your phone so you can quickly share the …

Amazon launches one-hour delivery service in London

Amazon launched its one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, for select areas of London on Tuesday. For a fee of 6.99 pounds, Amazon Prime members can …

Amazon Prime

Office 365 enterprise users can now broadcast to 10,000 people at once via Skype for Business

Microsoft announced the availability of three technical previews today that form a part of Skype for Business, one of which allows for mass video calling across the Web.<p>Although you’ll need to be an Office 365 enterprise subscriber to test it, you can now register for access to Skype Meeting …

Skype for Business

Flipkart to introduce 'Image Search' feature for its app- Technology News, Firstpost

Flipkart

A gold iPod could be coming soon, if iTunes isn't lying

An image hidden in Apple's new iTunes 12.2 software may have just leaked news that new iPod colors are coming, including gold.<p>The image, first …

Google engineer apologizes after Photos app tags two black people as gorillas

Google came under fire this week after its new Photos app categorized photos in one of the most racist ways possible. On June 28th, computer programmer Jacky Alciné found that the feature kept tagging pictures of him and his girlfriend as "gorillas." He tweeted at Google asking what kind of sample …

Digital India: Narendra Modi launches DIGILocker to store your documents online, here’s how it works

As a part of Digital India Project, Narendra Modi-led government today launched a new online locker facility called ‘DIGILocker’. The facility kicks …