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Twitter's New Path To Ubiquity: Becoming Part Of Every App

Twitter wants to be “the largest information network in the world” and reach “every person on the planet,” but over the last six months or so, it has accepted that getting every person on the planet to actually sign up and become users — or even just a measly couple billion of them — is probably …

Finally! The phone-charging cable you've been waiting for

From the category of "what took so long" comes the Night Cable -- a 10-foot-long cord that just might end cable frustration forever.<p>Sometimes we get so caught up in new technology that we forget to go back and fix the tech we already have. Take, for example, the phone-charging cable. While it might …

LG's next phone will be the first with one of its own CPUs inside

LG has been trying for years to catch up to Samsung and Apple in phone sales, and its next step on that path is to make a device with an LG CPU inside. The G3 Screen phone that it's releasing this week in Korea will have an eight-core "NUCLUN" (pronounced NOO-klun) processor, based off of an ARM …

Ford cars will soon start scanning the streets for wayward pedestrians

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Ford<p>The new 2015 Mondeo will be the Ford car to own to engage in people watching — quite literally. The European …

Facebook's new Rooms app brings bite-sized forums to your iPhone

"We’re not trying to build the next Snapchat — we’re trying to build the next WordPress."<p>These aren’t the words you expect to hear from the guy building Facebook’s next big app. Facebook has spent the last two years cloning Snapchat, trying to buy Snapchat, and eventually creating a …

Slack Is Raising Another Round At Up To A $1B Valuation

Slack, the enterprise collaboration platform co-founded by Stewart Butterfield of Flickr fame, continues to defy its namesake: we have heard from sources that the company is raising a new round of funding at a valuation of between $800 million and $1 billion, just six months after raising nearly …

Amazon Takes $170 Million Writedown on Weak Fire Phone Sales

Yikes<p>Amazon said in a conference call following the release of a disappointing third-quarter financial report that it would take a $170 million charge “primarily related to Fire phone inventory valuation and supplier commitment costs.” Translation: The Fire phone has been a disappointment.<p>The …