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WhatsApp could add voice calling very soon

WhatsApp users may not have to wait much longer for the chance to make phone calls directly from the app.<p>Volunteers who translate the Hindi language received new translation requests this past week, according to a tip received by Windows Phone Central. Text strings seen in the translations point to …

Apple engineer shares details on the iPhone’s long birth

By now most people are familiar with the introduction of Apple’s(s aapl) iPhone, which debuted in a 2007 Steve Jobs presentation that literally …

This 19-Year-Old Runs A Successful Online Business With 20 Employees — And He Has A Message For Fellow Teens

Here's how it's different: Cheap Travel Hunter's CEO isn't old enough to drink. He's just barely old enough to vote.<p>Arya Bina started the company back in 2010, back when he was 16.<p>Today, he's 19, and Cheap Travel Hunter is doing well enough to employ 20 people in the U.S. and abroad.<p>According to …

The New Phone Giants: Indian And Chinese Manufacturers' Fast Rise To Threaten Apple And Samsung

And these companies are starting to aim higher — producing 4G LTE smartphones that have the same processing power as Samsung and Apple premium devices.<p>They're also far more innovative than they're given credit for in terms of their strategy, supply chain management, and hardware.<p>In a new report …

Scientists May Get Best View Yet of a Black Hole in Action

It’s the cosmic event of the year. Right now, telescopes all over the world are turning to our galaxy’s center, where for the first time ever they …

Barack Obama's 'Funny or Die' skit gets over 15 million hits

<b>New York:</b> President Barack Obama's appearance on the "Between Two Ferns" satirical online talk show this week has reached 15 million views - almost …

Gogo Teases An App That Could Let Travelers Text And Make Calls During Flights

I did a lot of cool things at SXSWi 2014, but one of the coolest things I got to do was go for a trip in a private jet and test out some cool new technology from Gogo. As you probably know, Gogo powers wireless Internet for a number of airlines in the U.S. But now it’s extending that technology to …

Use This Hidden Feature In YouTube To Stream An Unlimited Amount Of Music

YouTube lets you do more than watch videos of cute cats doing cute things. Buzzfeed 's Patrick Ward created a video demonstrating several hidden filters and tools found on the website, including the Music Discovery Project. YouTube launched the service in 2010, and users can quickly create a series …

The complete guide to listening to music at work

If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones.<p>It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow coffee-shop denizens. But not all music is created …

iOS 7.1 Arrives Bringing CarPlay Support, Visual Tweaks, Siri Improvements And More

Apple has just released iOS 7.1, the first major update for iOS 7 since its launch back in September. The update has been available to developers for some time now and brings a lot of small but interesting changes to Apple’s mobile OS, including continued visual tweaks of the all-new iOS 7 …

Google's Indoor Maps Arrive In India

Google has brought indoor maps to India. In an announcement, the company says that starting today, users across 22 cities in India can access Google’s maps for 75 popular indoor venues — including venues such as Ambience Mall in Gurgaon and Select City Walk in Delhi.<p>The maps automatically appear …

This iPhone 6c Concept Is One We’d Buy In A Heartbeat

We drooled over Dutch designer Joseph Farahi’s iPhone Air concept last month, and now Farahi is back with a beautiful concept for Apple’s next generation iPhone 6c.<p>According to Farahi’s concept, the next iteration of Apple’s “affordable” iPhone model would come with a 4.7 inch Retina Display, and …

The internet is actually controlled by 14 people who hold 7 secret keys

The Guardian's James Ball was recently allowed to observe the highly secure ritual known as a key ceremony.<p>The people conducting the ceremony are part of an organization called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN is responsible for assigning numerical internet …

Boeing is making a phone for 'Mission Impossible' agents

Smartphone for defense customers wipes your data if you try to get inside it<p>Boeing's mysterious smartphone — the one that was supposed to have come out by the end of 2012 — is now out of the bag. Boeing today posted a full breakdown of Black, a device aimed at defense and security customers. The …

Your smartphone's WiFi hotspot might double as a disaster rescue beacon

When disasters strike, communication services tend to go down; you can't simply call for help or share your location online. However, engineers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology have found a way to use a smartphone as a rescue beacon when there aren't any available …

3 Ways to Use iPhone Headphones

Community Tested<p>This wikiHow teaches you how to use Apple's EarPods, which are the corded headphones that ship with iPhones. Learn about using …

Facebook Is Buying Huge Messenger App Whatsapp For $16 Billion!

AP Photo/Paul Sakuma<p>Facebook is buying huge messaging app Whatsapp for $12 billion in stock and $4 billion in cash.<p>Whatsapp has 400 million …

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Top 10 Reasons Why People Don't Reach Their Goals

You go to the gym to train your muscles. You run outside or go for hikes to train your endurance. Or, maybe you do neither of those, but still wish …

Composite lighting technique lets amateurs produce well-lit photos in minutes (video)

Hobbyist photographers don't often have the luxury of elaborate lighting rigs. However, Adobe and Cornell University have developed a new software technique that could bring pro-grade illumination to a wider audience. Known as computational lighting design, the solution simplifies a familiar trick …

15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

The rules are slightly different from standard social settings, yet business schools rarely discuss professional etiquette topics.<p>In her new book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the specific skills professionals need to understand when presenting themselves in a …

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Why Your Computer Slows Down Over Time

This can start to happen years after you get a PC, but sometimes it happens in just a few short months.<p>Since we all use our computers for different tasks and activities, there isn't one single reason that pinpoints why this happens.<p>The thing is, when you first get a new computer and boot it up it …

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21 Useful iPhone Apps We're Obsessed With Right Now

Many of these app makers are raising a ton of money to enhance, remix, or try to take down kings like photo-favorite Instagram, travel comparison service Kayak, and even Apple's own camera app.<p>Take for example LandCam, a brand-new camera that will have you itching to ditch Apple's stock camera. …

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American Red Cross PSA Reminds You That Babysitting Is a Contact Sport

Remember that time you thought babysitting for a few extra bucks was a great idea? What could be so hard about putting an 8-year-old to bed, right? …