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Twitter Is for the Young, Facebook Is for All Ages

Facebook users come in all shapes, sizes and ages, at least compared to LinkedIn users and Twitter users.<p>Half of Twitter's unique visitors in October …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Western Australia

Poll

Young Americans are unhappy with virtually every major thing President Barack Obama has done since he was re-elected, but they would still vote for him today, according to the results of a Harvard University survey released Wednesday.<p>The national poll by Harvard's Institute of Politics of more than …

Android Creator Andy Rubin's Next Big Google Project: Robots

Amazon’s drone delivery experiment headlined the news earlier this week, but it seems that the next generation of technology is continuing to amaze. Google has revealed that it is working to create a new generation of robots, the New York Times reports.<p>The man behind Google’s robotics effort is no …

Watch Reggie Watts build an amazing one-man band with new beatboxing app, Keezy

Keezy is a simple, delightful, music-making app<p>Today the mad geniuses from Elepath, the app studio created by Vimeo founder Jake Lodwick, are debuting Keezy to the public. It's a deceptively simple app. You have eight buttons, each of which can record a short sound clip. To create a clip you sing, …

iOS 7.0.3 released with iCloud Keychain, iMessage fixes, and cures for motion sickness

Apple has just pushed out a fairly significant update for iOS 7. Version 7.0.3 adds the iCloud Keychain feature to the mobile OS, which promises to help users create and easily fill in secure passwords for websites they visit through Safari. A standalone password generator has also been added to …

Netflix ditches Webkit to roll out slick new UI for smart TVs, Roku boxes and game consoles

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Netflix (s NFLX) rolled out a big revamp of its user interface for smart TVs and connected devices Tuesday night, moving away …

Google and Microsoft agree steps to block abuse images

<b>Leading search engine companies Google and Microsoft have agreed measures to make it harder to find child abuse images online.</b><p>As many as 100,000 search terms will now return no results that find illegal material, and will trigger warnings that child abuse imagery is illegal.<p>PM David Cameron has …

Downing Street

Inside Coin's techie vision for the all-in-one credit card

This hardware startup's ambitious device is a .84 mm thin card that stores an unlimited number of payment methods in its dynamic magnetic stripe.<p>In a compact San Francisco office suite equipped with soldering stations and swipe-testing machines, Coin's team of seven has been working furiously to …

FinTech

Apple retail stores begin carrying Automatic, the sensor that aims to make you a better driver

Apple retail stores have begun carrying the iPhone-connected car-tracking device Automatic. The tracking device connects to a car's OBD-II port — something that all modern vehicles should have — and then beams driving details like fuel use, mileage, engine status, and more back to an iPhone over …

Reddit turning Black Friday chaos into a 12-hour livestream

Next month, Reddit is bringing a taste of Black Friday madness online with its very first livestreaming event, called Redditgifts Shopping Network. <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> writes that the Nov. 29th event will be 12 hours of product demos, comedy, AMAs, and PSAs from nonprofit organizations, not to …

ESPN FC United Blog Blog - ESPN FC

1 day ago<p>Last week's top two clearly could not handle the pressure! It's all change at the top again as the European champions claim first</i> …

Soccer

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward …

Swayy Launches Into Public Beta To Curate Content For Your Social Media Audience

While managing social media for different organizations and brands, I’ve spent hours scouring the web for relevant content to share on Twitter and Facebook. It takes a long time to find the right articles, schedule them accordingly and gauge social media reactions. Swayy, a content discovery tool, …

Google Has Created A Programming Language That Thumbs Its Nose At Oracle

Ellison thinks Android copies a programming language owned by Oracle called Java.<p>Google is working on the ultimate come-back: It has created a programming language called Golang, or Go, that some people say can replace Java altogether.<p>Java was developed 20 years ago at Sun Microsystems and has …

Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …

Google went down today. The Internet went bananas.

We wouldn’t normally write about a mere few minutes in down time, but when it’s Google, it’s notable.<p>Google.com, Google’s search product (you may have heard of) went down between 23:52 and 23:57 BST according to Search Engine Land. Not since 2009 has Google Search experienced any downtime.<p>“The most …

20 injured at ill-conceived LG G2 promotional event

Balloons, BB guns, and pointed spears don't mix<p>Looking to capitalize on buzz surrounding its brand new G2, LG held a public event in Seoul Friday where it teased that up to 100 people would walk away with the new flagship smartphone. What it didn't expect was that 20 people would also come away …

The New Explosion in Audio Books

How They Re-emerged as a Rare Bright Spot in the Publishing Business<p>Cory Wilbur, a 25-year-old software engineer in Boston, never used to read much. He barely cracked a book in college and would read one or two a year on vacation, at most.<p>But in the past year, he's finished 10 books, including Dan …

Books

40daysofdating: An awesome new kind of long-form story telling

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>What do two designers — one a man, another a woman — both friends based in New York do when they have continued relationship …

Opinion: Someone hates you on the internet

As someone who's made his bread from a life on the internet, I feel confident in claiming the internet operates on three truths:<p>Once parents like it, it's no longer cool.<br>• Everyone loves cute animals.<br>• If you write your opinion on the internet, someone will hate you.<p>This weekend, indie game …

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures breathtaking images of Earth from Saturn

NASA's unmanned Cassini spacecraft has already returned some gorgeous views of the planet Saturn, which it is currently flying around. But the latest images should be enough to make it and any other interplanetary travelers (such as Voyager 1) homesick. On July 19th, the spacecraft, located about …

Apple celebrates one billion podcast subscriptions through iTunes with greatest hits list

Apple is far from the only game in town for podcast distribution, but it’s undoubtedly a heavyweight. Today, the company is celebrating one billion podcast subscriptions through iTunes, reports <i>Macworld</i><i>,</i> publicizing a special section within the app that lists some of the most popular titles …

Expiring patents could revolutionize 3D printing... again

In 2009, a round of important 3D printing patents expired, and the industry changed virtually overnight — technology previously available only to professionals started coming to machines that cost as little as a few hundred dollars. And the same kind of boom could happen again in 2014, says …

MaskMe: an online disguise for your email and credit card

Why give away your private data?<p>Every time you sign up for a web service or buy something online, you’re entrusting some company with your information — whether your email address, an account login, or your credit card number. MaskMe is a new browser extension from Abine — the makers of …

Retail stores move beyond Internet cookies to physical tracking

By David Brancaccio<p>July 15, 2013 | 5:37 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/07/15/tech/retail-stores-move-beyond-internet-cookies-physical-tracking/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

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Apple on iWatch hiring blitz ahead of possible late 2014 launch, says Financial Times

A new report in the <i>Financial Times</i> today says that Apple has significantly stepped up hiring in a bid to engineer its long-rumored smartwatch. The report goes on to say that CEO Tim Cook could still scrap the project — Cupertino has a reputation for leaving half-baked projects on the cutting-room …

Google, Amazon and Apple Pump Up Ad Spending as Tablet Wars Heat Up

Looks like the battle for the hearts of consumer electronics lovers is increasingly playing out in advertisements.<p>Ad Age recently released its list …

Google

Reddit: A Pre-Facebook Community in a Post-Facebook World

We need a range of social media platforms that connect us in different ways.<p>Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival last week, co-founder of Internet community site Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, shared a joke that's popular on his site: "Facebook makes me hate the people I know, and Reddit makes me love the …