Jenny She

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Instagram Is the Fastest Growing Major Social Network

Instagram grew nine percent among U.S. adults last year.<p>Instagram is growing quickly — faster than the competition, it turns out.<p>New data from the Pew Research Internet Project released Friday found that Instagram was the fastest growing major social network among U.S. adults last year. The segment …

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How To Make Sure Your Gmail Is As Secure As Possible

No one wants to deal with the stress and potential damages of having an email account hacked.<p>To decrease the likelihood of hacks, as well as the time it takes account holders to find suspicious activity that could be a precursor, Gmail has created a handy check list that all users should take the …

The tiny Ozobot robot can teach young kids programming

Ozobot is a little toy robot that blends the physical and digital worlds — and teaches kids programming. The company bills the Ozobot as the world’s tiniest robot, but we figure there’s got to be something smaller than these little guys with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for brains.<p>It is very basic …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Facebook has acquired video startup QuickFire Networks.</b> It reduces the amount of bandwidth needed to watch online video.<p><b>2. Uber has been banned in China.</b> The government has ruled that private cars can't use apps to offer cab services.<p><b>3. Google is donating $300,000 to Charlie Hebdo.</b> The French …

Samsung app aims to improve autistic children's social interactions

While some believe smartphones and tablets may be turning some of us into screen-staring data drones, Samsung has launched a new app that aims to …

This Is the Best New Feature YouTube Has Added in Years

YouTube has quietly launched a new GIF creation feature that could trigger an explosion of looping, frenetic clips across the web.<p>The GIF creator …

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Twitter declares 2014 year of the selfie - CNN.com

Host Ellen DeGeneres takes a moment to orchestrate a selfie with a group of movie stars at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 2. Actor Bradley Cooper, seen in the foreground, was holding the phone at the time. "If only Bradley's arm was longer," DeGeneres tweeted. "Best photo ever." It …

Google Plus now lets you pin posts to keep them front and center

Ever crafted a Google+ post that was so important that you just <i>had</i> to make sure people saw it? There's now an easy way to do exactly that. Much like Twitter, Google+ on the web now lets you pin a post to the top of your profile, making sure that people will see your screed even if it's technically …

12.2-Inch 'iPad Air Plus' May Launch Between April and June 2015 With A9 Processor

Japanese magazine <i>Mac Fan</i> has published some possible schematics depicting the design of the larger-screened "iPad Pro" or "iPad Air Plus" in its January issue, which have been shared by <i>Mac Otakara</i> [Google Translate] along with some information about the upcoming device.<p>The schematics suggest the …

Latest settlement could mark the end of Apple's patent war

According to reports and new court filings, an end to the long running legal battles between Apple and Google, along with various Android handset manufacturers, is finally within reach, just over a year since the mobile patent war escalated.<p>A federal judge involved in the disputes has agreed to …

The U.S. government thinks China could take down the power grid

China and "probably one or two other" countries have the capacity to shut down the nation's power grid and other critical infrastructure through a cyber attack, the head of the National Security Agency told a Congressional panel Thursday.<p>Admiral Michael Rogers, who also serves the dual role as head …

CareLulu Raises $1.7 Million For A Service That Helps Parents Find The Best Daycares

Ask any working parent with small children about one of their biggest challenges, and they’ll tell you it is (or has been) finding the right daycare. A new company called CareLuLu wants to help by offering an online marketplace that connects parents with local preschools and child care programs. …

Apple’s Health app can now track how drunk you are w/ updated BACtrack breathalyzers

With an update for the BACtrack Mobile and BACtrack Vio smartphone-connected breathalyzers, iPhone users are now able to share blood alcohol content results with Apple’s new Health app in iOS 8.<p>An update to the companion app for the breathalyzers, which we previously reviewed alongside the BACtrack …

Facebook's New Privacy Rules Clear the Way for Payments Push and Location-Based Ads

These tools are supposed to make it easier for you to opt out of certain kinds of ad targeting, but you likely don't care.<p>Facebook is updating its privacy policies and adding tools that are supposed to make it easier for you to understand them and to opt out of certain kinds of ad targeting.<p>It’s …

Android 5.0 Lollipop Rolling Out Now to Nexus Devices

Available for Wi-Fi Nexus 7s, Nexus 5 and Nexus 10.<p>Over the Air updates for Android Lollipop, version 5.0 of Google's Android operating system, is …

Google Hangouts Offers Free One-Minute International Calls

Sometimes people want to make a quick international phone call to say “happy birthday” or “happy anniversary” from their smartphones. Wouldn’t it be nice to get the first minute free? Google Hangouts has you covered for the rest of the year by offering the first minute free when calling people in …

Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector

<b>Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible.</b><p>The company is working on technology that combines disease-detecting nanoparticles, which would enter a patient's bloodstream via a swallowed pill, with a …

Travel App Lets You Check Out Other Passengers Before Flight

A travel app called Quicket has added a new feature that lets passengers Facebook stalk other travelers on their flight before boarding.<p>Business travelers who spend hours a week on an airplane can now leverage that time for more productive networking, thanks to a new feature in the travel app …

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iPad Air 2 design changes mean good and bad for ease of repair

Apple announced the new iPad Air 2 just last week, and already the good people at iFixit have torn it apart. What they’re looking for: component parts that are designed into the device differently than in previous iterations, and what that means to the “repairability” of the device.<p>The iFixit …

Yik Yak: the anonymous app taking US college campuses by storm

The new hotshot on the college campus social media scene is Yik Yak. Much like Facebook, which was established back in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg as a Harvard student, Yik Yak has rolled up in a frat house hoodie with a lever-arch file tucked under its arm, leaning casually against a locker.<p>So what …

Apple Pay: The Real-World Test

It's finally here: Apple Pay arrived on Monday as part of iOS 8.1, which turns the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus into mobile payment machines. Just …

Flickr finally launches for iPad

Good news for Flickr users today – the Yahoo-owned photo-storage and sharing app has finally been optimized for iPad, though it will only work for those running iOS 8.<p>While Flickr already worked on iPad, it was essentially a blown-up version of the iPhone incarnation. But now you can access all …

It’s been way too long: Apple sends invites to October 16th event

Apple isn’t quite done rolling out its new products for 2014, as the company just sent out invites to a special Town Hall event being held on its Cupertino campus on October 16th at 10AM PT.<p>The event comes just weeks after the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch were revealed, but the invites provide few …

iOS 8 How-to: Use Camera to enter in credit card info

With iOS 7, Apple added a new feature in iBooks, iTunes and the App Store that allowed users to scan iTunes gift cards with the device’s camera rather than manually entering the string of characters on the back of the card. Now in iOS 8, you can use the device’s camera to scan and enter credit card …

You Could Soon Be Able To Send Your Friends Money Using Facebook Messenger

PayPal, Venmo, Square, and even Clinkle might have a new competitor on the horizon: Facebook Messenger.<p>According to hacked screenshots by Stanford computer science student Andrew Aude (via TechCrunch's Josh Constine), payments would send the same way you can now send a photo. You'll be able to add …

'Siren' dating app wants to keep women safe from creeps

While Tinder solves a few of the problems women face with online dating -- like being smothered with lascivious messages from anyone and everyone -- there's still an issue of privacy that it fails to address. That risk of not being nearly as anonymous while looking for a mate as one would hope is …

With this doodad, you'll never have to tie your shoelaces again

As of 2014, the Nike Air Mag self-lacing shoes from "Back the Future: Part II" have not yet been fully realized. Sure, we've gotten some replicas and a Nike designer has said he expects the laces to become reality by 2015, but most of us are still tying our shoes just like we always have, with big …

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