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Anti-Social Networking App Helps You Avoid Friends You Don't Like

A new app claims to be the social network for the anti-social.<p>While most social media apps focus on helping you get closer to your friends, Cloak …

Social porn: why people are sharing their sex lives online

From PornTube to Pinsex to Pornostagram, sex websites are following the lead of social networks, allowing users to like, share, repost and comment on each other's pornography<p>• The Urban Dictionary guide to sex<p>In his 2008 book, Click, online behaviour expert Bill Tancer declared that social media …

ANALYST: Apple Is Having A Disastrous Quarter Right Now

First, the bad news. He says Apple is having a terrible quarter right now.<p>In a report picked up at Barron's, Blair warns that the stock could crash after Apple reports earnings:<p>"We recognize the potential for a hiccup when the company reports March quarter earnings. All signs in the supply chain …

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Google Launches App Store for Docs and Sheets

Google is rolling out an online marketplace for third-party apps on Google Drive, the company announced Thursday.<p>The apps, which Google is calling …

Why Is Google Building A Robot Army?

In short: robotics world domination<p>Looking back, Google’s emergence as a robotics powerhouse seems obvious—and inevitable. First came the scattered hires of roboticists and the release of self-driving cars into Bay Area traffic. Then, the search giant reportedly bought two humanoid HUBO robots from …

United To Launch Personal In-Flight Entertainment For iOS Devices Next Month

Starting next month, United will offer an in-flight personal entertainment system that will allow passengers to pick from 150 movies and about 200 TV shows through their laptop’s browser or United’s iOS app.<p>The airline announced the program in early February, but mentioned the program again in last …

Chinese Tech Firms Issue Virtual Credit Cards For Online Shopping

In China, tech firms are making it easier for consumers than ever before to shop and purchase goods online.<p>Rather than requiring you to have a traditional credit card applied via banks, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba announced that its payments arm Alipay will collaborate with China’s CITIC Bank …

Starbucks to allow for digital tips from iPhone

A coming-soon version of the company's iPhone app sports a new design and lets customers add tips to transactions made from their phone.<p>Coffee conglomerate Starbucks will push forward with its popular mobile payment program, which accounts for more than 11 percent of in-store transactions, by …

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FORTUNE — You could be forgiven for having forgotten that Google (GOOG) has its own desktop operating system, launched back in 2009. Championing a vision of a future where all data and applications live in the cloud, Chrome OS has struggled to make a dent: It accounts for only 1% of the PC market …

iOS 7.1 Includes A Key Improvement For Making iBeacons Smarter

iOS 7.1 includes a host of obvious and subtle improvements, including a key addition that will make iBeacons smarter.<p>Until now, an app had to be running in the background on an iOS device for an iBeacon to interact with it. iOS 7.1 lets apps look and communicate with nearby iBeacons even if they …

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Rover, a doggy Airbnb, raises $12M round led by Menlo Ventures

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Hulu Pet Channel<p>If you still needed evidence that the collaborative consumption model is spreading to all sectors of …

Google shuts down its controversial banner ad experiment

After rolling out banner ads in Search, Google’s Search head claims the company has canceled the test.<p>Google Search head Amit Singhal announced yesterday at Search Marketing Expo West (SMX West) in San Jose, Calif., that the firm would no longer display its controversial banner ads in search …

Report: NSA Has Plans To Infect “Millions” Of Computers With Malware

The National Security Agency reportedly has plans to control millions of computers by infecting them with malware, according to documents leaked to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>“In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social media site as a …

Myo’s Developer Alpha Teaser Compilation Video Showcases Gesture Control Potential

Waterloo’s Thalmic Labs is shipping out its Myo gesture control band alpha units to developers to get them building software compatible with the new hardware, and it’s already resulting in some incredibly impressive early demos. The Myo team compiled a few of those together into a single short …

Britain’s David Cameron announces more funding for Internet of things research

The Internet of things — sensor-filled devices that connect to the web — is about to get more congested in the United Kingdom.<p>Today UK prime minister David Cameron announced that the government is making available £45 million in funding for research on the emerging field of technology, as well as a …

Secret-sharing app Whisper said to capture $30M in funding

Everything You Need to Know to Start 3D Printing

Ready to join the new DIY revolution?<p><b>The work I've done on spacecraft got me</b> hooked on 3D printing. When I was an electrical engineer for RCA Astro (now part of Lockheed Martin), I helped design, build, and launch the Mars Observer and other interplanetary probes. Back then I had dreams of building …

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Apple’s Buses Are As Secretive And Efficient As Apple Itself

Companies like Apple using specially commissioned shuttle buses to ferry employees back and forth from San Francisco have caused their fair share of problems in the past.<p>Wanting to find out just how often the buses traveled past his house, <i>Wired</i> writer Kevin Poulsen recently decided to start …

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Robotiky Is (Yet) Another Cute Way To Teach Kids Coding Using Robots

Say hey to Robotiky: a robot designed to be programmed by kids using a simplified drag-and-drop software interface on their computer.<p>It’s getting hard to keep track of all the startups looking for cute ways to crack a hard problem: teaching kids how to code without boring them to death.<p>There are …

An Upcoming Anonymous App Called Cloaq Promises A New Way To Post & Share, No Email Or Phone Number Required

A team of engineers, who have asked to not be identified by name, are working to develop a new platform for anonymous posting called Cloaq (pronounced “cloak”). This upcoming web and mobile platform, they tell me, will combine the anonymity of apps like Secret and Whisper, with the ease-of-use of …

Amazon’s TV streaming box to ship with Netflix and Hulu Plus apps

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Amazon’s (S AMZN) Roku competitor, which could be unveiled any day now, won’t just peddle the company’s own video streaming …

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Softbank's CEO Wants to Take Over the World — and T-Mobile Is Next

Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son has made no secret of his desire to create the biggest company in the world, and in a new interview with Charlie Rose, the …

Experts Predict the Future of Technology and You Will Probably Be Wearing It

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In ten years, finding and sharing information through the Internet will be so ingrained in our lives …

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LG To Build The Nexus 6, Says Report

Another year and another Nexus device. If one report out of Germany is believed, LG is tasked once again to produce this next-gen Nexus device.<p>If true, this would be the third consecutive Nexus device built by LG after Google used Samsung for the Galaxy Nexus. Specific details about the upcoming …

Roku Introduces A New Entry-Level Streaming Stick For $49, Shipping In April

Streaming hardware startup Roku has spent the last several years building devices to make dumb TVs smarter, and unlocking a whole lot of over-the-top video content along the way. Today, the company is introducing a new version of its Streaming Stick that will be a lot more affordable at $49, as …

FreedomPop Announces The Privacy Phone, A Fully-Encrypted Smartphone For $10 A Month

Meet the Privacy Phone, a device that FreedomPop brags is the only smartphone and mobile service that allows for encrypted communications. Lovingly nicknamed the “Snowden Phone” by FreedomPop, It can even be purchased with Bitcoin to further protect the owner’s anonymity. Simply put, if you’re in …

Google Maps Dives Into World Oceans for Underwater Street Views

The Google Maps team has announced the addition of new underwater Street View images in locations around Mexico with the help of the Catlin Seaview …

Why Samsung Ditched Google In Its New Smart Watch

But Samsung made an unexpected move in the new version by abandoning Android as the watch's operating system. Instead, the new Gears run Tizen, another open source operating system that Samsung, Intel, and others are working on.<p>Some see the move to Tizen as a signal that Samsung wants to distance …

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