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Facebook replaces its old inbox with the web version of Messenger

Just under two years ago, Facebook introduced a web interface for its private chat application, Messenger. Now, Facebook is integrating that same web app into the desktop version of Facebook, where it replaces the older messaging experience.<p>The change has been spotted by a number of users in …

Apps

Resident Evil 7 for Xbox One comes with a free PC version

Microsoft’s Xbox boss Phil Spencer has announced that <i>Resident Evil 7</i> will support the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, meaning that owners of the Xbox One version can also play it through the Windows 10 Store for free and vice versa. The Capcom horror game is the first major third-party title to …

Gaming

5 workouts for every type of guy

Old or young, what every man needs is a workout plan tailored to their abilities. Over time, with the right program, you’ll begin to master every …

Workouts

YouTube User Remakes Home Alone Ending—and Adds Lots of Blood

The 1990 film <i>Home Alone</i> is a blueprint for turning any house into an obstacle course for intruders. But thanks to the magic of Hollywood, 8-year-old …

PlayStation VR: Everything You Need to Know

It's been a long road getting from there to here.<p>PlayStation VR is almost upon us! How better to prepare yourself for the imminent launch than taking …

How To Build a Cordless Vacuum From a Drill Because You Can

Sometimes DIY is just fun.<p>This is isn't the most practical vacuum we've ever seen, but it works and was probably a lot of fun to make.<p>YouTuber CrazyPT, started by building a base plate for the vacuum using a bandsaw, and then added various household items—including a plastic water jug, cheesecloth, …

PlayStation 4 Firmware 4.0 Includes Features for PS4 Pro; Releasing Tomorrow

Sony announced that PlayStation 4 will receive the 4.0 Firmware update on September 13.<p>This update will come with various improvements, including the …

PS4 Pro

Virgin Galactic gets FAA license to start flight-testing its spaceplane

Virgin Galactic now has a commercial operating license for its SpaceShipTwo vehicle. That’s the company’s spaceplane that’s designed to take passengers into sub-orbital space. The license, granted by the Federal Aviation Administration, allows Virgin Galactic to begin conducting test flights of the …

Kylie Jenner Celebrates 19th Birthday In 'Naked' Jumpsuit

Plus she's just released a 'birthday edition' makeup collection.<p>Kylie Jenner just gave a whole new meaning to the term ‘birthday suit’ as she headed …

Kylie Cosmetics

Watch 1,000 people cover The White Stripes’ ‘Seven Nation Army’

Rockin' 1000 group previously covered the Foo Fighters and Nirvana<p><b>Rockin’ 1000</b>, the Italian group of musicians famous for covering the Foo Fighters’ …

Jack White completes mission to play first vinyl record in space

Singer’s label Third Man Records uses space-proof turntable and a gold-plated disc to spin John Boswell’s A Glorious Dawn 28,000 metres above Earth<p>Jack White’s mission to play the first record in space has been accomplished.<p>On 30 July, A Glorious Dawn by composer John Boswell, mixed with audio of …

In-car cameras let autonomous vehicles track passengers as well as pedestrians

Powerful sensors and software have made autonomous cars impressively aware of their surroundings — but it isn’t just obstacles, pedestrians, and other cars that a vehicle’s AI needs to watch out for. It also needs to know what’s going on inside itself, and researchers from Fraunhofer are hard at …

Autonomous Vehicle

Multitouch is about to get more advanced thanks to Qeexo

No extra hardware needed for these more intuitive multitouch gestures.<p>Multitouch input, as we know it, is mostly for scrolling, rotating plus zooming with two fingers, and you can use more to toggle various actions on supported trackpads. But if you ask Mountain View-based Qeexo, we've only …

Delphi will test its self-driving taxi service in Singapore

Take me to work, car.<p>Uber may be talking about it, but automotive technology parts supplier Delphi is doing it. Today the company announced a partnership with Singapore to start a pilot program for an on-demand autonomous taxi service.<p>Before you think you can just jump in an autonomous car next …

Meth Dealer Won $3 Million in the Lottery and Invested It in More Meth

Lady Luck turned a run-of-the-mill meth dealer into a millionaire crank king.<p>Ronnie Music Jr. was just a 44-year-old fix-it man from Waycross, …

Crime

This $50 Smartphone May Be All You Need

Lock screen ads and an inadequate camera aside, the Blu R1 HD sold by Amazon gets the job done<p>In life, you get what you pay for.*<p>*Exceptions: Costco wine, $1 New York City pizza and the Blu R1 HD smartphone, now sold by Amazon for $50. In those cases, the quality of the product far exceeds your low …

Olive Garden

U.S. Army switching to iPhones because Androids freeze up

The U.S. Army's Special Operations Commands has had enough with using Android phones that constantly freeze up and is switching to iPhones.<p>Apple's …

U.S. Army

All the iOS 10 beta 3 changes that make iPhone even better

Apple’s jam-packed iOS 10 update has gotten even better in its third beta, which brings a bunch of tiny new features that start to make iOS 10 feel like a polished product.<p>The list of changes in iOS 10 beta 3, which was seeded to developers this week, isn’t as long as the last update. But Apple has …

11 Simple Changes to Make Over Your Bedroom This Weekend

It’s important to feel at home in your bedroom. We spend a lot of time in our rooms, both sleeping and awake. Make sure you’re falling asleep and …

New tech may let you control smartphones with your eyes

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, are developing a new mobile software that can accurately identify where a person is looking in real time, …

In a Future of Rapid Change, These 7 Things Will Stay the Same

I’m constantly inquiring about the impact of exponential change over the next 20 years. An equally important question is, what <i>won’t change over the</i> …

This Tech Startup Will Let Plants Talk to You

Shhh. Listen close. Your plants are talking to you.<p>That’s what researchers at Vivent SARL think, anyway. The Switzerland-based company has developed something they call Phytl Signs -- a “wearable” device for plants.<p>The device comes with a stake that gets driven into the soil next to a plant, as …

Apple Killing MacBook Air? Here's Our Advice

My sister-in-law asked me what Apple laptop to buy and I was a bit surprised by my recommendation. “Get the MacBook Pro,” I said. As a new mom who …

Top 5 Laptops for Your Small Business from Thinkpads, Dell and HP

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has an affiliate partnership with TechBargains so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Back to school isn't just for students. This is one of the best times to buy a laptop as it usually coincides with Intel's …

MacBook Pro 2016: Specs, Features and Design Updates

Apple is all set to release the MacBook Pro 2016 anytime soon and according to rumor mills, the much-awaited laptop is said to come with great …

The Best New Features Coming To Your iPhone

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Apple releasing first iOS 10 public beta for non-developer testers today [U: Now available]

Update: iOS 10 Public Beta 1 is now live. It features the same build version (14A5297c) as iOS 10 Developer Beta 2.<p>Following the latest iOS 10 beta for registered developers, Apple is releasing the very first iOS 10 public beta for non-developers to test on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch today. Back …

Beta Testing

14 alternatives to Apple's default apps that will supercharge your iPhone

'We know who did this': how solving Peter Falconio's murder changed a detective's life

Six months after Peter Falconio disappeared, Det Supt Colleen Gwynne huddled under a saltbush not far from Barrow Creek in Australia’s Northern Territory. As she watched the tail lights of her police car disappear down the Stuart Highway, Gwynne felt overwhelmed by the stillness of the desert.<p>She …