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This Hilarious Photo Shows Why Twitter Is Amazing

It's not a secret that Twitter is pretty great.<p>News, networking, socializing, promoting, sharing — you name it, and Twitter has been a platform for all of it.<p>It has also been a way to break the wall between celebrities and government officials and the masses. Anyone can tweet, anyone can reply, and …

Why WhatsApp’s founders still carry old Nokia phones

Brian Acton, one of the two founders of WhatsApp, the messaging service that Facebook recently bought for $19 billion, carries this phone:<p>His partner, Jan Koum, totes this old thing:<p>WhatsApp’s founders aren’t Luddites. They also carry other, more modern phones. But the pair—spotted carrying these …

Emerging Markets

A Half-Dozen Great, Cheap Vehicles for The Noobie Wrench

A couple of days ago, Jeff received an E-mail from Hooniverse reader “John”, who says he <i>“never had a mechanic-savvy family member to teach me as a</i> …

2015 Jeep Renegade Is The New Baby Jeep: 2014 Geneva Motor Show Video And Live Photos

Jeep is charting new waters with its 2015 Renegade, which takes the SUV brand into subcompact territory. The vehicle will also be built in Italy and …

Emotient's Face-tracking Glass App Can Identify People's Mood

Emotient has announced a private beta of its facial recognition and emotion tracking tech for Google Glass, as well as revealing that it has secured an additional $6 million in funding.<p>The US-based company shared details of the private beta today, confirming that, for now, it’s only available to …

Could This Be The Look Of WhatsApp Under Facebook?

Now that WhatsApp has a new owner, it might be time for a redesign. Here’s one option.<p>WhatsApp, the reigning king of chat apps and the subject of an absurdly large Facebook purchase, has been called “ugly” and “primitive” by sites such as…this one. On the other hand, we argued that the true genius …

By 2020, there will be 10 web-connected devices per human

By David Brancaccio<p>March 06, 2014 | 3:06 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/03/06/tech/indie-economics/2020-there-will-be-10-web-connected-devices-human/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

Spotify just bought the company that powers most online radio (update)

Spotify now owns The Echo Nest, better known as "the company that powers the vast majority of internet radio." That includes competing services like Twitter #Music, Rdio and more. But today's news doesn't necessarily mean that those services will lose support from Echo Nest's API, as Spotify's news …

Ask your Moto X “What’s up?” and it reads your notifications aloud

Motorola(s goog) updated its Touchless Control software on Wednesday evening, adding an optional feature to read incoming notifications aloud. …

Android's co-founder is spending Google's billions hunting for the next big thing

Rich Miner strolls the halls of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, pausing every few minutes to check out the latest gadgets on display. As one of the co-founders of Android, he is walking through a world that has been all but conquered by the operating system he helped create. Now, as a general …

Apple Called ‘Very Cold’ After Refusing To Unlock Dead Woman’s iPad

Any technology maker — let alone one the size of Apple — is going to have various moral predicaments to deal with.<p>Recently Apple was accused of showing an “utter lack of understanding and discretion” after refusing to unlock a dead woman’s iPad for her two grieving sons.<p>When Andrea Grant, a …

Apple Reportedly 'Scrambling' to Make Required Changes to In-App Purchase Policies

Apple may be rushing to make changes to its App Store in order to comply with an earlier FTC agreement that requires it to modify its in-app billing system, reports <i>ZDNet</i>. Apple has until March 31 to make the changes required by the FTC and may be trying to roll them out in the company's forthcoming …

Two college students invented an adapter that allows 3D printers to print in full color for less than $100

3D printing is generally a monochrome affair. Full-color printers are expensive, so the more casual user is likely stuck printing in one or two …

A Look At Lumus, The Amazing Lens Technology That Is Going To Change Wearables

You may not know the name Lumus now, but expect to be hearing a lot from them in the future. When we first met the Lumus rep Ari Grobman two years ago he showed us some amazing technology. It was basically an augmented reality display embedded into a standard lens that could fit into a standard …

Getty Gives Bloggers Free Access To 35 Million Images

Aware that its pictures are being widely used without payment, Getty Images has taken the unusual step of making millions of them free for non-commercial use.<p>Using a new embed tool, users can from today drop an image into their blog or social media feed, where it appears with a footer crediting …

Spotify acquires The Echo Nest and its musical smarts

Streaming radio service Spotify is acquiring The Echo Nest, a Somerville, Mass., startup focused on building the world’s largest graph of data about …

Corning SVP Calls Sapphire Glass Expensive And Environmentally Unfriendly

In news that will come as a shock to absolutely no one, it seems that Corning Glass (makers of Gorilla Glass) aren’t big fans of Sapphire glass.<p>Asked by Morgan Stanley analyst James Fawcett his thoughts about “one large handset and device maker” planning to use Sapphire in its products, Tony …

Boeing's New Self Destructing Phone is Ideal For Those Who Need to Keep Secrets

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Boeing is set to release an smartphone that can self-destruct, but the device's security features …

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 will ship March 9th for $650

Samsung already gave us a heads-up that the largest of its new tablets, the Galaxy Pro 12.2, wouldn't arrive until March. Well, here it is, right on schedule. The company just announced that the 12-inch Android slate will go on sale March 9th, priced at $650 with 32GB of built-in storage. As a …

Apple may make Siri smarter by tapping into your apps

Right now you can ask Siri to nab you some movie tickets or reserve a table at your favorite restaurant, but there's still plenty she (or he) can't handle. According to a report from <i>The Information</i> though, the folks in Cupertino are working to make Siri smarter by giving it the ability to search …

A Teenager Redesigns The Web For The Color Blind

This high school student in India is developing algorithms that make the image-laden web more accessible for color blind users–a great 25th birthday present for the internet.<p>Color-blindness affects 7% of the world’s population. When it comes to surfing the web, the condition can make it impossible …

Color Blindness

Facebook to monitor gun ads

Gun control is dead in Washington, but leading advocates are hailing an announcement Wednesday that Facebook will monitor and restrict some gun advertisements on its pages.<p>Facebook acted after a six-week online campaign by Moms Demand Action and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the Michael …

Almost a third of new U.S. electricity came from solar last year

Solar power crashed its way onto the U.S. power grid last year and is now fundamentally changing the makeup of how energy is being produced and …

'Wello' iPhone case can track your blood pressure, temperature and more

Last year, Scanadu caught our attention with Scout, its simple-to-use tricorder-style health monitor. Now a new iPhone case promises to make monitoring your vital signs even easier. Called Wello, the case has sensors built in that can give you a picture of your overall health after holding it a …

U.S. Adults Spend 11 Hours Per Day With Digital Media

Here's a stat we've heard over and over: 58% of American adults own smartphones. Pair that with the fact that digital culture permeates almost every …

Google Play Games for Android now shows you who wants to play

Google Play Games just became much, much more useful for avid Android gamers. A newly released update to Google's entertainment hub lets you see all your invitations; it's now much clearer that someone wants to play. The upgrade also shows you a not-quite-live view of who's playing, and a new Find …

TownSquared quietly picks up $5.26M to create local business communities

Nextdoor gave people a way to stay informed about the happenings in their neighborhood, and Townsquared is doing the same for businesses and their communities. It also just nabbed a sweet $5.26 million to do so.<p>We noticed that the company filed a Form D today to the U.S. Securities and Exchange …

Smart Vending Machine Scans Your Face to Serve Up Snacks

Just how well does your office soda machine know you? A network of smart, connected vending machines will soon use facial recognition, NFC and a membership program to market and sell everything from food to electronics on their giant touch screens. The product of software giant SAP, these new …

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