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Google Maps shows what it knows about everywhere you've (ever) been

Google's Location History feature keeps track of the places your mobile device has been (if you opt-in and turn it on) and now you can look back through that data with "Your Timeline." Rolling out on the desktop and Android versions of Google Maps, its gives you an easy-to-navigate look at your …

Android News

FTC investigation into Apple heats up, music streaming services hit with subpoenas

Apple's 30 percent App Store tax is being scrutinized by the Feds<p>The FTC has launched an investigation into Apple’s dealings with competing music streaming services in its App Store, according to multiple sources. The investigation is targeting Apple’s 30 percent fee charged to subscription …

Microsoft Targets Revenge Porn With Link Removal Form

Falling in step with various recent industry moves, Microsoft has set up a formal process for removing links to so-called ‘revenge porn’ from its Bing search engine, allowing victims to notify it via a dedicated web form to have access to the content cut off.<p>Revenge porn refers to the sharing of …

Sony is launching drone services for businesses

After the robot dog AIBO and the cute, humanoid bot QRIO, Sony's next robotic adventure will take to the skies.<p>In a departure from its consumer …

Drones

Diver missing after trip to famed Andrea Doria shipwreck site

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a pursuit nearly as old as the infamous shipwreck itself.<p>Divers first plunged into the waters off Nantucket, Massachusetts, to catch a glimpse of the Andrea Doria a day after the ship sank in July 1956. That first dive netted photos for Life magazine. Later, another expedition led to a …

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Battlestar Galactica

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

Evolution

The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial

People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.<p>A few months ago, the news went viral that the American Psychiatric Association had classified “taking selfies” as a sign of a mental disorder. It lit …

Real Life Playable Flappy Bird Game

Flappy Bird might be inexplicably gone from the iTunes App Store but that tricky little flying bird still lives on- in real life. Fawn Qiu made this …

Super Mario Bros. on Four Monitors

You don't need to scroll. Just move your eyes. Twitter user <b>Morikuma_Works</b>, an engineer in Japan, made good use of extra monitors by showing the …

GDC love story culminates in conference's first wedding

Among the many panels, talks and debates at this week's Game Developer Conference is one unusual gathering; a wedding.<p>Game developers Heidi McDonald and Alex McPhearson are tying the knot at the conference this week, during an invitation-only event in the Conference Associates Meeting Room. It's an …

Twitch: when watching beats playing

How a crazy idea became a media juggernaut.<p>In 2007, Justin Kan, Emmett Shear, Michael Seibel and Kyle Vogt had an idea for something that seemed so silly, it might just work.<p>Kan attached a webcam to his hat. For nine months, he didn't take it off. Everything Kan saw, the world saw. The webcam …

Google Brings Cross-Platform Multiplayer Gaming to Android and iOS

Play mobile games with both iOS and Android users.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Google Play Games has existed for both Android and iOS, but the company is now …