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Happy Birthday: World Wide Web to Turn 25

In 1989, Bart Simpson made his television debut, Danielle Radcliffe was born and Sir Tim Berners-Lee proposed an “information management” system that would allow people to access pages hosted on computers across the globe.<p>Yes, Harry Potter is (almost) the same age as the World Wide Web, which turns …

Samsung's new Galaxy Gear watches are now open to third-party support

Accompanying the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear 2, Gear Neo, and Gear Fit, Samsung has also hosted a “Developer Day” at Mobile World Congress for 500 app developers, to announce three new and updated SDKs for its range of wearable technology.<p>First up is a new SDK for the Galaxy …

Dalai Lama Joins Instagram

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is now on Instagram.<p>Tibet's spiritual leader joined the popular image-sharing site on February 1, 2014, and has already racked up over 15,000 followers.<p>His bio says, "Welcome to the official Instagram Account of the Office of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama."<p>The account …

Hot Dating App Tinder Now Matches 10 Million People Per Day, Up From 5 Million In December

He also said users are opening the app seven times per day.<p>For a comparison, as of July, Tinder had matched 75 million people <i>total</i>.<p>Tinder has had explosive growth pretty much since inception. But there is a likely culprit for this particular traffic surge:<p>The Sochi Olympics.<p>Gold-medalist …

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The European Union is grilling Apple and Google about free-to-play apps

Like it or not, apps and games that cost nothing but that let users spend money inside them have become the norm on mobile app stores. And now the The European Commission is meeting with Apple, Google, and consumer protection groups to discuss reforms to so-called freemium games and apps. It's …

Amazon is reportedly working on a music-streaming service

Amazon does much more than dominate the online-shopping space. With its Prime instant video service, complete with original series and exclusives, the company has taken on Netflix -- and it looks like challenging Spotify and other music services is Amazon's next step. According to sources who spoke …

Minecraft movie in the works at Warner Bros.

Following the massive success of "The Lego Movie," it sounds like block-based blockbusters -- a pun no one could possibly refrain from using -- are a sure-fire recipe for Hollywood success. Up next: the Minecraft movie.<p>Dropping a bombshell on Twitter in the form of a sneaky 128-character admission, …

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Google Hangouts for iOS gets a complete redesign

Google's cross-platform messenger app got a nice update today that includes a major redesign for iPhone and iPad. Google Hangouts for iOS 2.0 boasts a flat new look consistent with iOS 7 and enables picture-in-picture video calling for the first time. You can now send video messages of up to 10 …

Apple Issues Patch For OS X SSL Security Vulnerability

Apple faced a considerable security threat with its SSL flaw, present in both iOS and OS X devices over the past few days. The iOS bug was plugged late Friday via the iOS 7.0.6 update made available to iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, but Macs with 10.9 went unpatched until now. The fix is out, …

Motorola plans to launch a smartwatch later this year

Motorola is planning to jump back into the wearables market later this year, according to senior vice president Rick Osterloh. The company will launch a smartwatch that Osterloh claims will address "consumer issues like style and battery life." The news was revealed at a panel discussion at Mobile …

The company behind Candy Crush withdraws US trademark application for 'candy'

A few weeks ago, a group of game developers launched Candy Jam in protest of <i>Candy Crush</i> maker King's attempt to trademark 'candy.' The result? A barrage of rage inspired confectionary-themed titles were submitted to Apple's App Store. Well, it seems those efforts weren't for naught as King has …

Twitter Returns @N Handle to Original Owner After Theft

The coveted one-letter @N Twitter handle was finally returned Tuesday to its rightful owner, Naoki Hiroshima, after its brazen theft captivated the Internet and enraged users of the social network nearly a month ago.<p>One-character Twitter names are in great demand, and @N was stolen by a curiously …

Samsung And PayPal Move Against Apple With Galaxy S5 Finger Swipe Payments

The usual complaint about Samsung’s smartphones is that they shamelessly copy Apple, but can’t quite surpass the iPhone. This despite the fact that the Galaxy S line consistently has specs that do indeed surpass their American counterparts. Apple fans then counter that it is the iOS software …

Plex's new Chromecast features let you watch more content, better than ever before

Plex launched support for Chromecast a few months ago, and now its offering is getting even better. Starting today, Android users (sorry, iPhones!) can not only cast any music, videos or photos from their Plex library onto their TVs using Chromecast, they can also play content in file formats …

Twitter to star in cinema deal

Twitter has signed on an advertising partner that will transport its 140-character tweets and 6-second Vine videos from the digital screen to the silver one.<p>Monday, NCM Media Networks, the US cinema media network that includes 19,800 screens, announced its plans to participate in Twitter's Amplify …

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Reddit embraces its role as a journalistic entity with new live-reporting feature

Some critics may see Reddit as a more restrained version of the online community 4chan — a place for nerds to talk about Star Trek or whatever the …

MasterCard to boost credit card security with smartphones

With hacks, stolen credit card data, and identify fraud constantly on the rise, some credit card companies are looking into how to better beef up security.<p>MasterCard announced Tuesday that it has partnered with mobile technology company Syniverse to make it more difficult for unauthorized users to …

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House passes bill that would allow cell phone unlocking

The US House of Representatives approved a bill Tuesday that would allow cell phone customers to unlock their devices for use on competitors' networks.<p>Passed by a 295-114 vote, the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act would repeal a 2012 decision by the Library of Congress that …

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Connect Debuts A “Living” Address Book That Maps Your Nearby Friends

Connect, a new location-based address book and friend-finder utility launching today for both web and iPhone, will tell you who’s nearby, allowing for more “serendipitous” encounters. If that idea sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because a crop of location-based social apps, including Highlight, …

Opternative Is The First Online Eye Exam That Writes You A Prescription

“Do I need glasses?” is a question you usually have to get an in-person eye test to answer. But today, online eye exam provider Opternative is coming out of stealth to get you a doctor’s prescription for glasses straight from your computer or phone. Opternative’s test takes five to 10 minutes and …

Paramount Afraid Tweeted Stills Of ‘Top Gun’ Compete With Actual Movie

Clever Twitter user @555uhz delighted their followers by tweeting the entire Top Gun film through subtitled still frames, at a rate of about 2 frames an hour. The account’s roughly 5,200 followers got bite-sized shots of 80’s nostalgia until the fun police at Paramount sent a takedown notice and …

Google Lobbying To Block Distracted Driving Laws Against Glass

Google is swinging its hefty lobbying power at state lawmakers who could ban Glass while driving. Google is lobbying officials in at least three U.S. states (Illinois, Delaware and Missouri) to stop proposed restrictions on driving with headsets such as Google Glass, “marking some of the first …