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Facebook's new Rooms app brings bite-sized forums to your iPhone

"We’re not trying to build the next Snapchat — we’re trying to build the next WordPress."<p>These aren’t the words you expect to hear from the guy building Facebook’s next big app. Facebook has spent the last two years cloning Snapchat, trying to buy Snapchat, and eventually creating a …

People Already Figured Out How To Use Borderlands' 'Unusable' Gun

Remember that <i>Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel</i> gun nobody could figure out how to use? Yeah, well somebody figured out how to use it. That didn't take long.<p>…

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Facebook launches 'Safety Check' to let people know your status during natural disasters

Facebook’s latest feature is one people will hope they never have to use.<p>The social network launched “Safety Check” today, a tool that is activated after a natural disaster, using either the city you say you live in or your location settings if you use the “Nearby Friends” feature. It will help you …

Google introduces Android 5.0 Lollipop

After months of speculation on what dessert would take on the “L” name for Android 5.0, Google has announced it will be called Lollipop.<p>The latest version of Android has over 5,000 APIs and a new aesthetic style called Material Design that is supposed to create a consistent feel across multiple …

Apple has leaked details of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on iTunes

As if it wasn’t clear enough, we’ve gotten about as good confirmation as any that there are new iPads on the way. The iOS 8.1 user guide for iPad just showed up on iBooks and shows images of the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3.<p>The images show off a new Touch ID home button, which should make logging …

Pavlok needs you to shock more people into breaking bad habits

There's no way you'd use a shock collar to train your beloved dog, but you wouldn't mind using one on yourself if it means breaking your nastiest habits, eh? If that's the case, then your day has come: Pavlok (a wearable band that can zap you with electricity) is now up on Indiegogo, with its …

Google gives students unlimited cloud storage

Google's invasion of our classrooms (and its war on paper) continues unabated. Back in August in the search giant released an online education tool for teachers who wanted to digitally manage their classes, and now it's launched an improved version of Google Drive that's free for folks toiling away …

How RAM Scrapers Work: The Sneaky Tools Behind the Latest Credit Card Hacks

Today, news broke of yet more large-scale credit-card breaches at big-box stores, this time at Albertson's and Supervalu, grocery chains in the …

Microsoft Announces Windows 10

This morning at an event in San Francisco, Microsoft announced the next version of its Windows operating system: Windows 10.<p>The name is definitely not in line with expectations, but also comes on the heels of rumor talk that it could pick up another title. Happily, the last 943 people to cover the …

Nude celebs hack proved mighty lucrative for Reddit

If you saw Kate Upton or Jennifer Lawrence naked last week, there's a good chance you saw them on the social news site Reddit.<p>The self-proclaimed …

Netflix Gets Instant Search on the Web

Netflix has introduced a new instant search tool on the Web, as it looks to expedite your search for TV shows and movies.<p>Now, as soon as you start typing the first letter or two from the name of a show or actor, Netflix automatically shows relevant matches alongside their associated cover art in a …

SwiftKey Reveals Apple iOS 8 Version and Launch Date

Apple's forthcoming iOS 8 received a major speed boost in the way of texting on Wednesday when SwiftKey unveiled its latest version for the next-gen …

Apple Aiming to Ship 80 Million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Units By End of 2014

Apple is aiming to ship a combined total of 80 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units by the end of this year, reports <i>Digitimes</i>. To achieve this goal, the company has reportedly asked its supply chain partners to ramp up component production. Barring any production issues, Apple is aiming for 10 …

NimbleBit's 'Tiny Tower Vegas' Now Available Worldwide

The sequel to NimbleBit's popular free-to-play tower building game <i>Tiny Tower</i> is now available for download worldwide after soft launching in several countries earlier this summer. <i>Tiny Tower Vegas</i> incorporates the same tower building gameplay found in the original game, melding it with several Las …

Twitter rolls out analytics tools for everyone

Twitter says analytics are for everyone — not just advertisers and verified users.<p>Twitter engineer Ian Chan today announced that Twitter’s activity dashboard, a tool that gives select Twitter users insight into their feeds and followers, is rolling out to all users now.<p>The newly available dashboard …

Apple may unveil iWatch on September 9 -- report

Tick-tock! Clear up some space on your wrist. It might finally be iWatch time on September 9.<p>Influential tech news site Re/code reported Wednesday that Apple (AAPL) may unveil a wearable device next month at the same event where it is expected to debut the iPhone 6. It seems likely that such …

On stage or in the boardroom: How tablets can improve your public speaking

Next weekend my new musical project (a blues/classic rock band) gets under way. We’ve got a bass player, two guitarists, and a drummer. What we don’t …

Moto 360 smartwatch specs outed by Best Buy?

Motorola Mobility isn't expected to unveil its new Moto 360 smartwatch until next month, but that hasn't stopped Best Buy from giving consumers a peek at what makes it tick.<p>According to specs published Sunday on the electronics retailer's website, the Moto 360 will cost $250 and feature a 1.5-inch …

Apple denies it’s a threat to China’s security

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Apple Inc.’s China office on Sunday denied allegations that the location-tracking function in its iPhone devices poses a …

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Snapchat lets everyone contribute to a shared World Cup photo album

Snapchat's first Our Story collaborative photo experiment was strictly an opt-in affair where you had to add a user to see it at all. However, the ephemeral image service is now trying something much more ambitious: it's giving <i>every</i> user access to Brazil Final Live, a group photo album that lets …

MapR Closes $110 Million Financing Led by Google Capital

<b>Financing to accelerate rapid growth of global enterprise customers using the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop</b><p>SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 30, 2014–<p>MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that it has completed a $110 …

U.K. cinemas ban Google Glass days after launch over piracy fears

<i>Updated 7:30 a.m. ET with a comment from Google, and 8:50 a.m. ET with a comment from the Cinema Exhibitors’ Association.</i><p>It took six days for movie theaters in the U.K. to ban Google Glass.<p>Google’s controversial face computers are now banned in some U.K. movie theaters, following the device’s June …

iPhone 6 Mockups of Low Quality, Antenna Breaks Not in Final Design

We've seen a steady stream of mockup devices that claim to represent the form factor of the rumored 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6. While these mockups provide a fairly accurate look at Apple's upcoming iPhone hardware, they may not be completely accurate, claims <i>Nikkei</i> (via <i>GforGames</i>).<p>Though they …

Alleged iPhone 6 images leaked by former Taiwanese pop star

Photos purportedly of the iPhone 6 have popped up on Chinese site Weibo courtesy of a former Taiwanese pop star who has shown an uncanny knack for leaking early shots of Apple products.<p>Jimmy Lin, a Taiwanese singer and actor, took to his Weibo page to reveal two photos allegedly of the iPhone 6 …

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Apple to be investigated by EU for alleged tax evasion

Apple paid just 3.7% tax on its non-U.S. income last year — and the European Commission isn’t happy about it.<p>Registering its overseas business in Ireland, Apple is one of three companies being investigated for abusive transfer pricing and other forms of corporate profit shifting, with the other two …

Apple to release iWatch in October, report says

The wait for Apple's iWatch may finally end in October.<p>Since late 2012, Web rumors have maintained that Apple is developing a watch-like device that consumers can connect with their smartphones. Japan's Nikkei Asian Review added weight to those rumors with a report Friday that said the gadget will …

Facebook Rolls Out One-Column Timeline Design to All Pages

Facebook today announced it has started rolling out the streamlined desktop look for Pages to everyone worldwide. All Pages should have access to the new design by the end of the week.<p>Admins accessing their Pages today will see a tour of the refreshed design, and after completing it, they can …

Apple Using M7 Motion Processor For Indoor Positioning With iOS 8

Apple has added a trick to its CoreLocation set of geopositioning tools in iOS 8, 9to5Mac has noticed, and that will make it possible for venue owners to build indoor positioning systems into software tied to their facilities. iOS 8 adds the M7 processor and iPhone motion sensors to the …