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Now You Can Use Tinder to Donate Your Organs

Nothing is sexier than donating an organ to someone in need.<p>At least, that’s what popular dating app Tinder is hoping its users believe. The company …

Facebook Will Allow You To Order Uber Rides From Messenger

It’s no secret that Facebook has ambitions of turning its popular Messenger app into a mobile hub for services, commerce, and even artificial …

Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo goes soul-searching after a hard year

Dick Costolo spent a crazy year fighting for his job, then leaving it. He just needs a little space. Can you blame him?<p>After abruptly stepping down …

DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn’t track its users, grew more than 70% this year

DuckDuckGo, the privacy-focused web search engine startup, continues to grow rapidly. But it has also struggled to crack the mainstream.<p>Through Dec. 15, DuckDuckGo received 3.25 billion search queries this year, according to its publicly posted traffic statistics. That’s up 74% over the same period …

AdWords

Microsoft is giving 'cash and technology' in its new philanthropic effort

The mission, which is an expansion of the company's current efforts, looks to follow CEO Satya Nadella's goals of empowering individuals and companies across the world by providing them with the technology they need.<p>"In the year ahead we will continue to ask ourselves what are the challenges …

Facebook now lets you remove bad memories from your Year in Review

2015 is almost over and Facebook is ready with a fresh dose of — hopefully happy — nostalgia.<p>Facebook's Year in Review feature, which offers a look …

A woman is suing Airbnb over an alleged hidden camera

Airbnb is facing a new lawsuit over a hidden camera in a rented apartment. Filed yesterday in Northern California District Court, the case concerns an Irvine, California apartment with a wireless camera allegedly installed in the living room. The plaintiff, a German woman named Yvonne Schumacher, …

Eye on safety, California sets rules for self-driving cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators have unveiled a roadmap that would let consumers begin using self-driving cars, though manufacturers would …

Autonomous Cars

Uber is on a roll in Australia after being legalised in another state

Uber's Australian takeover seems unstoppable after New South Wales became the second Australian state or territory to legalise UberX Thursday.<p>New …

​Breitling's new connected watch costs $8,900: Hands-on with the Exospace B55

A traditional watch meets some phone-connected smart features. We try one on our wrist.<p>This is the year that real watchmakers are making smartwatches. TAG Heuer, Fossil and now Breitling, too. The Breitling Expospace B55, however, is a "connected watch," which means it's a traditional watch with …

Wearable Tech

Sundar Pichai says Google is just getting started in India

With more than 300 million Indians already on the Web and another 200 million set to get online by 2017, the country is a major area of focus for Google — so much so that new CEO Sundar Pichai centered his Google for India keynote around the company’s programs to help bring the Web to the next …

Android News

Construction Starts On Drone Airport In Nevada

What is this, an airport for drones?!?<p>When the new airport in Boulder City, Nevada opens, it will be missing a key component: passengers. Construction just started on the facility, which hopes to attract hobbyists, government officials, rescue workers, and private businesses, who are all eager to …

Drones

Netflix's Windows 10 app is at home on PCs and tablets

Microsoft continues to fill out its library of Windows 10 apps, and the latest addition is from Netflix. Upgrading from its old Windows 8 edition to take advantage of the new operating system, this one is a universal app, that will eventually work across PCs, tablets and phones, although it's not …

NSW legalises Uber, compensation plan being prepared for taxi drivers

All point-to-point rides, including Uber and cabs, could face a $1 per trip levy to fund a compensation scheme for taxi licensees<p>Uber is officially legal in New South Wales, following a decision by the cabinet to regulate the ride-sharing service.<p>The cabinet of the premier, Mike Baird, agreed to …

Transportation

A bunch of huge companies are creating a free technology to radically change how business is done

The companies involved include ANZ Bank, Cisco, CLS, Credits, Digital Asset, Fujitsu, IC3, IBM, Intel, London Stock Exchange Group, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MFUG), State Street, SWIFT, VMware and Wells Fargo.<p>Their goal is to create a distributed ledger that can be used by anyone and is …

You can now ask Cortana to search Netflix on Windows 10

Netflix has launched an all-new universal Windows 10 app so you can now binge-watch your favorite shows on its network without firing up your browser.<p>The app currently works with PCs and tablets, and will soon support phones. It offers a revamped Browse experience that supports gestures, so you can …

Windows 10

Google CEO expresses unequivocal support for net neutrality

Google lays groundwork for India to be home to the largest number of Android users next year<p>Most tech companies today endorse the principle of net neutrality in their public communications. Many of them, however, work to compromise it in their more pragmatic daily dealings — whether it's carriers …

UK government cuts home solar rewards by 65 percent

As part of its commitment to renewable energy, the UK government offers financial contributions to those who have solar panels installed at their home. This "Feed-in Tariff" pays homeowners to generate their own power, which not only feeds the appliances in their home, but can also then be sold …

You can now log in with your face using Tobii devices and Windows Hello

Microsoft's Windows Hello is a smart feature, letting Windows 10 users sign into their machines with just their face But it's only available on the newest devices with special depth-sensing cameras or, if you buy Intel's RealSense developer kit. Now, to expand Windows Hello's availability, …

A New Professional Network For Coders Could Be The Next LinkedIn

It was Rei Inamoto, Chief Creative officer at AKQA, who first coined the term “Hipsters, Hackers & Hustlers” as a way of describing the 3 characters the perfect start-up dream team should consist of.<p>The Hipster is otherwise known as the designer or creative genius, the Hustler the voice of reason – …

Startups

Song Lyrics App Musixmatch Hacks Its Way To 50M Downloads/30M MAUs, Adds Spotify Support

I tend to shy away from trumpeting a startup’s metrics on their behalf or covering incremental app updates, but it has been a while since I heard from Musixmatch. The company originally pitched itself as an ‘IMDB for song lyrics’ and differentiates from a number of competing lyrics sites by being …

EE's recalling ALL of its 'Power Bar' chargers due to fire risk

EE has put out a precautionary recall of all its Power Bar portable chargers due to them posing a potential fire risk.<p>The company announced the decision via Twitter, requesting that all units are returned to an EE store. It also said:<p>“If you have a Power Bar, you should stop using it straight away …

Customers

Belly Updates iOS App Allowing Merchants Mobile Access To Customer Engagement Tools

My tired loyalty punch card for a local burger joint in Evanston, Illinois has always been great at telling me that I’m a fatass, but it’s never done too well at telling the restaurant much about me.<p>Belly, a loyalty rewards startup based in Chicago, is aiming to give merchants utilizing their …

Adobe Post debuts on iPhone, lets anyone create memorable graphics on-the-go

Adobe is out today with its latest iOS-first app for mobile creatives. Adobe Post joins the free suite of other easy-to-use mobile apps for sharing that includes the Slate and Voice iPad apps. Where Voice lets you combine recorded storytelling with visuals and Slate lets anyone create …

Apps

Rival smartphone makers are desperate to rip off 3D Touch

3D Touch was the single biggest selling point of the iPhone 6s, so naturally every other smartphone vendor is tripping over themselves and each other to add their own version of Apple’s pressure-sensitive iPhone feature to their next handset.<p>Because of this, a new report claims that force sensing …

Mobile

Samsung in 2016: Expanding its Galaxy way beyond the phone

The electronics giant, stung by weak smartphone sales, likely will amp up its efforts to infiltrate and interconnect your entire household.<p>One of Samsung's newest holiday ads, titled "Give the gift of Galaxy," features gift-wrapped packages of various shapes and sizes. People tear off the paper to …

Virtual Reality

Netflix revamps Windows 10 app with Cortana voice commands

Netflix's new Window 10 app is more than just a pretty makeover.<p>The video streaming app has been completely rewritten from the ground up as a …

Sign up to try the Hololens in New York from today

HoloLens is arguably Microsoft’s most exciting hardware endeavor in years – perhaps ever. But as with all things virtual or augmented reality, text and images don’t do the full experience justice, so Microsoft is opening up a permanent space in New York City for developers to try out HoloLens in …

Augmented Reality

3 Things Entrepreneurs Must Learn About Digital Marketing and PR

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In running a digital-marketing consultancy in a tech mecca like Seattle, I work with larger companies and spend time with local startups hoping to crack the big time with their ideas and energy.<p>What’s apparent, though, is that many …

Manager and machine: The new leadership equation

As artificial intelligence takes hold, what will it take to be an effective executive?<p><b>In a 1967</b> <i>McKinsey Quarterly</i> article, “The manager and the …

Management