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Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature
April 18, 2014 01:32 PM
NEW YORK: Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.The "Nearby Friends" feature must be turned on by the user, so people shouldn't expect to broadcast their location unknowingly. It will use your...
Review: Ups and downs with Google Glass apps
April 07, 2014 03:02 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Google Glass is like a fickle friend. Surprises await, such as the time it took a photo of my ceiling while I was making carrot and ginger soup.I've been using Google's Web-connected eyewear over the past few months. Spending a day trying to get some chores done with it was...
South By Southwest: Secrets, spying, chef Watson
March 12, 2014 12:04 AM
AUSTIN, Texas: FOMO – or the fear of missing out – is a common complaint at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas.It’s here, after all, that “Girls” creator Lena Dunham spoke Monday at the same time that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden gave a teleconferenced talk. All the...
Google hopes designer frames sharpens Glass
January 29, 2014 12:16 AM
NEW YORK: Google Glass is getting glasses.Google is adding prescription frames and new styles of detachable sunglasses to its computerized, Internet-connected goggles known as Glass.The move comes as Google Inc. prepares to make Glass available to the general population later this year. Currently,...
Websites try to fight nasty comments, anonymity
December 26, 2013 06:18 PM
NEW YORK: Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A recipe for the worst of online comments.Blame anonymity, blame politicians, blame human nature. But a growing number of websites are reining in online commentary....
Instagram launches direct messaging feature
December 13, 2013 06:46 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Instagram has added a new feature that lets users share photos and videos with up to 15 people rather than everyone who follows them on the popular Facebook-owned photo-sharing app.Called Instagram Direct, the feature is available for Apple and Android phones, CEO Kevin Systrom...
Apple introduces two new iPhone models
September 11, 2013 12:29 AM
CUPERTINO, California: Apple’s latest iPhones will come in a bevy of colors and two distinct designs, one made of plastic and the other that aims to be “the gold standard of smartphones” and reads your fingerprint.Apple unveiled the latest iPhone models, available on Sept. 20, during an event at...
Facebook aims to get more of world's people online
August 21, 2013 05:28 PM
NEW YORK: Facebook wants to get more of the world's more than 7 billion people - all of them, actually - online through a partnership with some of the world's largest mobile technology companies.Facebook Inc. announced Internet.org on Wednesday. In addition to the world's biggest online social...
Microsoft reboots with sweeping reorganization
July 12, 2013 10:30 AM
SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft Corp. has decided its entire business needs a new operating system.CEO Steve Ballmer is restructuring the company to cope with a quickening pace of technological change that has left the world's largest software maker a step behind its two biggest rivals, Apple and...
ITunes Radio to join slew of competitors
June 12, 2013 12:45 AM
NEW YORK: Apple unveiled an Internet radio service called iTunes Radio and said the service would personalize listeners’ music based on what they’ve listened to and what they’ve purchased on iTunes. Apple said iTunes Radio would be available this fall in the U.S.. It will be free with...
The new consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony
May 22, 2013 11:41 PM
NEW YORK: Microsoft is the last of the three big video game console makers to unveil its latest gaming system. The unveiling comes nearly eight years after the Xbox 360 went on sale. It follows last fall's debut of Nintendo's Wii U and a preview in February of the upcoming PlayStation 4...
HP will integrate Leap Motion controllers with PCs
April 16, 2013 10:31 PM
NEW YORK: Leap Motion's 3-D motion controllers will be included in some personal computers from Hewlett-Packard Co. this year, a move that the San Francisco startup hopes is a first step toward bringing touch-free computing to the masses. Plugged into a computer, the 3-inch-long...
Facebook's Zuckerberg launches political group
April 11, 2013 10:04 PM
NEW YORK: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley leaders have formally launched a political group aimed at revamping immigration policy, boosting education and encouraging investment in scientific research. Zuckerberg announced the formation of Fwd.us (pronounced "forward...
Art exhibition at The New School pushes boundaries of online privacy
April 11, 2013 12:07 AM
NEW YORK: Image after image splashes on the wall of the art exhibition – a snapshot of young people laughing and drinking, a picture of an elephant, an exposed belly of a woman barely covering her breasts with one arm. The photos were taken from their computers without their knowledge. Over...
Facebook unveils 'Home' Android product
April 04, 2013 09:31 PM
MENLO PARK, California: With its new "Home" on Android gadgets, Facebook aims to put its social network at the center of people's mobile experiences. Facebook has introduced software called Home that makes the social network the hub of any smartphone running Google's Android...
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