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It’s been 3 months since Google announced KitKat, and only 1.8% of Android phones have it

Google officially introduced the latest KitKat version of its Android operating system in October last year, and despite three months (...)

2014-02-04
Meet The Magician Who Can Fix Your Crappy No-Bars Cell Signal

While it might sound like a luxury, having signal is often the difference between life and death.In 2006, a CNET editor named James (...)

2014-02-04
Twitter begins showing retweet, reply and favorite counts for tweets on iPhone and Android

Twitter is rolling out a new feature to its iPhone and Android apps that shows the number of retweets, replies and favorites that (...)

2014-02-04
FiftyThree applies for ‘Paper’ trademark after Facebook launches new iPhone app with the same name

FiftyThree, the company behind the iPad sketching app Paper, has asked Facebook to change the name of its new iPhone app, which also (...)

2014-02-04
Massive Open Online Courses come home to high tech

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) aren’t new anymore, but they continue to gain ground. Take a Harvard professor who’s been (...)

2014-02-04
A Hand-Drawn History of Facebook

It’s hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the launch of Facebook. Ten years of new features, design updates and (...)

2014-02-04
Taxidermied Hyenas, Fake Shrunken Heads, And Other Tricks Of The Oddities Trade

It takes an intense attention to detail and a lot of patience to build the coolest and weirdest shop in New York City.Papier-mâché (...)

2014-02-04
Firefox 27 arrives with simultaneous Social API services, TLS 1.2 support, and more languages on Android

Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 27 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include Simultaneous Social API notifications, (...)

2014-02-04
Microsoft names Satya Nadella as CEO

Microsoft today announced that its board of directors has appointed Satya Nadella as the technology giant’s new chief executive. (...)

2014-02-04
What The Internet Would Look Like As A World Map

An artist has created a hand-drawn map of the Internet, where Google, Apple, and porn are continents.The world of the Internet mirrors (...)

2014-02-03
Take a Look Back Into Your Facebook History

Facebook is celebrating 10 years of existence today, and to mark the occasion, the company created a special "Look Back" feature, (...)

2014-02-04
Don’t like Twitter’s new design? Here’s how you can change it

Twitter rolled out its new design to all users of its official website today, but many users (including myself) found the refreshed (...)

2014-02-04
Navigate The Internet On This Stunning Antique Map Of The Online World

Take a trip to the Yahoo Ice Shelf or visit the Island of Memes.An artist has mapped the Internet, literally. According to this amazingly (...)

2014-02-03
U.S. Pushes Ahead on "Talking Cars" Equipped with Crash-Avoidance Systems

A proposal before the administration is expected to arrive in early 2017, before President Obama leaves office.New cars could be required (...)

2014-02-03
Facebook’s ex-CTO Bret Taylor on the site’s 10 year milestone, lessons learned from Mark Zuckerberg

As Facebook marks its 10th anniversary this Tuesday, it’s rather difficult to boil up everyone’s opinions about the social network (...)

2014-02-03
Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Google and Microsoft disclose new data about number of NSA requests received

Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft have all released new data about the national security requests they’ve received. (...)

2014-02-03
14 Designers Reimagine The Classic Bourgie Lamp

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bourgie, Kartell asked designers--like Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola, and Lenny Kravitz--to (...)

2014-02-03
Google opens up Chromecast to developers, releases Cast Software Development Kit for apps and websites

Google today launched the Google Cast Software Development Kit (SDK), bringing the tool out of preview. The SDK lets developers build (...)

2014-02-03
Google Calendar now displays holidays from 30 new countries, including Austria, Brazil, and Canada

Google Calendar has received an update today that now lets you keep track of holidays in an additional 30 countries. In a blog post, (...)

2014-02-03
Paper app creator FiftyThree asks Facebook to change the name of its new standalone iPhone app

Oh dear. FiftyThree isn’t happy with Facebook’s decision to brand its new iPhone app ‘Paper‘. The company has an app of its (...)

2014-02-03
Facebook estimates between 5.5% and 11.2% of accounts are fake

Last week, during its fourth-quarter earnings report, Facebook revealed it had 1.23 billion monthly active users, 757 million daily (...)

2014-02-03
Facebook Paper is now available on the iPhone in the US

Facebook launched a new, standalone iOS app called Paper for fans of the social network in the United States today. Unveiled last (...)

2014-02-03
The 5 Greenest Countries On Earth (And All Of The Rest), Ranked

Want to live in a beautiful nation that protects your health? It turns out Switzerland is your best bet (the chocolate is also good).Switzerland (...)

2014-02-03
Twitter teams up with Thomson Reuters to give Eikon users tweets and analysis for listed firms

While much of the attention and scrutiny around Twitter’s monetization efforts has revolved around advertizing, the company has (...)

2014-02-03
Middle East tech news: What you need to know from the past 2 months

There’s been a quiet entrepreneurial revolution in the Middle East that’s been hidden from global eyes by the incessant news about (...)

2014-02-03
YouTube exec: We’ve paid out over $1 billion to the music industry over the ‘last several years’

Much has been said about how much or how little music streaming services actually pay artists who host music on their platform, and (...)

2014-02-03
Facebook is testing Graph Search on mobile devices, hinting that a full rollout is coming soon

Facebook launched Graph Search on the Web browser as a way for people to query their social graph to find out what people are (...)

2014-02-02
Twitter partners with 300 Entertainment to give ‘full access’ of its user data to the music industry

Hot on the heels of a deal with CNN and Dataminr to bring the benefits of its data to journalists, Twitter is focusing on unlocking (...)

2014-02-02
GoDaddy changing security policy after infamous social engineering attack on @N

Naoki Hiroshima’s scary tale of losing his single-character Twitter handle has captivated the internet over the last few days. (...)

2014-02-01
January in Latin America: All the tech news you shouldn’t miss from the past month

January was a fairly eventful month in Latin America, with some last-minute announcements still coming out of Campus Party, whose (...)

2014-02-01
How marketers can build thought leadership

Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, a freelance writer and a social media enthusiast. This post originally appeared on Adknowledge. (...)

2014-02-01
This Connected Sex Toy Wants To Change the Future Of Digital Intimacy

Kiiroo will fuse together a social network, sensor technology, and sex so that long distance partners can stay connected.Toon Timmermans (...)

2014-01-31
Leaked documents reportedly show how Twitter’s Commerce product will look like

Is Twitter prepping to unveil a commerce product to its microblogging platform? According to Re/code, it is and has what appears to (...)

2014-01-31
From Friend to Convert: The New Role of Facebook in Mormon Missions

The woman that he was trying to reach almost never picked up her phone, and she lived more than 50 miles away. Plus, he had to watch (...)

2014-01-31
The design guide for the uncreative eye: Tips for non-designers

Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, a freelance writer and a social media enthusiast. This post originally appeared on the (...)

2014-01-31
Aereo Hits Capacity In New York

New subscribers attempting to use the streaming television service are out of luck.Do you live in New York? If yes, were you thinking (...)

2014-01-31
Twitter snaps up 900 patents from IBM for undisclosed sum

Twitter has agreed to buy 900 patents from IBM, with the two tech titans steering clear of courtrooms to reach the cross-license agreement. (...)

2014-01-31
5 ways to deal with a social media crisis

It can be hard to remember the digital world before real-time; the speed at which conversations and stories race through the Internet (...)

2014-01-31
How to analyze and leverage Google’s guest blogging warning

Yoav Vilner is the CEO and co-founder of Ranky.co, a growth hacking and online marketing team. If you are one of TNW’s many readers, (...)

2014-01-31
Using Leap Motion And Oculus Rift, This Game Tries To Correct Lazy Eye

Diplopia has raised more than $20,000 on Indiegogo.James Blaha had spent years dreaming up ways to fix his strabismus, a condition (...)

2014-01-31
California Orders Coding Bootcamps To Stop Enrollment And Issue Refunds

The world of hack schools is often unregulated, with many different teaching styles, curriculum, and hiring practices across the board.California (...)

2014-01-31
6 Expert Tips From People Who Successfully Took The Freelance Plunge

Before cutting ties with corporate life, you better have a plan in place.Do you ever think about shaking off the doldrums of office (...)

2014-01-31
See Subway Movie Posters Become Bloody Interactive Art Displays

Artist Jon Burgerman has something to say about all the weaponry featured in movie posters, and the way he says it is kind of brilliant.As (...)

2014-01-30
U.S. Law Forces Coursera To Ban Students In Syria, Iran, Cuba, and Sudan

The MOOC provider is following U.S. government sanctions by blocking IP addresses in Iran, Cuba, Syria, and Sudan.The rise of Massive (...)

2014-01-30
Is That Viral Twitpic A Hoax? "Verification Handbook" Cuts Through Internet BS

Journalists trying not to fall prey to Internet hoaxes, faked images, or false Twitter rumors have a new resource in the Verification (...)

2014-01-31
Google turbo-charges Russia’s Street View imagery ahead of the Winter Olympics, adds Slovenia too

With the 2014 Winter Olympic Games kicking off in Sochi, Russia, on February 7, Google has just announced it’s adding a tonne of (...)

2014-01-31
All the tech news you need to know from Eastern Europe this January

The past month has brought many interesting stories from all across Eastern Europe. If you think I have missed something, or would (...)

2014-01-31
9 Tips for Your Next Craigslist Apartment Hunt

To some, Craigslist is a utopian online wonderland, where people freely communicate and share things they want or need. To others, (...)

2014-01-31

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