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Forget 1TB, China’s Tencent is giving away 10TB worth of free cloud storage

Yesterday we reported that Chinese tech giants Baidu and Qihoo 360 are currently courting users with 1TB of free space, putting (...)

2013-08-29
Nokia’s new in-car HERE Auto mapping tools offer real-time traffic updates, turn-by-turn directions and more

Following Spotify, Pandora, Google and a whole host of other technology firms, Nokia is reaffirming its presence in the automotive (...)

2013-08-29
Sorry, Facebook Does NOT Support Animated GIFs

We got duped. That’s right, Giphy told us (and a lot of other people) that now you can put GIFs on Facebook. Once supported (...)

2013-08-28
Foursquare Said to Be in Talks for a Strategic Investment

Foursquare Labs Inc. is in talks with multiple large technology companies about a potential strategic investment, according to people (...)

2013-08-28
Final Call to Submit Your Best Digital Marketing Work for the Mashies

The final deadline to enter your best work for the Mashies is fast approaching, so make sure to submit your entries before you leave (...)

2013-08-28
Twitter’s Lead Generation Card opens to all advertisers with a new layout, analytics, and more

Twitter has opened up its Lead Generation Card to all advertisers and small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) after a limited release (...)

2013-08-28
Facebook lawsuit settlement prompts it to clarify how user content shows up in ads

Facebook on Thursday proposed updates (via TechCrunch) to its Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities to better (...)

2013-08-28
Skype is 10 years old, and in the past decade its helped transform the way that we communicate

Skype has marked a monumental milestone today as it celebrates its 10 year anniversary. It seems 2013 is the year filled with tech (...)

2013-08-28
Mozilla’s new Marketplace prototype for Firefox OS socializes the app store experience

Mozilla has been hard at work developing its Firefox OS for mobile devices for some time now, and with the smartphone market already (...)

2013-08-28
Research suggests China censors as many pro-government online comments as criticism

It is a widely-known fact that censorship is rampant in China, as the government seeks to crack down on dissent within the massive (...)

2013-08-28
Xiaomi’s hiring of Hugo Barra shows ambitious plans for its MIUI Android customization software

Google VP for Android Hugo Barra has been the talking point of the tech community today, after announcing that he will end his five (...)

2013-08-28
Xiaomi confirms it has hired Google’s Hugo Barra, who will take up VP Global role from October

Hugo Barra, Google’s Vice President of product management for Android, is reportedly leaving the company and headed to Chinese smartphone (...)

2013-08-28
Intel wants you to beta test its upcoming facial recognition 3D avatar messaging app

Intel is gearing up to release a Pocket Avatars app for iOS and Android that harnesses facial recognition technology to let users (...)

2013-08-27
Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington With This Stunning Website

It was 50 years ago today that 200,000 men and women, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched on Washington. That makes today the (...)

2013-08-27
How The Most Convenient Feature Of Smartphones Is Bad For Our Brains

Sometime in the early 2000s, as cell phones became ubiquitous, people started shedding dozens of random seven digit number sequences (...)

2013-08-27
Infographic: What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

Personality revealed through penmanship--look out for the loops and lines of a new coworker or love interest. Graphology--the (...)

2013-08-27
Video: An Animated Explanation Of Why Music Makes You Happy

The latest simple and clever video from AsapScience illustrates the happiness-generating power of music. This animation by AsapScience (...)

2013-08-27
Can These Blocks Unblock Brainstorming?

Now you’re talking--Smart Interaction Lab introduces three simple, toy-like instruments designed to build a better brainstorm. (...)

2013-08-27
How Computers Can Predict The Next Leader Of Hezbollah

A few years ago, researchers at the University of Maryland designed a computer program that predicts terrorist attacks. Now, the same (...)

2013-08-27
This Paris Building Has A Fluttering Origami Facade

In another hard-won triumph for contemporary architecture in Paris, a new building casts stone into bright and airy modernism. (...)

2013-08-27
16 smartwatches you should know about (and 5 that missed their crowdfunding goals)

With confirmation from a company exec that Samsung will formally unveil its Galaxy Gear smartwatch in just a few days time, the tech (...)

2013-08-27
Facebook releases cross-platform SDK for Unity games and reveals plans for Parse plugin

Facebook has launched a cross-platform SDK that will help developers integrate the social graph into their mobile apps. The catch? (...)

2013-08-27
The Governments That Want Facebook and Twitter to Hand Over Data

Facebook, for the first time, has detailed how many user data requests it receives from each country. And since Twitter does the (...)

2013-08-27
Melbourne IT, the domain registrar at center of the New York Times and Twitter hacks, is hacked itself

On the same day Melbourne IT found itself at the center of the so-called ‘Syrian Electronic Army’s’ (SEA) attack on the New (...)

2013-08-27
A New App Tells A Neverending Bedtime Story, Of A Kid’s Own Design

InfiniScroll, populated by a winding parade of creatures with tails and tales, is an upgrade for child and parent. A favorite (...)

2013-08-27
No-Fly Zone: The Last Days Of A Once Soaring Airline

In photos, what’s left of Bolivia’s LAB airline, the grounded former source of national pride and global style. (...)

2013-08-27
How To Leverage Surveys for Content (And Get Your Readers to Do Most of the Work)

When you hear someone talk about “producing content”, what type of imagery does that phrase invoke? If you imagine someone struggling (...)

2013-08-27
4 Ways Slow Design Will Make The Super-Fast World We Live In Better

Smart products learn, recognize patterns, and anticipate our decision-making in order to simplify our overstimulated lives. (...)

2013-08-27
How Video Games Revived The Dying Art Of Japanese Woodprinting

A successful Kickstarter campaign that depicts classic video characters like Mario and Zelda in medieval Japan has injected new (...)

2013-08-27
Twitter and New York Times test feature that lets users tweet highlighted sentences

The New York Times last week tested a feature in which users can tweet specific highlighted sentences within an article. How the feature (...)

2013-08-27
Google drops Nexus 4 to $199 in the US and slashes prices by 25% in 6 other markets

Google has reduced the price of its Nexus 4 smartphone to $199 for the 8GB version and $249 for the 16GB one, as noted by Engadget. (...)

2013-08-27
This is how the Syrian Electronic Army ‘hacked’ the New York Times and Twitter

Hacking group the Syrian Electronic Army has added another major media company to its list of scalps after it took the New York Times’ (...)

2013-08-27
New Nexus 7 goes up for sale on Google Play in the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Japan

Google’s new Nexus 7, which first launched in the US last month, is now available for direct purchase from Google Play in the (...)

2013-08-27
Twerk and Selfie Added to Dictionary

The word "twerk" — a sexually-charged dance Miley Cyrus most recently displayed at the MTV Video Music Awards — has (...)

2013-08-27
Google drops Nexus 4 price by $100 to $199

Google has reduced the price of its Nexus 4 smartphone to $199 for the 8GB version and $249 for the 16GB one, as noted by Engadget. (...)

2013-08-27
Domain registrar Melbourne IT at center of SEA meddling with New York Times, Twitter

The hacking group Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) managed to take out The New York Times on Tuesday by attacking its registrar, Melbourne (...)

2013-08-27
Twitter, NYTimes, HuffPo Whois and DNS records altered, Syrian Electronic Army takes responsibility

(Updates at foot of post) The Syrian Electronic Army has seemingly hacked into Twitter, Huffington Post and NY Times’ registry accounts (...)

2013-08-26
Both Twitter and NYTimes whois records altered, Syrian Electronic Army takes responsibility

(Updates at foot of post) The Syrian Electronic Army has seemingly hacked into Twitter’s registry account and changed some of its (...)

2013-08-26
Twitter’s whois records altered, Syrian Electronic Army takes responsibility

The Syrian Electronics Army has seemingly hacked into Twitter’s registry account and changed some of its contact information. First (...)

2013-08-26
Sometimes Telling The Time Is Hard. This Clock Lends A Hand

Make no mistake with this foolproof analog clock. Blame digital technology, but some plenty of us still can’t always tell (...)

2013-08-26
BlinkDrink Turns Your iPhone Into A Boozy Light Show

Just don’t spill that Old Fashioned on your new phone. Bar culture has been a bit ruined by phones. Whereas we used to (...)

2013-08-26
Facebook eases up on brand Page promotions by removing third-party app requirement

Facebook is now making it easier for businesses to hold contests and promotions right from the social network. In a blog post, the (...)

2013-08-26
You’ve Got Tons Of Facebook Friends. So Why Are You Lonely?

A fresh and subtly soul-wrenching visualization adds to the whole is-social-media-antisocial debate. It’s nothing we haven’t (...)

2013-08-26
First Look: The 9 Winners Of Fab’s Latest Design Competition

Could you be next? A stool that folds up and doubles as a bag. Candles that look like skateboard wheels. A table that changes (...)

2013-08-26
Photog Captures The Ghostly Architecture Of Paris’s Swimming Pools

Everyone out of the pool! Photographer Franck Bohbot documents the architecture of empty public pools to cinematic effect. Public (...)

2013-08-26
Inside The Brilliant, Oddball Engineering Team Behind FunnyOrDie

From left to right: Patrick Starzan, Ken Scott–Hlebek, and Mitch Galbraith (VP of Marketing, VP of Engineering, and GM of Digital (...)

2013-08-26
Infographic: A Map Of Racial Segregation In America

A pointillism map of every person in the country makes U.S. Census data look like a watercolor painting. This map has exactly (...)

2013-08-26
The Imaginary Factories Inside All Our Gadgets

What if an iPhone weren’t just a gadget but a place where tiny people worked? The Imaginary Factory series explores the inner (...)

2013-08-26

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