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Will the Government Monitor Social Media for Snowden-Like Risks?

The U.S. government is studying whether it can scour social-media websites for clues about potential risks from workers such as (...)

2013-10-31
Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 4: What’s new?

Google today announced the Nexus 5, the successor to the Nexus 4. After all the rumors and leaks, LG has finally built the fifth smartphone (...)

2013-10-31
Google to shut down unauthorized Google Voice apps by May 2014

Google Voice is getting the much needed scrutiny it deserves from the Mountain View-based company. A post written by Google Product (...)

2013-10-31
FYI: Google Hangouts’ Android SMS update rolling out to all users in weeks, not days

Today was the day some people had expected Google to release an update for its Hangouts app for Android, but sadly they may have to (...)

2013-10-31
FAA Says You Can Use Your Electronics Throughout Your Entire Flight

Frequent flyers––you won! You can now continue playing Candy Crush on your iPhone (or read Fast Company on your iPad) even as (...)

2013-10-31
Facebook’s referral traffic has exploded over the last year, and mobile now contributes more than a quarter

Social analytics firm Shareaholic today released Facebook referral traffic data for the last year. The most noticeable trend by far (...)

2013-10-31
Google adds automatic blocking of malicious downloads to latest Chrome build

Google today announced Chrome is getting an automatic download blocking feature for malware. Google has already added the new functionality (...)

2013-10-31
9 Breaking News Tweets That Changed Twitter Forever

Twitter has revolutionized global news delivery and consumption. On top of the Twitter milestones that went down in history and (...)

2013-10-31
Flipboard lands Time Inc deal to bring Time, Fortune, People and InStyle to its social reader app

Flipboard is continually inking deals with publishers to expand the content in its social reader service, and today it landed a comparatively (...)

2013-10-31
Android KitKat will reportedly focus on supporting TVs and wearable tech, tackling fragmentation

A leak published today suggests the next version of Android  – named ‘KitKat’ – will focus on catering for low-end smartphones, (...)

2013-10-31
Google Glass accessory store quietly comes online, selling chargers, earbuds, shades and shields

Google has updating Google Glass before the release of the device to its Explorer program later this year, and now an official accessory (...)

2013-10-30
U2 frontman Bono helped convince Facebook to pick Dublin for its European HQ

One thing that comes up frequently whenever you talk to people in Ireland is the level of influence that U2 frontman Bono has. Indeed, (...)

2013-10-30
Facebook passes 1.19 billion monthly active users, 874 million mobile users, and 728 million daily users

While sharing its financial results for its third quarter, Facebook today announced a number of new milestones. The social network (...)

2013-10-30
Google Fiber for Android and iOS gets DVR management features, iOS app gains iPhone and iPod touch support

Google today released the first major update to its Google Fiber app for Android and iOS. You can download the new version now directly (...)

2013-10-30
Microsoft Research uses Kinect to translate between spoken and sign languages in real time

Microsoft’s Kinect is a wonderful piece of technology that seems to know no bounds. Microsoft Research is now using it to bridge (...)

2013-10-30
Google extends Certified Shops scheme to the UK, providing up to £1,000 protection on purchases

Google has extended the reach of its Google Certified Shops programme, launched in the US last year to increase customers’ confidence (...)

2013-10-30
Peadig is a simple WordPress theme framework for Bootstrap with extensive search and social tools

Peadig is a new, versatile WordPress theme framework designed to open up Bootstrap, a popular ‘mobile first’ front-end framework (...)

2013-10-30
How to Balance Your Personal and Professional Lives on Twitter

Social media often blurs the lines between personal and professional, and nowhere is this truer than the very public world of Twitter. (...)

2013-10-30
Users of ‘China’s Twitter’ Sina Weibo can now subscribe to verified accounts for direct updates

Chinese microblogging platform Sina Weibo has officially rolled out subscription-based accounts for verified users on its platform, (...)

2013-10-30
Twitter is bringing its promoted tweets service to South Korea

Twitter will debut its Promoted Products in South Korea this Friday, the social networking service announced on its Korean blog. (...)

2013-10-30
Japan becomes the third country to get TV shows in the Google Play Store

Japan has become the third country after US and United Kingdom to get TV shows through Google Play Store, as reported by Android Police. (...)

2013-10-30
This is why Twitter is worried about Line and other messaging apps stealing its ad money

If you read Twitter’s S-1 filing, or the resulting media reports, then you’ll be aware that the company highlighted a few Asian (...)

2013-10-30
How Do NBA Superstars Stack Up on Social Media? You Decide

The NBA season tips off tonight, with a handful of marquee teams taking to the court, beginning a journey they hope will culminate (...)

2013-10-29
Incoming Deadly Asteroid? United Nations To The Rescue!

The United Nations plans to create an International Asteroid Warning Group to detect and destroy potentially dangerous asteroids. (...)

2013-10-29
Trick or Treat: Google lays some Halloween easter eggs in its Knowledge Graph

Google has rolled out some easter eggs just in time for Halloween. The company revealed to us that if you query [ghost], [witch], (...)

2013-10-29
I HDR’d a photo 3 times over using Google+ Snapseed’s new filter and it came out like this

This photo was taken with my HTC One stock Android camera. I edited it with Google+ Snapseed, repeating the max HDR effect that Google (...)

2013-10-29
Google+ starts offering custom URLs to accounts that are 30+ days old, have 10+ followers and a profile photo

In addition to the slew of Google+ updates today, Google has announced one more: custom URLs are now rolling out to almost everyone. (...)

2013-10-29
Here’s what a Google+ Auto-Awesome movie looks like

Earlier today, Google unveiled a new multimedia feature called Auto-Awesome Movies. It offers some pretty interesting features, but (...)

2013-10-29
Twitter rolls out expanded previews for photos, videos and Vines on the Web, Android and iOS

Twitter has expanded image previews for timelines on the Web and its Android and iOS apps. The new feature affects photos, videos (...)

2013-10-29
Auto Awesome Movies for Google+ instantly edits your best videos into a customizable highlight reel

Google’s media-enhancing ‘Auto Awesome‘ tool on Google+ now supports video files. With no input whatsoever, the feature will (...)

2013-10-29
Google+ gets new backup, auto-enhance, and HDR filters to help you become a better storyteller

Google is rolling out new features for photographers on its Google+ social network. At a press conference today, company VP of Engineering (...)

2013-10-29
‘A Dish is a Plate’: Successfully written interfaces should read like a children’s book

Drew Myler is Interaction Designer at Signal, a Chicago-based provider of mobile marketing technology. This article was originally (...)

2013-10-29
Two years later, Google+ is growing, with 540m active users worldwide, 1.5b photos uploaded each week

At a Google+ event in San Francisco, Google’s VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra took the stage to discuss the promise of the company’s (...)

2013-10-29
500 Startups reveals its 7th batch of accelerator startups, which includes its first biotech company

500 Startups is announcing its seventh class, bringing in a truly international group of startups together. For the next three months, (...)

2013-10-29
Forrester slams Facebook marketing as a failure, but its report may have jumped to conclusions

A damning report issued by respected market research group Forrester has concluded that “Facebook is failing marketers.” In an (...)

2013-10-29
5 social media metrics that your business should be tracking

This post is brought to you by Simply Measured. Publishing content on the Internet generates reams (or, rather, spreadsheets) of data. (...)

2013-10-29
Motorola’s Project Ara: Google’s outright assault on the smartphone hardware status quo

Motorola has announced that it wants the mobile hardware ecosystem to be as open as the Android software ecosystem. A noble and altruistic (...)

2013-10-29
Sandy Was Our Social Storm, But at What Cost?

New York City resident Lauren Abraham, 23, ventured out of her home on Oct. 29 of last year to document a historic storm with her (...)

2013-10-29
BlueLine Wants to Be a Facebook for Cops

Bill Bratton spent decades running the Boston, New York and Los Angeles police departments, earning a tough rep for his aggressive (...)

2013-10-29
Facebook apologizes for locking a ‘small portion’ of users out of their accounts

On Monday afternoon, some Facebook users reported on Twitter and Hacker News that, for some unknown reason, they were locked out (...)

2013-10-29
Motorola announces Ara, an open hardware project to create customizable smartphones

If you thought Motorola and its Moto Maker builder helped you customize a unique smartphone, then prepare for even more. The Google-owned (...)

2013-10-29
Buffer confirms hackers stole users’ Twitter and Facebook tokens, but billing information unaffected

Users of Buffer — the tool that allows you to schedule your social media across timezones — faced a nasty surprise when Buffer (...)

2013-10-28
Now Facebook Can See Inside Your Heart, Too

Each day brings fresh confirmation that giving away any information means you’re giving all of it away, thanks to algorithms (...)

2013-10-28
Wind Mobile launches Nexus 5 pre-registration page on Facebook, touts 8MP camera, 16GB/32GB capacity

The Nexus 5 isn’t available for purchase yet — or has even officially been announced, for that matter, but Canadian carrier Wind (...)

2013-10-28
Google to let Glass owners swap out for a prescription-compatible version, invite three friends to buy Glass too

Google today announced a program that will let Google Glass owners swap out their device for a new, updated version. The hardware (...)

2013-10-28
BERG opens its ‘Internet of things’ development platform to everyone

London-based design company BERG has been designing products with major tech firms such as Google and Intel since 2005, not to mention (...)

2013-10-28
Google Street View hits the River Thames

From the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, to zoos and animal parks, Google Street View has long transcended the inherent restrictions (...)

2013-10-28
10 new IFTTT recipes now that Twitter support is back

This post comes courtesy of Fueled, a mobile design and development company based in New York and London. You can read more posts (...)

2013-10-28

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