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Why Instagram Extended Its Video-Length Limit To 60 Seconds - Forbes

Wed, 2016-03-30 00:14

Forbes

Why Instagram Extended Its Video-Length Limit To 60 Seconds
Forbes
(Courtesy Instagram). Instagram influencers and users can now post videos that last up to 60 seconds, up from an earlier cap of 15 seconds. The change is launching on iOS and Android today and should be available to all users within the coming months.
Instagram adds longer videoUSA TODAY
Instagram needs editing tools to make new 60-second videos tolerableTechCrunch
Snapchat is growing upCNNMoney
CBS News -TheStreet.com -Macworld -Fortune
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Northern Great Barrier Reef in midst of its worst bleaching event on record - Mashable

Tue, 2016-03-29 23:10

Mashable

Northern Great Barrier Reef in midst of its worst bleaching event on record
Mashable
Australian scientists have confirmed what they have feared for months as a global coral bleaching event hit one ecological treasure after another, from Hawaii to Indonesia. In a press release on March 29, the Australian Coral Bleaching Task Force ...
A Global Tragedy: Coral Bleaching Now Widespread in Australia's Great Barrier ReefSlate Magazine (blog)
Massive 'Bleaching' Affects Great Barrier ReefNPR
Coral Reefs Hit by Worst Global Bleaching EventThe Maritime Executive
MarketWatch -Christian Science Monitor -The Australian Financial Review -Science Magazine
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The dangers of virtual reality - CNET

Tue, 2016-03-29 22:59

CNET

The dangers of virtual reality
CNET
You set up a room with an advanced VR kit, and wire it to your PC. It all seems fine. Anything to be worried about? Actually, I worry a lot. Virtual reality is amazing, but it isn't safe. It isn't easy. And with the complicated hardware being released ...
Oculus Rift VR reviews are in: Should you buy?CBS News
Mark Zuckerberg goes live on Facebook to talk Oculus, future of virtual realityMashable
8 Cool Technologies to Look Forward to After Virtual RealityFortune
Seeking Alpha -VentureBeat -Nasdaq -Massillon Independent
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Google wants to make your landline phone useful again - CNET

Tue, 2016-03-29 21:54

CNET

Google wants to make your landline phone useful again
CNET
Google is adding home phone service to a bundle of services that also includes ultra fast broadband. fiber-phone-google-fiber.png. Fiber Phone includes a Fiber Phone box that works with the phones you already own. Handset not included. On Tuesday, the ...
Google Fiber is officially adding phone service for $10 a monthSTLtoday.com
Old-timey Google just launched a landline phone serviceMashable
Google Fiber Completes Triple Play By Adding Phone ServiceFortune
Android Police -PC Magazine -Seeking Alpha -Engadget
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FTC wants Volkswagen to pay for tricking consumers with 'clean diesel' ads - Washington Post

Tue, 2016-03-29 21:34

Washington Post

FTC wants Volkswagen to pay for tricking consumers with 'clean diesel' ads
Washington Post
If you own a car that is caught up in Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal, the Federal Trade Commission wants to help. The consumer watchdog agency filed a civil complaint against Volkswagen Group of America in federal court Tuesday, demanding ...
FTC Wants Volkswagen to Pay American Consumers for Deceptive 'Clean Diesel' AdsAdweek
FTC files false advertising lawsuit against VWTechCrunch
FTC sues VW over false 'Clean Diesel' advertising claimsFox News
ExtremeTech -Christian Science Monitor -Foreign Policy (blog) -Digital Trends
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Samsung ad-blocking web browser now available on older Galaxy smartphones - Phone Arena

Tue, 2016-03-29 00:21

Phone Arena

Samsung ad-blocking web browser now available on older Galaxy smartphones
Phone Arena
Back in February, Samsung launched version 4.0 of its Internet browser, bringing numerous improvements to the table. At the time, Samsung's in-house mobile web browser was exclusively available on newer handsets such as the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy ...
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Review)AndroidGuys
Samsung Galaxy S7 Warranty: What You Need to KnowGotta Be Mobile
Samsung's Internet Browser App Hits 4.0 With Popup VideoAndroid Headlines - Android News
Droid Life (press release) (blog)
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'Hot Jupiter' heats up fast as it passes close enough to high-five its star - CNET

Mon, 2016-03-28 23:17

CNET

'Hot Jupiter' heats up fast as it passes close enough to high-five its star
CNET
A simulation of the turbulent atmosphere of HD 80606b. NASA/JPL-CalTech. Since scientists started identifying lots of planets orbiting distant stars in the past decade, one of the weirder types is the surprisingly common "hot Jupiter" -- a gas giant ...
Strange planet raises questions about origins of 'hot Jupiters'UPI.com
An eccentric 'hot Jupiter' yields clues to planet formation and evolutionScienceBlog.com (blog)
A Highly Eccentric ExoplanetECNmag.com
Inverse -Headlines & Global News
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Final Shots: Google To Rally Streaming Titans With YouTube Connect Live Video App - Decider

Mon, 2016-03-28 23:02

VentureBeat

Final Shots: Google To Rally Streaming Titans With YouTube Connect Live Video App
Decider
Most techies have been curious as to when Google would jump on board the live video streaming bandwagon and today you have your answer. YouTube Connect is Google's response to the successful launch of Facebook Live and will allow users to ...
Periscope Logs 200 Million Broadcasts in First YearPC Magazine
Here's How Much Periscope Has Grown In Its First YearFortune
Live streaming app Periscope touts 200 million broadcasts in its first yearTechCrunch
Android Headlines - Android News -Pulse Headlines -Inverse -SocialTimes
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Why I Never Upgrade My iPhone's iOS - Forbes

Mon, 2016-03-28 22:33

Forbes

Why I Never Upgrade My iPhone's iOS
Forbes
The new iPhone SE will debut at $399 for US customers without a contract subsidy. (Photo credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images). Apple's AAPL -0.41% iOs 9.3, it would seem, has some problems. There have been some news stories today about how ...
Apple releases updated iOS 9.3 to fix Activation Lock bug on older devicesApple Insider
Apple re-issues iOS 9.3 after crippling older devices, confusing customersComputerworld
Apple Releases New Version of iOS 9.3 for Older Devices Affected by Activation Lock BugMac Rumors
AppAdvice -Mashable -CNBC -Digital Trends
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Relax, Instagram Users: Why the Timeline Change Isn't as Big of a Deal as You Think - E! Online

Mon, 2016-03-28 21:45

The Verge

Relax, Instagram Users: Why the Timeline Change Isn't as Big of a Deal as You Think
E! Online
Don't go into Instagram's Twitter mentions. right now. It's NOT pretty. Why? Because Instagram users are convinced that this new algorithm is going to muck up their timeline and ruin their social media experience forever. And not only is that a horror ...
Celebs Are Sharing A Totally Inaccurate Instagram Meme -- And FLIPPING OUT About The Social Network's Changes!PerezHilton.com
Here's how to turn on post notifications on InstagramMashable
Backlash continues over Instagram's new algorithmCBS News
Huffington Post -Vanity Fair -Bustle -ABC News
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Facebook's embarrassing worldwide security blunder - Komando

Mon, 2016-03-28 18:40

Komando

Facebook's embarrassing worldwide security blunder
Komando
It's a real-time system that's triggered by Facebook. If you're near an attack, Facebook sends you an alert, asking if you're all right. If you are, just say you're fine, and that good news is posted on your Facebook page for your friends to see ...
Facebook apologizes for Safety Check bugPulse Headlines
Atlantans mistakenly receive Facebook safety alert after Pakistan bombingAtlanta Journal Constitution
Facebook apologizes to users after Safety Check for Pakistan 'explosion' glitchKUTV 2News
Upworthy -REM -WWMT-TV -New Zealand Herald
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5 hard questions facing Oculus Rift - TechCrunch

Mon, 2016-03-28 17:59

TechCrunch

5 hard questions facing Oculus Rift
TechCrunch
Today, the future became the present with the launch of the Oculus Rift. The reviews are in, but uncertainty hangs overhead with HTC and PlayStation's VR headsets still on the way. Here are the tough questions that will determine what you should buy ...
Stomachs of steel: These VR titles nearly made us queasyCNET
If PlayStation 4K Becomes A Key Part Of PlayStation VR, That's A ProblemForbes
Sony Prepping VR-Friendly PlayStation 4, Report SaysPC Magazine
Cinema Blend -Game Rant -SlashGear -Tech Times
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Holoportation - When A Ring of 3D Cameras Meets HoloLens - News Ledge

Sun, 2016-03-27 23:00

News Ledge

Holoportation - When A Ring of 3D Cameras Meets HoloLens
News Ledge
HoloLens is back in the news and this time, it features another piece of technology called holoporation. You know the execs at CNN just perked up. Who can forget their 'holograms' from the 2008 election?
Microsoft demonstrates new hologram tech with HoloportationModern Readers
Microsoft wants to 'holoport' you into a conversation elsewherePCWorld
Microsoft has created Star Wars-style holographic communicationThe Verge
Mashable -Liliputing -VentureBeat -WinBeta
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Will Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro take a chunk out of Microsoft Windows? - Apple Insider

Sun, 2016-03-27 22:49

Apple Insider

Will Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro take a chunk out of Microsoft Windows?
Apple Insider
During its March 21 press event, Apple was keen to market the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro as a Windows PC replacement, pointing out that most 12.9-inch Pro buyers are switchers. But does the smaller Pro stand a chance of luring more converts?
Apple iPhone SE Finally Available For Pre-Order; in stores on March 31SportAct
The second iPad ProGeekzone
iOS download for Apple iPhone & iPad breaks activation [u4]Computerworld
ValueWalk -Luray Page Free Press -State of the State KS (subscription) -Forbes
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Rumor: Apple Switching to AMOLED Screens for Next iPhone - PC Magazine

Sun, 2016-03-27 22:39

PC Magazine

Rumor: Apple Switching to AMOLED Screens for Next iPhone
PC Magazine
Though Apple's iPhone SE was the talk of last week—basically, a smaller version of its iPhone 6S with a slightly worse front-facing camera, no 3D Touch, and no 128GB version you can buy—eyes are turning toward what Apple might pack into its major ...
Apple could surprise us with a 5.8-inch OLED iPhone in 2017AppAdvice
iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: Here come the airpods and 4K display; beyond the Phablet; iPhone 5SE mockingNetwork World
Would you buy a small-screen premium Windows phone?WinBeta
Business Insider -Elite Daily (blog) -REM -Modern Readers
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Smiles Break Out For The Mazda MX-5 Miata At The New York Auto Show - Forbes

Sun, 2016-03-27 21:29

Forbes

Smiles Break Out For The Mazda MX-5 Miata At The New York Auto Show
Forbes
The newly introduced, fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 – still informally known as the Miata – last week pulled off an unusual double at the World Car of the Year Awards ceremony at the New York International Auto Show. The Mazda MX-5 was the first ...
2016 New York Auto Show Highlights: Genesis, Lincoln, Mazda, Audi, More!SlashGear
The Best Cars at the 2016 New York Auto Show So FarYour Single Source for News
The Week That Was - Mazda MX-5 Retractable Fastback | Mitsubishi Mirage | New York Auto ShowThe Motor Report
Ars Technica -Torque News -CarBuzz -N4BB
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What can a walking fish teach us about terrestrial evolution? - Christian Science Monitor

Sun, 2016-03-27 19:53

Christian Science Monitor

What can a walking fish teach us about terrestrial evolution?
Christian Science Monitor
A new study on Thailand's cave angel fish shows similarities between them and Devonian-era tetrapods from hundreds of millions of years ago. By Ben Thompson, Staff March 27, 2016. Save for later Saved. close. Dorsal view of the blind Cryptotora ...
'Missing Link' Fish Found in Slimy CaveNewser
Walking blind cavefish provides clues on water to land evolutionMarket Business News
A Fish That WalksDiscovery Institute
PerfScience -CBS News -Mother Nature Network -Tech Times
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Amazon Wants The Echo To Be Your One-Stop Shop Companion - Android Headlines - Android News

Sun, 2016-03-27 18:49

ZDNet

Amazon Wants The Echo To Be Your One-Stop Shop Companion
Android Headlines - Android News
Earlier this month, Amazon announced the expansion of its range of smart speakers with the introduction of two new devices called the Echo Dot and the Amazon Tap. Much like the original Echo, both the newly-launched devices respond to the name 'Alexa', ...
Amazon Will Let Alexa Control Your Nest Thermostats Without Leaving Your SeatBidness ETC
Echo seems more like next big thingSarasota Herald-Tribune
Amazon's end goal for the Echo is letting you order anything on Amazon by voiceRe/code
Inferse -Capital Wired -The Missouri Injury Blog (blog) -Tech Times
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Everyone is ignoring this excellent alternative to the Toyota Prius - Business Insider

Sun, 2016-03-27 15:55

Business Insider

Everyone is ignoring this excellent alternative to the Toyota Prius
Business Insider
Excitement then around electric cars and plug-in hybrid electric cars was running high. The Toyota Prius had revolutionized the way Americans thought about fuel economy. But the original Prius design didn't involve all-electric operation. So the next ...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: Toyota's new Prius, and more!Engadget
Toyota Prius Prime achieves astounding 120 MPGe figureModern Readers
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Launched at New York Auto ShowYour Single Source for News
The Missouri Injury Blog (blog) -Canadian Reviewer -Christian Science Monitor -Headlines & Global News
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How to Make Sure Your Robot Doesn't Become a Nazi - Daily Beast

Sun, 2016-03-27 13:30

Daily Beast

How to Make Sure Your Robot Doesn't Become a Nazi
Daily Beast
Microsoft's "millennial chatbot" Tay made news for the wrong reasons this week—becoming a Nazi. It didn't have to end this way. On Wednesday, when Microsoft had a much rosier view of humanity than it does now, the software giant released a “Millennial ...
Microsoft: We need to talk about TayWinBeta
Internet Trolls Turn A Computer Into A NaziNPR
Microsoft Apologizes for Tay's 'Offensive and Hurtful Tweets'The Utah People's Post
SYS-CON Media (press release) -Daily News
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