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Twitter’s Block Backtrack Scores Points

Finding itself at the center of a social media firestorm, Twitter on Friday acted quickly to placate users who were concerned about changes it made to its blocking functionality Thursday afternoon. Prior to the change, Twitter would send a notification to a person blocked from another's profile. The...

Instagram Hitches Wagon to Private Messaging

Instagram has dipped its toes into private-photo and video messaging waters. Instagram Direct allows the community's more than 150 million monthly active users to send photos and videos within a group. The process of sending a private message works just like posting a photo or video publicly: Take a...

Normandy May Lead Nokia’s Surprise Android Attack

Nokia might be planning a shift away from its Windows Phone base in future smartphones -- even as the mobile phone unit of the business heads to Microsoft. The company is working on an Android phone as part of a push into the low-end smartphone market, according to The Verge. Several sources close t...

Dual-Screen YotaPhone Goes Back to the Future

Yota Devices, based in Russia, aims to shake up the smartphone market with the entry of its YotaPhone. The smartphone, which goes on sale Wednesday, first emerged in Dec. 2012. It was featured at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, and its intriguing form factor earned it several Best o...

Salesforce.com Drops $1M to Make Hackathon Results Fair

Salesforce.com has taken an interesting step in stemming the fallout from its recent hackathon by deciding to award a second prize of $1 million to another team of developers. At the Dreamforce software conference last month, Salesforce.com held a Salesforce1 Hackathon, in which more than 4,500 deve...

The Sky Is Falling – No, Wait, It’s Just a Package From Amazon

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is looking to the skies for his company's latest splashy venture, with a plan to start making deliveries by drones within the next five years. Amazon Prime Air will allow the company to make deliveries via the unmanned devices within a half-hour of ordering in some cases. The d...

Samsung Gussies Up Phablet Line With Galaxy Grand 2

Samsung has unveiled the latest model in its line of phablets, the Galaxy Grand 2, bearing a string of enhancements over its predecessor. The company's latest device has a 5.25-inch screen with a 16:9 ratio. The TFT screen is 0.25 inches larger than the previous model and has a 1280 x 720 resolution...

Water-Resistance Breakthrough Makes a Splash

Scientists may have just created the most water-resistant artificial material in the world. Many of those who study hydrophobic materials -- water-repellant surfaces in both nature and laboratories -- had found themselves at an impasse with a theoretical limit on the amount of time it takes for wate...

Xbox One Party’s On

Just one week after its biggest rival hit the market, Microsoft's new console, the Xbox One, will go on sale with a series of splashy events to mark the launch. From the stroke of midnight on Nov. 22, a new war will be under way, with all three major consoles of the new gaming generation in the mark...

PlayStation 4 Launch Dampened by Dearth of Hot Games

Sony's first new console in seven years, the PlayStation 4, hit the market Friday, but the launch was not without its glitches. Among the reported hardware problems were some complete failures. Less catastrophic, some systems would not output a signal through HDMI. Some issues cropped up following i...

iRobot’s New Roomba Leaves Older Models in the Dust

The upgraded Roomba robot vacuum cleaner promises to make consumers' lives a little easier. The iRobot Roomba 880, which is now available in North America, features the new AeroForce Extractor system. Its brushless extractors counter rotate, lift dirt, break down debris, and require less maintenance...

Model S Burns, Tesla Stock Goes Up in Smoke

The third fire in five weeks in one of Tesla Motor's Model S cars could prompt safety regulators to take a closer look at the electric vehicle. The blaze reportedly occurred when a driver hit a trailer hitch on a highway near Murfreesboro, Tenn. The collision damaged the undercarriage and started th...

French Ruling Puts Google Between a Rock and an Orgy

A French court has ruled that Google must automatically block links to nine images of Max Mosley participating in an orgy. Mosley is the former president of the International Automobile Federation. The company must find a way to prevent all links to the images from appearing in its image search resu...

Kepler’s Search for Life: Cosmic Haystack Just Got a Lot Bigger

Around a fifth of the Sun-like stars in the Milky Way are orbited by Earth-sized planets capable of sustaining life, suggests a study of data obtained by NASA's Kepler spacecraft and the W. M. Keck Observatory. Those planets -- between Earth-sized and twice as large -- are orbiting their stars in th...

HGST’s New Hard-Drive Isn’t Full of Hot Air

Western Digital subsidiary HGST has found a novel way of packing more storage capacity into a standard 3.5-inch hard disc drive: filling it with helium instead of air. The 6-TB Ultrastar He6 HDD is the highest-capacity drive in the world, according to the company. HGST has achieved this by packing s...

Ashton Kutcher Joins Lenovo, Keeps Day Job

Lenovo's newest product engineer got a higher-profile introduction to the world than many of the company's other employees. Perhaps that's because he's also famed actor and investor Ashton Kutcher. Lenovo announced its multiyear partnership with the Two and a Half Men star at the launch event for th...

Motorola Launches ‘Have It Your Way’ Smartphone Project

Motorola's making a big splash with the launch of Project Ara, an ambitious, open source hardware initiative that allows consumers to customize their entire phone, down to the specific components and display. Ara's approach centers around an endoskeleton, or "endo," that is the core frame holding th...

LG Introduces Caressable Smartphone

LG Electronics has swung into the curved smartphone market with the launch of its LG G Flex. Surfacing on the heels of Samsung's Galaxy Round, which curves horizontally, the LG G Flex curves vertically, and the shape is optimized for the average face. The design apparently boosts voice and sound qua...

Firefox’s Lightbeam Brings Web Trackers Out of the Dark

Mozilla has released a tool to show which companies are monitoring your online browsing activity in its mission to make the Web more transparent. Lightbeam, available as a free Firefox browser extension, shows which third-party companies are tracking your browsing activity, and how they are connecte...

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