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Quickie: Like Snapchat and Slingshot had a Crazy Baby

Quickie: Like Snapchat and Slingshot had a Crazy Baby

Snapchat is a phenomenon that still somewhat eludes me. Why would I want to send photos to people that’ll just vanish? It seems like a lot of effort for little reward – besides, I like being able to refer back to … [Read more...]

Huge Google Translate Update is Live

Huge Google Translate Update is Live

That didn’t take long: after being initially reported only a couple days ago, it seems Google has gone ahead and updated its Translate app with some major improvements, apparently available right now.The app’s … [Read more...]

Facebook at “Work” Sees Limited Launch Today

Facebook at “Work” Sees Limited Launch Today

The new, work-focused social networking experience from Facebook is launching today, TechCrunch reports. Accessible via the main Facebook site, but also packaged into an Android and iOS app called “Work,” the new … [Read more...]

Facebook Putting Amber Alerts into Users’ Newsfeeds

Facebook Putting Amber Alerts into Users’ Newsfeeds

Whether or not you like what you see on Facebook, chances are pretty good that you check it regularly as a matter of course. Such is the nature of the social network. Because of that, Facebook is banking on your habitual … [Read more...]

Google Readying its Own Speech Translator Improvements

Google Readying its Own Speech Translator Improvements

While Microsoft has started blazing the trail towards a real life universal translator with its closed preview for Skype Translator, it seems as though Google isn’t too far behind. Today, the New York Times reports … [Read more...]

Microsoft Opens Office for Android Tablets Preview

Microsoft Opens Office for Android Tablets Preview

In November, Microsoft announced it would be bringing Office apps – like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint – to Android tablets via an invite-only preview. This week, however, the company has opened the preview up to any … [Read more...]

Google Cardboard Brings Street View to VR

Google Cardboard Brings Street View to VR

At Google I/O this past summer, the company sent everyone home with Cardboard – a somewhat tongue-in-cheek take on virtual reality. By folding a piece of cardboard into a headset with a slot for a person’s phone, … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime Now is One Hour Delivery in Manhattan

Amazon Prime Now is One Hour Delivery in Manhattan

Do you live in Manhattan? Do you need toothpaste and deodorant hand delivered to you in one hour? Then Amazon Prime Now, a new delivery service announced today by the Internet retail giant, will make that … [Read more...]

Snapchat Paid $15M to Acquire SmartGlasses Maker

Snapchat Paid $15M to Acquire SmartGlasses Maker

For $299, you can buy a pair of Epiphany Eyewear frames, glasses that discretely shoots high definition video and flings it to the cloud for storage. Those frames are made by Vergence Labs, and it’s just been … [Read more...]

Foursquare Comes to the iPad

Foursquare Comes to the iPad

Back when Foursquare was both a check-in app and a venue finder, it was limited to smartphones only. And that made a lot of sense -- who is carrying their iPad around looking for a good dinner spot? Since then, however, … [Read more...]