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Facebook secretly launched a mobile app in China

Facebook has largely been shut out of China since 2009, but that isn't stopping it from getting involved in the country... albeit in very roundabout ways. The New York Times has learned that Facebook released a photo sharing app in Chin.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetAug 12th, 2017

This app will help you speak up—or shut up—during meetings

When men and women collaborate to solve a problem—say, in a meeting—women speak at least 25 percent less than men do.  That's why a team at BBC's 100 Women Challenge developed an app called All.ai to help women boost themselves at wo.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News14 min. ago

Google Maps Pulls Cupcake Calorie Counter After Backlash

You can call it the Great Cupcake Controversy of 2017. In what is probably the only example ever of tiny, frosted cakes sparking mass outrage, strong negative feedback has prompted Google to remove a cupcake calorie counter from its iOS Maps app, the.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News22 min. ago

Polestar and Volvo will upend modern car ownership

Polestar 1 may be the first exciting hybrid sports car from Volvo and Geely’s EV-obsessed spin-off, but it’s the prospect of shaking up the auto ownership experience that could really change the marketplace. Unveiled in China earlier this.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News34 min. ago

Mobile ad technique allows stalkers to follow you around a city for less than $1000

This month, University of Washington researchers will present Exploring ADINT: Using Ad Targeting for Surveillance on a Budget — or — How Alice Can Buy Ads to Track Bob at the Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society in Dallas; the paper de.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News34 min. ago

iOS 11.1 Release Date Tips & Tricks

iOS 11.1 Release Date Tips & Tricks is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. The iOS 11.1 update doesn’t have an official release date, but there’s a good chance it’ll touch down for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users in a few.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated News34 min. ago

"Small number" of Russian Facebook election ad accounts used Messenger

According to David Marcus, Facebook's VP of Messaging Products, a "small number" of the 470 Russia-linked accounts that attempted to influence last year's US elections also used Messenger. He said so in an interview at Wall Street.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News50 min. ago

U.S. Tech Giants Face a Future Shaped by Europe

Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life. But the likes of Facebook, Google and Apple are increasingly facing an uncomfortable.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News58 min. ago

Facebook"s Building 8 Chief Is Leaving the Company

Regina Dugan, the head of Facebook's secretive hardware lab called Building 8, is leaving the company after just 18 months. Dugan's departure was announced internally on Tuesday, and in a post she wrote that she's leaving to "lead a new endeavor," t.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News58 min. ago

AdHawk acquires Automate Ads to improve Google and Facebook ad campaigns

 AdHawk is announcing that it has acquired one of its competitors, Y Combinator-backed Automate Ads. Even if you weren’t a customer, Automate Ads may sound familiar because it was previously known as Kuhcoon, a social advertising startup c.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News58 min. ago

Adobe Lightroom CC is a cloud-based editing app with a simplified interface

Adobe’s migration to the cloud continues on Wednesday with the introduction of several new Creative Cloud updates. Chief among them is a new version of Lightroom that is designed to work seamlessly across desktop, mobile and on the web......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News1 hr. 13 min. ago

Gmail launches its first public iOS beta to test support for third-party accounts

 Google wants to make Gmail the place where you check all your email accounts, not just your Google accounts. The company announced this week it’s testing a new version of the Gmail app on iOS that will allow users to add their non-Google.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 14 min. ago

Apple Maps gains airport maps for O‘Hare and several others

Previously, only San Jose and Philadelphia airports were mapped in the app. Enlarge As part of iOS 11, Apple announced plans to add airport and mall interiors to its Maps app. A few early examples of that rolled out earlier this year, but now.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 22 min. ago

How Xi Became China"s Most Powerful Leader in Decades

How Xi Became China's Most Powerful Leader in Decades.....»»

Category: videosSource:  videonewsindexRelated News1 hr. 34 min. ago

Wanted man loses Facebook bet with police, turns himself in, brings doughnuts

You might remember the story of Champagne Torino a.k.a. Michael Zaydel, a wanted man in Michigan who said on Facebook that he'd turn himself in if Redford Police Department's next post got a thousand shares.  SEE ALSO: Wanted man taunts police o.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 34 min. ago

The "Google of China" is working on a driverless bus for next year and fully self-driving cars by 2021

Chinese search giant Baidu has some bold new targets for its self-driving auto plans.  Baidu CEO Robin Li outlined company's self-driving vehicle goals for the next few years onstage at the Wall Street Journal’s D.Live technology conferenc.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 34 min. ago

The Internet Is Ripe With In-Browser Miners and It"s Getting Worse Each Day

Catalin Cimpanu, reporting for BleepingComputer: Ever since mid-September, when Coinhive launched and the whole cryptojacking frenzy started, the Internet has gone crazy with in-browser cryptocurrency miners, and new sites that offer similar services.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News1 hr. 34 min. ago

Apple adds airport interiors from Chicago, Vegas, and more to Maps

Previously, only San Jose and Philadelphia airports were mapped in the app. Enlarge As part of iOS 11, Apple announced plans to add airport and mall interiors to its Maps app. A few early examples of that rolled out earlier this year, but now.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 42 min. ago

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Best Buy 3-Day Tech Sale, eero 802.11ac Mesh Wi-Fi System $280, iTunes $1 Movie Sale, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. more….....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated News1 hr. 58 min. ago

Google"s Pixel 2 is hiding an old-school menu button

Google has a bit of a throwback tucked away in the Pixel 2. Depending on the app, you can access the old-school Android menu button by tapping in the lower righthand corner of the screen, as spotted by Android Police. As you'll see in t.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated News1 hr. 58 min. ago

Petnet SmartFeeder Review: feed your pet with a smart robot

The Petnet SmartFeeder is an automated feeder that connects to an app on your phone. There are plenty of "dumb" automatic pet feeders on the market, but the SmartFeeder adds a bunch of extra features......»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated News1 hr. 58 min. ago