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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

Banks are more worried about Amazon and Facebook than actual fintech startups

Fintech startups are trying to disrupt banking. Turns out, their efforts aren't really what have major banks worried.  Legacy financial institutions are more concerned with the threat of tech giants like Amazon and Facebook than about startups t.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News22 min. ago

"Final Fantasy XV" mobile game looks like an adorable version of the console game

What... is this? Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition looks like — and seemingly is — a cutesy re-skin of the hit 2016 game from Square Enix. It's a re-telling of the console game's story for your Android, iOS, and Windows 10 mobile devic.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News22 min. ago

FreedomPop Rolls Out $49 Annual Mobile Phone Plan

Tired of forking over what amounts to nearly a car payment worth of dollars for your mobile phone plan every month? Los Angeles-based FreedomPop has rolled out a new, annual mobile phone plan which costs a mere $49 for an entire year, including 1,000.....»»

Category: topSource:  socaltechRelated News23 min. ago

Laser Lighting Trial Starting in China

For perhaps the first time in the world, trials taking place in China next month will use lasers for street lighting, an innovation aimed at saving energy and eliminating the cost of expensive cabling infrastructure......»»

Category: hardwareSource:  eetimesRelated News51 min. ago

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition Puts the Full Game on Mobile

Square-Enix announces a mobile version of the latest Final Fantasy, along with a release date for their VR fishing experience. Final Fantasy XV is expanding its horizons once again, with the announcement of Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition for.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News58 min. ago

WhatsApp now supports coloured text statuses like Facebook

Today, WhatsApp officially announced its support for text-based statuses with coloured backgrounds. This new feature has already started rolling out to the latest versions of the popular messaging app for both Android and iOS. WhatsApp has just.....»»

Category: softwareSource:  techradarRelated News58 min. ago

Two-Factor Authentication Fail: Identity Thieves Hijack Cellphone Accounts to Go After Virtual Currency

Reader Cludge shares an NYT report: Hackers have discovered that one of the most central elements of online security -- the mobile phone number -- is also one of the easiest to steal. In a growing number of online attacks, hackers have been calling u.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News58 min. ago

Facebook’s evolutionary search for crashing software bugs

Ars gets the first look at Facebook's fancy new dynamic analysis tool. Enlarge (credit: Adobe Stock) With 1.3 billion daily users, the Facebook site and its apps are the most-used pieces of software in the world. Only a handful of software co.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 14 min. ago

Ford to set up JV in China to make all-electric vehicles

Ford is preparing to set up a joint venture with Chinese automaker Anhui Zotye Automobile to manufacture all-electric vehicles for that market......»»

Category: autoSource:  autonewsRelated News1 hr. 29 min. ago

The best iPhone camera accessories that money can buy

To help improve your iPhone photography, we've rounded up nine of the best iPhone camera accessories on the market. From battery packs for longer photo shoots to mobile printers, we've got it all. The post The best iPhone camera accessories that mone.....»»

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

FreedomPop asks just $50 for a year’s worth of mobile service. Really

Tired of paying more than $50 per month for your mobile service? How about paying $50 per year instead? That's FreedomPop's new plan, which includes texts, minutes, and 1GB of data. All for less than a single monthly payment with other networks. The.....»»

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

Walmart’s streaming service Vudu hits Apple TV

 As reported earlier this month, Walmart’s streaming service Vudu has now arrived on Apple TV… with a few limitations. The new app allows you to watch the movies and shows saved to your Vudu library, including those you’ve adde.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 50 min. ago

These smart rings let you make color-specific music on any surface

'Sprecdrums' are app-connected rings that lets you assign different sounds to different colors. This allows the user to "play" their surroundings.  Read more...More about Music, Color, Ring, Sound, and Instruments Musical 'Sprecdrums' are app-c.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 58 min. ago

Google might be working on Assistant-powered, smart headphones

According to the information from the latest beta of the company's Google app, extracted by 9to5Google, Google might be planning to launch smart, Assistant-equipped headphones.  SEE ALSO: Google writes a $50 million check to prep the world's wor.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 58 min. ago

Ford set to create a new joint venture to produce EVs in China

 Automaker Ford will team up with local partner Anhui Zotye Automobile to create a new joint venture in China aimed specifically at producing electric cars. The deal will see Ford and its new partner sell the vehicle sunder a local brand, rathe.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 14 min. ago

Berlin-based Home is an app to help landlords manage properties and improve the rental experience

 Home, a Berlin-based startup that offers an app to help landlords manage their properties, has raised €3 million in seed funding. EQT Ventures led the round, along with the company’s existing investor, Redalpine. Read More.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 14 min. ago

China relaunches world"s fastest train

The high-speed trains will be able to run at speeds of 350km/h following safety checks on rail lines......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News3 hr. 14 min. ago

Android through the ages: Cupcake, Oreo and everything in between

Android has become the most widely used OS in the world. We chart its rise. Android has the largest install base of any operating system, mobile or desktop. And it's not just in phones and tablets: smart TVs, cars and smartwatches are all.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News3 hr. 42 min. ago

ASRock wants to put its X10 router at the center of your smart home

If your house is filled with IoT devices, all with their own apps and settings, the ASRock X10 IoT router may go some way to organizing them, helping to bring together all their smart functions under one app. The post ASRock wants to put its X10 rout.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News3 hr. 50 min. ago

Samsung’s Bixby Voice Now Available in Over 200 Countries

Samsung’s Bixby Voice feature for its personal assistant app is now available in over 200 countries around the world on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. After first launching in Korea and then the US, this expansion is a good sign that Bixby Voice.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  droidlifeRelated News4 hr. 6 min. ago