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Facebook Announces Continuous Live Streaming

The competition in the video business is tight. While YouTube was once the undisputed leader, Facebook is quickly catching up, as it works toward making its social networking site the ultimate go-to destination for viewing videos. Part of the effort to achieve this goal, Facebook has introduced nonstop live streaming. At the moment, people can use the Facebook Live feature ...

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E Ink Unveils Full-color Electronic Paper

E ink, the company we’ve come to know and love because of their pigment-based, low-energy monochromatic displays, has found a way to create up to 32,000 colors using the same technology. Many of today’s popular readers are using E ink’s black-and-white technology, and many more are expected to make use of the new polychromatic breakthrough. The company has unveiled the ...

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Twitter Won’t Count Pictures, User Handles Against its Character Limit

Twitter’s strict 140-character limit will soon be a bit more relaxed for some tweets, allowing users to express themselves with a few extra characters. After months of speculation, the social network seems to actually change up the rules regarding its 140-character limit, but don’t expect the rumor about a new 10,000-character limit to become reality. Not just yet, maybe. Instead, ...

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Google Asks for Suggestions for Name of Android N

Google seems to be stumped. As it announced its latest Android OS at I/O 2016, the company said they need help coming up with the next dessert-themed name for it. We’re used to the quirky names Google chooses for its OS, starting with the first confectionary in alphabetic order. At first, there was Cupcake, followed by Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, ...

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General Motors Tests Autonomous Chevy Bolt in San Francisco

More and more car-making companies – and tech companies as well – are getting into the autonomous driving business, and the latest news in the field comes from General Motors. The multinational corporation has started testing two self-driving vehicles in San Francisco after it purchased Cruise Automation earlier this year. If you live in the city of the Golden Bridge, ...

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San Francisco Apple Store Gets Revamped

It was 2001 when we were presented with the first Apple Store – the first experience with the company’s smooth design in brick and mortar shape, for which people stood in round-the-block lines. Fast-forward 15 years, and you see Apple planning to rekindle some of the love with a fresh revamp of the old style right in the heart of ...

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Google Content Previews: More Visually-engaging with Rich Cards

In trying to keep on top, Google has introduced yet another feature to its search results. With the new format, website owners have a whole different way to make their pages stand out more effectively. Called “rich cards,” the new formatting feature added to Google Search will allow site owners to give a better preview of their content when their ...

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Android Pay Finally Comes to the UK

Google’s Android Pay – the company’s smartphone payments system – has finally been launched in the UK on Wednesday, some eight months after it was first made available to customers in the US. Thanks to the long-awaited launch, Android phone owners will now be able to benefit from the same perks as iPhone and Samsung owners – which, by the ...

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YouTube for iOS Gets Google Cardboard Support

On Monday, Google finally announced that its iOS YouTube app could support Cardboard – some six months after the feature was made available on Android. Those who already tried it have already seen it doesn’t disappoint. It’s still not the completely immersive virtual reality experience that it could be, but using Google’s inexpensive Cardboard might be the best way to ...

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Waze Tests New Carpool Feature in San Francisco Bay Area

Waze, the Google-owned navigation app, has started testing a new feature that steps on the toes of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft: carpooling. For those unfamiliar with the term – the practice is not spread internationally yet – carpooling allows people to access a special lane if more than one person travels in the vehicle. As it announced its ...

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