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Snapchat introduces live video chat, instant messaging. Hello, WhatsApp, Kik, and the gang.

Snapchat has added new features--text and video calling--that make the platform an eye-candy for users and potential investors and buyers. So, will these new features be at par with rivals such as WhatsApp, FaceTime and Kik, among others?

Tech May 3, 2014

Vine revamps website, goes à la YouTube with search and navigation features

Vine website gets a new look, makes over itself to include search and featured channels and give video access to users without a Vine account.

Tech May 2, 2014

New leaked images of the LG G3 show off its display and rear case

LG's upcoming flagship G3 will officially be unveiled at an event the company is holding on May 27. A new set of images give us a better look at the front and back of the smartphone.

Tech May 2, 2014

Will the new Swarm app of Foursquare help keep it relevant?

Love checking in at Foursquare? Heads up! The service is breaking into two apps and getting rid of its check-in button, as per the company. One app is called Swarm, the other is a reinvention of the current Foursquare. So what makes the difference?

Tech May 5, 2014

Wearable technology can boost employee productivity, job satisfaction: Study

Sleeping on the job? No problem! A new research says providing your employees wearable technology can increase their productivity and job satisfaction by heaps and benefit the organization significantly as well.

Tech May 3, 2014

Is Apple working on health-tracking headphones? Leak on Secret, says yes and more

Apple is reportedly making a pair of smart EarPods that can track heart rate and blood pressure, based on leaks posted on anonymous social network Secret.

Tech May 2, 2014

Snapchat update brings text messaging and video chats: Snappy anyone?

There's a new version of Snapchat, and it brings quite a few big updates that are bound to get users excited about the future prospects of the app.

Tech May 3, 2014

Microsoft has heard your cries by releasing IE patch for Windows XP

Surprise, surprise, Microsoft has chosen to release a fix for the 0-day bug, and Windows XP users are among the mix. However, XP users should not expect future security updates from the company going forward.

Tech May 5, 2014

Best features of Windows Phone 8.1 developer's preview

Microsoft releases a developer's preview of its upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update. Here are a few of its best features.

Tech May 4, 2014

Sony Xperia Z2 leaks with Verizon branding ahead of its release

Sony accidentally leaked an image showing its Xperia Z2 smartphone with Verizon branding.

Tech May 1, 2014

Nail the best pics you could ever imagine without actually taking any with Vhoto app

Seattle-based Vhoto has announced an app for the iPhone and iPad that will automatically capture any still of your choosing from the video footage you shoot.

Tech May 1, 2014

Foursquare adds second app Swarm - Facebook Nearby Friends has some competition!

Foursquare split its app into two different ones. Now, users who want to search for places and explore can use Foursquare, while those who want to check in at specific places and share their location with friends will use the new app, Swarm.

Tech May 1, 2014

This Snapchat will self-destruct in 3, 2, 1 - Snapchat adds video calls and vanishing chats

Snapchat is getting in on the vanishing act. A new feature will allow Snapchats to self-destruct once the conversation's over. Snapchat also added video calling to its mobile app. Watch out, WhatsApp!

Tech May 2, 2014

Google slashes price on 6.4-inch full HD Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition

Google has cut the price of the 6.4-inch Sony Z Ultra by $200. The device completely blurs the line between smartphone and tablet.

Tech May 2, 2014

New photo of Amazon smartphone leaks - Hold on to your hats, ladies and gents!

It looks like Amazon will finally launch a smartphone. Now that the first images have leaked alongside the specifications for Amazon's 3D smartphone, it's only a matter of time before it hits the market. Will the Amazon smartphone make a splash or fall flat?

Tech May 1, 2014

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler: Net neutrality is not dead, Internet 'fast lanes' are myth

Net neutrality is not dead yet. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is trying his best to make sure that it will never happen. If it does, Netflix and others could be in the clear.

Tech May 4, 2014

Pricing war paying off for T-Mobile as it adds 2.4M new customers

For the first time in its history T-Mobile added over 2 million new customers in a quarter. Meanwhile Sprint is reportedly making moves to acquire T-Mobile by early summer.

Tech May 1, 2014

Hulu promises free streaming of TV shows on mobile...provided you agree to watch its ads

Free Hulu streaming is coming to mobile; though while this might sound interesting, bear in mind that Hulu will force you to watch several advertisements for the privilege.

Tech May 2, 2014

Sony Alpha A77 II: A DSLR that's all about speed with 24MP and NFC

Sony's latest addition to Alpha digital camera line also features new lightning fast focusing system.

Tech May 1, 2014

Cox Communications plans to roll out 1Gbps broadband offering before end of 2014

Cox Communications follows Google and AT&T into the competition and promises 1Gbps broadband service to its customers by year-end.

Tech May 2, 2014

OnePlus One smartphone on track for June general availability

Chinese company OnePlus admits facing production challenges after an unexpected growing demand for its One smartphone. They released their production schedule and moved its general availability in June. Can consumers possibly wait?

Tech May 5, 2014

LeapFrog rolls out LeapBand fitness tracker for kids. Why?

LeapFrog launched the first wearable fitness tracker for kids called LeapBand that promotes active play while taking care of a virtual pet. Experts, however, share the good and the bad sides of strapping those trackers to your kids.

Tech May 2, 2014

Motorola set to unwrap Moto E on May 13 in London

Motorola has sent out invites to international media for a press event that will launch its newest smartphone device. No other details were disclosed in the invite; though rumor has it that it may be the Moto E after all.

Tech May 1, 2014

Microsoft cleans Skype backyard of potentially offensive emoticons

Keep those dirty fingers down, people! Microsoft has decided to clean up its backyard of potentially offensive emoticons and replaced them with new ones. So which ones are officially out and which ones escaped the eyes of the censors?

Tech May 1, 2014

Google Now remembers where you parked your car. Bad guys can snatch that phone (your car, too?)

Forgot where you parked your car? Google can help you remember with its new Parking Location card.

Tech May 1, 2014

Google set to dump Nexus smartphones? Hello, Silver Android

Are we seeing the demise of much-loved Nexus smartphones? Rumor has revealed Google is finally done with it as it pursues bigger plans for its mobile business. Here's what we've gathered so far.

Tech May 1, 2014

Secret anonymous social network launches in UK. Hush!

An anonymous social network that’s been known as a hotbed for whistleblowers is launching in the UK and three other countries.

Tech May 2, 2014

LG G3 release date May 27: Too little, too late?

LG sent out invitations to several publications to attend an invitation that could be the launch party for the G3, and the company's smart watch running Android.

Tech May 2, 2014

HTC M8 Prime being prepared to take on Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime?

As Samsung is rumored to be working on a Galaxy S5 Prime, a new report claims HTC is also planning a Prime of its own.

Tech May 1, 2014

Google: We promise not to spy on student email accounts to deliver ads

Google has finally undone what it shouldn't have done in the first place, and that is scanning email contents of Google Apps for Education users.

Tech May 2, 2014

LG to launch 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 LG G3 at scheduled May event

LG has sent out invites for an event it is holding in May where the company is widely expected to launch the LG G3, which will feature a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 resolution display.

Tech April 30, 2014

Google Docs and Sheets get their own iOS and Android apps - Finally

Google finally decided to unpack the most popular apps from Drive. Google Docs and Google Sheets will each have their own individual iOS and Android apps.

Tech April 30, 2014

Go undercover with Facebook Anonymous Login - Zuckerberg intros new features at F8 developer conference

Facebook has some big news for its users. For the first time ever, Facebook is giving users the option to choose what data they share when logging in with Facebook to another app. CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Anonymous Login at the F8 developer conference.

Tech May 1, 2014

Motorola announces May 13 event to launch the ultra-thin, low-cost Moto E smartphone

Motorola has been rumored to be getting ready to announce a new low-cost smartphone. The company is holding an event on May 13 where it will unveil the Moto E.

Tech April 30, 2014

Google stops scanning student Gmail accounts for ads - No more creepin'

Google will no longer scan student Gmail accounts for data to sell targeted ads. A lawsuit was recently filed over privacy concerns from students and their parents.

Tech April 30, 2014

Hulu mobile app offers full TV episode streaming for free

Love Hulu but hate paying for content? Now the new Hulu mobile app will let you watch select full episodes of your favorite TV shows for free. If it sounds too good to be true, it's probably because not too many shows are free.

Tech May 1, 2014

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: "Internet will remain an open pathway."

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler proposes his views on net neutrality. ISPs can charge more from content providers to reach their customers faster.

Tech May 1, 2014

Busy month for wearable tech in April: Google Glass sale, Amazon Store...now what?

Amazon wearable store opening and Google Glass frenzy have put spotlight on wearable tech, so is it about to really take off? Or will wearable vendors need to step things up?

Tech April 30, 2014

Acer unveils Liquid Leap smartband in New York

Acer unboxes Liquid Leap, the PC company’s first entry into the burgeoning wearable technology industry. One reviewer, however, calls it “rudimentary.”

Tech May 1, 2014

Microsoft's Xbox One will be the first western gaming console in China, hits stores in September

Microsoft Xbox One is going to China in September after the Chinese government lifted a ban on gaming consoles set 14 years ago.

Tech May 1, 2014

Microsoft's keyboard prototype recognizes hand gestures

Hand gestures will soon be interpreted by keyboards. Microsoft has unveiled in a conference a prototype of this next generation keyboard. See what this keyboard can do.

Tech May 1, 2014

Microsoft Office for iPad now allows users to print documents

Microsoft heeds customer feedback and rolls out a printing feature for its month-old Office for iPad apps.

Tech April 30, 2014

Apple granted patent for MEMS camera focus technology: Slimmer iPhone 6 on the way?

A new Apple patent could mean the upcoming iPhone 6 may turn out to be slimmer than anticipated, along with better camera technology comparable to the Nokia Lumia 1020.

Tech May 1, 2014

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