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Microsoft Launches Ad-Free Version of Bing for U.S. Schools

Microsoft Launches Ad-Free Version of Bing for U.S. Schools

Microsoft is rolling out a custom version of Bing this week tailored specifically for classrooms. School administrators can enable an ad-free version of Bing with always-on SafeSearch — Microsoft's web security and adult content filtering — and daily literacy lesson plans. A pilot program kicked off last August and more ...

Instagram Personalizes ‘Explore’ Tab, Adds Top Posts and More

Instagram Personalizes ‘Explore’ Tab, Adds Top Posts and More

Rather than just sunsets from foreign countries and selfies by fashion models, Instagram’s Explore page is now also personalized with top photos and videos Liked by people you follow. Personalization highlights Instagram’s focus on your own social graph and a subjective vision of beauty, to contrast with Vine, which ...

Two High School Students 3D-Printed an End to Watery Ketchup

Two High School Students 3D-Printed an End to Watery Ketchup

Two students have used a 3D printer to put an end to one of mankind’s biggest frustrations – the puddle of insipid water that trickles out of ketchup bottles. The technical term for the process that leads to the separation of tomato paste and water is called syneresis, which can catch diners by surprise if they do not ...

Vonage’s ReachMe Roaming Lets You Send & Receive Calls Abroad for Free

Vonage’s ReachMe Roaming Lets You Send & Receive Calls Abroad for Free

If you've traveled abroad, you know that answering calls can run you a pretty penny -- or, you may be like the fifty percent of global international travelers don’t even use voice services out of fear of high roaming costs. Vonage aims to change all that with ReachMe Roaming, which lets U.S. travelers receive free ...

Heartbleed Left OpenSSL ‘Beyond Repair’ According to LibreSSL Creator

Heartbleed Left OpenSSL ‘Beyond Repair’ According to LibreSSL Creator

OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt has created a fork of OpenSSL, the widely used open source cryptographic software library that contained the notorious Heartbleed security vulnerability. OpenSSL has suffered from a lack of funding and code contributions despite being used in websites and products by many of the world's biggest ...

Sprint Will Unlock All U.S. Phones Made After February 2015

Sprint Will Unlock All U.S. Phones Made After February 2015

The US mobile market is weird in that almost all the phones floating around here are locked to one carrier or another. You can usually request an unlock code from the carrier if you are not under contract or still paying off the device, but Sprint is different. It claims it doesn't have any mechanism to unlock phones for ...

Study: Samsung’s Apps Are Rarely Used by Anyone

Study: Samsung’s Apps Are Rarely Used by Anyone

As Samsung's best-selling smartphones face increasing competition from a horde of Chinese lookalikes, one of the South Korean giant’s key goals has been to translate demand for its devices into interest for Samsung’s homegrown software and services. But a new study shows how far the company still has to go. Strategy ...

Google Street View Lets You Go Back in Time, See Archived Images

Google Street View Lets You Go Back in Time, See Archived Images

Every day, Google’s Street View cars capture massive amounts of data and the company then publishes them on Google Maps at regular intervals. Until now, the only images you could see on Google Maps were the latest images. Starting Wednesday, however, you will also be able to go back in time and see older images. When ...

Amazon Signs Deal With HBO to Add Old Shows to Prime Streaming

Amazon Signs Deal With HBO to Add Old Shows to Prime Streaming

You still can’t get new HBO shows, like this season’s “Game of Thrones,” without paying for TV. But starting in May, you’ll be able to get some of the premium cable channel’s older stuff online — via an Amazon Prime subscription. That means Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to see shows that have already ...

Report: The Windows 8 Start Menu Returns in August

Report: The Windows 8 Start Menu Returns in August

Microsoft revealed earlier this month that the Start Menu will return to Windows 8. While Microsoft is keeping the timing for its return vague, sources familiar with the company’s plans tell The Verge that the Start Menu will likely be available in a second update to Windows 8.1 currently scheduled for August. ...