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Facebook Users Self-Censor on Controversial Topics

Facebook Users Self-Censor on Controversial Topics

If you didn't see a lot of talk about Ferguson and Michael Brown on your Facebook feed, maybe that's because your Facebook friends were afraid you'd disagree. The Pew Research Center on Tuesday said a study of nearly 2,000 adults on an earlier hot-button political issue – the massive leak by Edward Snowden of documents ...

Apple Preparing New 12.9-Inch IPad for Early 2015

Apple Preparing New 12.9-Inch IPad for Early 2015

Apple Inc.’s suppliers are preparing to manufacture the company’s largest-ever iPad, with production scheduled to commence by the first quarter of next year, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The new iPad will have a screen measuring 12.9 inches diagonally, said the people, who asked not to be identified ...

Dropbox Slashes Its Price as the Cost of a Gigabyte Nears Zero

Dropbox Slashes Its Price as the Cost of a Gigabyte Nears Zero

When I talk to folks at Dropbox, they’re eager to tell me about how different people are using its file-sharing service: the musician, the photographer, the professor, the startup founder. They like to talk about new features, like password-protected links and the remote wipe tool that lets you remove files from a lost ...

Time Warner Cable Customers Lose Internet Service Nationwide

Time Warner Cable Customers Lose Internet Service Nationwide

Time Warner Cable Inc., which is planning to combine with Comcast Corp., said Internet service is largely restored after frustrated subscribers across the U.S. reported outages this morning. An issue with its Internet backbone disrupted broadband and on demand services at 4:30 a.m. New York time during "routine network ...

Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand

Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand

Instagram is lifting the veil on Hyperlapse, one of the company’s first apps outside of Instagram itself. Using clever algorithm processing, the app makes it easy to use your phone to create tracking shots and fast, time-lapse videos that look as if they’re shot by Scorsese or Michael Mann. What was once only possible ...

California Kill Switch Law Seen Going National

California Kill Switch Law Seen Going National

By signing in to a law a bill that requires anti-theft kill switches on smartphones, California Gov. Jerry Brown has set what will likely be a nationwide standard for wireless devices shipped across the nation. The law, which Brown signed Monday, takes effect in July 2015. It requires smartphones sold in the state to come ...

Netflix Petitions FCC to Block Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger

Netflix Petitions FCC to Block Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger

Netflix has been one of the most vocal proponents of net neutrality, and now, the video streaming company is taking its fight straight to the top. On Tuesday, the company filed a Petition to Deny document to the FCC, asking the government body to block the merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, two of the country’s ...

Verizon Is About To Significantly Improve How Your Phone Calls Will Sound

Verizon Is About To Significantly Improve How Your Phone Calls Will Sound

  After years in development, Verizon on Tuesday announced its official plans to roll out two huge new calling features "in the coming weeks," including HD voice and voice-over LTE, also known as VoLTE, according to The Verge’s Dan Seifert. VoLTE is a service that uses LTE data networks to carry voice traffic; ...

TiVo Releases a New DVR for People Without Cable Subscriptions

TiVo Releases a New DVR for People Without Cable Subscriptions

TiVo may have a number of lucrative partnerships with pay TV operators, but the company isn’t giving up on cord cutters either: On Monday, TiVo announced a new version of its Roamio DVR that squarely targets people without a TV subscription. The new Roamio OTA only works with an antenna, and will start selling for just ...

Instagram’s Hyperlapse App Aims for Smooth Time-Lapse Video

Instagram’s Hyperlapse App Aims for Smooth Time-Lapse Video

Instagram wants to make dynamic time-lapse videos easier with a standalone app called Hyperlapse. Time-lapse photography is a popular technique that has been used by photographers for years. Images are taken at set intervals over a long period and then sped up in a video to make it look like time is passing quickly. A ...