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Facebook is Testing a Self-Destructing Post Feature

Facebook is Testing a Self-Destructing Post Feature

Facebook is trialing a new feature that lets you schedule the deletion of your posts in advance. A handful of users noticed the feature in the Facebook iOS app earlier this week, and we reached out to Facebook to seek clarification. A spokesperson said: “We’re running a small pilot of a feature on Facebook for iOS that ...

Report: The Apple Watch Needs to Be Charged Daily

Report: The Apple Watch Needs to Be Charged Daily

Amidst all the fist-pumping and Bono-goofing on Tuesday, one piece of information was conspicuously absent: The Apple Watch's battery life. What's the point of strapping a tiny computer to your body if it needs constant charging? According to Re/code, even Apple hasn't quite figured out the battery dilemma yet. After Tim ...

Google X Acquires “Tremor-Canceling” Device Maker Lift Labs

Google X Acquires “Tremor-Canceling” Device Maker Lift Labs

Google’s research division announced Wednesday it had acquired Lift Labs, which builds “tremor-canceling devices” designed to improve quality of life for people suffering neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s or the more common essential tremor. Google declined to disclose financial terms of the deal. The ...

Report: Microsoft to Kill Off Nokia and Windows Phone Brands This Holiday Season

Report: Microsoft to Kill Off Nokia and Windows Phone Brands This Holiday Season

Microsoft is planning to stop using the Nokia and Windows Phone brands this holiday season in its marketing materials. GeeksOnGadgets has obtained an internal Microsoft document that details the company's guidelines for its own brands, and The Verge can confirm the material is authentic and accurate. "As part of our phased ...

Google Street View Now Lets You Tour Egypt

Google Street View Now Lets You Tour Egypt

After assembling a couch-eye view of the 12 World Cup stadiums in Brazil, Google is taking the world on a trip to Egypt. Street View tourists will be able to explore historical landmarks like the Pyramids of Giza, the necropolis of Saqqara, and the ancient city of Abu Mena. The company used its Trekker camera system to ...

Up to 5 Million Gmail Passwords Were Just Leaked

Up to 5 Million Gmail Passwords Were Just Leaked

Approximately 4.93 million Gmail usernames and passwords were published to a Russian Bitcoin forum on Tuesday, as first reported by Russian website CNews. That’s the bad news. The good news is that this leak doesn’t seem as massive upon further inspection. First off, we got in touch with Google regarding the issue. The ...

Apple Unveils New iCloud Pricing, Nearly Mirrors Google Drive

Apple Unveils New iCloud Pricing, Nearly Mirrors Google Drive

Apple has finalized iCloud pricing. At WWDC, it announced that 20 GB would cost $1 a month and that 5 GB would be free. Now, Apple has announced the costs for every tier. You can get 200 GB for $3.99, 500 GB for $9.99 and 1 TB for $19.99 a month. This is near identical to competing offerings by Google. Some people may be ...

Tesla’s Cars Could Run on ‘Full Autopilot’ Within 5 Years

Tesla’s Cars Could Run on ‘Full Autopilot’ Within 5 Years

Self-driving cars might be on the roads faster than most people think, says Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. Musk told reporters in Tokyo that Tesla is developing the technology for “full autopilot” consumer cars in just five years. This new timeline is faster than some experts--even Musk himself--had anticipated. IHS, a ...

Report: Microsoft to Buy the Company Behind Minecraft for $2 Billion

Report: Microsoft to Buy the Company Behind Minecraft for $2 Billion

Microsoft is nearing a deal to buy Mojang AB, makers of the Minecraft video game franchise, according to a new report. According to the Wall Street Journal, the deal would value Mojang at more than $2 billion and could be signed as soon as this week. Microsoft and Mojang declined to comment to the Journal. As the Journal ...

Sprint’s ‘iPhone for Life’ Program Couples New Phones and Unlimited Everything

Sprint’s ‘iPhone for Life’ Program Couples New Phones and Unlimited Everything

If you're the type of person who buys a new iPhone every time one is announced, Sprint wants your money — and your phone when you're done with it. On Tuesday, the carrier announced a new "iPhone for Life" program that will give you a free Apple iPhone 6 or 6 Plus up front, as long as you pay $20 a month to lease it. When ...