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Apr 3, 2014 4:58PM ET
Vine, the app known for its six-second videos, introduced a way for users to privately send those videos and texts to friends. It's just one in a series of moves in the tech world shifting even more to private communication.
Apr 3, 2014 3:37PM ET
Brendan Eich has stepped down as CEO of Mozilla, after a debate over the executive's donation to an anti-gay marriage initiative threatened to overtake the company's reputation.
Apr 3, 2014 3:14PM ET
The White House is not pleased that the seemingly spur-of-the-moment David Ortiz-President Obama selfie from Tuesday was actually a promotional stunt by Samsung.
Apr 3, 2014 2:27PM ET
BlackBerry is ending its partnership with T-Mobile after a very public spat, but the decision to take a stand makes it seem like BlackBerry is working really hard to pound the nails into its own coffin.
Apr 3, 2014 8:52AM ET
According to a new Associated Press report, the United States Agency for International Development covertly set up a communications network in Cuba designed to undermine the Cuban government.
Apr 2, 2014 12:19PM ET
A group of mad scientists have been working on a human-to-dolphin language translator and ... it might actually work.
Apr 2, 2014 9:28AM ET
Citing a "350 percent" growth in its video streaming service, Amazon unveiled its own streaming media device on Wednesday: Amazon fireTV.
Apr 1, 2014 6:57PM ET
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a final rule to require all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds, including all cars, SUVs, vans, and trucks to have backup cameras by May 1, 2018.
Mar 31, 2014 1:36AM ET
Apple and Samsung, two of the largest smartphone makers in the world, are set to face each other in court on Monday over new claims of patent infringement.
Mar 28, 2014 4:21PM ET
The first designer chromosome is here. After seven years, a team of international scientists has created the first artificial eukaryote chromosome from scratch.
Mar 28, 2014 12:57PM ET
Tesla has received a lot of bad press for a series of fires that have struck their electric-powered cars, but CEO Elon Musk wants you to know it's not a big deal.
Mar 27, 2014 6:07PM ET
Just over a week after banning Twitter in his country, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan blocked YouTube as well, even though a Turkish court overruled the Twitter ban yesterday.
Mar 27, 2014 2:36PM ET
Apple has filed a patent for "transparent texting" technology, which would be a handy new mobile service that will replace a text message's white background with a live feed of the things literally happening right in front of your face.
Mar 27, 2014 9:41AM ET
Fresh out of being cleared for bankruptcy in December, Atari and its classic games Asteroids and Centipede are back and coming to a smartphone near you. Well, the names and images of those games, at least.
Mar 27, 2014 7:00AM ET
UK-based Dattch, a dating app "built for lesbians, by lesbians," has launched in the U.S., offering American lesbian women a Pinterest-inspired alternative to gender-neutral dating sites and app that cater to a heterosexual base.
Mar 26, 2014 7:42PM ET
Twitter announced on Wednesday that it would allow users to tag other people in photos shared on the site. Here is how to prevent that.
Mar 26, 2014 7:35PM ET
Twitter announced two changes to its iPhone app Wednesday afternoon, introducing photo tagging and the ability to post up to four photos. Both represent the ways in which Twitter is slowly but surely moving away from its 140 character limit.
Mar 26, 2014 1:20PM ET
Facebook's purchase of virtual reality company Oculus has turned tech theorists into futurists. What plans does Facebook have with the Oculus product? What does our Facebook-led virtual reality future look like?
Mar 26, 2014 8:00AM ET
Attention liars, cheaters, degenerates, squealers, and all around terrible people: the Secret app would like to hear from you.
Mar 25, 2014 5:53PM ET
Facebook will buy the company behind the brand new Oculus Rift virtual reality helmet, according to a late Tuesday release from the company
Mar 25, 2014 3:42PM ET
There's nothing like some kung-fu and some Ray-Bans to spice up your style, according to Google. That's the best explanation for two moves the company made this week to promote the wearable Google Glass as the next big thing for young trend-setters.
Mar 21, 2014 9:58AM ET
Twitter is now banned in Turkey, after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan promised to "root out" the social media service during an election rally.
Mar 21, 2014 9:22AM ET
Google announced last night that it has upped its email security measures following "last summer's revelations," a not-too-subtle reference to Edward Snowden's massive NSA document leak.
Mar 21, 2014 1:01AM ET
The CEO of cratering Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox announced on Thursday that it had found 200,000 Bitcoins previously thought lost in a wallet, currently worth around $116 million.
Mar 20, 2014 9:36PM ET
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to have made good on his vow to wipe out Twitter in his country, as Turkish tweeters are reporting that they are unable to access the service.
Mar 20, 2014 4:24PM ET
... even though nobody cares about Windows 8.
Mar 20, 2014 12:05PM ET
It's rare that anyone gets anything right the first time. That appears to be especially true in the case of Twitter.
Mar 19, 2014 3:21PM ET
The British population received quite a shock on Wednesday after the announcement that a shiny new £1 coin is on the way. The U.K.’s Royal Mint said the new £1 coin “will be the most secure coin operating in the world.”
Mar 18, 2014 8:39PM ET
Viacom's lawsuit against Google, which has been in and out of the court for seven years now, is finally over. As with most things tech, in just a few short years it's far exceeded its shelf life.
Mar 18, 2014 3:34PM ET
Google announced Tuesday morning that it is bringing its signature smartphone operating system Android to smart watches. The reveal came in the midst of a torrent of smart watch news this week, so let's take a moment to break down the specifics.