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Snap Tries to Jump-Start Spectacles' Sales as Novelty Fades

55 min 30 sec ago
As the company behind the popular messaging app Snapchat begins marketing its initial public offering this week, it will need to ensure its other product doesn’t become an afterthought.

Samsung Heir, Seeking to Modernize Opaque Culture, Instead Faces Scandal

1 hour 1 min ago
Lee Jae-yong took the South Korean conglomerate’s reins vowing to reshape it along Silicon Valley lines. Now a corruption probe has dragged him in, raising the biggest doubts yet about whether he has ushered the corporate giant into a new era.

Smartphone Addicts Behind the Wheel Drive Car Insurance Rates Higher

1 hour 2 min ago
Costs associated with car crashes are outpacing premium increases for some insurance companies, and insurers say the use of smartphones to talk, text and access the internet while on the road is a new and important factor behind the wrecks.

WhatsApp Adds Snapchat-Like Story Feature Called Status

1 hour 34 min ago
WhatsApp’s 1.2 billion users will soon find a new feature that looks like it came straight from Snapchat. The Status tool will let people share photos, videos and animated GIFs with friends, all of which will disappear after 24 hours.

For Generation Z, 'Live Chilling' Replaces Hanging Out in Person

1 hour 40 min ago
For Generation Z, ‘live chilling’ replaces hanging out in person. Teens are finding their friends via video chat, in apps such as Houseparty, Fam and Kik, writes Christopher Mims.

Uber to Investigate Sexism, Harassment Claims

2 hours 6 min ago
Uber Technologies plans to investigate claims by a former engineer that the company failed to discipline a manager who mistreated female employees and ignored complaints of sexual harassment.

Alibaba Teams Up With Traditional Retailer

18 hours 3 min ago
Alibaba Group is forming a strategic partnership with brick-and-mortar retailer Bailian Group in a deal that underscores the continued importance of traditional retailing.

India Begins Building on Its Citizens' Biometrics

18 hours 11 min ago
India is offering the world’s largest biometric-identity database for use by Indian companies and novice app developers—an opportunity that excites fans of cyber transactions but worries privacy advocates.

Kim Dotcom Loses Appeal on U.S. Extradition

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:18
Kim Dotcom and three co-defendants are subject to extradition to the U.S. to face charges over the file-sharing site Megaupload, New Zealand’s High Court ruled, partly upholding a lower-court ruling. The next step is the Court of Appeal.

SpaceX Launches Its First Rocket From Iconic Florida Pad

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:05
Space Exploration Technologies successfully launched a cargo capsule into orbit Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center pad from which Apollo 11 took off and which served as home base for the space shuttle.

Samsung Heir Lee Jae-yong Is Arrested in Bribery Probe

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 01:03
Lee Jae-yong, the de facto leader of the Samsung conglomerate, was arrested over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that has shaken South Korea’s political and corporate establishments and led to the president’s impeachment.

Bike Gadgets for a Less Distracted Ride

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 09:59
A trio of new bike accessories promises to prevent technology from messing with your ride. A review of the BeeLine, Omata One and SmartHalo.

Sending Bitmojis to Co-Workers---What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 08:45
The messaging fad, popular with young adults, uses a cartoon-like avatar of the sender in various poses, and is seeping into office life; how to convey a ‘food coma’

Big Apartment Landlord Sues Airbnb

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 02:12
One of the largest U.S. apartment landlords has filed civil lawsuits in California and Florida against Airbnb, alleging its tenants are renting out units on the site in violation of their leases and are creating unsafe conditions for other tenants.

How to Safely Clean Your Dirty, Disgusting Smartphone

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 23:59
That smartphone in your hand? Oh, it just has 10x more germs per square inch than a public toilet seat. You should give your phone a good cleaning at least once a week. Grab some of these household items and clean your phone the safe way.

Samsung to Use Sony Batteries in Galaxy S8 Phone

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 21:40
Adding a third battery supplier for the next flagship smartphone is part of Samsung’s efforts to avoid a repeat of last year’s disastrous recall.

Zuckerberg Lays Out Vision for Facebook in New Mission Statement

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 21:23
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is setting his sights on becoming what he calls the “social infrastructure” for the company’s nearly two billion users.

Theranos Had $200 Million in Cash Left at Year-End

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 20:11
The embattled blood-diagnostics firm had $200 million of cash on hand at the end of 2016, people familiar with the matter said, less than a quarter of the funding it raised from investors and partners.

Real Estate Is Latest Target for Would-Be Disrupters

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 19:46
A real-estate startup called Compass Inc. has amassed a valuation of over $1 billion with the pitch that its software can make brokers more efficient, sparking skepticism from older rivals.

BeatsX Review: If Apple's AirPods Aren't Your Thing

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 19:36
The Apple-designed wireless earbuds connect easily to iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watches and are comfortable to wear, says Nathan Olivarez-Giles.