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Instagram may have leaked an image of its Snapchat competitor, Bolt

2 hours 25 min ago

Instagram seems to have accidentally posted a link to its new "one tap photo messaging app" Bolt inside Instagram for Android. Tapping the "free" button yields a dead end in the Google Play Store. Instagram hasn't responded to a request for comment.

FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless

2 hours 38 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit.

The 5 biggest questions about surviving Soylent

2 hours 44 min ago

Chris Ziegler spent (almost) a month eating (almost) nothing but Soylent, a brown nutritional sludge and meal replacement. He wrote about the experience in great detail, but people still wanted to know more — a lot more, it turns out — about his life eating a science project. Here, Chris gets on camera to address some of the most pressing questions.

5 questions about living on Soylent

2 hours 45 min ago

Chris Ziegler spent (almost) a month eating (almost) nothing but Soylent, a brown nutritional sludge and meal replacement. He wrote about the experience in great detail, but people still wanted to know more — a lot more, it turns out — about his life eating a science project. Here, Chris gets on camera to address some of the most pressing questions.

Here’s why you won’t be able to buy a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 in September

2 hours 47 min ago

Many iPhone 6 reports have claimed the bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model is delayed, as Apple has been experiencing various production issues related to battery size, new display with in-cell touch sensors, or the sapphire front panel. But according to a new report, it appears that’s not why Apple may want to delay the phablet. Digitimes has learned from sources familiar with the matter that yield rates have not been an issue for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, and the company instead has a completely different reason to hold the handset back. FROM EARLIER: Apple’s iPhone 6 launch will be even bigger than anyone imagined Apple doesn’t want any competition between the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models at launch, the report claims, and

Facebook shares hit record high as market likes earnings

2 hours 50 min ago

(Reuters) - Shares of Facebook Inc hit a record high on Thursday after a surge in mobile advertising revenue helped the world's No. 1 social network trounce analysts' expectations for quarterly profit and revenue. The company's shares rose 7.6 percent to a high of $76.74 in early trading on the Nasdaq. At that price, Facebook's market value is just short of $200 billion, putting the company in position to overtake IBM Corp as the fourth-largest U.S.-listed tech company. The top three are Apple Inc , Google Inc and Microsoft Corp . ...

African flight reportedly crashes carrying 116 people

2 hours 57 min ago

A plane crossing Northern Africa crashed overnight with 116 people on board, Reuters reports that an Algerian official has said. The flight, AH5017 operated by Air Algerie, was headed from the capital of Burkina Faso to the capital of Algeria and disappeared about 50 minutes after takeoff, according to the BBC. Contact was lost just before 2AM GMT (10PM ET), shortly after the aircraft is reported to have requested permission to change course to avoid a storm.

'Lucy' review: dissecting Scarlett Johansson's perfect brain

2 hours 58 min ago

Way back in 1996, John Travolta gained access to the rest of his and learned to levitate things in Phenomenon; Now, with Lucy, France’s most blockbuster-ready director Luc Besson takes a stab at the 100 percent human. The titular Lucy, as the film goes on, is able to do amazing things — levitate, for one. In trying to reconcile this cool, mechanical version of the brainiest human, the movie grafts together elements of a madcap spy thriller and an oblique, existential riff reminiscent of Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life.

iPhone 6 May Arrive with Apple E-Wallet

3 hours 7 min ago

The iPhone 6 is expected to offer bigger screen sizes and a super-strong display, and it also might replace your wallet. According to a new report, Apple is prepping its own mobile payments system that could launch this fall alongside iOS 8 and the company's long-awaited new iPhone. According to The Information, Apple is looking to partner with major credit card companies like Visa to create a method for paying for goods in-store with nothing more than your iPhone.

4 awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free

3 hours 11 min ago

Is your iPhone or iPad looking a bit barren these days? Do you need some cool apps to help breathe new life into your iOS device? Don’t despair, friends, because we have just what the doctor ordered. Paid iPhone and iPad apps go on sale all the time, and we dig through them all to offer you the most solid selection available. Today, we have four nifty apps for you to check out. These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now —

A map of all the drone no-fly zones in America

3 hours 29 min ago

While commercial drone businesses gear up, large parts of US airspace are already off-limits to drones. A new map project called Don't Fly Drones Here takes a look at exactly where the remote crafts have been banned, through the magic of open-source maps.

You won’t be able to stop watching this embarrassing Microsoft promo video

3 hours 36 min ago

If there’s a better way to promote Microsoft’s OneNote solution and its new Surface Pro 3 tablet, we have no idea what it is. Several members of the Microsoft OneNote team recently came together to film a parody of LMFAO’s hit song of yesteryear, “I’m Sexy And I Know It.” Since they’re promoting the Surface Pro 3 and Microsoft’s great cloud-syncing notes solution OneNote, their cover is appropriately named “I Click It And I Note It,” and it focuses on OneNote’s simplicity as well as the speed with which people can take notes using the Surface Pro 3 tablet. Two quick comments: 1. It’s great to see Microsoft’s OneNote team having some fun. 2. It’s painfully apropos that, after being

Apple’s iWallet might finally launch with the iPhone 6

4 hours 11 min ago

Apple’s conversations with payment companies have “heated up in recent months,” The Information has learned from people briefed on the matter, with the company interested in launching a mobile wallet solution of its own this fall that would let iPhone owners pay for physical goods with their handsets. FROM EARLIER: Report from solid source points to iPhone 6 release in mid-September Apple isn’t the first company that’s thinking about mobile payments, as Google and U.S. mobile operators already have such products for customers. Various “iWallet” rumors have already mentioned an iPhone-related payment solution in the past, but the company has never shared any details on the matter. It’s not known what technology Apple will use for mobile payments, whether it’s NFC,

It might get weird: why Dropbox employees are goofing around on company time

4 hours 14 min ago

Meanwhile, the company’s nearby offices are humming with a bizarre but infectious energy. A drone flies erratically overhead, snapping pictures with its camera and automatically uploading them to Dropbox. "This week is a great reminder that [Dropbox] started as basically a large hack week project, and that we need to continue being bold and ambitious," says Max Belanger, a Dropbox engineer who’s also one of Hack Week’s organizers. "We don’t actually set any restrictions," Belanger says as we tour Dropbox’s end-of-the-week expo, where everyone shows off their projects and votes on their favorites.

In China, Apple's focus pays off while Samsung feels squeeze

5 hours 1 min ago

The mobile industry has long held that Samsung's broad range of mobile devices makes it nimble in changing markets, while Apple loses out by rigidly sticking to its high-end gadgets. Apple Inc's latest quarterly results showed sales of its high-end phones in China grew at nearly twice the pace analysts had expected. Meanwhile, budget offerings from Chinese firms won at the cheaper end, effectively squeezing industry leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd .