Social Media

Facebook borrows from Prisma for planned live video filters

Facebook is betting on artistic video filters, in the vein of the Prisma app, to get more users hooked on its live-streaming tool. A prototype for the real-time graphics was unveiled today by Facebook CPO Chris Cox.

Google Messenger 2.0 brings unread message badges — on certain Android devices

Google has updated Messenger to version 2.0, bringing a number of visual tweaks as well as unread message badges. On top of that, the new app features a new Contacts page, making it far easier to create group messages.

Google Express now delivers to nearly 90 percent of the continental U.S.

Google's eponymous shopping service, Google Express, now delivers to almost 90 percent of the continental U.S. Its latest expansion includes Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and other states.

Apple beats fourth-quarter revenue estimates, but sees iPhone sales fall

Apple beat Wall Street expectations in almost every area for its fourth-quarter earnings. Beating expectations, however, does not mean growth, and the company's iPhone sales continue to fall.

New Windows 10 preview build updates two apps, makes Narrator more aware

The latest preview build dished out to Windows Insider Fast Ring participants is 14955, which makes Narrator contextually aware and updates Outlook Mail and Calendar. However, it arrives with an issue related to antivirus software.
Cool Tech

Book-sized battery can power a TV for 4 hours or a mini-fridge for 8

With enough juice to power a smartphone 28 times, the two-pound Plug is still small enough to easily fit in a backpack or purse. The fully-funded Indiegogo is expected to ship before the end of the year.

BlackBerry's DTEK60 is a security-focused smartphone for businesses, govenment

BlackBerry has announced the DTEK60, a high-end alternative to the company's DTEK50. It features the company's suite of proprietary security apps and end-to-end encryption software.

Google's Jamboard is a connected, collaborative whiteboard for enterprise

Google's Jamboard is the whiteboard of the future: it connects to the internet, features real-time collaboration, and supports Chromecast. And it ties into Google's suite of enterprise apps.

AT&T’s spying practices may be larger than previously thought, report says

It looks like AT&T's citizen-spying practices are far more wide-reaching than was previously thought. Not only that, but the company could be making a profit by spying on its customers, according to a report from The Daily Beast.

Always losing your wallet? Never again, thanks to Zillion's Tile-powered wallet

Meet the Zillion Slimline Wallet, a brand new wallet that not only has Tile's location technology built right into its sleek design, but also doubles as a powerbank capable of charging your smartphone on the go.

Apple may be further along with iMessage for Android than previously thought

It seems as though the rumors that Apple is developing an iMessage for Android aren't dead yet. In fact, the company may have even made mockups of the app for Android, according to recent reports.

WhatsApp is finally getting video calling — but only for Android device owners

It looks like WhatsApp is finally getting video calling -- the feature has been made available to a number of Android users using the beta version. It's likely a stable version of the feature, and the feature on iOS, will come soon.