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iPhone users, you’ll start seeing Search Ads in the App Store from October 5

iPhone and iPad users are about to see sponsored results with their App Store searches. Starting October 5, developers can pay to have their apps appear higher in search results – a system Google's Play Store adopted just over a year ago…
Cool Tech

Scandinavian cool: Inside Facebook’s Arctic data center

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has shared the first detailed look inside the firm's Lulea data center, located just 70 miles south of the Arctic Circle. The massive facility is the size of six football fields.
Mobile

Want to make a Skype call on your iPhone? Now you can ask Siri!

Skype has just added a new feature that lets you ask Siri to place a call without even opening the app. The functionality has been made possible after Apple recently opened Siri up to third-party developers with the launch of iOS 10.
Cars

Volkswagen’s ambitious I.D. concept should make Tesla very, very worried

Volkswagen has fully detailed the I.D. concept, which will make its public debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. A production version of the electric vehicle will go on sale in 2020 with a range of up to 373 miles.
Mobile

Samsung says it’s now investigating reports of new Galaxy Note 7 phones overheating

Recent claims that some of the new, apparently safer, Galaxy Note 7 handsets are also overheating are now being investigated by Samsung. In some cases, the replacement handset has reportedly been "too hot to place next to the ear during a…
Cool Tech

The world’s biggest tech giants go all in on AI

The biggest names in tech are teaming up to form a new organization dedicated to advancing the public’s understanding of machine learning. The Partnership on AI is a non-profit whose members include Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM, and…
Social Media

Selfie snappers, the ‘ballot selfie’ ban in New Hampshire is no more

In case you hadn't heard, there's a pretty big election happening in November, and in the age of the selfie a good many folks will want to snap a shot in the ballot booth. Some states ban the practice, but in New Hampshire you're now in the…
Home Theater

Cord-cutters may cost cable companies $1 billion over the next year

As costs for premium television subscriptions have risen by about 40 percent over the last five years, it appears as it more consumers will be cutting the cord in favor of streaming video.
Computing

Privacy Shield data protection program now has a new member: Microsoft

Microsoft said it is now part of the Privacy Shield framework to protect personal data. This is a platform created by the U.S. and the European Union to safeguard EU/Swiss personal data stored in the U.S.
Social Media

Twitter now lets you create and share your own ‘stories’ using Moments

Twitter is capitalizing on the potential of its Moments feature by rolling it out to all users, having previously made it available to selected influencers and brands. Unlike Snapchat and Instagram, these stories are permanent.
Mobile

Apple appears to be storing a log of the numbers you enter into iMessages

Apple stores detailed logs of all phone numbers entered into iOS's Messages app -- and potentially others -- for a minimum of 30 days. That's according to law enforcement documents obtained by The Intercept.
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The $26,000 Elysium chair is designed to make you feel weightless

Get ready to kick back and kiss your retirement fund goodbye: The Elysium Chair from David Hugh costs $26,000. It supposedly makes you feel weightless and is cheaper than a trip to space.