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Social Media

Twitter wants you to get more creative, now lets you post videos of up to 140 seconds

Thirty seconds not enough for your Twitter videos? Well, now you have 140 seconds to work with. The change sees Twitter playing catch-up with rival services, with Instagram upping its limit to 60 seconds in March and Facebook digging ever…
Mobile

Famed Motorola design lead Jim Wicks is leaving the company

Longtime Motorola design lead Jim Wicks has announced his departure from the company. He's credited with overseeing the design of the Razr, the Droid series of smartphones, and the Moto 360.
Mobile

More than a year behind Apple, Microsoft finally joins the mobile payments club

Only a year and a half behind Apple, Microsoft has finally announced a mobile payment platform through an update to its Wallet app. The service is currently only available to Windows Insiders.
Apple

Twitter’s Engage app helps celebrities keep track of their latest selfie’s traction

Twitter's Engage app, which is available to all iOS users in the US, does away with a timeline in favor of mentions and stats. It debuts as Twitter is struggling to grow and retain users.
Music

Sonos Controller app for iOS gets lock screen controls, more in latest update

The latest Sonos update for iOS brings a host of improvements including lock screen controls, support for Force Touch, and simplified Trueplay calibration, though users don't have to worry about going through the calibration process again.
Social Media

Tumblr launches a live-video competitor for Periscope and Facebook Live

Social site Tumblr has launched a live video service that aggregates content from YouTube and other partners. It lacks big partners, as of now -- Facebook, Periscope, and Twitch have yet to announce integration.
Virtual Reality

A rock star designed this VR viewer for your phone, after being inspired by Victorian tech

Tired of tech with no soul? How about a VR viewer for your phone with a design that's inspired by Victorian technology, and designed by real life rock star Brian May? You'll want the Owl Stereoscope, and we've tried it out.
Business

Samsung is investing $1.2 billion in the internet of things

Samsung's no stranger to the internet of things, but it looks like the company wants to kick things up a notch -- Samsung just announced that it is investing a whopping $1.2 billion in the internet of things.
Mobile

Google launches Playbook, a guide and news app just for Android developers

Google is out with a new app, but this one is geared toward developers. Playbook is your one-stop guide and newsstand for all things Android. Stay up to date on all the latest and greatest features on Android, and learn how to expand your…
Mobile

Instagram now has more than half a billion active users

Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo sharing network, has crossed the 500 million active-user threshold. More than 300 people use the service "every day."
Computing

The new ways MacOS Sierra works with your iPhone or iPad

MacOS Sierra comes with all new benefits for your iPad and iPhone. Here are a few of the bigger features -- i.e. the Universal Keyboard, Apple Pay support -- to watch out for when the OS releases this fall.
Gaming

SmartBoy turns your Android phone into a GameBoy, buttons and all

Last year's April Fool's Day joke turned into reality, Hyperkin Lab's Smart Boy runs Game Boy cartridges on directly on your smartphone. The software is open source and the company has started taking pre-orders.