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Facebook calls the feature "secret conversations" and it is now available to a select few users.
A report says we could see Android Wear watches coming from Google itself, not just its partners.
A regulator says two iPhones run afoul of another company's patent.
A partnership between Lucasfilm and Magic Leap brings C-3PO and R2-D2 to your home in a mixed-reality experience.
A Twitter update enables you to start a live stream, though it's not as simple as Facebook's option.
Music-streaming service Rhapsody plans to rebrand itself using an old familiar name.
An appeals court decision upholds the FCC's classification of broadband as a utility. Telecoms aren't happy, but you should be.
That's the idea behind Microsoft's initiative that links Xbox consoles and Windows 10 PCs. It means players can start a game on a PC then continue playing on a console.
Siri is getting smarter on iOS and making its way to the Mac. Why sit through Apple's two-hour presentation when you can get the information in a lot less time?
The tech titan is willing to pay billions, but what will Microsoft do with the professional networking site under its wing?
Developer Nick Lee came up with a phone case that lets you interact with Android on an iPhone. It's quite the sight to see.
The new Motion Stills app acts as a virtual camera operator and can turn Apple Live Photos into animated GIFs or movie clips.
The third-largest wireless carrier in the US is getting creative to gain more customers.
A new report says Twitter is facing stiff competition by Snapchat. Meanwhile, there's a rumor that Twitter might have looked at a crazy merger plan.
Health tracking tech is one of the big trends of the Consumer Electronics Show. Fitbit Blaze got plenty of buzz, but other trackers went in a different direction -- and some you don't have to wear on the wrist at all.