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The social network packs several new features into its chatting app, including Photo Magic facial recognition. Also, learn how to change your chat colors and book an Uber ride through the app.
Changes are coming to streaming music. Spotify Party wants to be your DJ, and Pandora launches Thumbprint Radio to put your likes in one station. We also bid farewell to Rdio and Songza.
Trust your feelings and download a program to block websites with Star Wars movie spoilers. Also, you can distract yourself by playing Google's Lightsaber Escape and making Jedi-approved animated GIFs.
There are new clues on what to expect in next year's top smartphones. Reports say Apple has a team working on new screen technology. Samsung is also reportedly adding pressure sensitivity and faster charging to the Galaxy S7.
Growing safety concerns have halted some sales of the popular holiday gift. And that's not the only tech gift that comes with drama. If you get a drone, you'll have to register it with the government.
Samsung's next flagship phone may come in a few flavors, and Polaroid is said to be revealing new smartphones next month. Also: we take an early peek at Apple's Photos software.
The CEO of Twitter wants to do more to stop abuse, and the Anthem health insurance hack is an identity thief's dream. In the meantime, look forward to smart Swatches and Apple's next streaming service.
To enforce net neutrality, the chair of the FCC reveals a plan to run the Internet as a utility. Also, Android users need to be weary of adware on Google Play apps, and Instagram begins looping videos.
Reports say Google is working on its own version of Uber while Uber is mimicking Google with its own self-driving cars. Meanwhile, we wait for the Samsung Galaxy S6 to be revealed next month.
The quirky teen-centric messaging app launched its first video series, Vine makes an app just for kids, and Google Now adds card alerts for Android apps.
Social network's new app feature sends location tips to your feed using GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth beacons. Meanwhile, your home Internet broadband may not be broadband anymore.
Facebook will target users with real-time ads during the biggame and the FAA warns against flying drones near the stadium on Sunday. Perhaps the next Super Bowl will unleash drones to hunt down drones.
Data Privacy Day brings reflection on our security sins, but it's hard to find a perfect protector of data. Even Blackphone's extra-encrypted SlientText app was found with a security flaw.
Wickr disguises photos shared on Facebook, Twitter adds video and private group messaging, and police speak out against the Waze app's cop-tracking.
Television service makes an evolutionary leap with Dish's $20 monthly plan, the NFL arrives on YouTube, and Freewheel offers Wi-Fi-only cell phone service.