Mailbox for Android, Carousel and More: Everything Dropbox Announced on Wednesday

Touting 275 million users, Dropbox on Wednesday debuted a set of productivity tools to help users work more efficiently, including Mailbox for Android, a standalone photo app Carousel, and collaborative editing features. “What makes me so happy is this family just got a lot bigger,” CEO Drew Houston said. About a year after beloved iOS … Continue reading

Does Your Country Censor Your Facebook News Feed?

Facebook on Friday released its second global government transparency report, covering the period between July and December of last year. Apart from the regular numbers pertaining to government requests for user data, the social network is now – for the first time – revealing how often countries have restricted or had content removed from the … Continue reading

Amazon UK Workers Petition for Better Working Environment

An online campaign asking Amazon’s chief executive, Jeff Bezos, to pay the agency staff working for Amazon UK the living wage has received more than 40,000 signatories in two days. Launched on Change.org, the petition featured an image of workers in a warehouse with the caption, “Amazon UK: all we want for Christmas is a … Continue reading

Dell Officially Goes Private Under Michael Dell, Silver Lake Partners

Dell announced on Tuesday the completion of its acquisition by Michael Dell, Dell’s Founder, Chairman and CEO, and Silver Lake Partners, a leading global technology investment firm. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Dell stockholders will receive $13.75 in cash for each share of Dell common stock they hold, plus payment of a special … Continue reading

Yahoo Creates Wish List For Your Desired User Names

If you’re itching to shed that old, embarrassing Yahoo username in favor of something a little more age appropriate, we’ve got good news. Mayer and Co. have just opened up a wish list to request inactive usernames. Plug in your five moniker requests (in order of preference) by August 7th, and if you’re first in … Continue reading

Study: One of the Best AI Systems is as Smart as a 4-Year-Old

Artificial and natural knowledge researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have IQ-tested one of the best available artificial intelligence systems to see how intelligent it really is. Turns out-it’s about as smart as the average 4-year-old, they will report July 17 at the U.S. Artificial Intelligence Conference in Bellevue, Wash. The UIC team … Continue reading

Google Street View Climbs the Eiffel Tower

Google has extended its Street View imagery to the top two viewing decks of the Eiffel Tower for the very first time, giving users a breathtaking view of the Parisian skyline from the famous French monument. The Eiffel Tower is the most visited monument globally – some 7 million people visit and ascend the monument … Continue reading

The Copycat Culture of Tech Hits the Mobile World in Full Force

Tech culture is a funny thing. If you track tech news, releases and new ideas closely enough, you’ll notice there’s a very apparent trend that pops up all the time: Some company has a truly original idea. Every competing company copies that idea. It’s funny and sad at the same time, and it’s the same … Continue reading

Does Anybody Really Care About Egypt?

It’s far from a scientific sample, but I noticed a lot of people in my Twitter feed over the past few weeks lamenting a lack of thorough media coverage surrounding the political crisis in Egypt. Certainly, when the George Zimmerman trial reached its apex, one might have assumed things in Egypt had reached a peaceful … Continue reading

Vatican: Following the Pope on Twitter Means Less Time in Purgatory

The Vatican has taken another step in its efforts to embrace social media by offering “indulgences” to followers of Pope Francis’ (@Pontifex) Twitter account. Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reports that the church will reduce the time Catholics have to spend in purgatory if they follow official Vatican events on TV, radio, and through social … Continue reading

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