Technology

Instagram launches ‘Stories’ – Snapchat-like disappearing slideshows

Snapchat has Stories and now Instagram announced a similar feature of its own, called—wait for it—Stories. Basically a slideshow format designed for sharing multiple photos and videos, Stories appear on user profiles and, similar to ephemeral messaging services, automatically disappear 24 hours after being posted on the service. This cool new feature will be rolling out globally over the next few weeks …

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Twitter announces it will stop counting ‘media’ and ‘@names’ within 140 character limit

In perhaps the biggest change to its service since its inception, Twitter on Tuesday announced a bunch of changes meant to distance itself from the controversial 140-character-per-tweet rule. As previously rumored, media links generated by attaching photos, animated GIFs, videos, polls, quoted tweets and direct messages—along with @names in replies—will no longer count toward the limit. Other changes include the …

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Gmail, Microsoft, and Yahoo hack exposes millions of login credentials

The usernames and passwords for over 270 million hacked email accounts are being traded on Russia’s black market. One security expert warns that while most of them are Mail.ru accounts for Russia’s most popular email service, tens of millions of them belong to Gmail, Microsoft, and Yahoo Mail users. “It is one of the biggest stashes of stolen credentials to …

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The World’s First 3D Tracker

Anyone that has been trying to lose weight or stay “fit” understands the cruelty of a raw mirror or the painful result of standing on a scale. Studies show there are different and more improved ways to track body fat percentages.  On Thursday, April 14, Naked Lab announced their new release of “the world’s first 3D tracker”, a body scanner …

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Facebook updates the Like button to offer five new ways to respond to a post

Facebook on Wednesday announced a move that has been long in the making: the company is extending the functionality of its ubiquitous Like button with six different reactions that help describe users’ mood and express how something they see in the News Feed makes them feel. Available to all users globally across all mobile and desktop platforms, the six new reactions—Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad or Angry—can …

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