We all know Microsoft loves to compete, but often can't keep up, or else falls a few steps behind Apple or Google. Microsoft's latest contribution to the tech world also comes off as another stab at staying on top of cool apps and new-fangled tech toys. Ladies and gentlemen, Microsoft has revealed its own version of Snapchat. (RELATED: Microsoft In Talks For Store Location on Fifth Ave -- Right Next to Apple)
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An Apple shareholder filed a class action lawsuit against Apple and the Estate of Steve Jobs, accusing the tech giant of violating antitrust laws by entering into "anti-competitive, anti-solicitation" agreements with Adobe, Google, and Intel, according to a news release by Patently Apple.
We all hate that miserable feeling of lostness when our flight is cancelled and we're stuck in a foreign airport for what seems like an eternity. Now, you might be able to prevent such unpleasant experiences from happening ever again. Enter Google, the savior of us all.
London researchers are working on a way to charge your phone with sound waves, so you won't ever have to be one of those wall-huggers again. According to Science Alert, when zinc oxide nanowires are subjected to stress, they produce an electric current. This "piezoelectric effect" was first discovered by Korean researchers, who found that the nanowires respond to sound waves.
Google is spending $300 million to help build a Trans-Pacific, high speed internet cable from the U.S. To Japan, but sharks are already trying to eat through the six-fiber-pair cable. So now Google is wrapping the cable in Kevlar-like material to stop sharks from destroying their million-dollar project. (RELATED: Google Backs $300 Million Plan To Build Huge Internet Cable Connecting US, Japan)
Even though Amazon is proving itself to be the biggest kid on the block when it comes to online retailers, CEO Jeff Bezos seems to think that won't scare consumers. Amazon deals are just too good for customers to stay away, according to Bloomberg.
When you get your next tattoo, maybe you should think about getting a cool biobattery tattoo that's powered by your sweat. Sound weird? That's because it is.
State governments always seem to find creative ways to tax Americans, so why haven't they taxed us for using the Internet yet? It's because we're protected by the Internet Tax Freedom Act -- but if the Senate doesn't pass a permanent extension of the act by Nov. 1, we might see $15-$20 additions to our phone bills for Internet usage.
The smartphone "kill switch" bill just passed the California State Senate with an overwhelming majority 27-8. If signed into law, the bill will require smartphone manufacturers to install kill switches in all smartphones.
Want your own copy of the outrageously funny "Guardians of the Galaxy"? Bad news, Marvel fans. Amazon is blocking pre-orders of Disney movies because of pricing disputes with the media giant, Home Media Magazine reports.
As if receiving 1.1 million public comments wasn't enough, the Federal Communications Commission now wants to host a series of roundtable discussions on net neutrality.
Google announced its plan to back a $300 million project to build a really long, high-speed internet cable between the U.S. and Japan. The project, called FASTER, is all about improving global communications, according to NEC, an information technology company in Japan.
NASA is using 3D printers to build imaging telescopes, and it's expected to have the first fully functional, 3D-printed camera by the end of September, according to a news release.
More than 900 authors have signed a petition against Amazon's relationship habits with writers, and they're running the letter as a full-page ad in The New York Times on Sunday.
Microchip implants are coming soon, and human trials have already begun. British researcher Mark Gasson, for example, injected a microchip into his hand five years ago and has been using it ever since, according to Business Insider.
If you're walking alone at night, at least now you'll know where the creepers are. A new app, developed by two twenty-something New Yorkers, measures the sketchiness of city neighborhoods and lets you know if you're wandering into a dangerous part of town. Sound convenient?
What's the point of baby monitors? Parents always feel the need to know the moment their child wakes or makes a stir, because they're parents, and that's what parents do. But baby monitors are so '90s.
The New York Daily News is out with a new report: Microsoft is in talks to build a store on Fifth Ave -- just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Apple's glass cube of famed tech goods.
Microsoft says we're doing touchscreens wrong -- apparently we should always feel like we're pressing down keys and buttons on a keyboard. Tapping touchscreens just isn't enough.