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Oct 2, 2015

People-rating app gets its own bad reviews

Creators of an app that will let people assign ratings to people they know vowed to go ahead with a planned launch next month despite online outrage at the idea. Peeple has been likened by critics and supporters alike as a Yelp-style review service ...

Sep 30, 2015

Twitter may expand 140-character limit with new product

Twitter is finally waking up to the idea that some things just cannot be summed up in 140 characters. The micro-blogging website operator is working on a new product that will allow users to share tweets longer than 140 characters, technology website Re/code reported ...

Robot revolution rises in China factories

Sep 27, 2015

Robot revolution rises in China factories


In China’s factories, the robots are rising. For decades, manufacturers employed young migrant workers from the countryside to work at countless factories in coastal provinces, churning out cheap toys, clothing and electronics that helped power the country’s economic ascent. Now factories are rapidly replacing ...

Connected cars draw the attention of hackers

Sep 20, 2015

Connected cars draw the attention of hackers

The connected car may be catching everyone’s imagination at this year’s IAA auto show. But the new technology also brings with it new dangers, such as hacking. Carmakers at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which opened its doors to the general public Saturday, are keen ...

Amazon in new gadget offensive, led by $50 tablet

Sep 18, 2015

Amazon in new gadget offensive, led by $50 tablet

Amazon unveiled a major home electronics push Thursday, led by a $50 tablet computer and other devices aimed at budget-conscious, gadget-hungry consumers. The low-cost, seven-inch (18-centimeter) Fire tablet is part of an upgraded line being launched by the online retail giant, along with updated ...

Sep 16, 2015

Facebook ready to test button that goes beyond 'like'

Facebook may finally be getting a button that lets you quickly express something beyond a “like.” Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that people have been asking for a “dislike” button on the social media site for years. Speaking at an event at ...