Facebook gets 1 billion users in a day: site becomes bigger than almost every country

One billion people use Facebook in just one day — making it far bigger than most countries, and easily the most used technology product on Earth.

3 hours ago from The Independent

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Instagram pictures stop being square, as app introduces long and wide images and videos

Instagram will now let people post long and wide pictures — potentially bringing to an end the square images and videos that the site has become known for.

2 hours ago from The Independent

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Sprint offers DirecTV customers free year of phone service

Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company's new owner, AT&T.

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Facebook M: site launches robot virtual assistant for people to chat to and buy things from

Facebook has revealed a new artificial intelligence robot, which sits in Messenger and chats to people and helps them buy things.

Thu 27 Aug 15 from The Independent

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Apple iPhone 6s launch date: new phone and Apple TV set to be released on September 9

Apple has announced the date of its next event, where it is expected to unveil the next iPhone and a range of other hardware.

21 hours ago from The Independent

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Tesla car gets best-ever rating from Consumer Reports

A new Tesla electric car has earned the best-ever vehicle rating from Consumer Reports, sending shares of the automaker racing higher Thursday.

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Apple event set for Sept 9 in San Francisco

Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to a Sept. 9 media event, hinting that Siri virtual assistant software in its mobile devices will play a role.

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Valve/HTC Vive VR headset only doing a "limited" launch in 2015

"Larger quantities" won't be ready for consumers until early 2016.

55 minutes ago from Arstechnica

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Google says EU anti-trust accusations 'wrong'

US Internet search giant Google on Thursday said accusations by EU anti-trust regulators that it illegally abuses its market dominance "are wrong", in its first formal reaction to allegations ...

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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