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7 Silicon Valley CEOs weigh in on Microsoft and the HoloLens

January 24, 2015
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Microsoft gave the public a compelling glimpse of the future when it trotted out the HoloLens, an augmented-reality headset along with the Windows Holographic platform, at its Windows 10 launch event on Wednesday. But the event made headlines for other reasons, too. As part of its vision of having “universal apps,” Microsoft unveiled versions...

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Twitter officially adds Bing tweet translator to website and mobile

January 23, 2015
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Twitter has officially added its Bing-powered translation feature to its web and mobile apps. Twitter has been experimenting with the tool for some time, but now it seems as though it's here to stay. The translation feature is now part of the social network's website, and also works on iOS, Android and TweetDeck. It...

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Twitter’s password-killing tool is now available on the web

January 22, 2015
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Twitter rolled out the web version of Digits, the company's tool to help kill the password, to developers Wednesday. Digits is one element of Twitter Fabric, the new suite of tools for developers the social network rolled out last year during its Flight Developer Conference. Digits replaces passwords with mobile phone numbers with the...

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Create your dream gadget for our Vine Challenge

January 21, 2015
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Between touch-screen laptops, sleep-tracking bracelets and wireless headphones, it's safe to say that most of our everyday needs are taken care of. Information comes with a touch of a button and interaction is as easy as Siri But what if our gadgets could do even more? Say our smartphones held the power of teleportation,...

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11 on-point reactions to Microsoft HoloLens on Twitter

January 21, 2015
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The future, as predicted by 1989 Marty McFly Jr., is now Microsoft unveiled the HoloLens at its event on Wednesday, the company's first holographic headset. Unsurprisingly, people are losing their minds over the thought of poking fake buttons no one else can see while wearing a headset that looks like your grandma's oversized wraparound...

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Tweet your way to Texas with the SXSW My Way contest

January 19, 2015
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Film, music and tech fanatics know that Austin gets a whole lot louder in March. With South by Southwest fast approaching, creative individuals and their companies are kickstarting the year with big plans for the festival. A springboard for the "next big thing," SXSW embodies the innovative and creative spirit in film, music and...

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9 things you need to quit crowdsourcing on Facebook

January 19, 2015
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Zuck might have got away with crowdsourcing his New Year's resolution on Facebook, but us mere mortals have to be a bit more careful when it comes to soliciting our online buddies To avoid boring your friends to tears, looking lazy or desperate, or even worse, putting your security at risk, we suggest following...

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Pope announces start of World War III in media Twitter hack

January 16, 2015
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The Twitter accounts of United Press International and the New York Post were hacked on Friday afternoon, tweeting that the U.S. and China had begun a war at sea, and that Pope Francis had announced the start of World War III. See also: Obama: Military Twitter hack shows importance of cybersecurity "BREAKING: Chinese anti-ship...

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3 simple tips for winning the hearts of an online community

January 16, 2015
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This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations. We often hear that success in social media lies in empowering consumers to create content about your brand. But as marketers, we typically view giving up control as incredibly risky. What...

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Sharing your first profile photo is Facebook’s embarrassing new trend

January 16, 2015
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2014 had the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; 2015 has this: Posting your first Facebook photo. The latest viral trend makes every day #TBT. It requires folks to post their first Facebook profile photos, and then nominate others to do the same. Unlike the Ice Bucket Challenge, however, the trend isn't making the rounds in...

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