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Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 09:20 PM EDT

Twitter Removes Username From 140-Character Count in Replies

Twitter Removes Username From 140-Character Count in Replies

Twitter has found more creative ways to ease its 140-character limit without officially raising it. Now, the company says that when you reply to someone — or to a group — usernames will no longer count...

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 01:42 PM EDT

Imagining a Martian Menu, Scientists Are Serving Up Spuds

Imagining a Martian Menu, Scientists Are Serving Up Spuds

Could potatoes one day support human life on Mars? Scientists in Peru have used a simulator that mimics the harsh conditions on the Red Planet to successfully grow a small potato plant. It's an experiment...

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 10:23 AM EDT

Here's What Gets Left Behind in Uber Cabs Most Often

Here's What Gets Left Behind in Uber Cabs Most Often

The most forgetful American Uber users are found on either coast, the company said Wednesday, and they leave behind some weird things. Los Angeles and New York City are the two most forgetful cities in...

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 08:25 PM EDT

SpaceX Successfully Launches Its First Recycled Rocket

SpaceX Successfully Launches Its First Recycled Rocket

SpaceX successfully launched its first recycled rocket Thursday, the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights. The Falcon 9 blasted off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center, hoisting...

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 03:20 PM EDT

Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung unveiled its latest smartphones, the Galaxy 8 and 8+, at an event in New York City on Wednesday.  This is Samsung's first major phone release since issues with battery fires forced the company to...

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 02:51 PM EDT

Windows Update Will Bring 3-D, Game Tools, Doodling

Windows Update Will Bring 3-D, Game Tools, Doodling

A major update to Microsoft's Windows 10 system will start reaching consumers and businesses on April 11, offering 3-D drawing tools, game-broadcasting capabilities and better ways to manage your web browsing....

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 03:34 PM EDT

Samsung's New Phone Aims to Dispel the Note 7 Debacle

Samsung's New Phone Aims to Dispel the Note 7 Debacle

Samsung seems to be playing it safe —at least with its battery — as it unveils its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7. The Galaxy S8 will come in two sizes, both bigger...

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 12:12 PM EDT

What the Death of Broadband Privacy Rules Means

What the Death of Broadband Privacy Rules Means

Now that both houses of Congress have voted to block Obama-era broadband privacy rules , what does that mean for you? In the short term, not so much. The rules, which would have put tough restrictions on...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:10 PM EDT

Facebook's New Update Brings Some Snapchat-Like Features

Facebook's New Update Brings Some Snapchat-Like Features

Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let your camera "do the talking" as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text. Facebook is...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 01:17 PM EDT

Waze Gets Into the Order-Ahead Business With Dunkin' Donuts

Waze Gets Into the Order-Ahead Business With Dunkin' Donuts

Waze's traffic navigation app already shows ads prodding drivers to swing by fast-food joints like Dunkin' Donuts and Taco Bell. Now it's adding a new item to its menu — the ability to place orders at some...

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