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  • Facebook’s Internet Drone: How It Works

    (NEW YORK) — Facebook is ready to take to the sky. Mark Zuckerberg revealed the social network has completed production on Aquila, its first solar-powered drone that could one day help beam the Internet into…

  • See 1,000 musicians play Foo Fighters song at the same time

    WASHINGTON — Talk about a wall of sound — or the ultimate jam session. One thousand musicians gathered in Italy to perform the Foo Fighters’ “Learn to Fly” at the same time in an attempt…

  • Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. But Aanya’s care-free attitude dissolved into paranoia…

  • Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. But Aanya’s care-free attitude dissolved into paranoia…

  • Senators using emoticons in floor charts is now a thing

    (WASHINGTON) — The “shrug” emoticon is just a combination of punctuation marks, but for Senate Democrats like Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, it speaks volumes. Whitehouse brought a sign featuring little more than the now-universal…

  • Google+ giving up battle to top Facebook

    WASHINGTON — For all intents and purposes, Google+ has been dying as a social network for as long as it has been alive. Google launched Google+ four years ago, in an attempt to compete against…

  • Don’t LOL — Twitter is deleting stolen jokes

    WASHINGTON — Don’t you hate when you craft a witty, concise tweet and someone else copies and pastes your material and tweets it as their own? Twitter doesn’t like it, either. The micro-blogging giant periodically…

  • Your social-media presence can hurt — or help — your job chances

    WASHINGTON — We’ve all heard the stories about how what you post on social media can turn off potential employers. We don’t hear as often, however, about how it can help. CareerBuilder’s recent survey found…

  • How to use mobile pay, and why Facebook is investing in it

    WASHINGTON — It’s fast becoming the way people pay each other — for lunch, tickets, even rent. And so, many companies — including Facebook — are jumping into the mobile pay game. The next time you…

  • The Reason Behind the Subtle Facebook Icon Change

    (PALO ALTO, Calif.) — Facebook has found another way for women to lean in with a subtle redesign of its friends icons, bringing the female silhouette to the forefront. Caitlin Winner, a design manager at…

  • China mulls privacy protection, further curbs on Internet

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have proposed a sweeping but vaguely worded Internet security law that would strengthen protection of private information, ban hacking activities and also allow authorities to restrict Internet access to maintain…

  • Tinder: How to Know if That Celeb’s Profile Is the Real Deal

    (NEW YORK) — Tinder is now letting users know if that celebrity’s profile they swiped right on is the real deal or a potential catfish. The dating app announced Tuesday it will be rolling out…

  • Facebook: How to Find Out Who Unfriended You

    (NEW YORK) — First comes the sting of being unfriended on Facebook and then the curiosity of who did it. Or perhaps you look up an old friend only to find they’re no longer one…

  • #DontJudgeChallenge: Teens Protest Body Shaming Through Hashtag

    (NEW YORK) — A beauty trend is blowing up on social media where teens are posting thousands of videos with the hashtag, “dontjudgechallenge,” mocking glamour shots by intentionally making themselves look exceptionally unattractive. The hashtag…

  • Twitter Wants to Celebrate Your Birthday

    (NEW YORK) — Twitter wants to celebrate your birthday — if you’re so inclined to let the world know it’s your big day. A new option unveiled this week allows a user to share their…