Facebook Buys A Virtual World

Today, in a somewhat surprising move, Facebook purchased virtual reality company Oculus VR. The buy elicited visceral reactions from people dismayed that Oculus sold out so early to snarky comments about what Facebook might do with it. First of all, any talk about the Facebook news feed appearing in virtual…

Posted on: March 27, 2014 5:00 pm

Twitter adds photo tagging and collages

By Heather Kelly, CNNupdated 9:32 AM EDT, Thu March 27, 2014 | Filed under: Social Media To tag someone in a photo in Twitter, tap on "Who’s in this photo?" and start naming names. STORY HIGHLIGHTSTwitter has added the ability to tag people in photosThe feature is already very familiar to Facebook users, who…

Posted on: March 27, 2014 12:00 pm

Microsoft’s Office Suite Finally Coming to iPad, Maybe Too Late

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Posted on: March 27, 2014 12:00 pm

Hear the All-Robot Band That’s Releasing Its First Album

The Z-Machines, a three-robot band with more fingers and drumsticks than 27 human band members, is dropping its first album April 8. Believe it or not, the music isn’t completely terrible. The Z-Machines perform at their first concert in 2013, and will release their first album in April. (Image via Zima) Z-Machines is…

Posted on: March 27, 2014 7:00 am

Pingy School in Basking Ridge’s robotics team wins First Robotics Competition

For the first time in Pingry history, the Robotics team FRC 2577 won a district competition, emerging victorious in an Alliance with Team 75 from Hillsborough and Team 56 from Bound Brook at the Mid-Atlantic Robotics FIRST Robotics Competition at Mt. Olive High School in early March. This district competition Robotics is part…

Posted on: March 27, 2014 7:00 am

Wonderful iOS 7 Glitch Lets You Hide Useless Apps

It’s not often that you read the words "fun" and "glitch" in the same sentence, but a newly discovered glitch in the recently updated software for iPhones and iPads is actually pretty fun. Apple’s phones or tablets come with certain built-in apps, including rarely used programs like Stocks and Newsstand….

Posted on: March 26, 2014 5:00 pm

Google Wearables 2.0: How Android Wear breaks from Glass

Motorola Wearable tech has been a big, messy patch of tech wilderness. Then along came Google, announcing Android Wear and a future developer SDK. Google’s not the first major company to enter wearables (Samsung, Sony), but this is a big moment nonetheless. It’s the first time any software manufacturer has…

Posted on: March 26, 2014 5:00 pm

BlackBerry’s enterprise offering wins US security clearance

TORONTO (Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd has received a coveted security clearance that paves the way for U.S. government agencies to use its systems to manage and secure Android- and iOS-powered devices operating on their internal networks, the smartphone maker said on Wednesday. The company’s Secure Work Space offering now…

Posted on: March 26, 2014 5:00 pm

HTC debuts flagship smartphone in race against Samsung

LONDON (Reuters) – Taiwan’s HTC Corp unveiled a new flagship smartphone on Tuesday, an upgrade to the award-winning HTC One that it hopes will claw back some of the market share lost to Samsung. The HTC One M8 has a 5-inch display, slightly larger than its predecessor, as well as…

Posted on: March 26, 2014 5:00 pm

Comcast’s WiFi network growing

Comcast said it has grown its network of Xfinity WiFi hotspots in New England to more than 300,000. The hotspots allow Comcast subscribers to access the Internet from other locations by typing in their log-in credentials on a computer or mobile device. The service means customers don’t have to consume data…

Posted on: March 25, 2014 12:00 pm