Facebook's iOS app gets stickers, Chat Heads

The social network gives iPhone users a way to use certain Home features, Google sidesteps ads in Glass, and CNET looks at how tech was used to communicate after Boston Marathon explosions.

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In this tech roundup, Google reveals the technical specs for Google Glass , and we also learn that it won't display ads in your eye (at least for now).

Only a select group gets the chance to buy this early version of Google Glass, but here's something Android fans can order now: The Samsung Galaxy S4. Preorders have begun for the smartphone at AT&T and U.S. Cellular, and the phones will ship on April 30 .

Facebook found a way to bring Chat Heads to the iPhone , but it only works within the app. Facebook also launched a messaging feature called stickers, which are oversized cartoons to represent emotions. Only iOS users can send a sticker, but any user can receive one.

And Update ends with a look at the role of technology in communications following the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Police turned to Twitter for tips, crowdsourced videos could help investigators , and cell networks went down due to high traffic.

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