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Facebook releases updated Messenger app for iOS, Android

Update includes ability to see which friends are currently using the standalone app, along with capability to send messages to people who are not Facebook friends.

By Nov. 13, 2013


Samsung takes step forward in $3.9B chip effort in Texas

Officials in the Lone Star state have given Samsung the green light to expand chip production lines at an investment cost of $3.9 billion.

By Dec. 20, 2012


Facebook's Messenger app: Practical is the new sexy

The app's fundamental change is a philosophy christened "mobile-to-mobile," which is meant to signify that people using Messenger are immediately available to each other.

By Oct. 29, 2013


Police: Burglar nabbed after turning on Steve Jobs' stolen Macs

The person who allegedly burglarized the home of the late Steve Jobs was apparently found when he connected the stolen Apple hardware.

By Aug. 15, 2012


Steve Jobs' Palo Alto home robbed by clueless thief

The late Apple co-founder's home was burglarized by an alleged thief who didn't even seem to know whose home he was robbing.

By Aug. 14, 2012


Rome's Colosseum is pulling a Pisa

Ancient amphitheater is leaning, authorities say, with north side more than 15 inches lower than south.

By Jul. 30, 2012


Google plans major revamp for search engine

The Web giant has been working on the "next generation of search" over the last couple of years and now it's ready to start rolling it out.

By Mar. 14, 2012


Matterport breathes life into fully immersive 3D models

Thanks to a low-cost camera and companion cloud service for snappy processing, creating models of 3D space just became a whole lot easier.

By Mar. 13, 2014


Samsung acquires Nvelo, maker of SSD tech

Nvelo's "SSD caching" systems are used in both consumer and enterprise platforms to speed up retrieval of data in devices including desktops and smartphones, from both hard drives and solid-state drives.

By Dec. 17, 2012


Independence Day 3D canned, reports say

Independence Day 3D has been cancelled, but are 3D movies still going strong? We look at what's on the horizon.

By Nov. 21, 2012