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In Pictures: 7 things we hate about Twitter

You probably either love Twitter for its quirkiness and brevity or see it as a pointless waste of time. After nearly a decade on the social scene, Twitter still needs to improve its user experience and fill in notable gaps in the service. These seven problems are long overdue for a fix.

Supreme Court justices hold stock in tech vendors, other firms

Two U.S. Supreme Court justices owned stock in tech vendors or other companies that filed briefs in cases under review by the high court in the past year, a watchdog group said Thursday.

By Grant Gross | 03 July, 2015 07:00

Tags: business issues, Stephen Breyer, time warner, legal, Fix the Court, Gabe Roth, government, Samuel Alito, Hewlett-Packard, U.S. Supreme Court, emc, John Roberts

There's even an app for dogs and cats scared of fireworks

Fireworks and other loud noises account for nearly 20% of missing pets, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

By Matt Hamblen | 03 July, 2015 06:01

Tags: ASPCA, mobile, mobile apps

Microsoft confirms 'waves' roll-out of Windows 10

Microsoft today confirmed that it would roll out the free upgrades to Windows 10 later this month in several "waves," with beta testers getting first dibs on the OS.

By Gregg Keizer | 03 July, 2015 05:11

Tags: myer, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

How Instagram spots a trend

With a user base of over 200 million people, who collectively post 70 million new photographs and short videos a day, Instagram provides a timely view of events around the world that people are interested in. But how does the service spot emerging trends while they are still on the rise?

By Joab Jackson | 03 July, 2015 04:42

Tags: Development tools, application development, Instagram, software

Longtime Microsoft partner Yahoo tests search with Google

Just months after Yahoo extended its long-term search agreement with Microsoft, Yahoo is testing a search partnership with Google.

By Sharon Gaudin | 03 July, 2015 04:41

Tags: search, Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, computerworld, bing, internet, search engines

Third build of Windows 10 in one week a sign of OS stability

Microsoft gave early testers of Windows 10 a little surprise in the run-up to the Fourth of July holiday in the U.S. by releasing a yet another new build of its upcoming operating system to the public.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 03 July, 2015 04:35

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

GM to offer teen driver tracking to parents

GM has announced that it will be offering a way for parents to track their teens' driving behavior in order to help cut down on accidents.

By Lucas Mearian | 03 July, 2015 03:54

Tags: popular science, emerging technology, Car Tech, Chevrolet

Scott McNealy sees gold in the hills of social data

It's coming up on four years since ex-Sun CEO Scott McNealy launched Wayin, but the startup today bears little resemblance to its original self.

By Katherine Noyes | 03 July, 2015 02:53

Tags: analytics, Internet-based applications and services, applications, Sun Microsystems, data mining, software, social media, internet

Sprint drops 600 Kbps video-streaming limit after outcry

Sprint this week quickly reversed plans to impose a 600 Kbps limit on streaming video as part of a promotion called "All-In" that charges $80 a month for unlimited talk, text and high-speed data.

By Matt Hamblen | 03 July, 2015 02:18

Tags: sprint, wireless carriers, Carriers, telecommunication, Federal Communications Commission

Bevy of cheap LTE smartphones on the way, Qualcomm says

The Snapdragon 210 processor, which is meant to open the door for sub-$100 LTE smartphones, is off to a slow start. But that is about to change, according to Qualcomm.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 03 July, 2015 02:12

Tags: Alcatel One Touch, ZTE, qualcomm, Components, processors

Config error at Boston-area hosting company takes down Reddit, others

A Boston-area hosting provider briefly knocked several large services and websites dependent on Amazon and AWS offline on Tuesday night, thanks to a configuration error.

By Jon Gold | 03 July, 2015 00:47

Tags: reddit, yelp, Networking, wireless, Experian, LAN, Jobvite, twitter, netflix, cloud computing, internet, LAN & WAN

Intel shuffles ranks, President Renée James to exit

Intel president Renée James will step down in order to pursue a CEO role at another company, the chip giant announced on Thursday.

By Katherine Noyes | 03 July, 2015 00:34

Tags: business issues, personnel, intel, restructuring

Toyota, Nissan and Honda to back hydrogen fuel cell infrastructure

Toyota, Nissan and Honda today announced they will increase efforts to produce more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and said they will work together to build more fueling stations to support them.

By Lucas Mearian | 03 July, 2015 00:20

Tags: nissan, Honda, sustainable IT, environment

Attackers abuse legacy routing protocol to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks

Servers could be haunted by a ghost from the 1980s, as hackers have started abusing an obsolete routing protocol to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks.

By Lucian Constantin | 02 July, 2015 23:35

Tags: akamai, security

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