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Tinder Adds Photo-Sharing Feature Called Moments

Tinder, the new dating app is adding a SnapChat like feature called Moments. Moments is a feature that lets users share annotated pictures with their matches, who can respond via chat, just like photos sent through Snapchat. “Pictures will disappear within 24 hours,” co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Sean Rad said in an interview at the company’s office. With the new tool, Tinder wants...

FAA to Consider Letting Hollywood use Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that it would consider a request by several companies to use drones for filming movies and TV shows. The FAA plans to propose a formal rule for commercial drones by the end of the year, but regulations aren’t expected to be finalized until 2015. Currently, the FAA is reviewing a request from seven aerial and photo and video production companies...

Kids React to Old Computers: Fine Bros YouTube Video Proves How Far Computers Have Come

The Fine Brothers, who have the popular series “Kids React to …” on YouTube, recently asked kids ages 6-13 to react to the Apple II. The kids first were shocked about the size of the Apple II computer. Then they struggled to turn it on, tapping on the monitor and waiting for it to do something, until the moderator informed them that the power button was on the back. They then learned...

You Can Now Text 911 in Emergencies

Sometimes calling 911 is not an option; example, having a burglar in your house. That is about to change. You can now text 911 in select areas. All four major U.S. carriers, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, have begun to offer text-to-911. A fact sheet provided by the Federal Communications Commission offers a detailed breakdown where the service is available, as well as what platform is used...

Flappy Bird Game is Coming Back in August with Multiplayer

Flappy Bird will be making a come back in August. Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen told CNBC on Wednesday that the new app will include multi-player capabilities and be less addictive. It’s unclear if the new Flappy Bird game will be an update for the old copy, or an entirely new download. At the peak of his success, Nguyen said he was earning $50,000 a day from the game. The app had more than 50...

Amazon Sunday Delivery Expands to 15 Additional Cities

Amazon is expanding their delivery service on Sunday’s in 15 cities in addition to Los Angeles and New York where Sunday delivery was launched in November 2013. To participate, one must be an Amazon Prime subscriber, which costs $99 per year. Members can place the Sunday order as late as Friday. The packages will be delivered by the United States Postal Service. Amazon said millions of packages...

Kids React to Rotary Phones: Fine Bros YouTube Video Proves Technology Changes Fast

Do you remember rotary phones? Dialing the telephone number by turning the dial, but first having to wait for the dial tone to make your call. Then if you got a busy signal, you’d hang up and have to try later. There was no call waiting. Let alone, no texting. Rotary dial designs dominated phone technology throughout the 20th century. Introduced in 1949, the classic Western Electric Model 500...

Fitbit Force Recalled Due to Users Developing Skin Rash

Fitbit is issuing a recall for their Force health tracker wrist band product due to the number of users complaining that tracker gave them a skin rash. The Force is an upgraded version of Fitbit’s popular Flex band and was released in October 2013. However, as early as the end of 2013, users began reporting rashes and complaining to Fitbit. Fitbit issued a statement saying, “From the beginning,...

Apple Releases iOS 7.0.6 Update

Apple issued an iOS 7.0.6 update on Friday morning to resolve a minor issue with SSL connection verification. The new update is available by accessing the Software Update option in the native Settings application on a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The security update can also be installed by connecting a device to a Mac or PC and downloading iOS 7.0.6 through iTunes. If you want to download...

Taco Bell Introducing App for Mobile Ordering

Taco Bell will be testing a mobile phone-based ordering system at five Southern California locations later this year and plans to expand nationwide by the end of the year. Taco Bell began developing the app that allows you to order ahead using smartphones about two and a half years ago, but just recently conducted a controlled beta test in five restaurant in Orange County. In a few weeks, the test...