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Facebook’s year in review: Crisis makes conversation

Terrorist attacks, earthquakes, and racial tension make Facebook’s list of most-discussed topics.

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Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant launches on iPhone and Android

Cortana heads to iOS and Android as a companion for Windows 10 PCs.

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Chronological chaos: Twitter experiments with out-of-order timelines

The Facebooking of Twitter could intensify if reverse-chronology goes away.

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Dropbox to shutter Mailbox email and Carousel photo apps

Dropbox is shutting down its Mailbox email and Carousel photo apps, ending the strategy for killer cloud-enabled consumer apps.

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Apple TV gets an app for over-the-air channels (with the right hardware)

HDHomeRun tuner support comes to Apple TV through third-party Channels app.

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Ford software update puts a Siri button in millions of cars

Ford Sync vehicles from 2011 onward now have a Siri button.

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SnapPower Charger review: Quickly add one USB charging port to almost any outlet

It's much less expensive and a whole lot easier to install than other solutions we've tried.

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Apple buys Faceshift, a motion capture company

Apple acquires Faceshift, whose technology will appear in the new Star Wars movie.

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T-Mobile gives existing customers 3 months of unlimited LTE, with one catch

T-Mobile subscribers are getting three months of unlimited LTE data--with the exception of HD streaming video.

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Fitbit adds automatic exercise tracking for Surge and Charge HR

Forgetting to enter exercise mode is no longer an issue for the Fitbit Charge HR and Surge.

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Rhapsody music streaming gets a car mode to keep you from veering into traffic

Rhapsody's auto mode provides big buttons and quick playlists to help keep eyes on the road.

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Yahoo Mail begins blocking users with ad block enabled

Yahoo Mail may show error messages to Adblock Plus users in Chrome and Firefox.

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Uber’s Business Profiles make it easier to expense a ride

Uber's new Business Profiles let users pay with a separate credit card and generate expense reports.

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Apple Pencil teardown reveals tiny logic board, pressure-sensitive trickery

iFixit draws a clearer picture of the Apple Pencil's inner workings.

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Sprint’s compelling new promo: Switch from another carrier, cut your bill in half

Switch to Sprint from another major carrier, and it'll cut your bill in half for two years.