Facebook turns off facial recognition in Europe

Facebook has shuttered its facial recognition feature in Europe, following last year's report from the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

Qualcomm revamps Vellamo benchmark app

Popular Android app revamped with new UI and benchmarks.

Iran moves to block Google, plans its own private web

Iran is in the process of blocking access to Google search, Gmail and YouTube, saying it plans to introduce its own 'domestic internet'.

A closer look at Remote Phone Tools for Android

I know more than a few people who are completely obsessed with keeping an eye on their smartphones.

Conversational robots close to reality

In just two or three years, computers and robots could be having meaningful conversations with human beings,  say University of Aberdeen scientists.

Single Facebook message boosts election turnout

About a third of a million more Americans showed up at the ballot box in 2010 because of a single Facebook message on election day, say researchers at the University of California, San Diego.

Latest Apple iTunes targets the Cloud

Apple has rolled out its new iTunes app for both the Mac and PC. 



Zuckerberg pledges mobile future

Mark Zuckerberg says he's not at all happy about Facebook's share price, but believes the company's got a big future in the mobile arena.

Google Drive updated for Android & iOS



Mountain View has rolled out an updated version of its Google Drive that offers new features for both iOS and Android devices.

NFL Game Rewind hits Android tablets

NFL aficionados know sports fans don't always agree with every play called on the field and often want to more closely examine specific plays. 

Facebook aims to eliminate fake 'Likes'

Facebook's cracking down on fake 'Likes', with an update to its system designed to automatically detect and remove them.

European launch for Amazon Appstore - and Kindle Fire too?

Amazon's Appstore is launching in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, in what's a pretty strong hint that the Kindle Fire will soon make it to Europe too.

Flashing your Android device and more



There are many tools available for both devs and modders to help customize Google’s versatile Android operating system.

Windows 8 pricing still sketchy

For the first time, we are still relatively in the dark when it comes to the new Windows platform's pricing model.

Major Pandora update for Android goes live

Pandora has rolled out a major upgrade for the mobile Android version of its streaming online radio app.

OoVoo brings four-way video chatting to iOS and Android

OoVoo - a social video chat provider that claims 54 million subscribers - has updated its Android and iOS apps to support four-way video chats and text conversations with up to 12 people.

$15 Windows 8 upgrade - order yours now

Microsoft has begun taking orders for the new version of Windows.

OnLive reboots after mass layoffs


OnLive is in the process of rebooting after laying off most of its staff and forming a new venture in the context of an acquisition backed by "substantial" funding.

Google offers $2 million bounty for Chrome hacks

Google has long offered a bug bounty to developers, security specialists and hackers who managed to identify security vulnerabilities in its software.

Elite Kernel hits the Nexus 7 afterburners

Perhaps one of Google Android's top features is the operating system's open nature, which allows the developer community to code a never-ending stream of mods, hacks and tweaks.