A new feature has just launched for Google’s social networking service Google+ that allows you to restrict your posts based on your audience’s age or location. This way, you can set filters for the content you create to make sure it’s not viewable by children, or that you can share your Google+ posts to your peers without the peering eyes of parents. Businesses can also use the new feature to restrict content based on where they want promotions to happen.
It looks like Microsoft’s new OS will be called Windows 10. Who’d have thunk it? Read on for Engadget’s news highlights from the last 24 hours — we go hands-on with Here maps for Android, break down Facebook’s battle with drag queens and more.
The Simpsons opened its 26th season with this surprisingly bizarre couch gag. Oscar-nominated animator and filmmaker Don Hertzfeldt asked himself what the Simpsons will look like in a very distant future. Well, this is what he came up with:
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users will soon be able to use Siri to access credit cards stored in the Passbook app, if the beta version of iOS 8.1 is any indicator. We’ve already seen the Apple Pay privacy statement and other asssets pointing to this release being the one that enables the payment system […] http://ift.tt/eA8V8J
An individual who flew to the U.S. from Liberia earlier this month has been diagnosed with Ebola in Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed today. The case marks the first time the disease has been diagnosed in this country.
I understand the historical reasons why old presidents are portrayed in the US bills. But the fact that George W. Bush has more chances to be in one of them than Warhol or Jimmy Hendrix is something I don’t get—considering the impact they had in the society at large.
wabrandsma sends this article from New Scientist: Hong Kong’s mass protest is networked. Activists are relying on a free app that can send messages without any cellphone connection. Since the pro-democracy protests turned ugly over the weekend, many worry that the Chinese government would block local phone networks. In response, activists have turned to the FireChat app to send supportive messages and share the latest news. On Sunday alone, the app was downloaded more than 100,000 times in Hong Kong, its developers said. FireChat relies on "mesh networking," a technique that allows data to zip directly from one phone to another via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Ordinarily, if two people want to communicate this way, they need to be fairly close together. But as more people join in, the network grows and messages can travel further. Mesh networks can be useful for people who are caught in natural disasters or, like those in Hong Kong, protesting under tricky conditions. FireChat came in handy for protesters in Taiwan and Iraq this year."
Timothy Lord met Joey Hudy at an Intel Dev Forum. Joey is possibly the youngest intern Intel has ever hired, but he’s made a big splash in the ‘Maker world’, so having him around is probably worth it for the PR value alone. Joey is obviously pretty bright — he’s been called one of the 10 smartest kids in the world — but let’s face it: he’s had a lot of luck to help him along. Let’s face it: Not many high school kids get invited to White House science fairs and demonstrate their air cannons to the president. (Alternate Video Link)
The Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator unveiled their latest cohort today in New York, with companies launching services for everyone from chief executives on the go to college kids looking for the meaning behind their messages to a subscription based perfume service to give women and men new scents to make great memories. Behind the glass and steel walls of the Frank Gehry-designed… Read More