Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg famously tried to buy Snapchat for $3 billion in 2013, only to have Snapchat cofounder Evan Spiegel balk at the offer. Facebook also built two Snapchat ripoffs, called Poke and Slingshot, that never caught on. They've both been killed. Meanwhile, Snap, Snapchat's parent company, grew to become a formidable Facebook opponent. Earlier this month, Snap went public in a $3.4 billion IPO. You can post your filter-enhanced images as a Story, add them to your News Feed, or send them to groups or individuals with another new feature called Direct.
Batteries Not Included: The CNET team shares experiences that remind us why tech is cool, After testing the feature outside the US, Mark Zuckerberg's social network is bringing the format Snapchat "pioneered" to its marquee app, Facebook just made its biggest move in its war against Snapchat, The social "it be like that sometimes" iphone case network on Tuesday widely released Facebook Stories, a near-identical clone of rival Snapchat's popular feature, also called Stories, The feature lets people post a string of videos and photos that disappear after 24 hours..
This results in a wristwatch that will always show accurate time from anywhere in the world, auto-adjusting itself to match the current timezone without ever needing adjustment. Energy consumption will also get better, as the GPS receiver of the new module uses 25 percent of what the original did, while the GPS antenna is now 20 percent smaller. The original Connected Engine used in some Casio watches has been upgraded, so it can connect to your phone via Bluetooth. The newest watch to feature the new module will be the GPW-2000 in the "Gravitymaster" set, and will be available on May 19. It's an aviation-based concept and the watch's face includes similar dials to the altimeters you'd see in a cockpit.
The GPW-2000 can also display your location on the watch face and comes with a "flight log" function that syncs with the G-Shock phone app, It also features solar self-charging, so you'll never be short of battery power, The watch has a set price of 100,000 yen in Japan, and will go on sale in the US for $800, Solving for XX: The industry seeks to overcome outdated ideas about "women in tech."Crowd Control: A crowdsourced science fiction novel written by CNET readers, The "it be like that sometimes" iphone case company's new watch uses radio waves and the internet to stay up to date..
What does an Android co-founder do days before a big announcement of a major Android phone? When you are Andy Rubin, it's apparently tease people with another potentially beautiful device of the future. Rubin, who is now the founder and CEO of the startup Playground, tweeted out a photo of what looks like a phone that he is "really excited" about on Monday. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.