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2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Toyota's Prius Prime Plug-In Hybrid Debuts At New York Auto Show

Mar 25, 2016 02:48 PM EDT

Toyota showed its dedication to its Prius lineup with the debut of the 2017 Prius Prime plug-in hybrid Wednesday at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

Samsung Gear VR

Hulu Unveils New Virtual Reality App for Samsung Gear VR; Service To Redefine Immersive Viewing?

Mar 25, 2016 10:28 AM EDT

In its first foray into the virtual reality market, streaming service Hulu has launched its first app specifically designed for the Samsung Gear VR.

Netflix

Netflix Admits To Throttling Customers' Videos; Streaming Firm Claims It’s For Customers' Own Good

Mar 25, 2016 06:38 AM EDT

Netflix announced that it has been throttling the video speeds of its customers who use AT&T and Verizon. The company maintains that it was all to protect its customers.

Disney, Coca-Cola and NFL

Georgia Anti-Gay Bill: Disney, NFL, Coca-Cola And More Speak Out Against LGBT Discrimination

Mar 24, 2016 02:07 PM EDT

Hollywood leaders, major sports organizations and Fortune 500 companies are urging Gov. Nathan Deal to veto a “religious liberty” bill that critics argue would discriminate against LGBT individuals.

Social Media

Microsoft Unleashes Millennial Twitter Chatbot; Users Teach AI To Be Racist [TWEETS]

Mar 24, 2016 05:34 AM EDT

Microsoft launched Tay, its self-learning Twitter chatbot. Thanks to internet users, Tay learned a couple questionable things within hours of her launch.

Pebble Smartwatch

Smartwatch Pioneer Pebble To Lay Off 25 Percent Of Staff Amid Financial Constraints

Mar 24, 2016 04:55 AM EDT

One of the pioneers in the smartwatch world, Pebble, announced that it will lay off a quarter of its employees as the company deals with its financial struggles.

Starbucks

Starbucks Pledges To Donate 100 Percent Of Unsold Food To Those In Need [PHOTOS]

Mar 23, 2016 01:31 PM EDT

Starbucks has pledged to donate all unsold perishable food items, like sandwiches, salads and bistro boxes, to help feed the hungry through a new program called FoodShare.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt Enters Pre-Production, GM To Begin Production At End Of 2016 [VIDEO]

Mar 23, 2016 02:10 PM EDT

General Motors has started pre-production for the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV in an effort to take on Tesla and its upcoming Model 3 in the electric car market.

Android Pay

Google To Launch Android Pay In UK Within 'Next Few Months'

Mar 23, 2016 11:52 AM EDT

After its success in the United States, Google has decided to bring its mobile payments system to the U.K. within the next few months.

Blackberry

Blackberry Disappointed As Facebook And WhatsApp Cease Support For BBOS Devices

Mar 23, 2016 10:54 AM EDT

Social media giants Facebook and WhatsApp have announced that they would be ending their support for the Blackberry 10 platform, which has disappointed the Canadian tech firm.

Nintendo

Nintendo Denies Wii U Cancellation Rumors; Says Production To Continue Beyond Next Fiscal Year

Mar 23, 2016 05:18 AM EDT

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo has expressly denied rumors that this year will see the cancellation of its current flagship console, the Wii U.

Brussels Attack

Telecom Companies Waive Call And Text Fees To Belgium After Brutal Terror Attacks

Mar 23, 2016 03:49 AM EDT

As Belgium reels after a series of brutal terror attacks, prominent telecom companies have announced that calls and texts to the beleaguered nation would be fully waived.

Google Cast

Google Rebrands Chromecast App: Vizio Releases Dedicated 4K Google Cast Compatible TVs

Mar 23, 2016 03:49 AM EDT

Google has officially rebranded the company's Chromecast App as Google Cast, as a means to further emphasize how the technology works on a variety of devices.

Amazon

Amazon Launches Cable Store, Announces Partnership With Comcast; Other Providers To Come?

Mar 22, 2016 10:28 PM EDT

Amazon and Comcast have teamed up in order to sell the cable provider's services through the e-commerce giant's online store.

Amazon

Amazon Sues Ex-Logistics Executive Over New Job At Target; E-Commerce Giant's Secrets Compromised?

Mar 22, 2016 04:21 PM EDT

Former Amazon employee Arthur Valdez, who used to work as a logistics executive for the e-commerce giant, is being sued after moving to Target.

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