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Tech Bytes: Twitter Video Sharing, Taylor Swift Responds to Hack

Twitter has unveiled a new video sharing feature. Users will now be able to shoot, edit and post videos of up to 60 seconds in length right from their Twitter app. Taylor Swift has been hacked. The pop star's Twitter and Instagram accounts, which have over 70 million users, experienced a security breach on Tuesday.

  • Tech Bytes: Twitter "Recap" Feature, Funny or Die Weather App

    Twitter wants to make sure that you don't miss out on any important tweets. The new "Recap" feature will highlight some of the top posts in your newsfeed. Funny or Die, the comedy website co-founded by Will Ferrel, has launched an app that gives the forecast. It includes funny weather facts and phrases like, "The humidity of water is extremely high."

  • Tech Bytes: Microsoft Windows 10, Google to Sell Wireless

    Microsoft is unveiling its "next chapter." The software giant showed off its new Windows 10 features, which are designed to work seamlessly between PCs, phones, tablets and gaming systems. Google is reportedly going to start selling wireless service. The Internet giant is said to have struck new deals with Sprint and T-Mobile. 

  • Tech Bytes: State of the Union Tweets, 2014's Most Popular Passwords

    From the start of the President's speech to the end of the Republican response, more than 2.6 million related tweets were sent around the world. The biggest moment? The President's quip about winning both campaigns. And you may be surprised by the list of 2014's most popular user passwords.

  • Tech Bytes: Amazon to Make Feature Films, Record-Setting Drag Race

    Amazon is getting into the movie business. The company says it's going to begin creating feature films, and will be putting them online just weeks after their release in theaters. Meanwhile, the Internet is buzzing about a drag race.

  • Tech Bytes: Google Taking on Apple Pay? Internet in Outer Space

    Google may be looking to take on Apple Pay by expanding it's own digital wallet app. The company is reportedly looking to acquire Softcard, a mobile payment company. Meanwhile, the founder of Tesla hopes to launch a new Internet in outer space using hundreds of satellites that would surround the earth. 

  • Tech Bytes: Google Glass Redo, GoPro Goes Live

    Google Glass is going in for a redo. The $1,500 dollar eyewear device is being discontinued while Google develops a new, more affordable version. GoPro users will soon be able to broadcast their images live. ESPN is planning to use the new technology during the Winter X Games.

  • Tech Bytes: "Teen Drive 365," Self-Driving Cars

    Toyota put the spotlight on distracted driving at this week's Detroit Auto Show. The car maker unveiled the "Teen Drive 365," featuring the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. And Google expects self-driving cars on public roads in the next two to five years.

  • Tech Bytes: Facebook Launches Amber Alert, 3D Printed Vehicle

    Facebook has launched a new program to help locate missing children around the country. Users who are near the site of a child's abduction will now receive an Amber Alert in their newsfeed. "Local Motors" is showing off the world's first fully functional 3D printed vehicle.

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