Nearly 1/3 people use Facebook while driving

Nearly 1/3 people use Facebook while driving

AT&T commissioned Braun Research poll finds nearly 1 out of every 3 people use Facebook while driving. Driving their automobile. On the road, in the United States, where you live. The study was done by poll, asking 2,067 in the United States aged between 16-65 who use their smartphone at least once a day AND drive at least once a day a number of questions. What was found was a bit shocking, to say the least. Not only do a lot of people drive while using their phone, a lot of those people do some pretty involved things on their phone whilst driving.

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Layout from Instagram arrives on Android

Layout from Instagram arrives on Android

Instagram introduced its “Layout” collage photo app for iOS back in late March, and now Android users are finally able to enjoy it. As of today, Android users can download Layout from the Google Play Store and remix their photos into collages of various sizes and arrangements (up to 9 photos). In order to use it, though, you’ll need to be running Android 4.1 or higher. It’s not required to sign up or have an account to use the app, however.

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1925 Bugatti Brescia is one of 12 and will be auctioned soon

1925 Bugatti Brescia is one of 12 and will be auctioned soon

Sometimes treasures are hiding in plain sight. Such was the case for one 1925 Bugatti Brescia automobile, which spent 40 years tucked away safely -- and untouched -- in an old barn in France. Eventually it was discovered and given a proper place to stay (though it is going to need some proper maintenance to get back on the road), and soon it will be finding itself a good home -- at least if the auction where it will soon be sold finds a buyer. The car is exceedingly rare, being one of only a dozen that remain.

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Oculus Rift hardware event set, VR Jam finalists named

Oculus Rift hardware event set, VR Jam finalists named

Oculus VR sends invites to the press for a consumer-related event that promises to reveal market-ready hardware. What you're going to see isn't all that revealing, but the differences between the newest developer model of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and the first consumer hardware are few and far between. What you're going to see at this special event for the headset isn't as important as who will be there - who will be presenting the first apps and games for the Oculus Rift as it's set for release in early 2016.

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World of Warcraft movie: first look at Orgrim the Orc

World of Warcraft movie: first look at Orgrim the Orc

The movie based on Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft really is happening despite how long fans have been hearing about it without any results. It'll be arriving next summer (yes, there's an entire more year of waiting left), but we've finally been given some sort of tangible look at the film, and it's in the form of a still from the movie. In it there's Orgrim the orc, and he's looking particularly, well, orc-like and unamused. Gallery after the jump!

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Takata to declare 33.8 million cars defective over faulty airbags

Takata to declare 33.8 million cars defective over faulty airbags

The Takata faulty airbag saga has been a long and tragic one, with the defective components resulting in at least half a dozen deaths, dozens of injuries, and numerous recalls. The end is nowhere in sight, however. Today the manufacturer is declaring approximately 33.8 million vehicles defective, and as a result the United States will likely see its largest ever recall — not just automotive recall, mind you, but largest consumer product recall that has ever taken place. And frankly, it's about time.

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Microsoft hires BioWare/EA veteran for HoloLens and Xbox

Microsoft hires BioWare/EA veteran for HoloLens and Xbox

Gaming development head Casey Hudson, formerly of EA Games and BioWare, is hired by Microsoft Studios as Creative Director. This roll will put him in a leadership position with Microsoft HoloLens, Xbox, "and other awesome projects." Hudson will be reporting to Kudo Tsunoda, CVP of Next Gen Experiences at Microsoft. Microsoft notes that his roll as Project Director with BioWare/EA put him in charge of "the creative and operational vision for development of franchises such as Mass Effect and Star Wars," as well as broader business strategy and media expansion.

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Google’s mobile search results now show real-time tweets

Google’s mobile search results now show real-time tweets

Many things we search for online are things many other people are also interested in…and talking about. That talking more often than not takes place on Twitter, though, and so you’re forced to split your searching efforts with a little bit of Google here, a little bit of Twitter there. That comes to an end today, as Google has announced the two worlds have collided and its search results will include real-time tweets relevant to whatever you’re browsing, whether it’s a recent season finale or some popular segment of news.

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OSVR stacks up 118 supporters for Open Source Virtual Reality

OSVR stacks up 118 supporters for Open Source Virtual Reality

OSVR announces additional supporters for their Open Source Virtual Reality platform. This platform has its own hardware development kit, software development kit, and integration with several of the biggest names in gaming software. Four new platforms have joined along with this newest batch, including OpenVR, MonoGame, VorpX, and Unigine. VorpX supports titles like Grand Theft Auto 5 while OpenVR supports such titles as Strike Suit Zero and Hawken. Also announced this week, VR game or content developers will have the opportunity to gaining priority access to OSVR Developer Kits shipping as early as June, ahead of public release in July.

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