Technology: What Geeks are talking about from ABC News

Tinder Sues Dating App 3nder
3nder has snapped back with a social media campaign, fueled by dirty socks.

Cargill Plans to Keep Several Operations in Wichita
Agribusiness giant Cargill says it is keeping several of its operations in Wichita, Kansas, and is searching for a new facility to house them

Facebook Making Changes to Trending Topics Following Backlash
Facebook is making several changes following an investigation stemming from anonymous allegations of political bias in the social network’s trending topics feature.

Ferocious Solar Storms May Have Helped Life Take Root on Earth
Ferocious solar storms 4 billion years ago may have been key to warming the Earth and creating the conditions for life to form on the planet, according to a new study.

Microsoft Opens Wallet to Extend Internet in Remote Areas
Microsoft has joined other tech giants working to deliver the Internet in remote parts of the world, although it’s taking a smaller-scale approach than some of its rivals

Google Maps Directions May Soon Lead You to … More Ads
Google is adding the equivalent of digital billboards to its map directions

Twitter Makes It Easier to Squeeze in More Characters
Twitter’s 140-character limit, which has long been the foundation of the site, is now being relaxed.

US Biochemical Engineer Wins $1.2 Million Technology Prize
American biochemical engineer Frances Arnold has won this year’s $1.2 million Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries in “directed evolution,” which has helped sustainable development and clean technology become available in many areas of industry

French Raid Google Over ‘Aggravated Tax Fraud’ Allegations
French police have raided Google’s Paris headquarters as part of an investigation into “aggravated tax fraud” and money laundering, authorities said Tuesday

Twitter Loosens the Reins … Photos, Videos and Other Media Soon Won’t Count Against 140-Character Limit
Twitter loosens the reins … photos, videos and other media soon won’t count against 140-character limit

Coming Soon to Twitter: More Room to Tweet
Twitter is giving users more room to express themselves

European Space Agency Puts 2 Navigation Satellites in Orbit
A rocket fired from French Guiana has lifted two satellites into orbit that will form part of Europe’s rival to the U.S.-made Global Positioning System, or GPS

Watch: Facebook Makes Changes to Trending Topics Sidebar
The social networking site announced that it will no longer use external news sites to assess the importance of a news story.

Apple Boss Tim Cook: Apps Are Future of TV
Apple CEO Tim Cook has played up the future of the Apple Watch and Apple TV, saying apps are the future of television and the watch could become a key tool for monitoring wearers’ health

India Successfully Tests Small Space Shuttle
India has successfully tested its first small space shuttle as part of its efforts to make low-cost reusable spacecraft

Solar Plane’s Flight From Ohio to Pennsylvania Postponed
A solar-powered airplane’s planned flight from Ohio to Pennsylvania has been postponed

Smaller Cities Across US Opening High-Tech Crime Centers
Police in Hartford, Connecticut, and other small cities across the country are following the lead of their big city counterparts and opening high-tech crime fighting centers

Watch: Interchangeable Smartphone Coming From Google?
Google now has a working prototype for a modular phone.

Watch: India Launches Reusable Space Shuttle Prototype
India’s quest to build a reusable space shuttle just cleared its first major hurdle with the successful launch today of a miniature prototype.

Facebook Drops News Outlet Input in ‘Trending Topics’ Review
Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a “trending topic” on the giant social network following a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views

Google’s ‘Science Journal’ App Turns Your Smartphone Into a Laboratory
Android app lets users conduct various experiments using phone’s built-in tools.

Guccifer, Accused of Hacking Bush Accounts, to Plead Guilty
The Romanian hacker known as Guccifer, who is charged with breaking into computer accounts of the Bush family and others, is scheduled to plead guilty to criminal charges

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