There’s a lot that Facebook allows you to share with your friends. On Thursday, the company added “exact location” to that list.
Facebook’s new Nearby Friends feature enables you to flip a switch to start broadcasting your location with friends in the area. If you see someone nearby with whom you want to meet up, you can tap a button, and send them your exact location — complete with a map detailing where to find you.
It’s a push from Facebook to encourage more users to connect offline. For some, the feature will simply collect dust in the corner, as willingly allowing Facebook to follow your movements is a deal-breaker.
Noemi Álvarez Quillay took the first steps of the 6,500-mile journey to New York City from the southern highlands of Ecuador on Tuesday, Feb. 4, after darkness fell.
A bashful, studious girl, Noemi walked 10 minutes across dirt roads that cut through corn and potato fields, reaching the highway to Quito. She carried a small suitcase. Her grandfather Cipriano Quillay flagged down a bus and watched her board. She was 12.
From that moment, and through the remaining five weeks of her life, Noemi was in the company of strangers, including coyotes — human smugglers, hired by her parents in the Bronx to bring her to them. Her parents had come to the United States illegally and settled in New York when Noemi was a toddler.
Noemi was part of a human flood tide that has swelled since 2011: The United States resettlement agency expects to care for nine times as many unaccompanied migrant children in 2014 as it did three years ago.
Beats Music may be the newest music streaming service on the scene, having launched in January, but its knows where the money is: mobile.
The company updated its iOS app on Friday to include a very important new feature: the ability to buy in-app subscription. That also comes with account management via the users iTunes account.
This move is a good indication of where Beats thinks it is going to make money. According to ReCode, Apple typically takes 30% of everything that users buy through its store. That means it will be taking $3 of the $10 monthly fee for every subscription that is sold through iTunes.
Prince kicks off his takeover of Arsenio’s show performing “FUNKNROLL” with 3RDEYEGIRL for the first time on television. Watch Prince take control of Arsenio’s entire show tonight.
Congressional offices have a porn problem, but it’s not exactly what you think.
Since 1983, Larry Flynt has sent the monthly magazine he founded, Hustler, to each and every member of Congress.
The dirty mag comes in a plain manila envelope, fairly undetectable to the poor intern or staffer tasked with opening the mail. And every month, there it is: Hustler, featuring dozens of naked or scantly dressed women, vulgar comics, and articles, some satirical, on politics, society, and sex.
It’s not like members of Congress haven’t tried to stop the magazines from coming. They just can’t stop it legally.
Four people were reported killed on Sunday in a gun battle in restive eastern Ukraine, shattering a fragile Easter truce in the crisis-hit former Soviet republic.
Three pro-Russian militants and one attacker were killed in a deadly firefight at a road block close to the separatist-held town of Slavyansk, local leader Vyatcheslav Ponomarev said.
The identity of the assailants was not known. Kiev’s interim government had pledged a halt to military operations to oust the rebels until the end of the Orthodox Easter holidays on Monday.
An original song composed by Luca Stricagnoli and performed using lap tapping technique on a guitar made by Davide Serracini, with the addition of a sardine box. The song was inspired by the style of Erik Mongrain and Reginald “Guitaro” Guillaume. The Video was recorded at the “Santuccio” Theatre in Varese, Italy.
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Photography by Holly Andres
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Donald Trump may not be sure if Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is eligible to be president, but he has no problem giving the Tea Party hero a chunk of his fortune.
According to a report in The Hill, Trump has donated $5,000 — the maximum legal amount under current election law — to Senator Cruz’s political action committee, the Jobs Growth and Freedom Fund.
If the PAC’s previous spending habits are any indication, Trump’s $5,000 will mainly go toward paying various political consultants.
Although contributions make up the smallest part of the pie, Cruz’s PAC has donated $23,800 to nine politicians. Trump will surely be heartened to learn that two of them — Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) and Rep. Steve King (R-IA) — have joined his birther quest to prove that Barack Obama is not eligible to serve as president.
Cruz, who was born in Canada but is a natural born citizen because of his American mother, has also faced birther-themed questions. In August 2013, Trump himself answered a question about Cruz’s eligibility to be president by saying, “If he was born in Canada, then perhaps not.” (As usual, Trump is wrong.)
What convinced Trump to shift from birther attacks to writing checks? According to The Hill, he was won over by Cruz’s disastrously failed plan to force a government shutdown in the hopes of blackmailing Democrats into dismantling the Affordable Care Act.