For a few hours today, Amazon's Jeff Bezos was the richest man in the world

For Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, today was “easy come, easy go.” This morning, as the stock market anticipated the company’s earnings report after the bell, Bezos’  holdings in the online retailer (and thanks to the smart speaker, now considered a tech innovator) amounted to $90.6 billion. That put Bezos $500 million ahead of Microsoft founder Bill Gates to become the richest man in the world.

Hopefully, no one ordered Bezos any t-shirts or coffee mugs with that title, because by the time evening descended on the West Coast, Gates had the lead once again. This happened when a …


Lenovo's foldable tablet makes a second consecutive visit to Tech World

You might remember how Lenovo grabbed the attention of the tech world on June 9th last year during the company’s Tech World  gathering. YouTuber Meghan McCarthy displayed a bendable phone that was folded into a contraption that she wore around her wrist. She also presented a tablet that was folded into the size of a phablet, and put up to her ear in order to simulate a phone call.

Today, the company continued the conversation by introducing the Lenovo Folio concept during Lenovo Tech World 2017. The device features a flexible touchscreen that grows from 5.5-inches to 7.8-inches …

Fortune: Apple is the most profitable company in the world

Thanks to the iPhone, Apple is already the most valuable company in the world. Based on its market capitalization (share price multiplied by shares outstanding), Apple is worth more than $784.5 billion. The company grossed $215 billion during its latest fiscal year, which placed it ninth in the world for that category. For the second fiscal quarter of 2017, the iPhone was responsible for 63% of Apple’s revenue which shows you how important that product is to the success of the company.

What good is attracting all of this business if the company is not profitable? Apple surely doesn’t have …

'Tron' Lightcycle ride is coming to Walt Disney World

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Greetings programs! We are sorry to report that Disney’s D23 Expo has come and gone without any update on the status of Tron 3.

(Boooooooooooooooo!)

Yes, indeed, it is disappointing. But do not de-rez! We have good news, too: Disney is bringing Shanghai Disneyland’s popular Tron Lightcycle Power Run ride to the U.S.!

(Wild cheering!)

The addition of Tron Lightcycle Power Run was announced Friday by Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek at D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, home of Disneyland — where for now there won’t be one, as it’s only planned for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Read more…

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Pokemon GO real-life events around the world get detailed

Developer Niantic promised last month to offer Pokemon GO fans more details about the upcoming real-life events that will involve all aspects of the mobile game. Today, new information about the Pokemon GO events taking place around the world over the next few months has just been revealed.

Festivities will kick off on July 22 in Chicago, as Niantic announced Pokemon GO Fest would take place in Grant Park. Apparently, there will be three Challenge Windows during the day, in which Trainers everywhere will team up with those in Chicago to unlock global rewards.

Trainers …

Facebook rolls out Find Wi-Fi feature everywhere in the world

Last year, Facebook launched a new feature called Find Wi-Fi on iPhone and Android, but it was only made available in a handful of countries. The new functionality would allow Facebook users who are traveling to find Wi-Fi hotspots nearby.

Well, starting today, Facebook announced that it’s expanding the availability of Find Wi-Fi globally on both the Android and iOS platforms. Users who receive the feature on their smartphones will be able to locate available Wi-Fi hotspots that have been shared by businesses with Facebook from their Page.

In order to find …

Check out the wackiest Guinness World Records phone entries

There is no shortage of phone-related listings in the Guinness World Records, but, as these things go, people are often submitting entries in obscure categories, or ones made straight out of thin air, in order to stand a chance in the crowded “records” business. Check out some of the stranger phone-tastic achievements that have wiggled their way into the Guinness World Records – some of those really make you yearn for a cold pint bottoms up.
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The Candy Crush TV game show is a thing, and it already has a Guinness World Record

Candy Crush is one of the biggest franchises in mobile history, and it’s now moving on to other media. The massively popular mobile game is soon coming to your TV, courtesy of CBS, and what we’ve seen so far from it looks both fun and ridiculous.

Contestants will have to play various extreme forms of Candy Crush Saga, and some of them include massive touchscreens. So big, in fact, that they were awarded a Guinness world record for being the largest in the world.

The screens are 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide, and there are actually two of them – one standing vertically and one lying …

We ranked the most dateable Harry Potter characters because the world needs to know

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In honor of the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book June 26th, Mashable is reminiscing about the series. Enjoy.

If you grew up with Harry Potter, there are certain things you know about yourself — like that you never got over not receiving a Hogwarts letter, that midnight book releases are the most lit parties of all, or that one should exercise caution when dating a Slytherin.

And of course, like so much fiction, Harry Potter probably ruined dating for many of us. At a surface level, I can never be with anyone who doesn’t like it (don’t @ me), but if I’m being honest, it goes deeper than that. Without further ado, Mashable presents: The top 10 ultra-specific, most dateable Harry Potter characters — complete with the book in which they are at their most desirable. Read more…

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It's not you, it's Facebook: Messenger is down in many parts of the world

Facebook Messenger, the instant messaging platform used by over 1 billion people monthly, is currently down in many areas around the world. 

Some users can’t access, send, or receive messages regardless if they try this in the Messenger mobile app, or on a computer (via Facebook’s website). 

At this very moment, it looks like Messenger is down for most users on the East Coast of the US and in Europe, as well as for folks in Canada.

Facebook has yet to comment on the matter, but it certainly seems that the company is dealing with some serious issues right …