Top Technology Discussions Of The Week–19th August To 26th August

1.Apple Buys Transit App Maker Embark

Apple’s location startup buying spree isn’t over yet — the company has acquired transit company Embark for an undisclosed sum.

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Image: Embark

2.Canon Debuts Its First ‘Facebook Ready’ Camera

A new version of the Canon PowerShot N camera sports a Facebook button for instant sharing to the social network.

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Images: Canon

3.Facebook Now Gives More Control Over What You Share

Facebook’s two-step permission process, which gives users more control over what they share with the site, has been fully integrated world wide.

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Image: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

4.Leaked Photos: Rumored iPhone 5S in Gold, Black and Silver

A few just-leaked photos appear to show three cases of the next-generation iPhone in silver, black and gold.

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Image: weekly.ascii.jp

5.LastPass Passwords Exposed for Some Internet Explorer Users

Even security protection companies aren’t safe from web vulnerabilities these days.

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Image: Mashable composite, iStockphoto, A-Digit; Lastpass

6.Mercedes-Benz Tests Google Glass Integration

Mercedes is working on Google Glass integration for its cars.

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Image: Wikimedia

7.PayPal Testing Face-Verification System for Mobile Payments

PayPal is now testing face verification for mobile-payment transactions.

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8.Instagram Comes to Windows Phones — Sort Of

Windows Phone users have been left out of the Instagram fun for awhile, but now the app is finally making its way to Microsoft smartphones. Well, sort of.

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Image: Mashable composite; images: Flickr, John.Karakatsanis and Instagram.

9.New iWatch Concept Sports Sleek Design

A team of Italian designers and IT engineers are showing off their concept design for an “iWatch,” amid much speculation about Apple’s smart watch plans.

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Image: Federico Ciccarese/Ciccarese Design

10.Audi App Turns Your iPhone Into a Robust User Manual

Audi’s eKurzinfo app converts your smartphone into a detailed user’s manual with the help of its augmented reality feature, giving you details on your car.

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Image: Metaio

 September is just around the corner, and the tech world is in full preparation mode for the all the rumored fall launches. But that’s only the start of this week’s big tech news. In case you missed it all, we have the round up of the 10 biggest technology stories from the week.

Not surprising, the big rumors are Apple-related. We’ve heard whispers of a cheaper phone and retina displays, and the latest is about a gold iPhone. We’ll have to wait to see what Apple really has in store, but Sept. 10 isn’t that far.

Some Windows phones have great cameras, like the Nokia Lumia 1020. Now those users will sort of get to play with Instagram.

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Mercedes and Audi are in the news again this week for some serious tech innovations.

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