Facebook Camera App; SpaceX Dragon Nears ISS; Motorola Patent Loss

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Topping tech headlines on Thursday: Facebook released a new camera app, the SpaceX Dragon capsule is expected to dock with the ISS today, and Google revealed video shot with its Project Glass device.

Topping tech headlines on Thursday, Facebook released a standalone “Camera” app that allows users to add Instagram-esque filters and post multiple pics from a phone at one time, among other things.

Facebook Camera, available in the Apple App Store, “makes using Facebook photos faster and easier,” Facebook said in statement. Oddly, Facebook made no mention of Instagram in its announcement, but on Twitter, the phrase “Facebook releases Instagram clone” soon started trending.

Meanwhile, the SpaceX Dragon capsule is moving closer to the International Space Station (ISS), and has completed several key tests required before arriving at its destination. The Dragon is expected to arrive at and dock with the ISS later this morning; stay tuned to PCMag for all the details.

In other news, a Munich court ruled that Android-based Motorola devices infringe on a Microsoft messaging patent. The patent in question covers “communicating multi-part messages between cellular devices using a standardized interface.” Microsoft said it was hopeful that Motorola would now sign up for a patent license for the technology in order to avoid a ban.

Also making headlines on Thursday:

By Angela Moscaritolo, PCMag

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