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Whatever Happened to Facebook's Anonymous Login?

Almost a year after its unveiling, Anonymous Login is still in beta.<p>There are many things that come to mind when you hear the word “Facebook” — anonymity likely isn’t one of them.<p>The social network has long required users to sign up and interact with friends using their authentic identity. That’s …

A 3D-Printed Car Inspired By The Leaf Of A Plant

German engineering firm EDAG took inspiration from the leaf of a plant for its 3D-printed Light Cocoon concept car, which debuts at the Geneva Motor Show, open to the public through March 15.<p>Rather than printing the entire body shell of the vehicle out of a rigid composite material, as startup …

Google is reportedly working on a virtual-reality version of Android

Android is coming after Oculus Rift, The Wall Street Journal reports<p>Android is moving from mobile devices to virtual-reality headsets, according to a new report. <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, citing two unnamed sources, reported Friday that Google has tasked a group of engineers with developing a version …

Pinterest Publishes Its First Full-Year Transparency Report

Following the trend of other online services like<p>As tends to be the case, the vast majority of these were from the US, with 39 requests covering 54 Pinterest accounts. The other two were from Canada and Australia.<p>Within the US, 10 of the requests came from warrants, and the other 29 were subpoenas. …

Apple reportedly wants to get rid of free on-demand music

Love free stuff? Then you won’t like Apple’s new music subscription service, which the company is expected to launch later this year. Apple is …

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Sony's next PS4 update lets you pick up your game where you left off

Sony's PlayStation 4 has been a sales success since its launch and recently crossed 20 million units sold to customers. Of course, now that gamers have one they're expecting new features and Sony might be about to pick up the pace. Posts on NeoGAF and Twitter reveal the PlayStation MVP program …

Better than 'Destiny': Studios now make massive games in just months

It usually takes millions of dollars, a decade and hundreds of developers to create a single massively multiplayer online (MMO) game. This is the standard in the gaming industry. Smaller studios generally don't have the resources to create huge, persistent games, and larger ones have shut down and …

Smellovision masks are here, and they're basically implements of torture

Virtual reality is great, but it's... sometimes difficult to stomach, as evidenced by the fact that a device <i>not</i> making people throw up was major news at GDC. But some optimistic folks at a company called Feelreal think that not only has VR arrived, it's advanced enough that users are ready for …