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Code.org Lets You Program Your Own Game Of Flappy Bird

Code.org is putting the incredible popularity of Flappy Bird to good use. It just released a new initiative to help young people (or whoever, really) learn how to code by building their own customized version of the absurdly simple yet highly addicting game.<p>You don’t have to know anything about …

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Hello Siri. Mind If I Call You Susan Bennett?

The voice of Siri has been unmasked. CNN’s Red Chair uncovered the dulcet tones of Apple‘s personal assistant, and she is voice-over artist Susan Bennett, from Atlanta. She takes her place in the pantheon of Siri voices, alongside Jon Briggs and Karen Jacobsen, whose voices are what British and …

The Monocole speakerphone is as terrible and great as you'd expect

A new product called "Monocle" is on the way and, sadly, it's not a steampunk version of Google Glass. Instead, the Monocle name is being applied to a new speaker with a built-in mic that is equal parts terrible and great. The Monocle looks like one lonely headphone earpiece, inexplicably separated …

Can an audiophile find joy in a full-size $40 headphone?

I'm always on the lookout for great sounding products in all price ranges, so when an Audiophiliac reader suggested the almost too good to be true JVC HA-RX700 full-size headphones, I pulled the trigger. I'm glad I did, first the HA-RX700 doesn't look or feel like a cheap headphone. Better yet, it …

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After HTC One success, developer raises funds for Galaxy S 4 dual-boot software

Now that the HTC One has a dual-boot option for users to choose Sense or non-Sense (HA!) software, the developer behind SWITCH has set his sights on …

Locket pays you pennies a day to cover your Android lock screen with ads

It turns out you <i>can</i> make money by wasting time on your smartphone. Locket is a new Android app that places advertisements on your phone's lock screen and rewards you for swiping through for more information. Once you've downloaded and installed Locket, it requests three pieces of information; your …

Phone out of juice? Scientists want to recharge it with urine

Gotta pee? In the future, you might think twice before you flush that valuable power source down an ordinary drain. Scientists at Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the U.K. figured out a new way to make pee pee powerful enough to charge a smartphone.<p>How does it work? The magic occurs after urine (and …

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Lost-and-Found Bluetooth Accessory 'Tile' Passes $1 Million in Pre-Orders

Tile is a Bluetooth Low Energy device that connects to the iPhone to assist users in finding lost items like keys, wallets, computers and more. The company is offering Tiles for $19 each via a Kickstarter-like preordering process.<p>The company has more than 18,500 backers and just passed $1 million …

Apple sued because its devices display porn

And now for a steamy lawsuit.<p>A lewd, lascivious lawsuit that, though it lacks naughty close-ups, makes up for them in, some might say, naked gall.<p>For here is a legal demand that Apple should sell its products with a built-in antiporn filter.<p>Yes, a Tennessee lawyer is suing Apple because its …

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Potto is an International Lottery for your Smartphone

TrafficGem CEO Manchul Ko founded the company in January of this year having previously spent three years as as a global marketing manager for a utility app development company.<p>Thinking that mobile games needed a new approach to getting organic users, he decided to start his own business. Ko …