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Dear NSA, there's now a Snapchat for e-mail

Self-destruction is the core value of our current times.<p>Just as we seek to destroy ourselves with our self-indulgence and our joie de vivre, we seek our private messages to be destroyed before the world's security services read them.<p>And so along comes a company called PowerInbox to assist us on our …

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Samsung W2014 is world's first Snapdragon 800 flip phone, costs over $1,640

China Telecom's obsession with Samsung's luxury clamshells isn't dwindling any time soon. In fact, the two companies have just launched a new model, the SCH-W2014, at their annual "Heart Of The World" charity concert in Nanjing last night. While it shares a similar appearance with the W2013 and the …

Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary

Android is open—except for all the good parts.<p>Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) was announced. The original …

The Upfront Software Price is Now Free

Last month, Apple announced that it would move many of its popular software packages to a new price tag: free. From operating system upgrades to its productivity suite, the company slashed prices to $0, creating new challenges for Microsoft.<p>But why would they do such a thing? Was the goal to kill …

A primer for the next-gen online transition

When Sony and Microsoft launch brand new consoles next month, they'll also launch with next-generation networks built on the foundation of current-gen online services.<p>Fortunately for current-gen console owners looking to transition to the next-generation, both Microsoft and Sony appear to be making …

The Lowlights Of Sony's Disappointing PS4 FAQ

Sony just released a massive, sprawling document that functions as an all-encompassing FAQ about the upcoming PS4. It has the basics, the price ($399), the release date (November 15th US) and what comes in the box (a video game console), but there’s also new information about some of the finer …

Nintendo To Focus On New Games, May Outsource HD Remakes To Partners

Nintendo doesn’t plan on making any more HD remakes of its first party classics, despite the success of <i>Wind Waker HD</i>.<p>However, the company may contract development out to third parties.<p>Nintendo chief game designer Shigeru Miyamoto says more remakes would likely come from Nintendo’s development …

Internet of light: scientists achieve 10-gigabit data speeds using LEDs

A group of UK-based researchers just had a breakthrough in their attempt to develop "visual light communication," a way to transfer data wirelessly over the internet using light bulbs.<p>Scientists have announced data transfer speeds of more than 10 gigabits — about 10 times faster than a Google Fiber …

Report: Luigi-themed Nintendo 2DS spotted (update)

A Luigi-themed Nintendo 2DS system may see a retail release soon, according to photos obtained by Kotaku.<p>The images, obtained by the publication via a tipster called Matthew, depict Nintendo 2DS packaging featuring Luigi graphics and a 2DS system adorned with an impressed silhouette of the …

The End of the Wii and What It Means for Nintendo

Looking back at a system ahead of its time<p>Nintendo will no longer manufacture the Wii, and the company may stop selling the system entirely. With the …

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7 Must-have Apps for Audio Lovers

Are you someone who constantly has your ear buds on?<p>Do you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts while driving or working out?<p>Well, here are seven awesome iPhone apps to fill your ear buds with energizing music, educational audio books, or funny podcasts all day long.<p>1. Umano (free)<p>If …

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Making a maker: The 3D printing floodgates open

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>I did it: I 3D printed something. And now I don’t want to stop.<p>It happened last Friday at Noisebridge. …