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Wonder Timer Is a Simple, Attractive Countdown Timer for Android

When it comes to timer apps on Android, there’s not really any shortage to choose from, but Wonder Timer is a simple, attractive new entrant to the Play Store, so we thought it well worth shining a spotlight on. It’s also free.<p>It’s a little rough around the edges in places, but Wonder Timer shows …

Turn your voice into a Siri for people with speech impairments

It's easy for most people to tell others what they want, but it's actually a luxury that those with speech disorders don't have. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders estimates that 7.5 million people in the US have trouble using their voices, and now a program called …

Ping Identity’s new deal logs you into all your cloud apps from your smartphone (exclusive)

Andre Durand, founder and chief executive of identity-management company Ping Identity, respects the idea that we use our smartphones for everything.<p>Now his company has made mobile devices into a tool for logging you in to all of your cloud-based services in one shot. Rather than building that …

'BioShock' creator Ken Levine wants to make infinitely replayable video game plots

The words "combinatorial explosion" have probably never come up in a video game storytelling talk as many times as they did with <i>BioShock</i> creator Ken Levine's "Narrative Legos." At the 2014 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Levine outlined an ambitious — if vague — idea for endlessly …

Oink helps parents monitor and control their kid's in-app purchases

A 13-year-old with access to his parent's iTunes account can potentially rack up a sizable bill in an afternoon of <i>Candy Crush</i> -- a tab mom might potentially refuse to pay because she didn't authorize the purchase. Payments company Oink has created a solution that lets kids buy what they want, but …

What if Netflix switched to P2P for video streaming?

Advertisement<p>22 Comments<p>Could Netflix (S NFLX) change its video streaming service to use a P2P architecture, in order to save money on content …

Televisions

The 'Antisocial Network' App for Misanthropes and Loners

NASA Published The Clearest Panorama Of The Milky Way Ever Created

NASA has released an interactive mosaic of infrared images of the Milky Way. It is the "clearest infrared panorama of our galactic home ever made," according to the voiceover in the video below.<p>The zoomable image is a composite of more than 2 million photos taken the by the Spitzer Space Telescope …

Astrophysics