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ZTE Is Selling The $99 Open C Firefox Phone Exclusively On Ebay

If you’re into open source, unlocked phones that cost less than a month of phone service, take note. Manufacturer ZTE is selling their first Firefox OS phone on Ebay for a piddly $99, a price that should make it a great choice for folks looking for a solid phone with a solid pedigree and an …

Samsung: No KitKat update for international Galaxy S3 and S3 Mini

If you own the global 3G version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 , the bad news is that KitKat, the latest Android 4.4 update will not be coming your way.<p>According to a statement posted on the SamMobile blogsite, the company says the S3 and S3 Mini only have 1GB of RAM, which "does not allow them to …

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Sprint Spark comes to prepaid brands with the $179 LG Volt

Both Virgin Mobile and Boost Wireless now carry the $179 LG Volt, an Android(s goog) 4.4 smartphone that uses Sprint’s Spark service. The tri-band …

Wochit Raises $11 Million For Text-To-Video Content Creation Platform

Media companies looking for a way to ride the wave of customer demand for online video content may have found their vessel with the new $11 million financing for New York-based Wochit.<p>The company, founded by two serial Israeli entrepreneurs, has raised fresh capital to roll out its text-to-video …

OpenStack Marketplace aims to end confusion around open-source cloud options

Anyone following the OpenStack ecosystem could be forgiven for being a bit dazed and confused — how many distributions are there? (Fifteen, I think.) …

Booka Shade Create Smartphone Orchestra With Fans

Dance music duo Booka Shade created an orchestra of phones at a Berlin gig last Friday, after inviting 600 clubbers to hold their smartphones in the air sporadically throughout the 45-minute performance.<p>Enabled through a partnership with Vodafone, which helped create a special app for the show as …

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 6 Recap: “The Laws of Gods and Men”

“Judicial proceedings” sounds like a bone-dry theme for an episode, doesn’t it? There are three of them in a single hour this week, which only makes …

Revenge Finale Recap: Dead Man Walking

S— just got real. I mean, we knew going in to the third season finale of <b>Revenge</b> that someone was gonna end up rockin’ a body bag. But nothing — not …

'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 Episode 6 Recap: 'The Laws Of Gods And Men'

<i>Welcome to "Game of Moans," the weekly recap of "Game of Thrones" Season 4 that highlights all the moan-worthy, gasp-filled, OMG moments that litter the Seven Kingdoms. In other words, you can get a traditional recap anywhere, so here's all the sex, bloodshed, and WTF moments (the good stuff) that</i> …

Students who scoff at lowly cafe jobs are in for a shock

Recently while working a nine-hour shift in a busy cafe in Sheffield, I jokingly offered a job to a student waiting in the queue who'd remarked on how busy we were. "Oh no," he scoffed, looking embarrassed for me. "I'm over-qualified''. Obviously, because I am a consummate professional and had my …

Snapchat made a secret acquisition to power its new video chat

AddLive brings video streaming expertise to the ephemeral app startup<p>To help build and power its new cross-platform video chat service, Snapchat acquired software company AddLive, sources tell <i>The Verge.</i> Snapchat confirmed the deal to <i>The Verge</i>, saying "We are excited to welcome the AddLive team to …

If You Want Filters on Your Snapchats, You Have to Hand Over Your Location Data

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Something is not quite right about the new Snapchat update. In order to use filters on your images, …

Reactions to Snapchat update - social media analysis

Find out more at: http://brand24.net<p>On the 1st May new features were introduced to a photo sharing application Snapchat. These features include texting and video chatting with friends inside the app. Doubtlessly it has been the biggest upgrade in months and as the novelty it appealed to the huge …

AT&T's new fiber optic phone network could delay disaster response

AT&T wants to put its old copper-based telephone networks to rest and start testing its next-gen fiber optic cables in more locations outside the initial ones in Florida and Alabama. There's just one not-so-tiny problem: this new high-speed technology doesn't work with the government's special …

Self-Assembly Required: One Scientist's Bid to Build Cancer-Killing Nanorobots

UCSF scientist Shawn Douglas is designing DNA structures that could deliver targeted drug doses.<p>The term “cancer killing nanorobot” could conjure up all sorts of images, the best involving teeny tiny laser eyebeams.<p>What you wouldn’t expect is the illustration that pops up in Shawn Douglas’ slide …

Apple on medical tech hiring spree, a possible hint of iWatch plans

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc is building a team of senior medical technology executives, raising hackles in the biotechnology community and offering a hint of what the iPhone maker may be planning for its widely expected iWatch and other wearable technology.<p>Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook speaks on …

Urgent security update

Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.<p>We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.<p>But this still means that the little lock icon (HTTPS) we all trusted to keep our passwords, personal emails, and credit cards safe, was actually making all that private information accessible to anyone who knew about …

Tumblr Tuesday: Poetry Month

<b>Tumblr Tuesday: Poetry Month</b><p>Poetry Bomb<br>An annual collaboration with Abrams Books. Submit your poetry and they’ll explode it all over Tumblr via this hugely popular blog.<p>Academy of American Poets<br>Eighty years old and 9,000 strong, these are the people that brought you National Poetry Month. April would be useless without them.<p>Structure and Style<br>Amazing poetry, and an amazing place to discuss and critique poetry. Rebecca Hazelwood and Savannah Sipple are your hosts.<p>Viper Slang<br>Fresh work from poet …

Tumblr Tuesday: Coachella Edition

<b>Tumblr Tuesday: Coachella Edition</b><p>Coachella<br>The most official place to catch up on Coachella-certified tunes, food and booze.<p>Burgerlords<br>Praise be to our burger overlords, master of all things ground beef, creators of the online burger index. Curation by The Oinkster.<p>Laura June Kirsch<br>A professional concert photographer at Coachella with a penchant for GIFs and waving your hands in the air like you just don’t care.<p>Food is the New Rock<br>Eating sushi in the desert takes some major surimi. These guys do …

Tumblr Tuesday: Earth Day

<b>Tumblr Tuesday: Earth Day</b><p>Urgency Network<br>You’ve already lived on Earth, now trying vacationing above it. Starting today, support the Earth Day Network (or another of the participating charities) and you could visit friggin' outer space.<p>Years of Living Dangerously<br>The Showtime series documenting climate change and natural disasters collaborated with Symbolia to create comics on climate change. It’s cool. Too cool. Second coming of the ice age cool. Which isn’t cool at all.<p>NRDC<br>Natural Resources …

Apply to be a Tumblr Fellow at the 2014 Personal Democracy Forum

Using Tumblr to change the world? To change it for the better, presumably? Then you’re just the kind of person we’d like to send to the 2014 Personal Democracy Forum.

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A Former Tumblr Exec Admits The Site Is Struggling To Find Revenue

David Karp and Marissa Mayer Mike Nudelman/Business Insider Ads have been rolling in Tumblr for 10 months now, since Yahoo acquired David Karp's social blogging platform in May 2013. But Yahoo has not once reported any significant revenue attributed to the $1.1 billion deal.<p>Today, we got a partial …

The New VW.com Takes A Page From Online Dating To Help You Find A Car

The automaker goes beyond a glorified brochure to set you up on a date with the ideal car–one you can actually get.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2OBVwaW_x8<p>Online dating has gone from a punchline akin to mail-order marriage to an accepted and widely used mode of social interaction in a relatively …

What To Do About Windows XP And The IE Browser Flaw

Last week, I noted that the timing of the discovery of a major flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) — coming, as it did, three weeks after the company formally withdrew support for Windows XP (XP), the 13-year-old operating system (OS) that still runs on an estimated 300 million PCs worldwide …