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Snapchat update planned after user breach

Snapchat says it will launch a new version of its popular messaging app that lets users opt out of a feature exploited by hackers on New Year's Eve.<p>The service, which lets users post photo or video messages that quickly disappear, includes a Find Friends option where users can discover friends by …

PopCap CEO to retire, cofounder will take over the Plants vs. Zombies studio (exclusive)

Dave Roberts, chief executive of Electronic Arts’ PopCap Games division, is retiring from the game studio that he joined almost nine years ago. Cofounder John Vechey will take over the job of running the Seattle-based studio that created hits like Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled.<p>EA, which is one …

Netflix To Lose Over 90 Key Titles To Licensing Issues January First

The popular streaming service Netflix has had a very good year, with record profits, leaps in new users, and people adapting to binge-watching their favorite shows. The company’s video streaming service is even testing new lower-priced tiers aimed as individual consumers as threats from competitors …

Evidence suggests a 12.2-inch Samsung Android Note Pro tablet in the works

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>Samsung appears ready to try a bigger Android(s goog) slate in 2014, perhaps a tablet that can suffice as a …

FYI: Do Fat People Stay Warmer Than Thin People?

Pack on some extra pounds for winter<p>At the yearly Rottnest Channel Swim in Western Australia, participants often smear their bodies with animal fat for insulation against the 70-degree water. But their own body fat also helps to keep them warm, like an extra layer of clothing beneath the skin. When …

The Great Vacuum Debate: Dyson vs. Miele

Until now, the Miele-Dyson debate really was about whether you preferred the old-fashioned canister-style vacuum to the newer upright style. But an …

Hovering Tree Illusion by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu in Potsdam, Germany | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying this rural intervention (?) created earlier this week by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu in Potsdam, Germany. The duo wrapped a …

One Step Closer to Hover Boards: Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation | Colossal

<p>While we’ve seen examples of objects suspended mid-air using quantum levitation and acoustic levitation, a team of three Japanese engineers from The …

Happy New Year, you’re fired. HP to cut more jobs than expected

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: HP<p>Hewlett-Packard(s hpq) which has been slimming down to fighting weight is cutting more jobs than it had expected. In …

Skype social media platforms hacked by 'Syrian Electronic Army'

<b>The social media platforms of Skype have been hacked by a group claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).</b><p>The group posted anti-surveillance messages, including a message telling people not to use email services of Microsoft, the owner of Skype.<p>It claimed "they are monitoring your accounts …

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …