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[FREE GAME] [Android] Gangstar Vegas: Crush em all, Steal em all

Today FREE GAME is Gangstar Vegas.<p>For those who haven't know, Gangstar is a game series by Gameloft where the gameplay is pretty much similar to …

Is the Darknet a glimpse into the web of the future?

What will the internet of the future look like? And what purpose will it be used for?<p>From augmented reality, which anticipates the information you'll want just by looking at an object, to smart services that use artificial intelligence to help us manage our workloads, the look, feel and utility of …

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: a glimpse of something new

The Bottom Line<p>A glimpse of something new from Samsung<p>Bottom Line<p>When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, it’s not about what the phone offers, but rather what it represents – a glimpe of something new from Samsung.<p>8<p>The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has generated a lot of buzz ever since rumors about it …

Phones

15 Best Browser Extensions for Social Media Marketers

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>There are a few actions I perform over and over again as I work through my social media marketing plan. Do you know the feeling? You click on the same few buttons or type in the same URL.<p>And then, one day, someone shows you a browser extension that …

20 best Android apps this week

WhoSampled, FIFA 15, Camera51, The Nightmare Cooperative, Treehouse, Star Wars: Commander and more<p>The Best Android Apps roundup is back, Back, BACK after a few weeks off due to travel, and the difficulties of finding anyone else foolish enough to dig through RSS feeds, press releases and …

A Chinese Billionaire Reportedly Gave His Former Classmates An iPhone 6 Weeks Before The Phone Is Available In China

According to Sina Tech (via TechInAsia), Qian gave all of his former classmates a gold iPhone 6.<p>The gold iPhones are engraved on the back with the year he graduated and the name of the school: "Class of 1992, Maoshan Middle School."<p>The iPhone 6 won't be released in China until Oct. 17. And Apple …

China

Is time travel possible?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could really travel through time?<p>A documentary still in the making is exploring that possibility. Dubbed “A Brief History of Time Travel,” the film will explore the history of time travel, its presence in pop culture, and our obsession with it. The film asks, What makes …

Apple: iPhone 6 preorders set a record overnight

Despite online-store outages and other glitches, more customers have preordered Apple's two newest iPhones than ever before, the company says.<p>The iPhone 6 launch already is shaping up to be Apple's biggest.<p>The company said in a statement Friday that iPhone 6 and 6 Plus preorders have been higher …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Lays Into Apple with New Ad Videos

That was quick. It’s been barely a day since Apple announced two new smartphones and its first smartwatch at a media event, and Samsung is taking aim with a series of new videos promoting its new Galaxy Note 4.<p>The ad spots (ordered in a playlist below) take aim the decision to adopt a bigger …

Samsung ads poke fun at everything from Apple's stream to its Watch

Now that Apple's new iPhone 6 Plus is ready to play in the Galaxy Note 4's size territory, Samsung is taking the competition on with a few new ads. It's revived the "It Doesn't Take A Genius" tagline, and first up is a segment making fun of Apple's glitchy live video stream during yesterday's …

Makeshift Apple VR headset: How to use Google Cardboard with an iPhone (Video)

If you’re not familiar with Google Cardboard, it’s one of the most affordable and portable VR headsets to date. It’s a very simple creation in terms of design and functionality, but provides a solid look into the future of technology without breaking the bank. Why? Because it’s made almost entirely …

10 Apps You Probably Never Heard Of That Employees Are Sneaking Into Work

With our tablets, smartphones and cloud services, if we need an app, we get it ourselves.<p>This is drastically different than the way work tech used to be: bought by IT, set up by IT, issued by IT and controlled by IT. You didn't like what you were given? Oh well.<p>Interestingly, this has created …

Apps

Sharp just launched a hot new phone in Japan and it's coming to America

The smartphone maker's close ties to Softbank could mean big things for Sprint<p>Sharp isn't exactly a household name for smartphones in the US, but the company has been pumping out interesting high-end handsets in Japan for years. Today the company just announced two new phones under the Aquos …

Xiaomi’s MIUI 6 is flatter and sharper with a big focus on usability

Xiaomi has announced the latest version of its custom Android user interface and it looks a lot like iOS. MIUI 6 focuses on simplistic and intuitive …

Mobile Technology
Mobile Technology

Austrian activist ropes Facebook users into his class-action lawsuit against the company

<i>Updated at 9:25 a.m. Pacific with comment from Schrems.</i><p>Facebook users outside the United States and Canada can now join in an Austrian’s class-action lawsuit against Facebook that seeks damages for data sharing, analysis of users, and other practices.<p>Activist Max Schrems has filed the suit at the …

The Internet of Things Is the Hackers’ New Playground

A new study finds new Internet connected gadgets tend to lack the most basic security.<p>Excited about the promise of the shiny new Internet of Things? Good. Because hackers are too. Or at least they should be, according to a study by computing giant Hewlett-Packard.<p>The company’s Fortify application …

Average Internet of Things device has 25 security flaws

In a study of ten devices including home thermostats, remote power outlets and door locks, HP found 250 potentially dangerous security vulnerabilities<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) has connected everything from smoke alarms to fridges and cars, making life easier and safer – but it has also given …

Next-generation lithium cells will double your phone's battery life

The lithium ion batteries in your mobile devices are inherently limited by the "ion" part of their name; they can safely use lithium only in the part of the cell that supplies ions, wasting a lot of potential energy. It's good news, then, that researchers at Stanford have developed a new lithium …

The One Hire Every Startup Desperately Needs to Make

<i>Nick Marsh is the founder at Makeshift. This post originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>I want to introduce a new<br>concept — ‘talent hacking’. I define this as the creative application of technology and data to the problem of building new teams.<p>I’m trying to coin this phrase in part to highlight how we’ve …

Hands On With Google’s Incredibly Clever Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset

Each year at I/O, Google gives all of the developers in the audience a gift. Some years it’s a tablet. Some years it’s a laptop.<p>This year? It was a piece of cardboard. Yeah, yeah, they gave attendees some other stuff, too — but that cardboard!<p>Once you tear the seal on Google’s lil’ slab of …

The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture

There’s a problem with Silicon Valley and the subcultures that imitate it. It’s a design bug woven into people’s identities and sense of self-worth. Influential and otherwise very smart people will deny till their last breath that it even exists. But I believe it does and should be fixed before it …

Silicon Valley

What will Google apps look like in the new Android L?

As we’ve long speculated, Google is launching a new design to their apps and services. With Today’s announcement at Google I/O for the upcoming Android L release, we’re seeing a lot of what is to come for Google’s services.<p>Google has launched a Material Design website. The site is designed to …

Android News

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Nanotech

20 best Android apps and games this week

Parallels Access, Boom Beach, Slingshot, Nike+ FuelBand, Lumosity, Warhammer 40,000: Carnage, AutomateIt and more<p>It's time for our weekly roundup of the best new Android apps and games to have emerged on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed …

Japan passes law banning possession of child pornography

Japan has finally made the possession of child pornography a punishable offense.<p>The country's upper house of parliament passed a bill Wednesday, which will see people found with explicit images of children jailed for up to year or fined up to $10,000.<p>The bill was a long time coming for activists …

Xiaomi Mi 3 review: China's Xiaomi delivers a metallic smartphone for very little cash - CNET

China's Xiaomi delivers a metallic smartphone for very little cash<p><b>The Good</b> Xiaomi's flagship phone has a beautiful aluminum-magnesium chassis, solid build quality, powerful performance, and a great UI for a relatively low price.<p><b>The Bad</b> The smartphone lacks LTE connectivity, and a microSD card slot …

Mobile Technology