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Gone But Not Forgotten: Flappy Bird Clones Fill The App Store’s Top Charts

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen may have pulled down his simple but maddening mobile game from the App Store and Google Play on Sunday, but that hasn’t stopped the swelling interest in the success of the seemingly impossible little app – success which, apparently, became too overwhelming for Nguyen …

Instagram teaching ad-makers how to be less square

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has repeatedly emphasized that a big focus for the company is to "keep the standard really, really high" for its first ads — something Facebook and mobile ad networks like AdMob perhaps missed the boat on. But how will brands know how their "rich" ads should look? …

Barnes & Noble lays off Nook engineering staff

As Barnes & Noble continues to shuffle its ranks internally, the future of its Nook e-reader division seems all the more uncertain. <i>Business Insider</i> now reports that the company has laid off much, if not all, of its Nook engineering staff.<p>In a statement sent to BI, a B&N spokesperson confirmed that …

Nokia will reportedly unveil its Android phone later this month

Nokia is preparing to unveil its first Android phone later this month. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Nokia will unveil its "Normandy" phone at Mobile World Congress later this month. Citing sources familiar with Nokia’s plans, the <i>WSJ</i> reiterates previous reports from <i>The Verge</i> that Nokia’s …

Google refuses to pay French privacy fine, forced to post admission of guilt (update)

France and Google are playing a delicate game of brinkmanship in the courts of Europe, and it still isn't clear who'll come off worse. France fined the search company €150,000 ($200,000) last month as a penalty for failing to tell French citizens exactly what happens to their personal data. Google</i> …

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Analyst Skeptical About Imminent Launch for 12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro'

A rumored 12.9-inch iPad may still have significant development time left, according to an analyst at IHS, a supply chain research firm. According to <i>CNET</i>, IHS analyst Rhoda Alexander said there were a number of different larger panels, that could be potentially for a larger iPad, floating around …

How to delete multiple contacts in iCloud

Over time, the average address book gets cluttered with contacts you no longer need or want. Granted, it's not like they're taking up much space in your phone, but every so often you might want to do a little house-cleaning. If nothing else, a streamlined address book will make it easier to find …

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Public Wi-Fi also a spying tool, Snowden documents show in new Canada scandal

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Here’s a new and potentially explosive twist to our ongoing surveillance saga: according to CBC News, documents obtained by …

Can there be a Microsoft without Bill Gates?

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr/DeadlyStiletto<p>The answer is yes, of course. This multi-billion-dollar juggernaut will roll along regardless of …

Uneven gains for states after 50 years of the War on Poverty

The War on Poverty has alleviated some of the economic despair that existed when President Lyndon Johnson declared "all-out war on human poverty and unemployment in these United States" in January 1964. But many of the states that were among the poorest decades ago remain so today, even as …

First Take: GOP principles provide hope for immigration

For the past year, Republican leaders in the House have moved so slowly on immigration legislation and sounded so skeptical that few gave any bill a chance of ever becoming law. But when the GOP leadership Thursday unveiled its principles for what an immigration overhaul should look like, the …

10 Iconic Hair Styles That Endure Time

From Twiggy's famed pixie to Veronica Lake curls, take a cue from these retro inspirations that translate thoroughly modern in 2017.<p>From Twiggy's famed pixie to mastering Veronica Lake's curls, take a cue from these retro inspirations that translate thoroughly modern in 2017.

The Man Repeller's 15 Things Every Woman Should Have

Leandra Medine breaks it down.<p>We've always appreciated AnOther Magazine's perfectly edited list of 15 things every man should have, as told by gentleman, designer, auteur, dad, and not-quite-everyman Tom Ford—and thought women deserve an equally insightful breakdown. So we turned to a woman who …

What Are Google's Plans For Artificial Intelligence Firm DeepMind?

For those of you who weren't already aware, Google - which just finished purchasing a whole host of robotics firms - this week bought AI startup …

Seashells inspire design for shatterproof glass

Soon, you might not have to worry about cleaning up shards of broken glass. All you'd have to do is pick the glass up -- in one complete piece.<p>Inspired by the natural stiffness and strength of seashells, a team of researchers at McGill University have found a way to toughen glass so it doesn't …

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Bad Elf GPS

Decide the extra 130 bones for the LTE iPad wasn't worth it? We can't blame you — but that also means you're out of luck when you need some GPS …

ICE Unlock app adds fingerprint ID to Android devices

One of the big selling features of phones like the iPhone 5s and the HTC One max is their ability to verify the identification of the user by …