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With Moments, Tinder Decides Photos Shouldn’t Always Last Forever

While Tinder has made quite a few romantic matches, the hot new dating app has long had ambitions of connecting people beyond love and attraction. Tinder wants to be the place you go to make any connection, whether that be friendship or romance. Today, the app is launching “Moments,” an ephemeral …

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

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RANKED: The 11 Best New Logos In Tech

In tech, a tiny app logo is often the first and only exposure millions of users will have to your company. Think how they look scrolling by in Google Play or the App Store.<p>And then there is Apple. Its early multicolored logo set the tone for how people felt about the company: it was whimsical and …

2013: Year in Review

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>With 2013 about to be inscribed in the history books, we’ve curated several collections to commemorate what went …

Red Wings hold practice outdoors at Comerica Park

The sky wasn't so bright, Pavel Datsyuk didn't need to wear eye black.<p>"No sun," he said. "In Detroit, no sunny days. We start winning it might be sunny."<p>These are gloomy days for the Red Wings, losers of six straight dating to their last victory Dec. 6. Amid a torrent of injuries, they spent …

Oculus launches publishing arm to lure game developers to virtual reality

Oculus VR recently raised $75 million in funding to build a new, ambitious virtual reality headset, but the company is also focusing on the other side of the equation: the games. Today, Oculus announced a new publishing arm in order to entice developers to build new games for the platform. Leading …

Samsung Launches Android Gamepad

Apple began allowing third-party gamepads on the iPhone with iOS 7, and Samsung is also upping its presence in the space after announcing its own gamepad (the not-so-creatively named ‘Smartphone GamePad’) for Android 4.1 phones.<p>Unlike the iPhone gamepads which attach themselves to the device, …

Winklevoss Twin Discusses Bitcoin on Reddit

Cameron Winklevoss, one half of the notorious twin brothers who once battled Mark Zuckerberg over the origin of Facebook, took to Reddit to host an AMA this weekend to discuss the duo’s big interest: Bitcoin.<p>The Winklevoss twins were early Bitcoin advocates but have never revealed their total …

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Porn users targeted by German law firm over copyright

<b>Thousands of Germans are reported to have been sent letters asking them to pay a fee for porn they are alleged to have streamed illegally online.</b><p>Law firm Urmann (U+C) is acting on behalf of Swiss copyright protection firm the Archive, and is asking for one-off payments of 250 euros (£210).<p>It …

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Contextual Lockscreen Cover Hits Google Play Boasting Less Battery Drain And 100 More Upgrades

Cover is bringing its situation-aware lockscreen to more Android users today after its beta test launch six weeks ago. It’s now available in the Google Play store to Android 4.1+ users in the US, Canada, and Europe. Cover’s 100 new improvements include cutting down battery drain and being better at …

Meet Revolv, The Missing Link To The Modern Smart Home

Automated homes are nothing new. For decades, people have toiled over connecting household object to intranets and servers in a desperate attempt to simplify lives. But the work rarely justified the results. Then came the so-called Internet of Things. Nest, Sonos, Hue, Yale Locks; all these …

On Everybody's Shopping List This Year: The Internet Of Things

The forecasting pundits all seem to have zeroed in on one must-have IT gift for 2014, and that’s the Internet of Things. I have to admit to being somewhat puzzled by this, for a variety of reasons.<p>First of all, unless someone has slipped a sensor under our skins without our being aware of it, I’m …

Bank of America: Bitcoin Will Be 'Serious Competitor' to Cash

A new report from analysts at the bank suggest the digital cryptocurrency is on its way to becoming a major player in electronic payments.<p>For the first time since the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin in 2009, a major Wall Street bank has issued an opinion on the cryptocurrency--Bank of …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Facebook dominates mobile apps, survey says

Facebook is tops among mobile users, at least based on the results of a recent survey.<p>In a report released Wednesday, research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners asked mobile phone users for the names of the three apps they use most frequently. Facebook scored the top spot, ranked by 45 …

If I had a dollar: app deals from Cyber Monday you may have missed

<i>“If I Had a Dollar”</i> <i>is a series that highlights one useful or entertaining app per week that costs less than $1. Skip your vending machine soda and</i> …

A new reversible USB plug is finally on its way

A new reversible USB plug is likely to hit the market next year.<p>The next generation of USBs is currently being developed, according to a press release by USB 3.0 Promotor Group. The new connectors, known as Type Cs, will sport a number of new features, including a smaller and thinner design, but …

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After 2,500 Years, The Paper Airplane Goes Digital

Now on Kickstarter, a simple kit turns any paper airplane into something that can be remotely flown using your smartphone.<p>If it seems like kids have been flinging paper airplanes at each other since the beginning of time, you’re not far off: paper airplanes actually predate the Wright Brothers …

Articles about its summer somewhere 8 great pools on Dwell.com - Dwell

Cool off and enjoy the last drops of the season with these 8 modern pools we love.<p>Take a splash in this inspiring collection of modern pools. We picked pool designs that feel like an extension of the home.<p>A summer design studio organized by +FARM was spurred by the challenge of new housing in …

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Research Says Parents And Kids Should Play Video Games Together

Two studies look at the benefits of intergenerational video game play. Both found that playing video games with your kids has a positive impact on adolescent development and long-term family outcomes.<p>Of course I like these studies. They validate what I’ve been writing about for a while.<p>A little …

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Applebee's Will Install 100,000 Intel-Backed Tablets Next Year In Record Rollout

From the classroom to coffee shops, tablets are popping up everywhere. Now a new deal will put 100,000 of the devices on tabletops across Applebee’s restaurants in the United States, a record rollout for a business that continues the trend to add entertainment to your dining experience that will …

Surge In Recreational Vehicle Sales Expected To Continue In 2014

Higher consumer confidence and an improved economy should spur continued strong sales of motor homes and other recreational vehicles in 2014, according to an industry trade group.<p>As RV manufacturers and dealers gathered in Louisville, Ky, for their annual trade show, the head of the Recreational …

Articles about live play spaces home on Dwell.com - Dwell

A mobile game studio in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District outgrows its original office and brings back designer Sheena Murphy to...<p>A gut rehab turns a quixotic old building into a model live-work space near Wicker Park.<p>Richard Cook, a principal at Cook + Fox Architects, surveyed the Near Westside’s …

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Auburn AD: 'Disservice to nation' if SEC champ Tigers left out

Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs doesn't like the idea of Auburn being left at No. 3 by the BCS again.<p>Let the politicking begin!<p>Auburn's …

Dislike? Facebook is adding an ‘Unfollow’ button

The Facebook logo.<p>In a win for spiteful Facebook users everywhere, the company will soon unveil an "Unfollow" button.<p>That means if you're tired of your aunt sharing endless baby photos and political rants, you will be able to block all of her posts in your News Feed with a click of a button, …