Denis Derecichei

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The best SMS replacement apps for Android

The world is evolving. In the future, services like calling and texting will take place entirely over internet data connections. Gone will be the days of phone numbers. Soon we’ll all have usernames. Why wait to make the transition? Over the last few years, a number of great services have popped up …

Social news app Nuzzel organizes the news according to who is sharing it

Reading the news isn’t a difficult task for most people, but finding the most interesting news of the day probably is.<p>The folks at Nuzzel, a news aggregation service that launches today, can certainly sympathize.<p>You log into the startup’s website using either Twitter or Facebook to see an overview …

Google's First Android Smart Watches To Be Made By Motorola, LG

Two of Google's most successful hardware partners of late are also the first to unveil their latest collaborations with the Mountain View monolith — this time on their respective debut smart watches running the just-announced Android Wear platform.<p>LG announced its upcoming G Watch and Motorola …

6 Budget Destinations Where You Can Stretch Your Travel Dollar

When the going gets tough, the tough are of tempted to stop going -- or going on vacation, that is! But the exact opposite should be true: travel inspires and relaxes us. It takes us to new creative heights. It is refreshing. It's exactly what we need when we're in a rut, or going through a rough …

Retro-style games are modern classics

After reviewing Devious Dungeon, it occurred to me that the classic platformer game genre is far from dead. Even though the graphics for smartphone games have reached amazing heights with games like Real Racing 3, the Modern Combat franchise, and countless other top-tier titles, what's interesting …

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JScrambler Gives Javascript Self-Defence Skills

As we’ve seen with hacking cases time and again, the Javascript in Web apps can be vulnerable to attacks that, as a developer, you want to do your best to avoid. JScrambler, a tool for making your code harder to read and manipulate, has today been updated with a self-protection feature.<p>“It is a …

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak: Snowden ‘had the guts and courage to sacrifice his life’

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak says National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is a hero.<p>Joining a long list of tech-celebrity supporters, including World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee, Wozniak publicly praised Snowden today at German tech conference Cebit 2014, The Times of India …

9 Famous Tech Mascots and Their Colorful Backstories

Tech Mascots<p>1. Domo for NHK<p>2. TiVo's TV<p>3. Android's Android<p>4. Energizer Bunny<p>5. Travelocity's Roaming Gnome<p>6. Yesware Yeti<p>7. Twitter Bird<p>8. Reddit's …

More Project Tango Specs Revealed, Showing Two Wide-Angle And One Depth-Sensing Camera

Google’s Project Tango smartphone is a 3D environment sensing hardware experiment, which the company is hoping to ship to developers soon (today is the anticipated ship date Google stated, in fact) had some of its specs revealed in a Chrome issue tracker spotted by Myce this morning. The new specs …

Screenshots of WhatsApp’s upcoming VOIP feature surface, design similar to iOS 7’s Phone app

Shortly after being acquired by Facebook for $19 billion dollars, WhatsApp announced that it was planning to integrate VOIP into its messaging app in the coming months. Today, iPhoneItalia has picked up images of what it claims are screenshots of the VOIP feature in action.<p>In line with the iOS 7 …

BucketListly For iPhone Helps You Track Your Goals, Swap Travel Stories With Fellow Dreamers

What things do you want to accomplish before you die? What’s on your “bucket list?” Me, I just want to take one solid, multi-hour nap, but I know there are people out there with slightly larger goals in mind. For them, a new mobile application called, heh, BucketListly, works to serve as both a …

Steller Is A Beautiful Visual Storytelling App For iPhone

Early this year, Apple’s former user experience evangelist and UI designer Mark Kawano launched an iPad storytelling app Storehouse. Now a new app has surfaced that has pretty much the same concept as Storehouse, but is available instead for your iPhone and iPod Touch.<p>Steller is a free storytelling …

Nokia Says It’s Disappointed With Indian Court Ruling That Rejected Asset Transfer To Microsoft

Nokia’s transfer of its Indian manufacturing unit and other assets in the country to Microsoft is facing a legal hurdle that could force the Finnish phone maker to take some extreme steps including potential shutdown of the plant.<p>If the Indian manufacturing plant is not transferred to Microsoft, it …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

Why Is Google Building A Robot Army?

In short: robotics world domination<p>Looking back, Google’s emergence as a robotics powerhouse seems obvious—and inevitable. First came the scattered hires of roboticists and the release of self-driving cars into Bay Area traffic. Then, the search giant reportedly bought two humanoid HUBO robots from …

Google Wallet just got more convenient — it now tracks your online orders

Google is hard at work on its Wallet app, and it just added a new feature: tracking your online purchases and order shipments right inside the app.<p>The feature lets Wallet pull receipts sent to your Gmail account into the Wallet app. Google is also working with package carriers so that when an …

Google fixes 7 Chrome security holes just before CanSecWest

Google has fixed seven security flaws in Chrome, just a day before the annual, real-time hacking competitions Pwnium and Pwn2Own.<p>The new security update for Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Linux patched four flaws labeled as High, below the more important level of Critical; three flaws in its rendering …

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Facebook spreads rainy-day blues to sunny places, study says

Ever feel the rainy-day blues on a bright and sunny afternoon? If so, your Facebook account may be to blame, according to new research.<p>In a paper published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists argued that the hugely popular social networking site exerts an emotional "spillover" effect that …

Mutant dual-boot Android and Windows Phone coming to US this spring

Huawei is no stranger to Windows Phone, having released a handset in the US last year, but the company is now planning to combine Android and Windows Phone into a single smartphone. Speaking to <i>TrustedReviews</i>, Huawei’s chief marketing officer, Shao Yang, reveals the firm is still committed to …

Google's killed off an experiment that put giant banner ads atop search results

Less than five months after piloting a program that put large banner advertisements on the top of some search result pages, Google's pulled the plug. The controversial practice added large photos across the top of the page, along with a selection of links directing users to the paying companies …

Google removes underlined links, says goodbye to 1996

Google started life as a research project in 1996 to crawl the internet and create a search engine. 18 years later, Google is now removing the last of the design left over from that era. Starting today, the '90s-style underlined links are being removed from Google search results. It truly marks the …

Bill Gates: 'The Idea That Innovation Is Slowing Down Is ... Stupid'

New ideas are coming at "a scarily fast pace," he says.<p>Bill Gates is aware that there's a lot of gridlock in Washington. He's just not sure it matters all that much for innovation.<p>"There's a lot of innovation that isn't dependent on Washington doing anything," the billionaire philanthropist and …

Amazon launches AppStream to speed up mobile app performance

Heads up, game and app developers — Amazon(s amzn) just made AppStream, its promised service that quickly streams HD content running on AWS GPU …

Virtual Minuum Leaves Beta With Version 2.0, Adds Text Sharing Across Applications

Whirlscape’s virtual keyboard software Minuum is exiting beta today with the launch of version 2.0, which changes up the look of the minimal input software, and adds quick access to emoji, plus text sharing across apps. The underlying tech also gets improvements, which means that both speed and …

The World's Richest Ex-Hackers

Long before he was the two-hundred-and-second richest person on the planet, Jan Koum was just another curious kid with a wardialer.<p>Koum, whose net worth suddenly jumped to $6.8 billion last month when his startup WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook, began his tech career as a teenage immigrant from …

iOS 8: Apple works to further push iCloud as the future of the file system

When Apple introduced both iOS and iCloud, its goal was to eliminate the classic file system found in Mac OS X and make synchronization so seamless between devices that it “just works.” Nearly three years after iCloud’s introduction, Apple is still moving closer to this goal. The company is working …