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Palabre is a beautiful RSS reader from the developer of Plume and Beautiful Widgets

If you’re a fan of popular apps like Beautiful Widgets, Bright Weather or Plume, you may want to listen up. The developer of those beautifully-designed apps, LevelUp Studio, created a new RSS reader app that’s available now in open beta. The new app is called Palabre, a Material Design-focused RSS …

Apps

PlayStation Network: PSN Goes Down Again Due To ‘Heavy Traffic’

The Sony Corporation’s PlayStation Network (PSN), is down as of Tuesday evening. Gamers first began reporting the outage online at 6 p.m. EST on …

Can't decide on a wearable? Lumoid lets you try a box full of them

It's increasingly easy to find a decent wearable these days -- the real problem is deciding on the one that fits you the best -- perhaps literally. Now Lumoid, the startup best known for its short-term camera rental service, has got you covered. The company just added a new wearable section to its …

Wearable Tech

ZEROHOUR RELIC XR, for all your portable charger in a tactical flashlight needs

Another nifty idea that graced the floors of CES last week, was a convenient, multi-purpose portable charger built into the form of a tactical flashlight. The ZEROHOUR RELIC XR is well on its way to graduating from idea to store shelves with its ongoing Kickstarter campaign.<p>Amy Truong and Aaron Son …

Apple Watch Release Date Approaching, New Features Unveiled For The ‘iWatch’

Apple Inc. has revealed new details about the Watch in early software sent to iOS developers in anticipation of its release date. Apple is reportedly …

Google's Android launcher lets you pretend you're using Lollipop

So you're still waiting for your Android phone's upgrade to Lollipop, and you don't want to look behind the times when your Nexus-toting friends show up. What to do? As of today, you only need to make sure you're using both the Google Now Launcher and a new version of Google's search app. The …

Android News

Online education company Lynda.com grabs $186M in new funding, eyes acquisitions

In the world of online education, Lynda.com is a senior citizen.<p>The company started 20 years ago with a web design book, hit profitability in 1997, migrated to the web by 2002, and didn’t take any funding until 2013. Today, it’s announcing its second round of funding, a massive $186 …

Startups

GAME may be killing itself by selling consoles too cheaply

In early 2012, Retailer GAME seemed destined to join Woolworths in whatever place high-street brands go to die. Phones4u has ended up there since, but GAME was rescued from the brink of collapse and last year, made something of a triumphant return to the London Stock Exchange. New console launches …

Selling

Sony-Backed Mesh Sensor Kit Looks To The Crowd

After crowdfunding a minimalist e-paper smartwatch last year, another Sony-backed ‘special project’ is currently passing a donations bowl around on Indiegogo — as the electronics giant continues to try to nurture new ideas via an internal seed acceleration program. And by allowing the employees …

Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe agree to settlement in employee-poaching lawsuit

Four of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, including Google and Apple, have agreed to a new settlement deal in an antitrust lawsuit over alleged agreements the firms had not to poach each others' employees. Adobe, Intel, Google, and Apple reached an agreement on Tuesday four years after the …

The $499 aluminum NES is pretty on the inside too

Analogue Interactive's aluminum body NES, the Analogue Nt, is expected to ship next month, almost a year after it was first announced. And while it's beautiful on the outside, it also has a handsome interior, as Analogue showcased today in photos of the collector-grade system's motherboard.<p>"We …

Retrogaming