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Impala for Android recognizes your pics and automatically sorts them into categories

Say goodbye to your messy photo gallery and say hello to better-organized and automatically sorted photos courtesy of Impala, an app that uses computer vision technology to help you categorize your photos.<p>First released as an iOS-exclusive app and now available for free on the Google Play Store, …

Firefox OS 2.0 starts emerging from its cocoon

Firefox OS, the mobile operating system Mozilla hopes will loosen the grasp Google and Apple hold over the mobile market, is getting a fresh look and new features with the upcoming version 2.0.<p>Sören Hentzschel, a Mozilla representative in Germany, published mockups of the new operating system on …

Boot Up: WhatsApp, Windows Phone, and the death of the download

A quick burst of 16 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>How Google blew its chance to buy WhatsApp >> Business Insider<p>Google CEO Larry Page blew his chance to buy WhatsApp.Page was willing to pay more than the $19bn Facebook paid for WhatsApp, according to a new report from …

Report: LTE speeds drop in US over the last year

The download speeds of 4G LTE networks dropped in the US over the last year, according to measurements from network monitoring app OpenSignal.<p>In the February 2014 report, the United States ranked 15th of 16 countries for download speeds, losing ground as the average data rate dropped to 6.5Mbps …

Women Outnumber Men For The First Time In Berkeley’s Intro To Computer Science Course

For the first time in its history, Berkeley saw an introductory computer science course with predominantly female students – 106 women vs. 104 men. This slight turnaround signals a promising trend in the male-dominated STEM world.<p>To be sure, Berkeley is an exception: according to the National …

Silk Makes it Easier to Explore and Visualize Online Data

Silk is a beautiful website building platform for people who want to create and manage a specialized database online. Now, it’s rolling out a new ‘Explore’ page format so that visitors can easily search and filter the information that they’ve published online.<p>When you hit the Explore tab on the …

WhatsApp Rival Telegram Sees 5M Downloads in a Day

<b>Update, February 24:</b> Ok, folks, it looks like things are gathering serious momentum. Telegram says it saw 5 million downloads on Sunday, and it is top of the App Store in nearly 50 countries worldwide.<p>It seems that the recent WhatsApp outage, combined with security issues and Facebook’s impending …

Learn to code through dungeon crawling

Looking at a bunch of code for the first time can be something of a daunting affair. All those strings and symbols can simply look like a mess to the …

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Loco2: An Increasingly Great Way to Book European Train Travel

While companies like Hipmunk and Skyscanner have made life simpler for people who want to book flights, train travel hasn’t had quite the same degree of attention from tech entrepreneurs. That said, Loco2 is a kind of ‘Hipmunk for European rail’, gradually expanding its reach across the continent. …

Samsung investigates Note 3 accessory woes

Samsung is aware of a problem with its<p>Note 3smart phone, which sees third-party accessories not working on phones runningAndroid 4.4 KitKat.<p>The arrival of the new version of Android saw some third-party accessories (cases, for example) stop working, SamMobile reports. A statement on the subject was …

We're All Doomed: Using Your Smartphone Before Bed Can Cause Cellphone 'Hangover'

So, we already knew that using our smartphones too much alienates us from actual human beings. Here’s another reason we should probably chill out …

14 Apps Every Entrepreneur Needs in 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are known to be the masters of efficiency, right? The secret? We don't do it alone. Besides having an amazing team to support our endeavor, we also utilize cutting edge apps to keep us on our A-game. (When you're heads down …

Supporting a connected home is about education, not troubleshooting

When I first installed a SmartThings kit last summer I proudly looked at my pile of sensors, my connected outlets and locks and wondered, now what? …

The best web and mobile fonts of 2013 are …

Once again, it’s time for our (and your) favorite end-of-year roundup: The typefaces!<p>And holy moly, what a whirl of typefaces this year has been. Thanks to the magic of CSS (specifically, @font-face kits and kit generators), there’s pretty much no such thing as a print-only font anymore, unless …

WhatsApp hits 400m user mark

<b>WhatsApp has announced that it now has 400 million monthly users.</b><p>Jan Koum, CEO of the popular messaging app took to the company's blog to break the …

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Twitter Enables Perfect Forward Secrecy Across Sites To Protect User Data Against Future Decryption

Twitter has enabled Perfect Forward Secrecy across its mobile site, website and API feeds in order to protect against future cracking of the service’s encryption. The PFS method ensures that, if the encryption key Twitter uses is cracked in the future, all of the past data transported through the …

Chrome DevTools now lets you see how websites behave on mobile devices (video)

Developing a mobile-friendly website can be daunting. How do you account for the many, many devices that will see your page? If you grab Google's new Chrome 32 beta, that kind of testing should be trivial. The desktop browser's DevTools for Mobile can now emulate the behavior of mobile gadgets down …

Google Chrome's top 10 hidden features

From the iPad interface to quick calculations, Daniel Johnson brings you 10 of Google Chrome's best hidden features<p><b>1) Built-in task manager</b><p>Everyone knows Ctrl+Alt+Delete brings up Windows task manager. But did you know Google Chrome has its own?<p>Chrome treats each tab as a separate process so if …

Is The Samsung Galaxy Gear A Success After All?

One day after Business Korea reported Samsung only sold 50,000 Galaxy Gear units, the company announced an entirely different number. According to …

Top 10 Chrome extensions to enhance your daily browsing

Google’s Chrome browser is fast, secure and free, but it can be made a whole lot better with some free extensions that boost almost any aspect of browsing from tab management to fixing up Facebook.<p>As Google’s Chrome developers summit kicks off later today, the time is ripe to look at some of the …

This is the first interesting search engine since Google

It’s hard to build a really new search engine. Microsoft has spent enormous resources trying to convince people that Bing’s search results are just as good as Google’s. Bing has won market share, but not at Google’s expense. Other Google alternatives like DuckDuckGo are growing rapidly because they …

August secures $8M for its Yves Behar-designed smart lock

Your front door is about to get a lot smarter, prettier, and more-connected.<p>Back in May, home automation startup August announced the August smart lock, an inconspicuous but well-designed device developed in part by Jawbone’s Yves Behar. Bluetooth-enabled, the August smart lock lets owners send …

Google Voice now supports MMS messages from T-Mobile users

Your friends on Sprint aren't the only ones that can flood your Google Voice number with MMS messages anymore -- now, even your T-Mobile pals can, too. Google's Nikhyl Singhal recently mentioned that Mountain View's been working on Voice MMS integration, so it's no surprise that another telcom's …

Too good to be true? Airo wristband says it tracks calories consumed, not just burned

All kinds of new health trackers monitor your activity to tell you how many steps you’ve taken and the number of calories you’ve burned. But a new …

Competitive Ruling Will Bring New Generation Of Swiss-Made Smartwatches

The Swatch Group has long been the primary movement supplier to the majority of Swiss (and non-Swiss) watch manufacturers. These movements — essentially the guts of the watch — have powered 60 percent of the world’s watches in the past decade. That’s about to end.<p>WEKO, the Swiss competition …

How to: Use a password manager to have strong, unique passwords for each website

Evernote, Adobe, even Apple … just a few of the companies who have found their user data compromised by hackers in recent times. The possibility of a hacker being able to access one of your web accounts is worrying enough – but if you use the same email address and password for almost <i>all</i> the …

LiquidM introduces white-labeled mobile advertising management platform

Liquid M on Thursday announced public availability of its white-labeled mobile advertising management platform. It allows mobile media buyers to more …

T-Mobile teases free international data coverage ahead of NYC event

T-Mobile's coverage hasn't been one of its stronger points, but the carrier is looking to tackle that issue in an interesting way: it's giving subscribers free international data coverage that spans across over 100 countries. We're expecting T-Mobile to go into more detail on the service later …