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Soon you’ll be able to flip somebody off in a text message

It’s officially named the reversed hand with middle finger extending, according to the Emojipedia, and it’s coming to your mobile phone. Unicode, the …

GitHub Opens Octicons Icon Font to All

Way back in 2012, social coding community GitHub launched its own icon font called Octicons, leveraging what it called at the time “CSS3 techniques like rounded corners, gradients, and @font-face across all pages of the site.”<p>This was designed to be as much about aesthetics for the emerging …

Paper by 53 shows off surface pressure feature coming to its Pencil stylus and iPad Paper app

Last fall, the folks behind the iPad drawing app Paper introduced a standalone iPad stylus that integrates with the app appropriately called Pencil. FiftyThree’s Pencil is designed to not only look like a good old-fashioned pencil, but the stylus even talks to the Paper software to decipher which …

Sunrise Integrates Evernote, Songkick, Tripit, GitHub and Asana

Sunrise updated its beautiful calendar app today with seamless integration for your Evernote, Songkick, TripIt, GitHub and Asana accounts. If you’re already using these services, it means any time-sensitive deadlines or information will be piped into your calendar automatically, creating a single …

Opera for Android Makes it Easier to Close & Restore tabs

Opera may be one of many third-party browser apps available for Android, but with its latest update things just got a little more swish.<p>To close tabs, you can now use a simple upwards swipe. Or, if you accidentally banish the wrong tab, you can now reopen recently-closed tabs via the main menu …

iPhone 6 Sapphire Display Limited to 5.5" Model as LG Struggles with iWatch Display Power Draw?

With conflicting opinions about whether Apple and partner GT Advanced Technologies will have enough sapphire crystal production ramped up for both rumored iPhone 6 models and the iWatch, Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i> is now weighing in [Google Translate, via <i>G 4 Games</i>] with its own claims that only …

Siri Is For Sale: Will Apple, Samsung Fight Over Nuance?

While Apple and Samsung battle for mobile phone supremacy, Carl Icahn may be hoping their rivalry will drive up the price of one of his largest holdings.<p>The legendary activist investor has accumulated a 19% stake in Nuance Communications, the speech-recognition firm behind Apple’s Siri, and now …

New emojis let you throw shade with a single symbol

Someone once said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so a smiling, yellow face is probably worth at least 160 characters. If you ever found the current run of emoji a little too stifling, some 250 new ones could be en route to help recreate the rest of your favorite album covers. But don't …

Is Facebook Slingshot Third Time’s A Charm Or Strike Three?

Facebook has today launched strike three against Camp Snapchat with Slingshot. As with many of Facebook’s recent products (like Paper), Slingshot is an already-proven idea dressed up in an expensive UI with an established distribution network of <i>billions</i>. Despite the fact that most social apps fail, …

T-Mobile’s CEO Is Pissed That The Amazon Phone Will Be Exclusive To AT&T

T-Mobile’s John Legere, ever the Un-CEO, has thrown yet another tantrum in the wake of rumors suggesting the new Amazon phone may be an AT&T exclusive. Because he’s crazy. But he’s also right, as such exclusive deals hurt both the consumer and the industry.<p>The WSJ broke the news this morning that …

If Amazon Launches a Phone, It Will Have a Serious App Problem

At this point, it's all but guaranteed that Amazon will be introducing its own smartphone at a big Willy Wonka-esque event on Wednesday. While we're …

Japan manufacturers said to gear up for Apple and iPhone 6

Activity at Japan-based machine tool manufacturers and component suppliers is brisk for the next-generation iPhone. But it's not all good news, according to Japan's Nikkei business daily.<p>Domestic orders for industries connected to the next-gen iPhone are "booming," Nikkei said in the online …

Facebook launches new image messaging app Slingshot

<b>Facebook has launched a photo-messaging app one week after accidentally releasing it on Apple's app store.</b><p>Known as Slingshot, the app's features include sharing photos and videos with friends and sending "reaction shots".<p>It uses an unlocking mechanism, whereby photos received from friends must be …

OMG! Hot or Not is back!

Hot or Not, an online platform where people rate the attractiveness of participants, took the Internet by storm over a decade ago.<p>Now Hot or Not's creators have relaunched the dating app to help people connect with the hottest people in their areas.<p>The updated Hot or Not app encourages people to …

Amazon '3D phone' launch - what can we expect?

Amazon is hotly tipped to be launching its first smartphone at a Seattle event this evening. We round up what to expect<p><b>Amazon</b> is widely expected to be <b>launching its first smartphone</b> at an event on Wednesday June 18, entering a fiercely competitive market dominated by established tech giants …

Voice recognition firm Nuance reportedly eyed by Samsung

Speech-recognition software company Nuance has reportedly held discussions with Samsung over an acquisition.<p>Among the licensees of Nuance's technology is Apple for its Siri personal digital assistant, and Samsung itself, which already uses the technology in its phones, tablets and televisions. …

Snapchat now lets you collaborate with other users on evaporating pictures

In 2013, Snapchat launched My Story for those who don't mind sharing their pics for just a <i>bit</i> longer, and now they're expanding that feature for those who'd also like to share with more people. While the older feature lets you add images to a feed that friends can see for 24 hours, Our Story gives …

7 Web Design Disasters that Drive People Crazy

<i>Garrett Heath is a technology storyteller with Rackspace.</i><p>While working on an article about responsive design, I realized how frustrating it is when companies design for a desktop only experience. I use a laptop for much of my Web browsing, but when I’m on the go it drives me nuts when there is a …

Lightbox Wants To Be Your Phone’s Other Lens

Say hey to a new wearable camera contending for your cash. The Ca7ch Lightbox boasts of being the smallest live-streaming wearable camera — at just 1.5 inches x 0.49 inches, and weighing in at a dainty 30 grams.<p>It also has an 8MP lens, with f2.4 aperture; records 1080p video; and has a burst mode …

Amazon Fire Phone unveiled

More than seven years after Apple introduced the iPhone, Amazon unveiled the Fire Phone, its first foray into the smartphone market Wednesday at an event in Seattle hosted by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.<p>Bezos pulled the phone out his pocket before a crowd of 300 gathered near Seattle.<p>The $200 Fire Phone …

Gear & Gadgets

Fleksy Messenger puts a useable touchscreen keyboard on Samsung’s Gear 2 smart watch

Color me impressed. I never thought a touchscreen keyboard could effectively work on the small screen of a wearable display but Flesky appears to …

Glympse Updated for Windows Phone 8, Launched for Kindle Fire

Glympse, the app that lets you share your location with friends in real-time, has been overhauled for Windows Phone 8 bringing new features to the platform.<p>Among the new options is the ability to share your location with a friend via an international phone number and the ability to keep sharing …

Sharp shows off its prototype Free-Form display technology

If the latest flagship smartphones are anything to go by, we can’t escape talking about displays and mobile devices. So here’s a little glimpse at a technology that might work its way into future smartphones. Sharp has been showing off its latest display innovation called “Free-Form”, which allows …

Mobile Devices

Adobe Launches Creative Cloud Hardware-Software Drawing Combo

Adobe has ventured where few software companies have gone. It’s now in the hardware business with the debut of Adobe Ink & Slide, a digital tablet pen and ruler set for Apple’s iPad linked to the company’s Creative Cloud subscription service.<p>Both tools were unveiled at Adobe’s MAX 2013 conference …

Slingshot: Facebook officially launches Snapchat rival

Facebook's new ephemeral messaging app Slingshot requires users to respond to messages before they have opened them<p>Facebook has officially launched its new photo- and video-messaging app Slingshot in the US, after accidentally releasing it on the app store earlier than planned last week.<p>Like …

You can now push YouTube live-events to Chromecast with your mobile device

Chromecast users have been able to throw live YouTube broadcasts to Google's streaming stick via their PCs for a bit now, but the search giant recently added a perhaps more convenient way to do that task. Now, you can use your mobile device to push as-they're-happening videos to your flat-screen …

Twitter users can now share animated GIFs on iPhone, Android and the web

The internet is a strange place. While you’d probably think that the World Wide Web’s rapid pace would be filled with short-lived trends, some things are making a comeback. The Graphics Interchange Format better known as the GIF was created by Steve Wilhite and introduced by CompuServe way back in …

With Horizon, The Trippiest iPhone Video Ever Is Just A Car Ride Away

But what are Horizon's limits? Its creators wanted to find out. This week, using some cardboard, tape, and twist ties, they fastened an iPhone to a car's wheel and drove through a parking lot recording video with Horizon.<p>The end result is pretty awesome, if a little trippy.<p>The video can't stay …

Future FBI may bullhorn: 'Step away from the 3D printer…'

Are 3D printers on their way to becoming weapon factories?<p>That question arises following a notice from the FBI that it is looking to buy a $20,000 Stratsys Objet24 Personal 3D printer because the printer can “support the advanced technical exploitation of evolving and existing high technology …