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Mad genius Rickrolls and crashes Vine with full-length music video embed

Web developer Will Smidlein managed to bypass the six-second upload limit on Vine today, inserting the entirety of Rick Astley's immortal "Never Gonna Give You Up" into a post that was ultimately taken down by Twitter. "I think I broke Vine," Smidlein tweeted, along with the full embed of the song. …

Feedly emerges as key Google Reader replacement with support from Reeder, Press, and more

With the death of Google Reader under a month away, third-party RSS clients will soon need to find a replacement to Google's service. Feedly has been working hard to fill the void, and today it's announcing that it will integrate with the apps Reeder, Nextgen Reader, gReader, Press, and Newsify …

Redesigned Gmail for Android begins rolling out to users

After previewing the redesigned Gmail experience last week, Google is today beginning to roll out its latest version to Android users. Once you've received the update, Gmail for mobile will automatically filter your inbox into new sections or "tabs" that separate messages according to their source; …

Twitter adds inline profile editing, drag-and-drop photo uploads

Twitter has made it just a tad easier to tweak your profile information by offering the option of changing them inline. The feature, which is available through both the website and its official mobile apps, enables faster changes to your account bio, as well as drag-and-drop upload capability for …

Camino browser ends development after ten years

The open source web browser Camino is no longer in development, after landing on Macs about a decade ago. Camino's developers felt that it had fallen behind modern browsers like Chrome and Firefox, and that continuing to slowly develop the browser would lead to serious security issues for its …

Rdio intros new social features and redesigned player

Social media streamer Rdio rolled out a major redesign a little over a year ago and has done a bit of tweaking since then. Now, following a recent update to its mobile apps, the service is making even more changes. At the top of the list are methods for getting social on the site, with friends from …

Microsoft drops the Blue codename, confirms Windows 8.1 will be a free upgrade available later this year

One of the worst kept secrets rattling around Microsoft's campus is Windows Blue, the forthcoming update to Windows 8 that addresses users' bugbears about the OS. Now, Microsoft is officially rechristening the platform, and with a more staid name: Windows 8.1. Tami Reller, the CMO and CFO of …

Android chief working on smoother updates, fine with Facebook Home

Sundar Pichai also says he believes Android and Chrome should stay separate, despite both operating systems falling under his control.<p>Android head Sundar Pichai might be new to the job of leading Google's mobile operating system, but he's already working at improving the update process for that …

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The Future of Wireless Power

We live in a wireless world. Cell phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2G, 3G, 4G — the always on, always connected world of digital devices is driven by the magic of wireless. But all our devices, from smart phones to laptops, still rely on cords and plugs for charging. Everyone’s had their cell phone become …

Android 4.3, Google Babel, and the Nexus 7: What’s in store for Google I/O?

Here's a peek at the rumors (and evidence) surrounding the developer conference.<p>Google’s annual developer conference is mere days away, so expect a …