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10 Ways to Pay Using Your Mobile Smartphone

<i>Jon Norris is a freelance content specialist for audience.io and writes for the Fueled blog. This post comes courtesy of Fueled, a mobile design and development company based in New York and London.</i><p>The mobile wallet dream may still be a way off for the average consumer, but a cashless and cardless …

Hundreds of Classic Console Games Can Now Be Played Online, Free

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Thanks to the good people at the Internet Archive, classic console video games like Donkey Kong, …

Permission site for apps adds real-time Google monitoring

MyPermissions, a site that offers a handy dashboard of all the apps that are burrowing into your social media accounts, expanded the features it …

Chromecast purchases include $6 Google Play credit for limited time

It can't quite match three months of Netflix, but Google is rewarding Chromecast buyers with a new bonus for the holidays: $6 in Google Play credit. Starting now and running through December 7th, you'll get the Play credit when purchasing Chromecast from retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, and …

Slavery, the Rebel flag and the shutdown

<b>Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave" (Fox Searchlight)</b><p>How the toxic effects of white supremacy, seen so clearly in “12 Years a Slave,” endure in American politics<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>October 19, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Five years before the beginning of the Civil War, Robert …

Square launches Cash, a peer-to-peer payments service that’s incredibly simple to use

Square officially took the wraps off its planned peer-to-peer payments service Square Cash today, and the results are quite impressive — it isn’t …

Simple announces MoneyDrop to help you send money to nearby friends

Online bank Simple today announced MoneyDrop, a new feature for its mobile app that lets users pay each other fee-free. The app uses Bluetooth Low Energy to help you connect with friends nearby and pay them with a few taps. MoneyDrop is essentially the same feature offered by banks like Chase which …

Look out Google: Disconnect says its no-track search tool is taking off

Disconnect, a startup co-founded by a former Google(s goog) engineer, is fast becoming a darling of privacy advocates — and a potential headache for …

Snaptee: Design Your Own T-Shirt From Your Smartphone

Snaptee, a cool Hong Kong-based company that lets customers create their own t-shirts on the fly, has launched an Android app to accompany its four-month old iOS app.<p>The startup is on “a mission to make t-­shirt design accessible to everyone,” and that’s exactly what its mobile apps do. You can …

Stephen Hawking: The afterlife is a fairy tale (but your brain might go on)

In the next life, we will all correct the things we got wrong in this one.<p>We'll be better, nicer people, calmer and more knowing. Or we'll be horses in a field, grazing away our days.<p>Please, keep fantasizing. But it isn't going to happen. At least according to Stephen Hawking.<p>He knows that many …

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The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

The 404 1,333: Where we snap to the future (podcast)

How to remove old Android devices from the Play store

Similar to how it keeps track of your downloaded and purchased applications, Google also keeps track of your Android devices. Each smartphone or tablet you register to your Google account is automatically synced with the Play store, giving you the ability to install new apps from your Web …

Tardis street view: Google Maps goes inside Doctor's blue box

Doctor Who's Tardis has been making cameo appearances on Google Street View for quite some time. Not content to just sit there and gaze at the exterior, Google Street View now goes inside the time and space machine.<p>You start at the police telephone box Street View location at Earl's Court in …

Google Street View

The 10 Coolest Things You Can 3-D Print Right Now

Cameras, guitars, RC aircraft and more!<p>One survey of the 3-D printing landscape will quickly show you that it's brimming with novelty items and useless junk. But don't let that overwhelm you! We sorted through the clutter to create this list of 10 projects that are both awesome and practical.<p>Don't …

Twitter is available in 33 languages, but its universal language is the emoji

To say Twitter is international is an understatement. According to a company blog post in January, 70% of its users are based outside the U.S., and …

Internet Icon Season 2 finale finds the two qualities that make a YouTube star

In the television world, reality competition series like <i>Project Runway</i> and <i>Survivor</i> struggle with their finales; after all, since the only thing …

Your Body Is The Computer

The last few years have presented an unprecedented shift in the computing world as PCs are being replaced with mobile devices. But now that a large portion of the market has already shifted, what comes after it? Last week, we looked at how the giants of tech are going after TV screens. This week, …

GE just invented the first “internet of things” device you’ll actually want to own

Quirky<p>If you’ve always wanted to be able to check, from anywhere in the world, exactly how many eggs are in your fridge at home, the Egg Minder is for you. Sure, it sounds silly. Do we really need an internet-connected device and companion smartphone app to tell us something so inessential? But …

Exclusive: Meet the first startups in Kaplan’s TechStars-powered ed tech accelerator

The power of TechStars is being put to the test by the demands of education. On Tuesday, the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, powered by the well-known …

This Insane Homemade Lightsaber Burns Straight Through Things

OK, so this should be labelled with extreme hazard warnings or something. A crazy laser enthusiast actually built his own lightsaber capable of …

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Nook Simple Touch e-readers reportedly adding web browser and email client next week

Barnes & Noble’s E Ink e-readers are getting an update next month that will add a web browser and email client, reports <i>TechCrunch</i><i>.</i> Citing an unnamed source, it writes that the Nook Simple Touch and Simple Touch with GlowLight will start receiving the updates on June 1st.<p>The Nook Simple Touch …

NextGuide Web replaces your DVR interface with your web browser

As television channel counts have ballooned, there's more programming than ever out there — but the hardest part can actually be finding something decent to watch. NextGuide Web, launching today in a closed beta, tackles that problem directly from your web browser. If the name sounds familiar, it's …