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5 Can't-Miss Apps: Autodesk Sketchbook and More

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Autodesk's Sketchbook and More<p>Autodesk Sketchbook<p>Emojiyo<p>Microsoft Xim<p>Polyvore<p>StumbleUpon<p>Amid the news of Tesla unveiling its new …

XGELS Module Updated To Version 2.1 With More Homescreen, App Drawer, And Badge Options

Xposed GEL Settings, or XGELS, is an Xposed Framework module that aims to make the default Google Now launcher (AKA the Google Experience Launcher) …

Google Now voice media controls incoming

It looks like some people are enjoying voice controls for media that is currently playing as part of Google Now. So far the only commands available …

Netflix Signs Peering Deal With AT&T to Cut Buffering

<i>This story has been updated to include a statement from AT&T confirming the peering deal.</i><p>Netflix has reached an agreement with AT&T to give its …

TouchPico Projector Turns Any Wall Into a Touchscreen

Handheld projectors are nothing new, but TouchPico from TouchJet offers a new twist that could be useful: the ability to turn any flat surface into …

Virtru launches killer NSA-grade encryption for enterprise

Virtru wants to protect your business data in the cloud.<p>In order to do so, the Washington, DC-based startup, co-founded by former National Security Agency data transfer architect Will Ackerly and his brother John, has launched its enterprise crypto-based email service for Android users. The new …

This Site Lets You Check If A Hotel’s WiFi Sucks Before It’s Too Late

There are lots of things that review sites should rank hotels on, but don’t. Is it known for bed bugs? Is the “heated pool” only heated during summer when the sun is out? How many ghosts live there? How fast is the WiFi?<p>This site won’t help you with all of those, but it <i>will</i> help you with that last …

The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home

When I broke into my neighbor’s home earlier this week, I didn’t use any cat burglar skills. I don’t know how to pick locks. I’m not even sure how to …

Sense is a glowing sphere that watches over you while you sleep

This sleek sleep tracker analyzes your bedroom, and your sleep patterns<p>At age 19, Londoner James Proud decided to skip out on college and move to the States.<p>As one of several "Thiel Fellows," Proud received a $100,000 grant from esteemed venture capitalist Peter Thiel to skip college, move to San …

KPIT's Green Car Gambit

KPIT is working to commercialize an automotive retrofit kit that can transform a gas guzzler into a plug-in hybrid. It has filed 17 patents for the system, called Revolo, and has already received four.<p>The hybrid kit consists of an electric motor, a battery system and software for controlling the …

The GoTenna Will Let You Communicate Without Any Connectivity

By this point, most of us are fully addicted to our smartphones. And when we find ourselves without Wifi or data service, our most direct connection to everything becomes almost useless. That’s where GoTenna comes in.<p>The device is launching into pre-order today, and lets users create their own …

The justice system would never allow Snowden to present a real defense at trial. That's just one reason to give him amnesty<p>The Guardian's riveting video interview with Edward Snowden this week ended with one of the biggest unresolved question in the debate over Snowden's decision to leak classified …

cPulse Is An Android Smartphone Case That Packs 128 Multicoloured And Programable LED Lights

As smartphone makers look to bring innovation even to the backside of our phones, adding all sorts of extra functionality to otherwise dormant real-estate, it’s perhaps no surprise to see third-party case-makers think along similar lines. But Codlight’s cPulse, which kicks off its Kickstarter …

Report: iPad May be Causing Allergic Rashes in Children

- Jul 14, 2014<p>Apple’s iPad could be behind the previouslyunexplained allergic rashes in children. <i>The Washington Post</i> cites a case study of an …

Raspberry Pi B+ marks first major upgrade to microcomputer

Gallery: Raspberry Pi B+ marks first major upgrade to microcomputer<p>Gallery: Raspberry Pi B+ marks first major upgrade to microcomputer<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>The …

Bluetooth Shower Speaker | Cult of Mac Deals

This rechargeable bluetooth shower speaker is water-resistant with a suction that allows you to secure it to your shower wall and listen to tunes or make hands-free calls.<p>10 meter wireless connection range<br>• Showerproof casing with IPx4 rating<br>• Built-in rechargeable battery - cable included<br>• Built-in …

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With Google’s Help, NYC’s Floating River Pool Will Tell Us How Much Poop Is In The Water

New Yorkers could see a free-floating public pool pilot that filters water from the East River as early as 2016.<p>Of all the things the post-industrial East River has been known for (dead bodies, raw sewage, oil spills), a safe public swimming opportunity was never really one of them. That changed in …

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The Portable Beer Tap

Beer lovers, rejoice! An open-source project has developed a portable beer tap that can dispense any kind of suds you want.<p>The company’s prototype, called the SYNEK draft system, sits on your kitchen counter and dispenses beer—even from the most obscure craft breweries. The secret behind this …

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Chromecast update lets you mirror your Android screen on a TV

Google vowed that Android users would finally get official screen mirroring on Chromecast through an update, and it's making good on that promise by rolling out the Chromecast 1.7 app today. Grab the new release and supporting devices (primarily from HTC, LG and Samsung) can send just about …

Former Microsoft Engineers Launch Pixotale, A Social Networking App For Visual Storytelling

A pair of ex-Microsoft engineers, Robert Mao and Haitao Li, have launched what they describe as a new social network based around photos and videos with Pixotale, an app that aims to re-imagine long-form storytelling for the mobile era.<p>Mao, previously having spent five years with Microsoft …

New NSA chief says 'sky not falling down' after Snowden revelations

The new director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, has played down the damage caused by Edward Snowden's revelations – in contrast to claims by his predecessor and British counterparts that it was one of the worst breaches in intelligence history.<p>Rogers said in an interview …

GE Announce $15 Connected LED Light Bulb

The “Internet of things,” the “Connected Home,” the “Smart Home,” whatever you want to call it, it’s just a fancy way of turning your stuff on and off with your smartphone. Now GE has introduced a cheaper way to stay on the couch and control your lights.<p>The low-cost connected Link lightbulb from GE …

Get an Aries Matrix wireless HD transmitter for $149.99

Planning to mount your TV on a wall? Hope you like cables, because you're probably going to be looking at a lot of them snaking out from the back. And even if you run them inside the wall, here's hoping you can place all your connected components -- cable box, Roku box, game console, and so on -- …

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US government publishes its first ever NSA transparency report via Tumblr

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) released a document today giving some crucial insights into the National Security Agency’s widespread surveillance operations in 2013.<p>The transparency report, published via Tumblr, lists the number of National Security Letters, Foreign …

Super Mario Bros. Beaten In Under Five Minutes, A New World Record

You've gotta watch this impressive <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> playthrough by speedrunner "Blubbler." Blubbler beats the game in a bewildering …

Shutter: Free Cloud Storage for Your iPhone Photos for Life

The handiwork of Deezer co-founder Jonathan Benassaya, StreamNation launched to the world in July last year, serving as a platform that lets you stream and share videos and photos directly from the cloud.<p>Back in November, StreamNation made an interesting move by letting its users upload their own …

Yahoo's Aviate intelligent home screen app leaves beta, gains useful new features

One-touch access to friends, conference calls, and directions<p>Aviate, the Android app that caters your home screen to the time of day and where you are, is finally opening its doors to the world. After several months in beta and being acquired by Yahoo, the app is formally launching today with a …

Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

Yahoo Opens Aviate, Its Android Launcher, To All

After acquiring Aviate earlier this year, Yahoo today released the Android homescreen service out of beta. The service, available only in English at the moment, aggregates your personal and local data to your device’s homescreen to help organize your day.<p>Some of the data you’ll see on the …