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The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

So you’ve Just Got an Android Device? Download These Apps First

If you just unwrapped a new Android smartphone or tablet for Christmas, listen up. While there are no shortage of apps waiting for you in the Google Play store, only a handful of them are worth downloading on your new device.<p>So rather than digging through user reviews or picking out apps on a whim, …

How The Secret Service Protects The President's Hawaii Vacation

It's not news to anyone that when the president comes to town, he comes with a ton of security. But when the president comes to a small island in the middle of the Pacific -- a small island that is already home to the nation's second worst traffic -- his security apparatus is a bit more …

Researchers sent a text message using only vodka and a fan

Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "drunk text," York University researchers in Canada have used vodka and a desk fan to send a new kind of text message. In the experiment, they encoded the alphabet in evaporated alcohol, assigning different concentration levels to represent bits 1 and 0. The …

Ephemeral Messaging App Frankly Updated To Give Users More Control Over Their Text

Spurred on by the intense popularity of Snapchat, it seems like everyone’s making an app with self-destructing messages these days. Or if you’re not making a standalone messaging app, you’re adding messaging as part of your existing service. With $6 million in backing by South Korea’s SK Planet, …

Nexus smartphones can reportedly be forced to reboot through SMS attack

The latest Nexus smartphones can be forced to restart, freeze, or lose network connection because of an issue with the way they handle a certain type of SMS message, reports <i>PC World</i>. Security researcher Bogdan Alecu reportedly discovered that the Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 4, and the Nexus 5 all …

Report on climate change depicts a planet in peril

Climate change will disrupt not only the natural world but society, posing risks to resources and fomenting conflict, panel says.<p>November 11, 2013|By Tony Barboza<p>New York is among the coastal cities around the world that face a threat from… (Mark Lennihan / Associated…)<p>Climate change will disrupt …

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Online retailer ModCloth adds crowdsourced apparel fittings

Online apparel store ModCloth is turning to its user data to solve one of the biggest problems with buying clothes online -- ordering clothes that fit the first time.<p>The popular vintage-inspired retailer launched a new feature for its iPhone app Friday that surfaces products for you based on the …