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This one chart perfectly sums up why companies pour billions of dollars into messaging apps

Facebook dropped $19 billion on WhatsApp, Snapchat is valued at $15 billion, and even the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak, despite being a little over a year old, is already valued between $300 million and $400 million. Messaging apps are big business, and here's why.<p>Based on new data from mobile …

YouTube Is Experimenting With Ultra High Def, Ultra Smooth Video Playback — Here Are The Examples

Just a few months back, YouTube bumped up the quality of the videos it hosts by allowing for gorgeous, 60 FPS video playback.<p>Now they’re cranking things up to an almost absurd level. 60 FPS video, on YouTube… at <i>4K</i>.<p>The catch? It’s just something of an experiment, for now, and is limited to a <i>reaaally</i> …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do more than passively read, watch and listen has grown. Many also fall into a longer heritage of …

Apps

Android customization - how to factory reset your Android device, and a few things you should do first

Last week on our Android customization series, we helped out the beginning Android users in the crowd, showing off how to install a new icon pack on your Android device. This week is still a somewhat beginners task, we’ll look at performing a factory reset on your Android device.<p>More than just a …

Android News

Indian Music And Movie Streaming Firm Hungama Is Raising $100 Million

The promise of mobile in India is attracting venture capital at a rate never seen before. The latest deal of note involves Hungama, a media company that provides music, videos and movies on mobile, desktop and beyond, which is on the cusp of raising more than $100 million.<p>Sources close to the media …

Europe is going to get its first look at Xiaomi, the hottest smartphone company in the world

The Chinese company is doing the same in the US— starting small, with an online presence that introduces the brand to new markets slowly. Exec Hugo Barra has previously said Xiaomi won't be selling its smartphones in the US or Europe for a "few years." And more recently, Barra said the West isn't …

Mobile Technology

23 useful things you can make with a 3-D printer

3-D printers have built houses, produced food, and generated all sorts of surprising objects. But they're not just for hobbyists and large-scale projects.; 3-D printers are capable of creating incredibly useful and clever household objects you may not have even considered in the past.<p>CGTrader, a …

14 best kids games for Android

Smartphones aren’t usually for kids. However, the platform is quickly growing into a great place for kids with a selection of apps and games that cater to younger minds along with hardware specifically geared toward kids. In this roundup, we’ll take a look at some of the best Android kids games. …

Kids

DIY At-Home Image Transfers onto Fabric and Wood

<i>Paulina Thai is a senior graphic design student at the University of Cincinnati, with a special interest in food photography, fashion, hand lettering and brand identity. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Your environment has a huge …

Calligraphy

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Didn't get what you want over the holidays? Here are the best smartphones to look at.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider</i> …

This 19-Year-Old College Student Built an Artificial Brain That Detects Breast Cancer

<i>by Elizabeth Kiefer, TEEN VOGUE</i><p>Brittany Wenger is changing the game when it comes to cancer detection technology -- and, at 19, she's just getting started.<p><i>Brittany Wenger explaining her work to President Obama. You know, casual.</i> | Photo: Getty Images<p>Brittany Wenger is one seriously smart cookie. In …

Pip Lets You Send Preset Messages with Just a Tap

How do you get a message across to someone if you don’t feel like talking or typing? A new app called Pip lets you send notifications to your contacts who also use the app, just by tapping on a preset message. So yeah, it’s kind of like Yo on (mild) steroids.<p>Reports TechCrunch, Pip is being …

The 12 best Android apps of 2014

Between the release of Android Lollipop, a slew of new cutting-edge handsets, and a brand new platform for smartwatches and wearables, 2014 was an …