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How It Works: An Electronic Cigarette

The future of smoking<p>Since electronic cigarettes hit the market in 2007, yearly sales have reached $1 billion in the U.S. Although they’re popular, it’s still unclear how safe they are. Last year, a study from an international group of scientists showed that the toxins in e-cigarette vapor are 9 to …

Auki may be the best quick reply tweak for iOS 7 (Jailbreak)

Auki is a new jailbreak tweak from Surenix and Benno available for iOS 7. This tweak brings a native style quick reply feature to the Messages app. Along with that, Auki provides several other features including a “Silent Mode” that can be applied to individual contacts, similar to Tweetbot’s mute …

‘Twitter’ and ‘Facebook’ of China are best frenemies

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Once the darling of tech investors, Weibo failed to excite Asian investors during its pre-IPO investor education in Hong …

Social Media

HTC sends TMo CEO gold One (M8); Samsung copies act w/ gold Galaxy S5

In a bid to steal the limelight late last week as T-Mobile released the two company’s flagship Android phones on the same day, both HTC and Samsung sent precious gifts to the carrier’s chief exec — golden versions of the HTC One (M8) and the Samsung Galaxy S5.<p>Throughout launch day, T-Mobile CEO …

Samsung Galaxy S5

​Before the iPhone was announced, Android didn't support touchscreen input

Ahead of Apple revealing its first smartphone, Google's plans for Android back in 2006 involved physical keys for control and no touchscreen input support. Revealed in court documents from the ensuing Apple-Samsung legal fray, the early specification says that "the product [Android] was designed …