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Google Has Buried Some Little-Known Tricks In Hangouts That Will Liven Up Your Chats

There are a few fun tricks hidden inside Hangouts, Google's chat product.<p>Everyone using Hangouts has access to a bunch of emoji, but you can shock your friends my making a few unlisted animations appear if you know the secrets:<p>Try typing "LMAO," "happy birthday," or "woot:"<p>Here's one to break out …

Apps

21 tools that will help your remote team work better together

Working as a remote team can be difficult, but doesn’t have to be. Here at The Next Web, much of our team is remote.<p>We have staff in the UK, India, The Netherlands, USA and New Zealand all working together across time zones successfully, even though the time differences can be confusing …

11 Websites That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Not everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.<p>Luckily, there's the internet.<p>We've made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.<p>Happy browsing.<p><b>Why we like it:</b>Investopedia's dictionary …

Personal Finance

Jolla Does Angry Birds Themed Android Launcher To Fling Its Sailfish OS Further

Jolla, the Finnish smartphone startup that expanded the MeeGo open source project into its own Sailfish OS, has released its first Android launcher — to give users of Google’s mobile platform a taster of what its alternative OS has to offer.<p>Jolla co-founder Marc Dillon, now its COO, previously told …

Anonymising router Anonabox suspended from Kickstarter campaign

An internet router that promised to anonymise online activity and raised over $600,000 in funds has been suspended from the Kickstarter fundraising site after an online backlash.<p>Anonabox developer August Germar confirmed to the Guardian on Friday that the fundraising site had suspended its pitch. …

Unfortunately, no clever gadget can keep you entirely safe online

Since the revelations last year of widespread snooping into personal communications by US spying authorities, Silicon Valley has seen a wave of privacy-focused startups. Many of these companies have used Tor, the open-source network that allows users to browse the web anonymously by encrypting the …

Engadget Daily: unlimited clean power, why there's no Retina MacBook Air and more!

So, why hasn't Apple updated its MacBook Air line with a Retina display? Here's our two-word answer: battery life. That's not all we have on deck though -- check out the rest of our news highlights from the last 24 hours, including a breakthrough in fusion power, further decline of the record …

You Too May Be A Victim Of Developaralysis

Dear developers: Do you feel insecure because you’re only fluent in a mere eight programming languages used across three families of devices? Does exposure to yet another JavaScript framework make you shudder and wince? Have you postponed a pet project because you couldn’t figure out which cloud …

Play by Play: AngularJS tutorial for beginners

Final Fantasy X - Suteki Da Ne for Piano Solo

Box helps users get more out of their content with new Preview, mobile app, Notes, and platform play

Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie took the stage at the company’s third-annual customer conference to talk about its next step in helping its users move further into the cloud. During his three-hour address, the eccentric and often-times comedic 30-year-old, announced four product updates designed …

Scanner patent troll targeted in 'groundbreaking' attorney general lawsuit

A patent troll threatening legal action against small businesses over their use of basic office products like scanners has become the subject of a "groundbreaking" lawsuit of its own. On Wednesday, Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell became the first state attorney general to file a suit …