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Let's Play – the YouTube phenomenon that's bigger than One Direction

For the past five years, a silent army of video makers have been populating YouTube with clips of themselves playing computer games.<p>What might once have seemed an unlikely sub-genre has proliferated across the network and been rewarded with its own channel, called Let's Play, or LP. For gamers, …

2013: People of the year

Astronauts, pioneers, whistleblowers and, oh yes, some person called Higgs, we salute those who were on everyone's lips in 2013.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in transport<p>The year in space<p>The year in design and architecture<p>The year in wildlife<p>The year in weather

Top 5 Christmas Businesses That Made 2013 Special

With the Christmas season behind us, and the new year here, it's time to look at the coolest businesses that helped make the holidays magical this …

Four New Tech Trends That Should Be Huge In 2014

Obviously, the most interesting events of 2014 can't be predicted. They will be left turns that no one expected. In 2013, it was things like Edward Snowden, the contract system admin who leaked secret documents about the NSA's spying tactics. Or Google buying eight robotics companies including one …

Coinbase Launches Point of Sale App for Bitcoin Payments

Coinbase, the Bitcoin digital wallet service that recently raised a hefty $25 million, is upping its focus on merchants after it released its first standalone point-of-sale app to allow retailers to accept payment via Bitcoin on a mobile device (assuming recent price drops haven’t discouraged them.)<p>…

The man behind NYT Magazine's gorgeous covers is headed to Apple

You may not know the name Arem Duplessis, but you've no doubt seen his work on the cover of <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> in the past 10 years. As design director at <i>NYT Mag</i>, he crafted some of the most stunning work in the publication's history -- examples seen above -- and he's just been hired away …

Flurry Finds Christmas App Download Spike Continues, But Lessens As People Get Used To Smartphones

Mobile analytics and ad platform Flurry has released its annual report on the state of app downloads over Christmas for 2013, and as is usually the case, consumers clearly went crazy for apps this year. Unwrapping a new iPad will inevitably prompt a spike in software downloads, but Flurry is …

Mobile App Growth Is Now In DECLINE

For those of you who believe the mobile economy is still in gold rush/bubble territory — an industry whose greatest growth years are in front of it — think again.<p>Flurry, one of the larger mobile ad companies, measured device activations and app download traffic over Christmas and discovered that …

$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Federal regulators this month opened a new era in the treatment of a deadly liver virus that infects three to five times more people than HIV. Now the question is: Who will get access to the new drug for hepatitis C, and when?<p>The drug Sovaldi will cost $1,000 per pill. A typical course of treatment …