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Why Fads Fade: The Inevitable Death Of Flappy Bird

<i>Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from Hooked: A Guide to Building Habit-Forming Products, a new book by Nir Eyal and Ryan Hoover.</i><p>On February 8, 2014, an app called <i>Flappy Bird</i> held the coveted No. 1 spot in the Apple App Store. The app’s 29-year-old creator, Dong Nguyen, reported earning …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Hands on with LG’s curved, self-healing G Flex smartphone

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>Unlike most new smartphones I’ve seen this year, the LG G Flex genuinely surprised me. And not just because …

Phones

Daily Roundup: New Nexus 5 hardware, Amazon Pantry, next-gen console sales and more!

<i>You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on</i> …

Google says Android app permission manager was released by mistake, removes it from latest update

Remember that "Apps Ops" feature Google snuck into Android 4.3? The company seems to have changed its mind. The feature was originally hidden, but when activated with a third party app it gave users the ability to pick and choose what data apps have access to -- blocking seemingly harmless …