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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone builds new 'Super' app from bones of old

When Twitter co-founder Biz Stone’s new company started to wobble he turned to “bright spot theory” for an answer.<p>The 40-year-old multi-millionaire’s first post-Twitter foray, a Q&A app called Jelly, was struggling to attract users after its January launch. But the ever optimistic Stone saw an …

Minecraft creator's new mansion recreated in Minecraft

When Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson bought a gigantic mansion in Beverly Hills, it would only be a matter of time before his purchase wound up in his game<p>It’s possibly the most achingly zeitgeist story of the year: a rich coder buys a huge mansion in Beverly Hills (reportedly outbidding …

Get it while you can: This iOS app is secretly a Nintendo emulator in disguise

Every once and a while, someone slips a cool emulator past Apple’s App Store guardians in the guise of a seemingly inoffensive app. Well, just in time for Christmas, it’s happened again! Meet Floppy Cloud, an app by developer Kyle Hankinson that is actually a Nintendo and Super Nintendo emulator in …

App Store

The colorful Meizu M1 Note prepares to take on Xiaomi

Chinese smartphone developer Meizu is no stranger to being called a copycat, but having praised Jony Ive at the unveiling of its MX4 Pro and sent out iPhone 5c chassis as invitations to its latest M1 Note launch, Meizu seems to be taking this all in stride. The company’s new low-cost M1 Note may …

Mobile

Lyft Now Lets You Split Fares With Friends For A 25-Cent Fee

In the great battle between Lyft and Uber, my allegiance (that is, my money) tends to sway toward the first one. At least for now, it just feels like Lyft does less dumb stuff that grosses me out.<p>Lyft has just nabbed the one feature from Uber that I’ve sorely missed: fare splitting.<p>While you’ve …

North Korea's Internet struggles to return after total shutdown

North Korea's Internet has limped back online after it appeared to have been shut down completely.<p>Analysis of Internet performance from metrics firm Dyn Research showed that after a day of increasing problems, North Korea's national Internet had gone . But two state-run newspapers are now back …

Apple's first ever automatic security update patches critical bug

Apple has issued its first ever automatic security update for Mac computers, fixing a security flaw that the company felt was too dangerous to wait for users to patch. "The update is seamless," Apple spokesperson Bill Evans told <i>Reuters</i><i>.</i> "It doesn’t even require a restart."<p>the vulnerability was …