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​Steal Money In This Game, Get Actual Money In Real Life

"Earn cash and win prizes just by playing video games!" We've seen that type of empty promise on dozens of fake-out ads all over the internet. But …

The Flappy Bird Fiasco

"People prefer imperfect things," the creator of the incredibly popular, loved, hated and now-notorious <i>Flappy Bird</i>, Dong Nguyen, mused over Twitter …

Samsung to debut Gear 2 smartwatch with Tizen, not Android

The Korean electronics giant will use the wearable device to push its own software and services instead of those from Google.<p>Sorry, Android, but you just got some more competition in wearables.<p>A new version of Samsung's Gear smartwatch will run the company's Tizen software instead of Google's …

Mobile

Microsoft's OneDrive to take on Google Drive and Dropbox

What does the OneDrive cloud service have going for it? Why, Microsoft's four-decade legacy and the reputation that goes with it, of course.<p>Over the years, critics occasionally -- and justifiably -- slammed Microsoft for cramming too many features into its software. But could that ingrained habit …

Google Drive

Microsoft OneDrive for iOS review: Good cloud storage, but with little to set it apart - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Microsoft OneDrive</b> for iOS has a sleek interface for browsing your files and offers tight integration for Microsoft Office subscribers.<p><b>The Bad</b> There is no password protection in the app. Photo backup features are automatic and don't ask permission.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> OneDrive is a solid cloud …

Software

Galaxy S5 may be waterproof, dustproof -- report

With just a few days to go before it's announced, rumors via ZDNet Korea suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be waterproof and dustproof.<p>Anyone who's ever sacrificed a phone on the altar of a toilet or swimming pool can appreciate the possibilities of a waterproof phone. The current Samsung …

Phones

HTC One 2 could sport fancy gold chassis, three lenses

A new leaked press image reportedly shows the HTC One successor with a gold chassis and three camera lenses.<p>It looks like the HTC One 2 might indeed wield a dual-camera array plus a gold metallic chassis. Expert phone tipster @evleaks has posted what apparently is a legit press image of HTC's …

Phones

Amazon Coins branch out to all Android devices

The virtual currency has expanded beyond Kindle owners to all Android users in the United States and elsewhere.<p>Amazon customers in the US, the UK, and Germany can now earn, buy, and spend Amazon Coins via their Android phones and tablets.<p>Previously available just for Kindle users, Amazon Coins were …

Apps

Nokia Treasure Tag tries to keep your valuables safe

The device pairs with a Lumia handset via near-field communication and alerts owners when they leave the house without tagged items.<p>Nokia on Wednesday unveiled a new mobile accessory designed to limit your chances of losing something valuable.<p>Dubbed the Nokia Treasure Tag, the match box-sized …

Near Field Communication

Samsung to Apple: Ha, yours is tiny

In a new ad, Samsung touts its screen size against that of its rival. It adds that Samsung's Galaxy Note has HD, while Apple is 4 inches of very little.<p>Anyone who watches the NBA knows that to win it all, you need size.<p>Samsung wants you to know that it's the same with smartphones.<p>Oh, Apple might …

OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive and Box: Which cloud storage service is right for you?

If you're ready to take the plunge into storing your files, photos and more in the cloud but need help deciding which service is right for your needs and wallet, we've got you covered with our in-depth cloud storage comparison.<p>Storing your files in the cloud has many advantages. You can view your …

Software

Facebook's Paper Falls Out of Apple's Top 100 Free Apps

Facebook Paper may not be catching fire, but it won't fold anytime soon either.<p>Paper fell out of the top 100 free apps in Apple's App Store this …

Amazon Coins Come To Android Users In U.S., U.K. & Germany

Amazon Coins, the virtual currency introduced by the e-commerce giant last spring, are now available on Android devices, including both smartphones and tablets, in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. This is the first time the Coins have been offered outside Kindle Fire tablets, which is where they first …

Sketchy rumor suggests iWatch will have a curved, flexible display; mass production 2nd half of 2014

An unconfirmed report in <i>China Times</i> claims that Taiwan-based touch panel manufacturer TPK will be making flexible displays for the iWatch, with mass production expected in the second half of the year.<p>The report said the iWatch will come equipped with a flexible AMOLED display and 3D protective …

Google Capital invests $40 million in online education giant Renaissance Learning

Google is betting big time on the online education space.<p>Google Capital, one of the Mountain View company’s venture arms, announced today it is investing $40 million into Wisconsin-based Renaissance Learning, a K-12 cloud-based assessment and learning analytics company with over 1,000 employees.<p>“We …

Google will explore bringing Fiber to 34 new cities including Portland and Atlanta

Google just announced that it's invited nine metro areas across the US to explore "what it would take" to bring its Google Fiber gigabit internet service to more locations. "People are hungrier than ever for faster internet, and as a result, cities across America are making speed a priority," …