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A lament to gentri-fried cafés and closing KFCs

Just as a library is more than the sum of its books, a KFC is more to its customers than just chicken<p>RIP the café, and RIP the places where you’re allowed to be young. I am not 18, nor to my memory have I ever been (if you remember it, surely, you weren’t really there, am I right) but I feel for …

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Top 7 stories this week: Project Ara, new Snapdragon, GS5 vs M8, and Heartbleed

This week in your world of Android: the Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) went on sale, Google teased some crazy Project Ara phones, the Play Store became a lot safer, Qualcomm introduced the chips of tomorrow, more details about the OnePlus One trickled out, new rumors about Google’s redesign surfaced, …

Android News

How It Works: An Electronic Cigarette

The future of smoking<p>Since electronic cigarettes hit the market in 2007, yearly sales have reached $1 billion in the U.S. Although they’re popular, it’s still unclear how safe they are. Last year, a study from an international group of scientists showed that the toxins in e-cigarette vapor are 9 to …

eCigarettes

Facebook sued over alleged private message 'scanning'

<b>Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it monitors users' private messages.</b><p>The lawsuit claims that when users share a link to another website via a private message, Facebook scans it to profile the sender's web activity.<p>It alleges that Facebook systematically intercepts …

Internet

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

A guide to street photography: Gavin Harrison's smartphone art

<i>Street photography is the purest, most spontaneous way to create art with a camera. No studios, no props, no poses; all you need is the right equipment and a street with people on it. In this original series for Engadget, we'll follow three seasoned street fighters and try to glean some practical</i> …

Fan unveils 'new' Doctor Who titles

An aspiring animator has designed his own titles for the forthcoming 50th anniversary Doctor Who special.<p>Xander David-Hugh, who is currently unemployed, has developed a string of opening sequences for the BBC sci-fi drama.<p>He's one of a number of Doctor Who fans to develop their own titles for the …

Drama

A man's perspective on why engagement rings are a joke

'A diamond is forever' is genius marketing with no basis in relationship reality. My love isn't proportional to a ring size<p>Most of us are adult enough to know magic doesn't exist. And yet we're the same species that thinks fat rings are fairy-tale items which somehow "secure" another person's love, …