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$20 Android smartphones coming in the next few months, says ARM

Companies worldwide have shipped more than 50 billion ARM-based chips since 1993, with 10 billion of them in 2013 alone. Many of those chips ended up in smartphones and tablets, but ARM’s designs are also used for everything from servers, to laptops, to smartwatches. So if anyone in this world has …

Mobile

Snapchat Secretly Bought a Company to Support Its Version of FaceTime

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Snapchat added some killer new features last week: text messaging and their take on FaceTime video …

From Paper to iPad, Pixel Press Turns Drawings Into Videogames

If you've ever dreamt of designing your own videogames, get this app.<p>I loved playing videogames as a kid, but I can’t say that I ever spent any time sketching out ideas for my own games like my brother and his friends did. (My doodles usually involved cute animals or spelling out my crush’s name in …

Android Users Are More Likely to Take the Bus, While the Frequent Fliers Choose iPhones

Understanding the demographics of who uses which phones can be crucial.<p>It’s fun to study the differences between iPhone and Android users.<p>BlueStacks, for example, once created a portrait of what the typical Android user looks like.<p>But in an era where companies are spending big money on mobile …

Pay a $300 fine or else your Android phone will be locked

Ars Technica<p>Ars Technica alerts us to research that has uncovered Android-based malware that disables infected handsets until the users pay a cash payment to for their viewing of illegal pornography:<p><i>“The malware is automatically downloaded when people visit certain pornography sites using an</i> …

Android Phones

Amazon, Netflix and tech giants defend net neutrality in letter to FCC

Advertisement<p>28 Comments<p>Credit: saddako via Shutterstock<p>In a rare public stand for the internet retailer, [company]Amazon[/company] has come out …

Apple North America sales head leaves, to be replaced by Japan chief

Zane Rowe will be replaced by Doug Beck, Apple has confirmed to Reuters. The reason for Rowe's departure is unknown.<p>The head of Apple's North America sales, Zane Rowe, will be replaced by the current head of sales in Japan and Korea, according to Apple.<p>Speaking to Reuters in an interview published …

North America

There's a Place in the Utah Desert Where People Pretend to Live on Mars

Outfitted in bright orange spacesuits and a full pack of oxygen, three astronauts push open the foot-thick door and step outside onto the rusty red …

And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014 Is… Vurb

It’s been a long, tough road, but it’s finally time to crown the winner of the Disrupt Battlefield. This year’s batch was truly awesome. Twenty-seven startups took the stage to present. The six finalists were Boomerang Commerce, ISI Technology, Mimi, Mink, ShowKit, and Vurb. It was an amazing batch …

5.5-inch Quad HD display gets certified, possible LG G3 panel?

LG has just announced that their newest 5.5-inch Quad HD (QHD) AH-IPS LCD panel for smartphones has received certification from NEMKO. As a verified QHD display, running at 2560 x 1440 pixels, LG is now ready to mass produce the panel, which will be included in an upcoming flagship smartphone.<p>At …

Mobile Technology

Nintendo's smartphone efforts start to surface

At the start of the year, Nintendo explained that while it wasn't bringing its gaming properties to the smartphone carrying millions, it would be tackling the platform as a way of attracting more people to its games and consoles. Let's not get too excited -- the above isn't an app (apparently), but …

Lix, A More Precise 3D-Printing Pen, Passes Its Kickstarter Goal In 2-Hours

This embed is invalid<p>The 3Doodler 3D-printing pen, as my TC colleague John Biggs recently pointed out, is a fun toy but a silly tool. It’s big and its output is frustratingly wonky. But then it was created by a pair of veteran toy makers so focusing on the fun was clearly the primary intention.<p>Now …

India's 'Other MIT' Scores Again, Brings Country's Private Engineering Schools Into Focus

When two India-born (both in 1967), India-educated executives were recently named CEOs of two large multinational corporations, it caused quite an eruption in a country where such global appointments are not exactly commonplace. Even more unusual is the fact that both men were educated at a small …

Oklahoma Halts Executions After Botched Lethal Injection

The state of Oklahoma called a temporary halt to executions Tuesday, after a botched lethal injection caused a condemned inmate to clench his teeth …

Obama leads backlash against LA Clippers owner's alleged racist remarks

• Deadspin releases extended version of offensive recording • President: 'Ignorant folks advertise their ignorance'<p>Barack Obama on Sunday led politicians, sports stars and other public figures in condemning racist comments attributed to the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, a barrage of …

Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

WASHINGTON (AP) — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV …

Dad of Massachusetts boy found dead plans funeral

BOSTON (AP) — The father of a missing boy whose body was found off a Massachusetts highway says he was crushed to hear that his 5-year-old son's …

No sugar for a year produces sweet results

There are plenty of reasons for American families to put the brakes on sugar consumption. Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, liver cirrhosis and even dementia have all been linked to diets overloaded with the sweet stuff, much of it added to processed foods and sweetened …

NTSB: Witnesses say truck in flames before it crashed into students' bus

Witnesses said a FedEx tractor-trailer truck was already in flames when it crossed a median and slammed into a bus carrying students in Northern California, the National Transportation Safety Board said Saturday night.<p>The driver of a white Nissan Altima that passed the bus just before the crash …

Ray Hansen

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Inside Flipboard / April 7, 2014<p>If 2014 is the year of the media startup, Re/code is one of its marquee acts. Founded by Kara Swisher and Walt …

Heartbleed Bug Update

Inside Flipboard / April 9, 2014<p>As soon as we found out about the Heartbleed bug, the team here began working on understanding its implications for …

The Week in Review: Heartbleed Strikes

Inside Flipboard / April 12, 2014<p>Last Monday, news broke that sensitive user information stored by most major websites was vulnerable to hackers–and …

A Mathematical Proof That The Universe Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

Cosmologists assume that natural quantum fluctuations allowed the Big Bang to happen spontaneously. Now they have a mathematical proof<p>One of the …

Oil-chewing bacteria may be the future for quickly cleaning toxic oil spills

When the Deepwater Horizon disaster happened in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, oil gushed into the ocean for nearly three months. To get rid of the oil, crews sprayed huge amounts of toxic chemicals called dispersants into the water.<p>Dispersants break down oil into smaller droplets that can more …

Outdated Tax Code Gives Some Working Spouses A Bad Deal

Women today are nearly half the workforce, and two-income couples are the norm. But the U.S. tax code? It's straight out of <i>Ozzie and Harriet</i>.<p>When it comes to paying taxes, economists say, a lot of secondary wage-earners are getting a raw deal. It's called the marriage penalty.<p>"The system was never …

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