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Snapchat for everything: Younity rolls out ephemeral file-sharing

With Snapchat, you can send self-deleting photos and videos to your friends.<p>Younity can send anything.<p>Using Younity’s share feature, which Younity app maker Entangled Media introduced today, you share music, videos, photos, and other kinds of files with other Younity users. But they can’t ever …

Samsung Galaxy S5 potentially spotted in benchmark results, reveals monster specs

The Galaxy S5 rumors have started swirling, though so far there has been little mentioned in the way of specs. But new benchmark results posted on …

People window-shop on their iPhones, but actually buy things on their iPads

Americans spent $3 billion shopping online on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, and a quarter of those sales were made with smartphones and tablets, according to Adobe. That’s a huge shift for e-commerce: Spending on mobile devices was up 118% from last year, Adobe found. Different data from IBM …

eCommerce

Mall of the future? eBay's new storefronts can gather your data

We're going to take this technology and the idea of using glass and move it out of the mall -- on the bus, train, at the airport. Anywhere people are waiting, congregating, or milling about."</br > --Steve Yankovich, eBay's vice president of innovation and new ventures

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

Google is Building Ephemeral App Support into Chromium

Google really wants Chrome apps to take off. Not only has the company added rich notifications, in-app payments, and an app launcher into its browser, but now it’s developing ephemeral apps that launch by just clicking a link.<p>There are two separate components here. Ephemeral apps (you can enable …

Ex-Nokia engineers launch Jolla smartphone

Engineers who worked on the MeeGo OS for Nokia before it was ditched in favour of Microsoft Windows have launched their first smartphone since leaving the company to continue their work<p>A team of engineers who worked on the MeeGo operating system for <b>Nokia</b> before it was ditched in favour of Microsoft …

Who Will Own The Next Great Instant Messaging Service?

The social media era was about what we make public. Now, it's about what we don't. The race to own the next great back channel.<p>Instant messaging is the center of the internet. Everything else is a temporary distraction.<p>The case for this is strong: Every company that has ruled the internet in the …

Google Forces CyanogenMod to Pull Its One-Click Installer

Well that didn’t last long. CyanogenMod today announced it has pulled its one-click installer from Google Play. The Google Play Support team informed the startup that its app is in violation of Google Play’s developer terms and advised it to “voluntarily remove the application, or they would be …

Dual-SIM HTC One with expandable storage comes to the UK

Just days after it unveiled a second gold One, HTC is releasing another variant of its Android flagship in an attempt to boost sales in the UK. Today, the company announced the availability of the HTC One Dual SIM, which you may already know as HTC One 802w. Just like it's Chinese counterpart, the …

Facebook Testing Instapaper-Like “Save for Later Reading” Feature

Facebook wants you to spend more time reading news on Facebook.<p>The company is testing a feature that would allow users to save links shared inside …

Apps

Bitcoin hits $1,000 for the first time

The virtual currency Bitcoin, a decentralized form of money that approximates cash on the internet, has never been worth more. The price of a single bitcoin has soared above $1,000 on Mt. Gox, one of the main exchanges where the currency is bought and sold. As of this writing, the price is $1,020 …