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Video messaging app Wordeo turns plain text into audiovisual poetry

Six-second Vine clips are all well and good, but the best ones involve significant amounts of creative energy and pre-planning. A new video messaging app called Wordeo, on the other hand, tries to simplify things by asking you to write a text message first, and then automatically providing short …

The NSA Reportedly Has Total Access To The Apple iPhone

As with most good stories, revelations of the NSA spy program will almost certainly keep getting worse before anything gets better.<p>Yesterday we reported on claims—based on leaked NSA documents—that the spy agency was rerouting laptops ordered online to install spyware and malicious hardware on the …

The Front-end of Middle-earth: A walkthrough of multi-device development

In this article we discuss the challenges, problems and solutions we encountered when creating the rest of the HTML5 experience for Middle-earth.

Lenovo Really Did Want to Buy BlackBerry

Lenovo’s long-rumored bid for languishing smartphone pioneer BlackBerry might have gained its legs were it not for the interference of the Canadian …

Streamnation cracks open your digital TV and movie stash for online sharing

Digital movies and TV shows have a long way to go before they're as easy to share as an MP3. To that end, the cloud storage service Streamnation may have created a solution. You can now upload your own movies and TV shows to the digital locker service and lend them to whoever you want, so long as …

I Bought an Apartment Specifically to Rent Out on AirBnB

<i>This is a guest post by Jon Wheatley of Need/Want that originally appeared on the company’s blog. Need/Want makes innovative products that solve problems like SmartBedding and Draft Notebooks.</i><p>In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on Airbnb. I’ve been managing it remotely for the …

Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary | Ars Technica

Android is open—except for all the good parts.<p>Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) was announced. The original …

Judge: FBI Doesn't Need a Warrant to Access Google Customer Data

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In what looks very much like a blow to that whole Constitutional thing about due process, a federal …

Google: still not so evil?

Chris Hadfield's photographs of Earth from space – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/13/chris-hadfield-space-in-pictures<p>720<p>During his five months in space onboard the International …

Pick your poison: messaging will be fragmented, expensive, or locked-in

Moves from Google this week don't bode well for chat apps<p>The hottest space in mobile tech right now is messaging, with all the apps that let you skip past high-priced SMS and send texts for free (or very cheap). Just this week, we've heard that BlackBerry Messenger will soon work on iPhone and …

Yeah, shut up Ben

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

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On War Powers

<b>Way back in 1998</b>, when I was hanging around John McCain for an <i>Esquire</i> profile, we fell into conversation in his office about how the country's war powers — which, in the Constitution, are clearly and specifically lodged with the Congress — had leached over the years to the executive branch, and how …

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