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  • newGoogle Will Stop Labeling Freemium Games as 'Free' Apps

    Google Will Stop Labeling Freemium Games as 'Free' Apps

    Games like Candy Crush will soon be losing their "free" label in the Google Play Store.Google agreed that it will change the way it labels apps in Google Play so that games with in-app purchases will no longer be listed as "free." The change is in r…
    - 3 mins ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:56pm -
  • newConan, Dave Franco Try (and Fail) to Find Love on Tinder

    Conan, Dave Franco Try (and Fail) to Find Love on Tinder

    Conan O'Brien wants to be cool, so obviously he is getting on TinderConan enlisted the help of Dave Franco (because he's young and cool) to meet chicks on the popular dating app. They use the aliases Djengus Roundstone and Chip Whitley and proceed…
    - 4 mins ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:55pm -
  • newCommercial Planes Routinely Fly Over Conflict Zones, From Ukraine to Syria

    Commercial Planes Routinely Fly Over Conflict Zones, From Ukraine to Syria

    A Mashable investigation shows that aircraft from many nations, including the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, routinely fly over tense conflict zones such as Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. In the wake of the shooting down of Malaysia Airline…
    - 9 mins ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:50pm -
  • newIsraeli Army Makes Journalists Sign Death Liability Waiver Before Entering Gaza

    Israeli Army Makes Journalists Sign Death Liability Waiver Before Entering Gaza

    IDF is reportedly requiring journalists entering Gaza to fill out a form that absolves the Israeli army of all responsibility in the event of injury or death.The form, tweeted by The Huffington Post’s Sophia Jones, was given to reporters in a conv…
    - 29 mins ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:30pm -
  • newReport: Samsung and Google Butt Heads Over Smartwatches

    Report: Samsung and Google Butt Heads Over Smartwatches

    Are Google and Samsung fighting over Tizen's role in wearables? According to a new report, the answer is yes.According to The Information, Google CEO Larry Page met with Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley. T…
    - 42 mins ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:17pm -

TechCrunch

  • newYo Raises $1.5M In Funding At A $10M Valuation, Investors Include Betaworks And Pete Cashmore

    Yo Raises $1.5M In Funding At A $10M Valuation, Investors Include Betaworks And Pete Cashmore

     Yo, the simple app that just sends a “yo” to your friends, has closed $1.5 million in seed funding with a $10 million valuation and is finally ready to talk about its investors. They include Betaworks, Mashable’s Pete Cashmore, and the founde…
    - 32 mins ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:27pm -
  • newY Combinator Adds New Slate Of Partners

    Y Combinator Adds New Slate Of Partners

     Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator announced this morning that it has added to its team with several new appointments at the partner level. Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, App.net founder Dalton Caldwell, and Talkbin founder Qasar Youni…
    - 54 mins ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:05pm -
  • newGoogle Previews A ‘Material Design’ Inspired Look For Chrome OS

    Google Previews A ‘Material Design’ Inspired Look For Chrome OS

     All of Google’s properties will eventually bear a look inspired by ‘Material Design‘ and Android L, and Chrome OS is part of that sweeping visual overhaul, too. A new preview posted by Google “Happiness Evangelist” François Beaufort toda…
    - 58 mins ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:01pm -
  • newNew Search Engine Unmasks The Hackers

    New Search Engine Unmasks The Hackers

     Indexeus.net looks like it could have been a Y Combinator project. With a slick design, snappy copy, and a bitcoin-based payment system, it looks unusually legit. But what the site is hiding is the produce of hundreds of hacking efforts from around…
    - 1 hour ago, 18 Jul 14, 1:31pm -
  • newMatterFab Launches To Make Metal 3D Printing Affordable

    MatterFab Launches To Make Metal 3D Printing Affordable

     Metal 3-D printers exist now, but they can be expensify to purchase. A new startup called MatterFab hopes to reduce the cost associated with metal 3-D printing, with a machine that houses a high-powered laser to basically weld metal together. Read…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Jul 14, 1:00pm -

Read Write Web

  • newYou Can Now Buy Stuff From Pages Without Leaving Facebook

    You Can Now Buy Stuff From Pages Without Leaving Facebook

    Facebook wants to make it easier for you to buy things.On Thursday, the company announced it’s testing a new way for people to buy stuff through ads and page posts with a new buy button, allowing users to purchase products and services without leav…
    - 24 hours ago, 17 Jul 14, 3:06pm -
  • newForget Algorithms, Follow An Interest On Pinterest

    Forget Algorithms, Follow An Interest On Pinterest

    2014 has been a tipping point for Pinterest, in which the site has gone from visual social network to visual search engine. Increasingly, Pinterest is not a site for socializing with friends but instead, a place to laser-focus in on your specific fav…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jul 14, 2:12pm -
  • newNokia X Gets Axed By Microsoft

    Nokia X Gets Axed By Microsoft

    Adding insult to injury, Microsoft will kill some of the Nokia X Android smartphones that Nokia released earlier this year.“We plan to shift select Nokia X product designs to become Lumia products running Windows. This builds on our success in the…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jul 14, 12:41pm -
  • newFacebook Mentions Is The App For Famous People

    Facebook Mentions Is The App For Famous People

    Celebrities always get the VIP treatment, and now they can get it on Facebook, too. On Thursday, the company launched Facebook Mentions, an app that’s currently only available to verified pages in the U.S.That means, if you’re not a celebrity or…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jul 14, 12:33pm -
  • newImgur Is Trying Flickr's Old Recipe For Photo Search

    Imgur Is Trying Flickr's Old Recipe For Photo Search

    You may not have heard of Imgur, but the site serves 5 million images a day to an audience of 130 million visitors a month. And its popularity among viral meme makers is both its strength and its weakness.“It’s almost like, before, one big fireh…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jul 14, 9:26am -

Boy Genius Report

  • newThese crazy ‘Rocketskates’ have already passed $230K on Kickstarter

    These crazy ‘Rocketskates’ have already passed $230K on Kickstarter

    Remember that good-looking, electric Marbel skateboard, that managed to raise over $365,000 on Kickstarter, or more than four times its goal? In case you wished someone would come up with a similar project for roller skates, you should check out th…
    - 17 mins ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:42pm -
  • newThe Wii U’s upcoming release calendar should fill Nintendo fans with dread

    The Wii U’s upcoming release calendar should fill Nintendo fans with dread

    The release of the critically acclaimed Mario Kart 8 gave the Wii U a nice sales boost but Nintendo can’t rely on just one game to make the Wii U relevant. This is why when we look at the calendar of upcoming Wii U releases, we get a sinking sense…
    - 52 mins ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:07pm -
  • newTerrifying GoPro video shows two tornadoes wreaking havoc at the same time

    Terrifying GoPro video shows two tornadoes wreaking havoc at the same time

    We’ve seen our share of scary GoPro videos over the past several months but this latest one takes us about as close as we ever want to be to two tornadoes that simultaneously tore through large areas of Nebraska last month. The video was filmed by…
    - 1 hour ago, 18 Jul 14, 1:35pm -
  • newBlackBerry’s firewall is about to come under siege

    BlackBerry’s firewall is about to come under siege

    Batten down the hatches, BlackBerry — Hurricane Xiaomi is barreling toward you. The Wall Street Journal reports that even though red-hot Chinese vendor Xiaomi has had trouble getting its phones approved for sale in Indonesia, the company does expec…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Jul 14, 1:04pm -
  • newHow to inhale your alcohol

    How to inhale your alcohol

    “Drinking is so 2013,” says Vapshot, creator of a pair of alcohol vaporizers aimed at the discerning partygoer for whom dumping alcohol down one’s gullet is no longer appealing. Instead of doing shots the traditional way, the Vapshot and all…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Jul 14, 12:43pm -

All Things Digital

GigaOm

CNET YouTube

Polaroid's XS100i hits the action cam basics at a good price
No, it's not a GoPro, but if you're just after a good general-purpose action cam, the XS100i is worth a look.
- 11 mins ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:48pm -
Nokia Lumia 930 is a colourful, fun Windows Phone 8.1 device
The Lumia 930 has an attractive body, a great camera, the latest Windows Phone 8.1 software and a vibrant, full HD display. Hit play to watch our video review.
- 3 hours ago, 18 Jul 14, 11:41am -
The latest iPhone 6 rumours and more in CNET UK podcast 397
We take a look at the latest on the iPhone 6, wince as Microsoft cuts thousands of jobs, and head underground for the future of farming.
- 7 hours ago, 18 Jul 14, 8:23am -
Outsource your chores
Too busy to clean your house or do your laundry? Outsource some ofyour domestic tasks through some clever new apps and websites.CNET.com's Kara Tsuboi reports her recommendations in the Tech Minute.
- 9 hours ago, 18 Jul 14, 6:05am -
The DIR-880L might just be the best home Wi-Fi router D-Link has to offer
CNET editor Dong Ngo is totally serious when he says he likes this D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 Wi-Fi router.
- 18 hours ago, 17 Jul 14, 9:19pm -
Tomorrow Daily 020: Microsoft layoffs, 3D-printed ice cream, and more
On today's show, Ashley and Rich discuss Microsoft's new strategy, the ice cream 3D printer, and a guy building an Alien costume with unusual materials. Also, Timberman, a beautifully animated Futurama intro, and your thoughts on United Weapons Maste…
- 20 hours ago, 17 Jul 14, 7:08pm -

Gizmodo

  • newHow That Giant Hole in Sibera Could Have Formed

    How That Giant Hole in Sibera Could Have Formed

    By now, you've likely seen the mysterious, yawning hole that appeared in Russia's remote Yamal peninsula, a place whose name literally means "the end of the world." How perfectly spooky! But now that scientists made it out to investigate the hole ,…
    - 17 mins ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:42pm -
  • newInside the Futuristic Neighborhood Being Built Over a Busy NYC Rail Yard

    Inside the Futuristic Neighborhood Being Built Over a Busy NYC Rail Yard

    On the west side of Manhattan, a new neighborhood is taking shape. This is Hudson Yards , a development that will turn a dreary section of Manhattan into a technologically advanced neighborhood of the future. But in order to do that, its designers a…
    - 43 mins ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:16pm -
  • newTrying to Control a Future We Never Get Right

    Trying to Control a Future We Never Get Right

    "Technology is the villain," Wilbur H. Ferry wrote in the March 2, 1968 edition of the Saturday Review. "I do not say that technology will be regulated, only that it should be."Read more...
    - 59 mins ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • newA Google For iOS Easter Egg Lets You Jumble Up the Logo

    A Google For iOS Easter Egg Lets You Jumble Up the Logo

    Search Engine Land's Barry Schwartz just discovered a cheeky little Easter egg in the Google for iOS app: Drag the letters out of the Google banner and you can pinball them around your screen. Is it functional? No, but it's fun!Read more...
    - 1 hour ago, 18 Jul 14, 1:57pm -
  • newAirbus's Electric Airplane Prototype Is Eerily Silent in Flight

    Airbus's Electric Airplane Prototype Is Eerily Silent in Flight

    Airbus just showed its battery-powered E-Fan 2.0 electric airplane to the public for the first time, at England's Farnborough International Airshow. Standing still, it looks like a normal if slightly odd-shaped tiny plane. In the air, though, it see…
    - 1 hour ago, 18 Jul 14, 1:37pm -

PC World

LifeHacker

Engadget

  • newXbox One's next update makes it easier to keep up with friends, and play Blu-ray 3D

    Xbox One's next update makes it easier to keep up with friends, and play Blu-ray 3D

    A new lower price alone may not have moved the Xbox One past the PS4 on the sales chart, but Microsoft is still keeping up with its quick update cycle. The August update preview is arriving for testers, and one of the areas getting a lot of attentio…
    - 25 mins ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:34pm -
  • newVent: A semi-anonymous app that feels your pain

    Vent: A semi-anonymous app that feels your pain

    I really enjoy the anonymous sharing app Secret, as the posts are quite often hilarious and I'm usually able to narrow down a sharer's identity to two or three people. (Those Engadget in-jokes are a real telltale.) For the same reasons that I like..…
    - 59 mins ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • newYou can buy your next Dell laptop with Bitcoin

    You can buy your next Dell laptop with Bitcoin

    If you fancy nabbing new tech by leveraging your Bitcoin wallet, another online retailer has just joined the fray. CEO Michael Dell alerted the masses via Twitter that his company would begin accepting the digital currency, claiming that the outfit.…
    - 1 hour ago, 18 Jul 14, 1:33pm -
  • newNike has a vending machine that lets you trade Fuel for gear

    Nike has a vending machine that lets you trade Fuel for gear

    When we heard that Nike had put up a secret vending machine in New York City, we definitely wanted to go find it and see what all the fuss was about. But, unfortunately, we were a little bit late to the party -- the machine is now long gone, perhaps…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Jul 14, 1:05pm -
  • newGoogle's not bringing its super-fast fiber internet to the UK anytime soon

    Google's not bringing its super-fast fiber internet to the UK anytime soon

    Google's only really dipping its toe in the fiber infrastucture racket at the moment, but plans are afoot to slowly expand its Fiber gigabit internet service elsewhere. According to a report from The Telegraph, the search giant is even looking as fa…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Jul 14, 12:31pm -

BoingBoing

  • newTonight! Boing Boing and Noise Pop event in Oakland

    Tonight! Boing Boing and Noise Pop event in Oakland

    Tonight, please join Boing Boing and Noise Pop at the Oakland Museum of California with Death Cab for Cutie bassist Nick Harmer, Wilco designer Lawrence Azerrad, and Dead Kennedys / Alternative Tentacles artist Winston Smith to explore the art and…
    - 1 hour ago, 18 Jul 14, 1:32pm -
  • newA visit to the basement where Dungeons & Dragons was born

    A visit to the basement where Dungeons & Dragons was born

    Ethan Gilsdorf celebrates the origins of D&D and presents Jon Peterson's exclusive video tour of the place where E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson set out on their first adventures Read the rest
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Jul 14, 1:01pm -
  • newFirst 'locally acquired' case of chikungunya reported in U.S.

    First 'locally acquired' case of chikungunya reported in U.S.

    "It's only a matter of time before the chikungunya virus spreads in the U.S." Earlier this week, Boing Boing published a feature by Maggie Koerth-Baker with this very title. And now, word that "the first locally acquired case of the tropical disease…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Jul 14, 12:47pm -
  • newFrightening cosplay character

    Frightening cosplay character

    Cosplayer Yuri Ros created this costume for a character called "Calne Miku," sporting insectile mouth-parts and terrifying symbiotic head-bugs. (more…)
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Jul 14, 12:32pm -
  • newVivid, gruesome first-person accounts from site of Malaysia Airlines crash

    Vivid, gruesome first-person accounts from site of Malaysia Airlines crash

    "The passengers fell, one fighter stationed here says, 'from incredible heights'. As they came down, many were 'undressed by the air”. Read the rest
    - 4 hours ago, 18 Jul 14, 10:57am -

Mashable YouTube

Malaysia Plane Crash: Who Did It? (Update) | Mashable
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine with 298 people on board. Oe big looming question remains, whose responsible for shooting down the plane? The flight departed Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 12:14 p.m. local time on July…
- 16 mins ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:43pm -
Doc Ock Arms IRL | Mashable Minute | With Elliott Morgan
Elliott looks at an amazing new technology from MIT that could turn you into Spiderman's nemesis, Dr. Octopus.What comic superpower would you like to have IRL? Science could get us there soon. Chat with Elliott about your dream abilities down in th…
- 9 hours ago, 18 Jul 14, 6:00am -
Will Trolls Come Back to YouTube? | YouTube Weekly | Mashable
Now that Google+ dropped the real name policy, will trolls return to the comments?It's YouTube Weekly, with your host Lamarr Wilson!http://twitter.com/lamarrwilsonhttp://youtube.com/lamarrwilsonhttp://instagram.com/lamarrwilsonSocially Awkward…
- 17 hours ago, 17 Jul 14, 9:41pm -
Malaysia Airlines Crash: What Happened? | Mashable
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down in Ukraine near the country's border with Russia.*The number of people on the plane has been updated to 298 since the publishing of this video.…
- 18 hours ago, 17 Jul 14, 8:52pm -
The Strangest Celebrity Sex Tapes You've Never Seen | Mashable
We all know that Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton have sex tapes. But some of the craziest celebrity sex tapes haven't seen the light of day. Until now...Check out more comedy shorts from Mashable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SddmeHIMbvA&index…
- 23 hours ago, 17 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
Should 'Let's Play' Gamers Make Money? | YouTube Weekly | Mashable
What do you think? Should gamers on YouTube make money from playing?It's YouTube Weekly, with your host Lamarr Wilson!http://twitter.com/lamarrwilsonhttp://youtube.com/lamarrwilsonhttp://instagram.com/lamarrwilsonSocially Awkward (Mashable Sho…
- 2 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 5:25pm -