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Why Apple Music's most playful feature may be its most crucial one

"Siri, play the top song from 1982." Apple Music's silliest element sets the new $10 subscription service apart from the pack -- but will it get you to pay?

By June 29, 2015


BitTorrent Bleep extends its IM security to Android, Mac

If BitTorrent succeeds with its encrypted, decentralized app, it would enshroud a previously open form of messaging in a hard-to-break bubble of privacy.

By September 17, 2014


GoTenna creates a cell network out of thin air anywhere on Earth

The Brooklyn-based startup is offering a solution for off-the-grid travelers who need low-cost connectivity for their smartphone -- and it doesn't rely on satellites.

By July 17, 2014


XCOM creator takes to Kickstarter with Chaos Reborn

Julian Gollop, original creator of XCOM, has taken to Kickstarter to relaunch his 1985 magic-based tactical arena game Chaos.

By March 20, 2014


New TextSecure delivers smoother encryption

Open WhisperSystems' TextSecure update takes some cues from WhatsApp's functionality, but more importantly it frees messaging from traditional SMS networks while still sending messages between phones.

By February 24, 2014


Android games can do turn-based multiplayer after Play update

A new update to Google Play means Android games can now begin to offer turn-based multiplayer modes via the store's built-in gaming system.

By January 10, 2014


PS4 declassified: How Sony used its PS3 mistakes to build the ultimate developer's console

The PlayStation 3 was a troubled machine, launching at a price that gave gamers fits, and using technologies that gave developers headaches. This is how Sony avoided making the same mistakes twice.

By November 13, 2013


NBN: the next 1000x and why it matters

We've got 1000x the internet we had in 1993. What's the point of another 1000x by 2033?

By September 3, 2013


How to see who isn't following you on Google+

Want to know if people you've added to circles have added you back? This free Chrome extension can help you out.

By July 26, 2013


New Firefox earns full WebRTC

WebRTC may sound like yet another Internet acronym, but what it brings to browsers could be the death knell for plugins -- and it just landed in the latest version of Firefox.

By June 25, 2013