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Report: Facebook Will Pull Chat Out of Main Mobile App

TechCrunch reports that Facebook will be removing chat from its standalone mobile apps in an effort to force people to use its Facebook Messenger application. If true, the move would be Facebook's latest aggressive play to take control of your messaging life. Read More >>

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These On-Demand Drones are Just a Concept but They Still Freak Me Out

It's looking increasingly likely that our skies will be clouded with drones in the future. Hiring a drone to do some work for you could one day be as easy as getting on the bus, which you should find equal parts incredible and terrifying. Read More >>

storage
MediaFire is Slashing its Cloud Storage Prices

MediaFire is going after Google Drive by offering some dirt cheap pricing for its recently overhauled cloud storage. If you sign up now, you can get 1TB for $2.50 (£1.40) per month—or $25 (£14.90) per year. Under the new plans, the regular £3 1TB price point is still half what Google Drive costs. Definitely hard to argue with that price tag. Read More >>

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E-Cigarette Plugged Into iPad Charger Explodes in Front of Bartender

According to the report and video from the York Press, bartender Laura Baty was showered in flames when her co-worker's e-cigarette blew up all over her. The e-cig had been had been plugged into an iPad charger—presumably the butt of an iPad charger, unless they're making e-cig batteries which lightning connectors these days (they're not). Scary. Luckily, nobody was seriously injured in the incident. Read More >>

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Google Glass Livestream App Makes Broadcasting Your Vision Even Easier

The new Livestream app for Google Glass makes showing the entire world exactly what you're looking at easier than before. Though you've already been able to broadcast directly from the specs using Google Hangouts, the new app underscores what makes people most uncomfortable about Glass: It's creepy! Read More >>

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Sony A7s: Sony's Compact Full-Frame Camera Gets a Video Overhaul

Just half a year after Sony announced the A7 and A7r full-frame compact interchangeable-lens cameras it's pushing out a new iteration of the mirrorless shooter. This one's built around video. It does 4K video, too—sort of. It's not what people were expecting from the A7s, but it might be incredible anyway. Read More >>

smartphones
Nokia Lumia 930: The First Flagship for Windows Phone 8.1

Nokia just announced the first phone for Windows Phone 8.1. Meet the Nokia Lumia 930. It'll be available from June for about £360, before carrier subsidies. Read More >>

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Windows is Now Free for Smaller Devices

Windows is now free for devices with screens smaller than nine inches. And when there's a Windows for "internet of things" connected devices, that'll be free too. Read More >>

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Windows 8.1 Update: The Return of the Mouse

At today's Build conference keynote, Microsoft officially announced Windows 8.1 Update 1, which is basically a bunch of tweaks for people who want to forgo its touch optimisation and use the OS primarily with a mouse and keyboard. Read More >>

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Spotify's Deep-Black Redesign Brings Album Art to the Fore

Spotify has started rolling out a new darker redesign. It's the biggest stylistic change we've seen since service launched its web-based player in autumn 2012. The new look ditches the old app's overcast greys for a sleek black facade—and it's so much more beautiful and useful for it. Read More >>

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Under Armour's Clutchfit Shoes Conform to the Shape of Your Movement

Under Armour is about to release a new line of gear coated in a sheath of sturdy plastic, designed to provide support while also flexing with the shape of your movement. "Clutchfit" as the new tech is called, isn't aesthetics—it's science. Read More >>

internet
OKCupid Boycotts Firefox Because of Mozilla CEO's Anti-Gay Beliefs

Mozilla Firefox users trying to use popular dating service OKCupid are currently being shown the above message, encouraging them not to use Firefox. The reason? Firefox's new CEO Brendan Eich opposes gay marriage. That's how you play hardball. Read More >>

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Supercut of Heroes Getting Geared Up Will Make You Want to Kick Ass

Before confronting great adversity, your favourite film hero has to prepare him or herself mentally, physically, and with massive weaponry. That's the delightfully simple premise of this supercut, which collects some of the best gearing up moments from film. Read More >>

architecture
This Hideaway for a Pianist Will Make Every Musician Drool

The garden shed is a fantasy of every hobbyist. If you are a hobbyist with some dosh, however, you can make your dream a reality—which is exactly what these homeowners/pianists in Japan did, by building an awesome sound-proof shack for their pianos. Read More >>

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V-Moda XS Headphones Review: Indestructible Cans With Runway Looks

V-Moda, the decade-old veteran of the new-wave of headphones is just launching a fresh set of impressively over-engineered cans. They fit you snug like a tailored suit and last as long as a tank. Read More >>

health
E-Cigarette Nicotine Juice is Poisoning Children

E-cigarettes are controversial these days, following public vaping bans in the US's three biggest cities. Things over here aren't much different, with e-cigarettes being banned in certain train stations. The issue? We don't know yet if they're bad for you or not. But one thing that's definitely, indisputably bad for you: Drinking e-cigarette juice. Read More >>

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