apps
Google Camera is a Standalone Photography App for Android

Google is now offering a standalone camera app for Android that's very similar to the standard app that ships with the stock version of Android. TouchWiz users rejoice. Read More >>

design
Watch the Amazing Process of Manufacturing an Iconic Eames Shell Chair

When the Eames debuted their now-legendary shell chair in 1950, it became the first mass-produced plastic chair in the world. This wasn't just an aesthetic icon—it was also a wonder of manufacturing and engineering. Now, Herman Miller is giving us a glimpse of how it's made. Read More >>

storage
BitTorrent Sync Now Works With Network Storage

BitTorrent Sync is explicitly designed for people who need to move huge amounts of data back and forth between different devices. Now the service is getting support for the network attached storage these types are likely to use. Read More >>

cars
Apple CarPlay Comes to Pioneer's Aftermarket Systems

Apple iOS car integration is coming to loads more cars now, thanks to a firmware update that'll make CarPlay available on Pioneer's popular aftermarket in-dash infotainment systems. Read More >>

rumours
Report: This Could be Amazon's Rumoured 3D Smartphone

BGR, which has a solid track record on Amazon leaks, has photos it claims are the long-rumoured Amazon smartphone. According to the report, the phone sports six cameras, and a novel hardware interface that creates a glasses-free 3D effect. Read More >>

retromodo
Kids Reacting to an Old Cassette Walkman is Wonderful and Horrifying

Originally marketed in 1979, the first Sony Walkman turns 35 this year, and it's about as outmoded as a technology can be these days. That's why it's understandable that the kids in this delightful video, none of whom were even alive in the '90s, have no idea how to use the thing. Or what it's for. They can't even conceive a world in which a Walkman is useful. Read More >>

design
How a Great Logo Helped Make You Actually Care About Heartbleed

You might not understand the how Heartbleed works, but you definitely heard about it this week. And with it, that drippy, maroon, bleeding heart logo—which is part of what made the story so memorable. In fact, the way Heartbleed was presented by the team that discovered it is a model for how technology issues should be communicated to the public. Read More >>

amazon
Report: Amazon is Showing Off its Smartphone That Could Hit This Year

We've been hearing about the rumoured 3D Amazon phone forever, but it's never shown up. According to the WSJ, however, Amazon is getting ready to launch this phone this year. Read More >>

amazon
Amazon Buys Popular Digital Comics Platform Comixology

Amazon is buying Comixology, one of the major players in digital comics. This is huge acquisition for Amazon which revolutionised the way we consume regular books with the Kindle. Can it lend some of that mojo to the world of comics as well? Read More >>

google
Report: Google Might Let Americans Buy Google Glass, But Only for a Day

Google is reportedly gearing up to let anyone in the United States buy Glass—for about a day. In other words, you won't have to be a fancy Glass Explorer as long as you have a trans-Atlantic plane ticket and the $1500 (around £894) to pay for the specs. There's currently no word on whether or not this will ever be made available in the UK, but the full consumer rollout of Glass is supposed to hit later this year,. [Verge] Read More >>

cameras
Nikon Coolpix S810c: Samsung's Galaxy Camera Finally Has Competition

An Android-powered point-and-shoot camera sure sounds like the future even if it's yet to be proven, which is why nearly two years after Nikon pushed its first Android experiment into the world, the company is trying again. How does the Coolpix S810C measure up against Samsung's very successful Galaxy Camera? Read More >>

cameras
Nikon 1 J4: An Interchangeable-Lens Camera That's all About "Features"

Just a month after announcing the pricey V3 interchangeable-lens camera, Nikon global just pushed out info about a more compact, and we're assuming more affordable, version of the mirrorless camera. The Nikon 1 J4 is ultra-fast and loaded with beginner-friendly features. Read More >>

facebook
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 >>

drones
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 >>

wtf
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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