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Twitter will now autoplay videos in your timeline by default

Realizing that it took too many steps to play native video, Twitter's latest update will autoplay all native videos, Vines, and GIFs within users timelines. Users can also opt out of the new feature if they wish.


Starbucks addicts can now order cotton candy frappuccinos with an app at 4,000 stores

Starbucks addicts can now order their coffee with the new Mobile Order & Pay app update. Mobile orders only work in 4,000 stores so far, but Starbucks plans to roll out the update nationwide in 2015.


Meet Project Ara’s eco-friendly, ethical competitor: The Fairphone 2 is fully modular

The Fairphone 2 is what most modern smartphones aren't: ethically assembled, almost fully modular, and ecologically friendly. It doesn't have cutting-edge specs and isn't cheap, but it's produced in a way fair to workers and the environment.


Pre-installed keyboard leaves 600 million Samsung smartphones vulnerable to hackers

Many newer Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6, are vulnerable to hackers via the pre-installed SwiftKey keyobard. Hackers could have access to your private data or even eavesdrop on your phone calls and messages.


Adobe Creative Cloud 2015’s big update brings new tools, stock photo service, Android apps

Adobe has unleashed a ton of new tools, performance enhancements, and other features in its Creative Cloud 2015 update. In addition, Adobe is launching a new in-app stock photo service, and is bringing more mobile apps to Android.


Google paying big for bug fixes in the new Android Security Rewards program

Google has been paying rewards to those who find and fix vulnerabilities since 2010, and now it has expanded its efforts to increase security even further with the introduction of the Android Security Rewards program.


Misfit connects all your devices with its new Web dashboard and adds IFTTT compatibility

Misfit added a new Web-based dashboard to help users visualize their fitness data more easily. IFTTT integration and smart home controls were also added to the Misfit Flash wearable.


The Xperia Z4V is Sony’s highest spec smartphone yet, and it’s coming to Verizon soon

If you've been holding out for a true Sony Xperia flagship smartphone for 2015, you're about to be rewarded. The Xperia Z4V is here, and it's a water-resistant, octa-core, quad HD monster device coming to Verizon this summer.


Google Maps now alerts you if your destination is about to close

Arriving at a cafe, store or some such place only to find it closed is always annoying. In a bid to help, Google Maps has introduced a new feature that alerts you if the place you're navigating to will be closed when you get there.


At $15, the Xiaomi Mi is the fitness band bargain you need to buy

Is it really possible to buy a decent fitness band for less than the price of a round of drinks? That’s the question we asked when strapping on the Xiaomi Mi Band -- and ended up…

  • Pros: Comfortable and lightweight , Long-lasting battery , Very…
  • Cons: Limited visual encouragement , Occasionally questionable…

Panasonic’s Lumix CM1 smartphone-4K camera hybrid launches in U.S. for $1K

Panasonic surprised us at Photokina 2014 with the CM1 "connected camera," an interesting hybrid between smartphone and 4K-capable compact camera with a 1-inch sensor and Leica lens. The device is now available in the U.S. for $1,000.


Facebook Moments auto-tags your friends, so it’s easier to share pictures

Facebook is launching a new standalone app, Moments, that makes it easier to exchange photos with friends. Moments is launching in the U.S. on iOS and Android. You can download Moments from the App Store or Google Play.


Top 5 best Android games you need to play this week

Are you looking for new arcade games, match-three puzzle games, or action games to play on your Android device? Here's our list of the top 5 best Android games you need to play this week.


10 tricky Moto E problems and how to fix them

Is your smartphone misbehaving? Refusing to do as it’s told? You’re not the only one struggling with Moto E problems, but we may just have an answer for you. Step inside to find a few workarounds and potential solutions.


Show me your ears: Amazon’s next phone may verify your identity by your ear shape

Your ears are more distinct that you realize. A recent patent filing explains how Amazon will use both of your ears as a means to unlock and personalize your smartphone. Of course, it's unknown if this tech will ever make it to an Amazon phone.