Weekly Rewind: Facebook vs. YouTube, animal-free pork, a Google Chromecast deal

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this…

Sprint still wants to merge with T-Mobile so it can take on Verizon and AT&T

Sprint hasn't given up its dreams of absorbing T-Mobile. SoftBank, the former carrier's parent company, may enter talks with Deutsche Telekomm, the latter's parent company, as soon as April.

Time-tested tech: The Linc Moto Mod turns your smartphone into a walkie-talkie

Meet the latest Moto Mod, one of the many add-ons to a Motorola smartphone that will allow you to transform your handset into something a little ... extra. It's called the Linc and it's a "smart" walkie-talkie attachment.

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest apps on sale in the iOS App Store.

‘Liquid glass’ promises to protect your phone from bumps and scratches

ProtectPax, a new crowdfunding project, is described as a "liquid glass" that promises to protect your smartphone's screen from scissors, nail files, car keys, and other sharp materials that happen to be jangling about in your pocket.

A recent Apple patent could help you next time you shatter your phone's screen

A patent application from Apple surfaced that would use sensors to characterize and identify cracks on a phone's display cover. The technology could aid in diagnosis, repair, and product design.
Virtual Reality

All-VR team: NBA launches Google Daydream VR app with series featuring NBA legends

The NBA is launching its first-ever virtual reality app for the Google Daydream. The app will feature highlights, a 3D sports lounge, and the league's first-ever episodic VR series, House of Legends.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread is effectively dead, as Google ends support

Google has effectively ended support for Android 2.3 Gingerbread by releasing libraries that no longer support it. Apps will continue to work on Gingerbread devices, but may not receive updates.

What did you think of the Pixel’s design? Google wants to know

The product lead for Google's smartphone took to the company's Pixel User Community on Thursday to ask customers what they liked about the design of its first handset, and what they thought could be done better.

Snap the ultimate selfie with this extreme DIY ring light

Tech learning company Adafruit has a new tutorial -- and it's all about getting the perfect light for smartphone shots. This DIY project is not for the faint of heart, however.

Kodak follows the Ektra with a tablet thanks to new license agreement

After allowing another company to use the Kodak name on a smartphone, the historic imaging company will now license their name for a tablet. The agreement goes to a France-based company, Archos.
Android Army

New Android virus poses as an Adobe Flash Player update

A newly discovered strain of Android malware spreads by posing as an update to Adobe's discontinued Flash Player mobile web plugin. It has been detected on an increasing number of handsets.