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Scoopshot photo marketplace adds contests to encourage uploads

Scoopshot, a photo app for users to sell their photos to brands and publishers, has just released version 5.0. Included in this version is the debut of daily contests against fellow users for more exposure to brands.
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I tried out these 8 Tinder alternatives, and didn’t get a single message

Tired of swiping? Try out these great dating apps that put a new spin on the time-honored practice of the one night stand. I did, though I ended up spending my night alone.
Wearables

Coolest toy of the year: Google and Mattel give the old View-Master an exciting VR twist

Google Cardboard just got a huge upgrade. The new View-Master VR from Mattel and Google allows kids to see 360-degree views of cool places to help them learn and discover the world. The ViewMaster is pretty cheap, too.
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Watch: Fiery Italian grandma tries and fails to use Siri

Oh Siri, accents are hard aren't they? Watch this funny video in which a fiery Italian grandmother tries to find out the time in the homeland, but is frustrated by Siri's inability to understand.
Mobile

Xiaomi to open online store in U.S., but no phones for now

Xiaomi said on Thursday it's planning to launch an online store in the U.S. in the next few months. But – and it's a big but – you won't find any of the company's phones or tablets on the site, as only its lesser-known products will be…
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iMessage and FaceTime security boosted with extra layer of protection

Apple has boosted security for iMessage and FaceTime by adding another layer of protection using an app-specific password. The system will start working for those who've already enabled two-step authentication with their Apple ID accounts.
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Obama as you’ve never seen him before: Selfie stick in hand, and shooting imaginary hoops

Yes, this is President Obama using a selfie stick. It's part of a hilarious new video which sees Obama have fun in front of the camera, all in the name of promoting the latest healthcare drive.
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Phorm is a morphing touchscreen with tactile finger guides for typing

nstead of forcing you to attach a new keyboard altogether, the Phorm case creates an array of raised bumps on your screen -- providing just enough tactile feedback for you to type without looking.
Wearables

Unsightly rash? Stop wearing your Fitbit, the company says

Fitbit users are getting rashes yet again from the company's latest fitness bands. Fitbit advises taking a break from wearing the device and cleaning it properly, especially after sweaty workouts.
Mobile

Facebook lets you decide who will get your account after your death

Facebook now lets you decide who will manage your account after your death. Once your account has been memorialized, the legacy contact will be able to post info on memorial services and more.