Get ready, Snapchat users – ads are coming soon, CEO confirms

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel confirmed Wednesday that the ephemeral messaging app will soon include ads as the startup sets about monetizing the service. Marketers' content is likely to appear first in Snapchat's Stories feature, Spiegel said…

Google chief fears surveillance scandal could ‘break the Internet’

Google chairman Eric Schmidt said at a gathering of tech firms in California on Wednesday that the government spying scandal is so serious there's a danger it could "break the Internet."

This iPhone case plays the music you want to hear, the way your ears want to hear it

The new SoundFocus Amp iPhone case will make listening to music an even more personal experience, by matching the audio played to your hearing, musical preferences, and the surrounding environment.

Order coffee like royalty with the app that lets you stride to the front of the line

Square Order will now let you preorder coffee from select cafes in New York and San Francisco. The app alerts the barista when you're about to arrive, so your coffee is hot and ready.

Ahoy! HTC’s periscope-shaped Re is an action cam, not a submarine accessory

The HTC Re is a grab-and-go portable camera that can take Full HD video and wide-angle still shots. The camera syncs up with smartphones via an app.

Say ‘Me!’ A 13MP front cam makes HTC’s Desire Eye the ultimate selfie phone

We go hands on with the Desire Eye, HTC's latest attempt to break into the phone mainstream. This time, it has a 13-megapixel camera at its disposal, and appears to hold up as a high-end phone at a mid-range price.

Zoe, HTC’s fun video remix app, out now for Android, coming soon for the iPhone (Updated)

HTC's Zoe photo app has been available as a limited beta for several Android phones since August. The company has now taken it to version 1.0, and released it for a wider range of hardware, plus it has announced a forthcoming iOS version…
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Chromecast strikes a chord with consumers as its setup app tops charts

Chromecast's accompanying app has landed atop research firm App Annie's list of the top apps for connected devices in the U.S., including devices like wearables, smart TVs, and GoPro cameras.

Old phone collecting dust? Turn it into a smart thermostat with Bemo

Got an an Android or iOS smartphone you're not using? Bemo allows you to repurpose it as a network-connected thermostat in just a few minutes

Another hidden Windows 10 feature uncovered: How to enable the Notifications Center

The Notifications Center didn't make its grand debut in Windows 10, but one intrepid soul figured out how to turn it on. Here's how you can do it too.

Is an iPhone worth as much as a house? It is in Detroit

How much is an iPhone 6 worth? To an Austrian man who is trying to ditch a property in Detroit, it's worth a two-story house. He's still accepting offers, so place your bids while you can.

Here Maps comes to Galaxy Android phones, thanks to exclusive Samsung deal (Updated)

Nokia-owned Here Maps has signed an exclusive deal with Samsung, seeing its navigation app come to Android for the first time. However, it'll only be compatible with certain Galaxy smartphones, and the new Gear S smartwatch.