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Chicago, New York libraries will soon lend Wi-Fi hotspots to patrons

Intended to help low income families access resources on the Internet, Wi-Fi hotspot hardware will soon be available for checkout at library locations in both New York City and Chicago.
Mobile

Clone app that steals usernames spotted in Google Play Store

A malicious cloned banking app has cast doubt on the security of the Google Play store. Mobile security company Lookout announced that it uncovered malware that steals user credentials.
Mobile

FireChat downloads spike in Iraq after censors block Facebook, Twitter

FireChat, the messaging app that works even without Internet connection, was downloaded in large numbers in Irag as the government blocks social media sites due to a terror threat from extremist Sunni militants ISIS.
Mobile

Google Play adds motion tracking, credit card scanning, and dynamic security to apps

Google has started the roll out of Google Play services 5.0 and gave a run down of all the new features and APIs that will be included during its "Google Play services Rocks!" session at Google I/O 2014.
Mobile

Battle of the Samsung Watches: Gear Live vs. Gear Fit vs. Gear 2

We look at the specs and features of Samsung's new Gear Live and compare it to it's Tizen-based predecessors, the Gear Fit and Gear 2. How does its new Android Wear watch stack up?
Home Theater

Nocs reveals new edition of NS2 speakers with Bluetooth and Spotify connect

Nocs announced today that its next run of its NS2 powered speakers - set to drop in early August this year - has been revamped to include Bluetooth compatibility and Spotify Connect support, adding much-needed versatility to the device's…
Android Army

Five carmakers announce Android Auto rollout plans for 2015

Shortly after its unveiling today at the I/O developer conference, carmakers announced plans to offer Google's Android Auto connectivity feature in future models as part of the Open Automotive Alliance.
Gaming

Solving ‘the violence equation’ in Lichdom: Battlemage

Atlanta-based indie Xaviant shows off the latest build of its magic-focused first-person action-RPG, Lichdom: Battlemage.
Gaming

The Legend of Zelda de-make is delightfully blocky

As part of a recent Ludem Dare game jam, Ben Purdy created a JavaScript port of the original Legend of Zelda that reduces the original 8-bit graphics into just a 16 x 14 pixel rectangle.
Android Army

Google wants to collect and aggregate your health data with Google Fit

During Google I/O, the search giant announced Google Fit, a platform that collects and aggregates fitness data from multiple apps and peripherals. The SDK for Fit will be available in a few weeks.