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Where we’re going, we don’t need words: Social apps are killing text

Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook - social apps are how was talk now, and we're increasingly cutting the words out of them. As images overtake text, what will the future of digital communication - literally - look like?

Turns out, nobody wants to touch Windows 8 (and Microsoft is screwed)

A recent remark from an IDC analyst puts touchscreen market share at a projected 15 percent (or less) by the end of 2013. There's now plenty of options on the market, but consumers still aren't buying. Does this mean Windows 8's focus on…

Xbox One launch day lineup revealed

Microsoft confirms an Xbox One launch lineup consisting of 23 games, with first-party exclusives like 'Dead Rising 3' and 'Forza Motorsport 5' joined by big ticket franchises like Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Assassin's Creed.

DJ Roomba gets disco fever with ColorWare customizations

Your iPhone isn't the only thing that can come splashed in a luxurious gold paint. ColorWare has introduced the Roomba 780 as a new product to which you can give colorful makeovers.

New Toyota Supra could ditch turbos and stick shift for batteries and carbon fiber

The Supra harkens back to a time when Toyota built exciting cars. Times change, though and, according to a new report, so will the Supra. An all-new version could sport a carbon fiber body and a hybrid powertrain. That's not a bad thing.

Instagram orders third-party apps to stop using ‘insta’ and ‘gram’ in their name

Instagram is taking steps to further protect its brand, telling developers of third-party apps connected to the media-sharing service that they can no longer use the words "insta" and "gram" in their branding. That's right – it used to be…

Peru comes to Street View, service now covers 3000+ cities in 51 countries

More updates from Google's Street View team, with the latest bringing its first panoramic imagery from the streets and highways of Peru. The rollout of the new content means Street View now covers more than 3000 cities in 51 countries.

Don’t care if Uncle Sam reads your email? New studies show you’re now a minority

When Edward Snowden's NSA leaks first hit a couple of months ago, it didn't occur to me that news of widespread government surveillance might actually change anything. But if recent factors are any indication, it seems as though change is…

Nokia gets in the phablet game with the 6-inch, Full HD ‘Bandit’

Nokia has been associated with the development of a big-screen Windows Phone device for a while, and now it has been leaked as the Nokia Bandit, a 1080p, quad-core device expected before the end of the year.
Cool Tech

Hologram replaces human receptionist at council office in London

A council office in the UK has turned to tech in a bid to save money, using a hologram in place of a human receptionist to greet visitors. 'Shanice' has been programmed to answer a variety of questions and give directions to various…
Android Army

YouTube update for Android includes picture-in-picture feature, new-look UI, and more

YouTube developers have evidently been hard at work on the Android version of the app, with the team rolling out a big update on Tuesday. The revamp brings a slew of new features, including picture-in-picture funtionality enabling easy…

Rumor: 4.5-inch HTC Zara coming later this year with Android 4.3 and Sense 5.5

A new mid-range smartphone from HTC could be out before the end of the year, if a new leak proves to be correct. Named the HTC Zara, it could fit somewhere in-between the One Mini and the Desire 500, and may run Android 4.3.