Space sim Star Citizen has racked up so much crowdfunded support, it's earned acknowledgement from Guinness Book of World Records. The game has raised over $55 million, making it the most crowdfunded project in history.
Apple won't be able to decrypt personal data for police starting with iOS 8. A new encryption method prevents the company from accessing any account data, freeing the company from having to respond to government information requests.
French phone maker Alcatel expanded its line of OneTouch devices with the announcement of the Hero 2, a 6-inch smartphone, and Hero 8, an 8-inch tablet, at IFA 2014. Both will be available in September 2014.
Predictive analytics company NumberFire is launching its first app aimed at fantasy sports players. The app, available September 2 on iOS, uses proprietary technology and crowdsourcing to pick winners.
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.