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One of Snapchat’s most popular features is coming to Periscope

Feeling the heat from Facebook Live, Periscope is about to add a cool new feature. Borrowed from Snapchat, Sketching will allow broadcasters to doodle on live video streams.
Emerging Tech

GoTennas keep you connected where normal cell phones fear to tread

The GoTenna is a rugged digital radio that ensures you can always stay in touch with your hiking partner, whether or not you have cell service. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth, and it allows you to chat one-on-one and share your…
Mobile

In a blow to BlackBerry, Sprint says it will not carry the Priv

BlackBerry's Priv is a slider, and it's the company's first Android smartphone. Here are all the specs, pricing, and availability info you need to know about the BlackBerry Priv. Sprint just said it will not carry the device.
Emerging Tech

Muggle tech: this Harry Potter fan built a Weasley family-style clock with a Kindle Fire

Harry Potter may not be real life, but that doesn't mean we can't recreate elements of it. That's what Imgur user Relmicro did, creating his own version of the Weasley family clock which uses an Amazon Kindle Fire as its brain.
Movies & TV

Siri looks into the flames, teases Jon Snow’s fate

No one seems to have concrete answers on whether Jon Snow is dead or not. But have you asked Siri yet? Apple's digital assistant has been keeping up with HBO's Game of Thrones quite well.
Computing

Apple patents an all-touch haptic keyboard that could kill real keys

A patent filed by Apple reveals that the company wants to install one huge touch surface in notebooks that replaces the keyboard and touchpad. However, this technology could be used for other form factors, including desktops, smartphones…
Mobile

Apple is losing iPhone sales to carriers

Wider distribution is a good thing, as more people get the option to buy iPhones from various outlets -- but it's still cutting into Apple's profits. The same is happening with iPads, as carriers sold 18 percent in 2015, up from 6 percent…
Music

There's good in these awesome Star Wars bluetooth speakers, we've felt it

Forget about the endless, and disappointing, Star Wars merchandise that arrived with The Force Awakens, these awesome Bluetooth speakers are something else. Beautifully made, and with startling attention to detail, they're what every…
Web

Privacy for me but not for thee? FBI Director James Comey tapes over his webcam

Thought you were paranoid when it came your privacy? Rest assured -- you're not alone. Last week, FBI Director James Comey revealed a few of his own idiosyncrasies in keeping his private life private.
Emerging Tech

There’s a tiny drone inside this prototype phone case

Here's a way to make phone cases cool again: Put a tiny drone inside, and make modular camera modules to attach to it, or to other accessories. It's not a reality yet, but may be coming to Kickstarter later this year.
Mobile

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps on sale for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App…
Emerging Tech

These beautiful robotic wings are part mecha-art project, part crazy fashion statement

Fashion, technology, and robotics are all coming together to shape the future of what we wear. These beautiful, ethereal robotic wings are the work of a Japanese engineer and designer, keen to bring her love of robots and fashion together…
Web

Slack releases its platform road map on Trello for the world to see

Ever wanted to take a peek inside the mind of a fast-paced tech startup? Slack is obliging in a pretty unique way. Late last week, the company behind the messaging app decided to keep its users in the know, opening its product roadmap for…
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Facebook for the blind, a champagne gun, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
Mobile

Download these 5 hot new apps: Reddit, Miitomo, Lego Jurassic World, and more

Need a game to kill some time? Lego Jurassic World has landed on iOS and Android -- and lets you hunt as a dinosaur. Also, check out Reddit's new app, a minimalist writing app, and more.
Mobile

HTC becomes “obsessed with battery life” in an effort to keep up with smartphone heavy hitters

The HTC 10 is being hyped by its manufacturer to be the next big thing. In its most recent teaser, the company says it's "obsessed with battery life," something other manufacturers are also pushing.
Mobile

This Uber competitor is betting heavily on sexual discrimination

As tired as innovation may seem in ride-sharing, one new company from an ex-Uber driver may hold some promise yet. All the drivers and passengers of Chariot for Women are, you guessed it, women.
Web

You can now order Taco Bell via Slack without ever talking to a human

As if fast food couldn't get any faster, a new integration between Slack and Taco Bell is proving the impossible to be quite possible. Last week, the express joint announced a new partnership with the workplace messenger system.