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You Should Play: Mikey Shorts

BeaverTap has basically done the impossible and brought us a simple, addictive, and smooth-to-play platform game with old-school flair.

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8 gorgeous widgets to pretty up your homescreen

iOS has nothing on these aesthetically-pleasing widgets.

on greenbot.com

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Dress up your texts with these 4 Android SMS-replacement apps

Add color, custom backgrounds, and other features to your messaging experience with a non-stock texting app.

on greenbot.com

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Loaded and locked: 3 seriously secure cloud storage services

For the truly paranoid, storage that's encrypted from start to finish and accessible by no one else, ever.

on pcworld.com

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Keep an eye on your home with these two ridiculously simple surveillance apps

Monitor your home, child, or pet by using an app on your phone paired with an extra piece of equipment.

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Five essential apps for traveling with your pets

Who wants to go on a car ride? Your dog does! Make pet-friendly travel easier with these apps.

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Whistle review: Activity trackers go to the dogs

You can keep tabs on your puppy's playtime, walks, and naps...as long as Wi-Fi is available.

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The car of your dreams: The best concepts from NAIAS 2014 in Detroit

Hydrogen-powered. Three-wheeled. Gesture-controlled. The concept cars we saw at NAIAS in Detroit were all some kind of crazy, but don't be surprised if you see something like them in the near future.

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Goji Play review: Hate cardio a little less

Goji Play combines two things I love: Exercise and video games. Too bad it feels like it's still in production.

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Toyota FT-1 concept trades dials and gauges for fighter-jet windshield display

Toyota’s futuristic sports car has a fully functioning head-up display (HUD) that projects data ahead of the windshield so that eyes stay on the road.

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What recall? Tesla recasts Model S problems as mere updates

Tesla perishes the thought of a recall and focuses instead on doubling its retail and service centers in 2014.

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2015 Mercedes C-Class gets semi-autonomous braking, distancing, and parking

It can brake proactively if it foresees a collision. It can follow the car ahead of you in stop-and-go traffic. And it can parallel-park with your help on the pedals (just so you still feel useful).

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TrackingPoint's computer-guided smart rifle can make every hunter a sharpshooter

TrackingPoint's targeting system tracks every variable you can throw at it AND includes live-streaming video capabilities.

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Elio Motors’ three-wheeled car gets 84 miles per gallon

Unlike the Toyota iRoad, Elio Motors’ car is not a two-person scooter with a roof.