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Chat off the grid: goTenna lets you send texts without cellular service

Towers schmowers! This portable RF antenna lets your phone work like a walkie-talkie, sending messages and GPS coordinates with no cellular connection required.

Nissan cars will give drivers a break during parking, traffic jams

Completely robotic cars are a long way off, CEO Ghosn warns

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Rick-rolling 'Rickmote' shows no mercy when it finds someone using Chromecast

A Raspberry-Pi powered tool tricks Google Chromecast into playing Rick Astley

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Mobile gallery app MyRoll hopes to put your best photos forward

The iOS and Android app looks to improve on your mobile device's photo library by using an algorithm to group related photos and videos together and putting your best shots front and center.

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Google offers free Glass test drives in LA, SF, and NYC

You still need an appointment, but anyone in the U.S. is welcome to try out Glass for free in New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.

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How to sideload an app onto your Android phone or tablet

There are a handful of ways to sideload an application on your Android phone or tablet. Here are three.

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Piper review: This security camera and Z-Wave hub has room to grow

Piper's wide-angle camera and built-in sensors are great for renters, but I had some issues with missing notifications.

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Hip to be square: How to take great cropped photos on your iPhone

Want to shoot compelling square images? Check out these tips and tricks.

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Piper combines security and home automation in one package

Not only can Piper's wide-angle lens see everywhere in your room, it's also a Z-Wave hub, letting you control compatible accessories from a single app.

Wearables Right or Wrong? Android Wear has an app problem

In Episode 9 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips take on the dearth of solid Android Wear apps, Wall Street's iWatch reaction, and the likelihood of smartwatches killing activity trackers.

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Google Wallet updated with gift card management, free money sending

From sending money without a fee and managing your gift cards, Google Wallet looks like it may be able to take on PayPal after all.

on greenbot.com

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Senate passes bill allowing mobile phone owners to unlock devices

The House will still have to pass the Senate bill before it becomes law, however.

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Airbnb wants you to think of belonging, not eviction, when you see its new logo

The company is trying to remake its image—literally—in the wake of legal scuffles in NYC and San Francisco.

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Another E-Ink smartphone case emerges, this time for Android

After numerous failures, can InkCase finally make the idea work?

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Why Google doesn’t care about your name anymore

Google+ now allows fake names on the network, but that doesn’t mean Google has stopped caring about your identity.