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Mobile Communications

Payleven's chip-and-PIN readers land in Apple's retail stores

Mobile payments startup Payleven has struck a deal that calls for Apple to start selling chip-and-PIN readers in its retail stores across Europe.


Start menu isn't back in Win 8.1, but some key features are

Microsoft customers clamoring for the incorporation of the Start button and menu into Windows 8 will get their wish partially fulfilled in the upcoming update of...


IT & Systems Management

Arduino's first robotics kit is here, and it's a seriously mean open-source machine

A few weeks back, Arduino announced its first-ever robotics kit. We're glad to say you can finally buy your very own open source machination online through the Maker...


Handheld Devices

Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 mini with 4.3-inch screen and dual-core processor

Samsung Electronics has announced the Galaxy S4 mini smartphone, which has a larger screen and a better camera than its predecessor, the Galaxy S III mini.


Open Drive turns cloud storage services into one big file sharing network

You can keep your Google Drive files private, or you can use it as one huge file sharing network. Many Google Drive users allow public access to their files, which...


Gmail will sort your email for you with new automatic labeling

Gmail users, your inboxes are about to be rearranged.


IT & Systems Management

Paws whatever you're doing and check out this Whack-A-Mole for cats

Whack-a-Mouse is most likely exactly what you think it is: It's like Whack-A-Mole, except for cats (though there's certainly nothing wrong with turning it into a...


IT & Systems Management

Raspberry Pi goes to space, brings back photos of Earth

When we first caught word that the Raspberry Pi Foundation was coming out with a new camera, we were excited to see the camera-based projects that would come out...

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