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Foursquare
Foursquare's New Swarm App Is Here

Foursquare's new app called Swarm has arrived, as promised. The app went live in the iOS App Store and Google Play on Thursday.

Google Invites Press to Android Event in New York Oct. 29
Google Invites Press to Android Event in New York Oct. 29

Google sent invitations to the press Wednesday for an Android event in New York on Oct. 29. The invitations didn't disclose what exactly would take place, though the tagline, "The playground is open," suggest the event will have to do with Google Play, the recently rebranded Android Market. The event will take place at 10 a.m. ET at Basketball City at Pier 36 in Manhattan. If you didn't receive an invitation, Google will help you stay up to speed on the news, with a YouTube live stream.

Requiem for a Social Platform: App.net
Requiem for a Social Platform: App.net's Unrealized Potential

Ad-free social platform App.net announced Tuesday that although the service had enough money to be "self-sustaining on a forward basis," it hadn't garnered the financial support needed to retain full-time employees

Samsung NX3000 Camera Lets You Get Serious About Selfies
Samsung NX3000 Camera Lets You Get Serious About Selfies

In the NX Mini, Samsung introduced a camera for the selfie-obsessed, including an LCD that flips a full 180 degrees and special settings for self portraits. Now that feature is getting a second home in the NX3000.

Bang & Olufsen
Bang & Olufsen's $8,000 4K TV Follows You Around the Room<

There's a reason Bang & Olufsen is calling its new 4K TV the "one that moves." The BeoVision Avant will follow you around the room, and special stands and mounts change its position.

The Reason Chinese URLs Are Often Long Strings of Numbers
The Reason Chinese URLs Are Often Long Strings of Numbers

An American friend living in Beijing once said she refused to communicate with anyone whose email address consisted of a string of numbers, such as 62718298454@163.com. This made sense to me at the time—why make email addresses as difficult to remember as phone numbers? But I soon realized that issuing a blanket ban on number-based communications would mean cutting off just about every single Chinese person I knew.

Ask a Dev: What Are the Limitations of Beacons?
Ask a Dev: What Are the Limitations of Beacons?

In our latest Ask a Dev video, iOS engineer Dan Murrell discusses the limitations of beacons, and some of the issues developers might encounter while working with this new technology.

Desktop-Power Gaming in a Laptop: MSI Scores With Ghost
Desktop-Power Gaming in a Laptop: MSI Scores With Ghost

Making plans for a summer vacation? Time to take some time off the have a little fun in the sun, hit the beach, get a tan, and forget about your worries. And just in

Walmart Cuts Price of all 16GB iPad Minis by $30
Walmart Cuts Price of all 16GB iPad Minis by $30

Need a last-minute Mother's Day gift? You might want to head to Walmart. In an extremely rare sale, big box store is rolling back the price of the 16GB iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina by $30.

Survival of the Fittest Fitness Tracker
Survival of the Fittest Fitness Tracker

Our latest Mobile Minute video investigates what fitness trackers need to do to remain relevant, especially with the rise of smart devices like watches and phones.