CNN buys Casey Neistat’s Beme app, brings the YouTuber in-house

CNN has acquired Beme, the social app co-founded by YouTuber Casey Neistat. As part of the deal, Neistat will lead the Beme team as a new standalone media sub-brand operating under CNN’s umbrella as executive producer, and all 11 members of the Beme team will join the ranks of the news network, a…

Link: CNN buys Casey Neistat’s Beme app, brings the YouTuber in-house via techcrunch.com

Cyber Monday 2016: The best gaming deals

What comes after Black Friday? Cyber Monday of course, when a whole new swathe of deals and bargains arrive online. Whether you’re looking for a brand new PS4 Pro, Xbox One cheap games or a 4K TV to make the most of all those extra pixels, there’s some seriously good Cyber Monday gaming deals to …

Link: Cyber Monday 2016: The best gaming deals via http://www.gamesradar.com

Five Android apps that will teach you new skills in your spare time

Whether you’re laid over at the airport, stuck on the subway, or eating lunch there’s no reason for those bits of idle time to be wasted. There are a bunch of smartphone apps on the market that can help you learn new skills and most lessons can be done in no time at all. Here are five educational…

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Top 5 most popular Android apps from last week: Pulse, Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When Monday rolls around, we look back to see which apps were the most appealing to our audience. Read on for the five most popular Android apps from last week.

Link: Top 5 most popular Android apps from last week: Pulse, Microsoft Solitaire Collection via androidandme.com

We’re all screwed, but let’s not be nihilists

We are so doomed it’s almost funny, and always have been. Don’t worry, I’m not being political! well, not exactly. I’m talking about the State of Internet Security, which is, as always, disastrous-verging-on-cataclysmic. Are you worried about Russian hackers? Hah! You should be so lucky as to be …

Link: We’re all screwed, but let’s not be nihilists via techcrunch.com

iPhone 8 with curved OLED screen coming, report says

What will the iPhone 8 look like? Apple might not even know yet. Apple is reportedly testing “more than 10 prototypes” of the iPhone according to The Wall Street Journal. The Journal claims its checks with display suppliers suggest next year’s flagship iPhone could come with a curved screen with …

Link: iPhone 8 with curved OLED screen coming, report says via mashable.com

12 cloud computing skills worth over $113,000 a year salary

Motorola used to be one of those giant corporate conglomerates that employed 150,000 people, many at a massive campus in Schaumburg, Illinois. But it hit hard times, and over the last several years it sold off chunks of itself and became Motorola Solutions. Motorola Solutions is still a huge comp…

Link: 12 cloud computing skills worth over $113,000 a year salary via http://www.businessinsider.com

11 awesome gifts for your awesome Dad

Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We’ll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. Looking for gifts for others on your list? Check out our full 2016 Gift Guide Hub. Your dad is great. Your dad is smart. The o…

Link: 11 awesome gifts for your awesome Dad via techcrunch.com

The new MacBook Pro is kind of great for hackers

The new MacBook Pro is kind of great for hackers A million hot takes have been posted about how the late-2016 MacBook Pro with USB-C is the undeniable proof that Apple doesn’t care about developers anymore. They took away all the ports! No Esc key! It’s just a more expensive MacBook Air!But in…

Link: The new MacBook Pro is kind of great for hackers via medium.com

Continuum and the Cloud: Microsoft’s competing mobile visions

Earlier this week, Microsoft made a statement alluding to helping create “the ultimate mobile device”. This was seized upon by hopeful pundits and Windows phone fans to indicate that Microsoft was planning something big. They were planning the ultimate mobile phone, a Windows phone to rival…

Link: Continuum and the Cloud: Microsoft’s competing mobile visions via mspoweruser.com

The Best Mobile Scanning Apps of 2016

We create a remarkable amount of information digitally: spreadsheets, software documentation, receipts, financial records, even baby’s first PhotoShop image, and that’s just the beginning of what for most people is a gargantuan data mountain. But a huge amount of that information is still on…

Link: The Best Mobile Scanning Apps of 2016 via http://www.pcmag.com

Pinebook ARM Linux Laptop Powered by Allwinner A64 CPU

That’s useful. I’ve been buying old Asus EeePC machines on eBay for small projects. Unlike a Raspberry Pi, you get a keyboard, screen, case, and power supply, all for under $50. But the supply of old subnotebooks can’t hold out forever. What sorts of small projects? It’s nice to…

Link: Pinebook ARM Linux Laptop Powered by Allwinner A64 CPU via news.ycombinator.com