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‘Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games’ is a bloody new game for your commute

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Metro Trains is at it again with Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games, a sequel to the smartphone and tablet game based on the now viral Australian train safety PSA

The game, which hit the iTunes store on Tuesday, will allow players to save a whole new cast of dumb characters from impending death, as they compete in 28 mini-games, such as the “Electric Fence Hurdle” and “Landmine Curling.”

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It’s now much easier to share public tweets via DMs on Twitter

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Today in features you may not have known you wanted: Twitter is letting you directly share public tweets through its private direct messaging system.

If you copy and paste a tweet’s URL into a direct message (DM), it will embed itself in the message for easier viewing. You can also hit the “” icon under a tweet and select “Share via Direct Message.”

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Previously, if you tried to paste the URL of a tweet into a DM, it…

Jolla Tablet nets more than $800,000 on Indiegogo

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Jolla, the Finnish startup formed by former Nokia employees, has already crowdfunded more than $800,000 for its first tablet running its Sailfish mobile operating system.

Jolla wanted to raise $380,000 for its first tablet in three weeks, but at the time of this writing, the company had successfully raised more than $839,000 on Indiegogo in less than 24 hours.

From a specs perspective, the Jolla Tablet has the potential to…

Snapchat lets you transfer money to friends with Snapcash

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If it feels like your money keeps disappearing, this won’t help.

Snapchat has announced a partnership with mobile payments service Square to introduce Snapcash, a payments feature that lets you transfer money between accounts on the ephemeral photo-sharing platform.

Square will handle the actual cash movements in the new feature, which was announced in a blog post on Monday. The deal will also provide Square with access to Snapchat’s more than 100 million monthly active users

For now,…

Bono falls off bicycle, postpones ‘The Tonight Show’ appearance

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U2 has postponed its appearance on The Tonight Show after the band’s frontman Bono got injured in a bicycle accident, the band has announced.

“It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time – we’re one man down. Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We’re sure he’ll make a full recovery soon, so we’ll be back,” says a message posted on U2′s websithttp://mashable.com/2014/11/17/bono-bicycle-accident/

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iOS 8 vs. Android Lollipop: Same features, yet more distinct than ever

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In the mobile war between Android and iOS, something interesting has happened over the last six months.

In the past, the two operating systems were largely distinguished by features and polish. Android traditionally had more features and customization than iOS, but iOS retained a higher level of finish.

That all changed with iOS 8 and Android 5.0 “Lollipop.” With these releases, iOS 8 now has almost as many features as…

Samsung and BlackBerry team up for better Android security

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Samsung is tapping an unlikely source to tighten up its security offerings for enterprises: BlackBerry.

The two companies announced a new security-focused partnership Thursday that will bring BlackBerry’s encryption system to businesses using Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones

Beginning early next year, Samsung will integrate BlackBerry’s BES12 end-to-end encryption service, into its own Knox software. Knox, which Samsung licenses to…

Nvidia to launch Shield-only game streaming service Nov. 18

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Nvidia Shield owners will be able to stream games to their handheld devices from the cloud starting next week, the company announced Thursday.

A streaming service called Grid will launch on Nov. 18 in the United States, and will offer users of the Nvidia Shield handheld gaming device a library of 20 titles at launch. All the games will be free to stream until June 30, 2015.

The Nvidia Shield, which debuted in Oct. 2013, is an…

Android update supports 209 new flag emoji, your wanderlust

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Since emoji entered our lives and made them more beautiful, people have been rallying for new characters to express every facet of the human experience. From racial diversity to the frequently-requested taco emoji, the keyboard still has a long way to go.

People were also very angry about the limited flag options, but it looks like there’s hope on the horizon — staring Nov. 12, the Android 5.0 Lollipop update supports 209 new flag emoji, including Canada, Brazil, and Australia.

Still no…

Bizarre LG AKA phones have moving eyes and ‘personalities’

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These days, most companies tout their phones’ big displays or high-tech cameras as selling points

Not the new LG AKA models, which are for people in search of a bit more personality on their devices.

The major draw of the AKA phones doesn’t have anything to do with specs. Instead, the phones have character names (Eggy, Wooky, YoYo and Soul) as well as back stories. The weirdest feature, though, is a set of moving eyes above…