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Stop-motion toy cars race in high-octane video



There is nothing more exciting than a high-octane car race — even if those cars can fit in the palm of your hand.

YouTube stop-motion artist ForrestFire101 created video of a thrilling, deadly race that hearkens back to Speed Racer or Death Race 2000, complete with stunts, gadgets and plenty of explosions. The artist got attention earlier this year for his Lego Guardians of the Galaxy trailer.

The video features Anki Drive

New smartphone app promises easy eye testing worldwide



LONDON — The team behind a smartphone-based portable eye examination kit have just launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for new innovation.

Peek comprises a smartphone app and low-cost adaptor that enables professional eye examinations anywhere in the world. Developed by a team of eye care specialists, software developers and product designers, it aims to increase access to high-quality eye care worldwide.

The tools…

Microsoft-Backed Inlope Is An Interest-Based Local Social Network


Belieb it or not: Twitter reportedly in talks to acquire selfie app Shots



Justin Bieber may be set to cash in on his popular Twitter account.

Shots, a selfie app that has been partly backed by the pop star, is in talks to be acquired by Twitter, according to CNBC. Twitter’s CFO on Monday night accidentally tweeted about plans to go acquire an unnamed company, leading many to speculate that Shots could be the target.

Twitter and Shots did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The app has accrued a…

You can now edit Microsoft Office documents from within Dropbox



Dropbox just made good on its earlier promise of integrating its mobile apps with Microsoft Office

The cloud storage company updated its iOS (App Store link and Android (Google Play link) apps on Tuesday with new Microsoft Office support that allows users users to open documents, spreadsheets or presentations stored in their Dropbox accounts and edit them with Office apps.

Users can take advantage of this…

5 can’t-miss apps: Carousel, Cheezburger, Next Glass and more



With Uber enraging users and sparking a Senate investigation into its privacy polices, you may have overlooked some of this week’s best new apps

Luckily, each weekend, we round up our favorite new and updated apps, so you won’t miss out.

This week’s list includes an expansion of Dropbox’s photo-organization app, a running app to help you train smarter, and an app that helps you find new beer and wine to try.

Check out the gallery, above, to see…

Ollie the robot and 3D printing combine to create insane racing machine



The beast that is the Ollie, a connected toy that can do insane stunts and reach speeds of 22km/h, just got more impressive. Now you can hot up your ride with customised hubcaps and tyres.

The Ollie, released in September by Sphero, is a robotic toy that can be controlled by an app on your iPhone or Android device connected via Bluetooth LE. It gets around at top speed on two rubber wheels and spins, drifts, jumps and flips to create a range of tricks sure to impress your mates.

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Yik Yak threats shut down two California high schools in one week



As one southern California high school reopened Thursday after a two-day lockdown following threats from an anonymous social networking app, another was put on lockdown.

In both instances, the threats came from an app called Yik Yak, which allows users to post anonymously from anywhere within a 1.5 mile radius of their location

The first threat was aimed at Mira Costa High School, in Manhattan Beach, an affluent coastal city…

Social Betting App Youbetme Raises $2.7M


There’s finally a way to sync your Fitbit data with Apple Health



Fitbit famously made the decision not to integrate with Apple’s Health platform, but there’s good news for users: It’s now possible to get the wearable’s data synced up with the hub

A new app called Sync Solver for Fitbit — available for $0.99 in the Apple App Store — takes the information collected via Fitbit wristband trackers and automatically syncs it to Apple’s Health app. This means steps, weight, sleep cycle details and other data can be pulled in from Fitbit and work alongside other…