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What to Expect at IFA 2014: Smartwatches, TVs and More

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BERLIN — It’s September, which means the gadgets are coming.

IFA 2014, which stands for Internationale Funkausstellung (and translates to the international radio exhibition), kicks off this week in Berlin and will usher in collections of new smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, giant TVs and home appliances. The trade show is one of the longest-running technology expos — with roots dating back to the 1920s — and it gets bigger each year.

How to Protect Your Photos (Nude or Otherwise) From Hackers on iCloud

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Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Ariana Grande are among the high-profile celebrities who apparently fell victim to a massive alleged iCloud hack late Sunday night, when someone exposed collections of nude photos that they had purportedly saved on their Apple devices.

What iPhone owners might not realize is that they may have already told Apple to back up all of your photos on its iCloud servers. It’s easy enough to enable the “My Photo Stream” feature — then forget that it’s running in the…

How to Protect Your Photos (Nude or Otherwise) From Hackers on iCloud

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Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Ariana Grande are among the high-profile celebrities who apparently fell victim to a massive alleged iCloud hack late Sunday night, when someone exposed collections of nude photos that they had purportedly saved on their Apple devices.

What iPhone owners might not realize is that they may have already told Apple to back up all of your photos on its iCloud servers. It’s easy enough to enable the “My Photo Stream” feature — then forget that it’s running in the…

5 Can’t-Miss Apps: ‘Cookie Monster’s Challenge’ and More

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With the launch of Instagram’s newest standalone app and news that the iPhone 6 and long-rumored iWatch’s unveilings are both imminent, you may have overlooked some of the week’s best new apps.

Luckily, Mashable creates a roundup each weekend of our favorite new and updated apps, so you won’t miss out.

This week’s list includes the latest app out of the Sesame Street Workshop, an updated NFL mobile app and a new maddeningly difficult…

9 Nearly Worthless Gadgets You’re Hanging Onto for Dear Life

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You can’t put a price on childhood memories, which explains why most of your favorite toys and gadgets from childhood aren’t worth squat.

Now, you can still make a nice profit off unopened, exceedingly well-maintained or rare items from your younger days, but the majority of your prized possessions are too new to be artifacts and too old to be useful.

Before you try to sell your childhood dreams away, check out the nine…

A Chrome Extension Replaces All Web Text With ‘Hodor’

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Simplicity is coming — to your web browser

The Internet would be a lot less exhausting if all words were replaced with “Hodor.” And that’s exactly what the Hodor browser extension for Chrome doesReddit and Facebook will never look the same.

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But hey, if one word is good enough for Game of Thrones‘ loyal half-giant, it should be good enough for you (as long as you don’t have anything really important to say).

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Project Wing vs. Prime Air: Google’s Drones Soar Above Amazon’s

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Move over, AmazonGoogle has just entered the commercial drone arms race with Project Wing, an until-now secret program to develop “self-flying vehicles” to deliver small packages, similar to Amazon’s Prime Air.

Both programs are still years away from coming to fruition, with prototype drones — or, more accurately, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — completing only the most basic of test flights. However, the drones have been in development for a while, with notably different approaches to…

How to Succeed in Coding While You’re Still Young

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In our latest Ask a Dev video, our first guest host — iOS developer Michael Sayman — discusses how to get started in coding when you’re young and lack resources

Sayman began making money off his first iOS app when he was just 13 years old. Now, at age 17, he has one of the most popular apps in the App Store, a photo-guessing game called 4 Snaps

Sayman says that you should first look around to get ideas of what you could build, then dive into the…

5 Robots Booking It to a Classroom Near You

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Robots are the new kids in school

The technological creations are taking on serious roles in the classroom. With the accelerating rate of robotic technology, school administrators all over the world are plotting how to implement them in education, from elementary through high school

In South Korea, robots are replacing English teachers entirely, entrusted with leading and teaching entire classrooms. In Alaska, some robots are replacing the need for teachers to physically be present at…

7 Tech Upgrades to the Old-School Science Class

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Long gone are the days of science fair poster boards and paper quizzes, at least not exclusively

Technological breakthroughs have flooded into classrooms, changing the face of K-12 education. From smart boards to smartphones, these digital trends have become useful educational tools in the teaching process. While today’s kids are learning the same lessons and concepts, they are absorbing in different ways

With new apps and interactive…