1. How your next ‘flagship’ smartphone may cost less than $300
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-29 at 10:51:22

Chinese vendor Alcatel OneTouch wants to redefine the term so it doesn't just refer to premium products like Apple's iPhone.

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2. Hackers Can Disable a Sniper Rifle—Or Change Its Target
     Published by Wired on 2015-07-29 at 05:00:23

If a hacker attacks your TrackingPoint smart gun over its Wi-Fi connection, you may find the weapon is aiming at a different target than you think.
The post Hackers Can Disable a Sniper Rifle—Or Change Its Target appeared first on WIRED.

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3. The fastest-growing mobile phone markets barely use apps
     Published by QZ on 2015-07-29 at 05:00:57

Africa and Asia, the two fastest growing mobile markets, aren’t very big on apps. The overwhelming majority of mobile internet activity in the regions is…

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4. Forget Windows 10: Remember when Windows 95 was new?
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-29 at 14:16:50

As Microsoft introduces its newest operating system, we venture back 20 years in the CNET Vault to find our video coverage of its ancestor, Windows 95. Let new features like the recycle bin, MSN and long file names amaze you.

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5. VC Chris Dixon on ‘Re/code Decode’ Podcast: ‘Facebook Is Essentially an RSS Reader.’ Also, Soylent!
     Published by Recode on 2015-07-29 at 01:55:20

From Oculus to glasses to BuzzFeed to Soylent, this investor wants to invent the future.

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6. Kentucky man shoots down drone hovering over his backyard
     Published by ARS Technica on 2015-07-29 at 11:49:48

"If you cross that sidewalk onto my property, there’s going to be another shooting."

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7. Quick comparison: OnePlus 2 versus Samsung Galaxy S6
     Published by Android Central on 2015-07-29 at 13:53:09

Every time a hot new phone comes on the scene, the instant reaction is to compare it to one of the biggest names — the leading Galaxy S device from Samsung of the year. This year it's the OnePlus 2 drawing the attention of phone enthusiasts, and the Ga...

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8. ‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’ is breakneck, breathless fun (review)
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-29 at 09:39:02

The fifth movie in Tom Cruise's superspy series combines old-school skullduggery with cutting-edge action.

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9. Baby elephant playing with birds will instantly brighten your day
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-07-29 at 05:54:07

This baby elephant calf is having so much fun.

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10. Weak demand for TVs sends LG down in second quarter
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-29 at 10:46:14

Company reports that its smartphone division also had some trouble in the second quarter as unit shipments fell 3 percent year over year.

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11. A Brief History Of Spotify
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-29 at 06:56:36

 With over 75 million users, it’s hard to remember a time without Spotify. But there was. A time when we were all mulling the aisles of Target for new CDs. A time in our lives where we all became thieves on Napster. A time when iTunes forced...

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12. Google Translate’s App Now Instantly Translates Printed Text In 27 Languages
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-29 at 07:00:19

 One of the most intense experiences you’ll ever have is visiting a country that speaks a language different than yours. There’s a host of tools you can use, but Google’s Translate product has leapfrogged just about everything out t...

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14. Florida’s ‘Muslim-free’ gun store closed to stop a U.S. veteran from going inside
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-07-29 at 14:16:36

Chris Martin is a Muslim and defended America.

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15. Wii U Worldwide sales pass 10 million units
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-29 at 12:31:56

Console performance for April to June 2015 pushes lifetime sales to new milestone.

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16. Windows 10 marks turnaround moment for Microsoft
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-29 at 12:16:49

The goal of the software maker's flagship product is to renew faith in the Windows world.

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18. OnePlus will soon sell anyone its USB-C cable for about $5
     Published by Android Central on 2015-07-29 at 04:00:21

The OnePlus 2 is one of the first phones to be announced with a USB-C port, and that means OnePlus had to have a USB-C cable in the box. It didn't just take any old USB-C cable off the shelf, though — it designed its own cable from the ground up and it...

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20. Android Central Photo Contest: Water
     Published by Android Central on 2015-07-29 at 13:40:40

This is obviously a very broad prompt for the latest Android Central Photo Contest, but that just gives you even more opportunities to showcase what you can do with your Android camera. We want to see interesting, clever and fun ways to show the word "wa...

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