A SpaceX F9R rocket exploded during a test over Texas today after an anomaly was detected. The rocket’s software automatically blew up the ship, preventing it from leaving the test area. “Today’s test was particularly complex, pushing the limits of the vehicle further than any previous […]

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Pinterest today revealed that some of its iOS app users will start seeing a “News” section in their notifications tab. The new feature resembles the Following tab in Instagram, offering updates on new likes, pins and follows from the people you follow. Of course, pins that are made to secret boards will not be listed in the section. Pinterest says it will experiment with the News section over “the next few weeks,” so you can keep an eye out for it on your iPhone or iPad. ➤ Get a little news with your notifications [Pinterest]

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The popular anonymous social sharing network Secret may be under fire in Brazil, but in the U.S. and abroad the software lives on, and today received a big new update on the Android platform, with the iOS version expected to be released sometime over the next few days. The new version both adds and removes several capabilities to the app.

One of the most important changes in the new build is the removal of the ability to access photos saved to a device’s photo library. The camera is still fair game, but Secret is attempting to cut down on personally-damaging photos by taking away the option to upload older images.

That’s not to say that the camera is the only way to upload photos, though. The app now supports Flickr search so users can still find just the right photo for their posts without the need to go through their photo libraries.

Another capability that’s been  removed in the update is the ability to post secrets containing names. Secret is once again trying to avoid any personally-damaging info getting out on its network, so any posts that are detected to contain a person’s name are now blocked.

The final change in the new version of the app allows users to create simple, two-option polls and ask for advice or feedback from friends and strangers alike. Poll results can be sorted to show feedback from only friends of the author, or from everyone who answered the question.

The update to the Secret app will be available for free on the iOS App Store soon.

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It’s safe to say that most people have favorite YouTube audio or video content that they’d like to save for viewing offline — over and over again — and there’s a host of apps and even browser extensions that will help you do that. Peggo is an easy-to-use digital video recorder (DVR) that records MP3 audio from YouTube videos, and it caught my eye for a number of reasons. As an online app, there’s no software download or registration — just paste the URL into the window, and the app brings up the interface for the selection you chose. It has cool features such...

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Have you been renting out multiple apartments on Airbnb? If you live in New York, you could be in trouble as the company has finally agreed to hand over names to the Attorney General.

Look out, hosts: Airbnb is turning over names to the New York authorities originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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