Stories for Aug. 29, 2014
In Brief

Snapchat’s curious “Our Story” experiment is now viewable to the masses, under the “Live” tab at the bottom of Recent Updates. Our Story allows Snapchat users in the same location to add snaps to an ongoing, crowdsourced reel of the event. The company first introduced it for the Electric Daisy Carnival in June and then brought it to Rio, Outside Lands, and Lollapalooza. Previously, you could only view “Our Story” if you were there in-person at the festival. But with the latest update, anyone anywhere can take a look at the compiled action. Snapchat has not clarified what events in the future will offer an “Our Story” reel. We’ve reached out to ask and will update this when we hear back.

In Brief

If you’d like a fast phone that’s unapologetically plastic, you could do a lot worse than the HTC One E8, which Sprint officially announced on Friday. It will cost $100 with a 2-year contract or $500 on its own, and functionally it’s close to a carbon copy of the well-liked HTC One M8, but with a plastic body, a downgraded camera, and it lacks 802.11ac Wi-Fi support. But if you’re in the right market, the E8 can tap into Sprint’s speedy tri-band Spark network.

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