• Google's Hiroshi Lockheimer on the present and future of Android and Chrome OS
    Google's Hiroshi Lockheimer on the present and future of Android and Chrome OS

    In 2005, software engineer Hiroshi Lockheimer got a call from Andy Rubin, his former boss at Danger Research, the creator of the Sidekick (aka Hiptop), the first truly web-savvy smartphone. Rubin was now at Google, which had recently acquired his new

    • Posted May 13, 2017
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  • Intel Compute Stick review: nothing more than a prototype for now
    Intel Compute Stick review: nothing more than a prototype for now

    Intel's new Compute Stick isn't that hard to grasp: It's a computer... on a stick! Using one of its Atom processors, Intel managed to cram everything a fully functional PC needs in something the size of a few packs of gum for just $150. All you need

    • Posted May 13, 2017
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  • A farewell tour of Google I/O 2015
    A farewell tour of Google I/O 2015

    After two furious days of news -- both expected and not -- Google I/O has finally come to a close. We're still summing up our thoughts about the show and what Google's new future looks like, but we wanted to take you on one last stroll through Moscon

    • Posted May 13, 2017
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  • Ross Ulbricht verdict dismisses the idea of Silk Road as a safe place
    Ross Ulbricht verdict dismisses the idea of Silk Road as a safe place

    Ross Ulbricht is going away for life. The prosecution urged judge Katherine Forrest to send a strong message to anyone who might be tempted to go the Silk Road way, and she did. In addition to maximum time, the judge ordered $183 million, the estimat

    • Posted May 12, 2017
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  • 14 ingenious hacks for problems you didn't know you had
    14 ingenious hacks for problems you didn't know you had

    People can be crazy, yo. But where there's a will, there's a way that can lead to all sorts of fantastic oddities in the gadget world. Today's community of hackers, makers and DIY fanatics oftentimes work together to find solutions to problems we did

    • Posted May 12, 2017
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  • Recommended Reading: The new and improved 'Halt and Catch Fire'
    Recommended Reading: The new and improved 'Halt and Catch Fire'

    Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Hard Reboot: The Excellent Se

    • Posted May 12, 2017
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  • Could these be the specs for Verizon's 2015 Droid smartphone lineup?
    Could these be the specs for Verizon's 2015 Droid smartphone lineup?

    Image Source: Zach Epstein, BGR Flagship devices from Samsung, HTC and LG have dominated the Android scene over the first several months of 2015, but if a recent leak is to be believed, Verizon and Motorola might be preparing to divert our attention

    • Posted May 12, 2017
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  • The War On Crypto Terror
    The War On Crypto Terror

    Governments are scared of software. This month, the UK announced a law which will require "Google, Facebook and other internet giants" to "give British spies access to encrypted conversations"; the Commerce Department proposed to class

    • Posted May 12, 2017
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  • 'Halo 3: ODST' is rolling out for Xbox One, check your inbox
    'Halo 3: ODST' is rolling out for Xbox One, check your inbox

    From one bug-ridden console game to another -- Halo: Master Chief Collection owners should check their Xbox One inbox this morning, as redemption codes for the Halo 3: ODST add-on are going out now. Arriving as an apology for problems gamers reported

    • Posted May 12, 2017
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  • First HomeKit devices set to launch next week, according to reports
    First HomeKit devices set to launch next week, according to reports

    When Apple announced HomeKit at WWDC 2014, we didn't think we'd still be waiting for the first products by the time WWDC 2015 rolled around - but there's only a week to go before this year's event starts on 8 June. It seems there's now light at the e

    • Posted May 12, 2017
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  • Great tech innovators: Shigeru Miyamoto
    Great tech innovators: Shigeru Miyamoto

    Age: 62 Company: Nintendo Best known for: Creating some of the biggest, most influential games of all time. Quote: "I think that inside every adult is the heart of a child. We just gradually convince ourselves that we have to act more like adults.&qu

    • Posted May 12, 2017
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  • Google and Qualcomm releasing a Project Tango smartphone this year
    Google and Qualcomm releasing a Project Tango smartphone this year

    Qualcomm has announced it's helping Google stuff its Project Tango tech into a smaller form factor - specifically a smartphone set to be released in the third quarter of 2015. Project Tango is focused on augmented reality (digital graphics placed on

    • Posted May 12, 2017
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  • Splatoon hits the Wii U - is it ink-redible or dissap-painting?
    Splatoon hits the Wii U - is it ink-redible or dissap-painting?

    Just a couple of weeks to go until E3 2015, where the news will flow like water and games journalists will huddle under the news-waterfall like that bit in Mad Max, holding up their word-buckets and hoping to get a taste of a sweet, sweet scoop. If y

    • Posted May 12, 2017
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  • How a balloon and a rubber band helped me swim faster
    How a balloon and a rubber band helped me swim faster

    When you're out cycling, the information you need is right there in front of you – and you can customise it using the computer interface when you connect up the Jet. There aren't a lot of fields to choose from, but the main ones are all there – meani

    • Posted May 11, 2017
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  • Police in India arrested a pigeon suspected of spying for Pakistan
    Police in India arrested a pigeon suspected of spying for Pakistan

    Image Source: The Guardian While some countries are having trouble spying on suspects than because of communication encryption, India has other worries. Police in the country have arrested a pigeon (not the one in the picture), on charges that it may

    • Posted May 11, 2017
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  • Sony promises 'Ultra Street Fighter IV' PS4 patch next week
    Sony promises 'Ultra Street Fighter IV' PS4 patch next week

    The launch of Ultra Street Fighter IV on the PlayStation 4 hasn't exactly gone as planned, with gamers complaining of input lag, shoddy netcode, glitches, a start screen that refers to a button on the controller that doesn't exist and other issues. T

    • Posted May 11, 2017
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  • Google's solar plane crashed earlier this month in New Mexico
    Google's solar plane crashed earlier this month in New Mexico

    According to Bloomberg Business, the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident wherein Google's solar-powered Solara 50 plane reportedly crashed shortly after takeoff. The event occurred on May 1st at a private airfield outsid

    • Posted May 11, 2017
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  • US military tests a Tinker Bell-sized drone
    US military tests a Tinker Bell-sized drone

    There's no standard set for the shape or form of drones, and the Army plans to use that to its advantage. Here's where the Black Hornet Nano comes in. This micro drone, designed by Norway-based firm Prox Dynamics, is small enough to fit in the palm o

    • Posted May 11, 2017
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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers, news and rumors
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers, news and rumors

    The Force Awakens will be directed by JJ Abrams, the man who helmed the Star Trek reboot as well as classic TV shows Lost and Alias. Scripting duties started with Michael Arndt, but moved on to Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams when Arndt departed. The othe

    • Posted May 11, 2017
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  • This is who Andy Serkis is playing in Star Wars 7
    This is who Andy Serkis is playing in Star Wars 7

    Andy Serkis is bringing his motion-capture skills to a galaxy far, far away. In an interview with photographer Annie Leibovitz, who was behind the camera for those great shots for Vanity Fair, Starwars.com announced that Serkis will playing "Supreme

    • Posted May 11, 2017
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