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6 Dead, Residents Evacuated After Quake Strikes Off Chile's Coast

Nearly a million residents were forced to evacuate after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile's northern coast, triggering a small tsunami.<p>Six …

Themer beta update adds tons of new themes

If, like me, you find default Android homescreens a little boring, and you’re constantly switch between new wallpapers and widgets, then Themer might be the app you’ve been waiting for. Themer, which is now in open beta, offers up a huge library of themes, completely altering your handset’s …

Android News

'MythBusters' to test plausibility of famous 'Star Wars' scenes in January 4th special

On January 4th, Discovery Channel's long-running hit series <i>MythBusters</i> will turn its attention to the <i>Star Wars</i> saga. Hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will look to replicate some of the most iconic moments from George Lucas' classic sci-fi films in an attempt to determine their plausibility. As …

Samsung Demands Retrial Of Retrial, Accuses Apple Of Race Baiting

As part of the ongoing legal saga with Apple, Samsung’s lawyers have filed a request with Judge Lucy Koh requesting a retrial of November’s case, which Samsung says Apple only won because it totally race baited the jury to get sympathy.<p>Two juries have already slammed Samsung with astronomical fines …

Steve Wozniak just backed a DIY computer on Kickstarter—and so have 12,000 others

The creators of Kano, a kit to assemble your own mini-computer, asked for $100,000 on Kickstarter. One day short of the end of the company’s campaign, they’ve raised $1.35 million from nearly 12,000 backers including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler. Alex …

Raspberry Pi

Obad was the nastiest piece of Android malware discovered in 2013

In a recent end of year summary published by antivirus company Kaspersky Labs, the firm officially named Obad as its Villain of the Year 2013.<p>Obad was discovered during the summer and it was quickly recognized as a sophisticated piece of malware. The technical name for the Trojan is …

Google Play

Google launches LG G Pad 8.3 and Sony Z Ultra Play Editions, white Nexus 7

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Check the Devices section of the Google Play Store and you should see more options. On Tuesday, Google(s goog) Play Editions …

Don’t Tell Mom And Dad: PG-13 Movies Are Just as Violent and Sex-Filled as R-Rated Ones

There is little difference between the vices shown in PG-13 and R-rated movies, according to a new study.<p>Researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy …

Protesters Block Google Bus, Demand $1 Billion

Protesters in San Francisco blocked a Google Bus from shuttling employees to the company’s Mountain View headquarters on Monday morning, putting anti-gentrification activists and tech workers face-to-face in the dispute over long-time residents being outpriced by the wealthy newcomers.<p>The protest …

Assassins Creed Pirates Announcement Trailer

How to install the Google Experience Launcher with working "Ok Google" hotword on your Android device

Yesterday we told you guys about the new Google Search update that, aside from bringing new Google Now cards and conversational dialog to Search, …

Google Music for iOS launch reportedly is ‘imminent’

All the way back in May, Google announced that its new Google Music “All Access” service will be arriving on iOS in the coming “weeks.” However, months have gone by and nothing has launched for iOS. A report last month indicated that the app would arrive at the end of October, and @evleaks has now …

Verizon Moto X soak test suggests Android 4.4 could be coming soon

We get a lot of e-mails from tipsters, but none do we like more than the type flooding our inbox as we speak: exclusive updates rolling out in …

Mobile

Verizon's Moto X customization page is online right now, not that you can use it

It's less than a day until we're expecting to see carriers <i>other</i> than AT&T offer customization options for the Moto X, and it looks as if Verizon's already getting its ducks in a row. One of our eagle-eyed readers has spotted that Big Red has thrown up a Moto Maker page, which should, from tomorrow, …

Typhoon Haiyan death toll in Philippines estimated at 1,200

Red Cross and other humanitarian agencies describe hundreds of bodies floating in waters and on roads amid destruction<p>The Philippines Red Cross said it has received reports of 1,200 deaths in two areas devastated by typhoon Haiyan.<p>The agency said that at least 1,000 had been killed in Tacloban and …

Typhoon Haiyan: is it the biggest storm ever?

Typhoons are hurricanes by another name<p><b>What is the difference between a hurricane and a typhoon?</b><p>The name: in the Atlantic and the eastern Pacific Ocean, they are hurricanes. In the north-western Pacific Ocean they are known as typhoons.<p><b>How big is Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda)</b><p>Bigger than …

LG's G Flex actually flexes (video)

We've known for a while that LG's upcoming G Flex smartphone features a pretty noticeable arc from top to bottom, but thanks to a source who's spent some time with the device, we now know that the phone is more aptly named than we first suspected. The 14-second video you see below shows that the …

Mobile Technology

Nexus 5 vs. LG G2: see the difference

LG's best ever phone morphs into the next Nexus<p>As if weeks of extravagantly detailed leaks hadn't told you already, Google's new Nexus 5 handset is based on LG's excellent G2. A few of the specs have been trimmed down in the transition to a lower price point — most notably the smaller 2300mAh …

Ingress beta for Android now open to all augmented reality fans

For the past year, the Ingress beta has been as much an exclusive club as it is an augmented reality game -- you've had to request an invitation to play. Google and Niantic Labs must want more of us to join the party, though, as they've quietly dropped the invitation requirement. Any Android user …

Nexus 5 launch, unboxing, print ad and more sightings – last minute rumors

Google is yet to unveil the Nexus 5, but the phone keeps popping up in various reports, most of them indicating that the launch is imminent.<p>Nexus 5 release date<p>As some of the previous rumors have said, it looks like the phone will be unveiled at some point tomorrow, but there won’t be a special …

Android News

FAA officially approves using electronics during all phases of flight

Delta hopes to have new plan in place as early as tomorrow<p>The FAA is officially allowing the use of some electronics during takeoff and landing, not just while in the air. In a statement, the agency said it was immediately providing guidance to airlines that would let them integrate the new rules. …

Google Play Store 4.4.21 available for download

After having been discovered a few days ago, the new Google Play Store Android app update (version 4.4.21) is available for download, bringing a new user interface to Android devices.<p>The new UI replaces the old navigation with a slide-out navigation menu that’s meant to make it easier for users to …

Android News

Leaked Samsung release schedule reveals carrier plans for 4.3 update

The Galaxy S4’s move to Android 4.3 kicked off earlier this week with the unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE (GT-I9505) being the first device to get a taste of the latest Jelly Bean upgrade. Shortly thereafter, the unlocked 3G variant also began rolling out the update.<p>What about the …

Gear & Gadgets

Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

It looks like Google has been working on an oversize secret project on San Francisco's Treasure Island. A water-based data center? Could well be.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Something big and mysterious is rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the middle of San …

San Francisco