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Google Launches Project Tango Smartphone To Experiment With Computer Vision And 3D Sensors

Google today announced Project Tango, an Android-based prototype 5″ phone and developer kit with advanced 3D sensors out of its Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) hardware skunkworks group.<p>Using its sensors, the phone doesn’t just track motion, but it can actually build a visual map of rooms …

The Levitating Lamp

Bye-bye Flappy Bird -- popular game grounded by its creator

Stunned by Flappy Bird's success, game maker Dong Nguyen had warned that he was going to remove the ad-based tapping game from app stores.<p>Flappy Bird was removed from app stores on Sunday, just hours after its creator warned that the popular game's demise was nigh.<p>The free smartphone game for iOS …

Ouya Updates Hardware With $129 16GB Console, 8GB Edition Remains At $99

Ouya’s original hardware featured just 8GB of storage onboard, but a temporary Limited Edition all-white version launched during the holidays doubled that to 16GB. Now, the game console startup is making that a permanent feature of its newest hardware, an Ouya console with a solid matte black …

Could a Pending Amazon Patent Doom Coin's All-in-One Payment Card?

In 2012, Amazon filed a patent application for a "dynamic payment card."<p>When a startup called Coin revealed its plans in November for a payment card that could store multiple credit, debit and loyalty card account info on one card, I called it “a new way to pay in stores that people might actually …

Here's How To See A Yeti In Yahoo's Weather App for iOS

Every Christmas, there are quite a few people who wish they had one filled with snow. Well, worry no more as Yahoo’s Weather app for iOS has a bit of an easter egg that will not only cause it to snow at your location, but display yetis. Yes, those mythical creatures also known as Abominable Snowmen.<p>…

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

Banks race to finance Sprint’s upcoming bid for T-Mobile

According to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> late last week, Sprint is considering a bid to acquire T-Mobile US sometime in the first half of …

Still together: New analysis finds Samsung A7 inside iPhone 5S

Apple-Samsung relationship is not over yet: a Nikkei analysis finds Samsung-made A7 inside iPhone 5S.<p>The mystery of the Apple-Samsung relationship remains largely unsolved. But Japan's Nikkei offered more evidence on Monday that chip-level relationships are hard to end.<p>The results of an earlier …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Harlem Is Getting the Biggest Free Public Wi-Fi Network In the U.S.

Here's some good news. Harlem is about to get the biggest free public Wi-Fi network in the entire country, spanning a whopping 95 blocks. Soon there …

Telecoms

Android 4.4.1 rolling out to the Nexus 5, download link available

Earlier today we reported that Android 4.4.1 would be rolling out to the Nexus 5 over the next few days. Well, that was a quick wait: the rollout has now officially begun begun!<p>As expected, the update primarily focuses on improving the camera experience through a refreshed camera app that will …

Google Nexus

Xbox One Review: A Multimedia Extravaganza that Plays Games

Now that we’ve been testing the Xbox One in beta for the past few days, Microsoft is pulling the curtains back on press reviews of the next-gen console. The software we’ve been using is near final, though some of the issues we encountered are likely to be addressed with some last-minute …

‘Contactless’ payment to reach 250M cards next year (U.S.A. is last, as usual)

Mobile payments via NFC from a digital wallet on a smartphone might be the sexiest area of payments right now, but the space that is actually seeing traction and adoption is contactless cards — which will hit 250 million in 2014.<p>The market leaders? Australia, Canada, Poland, the UK, and, of course, …

Meet Coin, a startup creating a universal credit card

Advertisement<p>58 Comments<p>Credit: Coin<p>As the contactless payments technologies from Google Wallet(s goo) to Isis flounder, critics point to what now …

FinTech

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Hands On With The Nexus 5 And Android 4.4 KitKat

The Nexus 5 is here! The Nexus 5 is here!<p>After months of hype and more questionably “accidental” leaks than any device in recent memory, Google announced their new flagship Android handset this morning.<p>I’ve only had the device in my hands for a few hours, so it’ll be a few days before I’m ready to …

Curved screen spills over the phone’s edges

We stand at a turning point in mobile technology, and we are already taking the first baby step towards a new age of mobile devices. Not only do we have devices like Google Glass and the Galaxy Gear attempting to make wearable computing trendy, but there’s also handsets like the Galaxy Round and G …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung CEO promises to deliver devices with 'folding displays' in 2015

At Samsung's Analyst Day, alongside talking serious financial numbers, forward looking statements and such, the company has announced that it will bring fully-foldable screens to willing customers some time in 2015. The screen tech (which we've seen an incremental nudge towards with the Galaxy …

Sexual harassment is constant in clubs and it must stop, students say

From 'underhanding' to 'violate a fresher' nights, sexual assault is common in clubs – but students won't put up with it any more<p>"In clubs there's a game called 'underhanding', where a boy stands behind a girl and tries to put his fingers inside her," says Stephanie Davies-Arai, one of the …

NBBJ's Biodome for Amazon Approved by Seattle Design Board

The City Design Review Board has approved NBBJ’s tri-sphere biodome planned for Amazon’s downtown Seattle headquarters. Reaching up to 95 feet, the …

Barcelona

Android 4.4 KitKat Continues To Reduce Fragmentation Of The Platform Thanks To Google Play

With the release of Android 4.4 (codename KitKat, in an interesting marketing move with Nestle), Google has taken more control of the software stack of the mobile operating system, leaving less control in the hands of the networks and addressing the issue of fragmentation in Android.<p>This is not a …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients–if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a missing link, …

Hudway app delivers windshield HUD for driving

Free iPhone app provides an augmented-reality head-up display (HUD) for driving by reflecting it off your windshield.<p>After Garmin released its $129.99 HUD gadget in July, it was only a matter of time before something similar landed for smartphones.<p>Hudway is a free iPhone app (coming for Android by …

Android 4.4 KitKat and Google's quest to take over the world

Can a low-end Android phone be any good? For Mountain View, a billion users are at stake<p><i>"As we get on our journey to reach the next billion people, we want to do it on the latest version of Android." — Sundar Pichai</i><p>At its root, Google’s Android platform has always been about growing the audience …

Electronic Devices Cleared for Take-Off & Landing

Good news flyers, the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration Administrator (FAA) has announced that airlines can allow passengers to use electronic devices “during all phases of flight”, and is introducing guidelines to implement the new policy.<p>In real terms, the …

How Apple will handle replacements for iPhone 5s units with battery problems

Earlier this week, Apple confirmed that some iPhone 5s units are affected by battery-life issues due to a manufacturing glitch. Apple said that customers with affected units would be contacted to receive a replacement device. Now, sources have shared some details into how exactly that process will …

Android 4.4 KitKat is out now

Google's latest iteration of Android, 4.4 KitKat, has officially been released alongside the new Nexus 5 smartphone. The update should roll out to …

Android News

Transporter Sync turns your external hard drive into a personal, secure cloud locker

The folks at Connected Data made a splash back in May with Transporter v2.0, and they've just announced their second foray into the wonderful world of cloud storage with the Transporter Sync. Like its slightly larger predecessor, Sync offers Dropbox-like functionality without users having to …