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Action Launcher 3.3 update brings Quicktheme live wallpaper integration, new gestures and more

Action Launcher 3, one of our favorite third party launchers here at Android Authority, has just received a big update to version 3.3. Most notably, developer Chris Lacy has added a few improvements to the Quicktheme feature. Quicktheme lets you automatically create a theme for your device based on …

How to Make a Robotic Snake Slither Like a Real One

Carnegie Mellon researchers mimic the sidewinder to make their robot snake scoot like crazy without the benefit of arms or legs<p>Carnegie Mellon robotics researchers are using their own snake robots to learn a thing or two about how real serpents move in the wild. By observing snake behavior and …

2016 Jaguar XF pairs low-weight and high-tech

Jaguar has taken the wraps off the new Jaguar XF, a new luxury sedan set to take on BMW’s 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz’s E-Class, and promising not …

Jaguar Cars

Why Tiny Dogs Lift Their Legs So High While Peeing

In the 1920s, Lambert & Butler English Cigarette cards set out to debunk common myths. Some are just bizarre (hold burned skin closer to a fire to …

Science

Google Fiber set to launch in its eighth market: Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah will officially be the next city to receive Google Fiber gigabit internet and TV. In a blog post published today, Google announced that the city is now in the design phase for laying out fiber-optic cable and building out the Google Fiber network. While the build out will …

Blue Freedom: A mini hydropower plant for charging mobile devices

The all-new Blue Freedom kit offers yet another alternative to solar panels, fuel cells, muscle-powered dynamos, wind turbines, AC-charged back-up …

Amazon Fire TV gets USB storage support, dorm Wi-Fi connectivity and more in new update

Amazon has just announced a new update for the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick that will add much more functionality to each device. Most notably, both devices are getting support for Wi-Fi hotspots that require web authentication. This means you’ll now get to connect your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick to …

Woolly Mammoth DNA Successfully Spliced Into Elephant Cells

But don’t expect mammoth clones anytime soon<p>A group of researchers are getting closer to bringing the extinct woolly mammoth back to life. Geneticist George Church’s lab at Harvard University successfully copied genes from frozen woolly mammoths and pasted them into the genome of an Asian …

Genetics

Amazon warns Congress: US risks being left behind in delivery drone business

The online retailer complains that slow and excessive regulation by the FAA is forcing it to develop potentially lucrative unmanned aircraft technology abroad<p>The US economy could lose out on hundreds of millions of dollars of investment if federal regulators continue to stymie plans for delivery …

Unmanned Aircraft

The 11 Coolest Cars From the Detroit Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show is the biggest event of the year for the American auto industry. It's the time when Ford, GM, Chrysler, …

Why Elon Musk Doesn't Mind That His Rocket Crashed Into His Robot Boat

Six days ago, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk was atwitter with excitement over the next step in his plan to get humans off the planet. After …

With a Hyperloop Test Track, Elon Musk Takes on the Critical Heavy Lifting

The Hyperloop is coming to Texas. That’s the word from Elon Musk, who unveiled his idea for the revolutionary transit system 18 months ago, and …

What Are Quantum Dots, and Why Do I Want Them in My TV?

If you look at the CES 2015 word cloud—a neon blob of buzz radiating from the Nevada desert, visible from space—much of it is a retweet of last …

Virgin wants to launch 'world's largest' array of internet satellites

Remember satellite internet provider Iridium's mid-'90s debacle? We're not sure Richard Branson does, as he and mobile chip giant Qualcomm are determined to help launch another internet satellite venture. In his usual low-key style, Sir Branson declared that the two companies will create "the …

Best of CES 2015 Awards, Offbeat: Belty Smart Belt

Without fail, CES always manages offers up something a little unusual alongside the halls (upon halls) of TVs, tablets and home appliances. In fact, it's the weird things that often catch our attention the most. So, what about Belty the smart belt? The name alone screams "offbeat," but it's the way …

HTC's next flagship phone to be unveiled on March 1st

While we're still in the middle of January, some of us are already hearing bits about the upcoming MWC. One e-mail that caught our attention comes from none other than HTC, who is already teasing its very own Barcelona event on March 1st -- the day before MWC kicks off (full invitation image …

Best of CES 2015 Awards, PC: Lenovo LaVie HZ550

Lenovo typically brings a <i>lot</i> of new product releases to CES. And it did it again in 2015. However, there was one particular highlight: a 13-inch laptop with top-end specs, but somehow weighing in at 1.7 pounds.This is Lenovo (and NEC's) slender LaVie HZ550. For reference, that's 43 percent lighter …

Elon Musk spills details on SpaceX's $10 billion space internet venture

Elon Musk doesn't only plan to bring the whole world online using a fleet of low-cost communication satellites, he also wants to use the same infrastructure to provide internet on Mars. Months after confirming the new SpaceX project, Musk has finally told <i>Bloomberg</i>, that he plans to send hundreds of …

You can buy a giant mech suit on Amazon Japan for $1 million

We've been tracking the Kuratas mech suit -- a 13-foot-tall tribute to anime fandom that you can actually ride -- for a few years, but now it looks it's finally ready up for order on Amazon Japan. That is, if you've got $1 million ... and live in the Kyoto region of Japan. Oh, and you better be …

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Best of CES 2015 Awards, Startup: AmpStrip

With so many companies offering wearable devices at this year's CES, perhaps it's apt that the best startup we saw at CES 2015 was a company that was taking a different approach to the fitness tracker. AmpStrip is a health wearable that stays out of the way: a Band-Aid style strip that's waterproof …

Recommended Reading: A closer look at the 2015 Oscar nominations

<i>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.</i><p><b>Breaking Down the Oscar Nominations: What the Hell Happened to 'Selma'?</b><br>by Mark …

'Blackhat' bores, but at least gets hacking right

What is it about hackers that invariably stumps Hollywood? Even when filmmakers get the details right, as Michael Mann does with <i>Blackhat</i>, his moody exploration of cyberterrorism, they often stumble when it comes to making us actually care about what's happening on screen. There are rare …

Best of CES 2015 Awards, TV Product: LG Art Slim 4K OLED TV

CES is a tech show that isn't lacking in TVs. That's especially true for the major central hall, where you're never far from the glow of a giant sumptuous TV. It makes choosing the Best TV on show a difficult task, but we got there. LG's Art Slim 4K OLED took the prize, boasting the beauty of OLED …

Trucker Uses Raspberry Pi to Connect his Big Rig

When Andy Proctor, a truck driver and web developer in the UK, was dissatisfied with his company’s tracking system, he hacked his truck.<p>Called the iDataTruck, it tweets the status of his truck directly to his office. (Follow it at @iDataTruck.) “The company does have a tracker system,” says …

Prepare For The E-Bike Invasion

How to electrify your bike<p>When Micah Toll moved to Tel Aviv after college, the electric bike enthusiast got a job repairing his favorite form of transportation—in the process, learning all the ways e-bikes break. Now he uses that knowledge to build better models, electrifying regular bicycles at a …

Tel Aviv

How Smart Is Your Artificial Intelligence?

Book smart ≠ Street smart<p>In 1950, Alan Turing, a pioneer of artificial intelligence (AI), proposed what’s now known as the Turing Test—an evaluation of a machine’s ability to behave like a human. Though there’s still plenty of room to improve, many AI systems are nearing Turing’s benchmark. And as …

Artificial Intelligence

Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Electric Car

A more accurate range calculator ensures your battery won't die in the middle of a trip<p>In the quest to get drivers to swap their gas-guzzlers for electric vehicles (EV), the greatest barrier is not the cost. It’s range anxiety: the fear that a battery-powered EV might go kaput mid-trip. Some of …

Electric Vehicles

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …