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Google gives up on tablets: Android P marks an end to its ambitious efforts to take on Apple's iPad

Back at the beginning of 2010, Google felt quite confident that its Android platform would crush Apple's iPhone in the same way Microsoft Windows had …

Mobile

To the angry middle class, read it before you press NOTA, or worse, choose Congress

Share Email<p>The Indian middle class is Outraged. Outraged because Jaitley didn’t give any rebates in the Union Budget 2018 for the salaried class, the …

India

17 gadgets and apps to make your dumb car smarter

Useful technology for your commute.<p>You don't have to wait for self-driving cars to upgrade your experience behind the wheel. You don't even have to buy an expensive new luxury vehicle. Instead, add some 21st-century intelligence to your drive with a few smart gadgets and apps. These devices can log …

Apps

Almost Everything You Need to Know about Lighting in Under 30 Minutes

This beginner's technical breakdown of lighting is perfect for those just starting out.<p>If you've just started your filmmaking journey, lighting may …

Filmmaking

The 20 Best Plot Twists of the 21st Century, Ranked

A great plot twist doesn't just shock, it can make a movie truly unforgettable. Here are the best surprises, twists and turns we've seen since …

How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order

Marvel Universe

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook-Linux hybrid

With a few minutes and a few free tools, you can resurrect nearly any aging PC with a fresh, fast, Chrome-like interface.<p>Common scenario: You buy a new laptop, thinking you'll sell, donate or hand down the old one... but it never happens. Maybe you don't want to deal with the hassles of Craigslist …

Linux

The Vigil Idiot Reviews "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil", A Reminder That In Bollywood "No" Means ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Karan Johar shows us the journey of a man learning about love, friendship, and being a borderline abusive crybaby.<p>After all the controversy, Karan Johar's <i>Ae Dil Hai Mushkil</i>, finally released this past weekend to mixed reviews. The movie is undeniably great looking, with talented actors such as …

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

Entertainment

Box Office: As 'Batman V Superman' Tops $800M, Here's One Big Advantage Marvel Had Over DC

<i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> did indeed cross the $800 million mark at the worldwide box office on Wednesday. The film is somewhat unique in that it has grossed a rather significant amount of money, more than many others of its ilk, and yet is being painted (fairly or not) as something of a …

Comic Books

HISTORIC DISCOVERY: Physicists 'PROVE' God DIDN'T create the Universe

NASAInflation theory: Mind-blowing expansion in nano seconds<p>The colossal question has troubled religions, philosophers and scientists since the dawn …

22 High-Protein Meatless Meals Under 400 Calories

All the protein, none of the meat.<p>Of course, how much protein you need differs from person to person depending on your size, activity level, and whatever your health and fitness goals might be. For these meals, we aimed for at least 15 grams as a good place to start when you're cutting meat (aka a …

Healthy Eating

12 Hilarious Comics That Nail The Reality Of Parenthood

Greeting card artist and dad of two Brian Gordon wanted to create a comic that was a bit more personal than usual.<p>"I thought I had figured out what kids were like and how to parent after the first one, but my daughter came along and proved I had no idea what I was doing." So, in 2013, Fowl Language …

A Fast Fat-Loss Workout

When done back-to-back for multiple rounds of heart-pumping intervals, the exercises will cut fat and chisel muscle. They’ll burn calories during your workout, and then let loose a wave of fat-burning hormones that stoke your metabolism for the 23.5 hours after you’re done.<p>And you don’t need any …

How the Apple Watch Cured My iPhone Addiction

When I first saw the Watch announcement during last year’s Apple keynote, I nearly teared up. <i>Another device that would litter my mind with</i> …

Why Apple Selling Fewer iPads Is Actually A Huge Achievement

Why do we critique Apple for building a product with longevity?<p>iPad sales are down, technically. Apple still sold 20 million of them last quarter, but Wall Street says a company like Apple is never supposed to sell less of anything. And so when Apple sells 4% fewer iPads in 2014 (and 18% fewer in …

Currency Swings Cost Apple More Money Than Google Makes In A Quarter

The company sold more than 74 million iPhones and raked in more profit in the Holiday quarter than any company has in any quarter ever.<p>On the company's conference call, however, the big thing Apple analysts wanted to know was how the strong US dollar was impacting, and would impact, the company's …

Markets

Switch to iPhone: For a better everyday camera!

There's never been a better time to switch to iPhone. Whether you're tempted for yourself or looking to help the Android user in your life, the …

One Of Google's Earliest Android Employees Explains Where It Loses To The iPhone

As of Q3 2014, Android owned more than 80% of the smartphone market around the world, but that's split between the dozens of different companies that produce Android phones. About 12% of devices around the world run on iOS, but that money goes straight back to Apple.<p>There's no clear answer as to …

LARRY PAGE'S NIGHTMARE: How Google's Dominance Comes To An End

Google generates an astonishing $3 billion in free cash flow every quarter, and is growing at a rate of 20% yearly.<p>It still dominates search — the way most of us find information online, and the most lucrative form of advertising ever invented. It's got the dominant smartphone platform, Android, …

Fix for Lollipop's massive memory leak coming soon-ish

While most of us are still using Android 4.1-4.3 Jellybean or Android 4.4 KitKat, some people have managed to get Android 5.0, mainly those with Nexus or GPE devices. However there is a price to pay for getting the latest and greatest – bugs. Although Android 5.0 went through extensive testing and …

Android News

Google bans user testimonials from Play Store app descriptions

As anyone who has seen an infomercial knows, product testimonials are pure gold when it comes to hawking your wares. With “ordinary people” giving their honest “unfiltered” opinions, the eager buyer can feel confident plunking down some cool cash. Google it seems, is not such an eager beaver, as it …

Apps

The amount of personal data some Android apps collect is absolutely shocking

A new study looking at how mobile Android apps track smartphone users has revealed some interesting facts about Android applications, <i>InfoWorld</i> …

30 Healthy & Tasty Breakky recipes you can make the night before

Many of us are pressed for time in the mornings but starting your day with a healthy breakfast may not be as hard as you think. Here are 30 recipes …

Breakfast

The best movie masturbation scenes

From “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” to “Wetlands,” the most memorable autoerotic moments on the big screen<p>"Wetlands," which is currently in theaters, features two sure-to-be-notorious scenes of self-pleasuring. Early on, Helen (Carla Juri), the film’s 18-year-old heroine, selects vegetables from …

Fantasy keynote shows how Steve Jobs would have sold us on Apple Watch

Apple fans will never revel in the glory of another Stevenote. But an essay that imagines how Steve Jobs would have introduced the Apple Watch just might be the next best thing.<p>Lesson No. 1: He wouldn’t have called it the “Apple Watch.”<p>The brilliant essay, written by Jong-Moon Kim and simply titled …

Apple

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …