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Apple made an Android app that helps people switch to iOS

Apple's getting more aggressive than ever before in trying to move Android users over to iOS. The company has previously offered a step-by-step tutorial to ease the transition for people coming from Samsung, HTC, and other Android phones. Now it's building an <i>actual app</i> to help transfer essentials …

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

10 American Spots You Don't Know About Yet, But Should

Up-and-coming is a phrase we use A LOT around here. And there's good reason for it. Yes, many places are "expected" destinations (ahem, Paris) and some are so remote you have to really try to know about them.<p>Don't get us wrong, we love them all. But anywhere where the crowds are smaller seem the …

Do we deserve OS updates for our Android devices?

With the official release of Android 5.0 Lollipop just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look at system updates in general. We all want the latest and greatest software that Google is pushing out, but do we actually deserve to get software updates?<p>There comes a time in the life of every …

Android News

Google must pay Canadian woman $2,250 for showing her cleavage in Street View

Google invaded the privacy of a Montreal woman by showing her sitting outside of her house with “part of her breast exposed,” and must pay her …

Top 5 Dedicated Android Wear Applications

No One Knows How Teens Listen to Music

All the major surveys disagree. Maybe it's a secret.<p>Remember Apple's iPod silhouette ads? The psychedelic TV spots where people would dance hyperactively with an MP3 player in their hand and headphones in their ears?<p>Talk about a throwback; those ads stopped running during the Bush administration. …

Microsoft's Android Wear keyboard lets you draw letters on your smartwatch

Swipe away at your wrist<p>Microsoft was quick to back Android Wear last month with the release of a new OneNote app, and the company is continuing to support Google’s smartwatches today with a new keyboard. Released as a prototype custom keyboard for Android Wear, Microsoft’s "analog keyboard" lets …

Thousands of spiders 'bleed out of the walls' and force family from home

A family was driven from their suburban St Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.<p>Brian and Susan Trost bought the $450,000 home overlooking two golf holes at Whitmoor Country Club in Weldon Spring in October 2007. Soon after that, they …

Apple Watch vs Android Wear: what’s different, what’s similar?

Just yesterday Apple made a pretty big splash by unveiling its first phones to break the 4-inch barrier (4.7 and 5.5-inch models), and its very first smartwatch — both things we’ve already seen in the Android Camp before.<p>At the time, we asked your opinion of the Apple Watch and gave you a basic …

Smartwatches

Finally vindicated, Samsung recalls Steve Jobs’ opinion on big phones

Well, it had to happen sooner or later.<p>Yesterday, Apple tacitly admitted that big phones are better by releasing the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. In itself, that’s not a big deal. Phones that are five inches or higher have been commonplace in the Android world for years now. We …

Toronto's New Campaign Insults People To Get Them To Stop Littering

Livegreen Toronto is rolling out an advertising campaign that has everyone talking right now. They're trying to stop people from littering on the streets.<p>The thing is, they're being really abrasive about it.<p>Check out the images, posted on Imgur, they're using to stop people from throwing trash all …

United States

London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass

Forget voice commands and touch gestures: A London firm has developed a way for Google Glass users to control their devices just by thinking.<p>This Place, an agency that specializes in creating user interfaces and experiences for programs used in the medical industry, developed a software called …

Google Glass

Moto 360 smartwatch specs outed by Best Buy?

Motorola Mobility isn't expected to unveil its new Moto 360 smartwatch until next month, but that hasn't stopped Best Buy from giving consumers a peek at what makes it tick.<p>According to specs published Sunday on the electronics retailer's website, the Moto 360 will cost $250 and feature a 1.5-inch …

Android Authority this week

JD Hancock<p>Fellow Android aficionados, this week might not have seen much in the way of new hardware announcements but there were actually a number of interesting happenings, nonetheless. For starters, a new report reaffirms just how dominant Android has become in the mobile world, with Google’s …

Galaxy Note

Finally, A Plane That's Designed With Personal Space In Mind

Embraer E2 cabin from Priestmangoode on Vimeo.<p>Overhead bin space for (almost) everyone. Glass-tiled bathrooms with acoustic curtains. Swiveling, 12-inch tablet holsters. It's not some far-fetched design for the planes of the future -- it's a <i>real</i> jet you could board as early as 2018.<p>The Embraer E2 …

8 Infinity Pools You Have to See to Believe

From the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea to the soaring skyscrapers of Singapore, there may be no better way to truly soak in a destination this summer than by lazily lounging beside one of the world's most beautiful infinity swimming pools. While it's impossible to pick a favorite, …

Hong Kong

Whatever happened to Verizon and J-Lo's Viva Movil?

Pop star Jennifer Lopez invested all the glitz and glamor she could muster in the May 2013 launch of retail chain Viva Movil, which specializes in selling Verizon Wireless products and services to Hispanics.<p>A year later, though, the buzz is gone.<p>Lopez unveiled Viva along with then-Verizon Wireless …

What I expect from Google I/O 2014

The mobile landscape has been a whirlwind recently. First came Microsoft(s msft) with Windows Phone 8.1 debuting in April, followed by Apple’s iOS 8 …

Google's smart home springs to life: Mercedes, Jawbone, & more tap new Nest API

Google today debuted the Nest smart thermostat developer API with launch partners Mercedes-Benz, Jawbone, IFTTT, Logitech, LIFX, and Whirlpool.<p>Nest announced plans to debut a developer program last year. At that time, Nest senior product manager Greg Hu stressed that Nest always intended to offer a …

Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

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Spyware-bearing Galaxy S4 clone gets banned from eBay

Buying smartphone clones can prove to be a dangerous activity, often causing more headaches than their discounted prices are worth. Proof of such devices’ danger manifested itself in the form of a spyware-bearing Samsung Galaxy S4 clone discovered this week.<p>The Star N9500 is nearly identical to …

Galaxy S4

Yo is a real app that lets you send “yo” to your friends and nothing else

Remember the Hodor keyboard from a couple of weeks ago? If you thought that was stupid, you’re about to lose the final ounces of faith you had in humanity.<p>Yo is a new app, a real app that does one thing, and one thing only. It lets you send a “yo” text and sound notification to a friend. That “yo” …

Apple's Spaceship Campus Shown Off in Rendered Fly-Through

Construction at Apple's "Spaceship" campus in Cupertino is progressing at a rapid pace, and while the circular structure is still far from finished, the old buildings on the 176-acre site have been fully demolished, roadwork is underway, and the outer walls of the campus are taking shape, outlining …

Google’s New Web Starter Kit Is A Boilerplate For Multi-Screen Web Development

For a long time now, Google has offered developers a set of what it believes are best practices for modern web development. Today it is going beyond just providing this information by launching the Web Starter Kit, a boilerplate kit similar to HTML5 Boilerplate that includes templates and tooling …

Police: iOS 7’s Activation Lock has helped reduce iPhone theft in some cities

When Apple introduced the new Activation Lock anti-theft system with iOS 7 to help prevent the re-use of stolen iOS devices, some lawmakers saw it as the perfect way to help quell smartphone theft. In fact, many sought to make features like it standard on all mobile devices. Today, the New York …

T-Mobile's 'Music Freedom' is a great feature — and a huge problem

It sounds great, but it's really, really, really bad<p>Net neutrality has seen headier days, and to be honest, it never stood a chance in the wireless industry — but T-Mobile just drove the point home at its "Uncarrier 6.0" announcement in Seattle this evening.<p>With a new initiative it's calling Music …