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Yahoo reportedly plans to steal YouTube stars for its own competing service

Yahoo has made a number of bold moves since CEO Marissa Mayer took the reins, and its latest bid for relevance may include taking on none other than YouTube. <i>Recode</i> reports that the company has been working on a new initiative to lure away prominent YouTube stars and networks with the simplest …

Voice is not enough: Motion is key to Android Wear

analysis Early previews of Google's wearable platform focus on bringing Google Now's voice and touch control to a smartwatch, but Crave's Eric Mack says the real future is on the move.<p>Google and Motorola rolled out their joint vision of Android Wear, the Moto 360, and the future of wearables on …

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5 Things Every Beginning Android App Developer Should Know

<i>Gil Dudkiewicz is the CEO of StartApp, a mobile advertising platform.</i><p>The world has entered a mobile age, and the app industry is booming as a result. Worth $53 billion in 2012, the global app economy is expected to grow to $143 billion by 2016. Everyone wants a piece of the digital pie, but few …

Military Dolphins and Sea Lions: What Do They Do and Who Uses Them?

Military-trained marine mammals, including dolphins, can detect underwater mines and intruders.<p>Russian activities in Crimea now include taking over a Ukrainian military unit made up of bottlenose dolphins, according to news reports.<p>It's unclear how the Russian navy intends to use these "combat …

Smart skin patch knows when you need your meds

Scientists developed a patch that could help patients receive drugs the minute they need them<p>A lot can go wrong when doctors prescribe drugs to patients. For one thing, there's always a chance that someone might forget to take their pill or refill their prescription. And then there's also the risk …

A 3D-printed house is being built right now in Amsterdam

Architects in Amsterdam have begun construction on what they're calling the first full-sized 3D-printed house. Using what's essentially a large-scale version of a desktop 3D printer, Dus Architects is building what will eventually be a 13-room Dutch canal house made of interlocking plastic parts. …

Apple’s New Patent Wants To Make Texting And Walking A Little Safer

Sick of colliding with lampposts and the elderly whilst walking and texting? A new Apple patent for ‘Transparent Texting’ might be right up your alley, using your iPhone’s video camera to pipe through a live feed of what’s happening in the real world behind your Messages window.<p>Here is the abstract …

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Sony Digital Paper tablet lets you draw on your documents

Sony's 13.3-inch pad uses a Kindle-style screen, lets you scribble on your documents, and will go on sale in May for $1,100.<p>Sony's Digital Paper slate will go on sale in May, and gives you the power to doodle on a Kindle-style electronic ink screen. The only downside is the cost -- Sony's anointed …

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