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The World’s First $9 Computer Does Everything That Your Expensive Model Can Do

Chip is a bona fide Kickstarter hit. But the tiny computer’s implications go far beyond the novelty of a cheap computer.<p>Over the years, a number of ultra-cheap computers have popped up–in fact, a $169 computer for the developing world, called Endless, was announced just last month. But nothing out …

Raspberry Pi

Android Circuit: Sabotaging The Galaxy S6 Story, Xiaomi Defeats Samsung, Sony Abandons Android

Taking a look back at the week’s news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including Samsung’s battery issues and the potential of wireless charging, the story J.K. Shin could tell the press at MWC, Sony abandons Android and its Xperia smartphones, …

Wear OS

Mr. Incredibeard Continues to Impress with Bizarre Facial Hair Designs

With an impressive crop of facial hair, Isaiah Webb creates fantastically peculiar beard sculptures. Known as Mr. Incredibeard online, the beard artist has gained quite an online following since he started practicing in 2012.<p>In his latest photo sequence, Webb uses his beard to spell words, create …

San Francisco

Round vs. square: Smartwatch design divide steals Google I/O spotlight

As devices running Android Wear emerge, the big debate at Google I/O was the choice between a practical square or a more natural round design.<p>The most divisive debate rippling through the smartwatch community is not about software, price point, or battery life. Rather, it centers on a simple design …

Wearable Tech

Android L system dump: get the new Keyboard and other apps, wallpapers, fonts and more

Enterprising folks over at <i>XDA</i> published a Nexus 5 Android L system dump, making it possible to get at least some parts of the L experience on your current device.<p>Google released factory Android L images for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 (2013)<br>yesterday, letting developers and enthusiasts get a taste …

Android News

Android 5.0 L Gets Official At Google IO (Video)

Yesterday Google announced the next major release of their mobile platform, Android 5.0 L, the company also released a Developer Preview of the new …

Google launches smartwatch at annual developer conference

Google has pipped Apple to the post by becoming the first to release a smartwatch. Timepieces with touchscreens, made by Samsung (pictured) and LG using Google's software for wearable devices, went on sale on Wednesday from the company's online shop.<p>Controlled by voice commands, taps and swipes, …

What To Expect At Google I/O 2014: Android Wear, Android Everywhere

Google is about ready to set its yearly agenda. Its I/O conference, which starts Wednesday, is Google’s main opportunity to showcase what it’s been working on across its sprawling techno-empire.<p>We don’t know if Google will continue to throw everything but the kitchen sink into its keynote address …

Here's Amazon's phone: six cameras and a 4.7-inch screen

Rumors of an Amazon-made phone are nothing new, but today the rumors enter reality more firmly: what you see above is what <i>BGR</i> claims is the Amazon's first phone. "Whoa, that's super ugly!" you might be saying. <i>Cool it</i>, that's just an enclosure around the device itself preventing prying eyes (like …

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

Apple’s Brave New Fitness World

If you believe the rumors, Apple plans to enter the health and fitness world later this year with its Healthbook app. But what other hardware is the company developing?<p>To answer this question, we went digging through the patents Apple has filed over the last few years. Right now, these concepts …

Wearable Tech

Delightfully Simple Animation Shows Kids Why Design Matters

How do you get young people thinking about design? Such a task requires first explaining what design is, exactly, which can be tricky even for adults to grasp. The meaning of design is made delightfully simple in “Shape,” a wordless six-minute animation designed and directed by Johnny Kelly for …

Three Secrets Of The Only 5 Year Old iPhone Hit App

In March 2009, an iPhone app called “Doodle Jump” debuted and entered rapidly the Top 20 paid download chart. Apple's iPhone app platform was still in its infancy and nobody realized just how huge the content empire would be. One early app hit held on for half a decade of app industry turmoil. Five …

Watch Thalmic Integrate The Myo Armband And Oculus Rift To Get Your Hands In The Game

Waterloo’s Thalmic Labs has a new demo video out for their upcoming Myo armband, a controller that uses the electrical impulses generated when you use your arms and hands to generate input for computing devices. This time, they’ve shown how they built in-house support for the Oculus Rift virtual …

New Concepts Imagine the iWatch as a Lifestyle Device, Traditional Timepiece

While earlier iWatch concepts were inspired by the wearable's health-tracking features, a new set of renderings from Argentine design student Tomas Moyano imagines the iWatch as a device that'll produce "a further and deeper interaction between human beings and technology."<p>Moyano pictures a …

Daily Inspiration #1696

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

The New HTC One For AT&T Breaks Cover Courtesy Of @evleaks

HTC isn't going to get its big reveal next month – it looks like the new HTC One (or whatever they call it) is going to be old news by then. This …

Leak unsurprisingly shows new HTC One is headed to AT&T... and Verizon

It's the all new HTC One in silver with an AT&T logo<p>So far the all new HTC One (brand new for 2014!) has leaked out in gold, black, and gray. We've …

Mobile Technology

Swordigo Review: A Solid Action-Platformer For Fans Of Retro RPGs

Article Contents<p>1 Once Upon A Time In Hyrule<br>• 2 +4 Attack, -1 Charisma<br>• 3 Easy On The Ears<br>• 4 Fall On Your Sword<br>• 5 Conclusion<p>The term “old school” gets …

Nokia X hands-on (MWC 2014)

At MWC 2014 Nokia finally gave the world what many folks having been asking for, Nokia handsets that run on the power of Android. Unfortunately, none of three Nokia Android devices are exactly what we think of when it comes to a typical Android device, due to a very customized Android-based UI and …

Mobile Technology

Here’s how to get the Google Now Launcher on any Android phone or tablet

The Google Now Launcher (aka Google Experience Launcher) was initially limited to just the Nexus 5, but Google opened it up to more devices a couple …

2014 Koenigsegg One:1 Revealed: A Magic Ratio That Puts Bugatti to Shame

1341 horsepower and 273 mph, standard.<p>Smelling blood in the water surrounding the go-to hypercar of our day, the Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg is using the 2014 Geneva motor show to take a bite out of the Bug’s glory. The teeth? The One:1, a highly modified Agera R. So named for its (more or less) 1:1 …

Hennessey Venom GT Goes To PlaidCar culture seemingly divided over achievement

As many of you probably already heard, the Hennessey Venom GT recently slipped the surly bonds of sanity and was piloted down a massive runway to a …

Microsoft Said To Be Considering A Free Version Of Windows 8.1

Microsoft is looking at a cost conscious crisis, relative to both mobile and desktop hardware, and on the heels of the news that it might be reducing its Windows Phone software license fee, there’s new evidence that it’s looking at pursuing the same strategy for the desktop. The Verge reports that …

Save $224 With This 3D-Printed Adapter To Affix Google Glass To Standard Frames

Google is now selling its own Glass-compatible frames for prescription lenses, but they’ll set you back $225 a pair, lenses not included. That’s a bit steep, especially when you’ve already forked over $1,500 for Glass itself. A DIY project from design studio Pixil 3D can modify Glass to work with …

Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants | Colossal

<p>Against a tasty backdrop of pastries, fruit, and vegetables, photographers Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida have created a series of humorous dioramas …

What's Next for Apple in 2014: iWatch, Larger iPhone 6, 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Over the course of 2013, Apple released a number of exciting new products, including the radically redesigned Mac Pro, a thinner and lighter iPad Air, and an iPhone with cutting edge fingerprint recognition technology.<p>2014 will likely bring even more innovation to Apple's product lineup, with …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

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The next Corvette Z06 could be the last if customers don't step up

Future specialty Corvettes will have to argue their case, just like every other GM product.<p>During the recent media launch of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible, chief engineer Tadge "The Chief" Juechter was quoted responding to a query about the new 2015 Z06 model, saying it would be …