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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

“I don’t think a guy would have made ‘Tampon Run’”: Salon talks with gaming girl wonders Andy Gonzalez & Sophie Houser

The teen creators of smash hit game “Tampon Run” on feminist coding, Gamergate and how to get girls into tech<p>Partway through my phone conversation with Sophie Houser and Andy Gonzalez last week, I decided that one of my new goals is to be as cool as they are when I grow up. Although I am already …

Top 20 best video games for beginners

Want to get into gaming but don’t know where to start? Here are some great smartphone, console and PC titles to kick off your collection<p>So you’ve bought a shiny new games console, or a ridiculously powerful PC, or the latest smartphone iteration, and now you want to play games on it. What happens …

Mario Kart

Fund this: Kraftwerk mobile charger puts a power plant in your pocket

It may look like a typical battery pack, but this little fuel cell can recharge an iPhone up to 11 times. There's just one problem.<p>With most mobile chargers, you're lucky to be able to recharge your phone two or three times before the charger itself needs recharging. And to do that, you need to …

Batteries

Galaxy Alpha's Death Will Inspire Samsung To Design A Better Smartphone

Launched in August 2014, Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha was an interesting play by Samsung. Rather than specifications, the emphasis on the Alpha was placed on style and form rather than function and capability. With reports coming in that the Alpha’s production run is coming to an end, the handset has …

Electronics Industry

Tomb of unknown Egyptian queen discovered near Cairo

According to a BBC report, the tomb is located in an area called Abusir, which was used as a cemetery for the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis.<p>The tomb is believed to be that of the wife or mother of Pharaoh Neferefre, a ruler of the area around 4,500 years ago.<p>Mamdouh el-Damaty, the Egyptian …

New Tegra X1 Mobile Chip Revealed By Nvidia

Twice as powerful as last year's K1.<p>Nvidia unveiled the new Tegra X1 mobile processor at its CES 2015 keynote on Sunday, which the company claims …

CES

How Badly Does Toyota Want To Push Hydrogen Cars? It's Giving Away Its Patents For Free

Toyota Motor announced today that it will invite competitors to use its hydrogen fuel cell patents for free until 2020, in an effort to kick-start the market for hydrogen-powered cars like the Toyota Mirai, which goes on sale later this year.<p>Toyota, which stubbornly pushed hybrids when gasoline was …

Alternative Fuel

The new $29 Nokia 215 is Microsoft's cheapest internet phone

The 2G handset is aimed at developing markets in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East<p>Nokia always had a reputation for building well-made, affordable handsets that appeal to the hundreds of millions around the world who can’t afford full-fat smartphones — and Microsoft is apparently keen to continue …