David Volkes

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Automatic driving monitor now available for Android

After a year of "coming soon" and months of beta-only access, the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant finally gains compatibility with Android phones.<p>The Automatic app for Android will allow you to view a digital log of your fuel efficiency, trip costs, and driving habits for later browsing when used …

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Samsung claims a graphene breakthough — which may be huge for future wearables

Get to know the name “graphene,” as it’s primed to be one of the most important materials for the technology industry over the next few years.<p>The ultra-thin material is around 200 times stronger than steel — and most importantly, it’s flexible, unlike the fragile silicon we rely on today. Graphene …

How Intel does 64-bit on 32-bit Android

Intel said this week that it's going 64-bit on 32-bit Android. Confused? Intel offered some clarification at its China developer conference this week.<p>Here's the initial statement Intel released this week:<p>"Intel...released Android KitKat 4.4 with a 64-bit kernel optimized for [Intel Architecture]. …

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Here's what you missed at Microsoft's 2014 Build conference

We came, we saw, we barked orders into a phone. Though Microsoft's annual developer conference is technically called "Build Windows," we actually spent far more time at this year's event playing with handsets -- almost no PCs, come to think of it. Indeed, the star of the show was a husky-voiced …

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 …

Windows 8.1 update aims to win over mouse-and-keyboard users, arrives April 8th as an automatic download

The whole point of Windows 8 was to make Microsoft's aging OS easier to use on touchscreen devices. Mission accomplished, we'd say (more or less). But now the folks in Redmond have a new challenge afoot: Make Windows 8 equally easy to use on tablets and traditional PCs. The company's already made …

Maybe you don’t need a gig. Wireless might bridge the broadband gap

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sputanski<p>Not every community needs a fiber-to-the-home network. Not every home needs a gig to their …

Leaked docs reveal Google's plans for 'Android TV'

If you thought Google’s plans for the TV were wholly focused on its cheap Chromecast streaming stick, then think again.<p>Google is apparently hard at work on a new media platform, dubbed Android TV, that will help give you easier access to movies, TV shows, music, and more from your television …