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Opera for Android 20 brings WebRTC support, configurable layouts, and redesign

Opera for Android is receiving a sizeable update today, bringing support for WebRTC-based video chatting, new UI layouts, a redesigned speed dial page, and a smarter download manager.<p>The new Opera for Android allows you to jump in video chat sessions straight from the browser, without having to …

Software

Could This Be The Look Of WhatsApp Under Facebook?

Now that WhatsApp has a new owner, it might be time for a redesign. Here’s one option.<p>WhatsApp, the reigning king of chat apps and the subject of an absurdly large Facebook purchase, has been called “ugly” and “primitive” by sites such as…this one. On the other hand, we argued that the true genius …

Spotify just bought the company that powers most online radio (update)

Spotify now owns The Echo Nest, better known as "the company that powers the vast majority of internet radio." That includes competing services like Twitter #Music, Rdio and more. But today's news doesn't necessarily mean that those services will lose support from Echo Nest's API, as Spotify's news …

Getty releases millions of free images in fight against copyright

Getty Images has made millions of its photographs free in a move against those who violate copyright<p>Getty Images has launched an embed tool, making millions of its images available to consumers for use on blogs, social media channels and websites.<p>The American stock photo company said it will …

Getty Images

Google's Schmidt: Expect robots to roam among us

Google's executive chairman envisions a future where robots are "omnipresent in our lives," and he thinks that's a good thing for us.<p>At least one prominent technology executive isn't concerned with robots becoming too smart and overtaking the world.<p>Speaking at the Oasis: The Montgomery Summit on …

Robotics

If LG Was Trying To Make The Worst Commercial Ever, They’ve Succeeded

Posted without comment. Because there is really nothing to say to justify or explain this commercial for the LG G Flex.

Ask your Moto X “What’s up?” and it reads your notifications aloud

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Motorola(s goog) updated its Touchless Control software on Wednesday evening, adding an optional feature to read incoming …

SwiftKeyNote Now Helps you Take Faster Notes at SXSW

If you’re heading to SXSW and plan to take notes from talks, SwiftKey Note has a new feature that could save you time. As we reported recently, the iOS app has its own smart keyboard that learns from the way you use language. Now a SXSW-themed language model has been added that will auto-complete …

Android's co-founder is spending Google's billions hunting for the next big thing

Rich Miner strolls the halls of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, pausing every few minutes to check out the latest gadgets on display. As one of the co-founders of Android, he is walking through a world that has been all but conquered by the operating system he helped create. Now, as a general …

Apple Called ‘Very Cold’ After Refusing To Unlock Dead Woman’s iPad

Any technology maker — let alone one the size of Apple — is going to have various moral predicaments to deal with.<p>Recently Apple was accused of showing an “utter lack of understanding and discretion” after refusing to unlock a dead woman’s iPad for her two grieving sons.<p>When Andrea Grant, a …

Grieving

SXSW Tech Preview: Snooping, Wearables And More 3-D Printing

South by Southwest Interactive is the technology-driven part of the annual Austin-based festival for digital, film and music and it starts on Friday. An expected 30,000 people will take part in the interactive and film week that precedes music, and they love it for the spontaneity and the chaos. …

Two college students invented an adapter that allows 3D printers to print in full color for less than $100

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Credit: Spectrom<p>3D printing is generally a monochrome affair. Full-color printers are expensive, so the more casual user is …

We get touchy-feely with Fujitsu's haptic sensory tablet (video)

Since Fujitsu's prototype Haptic Sensor Tablet revealed yesterday is all about touch, describing it will be like trying to explain how a steak tastes. But here goes: It works by emitting ultrasonic vibrations below the touchscreen, which can be pulsed with varying force on any region of the screen. …

Panasonic's latest Toughpad has the strength, thickness of 10 smartphones (hands-on)

Panasonic may have bowed out of the consumer smartphone game, but gadgets for businesses are a completely different story. That's why the Japanese company came to Mobile World Congress with a new pair of rugged Toughpad smartphones in tow. You can't mistake them, despite their identical looks, …

Huawei's flagship phablet is only $300 in China, and its CMO explains why

Huawei's recently announced MediaPad X1 has caused quite a stir -- it's the lightest and smallest-ever 7-inch tablet (let alone a phablet), while also packing decent features like a 1,920 x 1,200 display, 5,000mAh battery and 150 Mbps LTE. The retail price quoted at the launch event was €399 or …

Samsung NX mini leak hints at a very thin and tiny mirrorless camera

Samsung's mirrorless cameras have so far been on the large side due to their DSLR-sized sensors, but the company may be ready to go small... <i>very</i> small. <i>NXRumors</i> claims to have leaked imagery for the NX mini, a tiny shooter that would use a 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor like that in Sony's RX100 Mark …

Breaking the smartphone mold isn't easy. Just ask Jolla

Jolla's got a big problem, and the company knows it. The small Finnish startup has grand plans to upend the smartphone paradigm with its modular phone and unique gesture-based OS, but that foreign approach has left some users confused. The MeeGo-derived Sailfish OS relies entirely on swipe …

Hands-on with Apple's CarPlay: when Siri met Ferrari (video)

Apple's in-car infotainment system has been a long time coming. After it was announced at the company's annual WWDC conference in June last year, "iOS in the Car" flew under the radar, only to undergo a rebrand and launch publicly yesterday under a new moniker: CarPlay. Sharing part of its name …

Sean Parker Leaves Founders Fund

On the heels of the news that Founders Fund has raised a massive $1 billion for its fifth fund, the venture capital firm is slimming down its top ranks, with now-former partner Sean Parker stepping down.<p>While the split is perhaps surprising given that Founders Fund is more than able to line up …

Samsung’s New Chromebook Apparently Getting The Leather Look Of Galaxy Devices

Samsung’s next Chromebook has broken cover, courtesy of pro device leaker @evleaks, and the Chrome OS-powered notebook has a familiar design trait that’s becoming a Samsung trademark: faux leather. Like the back of its new NotePRO and TabPRO Android tablets, the back of the lid of this new …

Microsoft's 'Scroogled' ad campaign has new leader as two top execs leave company (update)

Microsoft's internal reorganization after the ascension of Satya Nadella to the CEO role continues. Tony Bates, the company's executive vice president for business development and evangelism, and Tami Reller, its marketing chief, are both leaving the company, according to <i>Recode</i>. The moves are …

Qualcomm Toq, A Smarter Smart Watch

Qualcomm Toq is not new. It hit the market in November 2013 in the US, but there’s something smarter about the newest entrant to the smart watch and wearable field than meets the eye.<p>This quantified self thing has possibly made us more aware of ourselves. We are living, and will continue to live in …

Flipboard Acquires Zite

Inside Flipboard / March 5, 2014<p>Today we’re thrilled to welcome the Zite team to Flipboard and to announce our partnership with CNN. As a news-loving …

iPhone alarm wakes you up with the smell of bacon

An iPhone accessory has been developed that can wake you up in the morning with the smell of bacon, rather than an audible alarm<p>Meat producer Oscar Mayer claims to have created an adapter which releases the scent of frying bacon as a morning alarm.<p>Bacon lovers set an alarm within the official app …

Breakfast

Target's tech chief quits after data breach

Target Corp.'s head of technology stepped down Wednesday as the company tries to recover from one of the largest data breaches on record at a retailer.<p>Beth Jacob, who served as executive vice president of technology services and chief information officer for Target since 2008, resigned both posts, …

Identity Theft

Obama's Pot Breakthrough

In a recent interview with <i>The New Yorker</i>, President Obama did something both brave and extraordinary for the commander in chief of the nation's War …

Cannabis

Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies in history, it still lags behind other developed nations in many important indicators of human …

Demographics

For the day 3 assignment for the #CookingCure, Cambria shares 5 recipes that make her excited about breakfast again: http://thekitc.hn/1mVw85P

11 Chain Restaurant Foods That Are Horrifyingly Unhealthy

You'll never look at appetizers the same way again. This was inspired by the best and worst options to eat in New York Times best-selling author David Zinczenko's book, Eat It To Beat It!

Nutrition

Who Buried the $10 Million in Coins Found by a California Couple—and Why?

What they found, where it's from—and what are the odds?<p>The dream of discovering buried treasure came true for a California couple who found a real pot of gold while walking their dog. The largest such hoard ever found in the U.S. is comprised of 1,411 gold coins, minted between 1847 and 1894, worth …