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Android News
Augmented Reality

Comics fans, here’s the best boot animation you could ask for

British graphic designer Christian Tailor created this awesome animation of stylized Marvel and DC Comics heroes and villains, and now you can use it as the boot animation on your Android device.<p>Christian works as a motion Graphic Designer specializing in information graphics, and his current …

Animation

LG’s new flexible panels herald the era of roll-up electronics

It’s 2014 and we still don’t have the flying cars and personal jetpacks we were promised, but at least we’re getting tantalizingly close to tablets and TV sets that you can roll up and carry in a tube.<p>LG Display announced today breakthroughs in the manufacturing of large flexible and transparent …

OLEDs
iPhone

Software Entrepreneurs Must Go Mobile-First Or Die

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Roger Lee is a general partner with Battery Ventures.</i><p>Seven years ago when the iPhone was first introduced, smartphones were a novelty. Now they’re the default method of computing for most people. As of late last year, Americans spent 34 hours a month on their mobile devices, compared …

How To Buy A Lot Of Video Games With Very Little Money

Any good hobby requires investment, through time or money. Gaming requires both.<p>Games don’t have to be an expensive hobby if you don’t want them to …

Personal Finance

Microsoft Has Just Launched Its First Android Smartphone, The Nokia X2

Meet the Nokia X2, the first Android-based smartphone being made by Microsoft.<p>Yes, you read that right: Microsoft has just made a new Android -based handset.<p>It’s also still using the Nokia name at this point, despite previously saying it didn’t plan to trade on that name for long. (Evidently …

Apple Reportedly Testing Wireless Charging Coils for iWatch Ahead of Fall Launch

Apple is once again said to be considering wireless charging capabilities for the iWatch, according to a various Chinese media reports citing sources at Apple supplier Luxshare (Google Translate, via <i>GforGames</i>).<p>The Shenzen-based company has reportedly sent Apple wireless charging coils for …

Samsung Moves To Upstage Apple With New Biometric Data Platform

Samsung is building a “data bank” of people’s biometric information that app developers and researchers can plug into to create clever, health-related services — ideally for Samsung devices.<p>Following the release of its Gear Fit wearable fitness tracker, its new SAMI platform, overseen by a former …