Harsh Shrivastava

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Android M's name is Marshmallow, and it's version 6.0

Google went with the obvious choice<p>Google has revealed what the M in Android M stands for: Marshmallow. The Android 6.0 update, set for release this fall, was first previewed at the company's I/O conference in late May. But as it's done before, Google held off on announcing the full name to build …

Google to restructure into new holding company called Alphabet

Google is dead. Long live Alphabet.<p>Meet Sundar Pichai: the man who will replace Larry Page as CEO of Google<p>Read more<p>The tech company announced on Monday that it would rebrand itself as Alphabet – a new holding company whose largest wholly owned subsidiary will be Google.<p>In a surprise blogpost made …

Google Fiber

NSA's hacking tool is apparently as easy to use as a Google search

It's been a couple of years since Edward Snowden and <i>The Guardian</i> introduced us to the NSA's spying tool called XKeyscore. Now, <i>The Intercept</i> has published new details about it from 48 documents Snowden provided, revealing that it's a lot more powerful than previously thought. Apparently, it's fed a …

Facebook News Feed changes again: Now it's all about time spent reading

Facebook revealed on Friday that it has tweaked the stream of information you get on the service once again — this time to factor in the amount of …

Google I/O Developers Conference

Mobile Photography

My Umbrella

The scientist who designed the fake interfaces in “Minority Report” and “Iron Man” is now building real ones

Science fiction often influences the world of technology. The iPad is essentially the tablet computer from <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i>, and <i>Back to the Future II</i> in 1989 got a lot right about the technology of 2015. The man who invented the world’s first flip phone, the Motorola Star-Tac, was …

Iron Man

The top 15 laptops you can buy right now

Between the new MacBook, the Chromebook Pixel and the Spectre x360 (HP's newest laptop, which it designed with Microsoft), we've been testing a <i>lot</i> of notebooks over the past few months. That means we've had to make a bunch of new additions to our buyer's guide, and in the process, rethink which …

Write is My New Favorite Text Editor for Drafting Articles

When I joined The Next Web full-time nearly six months ago, I was looking for ways to streamline my workflow — writing up articles, in particular.<p>I tried out a ton of Windows apps to help me compose posts, but nothing to seemed to fit the bill. I previously used a combination of a little-known …

Apps

Real Madrid's 9-1 win a strong first step toward end-of-season goal

Three down, 27 to go: Real Madrid's crushing 9-1 victory over Granada on Sunday afternoon was the first step towards the club's stated goal of …

Soccer

How Google, Facebook And Others Pay Their H-1B Employees

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Kiran Dhillon is a senior editor for FindTheBest, where she tackles big datasets to produce interesting insights.</i><p>Legislative debate regarding expanding the H-1B visa program is heating up in the U.S. Senate. H-1B visas allow foreign workers — specifically those in technical roles—to …

Homestays: The Joys of Exchange

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I’ve only just begun to settle into my room in the Ecuadorian village of Tunibamba when I hear a quiet knock on the door.<p>My host mother for the week—a middle-aged woman named Carmen Taya with glowing brown eyes and long black hair pulled back into a braid—stands outside in …

Travel Photography

Architecture at the Movies: Why Brutalism Is the Real Star in Spy Films

“Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The …

Leonardo Da Vinci

10 Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth

Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.<p><b>Lavender Fields, France</b><p>In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the …

The Unspoken Reason Why Wedding Photography is So Expensive

Here’s a common complaint: “Why is wedding photography so expensive?”<p>One of the most common complaints about wedding photography is that it’s too …

One-Pot Paprika Chicken Thighs

September 28, 2016<p>Shares 35.9K<p>This <b>One-Pot Paprika Chicken Thighs</b> recipe, with potatoes and carrots, is healthy and delicious, and good enough for …

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

RadioShack defaults on financial lifeline

The end got even closer for RadioShack Monday when the New York Stock Exchange suspended trading of its shares, and a key lender accused it of being in default of a loan.<p>The lender, Salus Capital Partners, said it is considering legal action against RadioShack.<p>The NYSE said RadioShack does not have …

Stock Markets

6 Reasons Why You'll Know It's Time to Move Overseas

How many times have you said you're going to do something but change your mind at the last minute? It might be a spontaneous pledge, a throw-away comment or spur-of-the-moment remark but the result is usually the same.<p>Because taking a leap of faith is <i>hard,</i> particularly when it means life might …

Why going “retro” can be a good thing in the world of photography

Have a look at the comments in this The Verge article on the Olympus EP-5 when it was released. You’ll find a variety of people bitching about too …

Cameras

Why Sony's PS4 Is Crushing Microsoft's Xbox One In Sales So Far

I’m the first to admit when I’m wrong, and when Microsoft came out and said they sold 3M Xboxes in January, I said Sony would follow with their own numbers soon after. While I was right on that point, I was sorely mistaken thinking the two totals would be “pretty close.”<p>As we now know, Sony sold a …

44 Classic French Meals You Need To Try Before You Die

Everything you wanted to know about French food but were afraid to ask.

Did China test a new hypersonic glide vehicle?

A story is circulating on social media about China’s new hypersonic glide vehicle. Here are some questions.<p>Social media is buzzing this morning …

CES 2014 review: the tech that could change the world

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AMD says its next PC chip trumps Intel with 12 'compute cores' and smoother gaming

A decade ago, AMD brought us the first dual-core x86 processor. Then, starting in 2008, the company came out with tri-core and quad-core designs in quick succession, leading up to octa-core chips in 2011's FX range as well as in the latest AMD-powered game consoles. Today, we're looking at a fresh …

Visualized: a closer look at an HTC One prototype

Shortly before a flagship smartphone is announced to the general public, companies like HTC will often send a prototype version of the upcoming product to tight-knit partners and developers. We got an exclusive close look at one such prototype of the M7 -- the codename for the HTC One -- which as …

NYT: NSA embeds radio transmitters to access offline computers from miles away

Tonight's fun NSA revelation comes courtesy of the <i>New York Times</i>, reporting on an agency program to access and alter data on computers that aren't connected to the internet. Cherry picked from the NSA's tool kit of developments -- often used to bug equipment before it reaches the intended …

Charter makes a $61 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, could be the first of many

After months of trying to negotiate a deal behind the scenes, Charter Communications is publishing details of its offer to buy Time Warner Cable (which split from Time Warner years ago). Despite a bid that including debt is enough to nab 20 or so Nests, TWC's board responded to the offer by calling …

Next-gen strategy game engine lets you control an army of 5,000 units at one time

Every real-time strategy game has some kind of population cap, limiting the number of units that can be placed simultaneously on a player's terrain. This limit can stem from the designers' need to balance competition between armies, but ultimately it'll also have something to do with the underlying …

Moto G Google Play edition now available for $180

The Moto G now has an official Google Play Edition. The device, which just popped up on the Google Play Store, is available for $180 (8GB) or $200 (16GB). Just like we've seen on other Google Play edition devices, the Moto G will offer the same specs as the GSM version along with a stock version of …