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Seidio accessories keep your Android phone protected, and keep you going!

BIG Thanks to Seidio for sponsoring our #CESlive coverage at CES 2014!<p>CES 2014 has come to an end, as has our #CESlive coverage for the year. It was …

What is Android? [Back to Basics] - Part 2

Welcome to Part two of our “What is Android? Back to Basics series, where we attempt to help you find your way around your new Android smartphone or tablet. You don’t need to be a computer scientist, but the numerous features and abilities of this OS do take some getting used to. In Part one, we …

Qualcomm’s new Ultra Sound Notepad technology will be demoed at CES next week

One of the new features possible with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 processor is set to be demoed next week at CES in Las Vegas. Ultra Sound Notepad …

[New App] Motorola Boot Services App Brings A Festive Wintry Boot Animation To The Moto G

There are a lot of things to like about about Motorola's bargain wonder the Moto G, but the animated boot logo probably isn't at the top of the list. …

Through Glass:

Feeling comfortable living in the future<p>Second in our occasional series about living with Google Glass<p>.​<p>And for every person who has the courage to …

Android 4.4 KitKat starts to flavor Nexus 4

The 238MB update furthers Google's strategy to get high-end and low-end devices on the latest OS.<p>Nexus 4 owners should keep an eye out for Android 4.4 KitKat.<p>The latest flavor of Android has started to roll out to the Nexus 4 phone via over-the-air updates, according to blog site Android Central. …

The long road to Google's self-driving car

This week <i>The New Yorker</i> offers a rare look at the engineers leading Google's self-driving car project, focusing on engineer Anthony Levandowski's decades-long quest to master the subtle demands of vehicular automation. His obsession began with a series of ill-fated DARPA challenges (including more …

LG G Flex: new promo video; accessories and flexibility detailed

Scheduled to launch in South Korea next week, the LG G Flex has appeared in a new promo video, while accessories for the handset have also been detailed.<p>The short video above shows a promo for the handset, but unfortunately it’s not in English – not that you really need to understand the text …

Ghosts of Nexus past: Nexus 5 vs Nexus 4 vs Galaxy Nexus vs Nexus S vs Nexus One (video)

A video comparison between all the Nexus smartphones made to date shows how far Nexus performance has come, but also reveals the improvements and optimizations in Android from Nexus One to Nexus 5.<p>It’s not exactly fair to compare later 2013 flagships to much older Nexus devices – the Nexus One was …

Reminder: We're podcasting live at 4 p.m. EST!

A quick reminder, folks, that we're podcasting live at 4 p.m. EST this afternoon. On tap today: Even more on the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat. And …

How to enable Lock Screen Widgets in Android 4.4 KitKat

O2 and HTC partner to give away 18ct gold HTC One

Remember that 18 carat gold-plated HTC One produced to celebrate the 18th MOBO awards — of which there are just five in existence? Well, HTC UK has …

HTC One

Sony brings Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Smartwatch 2 to the US

Unlocked versions of the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra phones, along with the Smartwatch 2, are now selling through Sony's U.S. Web site.<p>If you've been waiting to get your hands on Sony's latest mobile gear in America, today's the day.<p>Sony has just placed unlocked versions of its Xperia Z1 and …

Archos Announces The GamePad 2 – 7-inch HD Screen, 1.6GHz Quad-Core A9, 2GB RAM, And Android 4.2

Android-powered gaming systems are definitely on the rise as of late, with NVIDIA's SHIELD, OUYA, and the upcoming Mad Catz M.O.J.O., there's no …

LG Nexus service manual posted online, gives us specs of the next Nexus phone

Curious about the next Nexus on the technical level? If so, you're in for a treat. What's supposedly a draft of the official LG service manual for …

New photos leaked of old Key Lime Pie build on Nexus 5

We’ve seen quite a few small leaks of Android 4.4 so far, but nothing to really show off the new features. This newest leak goes into the settings …

[New App] MixBit, A Company Started By Two YouTube Co-Founders, Releases Collaborative Video Editing App Into The Play Store

YouTube is awesome, but it's anti-social. You create a video in isolation, upload it to your personal channel, and wait for the inevitable flood of …

Fastest phone ever, slowest gallery ever

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Android 4.3 build leaks for Samsung Galaxy S4

Right on the heels of the Galaxy Note 3 launching with Android 4.3 on board, a prerelease build of Android 4.3 for the Galaxy S4 has leaked out. The …

Android Design in Action: Collections

Chrome for Android getting updated with new gesture support

The Chrome stable channel for Android has a new update brewing, with a short new feature list. According to Google, the update will enable new …

[New App] Edge: Quick Actions Is An Even Better Task Switcher Than The Recents Button

There's been a quiet trend among user interface augmentations as of late: the swipe-out app and menu bar. SwipePad is probably the progenitor (and …

Google celebrates 15 years of search with smarter algorithms, new mobile features

At an event in Menlo Park, Google announced a few new features for its mobile products, including features for its iOS app and redesigns across the board. Tamar Yehoshua, VP of search at Google, demoed some of Google's search features. Yehoshua showed how Google is able to maintain context through …

Scientists Created a New Form of Matter and It's Like a Lightsaber

The latest science news out of Harvard and MIT sounds like a joke, but it's not. A team of physicists were fooling around with photons when they …

Quantum Physics

RealPlayer Cloud launches with cross-platform storage and video playback

Announced today, RealPlayer Cloud brings a unique cloud storage, video streaming, and sharing service to iOS, Android, Roku, and other platforms.<p>RealNetworks today gets into the cloud storage game with its new RealPlayer Cloud app. Available on a multitude of platforms, RealPlayer Cloud takes a …

Paranoid Android Team Will Rewrite The ROM For KitKat Focusing On Fewer Devices, Googley Design, And Accessibility

As the announcement of Android 4.4 KitKat (presumably) draws closer, the Paranoid Android team has decided to make some changes to the way the …

Oppo's N1 pairs CyanogenMod with a swiveling camera

Cyanogen wants its take on Android to grow from a hacker favorite to a true consumer operating system. And Oppo, a Chinese company known more in the US for building high-end Blu-ray players sold through Best Buy stores, is the first hardware partner working with Cyanogen to try and make this …

Looking For New Parallax Wallpapers For iOS 7? There’s A Site For That…

Ad By Carbon Ads<p>Joshua Schnell | Wednesday, September 18th, 2013<p>There’s plenty of really scummy places on the Internet to find wallpapers for your …

Official PlayStation 4 App for iOS to Launch Alongside Console in November

During its press conference at the 2013 Tokyo Game Show, Sony announced that it will be releasing its official PlayStation 4 app on the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices to launch alongside the release of its upcoming gaming console, reports <i>Polygon</i>. The app will include various features such as …

iOS 7 Lock Screen Vulnerability Gives Access to Photos, Email

There appears to be a lock screen vulnerability in iOS 7 that allows access to a device’s photos, email, and social networking accounts. According to Jose Rodriguez, who provided a video of the bug to <i>Forbes</i>, a simple set of gestures gives unwarranted access to a device running iOS 7.<p>The exploit can …