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Google Earth VR lets you explore the entire planet

Google Earth has always helped you explore the world, but now Google is bringing taking the app to the next level: Virtual Reality.<p>Google Earth VR is a simple but awesome concept. Basically, don a VR headset, and then fly to various destinations around the world. Basically, you get to be Superman …

Virtual Reality

This awesome WordArt generator is a design blast from the past

If you’ve spent a few living minutes in the 90s, you know how important WordArt was during that time.<p>As a teenager, for me it was pretty much the only way to make a document look cool. By clicking a few buttons, my assignment looked at least 70 percent cooler than my classmates’.<p>Make WordArt is a …

Minimalism

Google puts the brakes on Fiber and plans for layoffs

If you've been waiting for Google to bring high-speed Internet to your city, don't hold your breath.<p>Google Fiber is pausing its expansion into new markets, losing its top executive and planning a round of layoffs. It is the clearest signal yet that the ambitious effort may be on life support.<p>Craig …

Google Fiber

Obamacare woes to linger long after Obama is gone

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama leaves the White House in 12 weeks, but the law that bears his name will polarize politics long after he's gone.<p>Big price hikes to Affordable Care Act premiums announced this week mean that Obama's proudest legislative achievement will fail to resolve the decades-old …

Health Care

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often, innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory.<p>Here’s why.<p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as <i>the</i> dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a …

Business Strategy

Cozmo is what happens when AI meets mischievous child

I’ve reviewed a robot or two in my time. I’ve played with many more that I didn’t deem worthy of writing about. Cozmo is, as consumer robots go, easily the best I’ve seen. In fact, even before Anki released its new robot toy, we were smitten.<p>When unpacking Cozmo, it’s easy to be underwhelmed. The …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 production permanently ended following battery explosions

Samsung has confirmed that it is permanently stopping production of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after it was involved in dozens of fires and explosions worldwide.<p>In a regulatory filing in South Korea late on Tuesday, the firm said it had made the decision to stop production, for the sake of …

Galaxy Note

Would you pay for Android updates?

Maybe crowdfunding can fix the thing that mobile carriers won't and manufacturers can't<p>Being an Android device manufacturer has to be one of the most thankless jobs in the world. Each day, you go into your lab and perform minor engineering miracles to fit more power, bigger batteries, and better …

Profit

Google I/O 2016 Could Bring Android VR And An Amazon Echo Competitor

Here's what to expect from the show<p>Google's annual developer conference I/O (short for "input/output" in computer science lingo) is set to take place this year in Palo Alto, California from <b>Wednesday, May 18, through Friday, May 20</b>. And with the arrival of the conference comes the possibility of new …

Virtual Reality

Bernie Sanders Wins in Oregon, But He Needed Kentucky, Too

Bernie Sanders mini-winning streak ended Tuesday night in Kentucky, a state analysts expected he could win.<p>The loss could take some wind out of supporters’ sails at a critical time as they face increasing pressure to unify the Democratic Party behind likely nominee Hillary Clinton.<p>But it was a …

Government

IDC: Smartphone shipments flat for the first time; Samsung widens lead over Apple in Q1 2016

Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 334.9 million smartphones worldwide last quarter. This figure is up just 0.2 percent from the 334.3 million units in Q1 2015, marking the smallest year-over-year growth on record. We saw hints of this in yesterday’s Apple earnings report, when the company …

Selling

You can play 'Minecraft' in virtual reality right now

Is the first true "killer app" for virtual reality finally here?<p><i>Minecraft</i> is out for Gear VR starting April 27, meaning anyone that owns Samsung's …

The 22 best political movies ever, ranked

One of the best political movies ever made, "All the President's Men," just celebrated its 40th anniversary. In honor of the occasion, and with the backdrop of the election, we thought it was a good time to rank the greatest the genre has produced.<p>Here are the top 22.

Universal Pictures

Tips for Creating Beautiful and Engaging UI

Advertise here with BSA<br>User interface, or UI, is a consideration in the design of anything created to be used. Although industrial and graphic …

UI Design

Batman v Superman: Zack Snyder explains controversial ending

<b>Warning: this article contains spoilers.</b><p>Zack Snyder says he sidelined Superman at the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice because he wanted Ben Affleck’s Batman to build nascent superhero team the Justice League in the movie’s sequel.<p>Is the biggest Batman v Superman smackdown between fans and …

Box Office

Mobile Website vs Mobile Applications: The Never Ending Debate

Are you planning to establish a mobile presence for your organization or business? If yes, the first consideration that will come is whether you want …

Learning to Code: When It Gets Dark

A Handful of Useful Mind Tricks Addressing Your Innermost Fears<p>Let’s talk about how to stay on track. How to keep learning when you feel like there …

Top 10 Amazingly Useful websites you Never Knew Existed

We all know that there are a millions of websites available on Internet and of course it is not easy to find some useful website on the internet for …

Microsoft’s Outlook.com now has an overhauled look and features

Microsoft started previewing its new Outlook.com interface back in May, but it's now rolling out broadly today. New users who sign up to the service from the US will immediately access the new interface, and existing users are being migrated each week. Microsoft is migrating its Outlook.com email …

Big computers, big hair: the women of Bell Labs in the 1960s – in pictures

In 1967, Lawrence ‘Larry’ Luckham was an operations manager at Bell Labs in Oakland, California. He brought a camera into work to capture a day in the life at a company churning out some of the biggest technological advances of the decade

Prototypes

Useful Apps To Learn Design And Coding On Your Smartphone

Whether you like it or not, programming is becoming one of the most important skills in the 21st century. You were certainly not the lucky one who had a chance to learn to code in the first-grade as Estonians do but you can definitely catch-up by being smart about your time. The design is another …

Tutorials

The psychology of waiting in line to see Star Wars

You already know whether or not you're going to see <i>The Force Awakens</i> tonight. Ticket sales opened two months ago, and if you live anywhere even remotely populated, the opening show probably sold out two months ago as well. That time-tested fan tradition of camping outside of a movie theater for …

Star Wars reviews: What critics thought of the 1977 film when it was first released

People outside of Disney have finally seen <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens;</i> if you’re not holed up in a bunker keeping out all news and plot details …

'Star Wars:' Here's what the critics are saying about 'Force Awakens'

<i>Star Wars</i> fans everywhere breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday morning when the first reviews of <i>The Force Awakens</i> were revealed.<p>Spoiler alert: it's good.<p>With a near-perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes and critical takes ranging from generally positive to four-star raves, here's the early buzz on <i>Force</i> …

Star Wars

Samsung Gear S2 to be carried by all four major U.S. carriers

Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch, previously referred to as Project Orbis or the Gear A, has finally been formally announced. Two main models will be released, the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic to allow consumers more choice in what they wear. There will also be cellular models that can make use of …

Wear OS

World's Most Powerful Camera Will Map The Universe

The Department of Energy has given the go-ahead for construction to begin on the world’s largest and most powerful digital camera. Forming the digital ‘eye’ of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), to be built at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, the camera will …

Near-Infrared

20 Years Ago This Week: A Look Back at 1995

Twenty years ago this week, Microsoft launched its Windows 95 operating system, which would go on to sell tens of millions of copies in its first year alone. At that same time, the 1995 World Aerobic Championships were taking place in San Diego, Michael Jackson participated in his first “online …