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This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>Android: If you …

Apps

Kevin Rose Plots A Luxury Ecommerce Empire Starting With New App Watchville

“I did not like watches my entire life,” Digg co-founder Kevin Rose tells me. That’s an odd admission for a man who just launched Watchville, an app that aggregates news from top wristwatch blogs, and offers an atomic clock tool to help you set your timepiece and its moon phases.<p>But Rose explains, …

Google's Massive New Android Update Just Launched, And There May Already Be A Big Problem With It

According to Google's forum for reporting bugs within Android, some developers are reporting that their devices running Android 5.0 won't connect to Wi-Fi networks.<p>The thread started on Oct. 17 with the most recent post published on Nov. 13, as blog Phone Arena spotted.<p>The developer that filed the …

A folding electric bike that fits in a bag? Impossible

If there's one area of technology that seems permanently mired in the '70s, it's that of the fold-up bicycle. In fact, the last innovation we can recall is Sir Clive Sinclair's A-Bike from 2006, but it's still big enough to be difficult to carry around. That's what inspired the folks at Impossible …

This Is What It Looked Like To Have A Computer Delivered In 1957

Computers were a bit bigger in those days.<p>Electronic computers are already being put to a wide range of uses in industry. This week, however, they have entered a new sphere of usefulness. A local authority–Norwich City Council—has installed a computer, and is the first to do so....Local government …

Our devices are listening to us all the time -- but do we care?

Go to the website for Amazon's newest product, a virtual assistant, and you'll read about many features: built-in speakers, seven microphones for capturing your voice, and a brain in the cloud that will get smarter over time as it listens to you.<p>But one thing is missing: privacy.<p>The product page …

Smart Homes

Parrot Zik 2.0 Review

The Parrot Zik 2.0 are the updated sequels to the Zik noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones. Like the original Ziks, the 2.0s look fantastic, thanks to styling by Philippe Starck.<p>They’re not just for looks however (which can’t be said for a lot of high-end headphones). There’s processing and …

Google Play Music Now Has an Amazing Visualizer

I haven’t seen a cool music visualizer since Milkdrop landed all those years ago, but today Google’s dropped a surprise HTML5 visualizer for its music service.<p>If you’re a Google Play Music user, you’re able to get the new smokey visualizer by throwing on a song, then hovering over the album art and …

5 Android apps you can't miss this week! - Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to another Google Play Weekly! Here are the headlines this week:<p>YouTube’s Music Key subscription service is launching in beta next week.<br>• Hearthstone is coming to Android tablets in December and phones in January.<br>• A new Game of Thrones game was announced and it may be headed to Android …