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Smoking and brushing teeth with Bluetooth, because why not?

Canadian television watchers in the early 90’s were taught an important lesson via singing puppets in this television commercial. The famous words stuck with most of us – “don’t you put it in your mouth.” Defying this Concerned Children’s Advertisers PSA about putting stuff in your mouth, Oral-B …

Oral-B

Pushbullet Beta v73 releases Windows app, share files from the right-click menu

We’ve already got the Pushbullet app on our Android devices, and the companion extension in our Chrome browser, why not a Windows app to go with that? The folks over at Pushbullet have, if you’ll forgive the pun, pushed out a beta Windows app for you to get your hands on.<p>Pushbullet is a simple to …

Apps

Bored of your normal résumé? Sumry wants to replace it with an interactive timeline

Looking for a job and sending out résumés is a full-time job in itself, and in order to make yourself stand out from the crowd you might be considering adding some flourishes to your existing CV.<p>However, tweaking that existing Microsoft Word template isn’t going to cut it. According to Sumry, a …

Tips & tricks for new Android app developers

<i>My name is Shirwa Mohamed and I am the current developer of the Android app Sliding Explorer. I have been programming for a little over two and half years, now. I started by learning Java and then went on to do a little web development, before moving over to Android . I started building Android</i> …

Apps

Down The Rabbit Hole We Go! 300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries

I watch a lot of documentaries. I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an …

Documentaries

20 Amazing Chemical Reaction GIFs

Blood meets hydrogen peroxide<p>Source: Iitmne<p>Sodium acetate crystallization<p>Source: Imgur<p>Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction<p>Source: GIF Trunk<p>Water bridge …

Start your own digital camera manufacturing business with this Raspberry Pi tutorial

Technology has gotten so easy. Gone are the days when you had to solder stuff together, learn BASIC or DOS prompts, change a video card – if you …

Raspberry Pi

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

Scientists Are Using Metamaterials To Build Everything From Wireless Phone Chargers To Invisibility Cloaks

While the holy grail of metamaterials is still to make objects and people invisible to the eye, they are set to have a more tangible commercial impact playing more mundane roles - from satellite antennas to wirelessly charging cellphones.<p>Metamaterials are simply materials that exhibit properties …

Imperial College London

A New Alliance Will Let “Internet Of Things” Devices Talk To Each Other

The Internet of Things has huge potential to shape the world we live in, but as more “smart” devices make their way into our homes, pockets, cars, and workplaces, what good are they if they can’t talk to one another?<p>The AllSeen Alliance is a new effort led by The Linux Foundation to bring about a …

Internet of Things

'Invisible Girlfriend' Startup Provides Fake Love For A Price

Invisible Girlfriend, a new company recently created at Startup Weekend St. Louis, has emerged as the solution for those without a significant other — providing potential subscribers with options such as text messaging, "emergency interaction," gifts, and a relationship status change on …

Messaging

India could replace the US as Facebook’s #1 market in a matter of months

Facebook has had wild success with its push into emerging markets.<p>Now Jana CEO Nathan Eagle is predicting that it will only be months before India supplants the US and becomes Facebook’s largest market in terms of users. Eagle earlier this month had forecast that most of the social networking …

India

Smartphones use a 2nd CPU and 2nd OS in their baseband processors

Ask any gadget lover which is their favorite smartphone OS and you will likely get one of two answers: Android or iOS. There maybe be some who mention Blackberry, Firefox OS, Tizen or Sailfish, but if you asked about their secondary OS, the one running in their baseband modems, you will likely get …

Information Security

It’s time to rethink startup equity

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / AnatolyM<p>Change is the only constant in life and this is especially true in Silicon Valley. We live in …

CyanogenMod Installer arrives to Google Play

The CyanogenMod team first announced their plans to go commercial back in September. At the time, the team had also revealed that they were working on a special installer that would make getting CyanogenMod a much easier affair.<p>Taking to Google+, the Cyanogenmod team has announced that the the …

Google Play

Internet Explorer's New Mascot is Anime Heroine Inori Aizawa

Well, that was unexpected. Microsoft posted a video on its Internet Explorer (IE) YouTube channel today personifying its popular browser as an anime heroine called Inori Aizawa. Bizarrely, she’s also the new official mascot for IE.<p>During the short advert, she flees from a group of laser-touting …

Android 4.4 KitKat is out now

Google's latest iteration of Android, 4.4 KitKat, has officially been released alongside the new Nexus 5 smartphone. The update should roll out to …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

Google gears up to launch Google Now smartwatch

Google is reportedly in the late stages of developing a Google Now-integrated smartwatch.<p>The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported that Google is in talks with Asian companies to mass manufacture the smartwatch, which may be ready for production within months. According to a person familiar with the matter …

Android News

Motorola announces crazy Project Ara modular phone concept

Motorola just announced a wild modular smartphone project that hopes to change the way we buy and use mobile devices.<p>Motorola’s initiative, called Project Ara, is very similar to Phonebloks, the modular smartphone concept launched in early September by Dutch designer Dave Hakkens. Motorola said …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Galaxy S3 outpaces iPhone 5S, 5C in touch accuracy

The Samsung Galaxy S3 performed notably better than Apple's latest handsets in terms of overall screen accuracy, according to a new study.<p>Apple's<p>iPhone 5SandiPhone 5Chave a bit of improving to do on the touch-accuracy front, according to new data from OptoFidelity, a Finland-based tech test and …

iPhone

The rise of Android’s biggest OEM: The Samsung story

It has been 75 years since Lee Byung-Chull founded Samsung with just 30,000 won (about $28). It would be fair to say that the South Korean company has come a long way since then. In the third quarter of this year Samsung cleared an operating profit of 8.12 trillion won (around $7.4 billion). Much …

Mobile

Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some

Remember that break-apart DualShock 3 idea for motion control Sony had five years ago? A new company named Mad Genius Controllers has surfaced with a working prototype that shows such a contraption working in spades. The setup uses a splittable controller and a processing unit to enable seamless …

Details on Samsung’s purported plan to kill unofficial accessories

A report emerged yesterday in Korean media alleging that Samsung plans to fit chargers, smart covers, and other accessories with ID chips, in order to curtail the sales of unofficial accessories.<p>Now <i>ETNews</i> returns with an English language report that sheds a bit more light on what’s going on. Note …

Profit

Benefits of rooting your Android phone or tablet

Rooting… a world not every user dares venture into. We wouldn’t blame you if you are wary of doing this. It’s intimidating when manufacturers keep telling you tinkering with a phone can void your warranty and/or harm your device. And it’s true – you may be left on your own if something goes wrong …

Android Phones

BBM for Android is hot, learn how to use it from these 6 videos

BBM for Android and iOS is finally rolling out (for real this time) and it looks that BlackBerry’s still got it.<p>The troubled Canadian phone maker proudly announced that five million users downloaded the Android and iOS versions of BlackBerry Messenger in the first eight hours of availability.<p>The …

Android News
Solar Charging

Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 getting near, as “final” firmware leaks – build I9505XXUEMJ3

A new Android 4.3 test build for the Galaxy S4 has been leaked, and it’s available for download, as the release of the official ROM is said to be scheduled for the following weeks.<p><i>Sam Mobile</i> posted a short tweet a few hours ago in which it revealed the Android 4.3 update for Samsung’s flagship …

Galaxy S4

The Complete Guide to Rooting Your Android Phone or Tablet

Advertisement<p>The Android phone you’re using right now is running in a sandboxed environment. Unlike your Windows PC or Mac, you can’t go looking …