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How Firefox OS plans to kill — not reinvent — the app store

Mozilla has posted another video about Firefox OS. Intended for app developers, the clip explains a bit about how and why distribution will work in a world without app stores.<p>In this world, the mobile web rules, and apps can be found anywhere, through any mechanism, all over the web, all over the …

The Terrifying Truth About Bananas

MSI GX70 Gaming Laptop Review -- Outstanding Performance At A Budget Price

From the decadence and blistering Super RAID 0 speed of MSI’s GT70 Dragon Edition, we settle back into the realm of affordability with the MSI GX70, an AMD-powered gaming laptop with an outstanding price/performance ratio given its baseline MSRP of $1299.<p>MSI’s latest 17-incher boasts features which …

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5 Essential Photo Apps for Your Phone

The smartphone has not only revolutionized the way we live but also completely altered the landscape of modern photography. If you have any doubts …

[Update: Winners!] US/Canadian Giveaway: Win One Of Five Bluebuds X Wireless Earbuds From Jaybird And Android Police

If you're sick of snagging the cable from your earbuds on <i>everything possibly imaginable</i>, then there's but one solution for you: a set of Bluetooth …

Watch a Trailer for the ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Documentary ‘Dear Mr. Watterson’

Here’s the trailer for <i>Dear Mr. Watterson</i>, an upcoming documentary exploring the impact of Bill Watterson’s 1985-1995 comic strip <i>Calvin & Hobbes</i>. …

Bill Watterson

Louis C.K.'s 10 Funniest Moments

America's darkest comedian dressed as Abe Lincoln and more<p>Louis C.K. struggled as a stand-up comic for 15 years, telling the same inane jokes. Then …

Comedy

From the Forums: How to build a Chrome web app on a Chromebook

Making your own web apps for Chrome can be a fun and useful skill to have<p>Our very own Jerry Hildenbrand is a big fan of Chrome OS, and as he has …

Web Application

Watch Lil Wayne’s controversial video for “God Bless Amerika”

Lil Wayne has shared the video for “God Bless Amerika”, off his most recent studio album, <i>I Am Not A Human Being II</i>. The Eif Rivera-directed video was …

DevBytes: Making Apps Beautiful - Part 3 - Tablets

Starwatch: What's the dark matter?

If we could look back at our Milky Way galaxy from deep space then we might view something very like this Hubble image of the galaxy NGC 5754. Both …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Coursera Hits 4 Million Students -- And Triples Its Funding

Coursera founders Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng don’t think small. Their Mountain View, Calif., online-education company is less than two years old, yet it already has attracted more than 4 million student signups. Now Coursera has raised $43 million in fresh venture capital, tripling its cash …

BLU Dash 4.5 smartphone runs stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, sells for $139 unlocked

The BLU Dash 4.5 is a smartphone running stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean which happens to be available for only $139 unlocked and which it’s ready to ship, according to a fresh press release from the handset maker.<p>At a time where we keep talking about smartphone prices, the BLU Dash 4.5 is certainly …

Mobile Technology

What I learned from researching almost every single smart watch that has been rumored or announced

Smart watches! I sure hope you like them, because literally everyone is developing one. And yet, given the vanishingly small proportion of watches that are “smart,” clearly, something is holding them back. Here are the trends that jumped out when I undertook a more or less comprehensive catalog of …

Smartwatches

Philips intros Ambilight+Hue integration, 60-inch Elevation TV (video)

Philips makes colorful Hue light bulbs, and it (indirectly) makes colorful Ambilight TVs. Wouldn't it make sense if the two devices talked to each other? They do now: a new Ambilight+Hue app for Android and iOS coordinates Hue bulbs with compatible TVs, spreading Ambilight effects across the entire …

With this digital pen, you can spell check your handwritten notes

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Lernstift<p>With a Kickstarter pledge of £109 (add £10 for overseas shipping) that equals about $162, I could never …

Google Glass

Samsung concept video shows of the future of wearables and displays

Mobile tech has come a long way from the early era of cellphones and massive laptops. Today we have extremely fast yet thin smartphones, powerful tablets and even wearable devices such as Google Glass and the next-gen Sony smart watch. Where are we going next? It’s hard to say for sure, though …

Mobile

LG's next Android flagship revealed in leaked photos and video

After a first look in May, we may now be seeing more details about LG's upcoming flagship smartphone. <i>Engadget</i> has posted several leaked photos of a new LG device that could succeed last year's Optimus G. The phone is reportedly the Optimus G2, which was referenced in an invitation for an August 7th …

Flexible 'electronic skin' can help heal, detect touch and temperature

Surgeons could one day restore lost feeling in humans by using artificial skin that's been augmented with flexible sensors, and a new development from researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology may bring that closer to reality. The research team has developed a flexible sensor that …

Harmful Parasites In Cat Poop Are Widespread

That cat poop can pose a health risk to humans no longer surprises us.<p>Some cats carry a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii<i>.</i> Infected cats shed embryonic <i>T. gondii,</i> called oocysts, in their feces.<p>These oocysts are easily transmitted to humans, and researchers have explored their possible link to …

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