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Apply icon packs to your stock launcher sans root with Beautiful Icon Styler

Yep, you read that right. There is now an app that will let you apply themes to your phone that’s a stock launcher, and you don’t even need to void …

World's smallest nanomotor can pump drugs into cells at 18,000 RPM

Scientists at the Cockrell School of Engineering in Texas have created a nanomotor less than one micrometer in diameter, smaller even than a cell. Powered by electric fields, it consists of a nanowire, magnet and electrode and can spin at a terrifying-sounding 18,000 RPM for over 15 hours (see …

Xiaomi Mi Pad is a $240 plastic iPad Mini lookalike

The Chinese company's first tablet sports a 7.9-inch display with a resolution equal to Apple's Retina Display and is powered by Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor.<p>BEIJING -- If you ever wondered what the iPad Mini would be like if Apple decided to make it look like the iPhone 5C , well, look no further. …

LG shows off G Watch in video

Last night, LG released a new promo video showing off their first Android Wear watch, the G Watch. No official pricing or availability is seen …

Moto E Specs, price, and availability

Motorola just one-upped itself, at least when it comes to the value for cost ratio. We all thought the Moto G was amazing for its price (and massive sales throughout the world prove that customers agree), but the brand new Moto E is even cheaper.<p>Announced minutes ago, the Moto E is Motorola’s phone …

Bloodhound SSC has 135,000 hp. And a couple of Rolexes.

When all else fails, analog is still king.<p>The Bloodhound SSC aims to be the fastest car on Earth and, as a prerequisite, also the most advanced. The propulsion system on this thing is composed of an 800-hp Cosworth V8 and a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine, supplemented by a Falcon Hybrid rocket motor. …

The 10-speed Volkswagen DSG is coming

Shift all of the gears.<p>At Vienna's International Motor Symposium, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, VW Group's chairman, laid out a strategy to increase fuel economy an additional 20 percent, fleet-wide, by 2020. At the heart of this plan is a new DSG box, with an additional four gears tacked on for a …

NASA's bold plan: Landing people on asteroids

This isn't a real-life recreation of "Armageddon." There's no clear and present threat to Earth.<p>But NASA says it's working on plans to send astronauts into space to land on an asteroid.<p>The NASA mission isn't planned to take place until the 2020s. That isn't stopping astronauts from simulating an …

Square 'Hole' In Sun Spotted By NASA Spacecraft (VIDEO)

A NASA spacecraft has made a surprising find on the surface of the sun: a square-shaped "hole" in the star's outer atmosphere.<p>The dark square on the sun, known as a "coronal hole," is an area where the solar wind is streaming out of the sun at superfast speeds. NASA captured a video of the sun's …

Samsung files patent for a transparent camera display

First came OLED, then came curved. Now, Samsung has filed a patent for a see-through screen on a digital camera so you can stare into your subject's eyes while taking a photo.<p><b>First came OLED, then came curved. Now, Samsung has filed a patent for a see-through screen on a digital camera so you can</b> …

Lightroom lands for iPad, available via subscription

Adobe has released a tablet version of Lightroom, its photo catalog and editing software.<p><b>Adobe has released a tablet version of Lightroom, its photo catalog and editing software.</b><p>The mobile version of Lightroom has been in development for some time. Simply called Lightroom Mobile, the app offers a …

Samsung K Zoom to arrive in Australia

The latest phone-camera hybrid from Samsung will be available in Australia later this year, according to the company.<p><b>Samsung has confirmed that the K Zoom will be coming to Australia later this year.</b><p>The Samsung K Zoom is the next hybrid phone-camera model from the manufacturer, following in the …

The Witcher 3 Dev Discusses PS4, Xbox One Resolutions

"It's more of a PR differentiation."<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>The co-founder of CD Projekt Red has downplayed the resolution war on PS4 and Xbox One, …