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8 Of Google’s Craziest Offices

Google is known for its zany office designs, from stroopwafel ceilings to slides to scooters. And you thought your office’s foosball table was cool.<p>While most of us 9-to-5ers hunch over in boxy, fluorescent-lit cubicles, feeling lucky if our office has a snack machine, the Google employees of the …

The 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

SkyArt by Lamadieu Thomas - in pictures

Looking through the fish-eye lens of his camera, French photographer and illustrator Lamadieu Thomas captures disorienting images of cities and fills the skies with playful illustrations. "I love searching the skies above cities and thinking about what I could draw, giving life to emptiness," he …

Why carry a big power brick when you can tote the world’s smallest laptop adapter?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>It’s not unheard of for a laptop review to ding the product for a surprising reason: A bulky power adapter. What’s the point …

Project Ara: our best look yet at Google's new modular smartphone

This week in Mountain View, Google held its first-ever developer conference for Project Ara. Developed by a small team within the company called ATAP staffed with ex-DARPA engineers and some of the brightest minds at Google, Ara is a mission to make a modular smartphone. It'd be the last phone you …

HTC taps ex-Samsung exec for marketing muscle

HTC is looking for a little of that Samsung Electronics marketing magic.<p>The Taiwanese smartphone maker has hired Paul Golden, the former head of marketing for Samsung's US mobile division, as an adviser to HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang, CNET confirmed. The hiring was first reported by Bloomberg.<p>HTC …

Mobile

Is Google working on a sub-$100 Nexus smartphone?

The rumor mill is piping up this afternoon with word of a possible sub-$100 Nexus device. There are no specifications to speak of just yet, but unnamed sources and rampant speculation lead to the idea of a low-mid range phone with a MediaTek chipset, 1GB of RAM and 2G/3G connectivity.<p>The rumored …

11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

Audi's latest hybrid concept car takes the TT family offroad, with 408HP under the hood

Audi's latest prototype packing an E-Tron hybrid drivetrain is this TT Offroad Concept that takes the TT family beyond the coupes and convertibles we're familiar with. Going on display at the Beijing Motor Show, it combines two electric motors (one on each axle) with a 292HP turbocharged combustion …