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This designer made his own BB-8 Star Wars droid

The BB-8 droid was one of the best parts of the first <i>Force Awakens</i> trailer: a tiny, scrappy mechanized ball that could move across rough ground surprisingly quickly. Even better, it wasn't CGI. That was a real robot, based on Sphero's iOS-controlled RC bot, customized with a new paint job and a …

Microsoft's Cortana comes to Android through a hack

Microsoft is already poised to bring Windows' Cortana voice assistant to other platforms, but the duo behind the OrangeSec team isn't willing to wait that long. They've developed and shown off Portaña, a simple Android adaptation of Cortana that uses a proxy to talk to Microsoft's servers. While …

Modders turn 3DS into PC remote desktop

3DS modders are working on a homebrew app that turns Nintendo's handheld into a remote desktop for your PC.<p>A new post on the gbatemp forum shows …

You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for …

Apps

Google quietly launches Data Saver extension for Chrome

Google has quietly released a Data Saver extension for Chrome, bringing the company’s data compression feature to the desktop for the first time. You can download the extension, currently in beta, from the Chrome Web Store.<p>We say “quietly” because there doesn’t seem to be an announcement from …

Microsoft's new Surface 3 tablet runs full Windows, not RT

How many times have we said that the Surface would be great, if not for its OS? The truth is, the Surface RT and Surface 2 were lovely, well-crafted things, with great screens, solid build quality and long battery life. We just wished they could run the full gamut of desktop programs, in part to …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review: edge of glory

To curve or not to curve, that is the question. When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 Edge alongside its conventionally flat S6 sister at <b>Mobile World Congress</b> earlier this month, the general consensus was one of 'cool, but why?' After all, curvature in smartphones is nothing new, as the Edge follows …

Google may be planning an Ingress TV show

Ingress, Google's augmented reality science fiction game, might be coming to television. <i>The Information</i> reports that Niantic Labs, which develops <i>Ingress</i>, has partnered for a series with the Sean Daniel Company, the producer behind SyFy's upcoming miniseries <i>The Expanse</i><i>.</i> Flint Dille, <i>Ingress'</i> creative …

Raspberry Pi Console Card Allows You To Access The Mini PC Via Your Laptop (video)

If you like to take your Raspberry Pi mini PC on the road but find yourself weighed down carrying an extra keyboard, mouse, monitor and power …

Defects In Apple MacBook Pro With Retina Display Laptops Leads To 'Staingate'

If you own a MacBook Pro with Retina Display, then you may be upset to hear that its screen may be susceptible to stains and scratches. Hundreds of Apple customers are complaining about the anti-reflective coating on their MacBook Pro with Retina Display laptops wearing off or scratching. The …

MacBook Pro

What Is 5G, and What Does It Mean for Consumers?

You may just be getting 4G on your phone, but the wireless industry is already looking ahead to 5G.<p>In a few years, you may be able to download a full-length HD movie to your phone in a matter of seconds rather than minutes. And video chats will be so immersive that it will feel like you can reach …

BBC Micro Bit will complement Raspberry Pi not compete with it

The BBC’s new Micro Bit programmable device is designed to complement computers like the Raspberry Pi rather than compete with them, according to people involved with the project.<p>The broadcaster is planning to give one million units of the device away in the autumn as part of its Make It Digital …

Raspberry Pi

Microsoft's Cortana will find its way to iOS, Android, report says

The virtual personal assistant would be a standalone app, available in the Google Play marketplace and Apple App Store, and work just as it does on Windows Phone.<p>Apple personal virtual assistant, Siri, might soon be competing for your time with Cortana, its counterpart from Microsoft.<p>Cortana will …

Cortana

Russell Crowe considers buying Leeds United after request from fan for Hollywood star's help

Gladiator star, boyhood fan and co-owner of South Sydney Rabbitohs asks Twitter followers if it would be a good idea to invest in the Championship's sleeping giants<p>Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe is considering a dramatic offer to buy <b>Leeds United</b> after being begged by fans to take over the …

Turn your phone into a computer mouse with Remote Mouse

Remote Mouse lets you use your iPhone, Android or Windows Phone as a touchpad to control your onscreen cursor in a pinch.<p>I'm writing this one with my wife in mind, who has been using a work-issued laptop with a broken trackpad for nearly a year. She has adapted by using a wireless mouse, but since …

Windows Phone

Noel Gallagher: ‘Liam text me the other night asking when my duet with Robbie Williams was out’

Noel says his brother sends him 'cheeky texts' from time to time<p>Noel Gallagher has recalled the last time he heard from brother Liam since they made …

How the tiny Kano computer is helping inspire a generation of kids in STEM

There’s a new weapon in the fight to keep kids engaged in computer science — a tiny single-board computer from the U.K. called Kano.<p>Kano’s the brainchild of Alex Klein, whose young cousin Mika challenged him to create a computer that he could build like Lego. Following an incredibly successful …

Computer Science

The Week in Spandex - Aquaman, Suicide Squad, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse and more

<i>In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Aquaman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Gotham, Lucifer,</i> …

Mayweather says he and Pacquiao to fight May 2

The Fight is finally on.<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing's richest fight ever. Mayweather himself announced the bout Friday after months of negotiations, posting a picture of the signed contract online.<p>The long anticipated bout at …

Eden Hazard asks Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho for new shin pads

Eden Hazard has asked Jose Mourinho to help develop special shin pads that would also protect his calves, the Chelsea manager has said.<p>Mourinho has …