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How people power took on big business in the fight for net neutrality in India

At the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Jan Koum, chief executive of WhatsApp, made an announcement that would cause much unease 4,000 miles away in New Delhi. “We want to make sure people always have the ability to stay in touch with their friends and loved ones really affordably,” he …

Net Neutrality

Fact or Fiction: Android apps only use one CPU core

We have had multi-core processors in our PCs for over a decade, and today they are considered the norm. At first it was dual-core, then quad-core, and today companies like Intel and AMD offer high end desktop processors with 6 or even 8 cores. Smartphone processors have a similar history. Dual-core …

Smartphone app could save lives during earthquake say inventors

The earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale that struck Nepal on April 25 killed more than 8,000 people, left tens of thousands injured and hundreds of thousands homeless.<p>When a natural disaster occurs, minutes – and even seconds – can save lives.<p>That’s what the inventors of a new smartphone …

Natural Disasters

The science behind Netflix’s first major redesign in four years

How Netflix is using a mountain of data to get you to watch more stuff<p>Back in March, a developer named Renan Cakirerk wrote a small piece of code that made a big impact on Netflix. Cheekily named "god mode," it addressed one of the most annoying aspects of trying to use Netflix in your browser: …

Screenshots of Google’s new Photos app for Android leak

Google’s new Photos app is coming soon, as a separate experience from Google+. Screenshots of the Android version leaked today, courtesy of Android Police, and there is a lot to show.<p>We’ve heard rumors since at least August 2014 that Google+’s image functions may be spun out into a standalone photo …