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Stock LG G4 Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware now available for flashing

LG has begun rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the G4, so it was only a matter of time before developers got working on some sweet ROMs. Maybe you are not looking for anything fancy, though. Hell, many of you are not getting the update in a while and simply want it right away!<p>We …

Android News

Nexus 5X review

There’s a funny thing about fans (whether they’re fans of a sports team, a band, or a particular company or product): they can be hard to please. Google learned this with last year’s Nexus 6. It was a much larger and more expensive phone than the Nexus 5 that preceded it, and there was no guarantee …

Phones

Hackers sweet-talked their way into the CIA director's email account

The email breach shows that anyone is vulnerable to attack, security experts say.<p>The hackers who found their way into CIA Director John Brennan's personal email account didn't use sophisticated coding skills. They just wheedled their way past his service providers' customer service agents to take …

Security

Samsung may move up Galaxy S7 launch to January, report says

The move could allow its next flagship to better compete with Apple's iPhone 6S.<p>Samsung is reportedly moving up the launch of its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7, to January in order to ramp up competition with Apple in the high-end phone market.<p>Samsung finalized the design for the Galaxy …

Electronics Industry

AT&T accidentally ushers in large-screen LG G Vista 2

A YouTube video from AT&T, which has since been marked private, details the upcoming smartphone and its basic features.<p>Just a day after announcing the upcoming Kyocera DuraForce XD, AT&T has inadvertently confirmed it will soon offer the LG G Vista 2, a new Android-powered jumbo phone. A video …

Mobile Technology

HTC's unlocked One A9 will get 'every' Android update soon after Nexus

​<p>HTC has a lot riding on the success of ​its new One A9, so it's no surprise it's busy trying to sweeten the deal. To that end, HTC US president chimed in at the end of the phone's live unveiling to mention that the unlocked version of the A9 will get the "every" Android update "within 15 days" of …

These are the best jobs for a healthy work-life balance

Glassdoor released a survey on Tuesday that showed people’s satisfaction with their work-life balance in 25 different jobs.<p>Work-life balance …

Work-life Balance

Alienware Steam Machine review: A gaming PC for your living room

I laughed when the rumors started back in 2012: "Valve is building a PC-based game console for living rooms." Sure it is, I thought. Imagine my shock when "Steam Machines" turned out to be real. The project promised a bizarre, revolutionary controller, a Linux-based operating system designed …

Steam Machines

The Carrera Wearable 01 will be TAG Heuer's first Android Wear device

Luxury watch maker TAG Heuer’s high-end Android Wear device isn’t slated to launch until November 2015, but it looks like a few early details are starting to surface regarding the wearable. In an interview with <i>Wearable</i>, TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver outed that the company’s first Android Wear …

Guess Who Is On the Cover of the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

And the 2015 <i>Sports Illustrated</i> Swimsuit Issue cover girl is... Hannah Davis! Jimmy Fallon broke the highly-anticipated news Wednesday evening on <i>The</i> …

Women's Fashion

Google to change privacy policy following UK probe

The search giant has signed an agreement promising to tweak how it gathers personal data from users in Britain.<p>Google has agreed to play ball with UK regulators to change how it collects user data in the country.<p>In a notice released Friday, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) announced …

Privacy

Be warned: Google enlists Chrome in push for encrypted Web

Google has taken its first step to flag ordinary sites like Wikipedia and CNN with a security warning because they are unencrypted, allowing all data transmissions to be viewed by the prying eyes of hackers or governments.<p>Google just gave Chrome something of an insecurity complex.<p>That's because the …

Information Systems

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Why Do Breakups Make You Crazy?

You think you've got life handled until you hear those two special words ("It's over") and you become a disconsolate rage machine. What's going on? Turns out, it's really not you. It's your brain chemistry.<p>The Bulls had been dominating the Pistons for an hour when Elena, a 30-year-old …

Emory University

Top 10 Advanced Car Technologies by 2020

Attending CES and the Detroit auto show over the past two weeks has my brain awash in future technology. Mercedes-Benz showed off its fully autonomous F015 Luxury in Motion concept car in Las Vegas, while Buick, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Infiniti and Volkswagen all had concepts sporting advanced features …

Autonomous Cars

For Thinnest Intel 'Broadwell' Portables From HP, Dell (And Maybe Apple), Performance Is Not The Point

Some of the thinnest and lightest Intel-based portables yet are coming to market. That means no more whirring fans. And a rethink of the laptop.<p>During Intel’s fourth-quarter earnings conference call this past week, CEO Brian Krzanich talked about the latest crop of Core M processors using the new …

Computer Hardware

Android Circuit: Android 5.0.2 Released, Kodak's First Smartphone, Samsung Surrenders Over Services

Taking a look back at the week in news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including Android 5.0.2 for the Nexus 7, iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5, Kodak’s new Android smartphone, Christmas hints and tips, technology or religion, Samsung closes software …

Privacy