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OnePlus One Review: The CyanogenMod Powered Smartphone That Outclasses The Android Competition

OnePlus has managed to create a bit of a buzz around their latest smartphone. Called ‘One’ (but I’ll go with the OnePlus One for most of this review to avoid the confusion with HTC) this is a handset that goes out of its way to be attractive. The styling is simple but functional, the specs are …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Nostalgia: Why it is good for you

The past is not just a foreign country, but also one we are all exiled from. Like all exiles, we sometimes long to return. That longing is called nostalgia.<p>Whether it is triggered by a photograph, a first kiss or a treasured possession, nostalgia evokes a particular sense of time or place. We all …

Psychology

20 best Android apps this week

It's time for our weekly roundup of the best new Android apps and games to have emerged on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed by the time you read this. (Free + IAP) means in-app purchases are used within the app.<p>Want more apps? Browse …

Unleash Your Inner App Developer Part 6: Finishing the Prototype

<i>Do you have an idea for an app, but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, How To Unleash Your Inner App Developer, I will take you, the non-programmer, step by step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Join me each</i> …

iOS Programming

Get to know the LG G3’s software features from these 6 videos

The LG G3 is perhaps the hottest device of the moment, and that’s no small achievement during a season that saw the release of powerhouses like the Galaxy S5, OnePlus One, and HTC One (M8).<p>The biggest reasons to love the G3 are its mighty specs and sleek design, but LG has also enhanced the …

Apps

Quick Fit Brings the 7 Minute Workout to Your Home

From the Atkins Diet to Hydrospinning, health and fitness crazes come and go.<p>One of the latest crazes to come to the fore is the 7 Minute Workout, which is basically a short and snappy high-intensity session spanning 12 exercises of 30 seconds each, interjected with a series of 10 second breaks. …

LG thinks it’s time you started chatting with your appliances—via Line

Social messaging apps have been gaining in popularity worldwide, with users flocking to services like WeChat and WhatsApp to communicate with friends and family. Now South Korean manufacturer LG wants consumers to use a prominent messaging app, the Korean-owned, Japan-based Line, to communicate …

Apps

Cydia update courts iOS 7 jailbreakers with a new interface (video)

The availability of an iOS 7 jailbreak may have caught the Cydia team off-guard, but not for long. Jay Freeman and fellow developers have just updated their unofficial app platform to match Apple's minimalist look. It's more than just a cosmetic upgrade, too, as it includes iOS 7's swipe-based …

LG's HomeChat will let you command its latest smart appliances via SMS

LG really, really wants you to have a good chat with your washer/dryer and robotic vacuum cleaner. It just announced you'll soon be able to use the Line messaging app and a new service called HomeChat to give natural language commands to its 2014 Smart Appliance lineup. If you tell the system "I'm …

The Deltaprintr 3D Printer Nearly Sells Out On Kickstarter In Less Than A Week

What do you do when your school can’t afford a 3D printer? If you’re Shai Schechter and Andrey Kovalev you build one yourself. Their printer, called Deltaprintr, has just launched on Kickstarter and the pair has already hit $102,000 out of a $195,000 goal. Their goal is to create an inexpensive, …

Google Glass Adds Music To Its Immersive Services

Surround sound used to be a marketing term for clear, rich music and entertainment delivery. But Google Glass is implementing new music search features that will not just sound that surrounds, but actually integrates it more completely into users’ lives.<p>The new Glass music search service will …

16 Magical Pie And Ice Cream Combos

You (probably) wouldn't show up to Thanksgiving without pants on, so why should your pie go naked?

Ice Cream

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

Worried About Acne? mySkin Launches ScanZ Device And App To Monitor The Health Of Your Skin

ScanZ, a product unveiled today at Disrupt Europe, combines a new, smartphone-connected device with a quantified self-style app to help teens battle acne.<p>The product comes from a company called mySkin, which plans to launch a $150,000 Indiegogo campaign this week to fund the launch (I will update …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

21 Smoothie Recipes That Are Actually Good

With ingredients like kale, apples, parsley, spinach, kiwi, and avocado, these 21 smoothie recipes are the quickest, easiest way to get in your fruits and veggies.<p><b>Ready in under ten minutes</b> and packed with fruits and veggies, these creamy drinks are our go-to for an easy breakfast (or snack). …

Healthy Eating

Themer will make your Android phone look amazing

One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn't always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change …

20 of the Best Ways to Buy Ebooks, Digital Comics and Etextbooks

It’s only fitting that numerous ebookstore services emerge for us to read on all the different devices we have. With the increase in ebook adoption, a new batch of services has also arrived with unique business models for reading. Now you can subscribe to Netflix-style unlimited reading plans, pay …

Pixel perfect: tips for sprucing up your homescreen

First, we’d like to offer our profuse apologies. Yes, we realize that this has been delayed. A nasty mixture of sicknesses knocked us flat on our …

Two Reasons I Use Both an Android Phone and an iPad

A lot of mobile device users pick one OS ecosystem and use a compatible phone and tablet so they can buy apps once and learn just one OS. However, I …

Bizness Apps Launches DIY Website Builder, Looks To Become A Full-Service Digital Marketing Suite For SMBs

Once upon a time, if you wanted your own website, you either had to speak fluent Internet, or write a large check to someone who did. However, thanks to the laundry list of companies and services that have sprouted over the last five years — like Weebly, Wix and Squarespace, to name a few — the …

Nest Thermostat To Get Third Party Apps, Hints At Your Home’s Connected Future

The Nest thermostat is already several kinds of wonderful, not least because it’s perhaps the biggest attempt yet to turn the average home into a “connected home” as part of the ever-expanding Internet of Things. Now the company behind this seemingly simple peripheral will be opening up a public …

European Accelerator Numbers — Seedcamp Releases Its Data For The Last 6 Years

TechCrunch Europe was launched in September 2007, the same week Seedcamp – the European tech startup accelerator – also launched. So we’ve been on something of a journey together. That year and for at least the next 2-3 years after it was largely the only game in town in terms of the new wave of …

Nymi

Nymi is a new smart wristband capable of replacing your passwords, your car keys, even your fingerprints! Developed by Bionym, it uses a person´s …

28 Ways To Eat Apples This Fall

Because an apple beignet keeps the doctor away. Right?

Breakfast

AppSeed turns your sketches into functioning app prototypes

<b>Kickstarter project AppSeed allows you to photograph your sketches on paper or a whiteboard and turn them into a functioning prototype of your app.</b><p>In …

Prototypes

Adobe's Project Mighty and Project Napoleon to Launch in 2014

At its MAX event in May this year, Adobe revealed that it was experimenting with hardware in the form of ‘Project Mighty’ – an Internet-connected stylus, and ‘Project Napoleon’, an accompanying digital ruler. Now the firm has announced that these two devices have graduated from experiments to …

Personalized Recipe Recommendations and Search

The smart cooking sidekick that learns what you like and customizes the experience to your personal tastes, nutritional needs, skill level, and more.

Lodgify Launches Its Build-Your-Own Solution For Vacation Rental Websites And Listings

Barcelona-based startup Lodgify is launching its product today, which aims to be the “Shopify of vacation rentals” according to its co-founder Naveen Sharma. Like Shopify, Lodgify allows small business owners to easily set up an online commerce presence – but this time the target is people who are …