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Google's next version of Android 'L' release has a new look, deeper ties to the web

KitKat may have only found its way onto roughly 15 percent of phones at this point, but that won't stop Google from looking to the future. The new version, teased by Sundar Pichai is simply being referred to as the "L" release right now. As previous leaks have indicated, this will be the most …

Fund this: Impervious offers DIY waterproofing for iPhones

Forget sending your phone to Liquipel. This $29.95 spray kit promises to protect it from both water and scratches.<p>Having seen firsthand the remarkable smartphone-waterproofing protection offered by companies like HzO and Liquipel, I definitely want in on that action. But HzO currently has no …

Mobile Technology

Chinese Pozible campaign beats target in under a minute

<b>Aussie crowdfunding group Pozible is now open for business in China and one of its early campaigns has proven immensely popular.</b><p>Meet the Gyenno One. …

Crowd Funding

Drowning simulator uses terror to promote life jackets

The film that plays when you visit interactive life jacket awareness website Sortie En Mer begins optimistically. You watch from the first-person perspective of a man sailing on a calm, blue ocean. Your friend, coming up from below deck, notes the beautiful weather. You ask him to take the wheel, …

Google Street View's New Time Travel Option Is Pretty Incredible

The Verge reports the option was derived from the tsunami that struck off the coast of Japan in early 2011, devastating the country.<p>According to The Verge:<p>In the aftermath [of the tsunami], Google set out to preserve imagery it had captured prior to the disaster, including original Street View …

Google Street View

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 arrives to the U.S. on May 1st, starting at $200

Earlier this month Samsung quietly took the wraps off its new lower-end Galaxy Tab 4 series, which includes three models: 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1. At the time, all we knew for sure is that the tablet series would start shipping in the U.S. during Q2 of this year. Today Samsung revealed that all three …

Electronics Industry

Defiantly plastic: designing the Galaxy S5

"Our major aims were usability, friendliness and a more humanistic design. We wanted something with a pleasing feel ... and better grip. If we used metal, [we felt] the designs felt heavy and cold," explains Senior Product Designer Dong Hun Kim, pointing to why Samsung still plays in polycarbonate. …