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How to make your Android look and feel like an iPhone

There's no single Android "look." Sure, we've got Material Design, and it's great. But Android can and often does look like anything under the sun: …

If you’ve been holding out for the iPhone 7, you’re probably going to be really disappointed

If you saw the launch of the iPhone 6S last year and thought it was decent, but your old iPhone could probably hold up until Apple launches its next amazing new phone in 2016, we have some bad news. It seems increasingly likely that the next iPhone will look a lot like the iPhone 6S, which looks a …

Mobile Technology

Samsung's top phones come with a free Gear VR for the next two weeks

Samsung is trying to get the Gear VR around even more people's heads. For just over the next two weeks, through June 19th, Samsung will include a Gear VR for free with all sales of the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge and Edge+, and Galaxy Note 5. It'll also come with six games from the Oculus store.<p>…

Gear VR

Google wants to help you find your lost phone

When people panic, they tend to turn to a trusted source for advice. Like the Google search bar.<p>Google's search team has noticed that people regularly type the phrase "I lost my phone." Instead of just returning articles with conflicting advice on what to do when your phone is stolen or hiding …

Android News

Google is making it a little simpler to find your missing Android phone

Google already lets Android users track their misplaced or stolen smartphones both through search and by using the standalone Android Device Manager app. Today, the company is adding yet another path to checking exactly where your precious device is on a map — and it even works with iPhones this …

Android Phones

Cristiano Ronaldo Filmed Taking Photos with Fans After 2016 Champions League Win

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo took time out from his team’s celebrations after winning the UEFA Champions League on Saturday to take photos with supporters.<p>Fan footage captured the Portuguese, who netted the decisive penalty in the shootout win against Atletico Madrid, posing for snaps with …

Soccer

Karim Benzema believes racism kept him off France's team for Euro 2016

It's a bold claim from someone accused of blackmailing a teammate.<p><i>Want Backheel Breakfast in your inbox? Sign up for the email version here.</i><p>Did you think Karim Benzema was missing from the France squad because he's under criminal investigation for allegedly blackmailing teammate Mathieu Valbuena? …

Soccer

Euro 2016 Team Guide: Germany ready to deliver on the major stage again

Die Mannschaft's form since winning the World Cup has been far from formidable, but in the big tournaments they invariably deliver and are therefore …

Soccer

Liverpool to line-up against Roma as part of pre-season plans in US

Jurgen Klopp's side have announced their eighth fixture of pre-season, with the club set to face Luciano Spalletti's men as part of their preparations in America<p>Liverpool have announced an additional pre-season test in the United States, with the Reds to tackle Roma in St. Louis.<p>The encounter with …

Soccer

Rashford has “special qualities”

<b>Rooney also hails Rashford, and Hodgson dismisses claims England are too top heavy</b><p>Marcus Rashford has “special qualities” according to England manager Roy Hodgson.<p>Rashford was chosen in Roy Hodgson for England’s Euro 2016 squad after breaking through into the Manchester Utd first team and scoring …

Soccer

Euro 2016: Ronaldo, Milner star in rankings

The Liverpool midfielder is above players such as Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos in the rankings despite not being guaranteed a place in Roy Hodgson's …

Lionel Messi Sent Journalist Paul Hayward Signed Shirt After Article on Cancer

Barcelona star Lionel Messi sent a signed shirt to the <i>Daily Telegraph</i>’s chief sports writer Paul Hayward after being touched by an article the journalist penned about cancer.<p>Hayward posted the following bulletin on his Twitter feed, depicting the signed jersey and thanking the forward for his …

Soccer

NASA wants to catch the solar wind to sail through space

The space agency begins testing a revolutionary new sail that aims to harness solar wind for propellant-free propulsion.<p>The edge of the solar system is a long way away. It took Voyager 1, the only human-made object to travel beyond the edge of the solar system (a barrier called the heliopause), 35 …

Protons

Developers are adapting Oculus Rift exclusives to work on the HTC Vive

In the past month, the consumer versions of both the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive have been released along with their games — some available on both platforms, and some exclusives. For virtual reality fans, though, it's a bit of an annoyance if the demo you want to play isn't available on the …

Ready Player One

Google for Entrepreneurs adds People Squared, its first partner in China

Many of Google’s services are blocked in China, but the company is still finding ways of maintaining ties with startups there. Today People Squared, which runs tech hubs in Beijing and Shanghai, announced that it has joined the Google for Entrepreneurs program. That means it will get financial …

Startups

Texas inmates are now barred from using social media

Critics say policy violates First Amendment rights to free speech<p>Inmates in Texas prisons are now barred from using any form of social media, under a rule that was implemented this month. As <i>Fusion</i> reports, the measure prohibits inmates from "maintaining active social media accounts for the purposes …

Social Media

10 Impressive Instagram Profiles To Follow

Technology has paved the way for a new level of interaction unheard of and unseen in its breadth and reach. Today, through the ever-prevailing availability of connected devices, we’re able to share on an unprecedented level, reaching people across all corners of the earth.<p>One such platform for …

Social Media

Vine now lets you watch an entire channel with one tap

Forget scrolling from video to video — Vine now lets you sit back and watch an entire channel with just a single tap. After an update to the app on iOS and Android today, Vine will now include a "watch" button on all channels that lets you start playback of every Vine included to date. The button …

Apps

Facebook wants to automatically tag you and your friends in videos

AI facial recognition for video<p>Facebook envisions a future dominated by mobile video. So it's no surprise the company is working on a feature to automatically tag you and your friends to make those posts more searchable. Facebook’s Joaquin Quiñonero Candelae, the company's director of machine …

Social Media

Apple iPhone unlocking maneuver likely to remain secret

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The company that helped the FBI unlock a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone to get data has sole legal ownership of the method, making it highly unlikely the technique will be disclosed by the government to Apple or any other entity, Obama administration sources said this …

Cybercrime

Germany denies Paris attack suspect had papers on German nuclear research center | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s domestic intelligence agency denied on Thursday its head had told German lawmakers a prime suspect in the Paris attacks had documents about the Juelich German nuclear research center.<p>Handout file picture shows Belgian-born Salah Abdeslam on a call for witnesses notice …

North Africa