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Android From Scratch: Building Your First Android Application

What You'll Be CreatingAfter taking a look at the current state of Android development and how to set up your development environment, in this …

How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>Exact search<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/36b696a93ff685e2b961b094332dfa69b7637cd9/58_128_883_530/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>“Joe Bloggs” …

A Lamborghini driving into floodwaters just taught us all an important lesson

When I found this video of someone driving their Lamborghini through floodwaters in San Diego, I assumed it would go poorly. Even as the video began …

Creationists are flipping out over the latest Google Doodle

Dear 8 pound, 6 ounce baby Jesus are people going crazy over the latest Google Doodle.<p>The artwork features “Lucy,” a 3-million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis fossil discovered at the Hadar research site in Ethiopia.<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>The discovery happened in 1974 and its impact on …

How to Navigate the Graduate School Admissions Process

Admission to graduate school is not like undergraduate admissions. For many programs, your GPA and test scores may matter less than intangibles like …

How to stop Google from tracking you and delete your personal data

It's no secret that Google knows a lot about you. The Silicon Valley giant's business model is largely reliant on advertising and data collection. …

Personal Data

Patriotic Student Proudly Displayed American Flag in Dorm Window. Then, a University Employee Saw It

A University of New Mexico student says he was instructed by a school employee last week to remove an American flag he proudly had displayed from his dorm room window.<p>Image source: Screen grab via KOAT-TV<p>“UNM didn’t want to start drawing a line between what you can hang in public spaces, because …

Self-driving cars: from 2020 you will become a permanent backseat driver

Driverless cars will revolutionise motoring, claim the manufacturers. But is the greatest danger that they will be too safe?<p>In the BMW museum at the company’s solidly futuristic headquarters, next to the old Olympic stadium site in Munich, you can view a century of evolving mechanical desire. BMW …

Autonomous Cars

Why College Isn't Worth The Money

I spent six figures on my college education, opting for a distinguished private school with a premium price tag instead of the cheaper state option. I cared about the prestige behind the name just as much as the quality of the education. And it wasn’t worth it. At all.<p>As a millennial, I belong to …

Let’s laugh at this TechCrunch column on why ‘driving your own car will soon be illegal’

There are times when you take a step back and realize just how clueless Silicon Valley is about the way the real world works. This may sound a little …

Silicon Valley

Wiping your Android phone doesn’t really erase your data – here’s what you need to do

Looking forward to turning your Android phone into cash that can then be used for a new smartphone purchase? Before you go ahead with your plans of …

Android News

Reminder: Android Phones May Still Leave Data Vulnerable After Reset

Before you sell your old Android phone, it's generally a good idea to encrypt and then wipe your phone. A new security report, however, has …

Senate votes down USA Freedom Act, putting bulk surveillance powers in jeopardy

In a midnight session, the Senate has voted down the USA Freedom Act, putting one of the legal bedrocks of the NSA's bulk surveillance programs into jeopardy. The Patriot Act is set to expire at the end of the month, and the USA Freedom Act would have extended large portions of the act in modified …

How to bring your iTunes music library onto the Samsung Galaxy S6

Chances are you have a carefully curated music collection with iTunes, but struggle with the idea of moving it all onto your Samsung Galaxy S6. We're …

Huge Blipshift sale "restomods" favorite shirt designs

Our favorite place to splurge on has tuned up some classic designs in a short-term mega-sale. Stock up and get extra stuff.<p>Blipshift is the bane and boon of many a <i>Road & Track</i> closet, crammed to bursting with tees. <i>So many tees</i>. Collectively we've probably put a few Blipshift rug rats through …

Best outdoor activities in Seattle

In most US metropolises, you have to venture miles outside the city limits to enjoy anything remotely resembling an ‘outdoor’ experience. But, in Seattle, the urban-rural juxtaposition is a little less demarcated. Here are our top picks for outdoor activities in Seattle.<p>Often referred to as the …

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Paranormal