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Antarctic Islands Now on Google Street View

Digital adventurers around the globe can now view remote islands made famous by British explorer Earnest Shackleton’s legendary survival epic in the Antarctic, 100 years after the voyage began.<p>In early 1915, a year after the launch of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, his ship, the</i> …

Android Lollipop Hit By Big Battery Life Problem

<i>Update: Google has officially marked the bug as ‘Fixed‘ on its Android Developer Forum. Android Senior Developer Trevor Johns stated: “This issue has been fixed in the latest builds, and this issue is now considered resolved. Thanks everyone.”</i><p><i>The thread has also been locked to stop further comments</i> …

What's killing your battery? Android's top 10 performance-sapping apps

It may seem to consume every spare moment of our lives, but the world's most famous social networking app is chewing up our mobiles too, with Facebook topping a global list of the most performance-draining Android apps, which considered battery drain, storage consumption and data use.<p>But it's not …

Google Drive gets a Chrome extension for opening files directly in the right desktop app

Google today released a new Chrome extension for Google Drive aimed at making it easier to open files right from the correct desktop application. You can download the new extension now directly from the Chrome Web Store.<p>With a name like Application Launcher for Drive, it might not be clear what …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

Google Maps gets a makeover with built-in restaurant reservations

At long last, Google Maps has received the Material Design revamp that many were expecting -- and it's more than just a skin-deep upgrade. New versions of Maps' Android and iOS apps focus on the super-flat graphics and lively animations that you'd expect from Google's new design language, but they …

Luxembourg tax files: how tiny state rubber-stamped tax avoidance on an industrial scale

An unprecedented international investigation into tax deals struck with Luxembourg has uncovered the multi-billion dollar tax secrets of some of the world’s largest multinational corporations.<p>A cache of almost 28,000 pages of leaked tax agreements, returns and other sensitive papers relating to …

What Obama said, what he meant

President Barack Obama took the stage after receiving another midterm election drubbing. And he stuck to the script.<p>He didn’t take the bait when reporters tried to get him to describe the results as a “shellacking,” as he did after Democrats lost the House in 2010. And he didn’t signal any …

Netgear’s Arlo is a weatherproof HD camera for keeping tabs on your home

The $349.99 camera system now works inside your home and out<p>Two years ago Netgear bought Avaak, a small company that made tiny wireless security cameras called the Vue. It turned that into the VueZone, an entire system that it sold along with a monthly subscription service for things like storage …