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Android SDK tutorial for beginners

Android development starts with the Android SDK (Software Development Kit). While there are many different programming languages and a host of IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) you can use to create an app, the SDK is a constant.<p><i>Read Next</i>: Java tutorial for beginners<p>SDK provides a …

A beginner’s guide to understanding UX design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we write a lot about the user, the single visitor that arrives on your site or landing page and needs to be triggered and helped around. UX design helps …

Sundar Pichai: Google's rising star reaches the top (like his teacher said he would)

Last weekend, one of the most glittering alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur did not show up to give a school prize as he had promised. Sundar Pichai, then head of product at Google, begged off for reasons that became abundantly clear over the next few days: he had just …

Startup sets sights on rapid transit Hyperloop prototype by 2015

Hyperloop passenger transport capsule conceptual design rendering.<p>Prototypes of Elon Musk's high-speed "Hyperloop" transit will be ready by 2015, according to the group taking over development of the project. That's just two years after Musk first described his idea to transport humans between …

Google is building Chrome OS straight into Windows 8

Google unveiled its Chrome Apps initiative recently to launch apps that exist outside of the browser and extend its reach into more of a platform, but it looks like the company has a whole lot more planned. Over the past few weeks, Google has been updating its developer version of the Chrome …

What To Expect Before Becoming 'Engineer #1' at a Startup

“It kinda sucks to be engineer #1.”<p>That’s what a couple of my friends – engineers at Google and Bloomberg who have been following the rise of startup culture with intrigue – told me recently. They were referring to non-founder engineers, most commonly the first hire for technology businesses.<p>Often …

Can an iPhone app force you to read faster?

Velocity is the fastest way to get through your epic Pocket queue<p>"People can only read as fast as they can speak," say the makers behind Velocity, a new $2.99 speed-reading app for iOS 7. "Through silencing your inner voice," they say, you can effectively read much faster, and perhaps even raise …

Valve announces Linux-based SteamOS

SteamOS is Valve's Linux-based solution for bringing gaming to the living room, the company announced today.<p>The operating system will be available free to license for manufacturers building "living room machines," and it will also be available as a free download to users. Valve has customized Linux …

Why Would Anyone Ever Switch from Spotify to Google's New Music Service?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As expected, Google unveiled its new streaming music service at their annual I/O developers …

Android Gaming Takes Massive Leap Forward With 'Google Play Game Services'

At Google I/O this morning, Android gaming received a sorely needed shot in the arm, thanks to a new suite of APIs called Google Play Game Services.<p>Let’s face it, we’re living in a multi-device world. Android has reached a milestone of 900 million activations thus far in 2013, and more phones exist …

Nearly 75% Of All Smartphones Sold In Q1 Were Android, With Samsung At 30%; Mobile Sales Overall Nearly Flat: Gartner

Gartner has just released its Q1 figures for mobile handset sales, and the key takeaway is that Android continues to steal the show, led by handset maker Samsung. Google’s mobile platform now accounts for nearly 75% of all handset sales, a jump of almost 20 percentage points on a year ago, and …

Galaxy S4 beats all rivals in our camera tests, except in low light

Moderate light with flash<p>Unless you only ever plan on using your phone in the glorious summer sun, you'll need a camera that can cope with fading …