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5 Android shortcuts you'll wish you knew all along

​While Android doesn't have keyboard shortcuts, these time-saving tips are the next best thing.<p>Whether you're just getting started with Android, or a seasoned user, these are the five shortcuts you should be using right now.<p>Bypass unlocking your phone (when it's safe)<p>This feature in the <b>Lock screen</b> …

Company Invents Gun That Folds Up to Look Like a Cellphone

A Minnesota company has invented a handgun that folds up to look just like a smartphone.<p>The .380-caliber pistol, called Ideal Conceal, will be available later this year and "will be virtually undetectable because it hides in plain sight," Ideal Conceal says on its website.<p>In locked position, the …

EgyptAir Hijacking: Hostage Taker Arrested in Cyprus After Plane Diverted

A hijacker who took dozens of hostages aboard a commercial jet over what appeared to be a "personal" matter involving a woman was arrested after an hours-long standoff Tuesday, authorities said.<p>The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Cyprus confirmed around 7:45 a.m. ET that all of the passengers and …

How the West gets Muslims wrong in video games

Muslim blood is cheap.<p>It’s easy to depict Muslims as the villains in video games these days. How we show Muslims in video games is slanted in a way that reflects the storytelling biases of Westerners who don’t follow Islam. And the voices and perspectives of a minority group that consists of more …

Android “microG” aims to cut out Google (sort of)

A group of freedom-fighters wishes to bring a truly open Android to the masses without Google apps. While the average Android user might assume that …

Samsung accidentally reveals the Galaxy S7 Active

A Samsung app has leaked the existence of a new smartphone from the company, the Galaxy S7 Active. The previously unknown phone appears in a long list of supported devices in the Google Play listing for the Samsung Level app, spotted by <i>SamMobile</i>.<p>The Active range of Galaxy phones was born out of …

Phones

Google somehow got through China’s firewall for nearly two hours last night

For a brief spell last night, uncensored Google search was alive and kicking within China’s borders. For roughly 105 mins, according to the <i>South China Morning Post</i>, residents inside the People’s Republic had free, unrestricted use of Google’s popular search domain.<p>China’s government level …

Facebook Messenger tips and tricks: from notifications to locations

There's a few little used features in Facebook Messenger that really deserve some more attention. In this article, we'll share our favorite tips and …

Rogues gallery: how photographers are targeting the 1%

When the London riots kicked off in 2011, Daniel Mayrit was living in Tottenham, and he witnessed violent events on his doorstep. A few months later, he received a police leaflet in the post featuring faces of the alleged participants, taken from CCTV cameras, which asked neighbours to help …

Google Street View

Click Your Heels to Order a Taxi

We’ve all found ourselves trapped in an awkward dinner situation where we want nothing more than to be rescued by a “important call.”<p>A new device called Dorothy might be able to come your rescue. A different take on wearables made by iStrategyLabs, Dorothy works by attaching a ‘Ruby’ (a small …

This ferrofluid artwork follows you until you look at it

Eye Catcher is an animated work of art that will follow passersby, trying to catch their attention and interaction.<p>If you gaze into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you. Or, in this case, an adorable, minimalist facsimile of a face, rendered in patches of ferrofluid -- nanoparticles of …

British Spy Agency GCHQ Launches Cryptography App

British intelligence agency GCHQ has today launched an app called Cryptoy that is aimed at teaching secondary school-age children (and their teachers) about cryptography.<p>While it’s available freely for anyone with an Android tablet to download (no Android phones or iOS devices supported at the …

The Hemingwrite Might Just Be A Solution For Distracted Writers Everywhere

Acclaimed for his simple style, Ernest Hemingway was economical when it came to the tools of his craft. All he needed to write, he said, was "[t]he blue-backed notebooks, the two pencils and the pencil sharpener (a pocket knife was too wasteful), the marble-topped tables, the smell of <i>café crèmes</i>, …

Moscase Is Like Batman’s Utility Belt For Your iPhone

The average phone case is basically a piece of plastic that protects your device when you drop it. But what if you could add modular features to your iPhone like a heart rate monitor, a grappling hook, or a backup battery? Now you can.<p>Moscase comes to use from Hungary and is being crowdfunded to …

Ohio Cop Refuses to Resort to Deadly Force: 'I Wanted to Be Absolutely Sure'

A rookie Ohio cop is being praised for "great restraint and maturity" after he held off using deadly force against a double murder suspect who charged at him, his police chief said.<p>In a confrontation Thursday with a man accused of killing his fiancee and his best friend, New Richmond Police Officer …

Law Enforcement

11 More Awesome Spotify Tips and Tricks You're Probably Not Using

Even if you listen to Spotify every day, there are tons of features you may not know about. Whether you want to show off the songs you’re listening …

Music

Ontario family denied residency over son’s Down syndrome | The Star

An Ontario university professor who has applied for permanent residency in Canada is facing the prospect of having to leave the country because his …

Canada

This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick

A flexible and easy-to-wear temporary tattoo could help diabetics manage their condition without daily finger pricks.<p>Engineers from the University of …

Physicists find signs of four-neutron nucleus

The suspected discovery of an atomic nucleus with four neutrons but no protons has physicists scratching their heads. If confirmed by further …

Telltale's Batman series begins this Summer

Telltale is doing a Batman series, in case you'd forgotten, and har har Robin Will Remember That. Or maybe not—A few details about its latest …

Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S is thin, powerful and ready to work

If you look at Samsung’s new TabPro S and think, “a Surface pro knock-off,” you’re not looking in the right direction. Samsung modeled this tablet/PC …

Gear & Gadgets

Forget the Small iPhone. Is Apple Going Charger-Free?

Apple might be ready to ditch some of its charger cords by 2017 with a plan to charge next-generation smartphones through the air.<p>Apple analyst …

Samsung Ads Show Famous Artists Taking Selfies To Create Iconic Self-Portraits

<b>To promote</b> its compact mirrorless camera NX Mini, Samsung has launched a creative ad campaign that features some of history’s most famous …

This New Netflix Hack Lets You Get Even More Out Of Your Streaming

If you thought "Gilmore Girls" was the only thing awesome thing coming to Netflix this month, prepare to be left speechless.<p>Lifehacker has just unveiled a new add-on for Chrome that lets you to take your streaming to the next level. Flix Plus lets users customize their Netflix experience, providing …