Nithish Addepalli

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The Two Mindsets and the Power of Believing That You Can Improve

Carol Dweck studies human motivation. She spends her days diving into why people succeed (or don’t) and what’s within our control to foster …

Self-improvement

How graphene, a nearly magic material, could revolutionize automobiles

Carbon is the basis of life as we know it. It’s been there from the very beginning, churning and boiling in the nuclei of giant stars, before …

2015: Montblanc Just Got Smarter

Montblanc starts the New Year with a smart move: just two hours into 2015, the brand unveiled the new Montblanc Timewalker Urban Speed e-Strap watch line.<p>Mind you, since Jerome Lambert (previously CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre) took over the helm of Montblanc in late 2013, we have seen many great …

Watches

60 of the Best Android Apps Launched in 2014

Android really came into its own in 2014, with the Material Design language, several great devices, and most importantly, scores of brilliant apps for the platform.<p>Here are our favorites that launched this year. You can view all 60 on one (very long) page here.<p>Photos and Video<p>Dropbox’s clever …

What Do Your Mobile Habits Say About You?

<i>Ran Avrahamy is the Head of Marketing at</i> <i>AppsFlyer</i><i>, the cross-platform App Analytics.</i><p>Do you obsessively check your smartphone? More and more today, we walk into classrooms, restaurants, offices or any physical space full of people and even if Michael Jackson reanimated and walked into the room, no …

Why the War Between Apple and Android is Over

This is Tim Cook's Apple now—and Cook vehemently disdains litigation.<p>I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of …

Tim Cook

Project Ara slated for launch in early 2015

Given the recent developer conference announcement, we realized Google is quite intent on turning Project Ara into an actual product for sale. What …

If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Wrong

You can already reach for your phone, ask Google a question, and receive the answer within seconds.<p>The forthcoming generation of wireless technology will be even faster, but it's not just about sheer speed.<p>The next major network upgrade will solve one of the most aggravating problems we experience …

Make your Android Device Smarter with these Handy Apps

The leap from feature phones to smartphones didn’t happen overnight. Slowly but steadily, our phones grew smarter and smarter until they’d become capable enough that we could fulfil most of our computing needs on these pocket-sized devices. The onset of powerful third-party apps spurred that …

Android L vs iOS 8: Developer Preview Showdown

6 small changes in Android L that make a big difference

Most of the posts floating around the web about Android L release have focused on revamped notifications, the new recent menu changes, the death of Dalvik, the new material design, Android for Work and other hard hitters that were showcased during the Google I/O 2014 keynote.<p>After playing around …

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone

In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison bulb hangs from a wire, over some simple IKEA furniture and a table with Lego blocks on it. The blocks …

Samsung Galaxy S5: Fingerprint Authentication to Pay with PayPal

Following Samsung’s official unveiling of the Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Conference 2014 in Barcelona, PayPal has announced it will be the first global payments company to support the device’s mobile fingerprint authentication technology. As a result, Samsung Galaxy S5 owners will be able to use …

More Samsung Galaxy Android 4.4 KitKat Details Revealed

Samsung has already started to roll out the Android 4.4 KitKat update to a couple of their devices, and now we have some information on some other …

Snapdragon 805 (Adreno 420 GPU) video demos show what late 2014 Android devices will do

Qualcomm has recently unveiled the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 flagship system-on-chip (SoC) that will equip various devices later this year, and the company showcased the powers of the new chip to a publication.<p><i>Engadget</i> visited Qualcomm’s headquarters and was shown what the new SoC can do. Using a …

Mobile

The year in reviews: 2013's best and worst gadgets scored and scrutinized

Fun fact: Engadget reviewed 176 products in 2013, and that's not even counting the umpteen times we got hands-on with stuff at tradeshows and press events.<p>In general, we try to review just the top-tier gadgets, but even then, some of it ends up being forgettable. (Can you name-check everything we …

The best Windows 8 apps to begin 2014 (Part One)

You might have just picked up a great new Windows 8 machine for the holidays, or perhaps you’ve been using one for a while now; either way – we have …

AOKP KitKat (4.4.2) Nightlies Are Now Available For Various Nexus, Galaxy, One, And Xperia Devices

Typically Christmas day is a slow one for technology news, but apparently the good folks at the Android Open Kang Project have dragged their coding …

The best and worst of smartphones in 2013: Gearing up for the next big thing

When it comes to smartphones, 2013 was all about what comes next.<p>Just look at how long each of the major players have been on the market: Six years for Apple’s iPhone, five years for Android, and three years for Windows Phone. Smartphones are mainstream — gone is the luster of carrying a powerful …

New Ubuntu developer preview feature allows users to dual boot with Android

Canonical has offered developer previews of the smartphone flavor of Ubuntu since February 2013, but today the company released a new feature that …

Canonical’s two-for-one holiday special: Dual-booting Ubuntu and Android

Just in time for the holiday season, Canonical has a technical preview available for people to run both Ubuntu Touch and Android on a mobile device, …

Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 2018

With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, …

Phones

Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update put on hold, Samsung confirms

The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 has been officially put on hold, Samsung confirmed to a publication, after many device owners reported several performance and battery issues with the handset following the software upgrade in the UK.<p>Released only a few days ago, the Android 4.3 …

Report: Samsung smartphone with wrap-around display coming in 2014

For years now we’ve been hearing about flexible displays and how they will eventually revolutionize the mobile world as we know it. After a long wait, we are now even starting to see the very first commercial devices with flexible display technology: the Samsung Galaxy Round and LG G Flex.<p>Let’s be …

CyanogenMod Installer now in Google Play store

One of Android's biggest hang-ups could be going the way of the rotary phone, thanks to a new app released on Tuesday by CyanogenMod.<p>The first app published by CyanogenMod since it received $7 million in funding and incorporated in September is the CyanogenMod Installer, which streamlines …

Upp is a $199 hydrogen fuel cell for USB devices that lets you fill up instead of plugging in

Hydrogen fuel cells have been helping astronauts for nearly half a century already, so it's about time they became small enough -- and cheap enough -- to be of use to everyone else. That's exactly what Intelligent Energy claims to have achieved with its the latest fuel cell system, called the …

What is the next major breakthrough for smartphones?

Has the pace of innovation been slowing down lately? We’re used to incremental improvements to the existing technology in our smartphones, but big, bold moves are much more exciting. Our expectations are higher than ever. There have been some interesting developments in the last year. Sony has …

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