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Train Your Brain to Get Smarter, Faster

Though we can't all hope to match Sherlock Holmes' preternatural deduction abilities and knack for witty repartee, with a little practice you can …

HereO's GPS kid's watch isn't the first of its kind, it's just cuter and cheaper

GPS leashes trackers for kids are hardly new, but damn if this isn't the cutest we've seen so far. Like other trackers of this sort, the HereO watch allows parents to create so-called safe zones around schools, et cetera, and then receive alerts should the child leave or enter the area. …

10 best password manager apps for Android

Password managers are becoming more and more popular. The ability to keep all of your passwords in one spot is highly appealing. With mobile, you can have them on you at all times and the security isn’t half bad anymore. There are tons of password managers on PC, Mac, and mobile. Here are the best …

The best alternatives to Google's own Android apps

As Android has evolved, Google's worked increasingly hard to keep users locked into its ecosystem. The search giant creates new apps, retains users by giving them a thoroughly decent out-of-the-box experience and then charges device makers for a license to embed them on their phones and tablets. …

Android Q&A - February 6, 2014

Welcome to another edition of Android Q&A! As always, we try to answer as many of your great questions as possible. In today’s show, we talk about how to use Flash on Android, whether extended batteries really work, and a lot more. Let’s get started!<p>Question 1<p><b>What is the best app to watch flash</b> …

How to transfer or sync your calendar from iPhone to Android

Gone are the days when switching between platforms was a long, complicated process we all tried to avoid. Your digital life is much simpler now, thanks to the implementation of the cloud and other great tools you can use to make your migration easier. Of course, one of the most popular transitions …

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Best Nexus 5 cases

The Nexus 5 is a great smartphone for anyone looking for a high-end device at a more-than-reasonable price, and has of course, proved to be a very popular choice. As such, there are also a number of accessories you can get your hands on to help you get the most out of your device. We’ll be focusing …

This watch puts beautifully rotating planets on your wrist

You can now have that solar system diorama you made in school on your wrist in the form of a watch. Van Cleef & Arpel have debuted a gorgeous new astronomical watch, the 44mm Midnight Planétarium, at Geneva's annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. The watch shows both numerical time and …

Twerking for Vader: Stormtroopers get down

Stormtroopers may not be able to hit the broad side of a barn when aiming at rebel scum, but they can at least hit the dance floor with impressive moves.<p>This fan-made "Star Wars" video -- "Stormtrooper Secrets - Hip Hop Twerk" -- features stormtroopers dancing and twerking their cold little hearts …

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Need for speed - What is the fastest Android browser?

We use our Android devices for everything nowadays. Calling, texting, checking email, scrolling through social media – you name it. Among those who take their mobile web browsing seriously, the choice of browser app is very crucial. Sure, it’s easy enough to stick with the browser that “comes with …

Software

3 Ways Big Data Changed Google's Hiring Process

<i>“How many gas stations are there in Manhattan?”</i> Recently, Google realized that asking job candidates this sort of question did little to predict employee performance. This has made HR managers sit up and take notice.<p>Here are three ways to use this research in your business…<p>Google is, after all, the …

7 Reasons You Won't Ever Be Successful

Dear Business Owner,<p>I’m sorry I have to be the one to tell you.<p>It would have been better coming from one of your close friends, but since they didn’t do it, I guess it falls on me.<p>You see, you have a number of nasty habits that are keeping you from being the successful business owner you always …

What is Android?

Android has evolved a lot over the years and has quickly become the dominant mobile platform across the globe. While most of us know exactly what Android is, and how to use it, there are still a number of folks that are new to Google’s mobile OS, finally ditching that old-school mobile phone or …

Drivable 500,000 piece Lego car runs on compressed air, insanity (video)

If you're still stuck on that Lego Mindstorm EV3 project, then you might have a tiny inkling of how the folks from the Super Awesome Micro Project feel. They've just pieced together a car with 500,000 of the plastic blocks that can actually hit the road, thanks to four radial engines with 256 …

Nexus 5 - 10 Tips and Tricks

October was a great month for Android fans, with the official announcement of Android 4.4 Kitkat and the subsequent launch of the Nexus 5. As always, the updated Android OS introduces a host of new features and enhancements, that allow for a smoother and faster experience.<p>Today, we’ll be taking a …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Ryan Seacrest's keyboard case turns your iPhone into a BlackBerry (video)

The market for keyboard-equipped phones may be on the wane, but don't tell that to Ryan Seacrest -- the <i>American Idol</i> host is convinced that messaging mavens need real buttons. To that end, he's jumping into hardware and launching the Typo Keyboard for the iPhone 5 and 5s. The Bluetooth case turns …

National Geographic puts more than 500 historic maps on Google

National Geographic and Google are trying to recreate the thrill of cracking open one of the magazine's signature paper maps, but in the digital world. A new project puts more than 500 of National Geographic's 800 historic maps online using Google's Maps Engine platform.<p>"People have collected our …

Tupac Shakur Gets Animated, Talks Life and Death

In 1994, <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> writer Benjamin Svetkey asked Tupac Shakur where he saw himself in 10 years.<p>“Best case: in a cemetery. Not in a …

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Nexus 5 review: the best phone $350 can buy

When you're shopping for a smartphone, what do you expect to get for less than $400 without a contract? Certainly not a top-of-the-line device, right? Until recently, that kind of price has been reserved for devices that were mid-range at best, or entry-level at worst. Ever since the gorgeous and …

Watch the Entire History of Nexus Phones in Just Three Seconds

The Nexus 5 is finally here, and it looks lovely. But it was a long road to Nexus 5 greatness, and with this GIF from the folks at GadgetLove, you …

Nexus 5 review

In this review of the Nexus 5, I will attempt to answer one simple question: is Google capable of making a flagship, best-in-class smartphone it can sell for $349 off-contract? And I don't just mean a nice, okay, swell, good, decent, better-than-the-last-one phone. I mean a phone that stacks up …

Nexus 5 specs comparison with iPhone 5S, Galaxy Note 3, LG G2, Moto X, Xperia Z1, Galaxy S4, HTC One and others

The Nexus 5 is finally official, so it’s time to compare it to some of the existing flagship smartphones out there, including Android and non-Android devices.<p>The specs of the new Nexus have not been a secret for quite a while, and Google only confirmed yesterday what we already knew from the many …

Mobile Technology

Nexus 5 bumper case and QuickCover listed as 'coming soon' on Play store

Sure, it's got a protective Gorilla Glass 3 coating, but there's only one way to <i>really</i> protect that new Nexus 5: cases. If you're breathlessly refreshing the Play store for a shot at ordering Google's new handset, you may want to check out the associated bumper case (available in black, grey, red …