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Google will strip Oracle's Java code out of Android

Google has confirmed that it will no longer use proprietary Java application programming interfaces (APIs) from Oracle in future versions of Android, according to <i>VentureBeat</i>. Instead, it will switch to OpenJDK, an open-source version of Oracle's own Java Development Kit. While you might ask, "Who …

First-look review: Microsoft Surface Book is both a giant tablet and a lap-friendly laptop

Microsoft’s Surface Book is a good first step to combine a tablet with a lap-friendly keyboard.<p>My first impression when picking up the Surface Book was “wow, this is big.” Its 13.5-inch display makes it close to a 14-inch laptop in size. But what’s really big is the keyboard. This is a full-sized …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft begins internal development of Windows 'Redstone'

It was earlier this year that we broke news about Redstone, the next major update coming to Windows 10. Now, according to sources, it appears that …

Toshiba’s new DynaPad is a thinner and lighter rival to Microsoft's Surface

But not as powerful as Microsoft's Surface Pro 4<p>Toshiba's first DynaPad, released in 1993, came at a time when touchscreen tablets were new to the tech world. The Japanese company's new DynaPad — a Windows 10 two-in-one officially announced today after a prototype appeared at IFA 2015 last month — …

Gear & Gadgets

Everything you need to know about the mysterious cosmic phenomenon astrophysicists call a 'white hole'

So what in the universe is a white hole?<p>It's imagination day, and we're going to talk about fantasy creatures. Like unicorns, but even rarer. Like leprechauns, but even more fantastical!<p>Today, we're going to talk about white holes. Before we talk about white holes, let's talk about black holes.<p>And …

Physics

Microsoft's Surface chief wants a consistent design across devices

Microsoft’s Panos Panay had a big week. Ever the entertainer, Panay appeared at Microsoft’s devices event earlier this week to introduce two new Lumia handsets, a Surface Pro 4, and the Surface Book. It was a massive event that even included a demo of Microsoft's HoloLens headset and a new wearable …

With Reactions, Facebook Supercharges The Like Button With 6 Empathetic Emoji

In September, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made some waves when he hinted Facebook was working on a way to expand its famous Like button — not by adding the much-fabled “dislike” option, but by making it way more empathetic, expressing sadness and other emotions. Today, Facebook is taking the wraps …

Microsoft Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro Specs Review: Which Computer Is Worth Buying?

Microsoft has made a huge impression when it unveiled its new Surface Book, and this titan computer is now being touted as a tough competitor for …

MacBook Pro

Surface Book: Top 10 features of Microsoft's Windows 10 laptop | V3

<b>1. Microsoft's first laptop</b><p>Microsoft surprised everyone with the launch of the Surface Book, not just because the firm managed to keep its existence …

Can you spot EARTH in this stunning image? If you think you can, prepare to be ASTONISHED

GETTYOur sun, the tiny white speck bottom left, shown next to red hyper giant VY Canis Majoris<p>This staggering image shows how our sun - which is so …

Universe

Microsoft gave us a glimpse at what the future of computers could look like

It was technically the mobile version of Windows 10, but you couldn't tell at first glance. It was being up-scaled by Microsoft's magic feature, called Continuum, to look like a normal desktop operating system.<p>Roper opened the iconic Windows Start menu, he used Microsoft Office apps like Word and …

Gear & Gadgets

This programmer made a hilarious ‘Volkswagen’ tool to help bad code pass quality tests

"Your primary objective is to ship more code to the world. No need to be slowed down by regressions or new bugs that happen during development," writes VW Phpunit author and French PHP programmer Hugues Maignol on the project's GitHub page.<p>Basically, VW Phpunit is an extension for PHPUnit, a …

PHP

Why You Should Just Learn JavaScript Already

It's pretty clear which programming language you should tackle first.<p>Filed Under Math & Style<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to …

NASA spacecraft discovers blue sky, red ice on Pluto

The sky over Pluto may not be sunny, but it's undoubtedly blue.<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft discovered Pluto's blue sky during the historic flyby of the icy dwarf planet in July. The images of Pluto's atmospheric haze were beamed down last week and released by NASA on Thursday.<p>The particles in …

Space Science

The 5 countries with the most top-ranked colleges for computer science

American universities dominated US News' global ranking, with 181 schools making the overall list of 750. For their computer science ranking, US News looked at 250 universities.<p>"These subject-specific rankings — which are not of academic majors, departments or specific schools at universities, such …

Online Education

Microsoft's next tablet is superior to the Surface Pro 3 in every single way

The Surface Pro 4, introduced on Tuesday, blows away its predecessor in pretty much every single way.<p>The Surface Pro 4 is faster, thinner, lighter, and more functional than the Surface Pro 3. Microsoft even gave special attention to the accessories, redesigning the Surface Pro 4's keyboard and …

Gear & Gadgets