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This Dongle Lets You Instantly Transfer Files Between Android And iPhone

Here’s something you don’t see often: It’s an Android phone sporting a 30-pin connector. <i>Blasphemy! Heretical!</i> Nonsense. PhotoFast’s i-FlashDrive, which allows fast transfer of files between Android and iOS, is here to promote peace and understanding between all — even the heathenish …

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Inside India’s Aadhar, The World’s Biggest Biometrics Database

India’s Unique Identification project, also known as Aadhar, earlier this week finished capturing demographic and biometric data of over half a billion residents–the largest biometric project of its kind currently in the world.<p>It’s been a multi-year effort not without its critics among privacy and …

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 …

Now Is a Horrible Time To Buy a Laptop

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but we've got just one piece of advice: <b>WAIT</b>. This is a …

14-Year-Old Discovers iPad Smart Cover Magnets Can Shut Off Implanted Defibrillators

A fourteen-year-old has discovered that the tiny magnets inside the iPad can inadvertently shut off implanted defibrillators if the device is left on the chest, such as might happen if the user falls asleep with the iPad lying on them.<p>Apple builds magnets into every iPad it sells for use with its …

Rumored Sony i1 could rule the Android roost this fall

Early details for the upcoming Sony smartphone suggest one of the most powerful Androids to date.<p>Sony may forgo the Xperia branding and adopt the new One Sony branding for this fall's flagship smartphone, according to various reports. Rumored to be called the Sony i1, the possibly forthcoming …

What to expect from Android Key Lime Pie

Google should unveil a new version of its mobile OS next week. Here's some of what we may see this time around, and also down the line.<p>With Google's I/O developer conference just a week away, all eyes are on the company's plans for the next version of Android.<p>For much of the last year we expected …

"New Nexus 7" specs outed by analyst? Android 4.3, Snapdragon S4 Pro, and more

<i>Nexus 7 (2012 model) vs Nexus 10 (2012 model)</i><p>An analyst says that Google will unveil a second-generation Nexus 7 tablet at Google I/O next week sporting superior specs compared to its predecessor, while being equally affordable.<p><i>KGI Securities</i> analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has sent out a research note …

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Paul Mason: Excess skin plea from man once labelled world's fattest

<b>A man once labelled the world's fattest has released naked photographs of his body to warn others "how bad things can get" and to plead for medical help.</b><p>At his heaviest, Paul Mason weighed 70 stone (444kg) and was confined to the bed of his bungalow in Ipswich.<p>He now weighs about 24 stone (152kg) …

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