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Sony SmartWatch 2 unveiled: a water-resistant 'second screen' for Android devices

Sony's taking a second stab at the fledgling wearable category it helped pioneer with today's announcement of the SmartWatch 2. The Android-powered wristwatch retains the familiar remote functionality of its predecessor (i.e., allowing users to answer calls, read email and texts, snap photos, …

A Pyramid in the Middle of Nowhere Built To Track the End of the World

A huge pyramid in the middle of nowhere tracking the end of the world on radar. An abstract geometric shape beneath the sky without a human being in …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 begins Android 4.4 KitKat rollout in Poland

Sometimes, even the most massive of updates have humble beginnings. This is the case with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, a device that offered Android 4.3 Jelly Bean upon its debut. We all figured it was just a matter of time before an upgrade to 4.4 KitKat became available to users, and it appears …

HTC confirms One X and X+ won't be upgraded to Android 4.3 or higher

It looks like Android 4.2.2 will be the end of the upgrade roadmap for the HTC One X and X+, two of the company's primary flagship phones in 2012. The phone maker tweeted out -- and later confirmed to the press -- that neither handset will be upgraded to Android 4.3 or anything newer. As …

Sony Xperia Z1S Review: Big Camera In a Sleek Package

Sony finally got one mostly right when it came to tablets last year, but the Japanese company has struggled more with phones. The Xperia Z is the …

Phones

Scientists will recreate part of a dying star here on Earth

A team of astronomers and engineers want to reproduce the atmosphere of a red giant like the one you are seeing in this Hubble image—right here on …

Universe

Scientists Unearth The Truth Behind Ultra-Creepy Earthquake Lights

Have you ever heard of "earthquake lights"? I've spent a good chunk of my life in shake-happy coastal California and this phenomenon is news to …

Astronomers may have detected the first moon outside a star system

Good news, everyone! We may have detected our first exomoon outside a solar system. It orbits a gas giant 1800 light years away from us, and it's …

Astronomy

Santa Tracker app arrives to Google Play, Chromecast support in tow

Just last week Google re-launched its Santa Tracker website in time for the holidays, promising that an official Android app would be rolling out sometime in mid-December.<p>The day has finally come, and the app has now arrived to the Play Store. As you would expect, the app itself is free (with no …

Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 Lite has entered mass-production

A new report from South Korea, Samsung is going with its Galaxy Note 3 Lite plans, as the phone has already entered the mass-production phase.<p><i>ETNews</i> reports that the company wants the phone to account for 30% of the total number of future Galaxy Note 3 sales, but, as expected, nothing is coming …

Shape-shifting Android lockscreen Cover now available

Cover, the contextual lockscreen replacement for Android, is now available to download for free from the Google Play Store. Cover uses information such as the time of day and your location to provide you with quick access to the apps that are most relevant to you at a given time. It also offers a …

Google Keyboard Updated With Accent Color Theme Changer, Now Allows Users To Choose Blue Or White [APK Download]

Google's default Android keyboard has typically emphasized simplicity over anything else, but it has picked up quite a few new nice features over the …

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Fleksy wants to become your new iOS keyboard, everywhere

Can a software keyboard startup succeed where others failed?<p>In 2007, early iPhone users had a problem. They wanted to take a snippet of text from one place to another, and their phones wouldn't let them do it. It would take until midway through 2009 for copy and paste to arrive as part of a …

Apple’s iPhone 5s is Still the Top Selling Smartphone in the U.S.

- Dec 12, 2013<p>Apple continues to rule the smartphone sales roost, as their iPhone 5s and its lower-price sibling the iPhone 5c, took two of the top …

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How to Make Your Own Glowing Light Bulbs That Don't Need Electricity

If remembering to keep an emergency flashlight charged is beyond your responsible capabilities, here's a great tutorial on how to make another backup …

Google Search

A map showing which countries own the most guns

Quick what does the United States have in common with Serbia and Yemen? No, not just that they all have the vowel E in them. No, not because they …

Yemen

The North Pole Is Now a Lake

If you think these images from the North Pole look more like a lake than the snow-covered expanse you'd expect, that because it is is—the North Pole …

North Pole

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Wow These Unbelievable 3D Drawings Are Actually Drawn in 2D

My eyes are telling me that this is 3D art. My brain is telling me that these are 3D drawings. My entire being believes that this is crafted in 3D. …

Drawing

Sony's Upcoming i1 (Honami) Phone Running Snapdragon 800 Will Shoot 4K Video, Debut A New Sony UI

The company hasn't confirmed the device even exists yet, but a supposed system dump from Sony's next-generation flagship phone has some interesting …

Android 4.3's New Notification Service: Read, Dismiss, And Press Action Buttons From Other Apps; Imagine The Wearable Computing Possibilities!

I totally missed this in my Android 4.3 teardown, but luckily there are some fellow tinkerers out there, namely Kevin of TeslaCoil Software (maker of …

Sony Music Unlimited for iOS gains offline mode, 320 Kbps streams

Sony Music Unlimited is still a relative newbie on the iOS scene, but users will soon find a new revision that brings high-quality streaming and offline playback to the fold. According to Sony, version 1.3 of Music Unlimited for iOS is just around the bend, which will bring the ability to download …

BlackBerry releases Secure Work Space for iOS and Android (video)

Paranoid corporate types living in fear of bring-your-own-device employees can soon relax: BlackBerry has just launched its Secure Work Space app, right on schedule. It'll allow organizations to manage and secure Google and Apple devices through BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) 10, which forms …

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: hands-on with a 6.4-inch Android phone (update: video)

Sony's been explaining the design story behind its new Xperia range at a UK briefing, how it's trying to balance both the dematerialization of tech (touchscreens, gesture interfaces) and a design that's both desirable and beautiful -- and Sony's certainly got the latter down on its new smartphone. …

Pebble Android App update brings Google Hangouts notifications

With all the work that Google's put into Hangouts lately, it'd be a shame to miss out when you're pinged to join one, no? If you happen to be sporting a Pebble smartwatch that scenario will be less likely, as version 1.8.2 of its Android app has arrived with notifications for the chat service. …

Viral image host Imgur launches official Android app

Imgur finally has an official mobile app for showcasing its deep archive of user-uploaded viral photos. After a few months of beta testing, the company's free Android app is now <i>officially</i> available from Google Play. Like the regular site — which soared to popularity as the preferred image host for …

Three Galaxy Tab 3 tablets coming in early July

On July 7, Samsung will release no less than three new Galaxy Tab 3 tablets in 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inch screen sizes.<p>The 7-incher ships with a $199 price tag and 8GB of internal storage. While both the 8-inch and 10.1-inch versions include 16GB of storage with prices at $299 and $399, …

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