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Suddenly, everyone's making computers you strap to your face. Here's a rundown of all the big players.

A bunch of companies seem to believe that computers you wear on your face are the next big thing.<p>This week, hardware maker HTC and PC game technology company Valve demonstrated theirs, called Vive, and it was met with wild rapturous applause from tech writers.<p>But how is it any different than …

Google Calendar for Android lets you link files to events

Want to make sure everyone at your next shindig has a copy of the itinerary? You'll probably want to snag the updated version of Google Calendar for Android, then. The refreshed app lets you associate Google Drive files with events -- you don't have to send that big presentation in a separate …

Astronomers Find Supermassive Black Hole 12 Billion Times Size of the Sun

Astronomers say they have have discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how they grow. Scientists said this black hole was formed about 900 million years after the Big Bang. But with measurements indicating it is 12 billion times the size of the sun, the black hole …

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Android Circuit: Sabotaging The Galaxy S6 Story, Xiaomi Defeats Samsung, Sony Abandons Android

Taking a look back at the week’s news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including Samsung’s battery issues and the potential of wireless charging, the story J.K. Shin could tell the press at MWC, Sony abandons Android and its Xperia smartphones, …

Google Glass is going to get a complete redesign

If you thought the eye-wearable device Google Glass is dead, think again! The new team at Google Glass wants to "redesign the product from scratch …

Google partners with Microsoft to fight false positives in the antivirus industry

Google today announced “trusted source,” a project to address the problem of false positives in the antivirus industry. The company has already started working with Microsoft to help minimize the issue on Windows.<p>The aim is simple: to have software developers share the files in their catalog for …

A Canadian Movie Theater Plans To Offer Special Screenings For People With Autism

With the increasing attraction of watching movies at home constantly threatening to cut into their bottom line, theaters are, or at least should be, looking for novel ways to keep the movie-going experience relevant. One Canadian chain is taking an interesting approach:<p>Cineplex Entertainment is …

Forget taking notes, this Bluetooth headset captures your calls

Journalists everywhere will weep with joy if this Bluetooth recording device comes to fruition (at least this one will). We're talking about Bluewire, a headset that records both sides of a smartphone or VoIP conversation over Bluetooth. That means if you're a reporter, lawyer or anyone else who …

Indian Messaging App Hike Rolls Out Free Voice-Calling Before WhatsApp

Just three weeks after announcing the acquisition of Zip Phone, India-based messaging app Hike has updated its Android app with a voice-calling feature. When Hike bought Y Combinator-backed Zip Phone, which allows users to make Wi-Fi-enabled phone calls, CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal said that it would …

Google's Real-time Voice Translation Service is on the Way

Following the launch of Microsoft’s Skype Translator service, Google will soon update its mobile translation app to recognize speech in a range of languages and turn it into text, reports The New York Times.<p>Google will announce the update to its Android app soon, according to the report. The new …

Canon's new wireless Connect Station will grab and store photos from your camera

What's the best way to get photos and video off your camera? Whether it's SD cards or wireless transfer, most methods end up using your computer as a hub for storing and sorting through it all. Today at CES, Canon unveiled a new hub that could change that. It's called the Connect Station CS100, …

HP announces its first 5K display — but it will cost you

5K is a first for HP<p>High-resolution displays are quickly becoming the norm, and HP is introducing a handful of new ones today to give buyers even more options. The company is expanding its display line with the addition of two 4K models and its first 5K model. It's also introducing an extra-wide …

Android Studio now includes tie-ins to the Google public cloud

Google says Android mobile app developers can now develop backend services at the same time that they work on the client-side app.<p>The company says today that its Cloud Tools for Android Studio enables developers to simultaneously build the service- and client-side of your mobile app.<p>Earlier this …

10 things to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

The first things to know about the Note Edge before you consider buying<p>With its crazy curved design and intriguing software, the Galaxy Note Edge is …

Android 5.0.1 factory image now available for Nexus 5

If you’ve been waiting for the official update to Android 5.0.1 to roll out to your Nexus 5, wait no longer. If you are technically inclined you can …

6 'Star Wars' Technologies That May Not Be So Far, Far Away

From landspeeders to lightsabers<p>The trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> may be just 88 seconds long, but it still manages to pack a punch. (Some of us have even spent <i>way</i> too long dissecting the entire thing.) Personally, among my favorite parts of <i>Star Wars</i>—and there are many—is the amazing …

Intel processor could be in next-gen Google Glass as chipmaker eyes wearables

Intel has its eyes on one of the biggest prizes in wearable technology as reports say it will provide the chip for the next generation of Google Glass.<p>The current model of Glass contains a processor made by Texas Instruments. Left behind in the market for mobile processors, Intel wants to establish …

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Google Unseats Apple In U.S. Classrooms As Chromebooks Beat iPads

As of the third quarter of 2014, Chromebooks have displaced iPads as the most popular new devices shipping to U.S. schools. This is a huge win for Google in a market historically dominated by Apple and Microsoft. According to the <i>Financial Times</i> and IDC, “Google shipped 715,500 of the low-cost …

Dark social: Facebook is less than one-third of all social sharing

Chrome Will Start Blocking All Remaining NPAPI Plugins In January

Starting in January 2015, Google’s Chrome browser will block all old-school Netscape Plug-In API (NPAPI) plugins. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise, given that Google started its efforts to remove NPAPI plugins more than a year ago.<p>Over the last year, Google went from recommending that …

IGX 2017: Here are the highlights for the annual gaming expo in 2017- Tech Pictures, Firstpost

<2/13<p>Similar to the last year, Sony had a large presence at the Expo with booths dedicated to AAA console titles, VR titles and PlayLink games. …

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BlackBerry and Samsung team up to beef up security on Samsung devices

At an enterprise event in San Francisco on Thursday, Samsung and BlackBerry announced a partnership that couples Samsung's Knox platform with BlackBerry's enterprise know-how. It's all built on BlackBerry's upcoming BlackBerry Enterprise Services 12 platform, and aims to bolster Android security by …

Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android

There's no such thing as a free lunch, or is there?<p>Microsoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer …

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Classic Macs turned into modern furniture

The Apple Power Mac G5 was a classic computer of the early millennium, but for all of its strengths — besides its gorgeous design, it was the fastest Mac in Apple's lineup when it was released in 2003 — it didn't last: the G5 family was retired in 2006 for the Mac Pro. The rest is recent …

Google's redesigned Gmail app supports Yahoo and Outlook accounts

Gmail wants to manage all your email accounts<p>Google has been updating a number of its Android apps with its new material design recently, and it looks like Gmail will be the latest to get a visual overhaul shortly. <i>Android Police</i> has obtained early access to Gmail 5.0 for Android, and there’s a …

5 Things Your Parents Taught You That Are Totally Wrong

These familiar warnings just don't pan out<p>When you were a kid, your mom and dad dispensed plenty of wisdom that still checks out, like “don’t forget to wear clean underwear every day.” (Thanks for that one, guys.) Not every piece of parental advice holds up, though. Here are five classic warnings …

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1 Million People Have Signed Up for the Windows 10 Preview

The preview version of Windows 10 has been available for just two weeks but it has already been downloaded by 1 million users.<p>The Windows 10 …

Your Gadgets' Best Friend: The SeV Revolution Plus TEC Jacket [Review]

I love the changing of the seasons. In fact October is one of my favorite months here in the US. From coast to coast, temperatures are cooling down, trees are lighting up with brilliant colors, and there's a refreshing nip to the air. With the return of the cooler weather, many of us are rummaging …

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