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Making an app with no programming experience: what are your options?

Android app development has grown exponentially since the Google Play store was launched in 2008 as Android Market. Today, there are estimated to be over 1.6 million apps on the Play Store, and 1.4 million apps on the iOS App Store, with a combined total download exceeding 200 billion. For more …

Apps

Sugary drinks linked to 25,000 deaths in the U.S. each year

By contributing to obesity and, through that, to<p>diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks appears to claim the lives of about 25,000 American adults yearly and is linked worldwide to the deaths of 180,000 each year, new research says.<p>Low- and …

Diabetes

FLIR's thermal camera is out for iOS, Android to follow

That second-gen FLIR One thermal camera we saw earlier this year is now available for iPhones and iPads, with the Android version shipping in July. If the last time you've heard about it was back in 2014, this might come as a surprise, as the first-gen camera was embedded in an iPhone 5/5s case. …

An Android is peeing on the Apple logo in Google Maps (updated)

<b>Update at 8:00 a.m. PST</b>: Google has removed the image and issued a statement.<p>“The vast majority of users who edit our maps provide great contributions, such as mapping places that have never been mapped before, or adding new business openings or address changes,” a Google spokesperson told …

Google Maps

Daylight saving time is one big experiment for scientists

To some people, the transition to daylight saving time means a few days of sleep deprivation, or the chance to leave work before the sky is completely dark. To others, it's a perfect opportunity to conduct scientific research.<p>Not just sleep-related research. If you ever wondered whether changing …

Time Management

Vienna Is Going To Build A 25-Story Skyscraper Out Of Wood

Why the idea isn't as crazy as it sounds<p>Next year in Vienna, architects will start working on a 275-foot-tall building made almost entirely out of wood. <i>The Guardian</i> reports that the approximately 25-story building will cost 60 million Euros ($67 million) and will save 2,800 tons of carbon emissions …

Yep, that tablet at bedtime really is messing with your sleep

New study links screen use at night with less REM sleep<p>If you’re reading a book before bed, what do you reach for: a paperback, a tablet, or an e-reader? The choice you make will have an effect on your sleep, and if you answered either of the last two then you probably already know the news isn't …

RelativeWave Gets Acquired By Google And Starts Giving Its $80 App Design Tool Away For Free

RelativeWave, creators of an $80 “interaction design and prototyping” Mac app called Form, has been acquired by Google. As a result, Form is now free.<p>In case you’ve never used it, Form is a visual editor meant to help designers/developers make visually-functional prototypes of apps without writing …

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

Kickstarter Sensation Sense Delays Sleep Tracking Gadget

Sense, the incredible sleep-tracking gadget that blew through its Kickstarter goals, receiving $2.1 million, has been delayed until February 2015.<p>An email sent out to Kickstarter backers earlier this week from James Proud, CEO at Hello (the company that created Sense), said that the company has …