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Move Over iPad mini -- New Nexus 7 Is Current Small Tablet Champ

I’ve been using the new Nexus 7 since it was announced last week and, frankly, my iPad mini is starting to look a little weak by comparison.<p>Unlike the mini, which doesn’t use the higher resolution Retina display like the latest version of its full-sized iPad and latest iPhones, the Nexus 7 has a …

Roku CEO On Google’s Chromecast: Who Wants Their Phone To Be A Remote Control?

Chromecast may be a fresh take on television streaming, but Roku isn’t worried that it will take over the market.<p>“There are many of these dongles out in the market but they are not gaining consumer adoption because they don’t provide a good experience,” says Anthony Wood, the CEO of Roku.<p>Google’s …

Smart TV

How Computer Analysis Uncovered J. K. Rowling's Secret Novel

Or, how your four-grams may be undermining your anonymous erotica-writing career<p><i>The Cuckoo's Calling</i>, a detective novel by first-time author Robert Gailbraith, just got solved in a big way. This weekend, the U.K.'s The Times reported <i>The Cuckoo's Calling</i> was actually written by J. K. Rowling, the …

‘Results may vary’ with at-home gene tests

<b>EMORY (US) —</b> Researchers find direct-to-consumer DNA test kits vary greatly in predicting disease risks, including type 2 diabetes and celiac disease.<p>…

Diabetes

Supplementing your disease: why multivitamins might be doing more harm than good

<i>The Atlantic</i> has this week published an excerpt from Dr. Paul Offit's <i>Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine</i>, which takes a closer look at the conventional wisdom underpinning the multibillion-dollar vitamin supplement industry. Offit, who is credited with …

The One True Streaming TV Device

The way to success is not to eliminate 90 percent of features and cut the price by 60 percent. Why not make the One True Streaming TV Thing?<p>Google just announced their new Chromecast device, a very small stick thing that plugs into your TV and allows you to play videos or music on your TV. It costs …

Drinking Coffee Linked To 50 Percent Lower Risk Of Suicide

The newest excuse to defend your caffeine addiction.<p>Good news for those of you already reaching for your umpteenth cup of coffee of the day.<p>According to a new study by the Harvard School of Public Health, subjects who drank two to four cups of coffee daily were 50 percent less likely to commit …

Shared.Com Takes On Mega, Dropbox With 100GB Of Free Storage Space

Share Media is a four-person, bootstrapped company that aims to take on Kim Dotcom. Their service, basically a way to drag and drop files and instantly share them with others, offers 100GB free with a file size limit of 2GB. As of this writing Kim Dotcom’s Mega has an upward limit of 50GB of …

Company that wants to be an “online Harvard” finds path to accreditation

Minerva Project, a startup aspiring to build an online Ivy League-caliber university from scratch, just checked a major item off its to-do list. On …

Google Drive for iOS adds option to open links in Chrome & Safari

Google has just updated its Google Drive app for iOS with a couple new features and performance enhancements. After adding support for opening links in native Google apps from the Chrome iOS app last week, it has now updated the Drive app with an option to open links within files in Chrome and …

Google reports 70 million Android tablet activations as it confirms app downloads have passed the 50 billion mark

It seems like just 10 weeks ago that Google was reporting a total of 900 million Android activations. Well, now the company's back, once again outdoing itself with some fresh figures. Today, we're hearing that more than 70 million Android tablets have been activated to date. Meanwhile, Google has …

New Nexus 7 is the first Android tablet to stream Netflix at 1080p

Android 4.3 makes it possible<p>The second-generation Nexus 7 is the first Android tablet to support Netflix streaming in 1080. Those buying the new flagship device won't need to wait for Full HD streaming, either: an update to Netflix for Android delivered Monday included support for the higher-res …

Google donates $600,000 to bring free WiFi to San Francisco parks

San Francisco has been striving for city-wide internet access since 2007, and with a little help from Mountain View, it's now one step closer to achieving that lofty goal. After receiving a $600,000 donation from Google, 31 public parks in one of the world's most tech-savvy cities will have free …

Chromecast vs. AirPlay: how do they compare?

Can Google finally take on one of Apple's best features?<p>Google's new Chromecast HDMI stick is a lot of things: it's a simple new way to bring internet video to your living room after the company stumbled with Google TV, it's a new platform for content creators like Netflix, and it's an interesting …

New Nexus 7 display may offer preview of iPad Mini to come

The new Nexus 7 may offer a sneak preview of the Retina display on a rumored update to the iPad Mini.<p>Google's 7-inch tablet's 1,920x1,200 display is not unlike what is expected to appear on the iPad Mini Retina, Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch told CNET.<p>In short, the Nexus 7 boasts a …

iPad Mini

New Nexus 7 up for pre-order at UK retailers, but not expected until mid September

Those who observed yesterday's Nexus 7 shenanigans from across the Atlantic may well be wondering when it'd all become relevant to them, and it seems we have the first hint of an answer. Currys and PC World now have active pre-order pages for the Google tablet, with the 16GB version priced at …

Control a dSLR camera with your Android phone or tablet

That Android phone or tablet you've got? Consider it your dSLR's best new accessory. With the help of a little adapter and an innovative app, you can use it to augment your camera, opening doors to a range of new shooting options and flexibility.<p>It's all thanks to the ever-useful USB On-the-Go …

Mobile Photography

Wow! Google’s Chromecast Is Amazingly Hackable

Google’s documentation is so far geared towards developers who want to stream media from their sites or apps, but because the device uses a stock …

Apps

New Nexus 7 pre-order available from UK retailers, release date set for September 13

The new Nexus 7 tablet is available from some UK retailers, with the device expected to ship in on September 13.<p>That certainly may sound as disappointing news for Android fans looking forward to get their hands as soon as possible on the 2013 Nexus 7.<p>The tablet is priced at £199.99 (the 16GB …

Nexus 7, Android 4.3, Chromecast Media Event - the rundown

A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. How about a video then? Our Joshua Vergara gives you the rundown of yesterday’s big Google news in one nicely packaged video. Check it out.<p>For a more in-depth rundown through the Android 4.3/Nexus 7/Chromecast event, our Nate Swanner did a pretty good …

Samsung starts producing 3GB mobile RAM; in time for Galaxy Note 3 and LG G2?

Samsung on Wednesday announced that it has started mass-producing 3GB LPDDR3 memory for smartphones, revealing that the first handsets to pack 3GB of RAM should ship in the second half of the year.<p>Previous reports did say that the company’s next flagship smartphone – the Galaxy Note 3 – will come …

Google’s Chromecast Is A Brilliant Inversion Of The Streaming TV Market

Instead of giving your TV a smartphone app interface, Google’s $35 gadget turns your smartphone, tablet, or computer into a remote control.<p>Google’s latest attempt to muscle into your television set, Chromecast, is only two inches long but it turns your streaming television experience inside …

Smart TV

Djay 2 remixes music-making on iPhone and iPad

German startup Algoriddim today announced the launch of Djay 2 for iOS, a completely re-engineered version of its immensely popular DJ app. Its most impressive feature, HD Waveform, analyzes every song in your library and color codes important parts of each song so it's simple to hop between chorus …

Samsung reportedly building new Nexus 10 tablet, arriving in the 'near future'

Samsung is lined up to once again build a 10-inch Nexus tablet for Google, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>'s Amir Efrati. The new Nexus 10 should be arriving "in the near future," Efrati said, after reportedly learning the details from Android and Chrome lead Sundar Pichai. Last year, Google …

Google TV isn't dead, will support Google Cast with update this year

Google may have released its AirPlay-like Chromecast dongle yesterday, but that doesn't mean that its fledgling Google TV platform is dead yet. The team behind the streaming TV platform says that "we believe there is ample room for both products to exist and succeed," and employee Warren Rehman …

All of These Google Chromecast Ads Are Awesome

Lots of smart people I know are very, very excited about Chromecast, Google’s new TV-streaming gadget.<p>I think it’s pretty cool, too. But only as an …