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Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon layer of glistening black worms in an orderly grid. With a knot of pipes and wires rising up to a big hopper, it looks like a high-tech liquorice production line. But this could be the …

HTC, Samsung lead new innovation with smart gloves

HTC and Samsung are always competing to see who can come up with the next big hit, but sometimes they both have the same idea at once. …

Top 10 most popular Android apps from last week: Dollarbird, HTC BlinkFeed

Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When …

Tech that lets you read at twice your normal speed coming soon to Android apps

<i>Engadget</i><p>Spritz, the speed reading technology, will soon be available to Android app developers. Spritz Inc just announced it started shipping its free SDK to developers who’ve signed up for it over the past months.<p>Spritz breaks down text into single words, which it displays in a rectangle called …

Google working on new camera app, to be available to KitKat users

It’s long been known that Google has been working hard to improve the camera experience on Android devices. The camera app, while absolutely terrible …

Google asking Supreme Court to put an end to Street View class action lawsuit

Google is petitioning the Supreme Court to dismiss one of the Google Street View lawsuits.<p>Google Street View vehicles would scan unencrypted and open …

33 Best (And 3 WTF) New Android Games From The Last 2 Weeks (3/18/14 - 4/1/14)

Article Contents<p>Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were …

[New App] Microsoft Releases A Separate Beta Version Of The Xbox One SmartGlass App

Microsoft and Google are ostensibly competitors, but Redmond seems to be setting aside its mobile aspirations in the name of supporting its new game …

Xbox One SmartGlass Beta app available in Google Play

Keep up on the latest developments in this Xbox second-screen app<p>If you want that second-screen experience between your Xbox One and your Android …

Microsoft Office for Android review

Microsoft Office for Android was first released in late Summer 2013. Unfortunately it required an Office 365 subscription to even use and that turned a lot of people off to the idea of using Microsoft’s venerable Office on their devices. A couple of weeks ago the app became free to use for Android …

Samsung’s Latest Display Options Include a 4K, Billion-Color Model for $700

In the world of photography, one of the most vital components is the display on which you view and post-process your images. And while many of us are …

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Creatives Offered a Free Stay on Private "Ideas" Island

Did you ever wish that you owned your very own island? Well, here's your chance! Singapore-based Swedish author Fredrik Hrn developed <i>Ideas Island</i>, a concept in which he offers people a free place to stay on one of his private islands so that they can work on their creative ideas.<p>Hrn owns three …

If a robot that can recognize individuals, detect a person's age and even chat with you about what your feelings isn't enough to creep you out, try adding a human face into the equation. And not just any face — how about someone you know and love? Learn more about the The SociBot-Mini here, and let us know what you think below! http://cbc.sh/mf6BGJY

Samsung leans on Google to defend against Apple in court battle

It's not Apple versus Google on the name of this lawsuit, but don't tell Samsung that. As Apple and Samsung duke it out in a California court yet again, Samsung opened up its case against the iPhone-maker by saying it was indirectly going after Google by targeting Samsung, all in search of profits. …

Google Goes On Another Spring Clean To Preserve The Profit-Making Potential Of Play

Google is amending the policies for mobile apps in Google Play to take into account the current practices in the ecosystem that are at the edge of acceptability. The update to the the Google Play Developer Program Policies features a number of changes. The main focus is on tightening up the best …