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PhotoMath Brings Its Awesome Math Equation Solving App To Android

PhotoMath is a nifty little app. You point your phone camera at a math equation, and it will give you the answer and show you all the steps to solve this particular equation. Following its huge success in the App Store, the app is coming to Android.<p>When I first played with PhotoMath before the team …

Apps

Google Will Now Pay You to Kill Bugs Year-Round

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The New Razer Blade Is The Gaming Laptop To Beat

Earlier this month, Razer launched the second generation of its ultra-high-resolution gaming laptop, the Blade. I’ve since gotten a few weeks to play with it and can confirm that its hardware lives up to the crazy QHD+ screen.<p>Like its predecessor, this year’s Razer Blade packs in a 14-inch, 3200 x …

Consumer Tech

Obama: Everybody's Got to Learn How to Code

Colors, letters and coding? President Obama has new homework for America’s students.<p>Schools need to do a better job helping U.S. students excel in technical fields if the country wants to continue to lead the world in technological innovation, President Obama said Friday during an interview with</b> …

Tim Cook Defused Steve Jobs' Thermonuclear War, Then He Took Down Android

It would be fair to say that Steve Jobs did not like Android, or Samsung’s smartphone design team. He promised all of Apple’s resources would be deployed in a “thermonuclear war” against the rival operating system and the South Korean company. Tim Cook’s Apple never followed up on Jobs’ threat… at …

Parrot's Elegant Head Unit Brings Apple and Android to Your Car

The Parrot RBN6, unveiled at CES 2015, is the in-dash infotainment unit we deserve.<p>All I want out of any in-dash infotainment system is a mirror of my smartphone. That's it. I don't need some proprietary SynCueConnectDrive system. I don't need weird rotary dials or custom navigation systems.<p>It …

ITC opens investigation into Samsung's patent suit against Nvidia

The battle between Nvidia and Samsung over patents rages on, with the US International Trade Commission on Tuesday saying it will look into Samsung's claims against Nvidia.<p>The ITC said it would open an investigation into claims by Samsung that Nvidia violated its patents in many of Nvidia's …

Google releases Android Studio 1.0, the first stable version of its IDE

After two years of development, Google today released Android Studio 1.0, the first stable version of its Integrated Development Environment (IDE) aimed at Android developers. You can download it right now for Windows, Mac, and Linux from the Android Developer site.<p>Google first announced Android …

Android Lollipop Hit By Big Battery Life Problem

<i>Update: Google has officially marked the bug as ‘Fixed‘ on its Android Developer Forum. Android Senior Developer Trevor Johns stated: “This issue has been fixed in the latest builds, and this issue is now considered resolved. Thanks everyone.”</i><p><i>The thread has also been locked to stop further comments</i> …

We remixed John Oliver's all-dog Supreme Court footage with actual audio from the Aereo case

"Those dry constitutional arguments are now must-see television"<p><i>Last Week Tonight</i> host John Oliver challenged news outlets to footage it made of an all-dog Supreme Court to make to the oral arguments "more compelling to watch."<p>Challenge accepted.<p>The following is actual audio recordings of the oral …

(Updated with hands-on video) Google Play Store v 5.0 brings lots of Material changes

<b>Update:</b> Here’s Joe Hindy’s quick impressions of Google Play Store 5.0:<p><b>Original post:</b><p>Google promised that its apps would receive Material-inspired updates to go with Android L, and Play Store is the latest to get a Material facelift.<p>Version 5.0 of the Play Store brings lots of visual changes, as …

Google Play

The greatest myth about phones is that you are in control

In the human-machine relationship, you, fellow <i>Homo sapiens</i>, are commonly designated as the owner, operator, or otherwise dictator of the subservient device in your possession.<p>Consider, however, the reality of your relationship with your phone. First of all, it knows everything about you. It reads …

Multitasking Damages Your Brain And Career, New Studies Suggest

You’ve likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain.<p>Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. The researchers also found that people …

The Art of Rejection: Win Respect at Work by Saying 'No'

What I didn’t know earlier in my career was that it’s entirely possible to say no in a way that builds a relationship rather than tearing it down. If you turn down an assignment, it’s important to thoroughly explain your reasons for doing so, and then offer an alternative.<p>If you present your …

Is electromagnetic “pollution” real, and do we need to protect ourselves?

When Ameer Rosic went to jail for the last time six years ago, the stars aligned. He’d been hustling since he dropped out of school as a teenager, …

TinyScreen thumb-sized display supports full color

One of the key elements that anyone who is into making their own electronic devices needs is a screen. Often the size of the screen controls how …

Apple Introduced Its First 'Laptop' 25 Years Ago and It Was Totally Awful

<b>Correction appended, Sept. 22, 2014, 10:55 a.m.</b><p>Twenty-five years ago Saturday, on Sept. 20, 1989, Apple released its first “portable” Macintosh …