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Phone screens could soon be visible in direct sunlight and even fight germs

What is unusual about this sheet of glass?<p>That circle in the center isn’t actually a hole; it received a new treatment from glass manufacturer …

Hack your Android like a pro: Rooting and ROMs explained

For all of Android's flexibility and customization, carriers and phone makers still manage to lock down plenty of restrictions, skins, and preloaded software that you just don't want.<p>There isn't anything wrong with most out-of-the-box experiences, but more-daring and tech-savvy users who tire of …

Android News

Everything you want to know about Android's new Navigation Drawer

Google's Android developers have delivered a great video all about the new Navigation Drawer<p>We've talked before about how the Android team is serious …

New to nature No 107: Typhochlaena costae

There is a story, perhaps apocryphal, that Harvard professor and mycologist Roland Thaxter once gave a public lecture on the Laboulbeniales, an …

How FuelBand fuels Nike's bold tech ambitions

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Earlier this month, Phil Black bounded onto the stage at the Tiger Woods Center at Nike's world headquarters here, dropped to ground, and pumped out a handful of perfectly executed pushups with the precision of a former Navy Seal instructor, which Black is.<p>And then, with a …

Wearable Tech

Why Having A Liquid Nitrogen Pool Party Is A Bad Idea

Note to Fox News: it wasn't a cloud of toxic chlorine.<p>So you probably know it's not a good idea to swim in a pool with liquid nitrogen. You might not know exactly why—we'll discuss this further ahead—but it just sounds like a bad idea, right?<p>Right. German liquor company Jägermeister recently hosted …

Apple iPhone 5S review: Same look, small screen, big potential - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>iPhone 5S</b> delivers an improved camera, a nifty fingerprint sensor, and a next-gen CPU and motion-tracking chip. Apple throws in the iWork app suite for free. iOS 7 adds some nice step-ups, too, including AirDrop file transfers and the Android-like Control Center.<p><b>The Bad</b> External design …

Phones

New Mac Pro 2013: Everything you need to know

How to transfer music from iTunes to Android

iOS 7 vs Android: Should Google be worried?

Google's latest 'moonshot' idea: balloon-powered internet for all

Advanced system of high-altitude balloons delivering 3G-like speeds to rural areas<p>The latest project to come out of Google may seem like an April …

Planets like Earth could be hiding in space dust

<b>U. ARIZONA (US) —</b> Astronomers are working on a new technique to detect dust clouds around stars in an effort to identify planets like Earth.<p>The …

Universe

Study explains decades of black hole observations

(Phys.org) —A new study by astronomers at NASA, Johns Hopkins University and Rochester Institute of Technology confirms long-held suspicions about …

iPhone Phablet on the way? Apple is exploring bigger iPhones with up to 5.7″ screens

While we’ve been hearing quite a bit about Apple’s plans for a cheaper iPhone over the past few months, the company’s plans to go bigger have been more cloudy.<p>Now it sounds like Apple aims to go into phablet territory, a term for giant smartphones over 5-inches that may as well be tablets. Apple is …

Receive push Gmail alerts on iOS after losing ActiveSync support

Last December Google announced its plans to discontinue support for Google Sync as of January 30, 2013. Sync allowed users to access Gmail, Google Contacts and Calendar using Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync system. What this allowed iOS users to do was set up Gmail as an Exchange account, which in …

Apps

The Energy Fix: How Waste Could Power The U.S. For Decades

The world throws away enormous amounts of energy each day. In the U.S. alone, waste streams could account for 100,000 megawatts of untapped electrical capacity. New technology could convert those overlooked sources into usable power.<p>The Radioactive Option<p>Next-Next-Gen Nuclear Power<p>U.S. nuclear …

Features and fixes I want to see in Mac OS X 10.9

Apple's World Wide Developers Conference starts on Monday, and while the main focus appears to be on updates to iOS (read my iOS 7 wish list here) and various Mac hardware, it's highly likely we'll get an update for Mac OS X 10.9 as well. At this point, we don't know what will be announced and we …

12 years of WWDC product launches

Apple's annual developers conference begins Monday . Details are sparse on what will be announced, but we expect new previews of iOS 9 and Siri-based home ecosystem, HomeKit , as well a possible new Mac OS. In anticipation, we thought it would be helpful to round out what the company's shown off at …

Apple