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Make Your Own Pre-Rooted Odin-Flashable Firmware With Ease

Aside from being a famous god in Norse mythology, Odin is the name of an application used to flash Samsung firmware onto Galaxy phones and tablets. …

RAW Beauty Talks: Empowering Portraits of Women Without Make Up or Photoshop

If you browse around online, even if you stay away from the magazine covers with their models liquified into long-legged oblivion, you will be …

House passes bill that would allow cell phone unlocking

Legislation would repeal a Library of Congress decision not to issue a DMCA exemption against phone unlocking but prohibit bulk device unlocking.<p>The US House of Representatives approved a bill Tuesday that would allow cell phone customers to unlock their devices for use on competitors' …

Make "OK Google" Compatible with Your Phone and Language of Choice

Make “OK Google” Compatible with Your Phone and Language of Choice<p>Being able to say “OK Google” from the comfort of your home screen was introduced …

Use Docker to Build CyanogenMod Easily

Ever heard about Docker? If you have, you surely know what a great piece of development work it is. If you haven’t, I’m going to explain what exactly …

DevOps

A Creepy New Startup Wants To Create Living Avatars For Dead People

By scanning the digital footprints of our dearly departed and recreating their personality, these MIT entrepreneurs hope to use artificial intelligence to bring them back to life in the virtual world.<p>Can a robot help you live forever? Not exactly, yet, but it might be able to help you talk to loved …

Artificial Intelligence

Stream Multimedia Files from Android to Chromecast with LocalCast

Chromecast is a blast, no doubt about it. A small USB stick-like device that can do magic with your TV is something that might interest even …

Stop Worrying about Prying Eyes with Obstructer

A major design flaw in the Android OS (and really virtually any OS out there) is that you cannot keep people entirely out of your device(s). While it …

Augmented Reality TV System Mixes Programming and Web Content

A new venture in television created by a San Francisco-based startup combines web content with television programming in a way that makes …

Journal of Cosmology Contributor Sues NASA To Investigate Mars "Donut"

An anonymous reader writes <i>"Rhawn Joseph, a self-described astrobiologist involved with the infamous Journal of Cosmology, is suing NASA, demanding</i> …

Learn More About Android Source Code

If you’ve ever had a chance to build a ROM from source, no matter if it was AOSP or some other distribution, you might have noticed that the source …

6 Myths Everyone Believes about Space (Thanks to Movies)

Our knowledge of outer space is a lot like our knowledge of history -- it's <i>really</i> hard to separate what we know from research from what we picked up …

Black Holes

Up Close Launch Pad Cameras capture Spectacular Sound and Fury of Antares/Cygnus Jan. 9 Blast off to Space Station - Video Gallery

<i>Video caption: Antares ORB-1 Launch Pad Camera on south side of pad 0A being hammered from Orbital Sciences Antares rocket launch at 1:07 p.m. EST on</i> …

International Space Station Tour 2012 (HD) ISS Tour

Space

Great News For Game Developers: Unity Makes Android/iOS Basic Publishing Tools Permanently Free

Things just got a little better for any game developer who uses the Unity3D Engine – the formerly $400-a-piece mobile add-on packs for Android iOS …

How to Build your own CyanogenMod Rom from Source

Android News

Want to Quickly Switch between Running Apps? Try Fancy Switcher

There are lots of ways to switch between your opened applications in Android. By default, you can simply tap on the recent apps button and choose or …

'Muppets Most Wanted' Golden Globes ad skewers internet commenters perfectly

The master puppets take a stab at the internet and boneheaded movie trailers<p>The new trailer for the upcoming <i>Muppets Most Wanted</i> film, which premiered during tonight's Golden Globes, takes a decidedly different angle on the tried-and-true critical acclaim featured in most spots. The ad also smartly …

Battery Saving Mega Guide Celebrating User's 2000th Post

Battery Saving Mega Guide Celebrating User’s 2000th Post<p>Imagine for a second that you’re coming up fast on an XDA forum milestone. Be it your 50th, …

Easily Get Binaries Needed to Work with Kernels

Every Android kernel is made of few parts, which (depending on the OEM) contains a zImage created during kernel compilation and a ramdisk where some …

Linux

Easily Push Files to Your Android Device via ADB Tool

Recently, we’ve talked a good deal about ADB and getting it set up on various operating systems. ADB is a very handful set of tools that allows you …

Mobile Development

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

'Body Atlas' shows where emotions hit the hardest

Finnish researchers have attempted to pinpoint the ways in which our emotions affect our bodies. The study, published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences</i>, asked 773 participants to indicate how certain emotionally charged materials made them feel. The researchers argue that …

Learn Some Coding Basics and Become a Famous Developer!

Many of us would love to become famous programmers like XDA’s Senior Recognized Developers. But coding isn’t easy, and you need to know the basics …

Programming

DIY Lightsaber

Many of us would love to make our own props for costuming, but with so much information out there on the internet, it’s hard to pinpoint which method …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

4 Facebook Secrets to Keep You Safe

Never let your boss see your embarrassing photos again<p>If your number of Facebook friends competes with your monthly mortgage payment, you may not be so happy after those embarrassing pictures from the holiday party go live: The more social circles you’re connected to on Facebook, the more anguish …

Social Media

Nearly A Thousand Classic Video Games Are Free And Legal To Play Online

As the intellectual property protections on old games expired, the Internet Archive swooped in to make them freely playable online in your browser. The site is currently host to a trove of games from such classic consoles as the Atari, the ColecoVision, and even an oddball system we'd never heard …

GTA Online starts pushing user-created missions, mobile updates arrive for San Andreas and Chinatown Wars

Ready for a slew of <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> updates? We sure hope so. First up, developer Rockstar Games has put its stamp of approval on ten of the <i>GTA Online</i> community's million-plus custom-match submissions. Because these races and deathmatches -- including a NASCAR-style circuit atop a skyscraper and a …

The best apps for your new Android phone or tablet

The Android train just won't stop: from design to performance to simple availability, the grass is looking greener and greener. After you’ve picked up the usual suspects — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and obviously <i>Dots</i> — the harder choices come in. Will you use Google Keep for your notes or go …