Chad Holt

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Top rookie Android developer mistakes

Alper Çuğun<p>Android is a fantastic platform to develop for. Its development tools are free, easy to come by, and available for Windows, MAC and Linux computers. Android has excellent developer documentation, it is the dominant mobile operating system, and it is available on phones, tablets, watches, …

Make Chrome and Firefox faster with just one click

If you're anything like me, you keep a lot of browser tabs open. And unless your PC is a serious powerhouse, that can choke performance across the whole system.<p>In my case, trying to run more than 8-10 tabs in Google Chrome results in a noticeable performance hit. And this on a reasonably speedy …

'You're finished': Watch Donald Trump tell a reporter he should be ashamed of his question

The Republican presidential candidate visited the border city of Laredo, Texas, to discuss immigration policy.<p>He took questions from the media at multiple points during the trip. At one spot, a reporter apparently from Telemundo started telling Trump about the country's large Hispanic population …

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Meet the app that fans are calling ‘the best thing that ever happened to Android’

We’ve written about the Nova Launcher Android app before but this in-depth review from <i>Android Central</i> made us want to plug it all over again. For …

Donald Trump to Anderson Cooper: 'The people don't trust you'

At one point in his wide-ranging discussion with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Trump interrupted him to castigate Cooper and the political media in general for being unfair.<p>"Let me tell you, the people don't trust you, and the people don't trust the media. And I understand why," he said. "Some of the …

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Rubik's Cube champ reveals the secrets of his world-class speed

To most people, the Rubik's Cube looks like a simple toy. But then they start trying to slide those squares into place, and their brains wonder what the Cube did to them that made them want to hurt it so much.<p>Teenager Collin Burns doesn't see the Rubik's Cube that way. He's been flipping squares …

Your music taste might reveal how your brain works

Now that music has gone digital, there must be all sorts of algorithms and marketing studies out there that recording companies and music delivery services use to determine the types of tunes fans are most likely to consume.<p>The songs that you choose to put on your mobile device may say a lot to …

This Guy Lost 30 Pounds and Got Absolutely Shredded. See How He Did It

His training and nutrition plan may shock you<p>A year ago, Jonathan Montgomery, a 37-year-old firefighter with the Hillsborough County Florida Fire Rescue, was overworked, overweight, and sluggish. “I was strong, but slow and fat,” he said.<p>Fast-forward to today, and Montgomery is a physical specimen. …

Big tech companies back Samsung in court case against Apple

Just like Taylor Swift in <i>Bad Blood</i>, Samsung has also found a powerful group of backers in its fight against Apple in court. According to a document unearthed by <i>Inside Sources</i>, Google, Facebook, eBay, Dell, HP and other big tech corporations have submitted a "friend of the court" brief on July 1st, …

Windows 10 preview running too slow on your old PC? Use this quick trick to speed it up

How-to Disable Blur Effects and Transparency<p>Launch Settings<br>• Personalization<br>• Colors<br>• Disable 'Make Start, taskbar, and action center transparent.'<p>Adding …

Google Now Reporting Self-Driving Car Accidents: Hey, It's Not The Car's Fault

Developing self-driving cars is the rage. Naturally, people want to know how safe they are.<p>So, Google is now posting monthly reports (PDF) on accidents. “Given the time we’re spending on busy streets, we’ll inevitably be involved in accidents; sometimes it’s impossible to overcome the realities of …

Yes! An official Facebook app that won’t kill your phone’s battery

Facebook’s mobile app is notorious for draining your battery and consuming tons of data every month. Because of this, the company has come up with a …

Video: MIT’s robotic cheetah is the scariest thing you’ll see all day

The stuff that’s going on in the robotics world these days is absolutely mind blowing. Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the incredible …

With build 10122, Windows 10 finally starts coming together

It's not a release candidate, but the latest Windows 10 preview has plenty of interesting new features and apps to explore. Here are some first …

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Aria module will bring gesture control to Android Wear and Pebble Time

We’ve seen multiple different approaches to smartwatch design over the last few years, with some companies like Pebble taking the button control route, while platforms like Android Wear rely on touch and voice. Looking for a third option? Aria is an add-on module that you clip onto your Android …

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The single-person social network is a strangely beautiful thing

Social apps are sometimes more useful without friends<p>I’m the kid who never learned how to play with other kids. My cousins lived in the big city, and the majority of my schoolmates were in another town, so I ended up developing single-player versions of most board games. All it took was a little …

Daily Deals: Mortal Kombat X, iPad Air 2, Xbox Live, Smash Bros Wii U

Score a deal on a massive iPad Air 2<p>Today's Big Deals<p><b>128GB iPad Air 2 For The Price Of 64GB</b><p>Save $100 on an iPad Air 2 with 128GB of storage.<p><b>12 Months</b> …

The first things to do when you get a new Android phone

Setting up a new Android can be fun. It can also be easy — just follow the setup application when you first start the phone. This will get you where …

Analyists Say PlayStation 4 Will Sell 23 Million More Consoles Than Xbox One By 2019

The Xbox One has been making serious ground up on the PlayStation 4 of late. Microsoft’s console was slow to shift units after a series of PR …

Check Out The Order: 1886's LittleBigPlanet Easter Egg

That didn't take long.<p>On the same day that Ready at Dawn's PlayStation 4 third-person shooter The Order: 1886 arrived on store shelves and online, one player has discovered that the title features a LittleBigPlanet Easter egg.<p>Earlier today, Twitter user Kivod tweeted the image above of a Sackboy …

City of Bones has a brand new look! USA Today debuted it on their blog earlier today — you can check it out here

City of Bones has a brand new look! USA Today debuted it on their blog earlier today — you can check it out here.<p>Just to answer a few things I’ve been asked: my publisher has wanted to redesign the covers for a long time, but needed to finish out TMI first. They have for a long time wanted to make the Shadowhunters books overall look more unified (the paperback TID will also be repackaged, and every book will have the “Shadowhunters” type down the side) and also make them look more modern — the …

Sony And Spotify Announce PlayStation Music Partnership

Today, Spotify and Sony announced a new partnership to help improve the music to be found by gamers around the world. Called PlayStation Music, the service will let users import their Spotify settings into their PlayStations (versions 3 and 4), adding music to their gaming experience. In addition …

10 Big Changes 'Destiny' Needs To Make

<i>Destiny</i> is one of those games I can’t stop thinking about, can’t stop playing, and can’t really help myself from analyzing to death. Part of this is because there are so many ways I think the game could improve.<p>For all its success and for all its fans, <i>Destiny</i> is missing so many pieces that could …

Jennifer Aniston: I Was Almost Replaced in Friends!

It’s hard to imagine anyone besides Jennifer Aniston playing Rachel Green on <i>Friends</i>.<p>But according to the actress, the producers were almost forced to …

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Google Now updated with support for third-party apps on Android

Google's Android app just got a lot smarter.<p>Google Now will be updated with support for 40 third-party apps, the company revealed Friday.<p>Google Now, …

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How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

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