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Maru OS mixes a custom ROM with a dockable Debian desktop, and now it's open source

The idea of a smartphone that magically turns into a full PC has been something of a pipedream for a while now. Motorola tried it with its Atrix …

Android News

The Simply Ubuntu Desktop

Over on Flickr, fosco_ submitted this simple Ubuntu desktop, with just a few things tweaked for a cleaner experience. Like we’ve said, sometimes less …

Fairphone releases open source, Google-free Android software

We’ve talked about the Fairphone 2 before. It’s probably the most ethical smartphone you can buy off the market – built from “conflict-free” minerals …

10 Steps To Create Your First Android App

Building an Android app isn't as hard as it might seem, as long as you focus on creating a simple app at first. Android Authority shares a tutorial …

The Force Awakens' Concept Art Had Some Cool Ideas

The website of Industrial Light & Magic, the design and effects team made famous by the original <i>Star Wars</i>, has shared a massive art dump from <i>The</i> …

“Deadpool” gets cancer right: Debunking the “hero” survivor myth, one smart-aleck joke at a time

Cancer didn’t make me a hero, it just made me angry, sad and sick—and now I feel like an undeserving survivor, too<p>There’s not a moment of my day where I don’t feel like a failed superhero. Unlike your more “inspirational” types of cancer survivor, I’m more focused on feeding my sweet tooth than my …

LG's G5 is a radical reinvention of the flagship Android smartphone

Today LG introduces its latest flagship Android smartphone, the G5. Launching alongside a raft of accessories and plug-in modules, the G5 will be defined in most people's eyes by its extras, but I think it will be one of the more memorable devices of MWC 2016 simply because it's a terrific phone in …

Halo 5 Play Arts Kai Figures Revealed in Greater Detail

Square Enix's Play Arts Kai line of figures is expanding this year with new ones based on the main characters from Halo 5: Guardians. First revealed in prototype form at San Diego Comic-Con last summer, images of the final versions have now been published and posted on toy site ToyArk.com (via Game …

Halo

Remix OS is Android for the desktop, and it works with nearly any PC

Last year at CES, we mocked a company called Jide for creating a blatant Microsoft Surface clone. Well, this year they've come back with something new — and they've also returned much <i>richer</i>. See, between CES 2015 and today, Jide created a Kickstarter campaign for the Remix Mini, a $70 device that …

Is the HP Envy Curved All-in-One the sexiest desktop PC in the world? Spoiler alert: yes! - Pocket-lint

Hewlett-Packard has a wide variety of new products coming for the holiday season 2015, including laptops, 2-in-1s, tablets, and even the officially …

Asus G752VT-DH72 Review

At a Glance<p><b>[+] Galactic Empire:</b> Good performance; G-Sync display; attractive styling; not too hot or loud.<b><br>[-] Rebel Scum:</b> Poor battery life; large …

Computer Hardware

“CloudReady” Turns Your Old Computers Into Chromebooks #chromiumOS

This post is from Chrome Story - Chromebook Resources & GuidesMy first experience with Chrome OS was through Chromium OS installed on an old Acer …

Google

This laptop runs full Windows 10 for less than $200, and it actually works

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon Chromebooks are the fastest growing segment of the laptop world, and it's easy to see why: They work, and they're cheap. They …

Always read the instructions before a Metal Gear Solid 5 mission

Learn from our mistakes<p>Sometimes a lesson's best learned from someone else's mistakes. This is my story.<p>I am playing <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i>, an espionage video game in which I, Snake, a Kurt Russell knock-off with the voice of Kiefer Sutherland, tool around a huge, open facsimile of …

Metal Gear

The official Adblock Browser is now available on iPhone and iPad

With the iPhone 6s and iOS 9 poised to launch in the coming days, now equipped with the ability to utilize ad-blocking software, a new era of mobile …

Ad Blocking

The top 18 gaming products you can buy right now

In general, gaming hardware has a bit of staying power, at least until you get seduced by a next-gen console. The latest update to our buyer's guide included many carryovers from last time, although we saw fit to spin off both Sony's and Microsoft's respective cameras as their own entries. For the …

10 Photoshop alternatives that offer powerful editing and photo management controls

One could argue that, as an image editor, Adobe Photoshop is in a class by itself — a unique industry standard. So perhaps it’s counterintuitive to suggest alternatives or replacements for it.<p>Still, some people who bought Photoshop in the past did so because it was the best image editing app, even …

Tutorials

Windows 10 Acer Aspire One Cloudbook Unveiled For $169

Ahead of the launch of Windows 10 later this month, Microsoft and Acer have teased a new laptop in the form of the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook which is …

Top 15 Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 15.04

• When it comes to tweaking Unity, there's no better candidate. Even the default Ubuntu Settings app is no match for Unity Tweak Tool.<br>• Unity Tweak Tool …

Here's what it's like to play Valve's VR 'Portal' experience

Sure, people can wax poetic about using HTC's Vive virtual reality headset, but what's it really like when you're looking through those lenses? You might not have to make a pilgrimage to one of HTC's tours to find out. <i>ValveTime</i> has posted a video walkthrough of Valve's <i>Portal</i>-themed VR demo (used on …

My drool-worthy encounter with Apple's weirdest laptop, the 2015 Macbook

While some of you were having a food feast Eid weekend, I was invited by a friend of mine to inspect his latest gadget (being his tech guy and all). …

Computer Hardware

11 Most Expensive Digital Cameras

We have noticed that you are using <b>an ad blocker software</b>.<p>Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly …

Stock Photos, Royalty-Free Images and Vectors

Everything we know about the new MacBook Pro 2016 including Magic Toolbar with Touch ID!

By Dan Grabham<p>Apple has been proudly promoting the super-thin new MacBook that it first unveiled in March 2015 and updated earlier this year. But …

MacBook Pro

Watch the debut trailer for the new animated series ‘Halo: The Fall of Reach’

Unless you’re an enormous fan of the franchise, you might not know that the <i>Halo</i> universe extends beyond the best-selling video games. There are …

Rare breed: Linux Mint 17.2 offers desktop familiarity and responds to user wants

Review: Even if using Cinnamon or MATE elsewhere, new release offers handy improvements.<p>These days, the desktop OSes grabbing headlines have, for the …

Linux

Halo 5 New Warzone Map Is Biggest Ever, Inspired By Original Halo

Today on the first day of Comic-Con, just as Microsoft said it would, the company announced a new Warzone multiplayer map for Halo 5: Guardians. It's called Raid on Apex 7, and it's the biggest ever Warzone map revealed so far. That's saying something, too, since the 12v12 Warzone itself is the …

Here's the new 'Batman v Superman' trailer that just got a standing ovation at Comic-Con

Warner Bros. is delivering during its huge movie panel at San Diego Comic-Con, on Saturday.<p>After debuting new footage for movies "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and Peter Pan adaptation "Pan," the studio floored the crowd in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con with footage from its upcoming DC cinematic …

Comic-Con

We finally know why Batman is going head-to-head with Superman

In fact, it got a rare standing ovation from the crowd.<p>Warner Bros. quickly put the trailer online, and, from the looks of it, we are given a very big clue to why the Caped Crusader is so upset with the Man of Steel.<p>In fact, it goes back to Zack Snyder's previous Superman film, 2013's "Man of …

How to get better sound from your speakers and headphones for free (or next to nothing)

The Audiophiliac offers a short list of tips to help you get better sound from your speakers and headphones.<p>Here's one way to get better sound from your speakers that won't cost you a penny, get closer to them. The logic is easy to grasp, the closer you are to the speakers the more direct sound …

Audiophile