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Top 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2014: Editors' Picks

From a snake virgin birth to a real-life unicorn, 2014 was a banner year for the bizarre. See our editors' picks for weirdest animal stories.

A Sneak Peek Into Android’s Future

Google is giving its apps and platforms, including Android, a big redesign, according to a recent report posted on Android Police, which backs up some things we had been hearing as well, but hadn’t fleshed out until now.<p>According to the new report, Google is working on a new design language focused …

Future phones will have security measures built into the glass

The glass on your smartphone screen doesn't do a lot right now: it lets pictures and touch input get through, and that's about it. It may pick up a few extra talents in the future, though. Researchers at Polytechnique Montreal have developed sensors that can sit under the surface of the …

Experts Predict the Future of Technology and You Will Probably Be Wearing It

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In ten years, finding and sharing information through the Internet will be so ingrained in our lives …

Barking Up The Family Tree: American Dogs Have Surprising Genetic Roots

America is as much of a melting pot for dogs as it is for their human friends. Walk through any dog park and you'll find a range of breeds from Europe, Asia, even Australia and mutts and mixes of every kind.<p>But a few indigenous breeds in North America have a purer pedigree — at least one has …

How Much Better Will The Camera On The iPhone 5S Be?

There have been six iPhone models from Apple in as many years, and each one has made fairly significant improvements to its camera. Apple now claims (in a recent TV ad) that, “Every day, more photos are taken with the iPhone than any other camera.” If you look on Flickr, indeed you will see that …

Here's What iOS 7 Could (And Perhaps Should) Look Like [Video]

The folks over at digital agency Simply Zesty have been thinking about what iOS 7, the upcoming new version of Apple’s mobile operating system, will – or should – look like based on the typical rumours and speculation that precede every major Apple event.<p>With Apple’s WWDC 2013 conference just …

Google’s Cloud Is Eating Apple’s Lunch

A new front has opened in the smartphone war, and for the first time in many years, Apple is both outnumbered and outgunned.<p>I’m not talking about the phones themselves. iOS is still better than Android, although the gap has narrowed. The next iPhone will doubtless be the best phone in the world …

Meet The Guy Who Helped Google Beat Apple's Siri

For all the attention lavished on Siri, the often-clever voice-driven virtual assistant on Apple’s iPhone, Google’s mobile search app lately has impressed a lot more people. That’s partly thanks to Google Now, its own virtual assistant that’s part of that app, which some observers think is more …

Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 display battle: S4 now on par with the iPhone in many areas

Here’s a quick description of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen for you: it’s a big, vibrant, Full HD 5-inch Super AMOLED display. Which means it has vivid colours that you either love or absolutely hate (kind of like that plastic body). Another detail worth noting, is that the Galaxy S4 has a PenTile …

Phones

iPhone 5S to launch June 20, go on sale July, claims report

Apple will unveil its next iPhone on June 20 and kick off sales in July. At least, that's the claim from Japanese Mac enthusiast site MacFan.<p>Marking its 20th anniversary as a Mac-oriented Web site, MacFan suggests that the next-generation iPhone will take the stage at a Apple event on Thursday, …

Apple designs iPhone with wraparound 3D display

Apple has patented a new iPhone design featuring a wraparound display and no buttons.<p>The display would cover the entire surface of the devices and could include two AMOLED screens one on top of the other, according to a patent filing published this week, allowing it to give "an illusion of depth …

Patents

iOS 7 Needs To Come With This Simple App Switcher Concept [Video]

One of the most common complaints that we hear about iOS is that it’s getting boring. We’ve been using practically the same interface for over 5 years and haven’t seen any major changes, so people are hoping for something new and exciting with iOS 7.<p>Jesse Head’s iOS 7 App Switcher concept comes …