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EvolveSMS is a beautiful KitKat-themed SMS app

Some of you might remember <i>(or even actively use)</i> Sliding Messaging, a SMS application introduced last year that in many ways was designed with Android power users in mind, thanks to the vast array of features crammed in. Now the same developer is back again with something a bit more streamlined and …

Apps

Scarlett Johansson Says AGE OF ULTRON Script is Very Cerebral

Intel announces Edison, a computer the size of an SD card

Intel built a processor for wearable computing, and now it has a tiny computer where that processor can live. At CES 2014, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced Edison, "a full Pentium-class PC" that's the size and shape of the SD card you might otherwise put in your camera. It's powered by a …

Gaseous planet with same mass as Earth is discovered by scientists

KOI-314c, 200 light years away, is 60% larger than Earth, with a thick gaseous atmosphere, orbiting a red dwarf star<p>Earth's gassy 'twin' has been discovered in another solar system 200 light years away.<p>The planet, known as KOI-314c, weighs the same as Earth but is 60% larger, leading scientists to …

Luke Evans Crows About 'The Crow' Remake

Kevin Winter/Getty Images<p>Luke Evans isn't afraid of tackling a big shiny blockbuster, whether that's "Clash of the Titans," "Fast & Furious 6," or " The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," which opens Friday.<p>Luke Evans took a quick break from chatting about Smaug's desolation to discuss his starring …

NASA releases Saturn 'hexagon' images like never seen before

Spanning 20,000 miles and whipping up winds of 200 miles per hour, this massive six-sided storm clustered around the planet's north pole is a sight to behold.<p>A bizarre, funnel-shaped cloud formation churning around Saturn's north pole was first noticed in the 1980s in Voyager flybys. Eventually, …

Astronomy

Scientists create malware that communicates using sound, no network required

Straight from camp "what could go wrong" scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication have developed a proof-of-concept malware that can communicate with other machines nearby, using just standard laptop speakers and microphones. Most importantly, the computers don't need to be on the …

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 - CNET

The best tech gifts for 2017<p>55 Gifts<p>Last-minute gift ideas<p>22 Gifts<p>These phones make great gifts<p>17 Gifts<p>Great gifts for under $25<p>25 Gifts<p>Curl up with the best tablets and e-readers for the holidays<p>17 Gifts<p>Our top choices for under $100<p>26 Gifts<p>Splurge on some of these gifts for $500 (or less)<p>23 …

Shopping

Transporter Sync turns your external hard drive into a personal, secure cloud locker

The folks at Connected Data made a splash back in May with Transporter v2.0, and they've just announced their second foray into the wonderful world of cloud storage with the Transporter Sync. Like its slightly larger predecessor, Sync offers Dropbox-like functionality without users having to …

Root Android - Everything you need to know!

If you’ve been around the world of Android long enough, you’re almost certain to have come across the term rooting. It’s one of those nerdy sounding technical terms that can be tough to get into, but even relatively casual smartphone users can dive in and might find something about it that can …

Android News

Intel joins the maker movement with Arduino partnership

First use of the 400MHz Quark system-on-chip<p>Brian Krzanich, the successor to Paul Otellini in the Intel CEO chair, describes himself as a passionate "maker." At the Rome Maker Faire today, Krzanich is announcing Intel's new Galileo development board, which is designed to be a cheap and accessible …

Galaxy S5 metal casing rumoured, flex-screen Note 3 too

Samsung's next smart phone could arrive sporting a swanky metal jacket, if fresh rumours are to be believed.<p>The South Korean tech giant is …

Apple now allows customers to check iPhone retail availability via Apple Store app

In line with our report from last week, Apple has flipped the switch in its Apple Store app to allow for customers to check availability for the new iPhone models at Apple Stores. The process is similar to the one for Personal Pickup on Apple’s online store.<p>To check for availability on the iPhone …

Valve announces Linux-based SteamOS

SteamOS is Valve's Linux-based solution for bringing gaming to the living room, the company announced today.<p>The operating system will be available free to license for manufacturers building "living room machines," and it will also be available as a free download to users. Valve has customized Linux …

Valve CEO Gabe Newell Says Linux Is The Future Of Gaming, Hints At SteamBox Announcement

In his keynote today at Linuxcon, Valve CEO and Founder Gabe Newell said Linux is the future of gaming and hinted about the announcement next week of a gaming box built on the open-source operating environment.<p>As proof of Linux’s bright future, Newell pointed to Steam, the company’s online …

The real reasons Apple's 64-bit A7 chip makes sense

Don't swallow Apple's marketing lines that 64-bit chips magically run software faster than 32-bit relics. What the A7 in the iPhone 5S does do, though, is pave the way for Apple's long-term future.<p>Apple injected a lot of marketing hyperbole into its claims about the wonders of 64-bit computing when …

iPhone

SARAH Lets You Request Information From 21 Government Agencies At The Same Time

The federal government collects gobs and gobs of data on people, and thanks to a little something called the Freedom of Information Act, people can make requests to liberate some of it. It sounds simple enough, but navigating the labyrinthine process and drafting the request is no easy thing.<p>That’s …

UCSF study shows gaming makes you cognitively younger (video)

A slew of negatives plague video games -- Peter Pan Syndrome, hyper-violence, camping -- but their youthfulness could do just what Nintendo's <i>Brain Age</i> promised: improve elderly brain function. Over four years, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco had a group play a custom game …

Joss Whedon Throws His Supports Behind New Batman Ben Affleck

Though there is a sense of rivalry between the DC and Marvel movie universes (or at least jealously, which seems the only reason Warner Brothers was …

The White House Wants to Help You Make Smaller Student-Loan Payments

Only a fraction of eligible borrowers are using programs that will let them reduce their monthly student-loan payments. The White House wants to change that.<p>The latest summer policy push from the White House is an ambitious effort to shift the college financing system to provide more support to …

How To Grow Your Own Photo

Use microbes to make black-and-agar still lifes<p>Microbes aren't known for their artistic merit, but that hasn't stopped scientists from using bacteria to find their inner Ansel Adams. Bioengineer Chris Voigt and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have hacked a harmless strain of</i> …