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New Google Play Services 5.0 rolls out, updating Androids without a new version of Android

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Janko Roettgers/Gigaom<p>You probably won’t notice it but if you have an Android phone, it should be getting a …

New Photoshop Plugin Kicks Design Collaboration Up a Notch

Designers often need face time to make sure that complex projects are on track. Yet, chat rooms and presentation platforms tend to lack the tools for flexible and in-depth collaborations.<p>If you’re a graphic, interface or product designer using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014, a new option can boost the …

Android Wear Gets Its Own Companion App, Plus A Dedicated Section In Google Play’s App Store

Android Wear, Google’s new smartwatch platform powering wrist-computers like the LG G, Samsung Gear Live, and Moto 360, now has its own companion application. The app, also called Android Wear for simplicity’s sake (?), is available from the Google Play app store, allowing watch owners to configure …

Snapdragon 810 to offer multi-gigabit wireless speeds

Qualcomm has just completed the acquisition of Wilocity, a company which has been developing high speed 60GHz wireless chipsets based on the IEEE 802.11ab standard. The technology is known as WiGig, and can apparently offer transfer speeds of up to 7 gigabits per second over short distances of …

Wi-Fi

A $35 Computer The Size Of A Credit Card Can Be Used For All Kinds Of Amazing Things

Originally conceived as an educational product for removing as many barriers as possible for teaching people to program, the Raspberry Pi has been popping up in various home-brewed tech creations, acting as the brain that makes all kinds of electronic doodads come to life.<p>Despite its low price and …

Raspberry Pi

Google upgrades Glass with double the memory, battery boost

On the eve of I/O, Google unveils new Glass innards with 2GB of RAM and 15 percent longer battery life.<p>Google is still keeping up in the air the eventual release date of a consumer model for Glass, its controversial head-mounted display that first debuted on the face of co-founder Sergey Brin at …

Beta Testing

2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

2 + 2 = ? appears to be one of the easiest problems in mathematics, and it is probably one of the first you ever encountered. If Kate has 2 apples and Matt gives her 2 more apples, then she has 4 apples. Obviously.<p>But what if we told you that 2 + 2 = ? has stumped even some of the smartest …

Mathematics

Android Wear could make or break the smartwatch

Google is about to determine the future of smartwatches. When it announced Android Wear -- its new platform for wearable technology (watches in particular) -- I was in London for an industry trade show, along with a number of wearables manufacturers. I'm not sure the timing was deliberate, but …

5G in the UK and Beyond: What We Know

With 4G now becoming more ubiquitous in the UK (as well as around the world), early work is being done on the <i>next</i> next-generation data standard, currently being referred to as 5G.<p>You’d be forgiven for thinking then, with all the noise around the subject, that 5G implementation could be just around …

Mobile Photography

One is an iPhone, one is a weapon: can you tell which?

Canadian police have confiscated two stun guns disguised to look like iPhones, and have brought charges against one woman for assault. Can you tell the potentially deadly device from a harmless handset?<p>Canadian police have seized two potentially lethal stun guns disguised as iPhones and warned that …

Android Paranoid 4.4 hits Final version, safe for daily driving

Not all of us enjoy living on the edge of new custom ROM releases, and sometimes not even Milestones or Release Candidates are stable enough for critical-bug-free usage on a daily basis.<p>If you value stability more than cutting-edge features, the latest release of Android Paranoid is for you. The …

Android News

Demo of iPad Passcode Theft via Google Glass Highlights Benefits of Touch ID

Looking over a nearby person's shoulder is a common technique used to steal a PIN code for a device that is targeted for imminent theft. But as reported by <i>Wired</i>, a research team from the University of Massachusetts Lowell has taken this shoulder surfing trick to a whole new level by increasing the …

KGI: 4.7″ iPhone’s camera may not support optical image stabilization, 5.5″ likely will

A new research note from KGI indicates that the 4.7-inch model of the iPhone 6 won’t support optical image stabilization due to constraints in the production of VCM suppliers. The larger 5.5-inch version is expected to support the feature, while the smaller device will employ a cheaper motor that’s …

Google reveals first Android Wear watches to go on sale

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1087000/1087961_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524539407_708b675b8c62329de46fde211e4600bf<p><b>Google has announced the first smartwatches powered by its Android Wear operating system are now available for pre-order.</b><p>The LG G Watch and …

Wear OS

Here's what's new at Google I/O 2014

The Google I/O keynote offered a glimpse of of what's coming from Google.<p>The keynote for the Google I/O 2014 developer conference wrapped up without word of a new Nexus device , a release date for the next version of Android, or any word on when we might expect to get our hands on a consumer-grade …

Android News

Facebook has Oculus, Google has Cardboard

Google carves out a small slice of its annual I/O developers conference to give a shoutout to virtual reality, with a not-so-hi-tech invention.<p>While virtual reality has captured the hearts, minds, and wallets of gamers, futurists, and Facebook executives everywhere, Google has mostly kept off the …

Virtual Reality

Google's next version of Android 'L' release has a new look, deeper ties to the web

KitKat may have only found its way onto roughly 15 percent of phones at this point, but that won't stop Google from looking to the future. The new version, teased by Sundar Pichai is simply being referred to as the "L" release right now. As previous leaks have indicated, this will be the most …

Beats goes after runners, gym goers with new Bluetooth ear buds

Headphone maker Beats Electronics is launching a $200 pair of wireless ear buds that the company says would survive six days of sweaty, hour-long workouts without needing a recharge.<p>Athletes are already among the most prominent users of the earmuff-like, single-side-cord Beats headphones. It’s hard …

Mobile Technology

Parrot MiniDrones get US pricing, August release date

Cramming a lot of fun into small packages, the Rolling Spider and Jumping Sumo MiniDrones will be landing in the US in time for the holidays.<p>In case you missed it back at CES 2014, Parrot unveiled a new MiniDrone line to go along with its larger AR.Drone models such as the upcoming BeBop .<p>The …

Drones

Will Microsoft bring Cortana to iOS and Android?

Microsoft contemplates whether to bring its Cortana personal digital-assistant technology to non-Windows platforms. Are the tradeoffs worth it?<p>Microsoft management is considering the wisdom and feasibility of making the company's Cortana personal digital-assistant technology available on Apple's …

Windows Phone

Is a souped-up LG G3 already in the works?

LG's latest flagship device hasn't even gone on sale, yet rumors of a more powerful version are already circulating.<p>For all the leading-edge hardware that makes up the forthcoming LG G3 , it may not be enough for the hardware-maker. Indeed, before the flagship smartphone has even gone on sale, …

Mobile Technology

Building the astonishing 1,000 mph Bloodhound SSC rocket car (pictures)

Bloodhound

Rumor: The cellular LG G Watch might actually be a real thing, but only in Korea

Citing “industry sources,” a super sketchy report from Korean publication <i>iNews24</i> was posted at the end of May claiming that the upcoming LG G Watch could be shipping with a built-in, unremovable SIM Card. Other publications ran with this rumor, saying that it was truly possible despite the obvious …

7 Kickstarter Projects That Would Make Killer Gifts for Dad

It's time to kickstart your dad's foray into the crowdfunding world.<p>Kickstarter, the popular site that helps people raise money for a variety of …

Why is the PS4 outselling the Xbox One? Microsoft weighs in

With more than 7 million units sold to date, Sony's PlayStation 4 is the top-selling new console, ahead of Microsoft's Xbox One, which has shipped (not sold) 5 million units to date. In an interview with <i>Forbes</i>, Microsoft chief marketing and strategy officer Yusuf Mehdi laid out some reasons why his …

Microsoft offering pro-rata refunds for Xbox Live Gold once paywall comes down

Microsoft is offering pro-rata refunds to Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners who purchased a paid membership prior to the announcement that the company will drop its Xbox Live Gold paywall for apps come June.<p>Xbox Live Gold members who purchased a membership before the June update can cancel and receive …