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BootUnlocker v1.4 Adds Support For Nexus 5, Lets You Relock And Unlock Bootloader Without Data Wipes (Root Required)

Did you know it's possible to unlock your Nexus 5 bootloader without wiping user data? If your device has already been rooted and relocked for …

Thieves In Indiana Steal More Than 20,000 LG G2 Smartphones, Presumably To Build The World's Most Expensive Toy Fort

It ain't exactly Gone In 60 Seconds, but at least one thief is now sitting on a pile of electronics worth more than any sportscar. CNET reports that …

Google's iron grip on Android: controlling open source by any means necessary

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: right;"/><p>Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open …

How to easily root an Android device

Free utility KingoRoot makes it a snap to take total control of just about any Android smartphone. Here's how to use it.<p>Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace …

Android News

In Ariz., A Solar Plant That Powers 70,000 Homes Day Or Night

Outside Phoenix, Ariz., on Wednesday, a power company turned on one of the largest solar power plants of its kind in the world. But unlike other solar farms, this plant continues giving power to 70,000 Arizona households long after the sunset.<p>The Solana plant uses 3,200 mirrors that are tilted so …

Use external storage to expand unexpandable Android phones

If your phone lacks a microSD slot, you can still add extra storage. Here's how.<p>Android phones have always had one big advantage over iPhones: expandable storage. Unfortunately, not all Android phones have a microSD expansion slot, which makes that advantage a lot tougher to leverage.<p>Does that mean …

Gear & Gadgets

'Hyper Light Drifter' is a dark and stunning take on classic 16-bit games

'Diablo' meets 'The Legend of Zelda'<p>Since he was a kid, Alex Preston has been imagining an experience that would blend the best moments from <i>Diablo</i> and <i>The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past</i> into one game. Players would take on the role of a mysterious drifter, venturing through a dark world …

The Most Iconic Banksy Works Of All Time

Earlier this week Banksy revealed he would spend the month of October putting up art around New York City.<p>In honor of his NYC takeover, we're taking a look back at some of his most iconic works.

Streetwear

Themer offers a radical new look for your Android phone

Android is very customizable, and Themer lets you browse and pick a new home screen that can freshen up your phone's look.<p>Some folks really like to take advantage of Android's customizability, as evidenced by the 48,763 (and counting) different home screens that people have uploaded to the …

Apps

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Beer

A list of all known OUYA emulators for retro gaming

Contents (click your system to skip ahead)<b>Nintendo</b><i>(DS, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Gamecube, N64, NES, SNES)</i> <b><br>SEGA</b><i> (Mega Drive, Game Gear, Master</i> …

WinAero StartIsGone: for those who don't need no stinkin' Start button in Windows 8.1

Does the lack of options in that resurrected Start button have you all worked up? You're not alone. In fact, WinAero has developed a solution that gets rid of the lackluster feature in Windows 8.1 with its StartIsGone add-on. The software frees up space along the task bar since the button doesn't …

Mobile Technology

LoJack for Samsung Galaxy S4 goes hard-core on thieves

LoJack's new Galaxy S4 security offering includes sending real people to retrieve your lost or stolen phone.<p>LAS VEGAS -- There are apps and settings to locate a lost or stolen smartphone, and to remotely wipe the contents, but those will only get you so far if your phone's actually been nabbed.<p>On …

Samsung Galaxy

Pot dispensaries can be banned: Calif. Court

The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities and counties can ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The court said in a unanimous decision …

Motorola XT1058 (X Phone) shows up in GFX Benchmarks

We’ve heard a lot of conflicting rumors about the X Phone. <b>It’s going to be customizable. It’s actually not very powerful. It shoots rainbows and comes in 20 colors.</b> Eh, it’s enough to give you a headache isn’t it? We still can’t say with 100%-certainty that the X Phone even exists, but that’s not …

Mobile Technology

New York requests help from Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung to stop smartphone thefts

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has called on Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, and Motorola Mobility to work with his office toward curbing smartphone thefts. In a letter to each, Schneiderman criticized the companies for potentially failing to meet security promises that they make to …

Samsung working on '5G' technology to deploy by 2020

Adaptive array transceiver technology to offer several Gbps speeds on very high frequencies<p>Before most of the world has seen a consistent 4G LTE …

Samsung Galaxy Note III to ship with a 6-inch, non-flexible glass OLED display

While a handful of rumors regarding the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note III have been floating around the internet, the most speculation has …

Electronics Industry

Boulder Dash-XL: Blast from the past gaming

Staying true to the original along with a little modern gameplay and flair<p>Boulder Dash has been around since the early 80's, and a new and improved …

Gartner: Android continues its reign as king of smartphone market in Q1 2013

Technology research firm Gartner has released its report on world smartphone sales for the first quarter of 2013. The report puts both Android and Samsung as leaders in their respective markets, with Android accounting for 74.4% of all smartphone units sold and Samsung controlling 30.8% of the …

Mobile

NVIDIA SHIELD Showcase: Final hardware, preloaded games, pre-order info

34 Best (And 1 WTF) New Android Games From The Last 2 Weeks (5/2/13 - 5/14/13)

Article Contents<p>1 Featured App<p>1.1 Strategy & Tactics: WW II<p>2 Games<p>2.1 Carmageddon<br>• 2.2 Blitz Brigade - Online FPS fun<br>• 2.3 Leviathan: Warships<br>• 2.4 Artemis …

10 best music player apps for Android

A lot of folks these days have transferred to some sort of music streaming service like Pandora, Spotify, Google Play Music, or Apple Music. However, there are those of us left that hang on to our collection of media because streaming isn’t quite good enough yet. If you have your own music …

Android News

[New App] Saurik's Cydia Substrate Allows Any App To Be Modded, Frees Rooted Users From Flashing ROMs

Cydia by developer Saurik has been around the block a few times, beginning in 2008 as a means of installing and modifying software on jailbroken …

Will A Samsung Galaxy S4 "Google Edition" Be Unveiled At I/O 2013?

Among dedicated Android fans, there is a consensus that stock Android is the best experience. That being said, not everyone is smitten with the Nexus …

Marijuana Taxes Could Be Coming In Colorado, California, and Maine

As more states consider legalizing marijuana for recreational use, users may soon expect to pay a marijuana tax on top of their purchases. Just as …