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Microsoft doubles your free OneDrive storage if you auto-upload pics

Microsoft has been rather generous with free OneDrive storage lately, and that doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon. Now Redmond is bumping the previous <i>gratis</i> 15GB up by 100 percent, to 30GB. What's the catch? There isn't much of one, really. All Redmond says you have to do (regardless of if …

Google Joining With Pharma Company to Build its Smart Contact Lens

Pharmaceutical company Novartis announced Tuesday that its eye care division, Alcon, will license Google’s smart contact lens technology, creating a …

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Android 4.4.3 rolling out to Google Play Edition and Motorola devices

It didn’t take long for Android’s new update to start rolling out, after the release of the Android 4.4.3 factory images and many a rumor. The software update has been hitting Nexus devices, including the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, and now we are getting news of some other phones getting the OTA …

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15 common Android problems and how to fix them

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BlackBerry tries to justify the square shape of its next big smartphone

If you're anything like us, your reaction to the unveiling of BlackBerry's upcoming Passport smartphone probably involved a few choice expletives -- why the <i>hell</i> would you ship such a blocky device in 2014? Thankfully, the company is more than happy to explain in a new blog post. It argues that the …

How eating broccoli could help protect us from air pollution

New research suggests a compound in the vegetable might cause us to expel toxic chemicals<p>The average adult inhales over 3,000 gallons of air every day. That's a lot of air, and in these smoggy times, it's a given that it contains toxic substances that we'd rather keep outside of our bodies.<p>One such …

Algorithm can determine, with 80 percent accuracy, whether video is running forward or backward

Freeman and his collaborators—his students Donglai Wei and YiChang Shih; Lyndsey Pickup and Andrew Zisserman from Oxford University; Changshui Zhang …

Plastiglomerate: The New And Horrible Way Humans Are Leaving Their Mark On The Planet

Humans will now be forever inscribed into the Earth's geological history. Our everlasting signature? Plastic-infused stones.<p>The newly identified stone, according to a report from The Geological Society of America, has been officially named plastiglomerate. It is formed when plastic trash melts and …

Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde reportedly arrested in Sweden

The Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde — also known as Brokep — has reportedly been arrested in Sweden by police forces after a raid on a farm in the country's southern region. Nationwide Swedish tabloid <i>Expressen</i> first reported police had captured the 35-year-old. He's been wanted by Interpol since …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

Velociraptor robot nearly as fast as Cheetah

A newly created running robot based on the Velociraptor is faster than Usain Bolt, and closing in on the first robot that broke Bolt's record.<p>It won't be the cheetahs that kill us after all, but, apparently, the robotic dinosaurs. Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and …

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Google Will Be Better Off Minus Google+

Google+ as we know it appears to be finished. Vic Gundotra, the executive in charge, is leaving the company, and TechCrunch says big changes are afoot. The three-year-old social network is being redefined — demoted? — from a product to a platform, and Google will stop trying to infuse it into all …

My Students Don't Know How to Have a Conversation

"Students’ reliance on screens for communication is detracting—and distracting—from their engagement in real-time talk."<p>Recently I stood in front of my class, observing an all-too-familiar scene. Most of my students were covertly—or so they thought—pecking away at their smartphones under their …

Farewell Nokia: The rise and fall of a mobile pioneer

Nokia was once a dominant force in the wireless world. CNET takes a look at its successes -- and what went wrong.<p>You never forget your first cellphone.<p>Mine was the Nokia 5190. By today's standards, it was bulky and embarrassingly lacking in features. It made phone calls and played the game "Snake." …

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Android is reportedly getting voice commands everywhere

Outside of the Moto X, hands-free voice commands on Android are limited; pick up a Nexus 5 or Galaxy S5 and you'll find that "OK Google" only works at the home screen. If <i>Android Police</i>'s sources are accurate, though, you'll soon get to bark out orders no matter where you are in the interface. …

Sonic Racing Transformed Goes Free On Android & iOS

<i>Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed,</i> the hugely popular kart racing game that features <i>Sonic</i> and a number of other famous video game characters, <i></i>is …

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi rebrands itself as Mi, expands to 10 new markets

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Xiaomi, the Chinese hardware maker, is planning to expand to 10 new countries, according to comments made at a press conference …

IFTTT comes to Android

IFTTT, or the app formerly known as If This Then That, just launched a native Android app optimized for phone and tablet-sized screens. IFTTT lets users mash up different services into "recipes" that can do things like automatically download new Facebook photos you're tagged in to Dropbox, send …

Take a walk with Alzheimer's disease in this short video game

Alzheimer's disease, and any form of dementia, can place a great burden on those who love and care for someone suffering from it. The brief, poignant flash game <i>Alz</i> tries to tell the other side of the struggle: what it's like to go about the day when your memory is so displaced and filled with</i> …

Air pollution linked to seven million deaths globally

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1056000/1056383_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524363017_613f7a781e6e8af4d243530a77e9e87e<p><b>Seven million people died as a result of air pollution in 2012, the World Health Organization estimates.</b><p>Its findings suggest a link between air …

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Microsoft: We have the right to search your Hotmail account (updated)

An ex-Microsoft employee was recently arrested for allegedly leaking company secrets, all because Redmond found evidence against him in his contact's Hotmail account. Hold on, is it even legal for the company to go through someone's account without permission? Well, according to Microsoft, it sure …

Is Twitter Getting Rid of @-Replies and Hashtags?

Twitter's head of news, Vivian Schiller, momentarily sent Twitter into a self-reflective mini-frenzy when she revealed that the service might be …

Why iPhone 6 will be \’mother lode\’ of upgrades: ISI analyst

FireChat lets you text friends, even without a signal

FireChat sounds fairly conventional from the get-go.<p>It's a new iPhone app that lets you chat and share photos with nearby users — anonymously, if you so choose. But instead of relying on global positioning or cell tower triangulation to plot you and others on a map, FireChat relies on Bluetooth and …

Twitter celebrates 8th birthday by letting users find their first tweet

Wake up Energized with a Zelda Life Bar on Your Headboard - Technabob

By the time you go to bed at night, you’re pretty worn down from the day’s events. Your life bar must be close to zero. Some sleep will help and that …

Pikachu Named Mascot of the 2014 World Cup

Japan has named Pikachu as its 2014 World Cup mascot.<p>When Japan’s soccer team heads to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup, they’ll be accompanied by their …

Fan remake gives Super Mario 64 a fresh look

YouTube user aryoksini, also known as Aryok Piñera, is working on a <i>Super Mario 64</i> remake that tweaks gameplay mechanics and gives Mario an HD upgrade.<p>Mario's character model is pulled from <i>Super Smash Bros. Brawl</i>, while the remake runs using the Blender Game Engine. In the video above, Piñera shows …

HoverChat For Android Lets You Message Your Friends Without Switching Screens

HoverChat, the first Egyptian Y Combinator startup and makers of an SMS replacement application currently available for Android smartphones, is focused on making messaging more of a multi-tasking experience. The app also has a familiar look: its avatars, called “hoverheads,” are a lot like …

Why bother to text your girl when BroApp can do it for you?

BroApp sends lovey-dovey messages to your beloved little dove, so that you can enjoy drinking with the boys. Really.<p>You know how you often tell your one true love that she's your one true love?<p>Does she know that the "one" isn't true, making the "true" not true either?<p>I only ask because your, um, …

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