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'Star Trek: Discovery' Concludes One Mission And Begins Another As Season One Ends<p>Coming To Grips With The New, Very Different Han Solo<p>Lifelong 'Star …

Inbox by Gmail shows up in Chrome Web Store

Earlier this week Google introduced a new alternative to email clients, and their Gmail platform in particular, with the launch of a new product …

Chrome Web Store

The Nexus 6: hands-on with Google's phablet

After watching Apple unapologetically release the gigantic iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung release the fourth iteration of its massive Galaxy Note, getting a 6-inch phone from Google seems almost par for the course. Huge phones are the new normal, but the Nexus 6 somehow manages to feel supersized even …

“Fury”: Brad Pitt brings the macho back to WWII in this relentless battle flick

Brad Pitt’s tank commander is a hero, and almost a monster, in action-movie minimalist David Ayer’s WWII saga<p>David Ayer, the writer and director of “Fury,” Brad Pitt’s new World War II tank-battle saga, is single-handedly trying to put the macho back into the movies. That sounds like I’m busting …

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Google Play Services gets updated with Material Design

The influx of Material Design updates is carrying on tonight with Google Play Services. The icon has been revamped to include Material Design and the …

In 'Birdman,' Alejandro G. Inarritu takes his doubts and lets them fly

NEW YORK — About two years ago, Alejandro G. Iñárritu was contemplating his next film when he found himself at a crossroads.<p>The Mexican-born director had gone from the upstart status of his early career, with such films as the kinetic<p>"Amores Perros"in 2000 and the awards breakout "Babel" in 2006, …

Videos Exploring Steven Spielberg's Editing Style in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

CyanogenMod Installer hits the Play Store to help you flash your phone

App still needs to be paired with a Windows component to install firmware<p>In its push to make installing its custom firmware easier for the average …

HP Chromebook 11 review

I’m never offline anymore.<p>I have Wi-Fi at home and at the office, nearly every hotel or coffee shop on the planet offers connectivity, and for the rare in-between times, my phone serves as a perfectly usable (if slightly awkward) mechanism for getting on the internet. The only time I <i>can’t</i> get …

Only God Forgives – review

Like his mentor, the 57-year-old enfant terrible Lars von Trier, the 42-year-old Nicolas Winding Refn is equally fascinated by extreme violence and the austere, mystical Lutheranism of Carl Dreyer, the father figure of Danish cinema and still its greatest exponent. His new film as writer-director,</i> …

Contribute your Photospheres to Google Maps with new 'Views' page

New web tool makes it fun to browse and simple to upload your own Photo Spheres.<p>Google is making both submitting and viewing Photospheres on Google …

Android 4.3 may breathe new life in your bogged down Nexus 7

For all its qualities, the original Nexus 7 had a problem – it got slower the longer you used it. At least that’s what many users reported in righteous outrage.<p>The problem was related to low-level software, specifically to the way information was written on the flash storage of the tablet. As long …

Android News

Cleopatra and Heaven's Gate: the last of the great Hollywood stinkers?

Sexual intercourse must have been invented earlier in New York than in Yorkshire because all that Robert Benton could think about in 1963 was movies. …

Mobile

First pictures of new Nexus 7 surface online

With rumors that a follow up to the successful Nexus 7 will be announced at a Google held event July 24, Android Central has just posted the first …

Floating Touch app brings Chat Heads-like experience to your settings

Let’s not beat around the bush here, Facebook Home was an awful idea. Who really wants a full-time Facebook experience? Not very many people we’d wager. Not everything about Facebook Home is horrible, however. In fact, Facebook’s “Chat Head” notifications have proven popular enough to see several …

Apps

Rumor: Moto X phone to offer “pure Android” experience, “fast” upgrades and Clear Pixel camera

A new set of Moto X phone rumors seems to reveal more information about the upcoming flagship Motorola smartphone, this time detailing Android updates and main camera.<p><i>Android and Me</i>’s Taylor Wimberly is the person behind the new rumors, the same source that has offered various details about the …

Android News

Tip: Google Search Displays Your Contact's Phone Numbers And Addresses If You Join The Field Trial

I've known my wife for five years now, and I still struggle to remember her phone number. The only numbers I know are those I can recall from before …

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean leak. So what's new?

In case you didn’t know, an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean ROM leaked this week and the most intriguing part of it was that it wasn’t for a Nexus device. The ROM was for the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition, and was subsequently ported over to the standard GT-I9505 Galaxy S4 (after all they do share the exact …

Google Play

[Video] Learn About The Redesign Of The Google Play Suite Of Apps From Android Design In Action

As Android users and enthusiasts, we sometimes find ourselves curious about the continuously evolving interfaces in Google's ecosystem. Over the …

The 11 Google Glass improvements we hope Google I/O delivers

The future's here, in prototype form -- but it's a long way from finished. Here's our best hope for the immediate future.<p>Last year, Google I/O -- Google's annual event for the developer community -- treated us to skydiving, arena-cycling Google Glass wearers, and a whole crazy landscape of wearable …

Augmented Reality

Google Links Gmail, G+, And Drive Storage - Gmail Now Comes With 15GB Of Shared Storage By Default, Caps Removed

Google has finally integrated storage between its three most data-intensive consumer platforms: Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+. The result? 5 extra …