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Google shocked this man by offering sympathy on the death of his father

Today, we bring you a mind-blowing example of that.<p>Reddit user "barney13" was experimenting with all the voice commands in Google Now and Google Photos. He's got an Android phone and pretty much uses all of the Google services, Gmail, Drive, YouTube, Google Now and Google Photos, which …

Why Microsoft Office's Clippy had to die, according to the exec who killed him

But for those of us who remember using Microsoft Office in the 1990s and early 2000s, the concept raises the specter of Clippy — the paper-clip-shaped, animated help tool that was supposed to answer basic questions in plain speech, but became an icon of annoyance.<p>Clippy debuted to much fanfare in …

Galaxy S7 Edge vs. iPhone 6S Plus: Which phone has the better camera?

Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have everything you could possibly want in a phone.<p>The phones have gorgeous screens, all-day battery life and the …

The darkest material on Earth has become even darker

When Surrey NanoSystems introduced the original Vantablack, the company said the carbon nanotube material is capable of absorbing 99.96 percent of light that touches it. It's so dark, it can fool your eyes into seeing a smooth surface even when the nanotubes were actually grown on crumpled foil …

Black Holes

Virtual reality's fragile magic ingredient

One moment I'm in a room full of people, the next I'm in the sun-scorched Australian Outback. But it takes more than the fancy graphics of the Samsung Gear VR virtual-reality headset I've just lowered over my head to convince me I'm really hanging out with aborigines.<p>What it takes, says Richard …

Virtual Reality

This Comic Shows The True Struggle Of Adulting While Awkward

The struggle is real.

The new 'Netflix for pirated movies' might leave you vulnerable to hackers

Torrents Time was built by the people who made Popcorn Time, and their new web browser plugin can make streaming from torrent sites like The Pirate Bay as easy as watching Netflix. In other words, if Popcorn Time was the "Netflix for pirated movies," Torrents Time lets any torrent site become its …

See Johnny Depp’s Epic, 50-Minute Donald Trump Parody Biopic

it’s even more bonkers than you’re imagining.<p>Some days, the universe just dumps something wonderful in your lap without warning. Friends, today was exactly one of those days. Like some sort of secret Beyoncé album launch, the good, good people at Funny or Die have released a 50-minute parody biopic …

Bliss, at 35,000 feet: It’s a perk war in the sky as airlines woo business-class passengers

I hadn't checked in online, so it was a pleasant surprise when the KLM flight attendant showed me to my seat. It was at the back of the business class cabin, a single seat smack in the centre. I usually like window seats, but 4E is super cool. The only standalone seat in the cabin, wide and bulky, …

Googler says OnePlus' USB Type-C adapter is not safe for all devices

<i>Update, November 16: in a reply to an inquiry by Gadgets 360, OnePlus stated the following:</i><p><i>“The OnePlus USB Type-C cable and adapter are compliant with USB 2.0 and Type-C 1.0 protocols. They can safely be used with the OnePlus 2 to transfer data and charge the phone.”</i><p><i>Editor’s note: we’ve updated</i> …

Review: The Logi Circle Will Keep You Connected to Your Home Even When Away

The Logi Circle, a home monitoring camera, is one of the first products Logitech is selling under its new Logi brand, which it's using for devices that are part of the Internet of Things. The Logi Circle is a palm-sized connected camera designed to let its users monitor their home and interact with …

The fantasy world of 'Skyrim' has never looked better

A big reason for the game's continued success is the "mod" community, where programmers and enthusiasts develop creative modifications to the giant fantasy world of "Skyrim" for others to download and enjoy on their PCs.<p>Some "Skyrim" modifications can be ingenious and funny, like replacing all the …

The Elder Scrolls

Blast from the past — Google Wave began closing down five years ago today

"What might email look like if it was invented today?" is the question Lars Rasmussen asked a room full of developers at the 2009 Google I/O right …

This Girl Looks Exactly Like Harry Styles Wearing Makeup

And Directioners are living for it.<p>The best-ever Harry Styles lookalike has officially been discovered. And it's all thanks to a guy on Twitter whose life was basically turned upside down earlier this week, thanks to the realization that his girlfriend looks <i>exactly</i> like Harry Styles with makeup on. …

Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is and Receive the Best Response Ever

The Twitterverse lost their marbles Monday night over a fabulous in-joke from the tech wizards at Apple. Feel the burn.<p>Siri has always been too …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4, six months on

Five months into 2015, and halfway through its shelf life, it's time to take a look back on Samsung's best phone of 2014. The Galaxy Note 4 arrived …

What it's like when Apple features your app in the App Store

Obviously earning one of these spots leads to more downloads and a general increase in the popularity of your app. But gaining one of those spots isn't easy, and there's no real way to guarantee it will ever happen.<p>One startup founder described what it was like the first time his app was featured …

How can I make my PC completely secure?

How can I make my PC completely secure from any type of virus and hacking? <b>Juzer</b><p>You can’t, because of the old computer industry phenomenon known as PEBCAK, or “Problem exists between chair and keyboard”. A lot of hacks depend on “social engineering,” which means manipulating people into handing over …

Demilitarized Zone

Monument Valley Team Reveals The Cost And Reward Of Making A Hit iOS Game

Games and the formula that leads to their success can be a bit of a mystery, perhaps more so on mobile. One of 2014’s big hits, both in terms of critical and audience success, was Monument Valley by ustwogames.<p>The isometric 3D puzzler was breathtaking in terms of its visual design and had nice …

These Are the Most Ingenious Gadgets From CES 2015

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

The Golden Curve: Determining Player Value in Freemium Apps

<i>Julian is a heavy-duty number cruncher for Wooga, a mobile games developer based in Berlin.</i><p>There’s one unfortunate truth about mobile game development. You cannot make a great game, offer it for free and depend on the masses downloading it. The app marketplace is packed, with every publisher …

Bitcoin Exchange CEO Autumn Radtke Found Dead In Suspected Suicide

The American CEO of a Bitcoin exchange has been found dead at her home in Singapore.<p>Autumn Radtke, 28, was found on 28 February according to local …

Mystery Moon Object Spotted On Google Moon Has Everyone Baffled

<i>UPDATE: Digital imaging expert, Ross Davidson, thinks he has the answer (see below).</i><p>In amongst the random, crater strewn landscape of the Moon, it …

Designer hailed as next Dyson for compressor blade discovery

A British invention can cut energy costs by up to 20pc, reports Rebecca Burn-Callander<p>The engine has seen little innovation since Felix Wankel’s contentious rotary effort back in the 1950s. That is not for want of trying. According to Google’s patent library, which indexes data from the European …

Wastewater

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

Want to see the freakiest illusion on YouTube? T-Rex picture follows you around the room - Pocket-lint

There are some great optical illusions posted on YouTube, but we have to say that this is one of the best. YouTube user brusspup has created a …

Distractify

It seems like Marvel can't churn out their movies fast enough, regardless of how obscure the heroes they're putting in the films are. Seriously, if …

Why are children always certain they know best?

I have watched four children grow now and I am still left with a mystery – what is the nature of childhood? What makes children different? I have written before about the elusive quality of innocence: how it, although we cannot define it, is the quintessence of the child's nature. But there are …