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World’s first Liquidmetal phone is waterproof, stronger than steel, and ready to launch

Apple has a long and, sadly, uneventful history with Liquidmetal. The promising and shockingly strong material has so far been used only in small …

Google's "Hands Free" will allow you to shop at stores without pulling out your phone

Coming to select McDonalds later this year<p>Google debuted Android Pay during yesterday's opening keynote at its I/O developer conference. But the most interesting payments news came at a late afternoon session, where executives from Google's commerce division showed off a prototype of a hands-free …

Handsfree

Google has a secret ‘bench’ program that keeps execs at the company even when they’re not leading anything

Google’s bench of veteran executives and engineers is deep and packed with familiar faces, and it’s no accident.<p>The Internet company’s obsession with prized engineers and product gurus, and its competitive instinct to keep them away from rivals, means that certain executives can essentially rotate …

Hey kids, YouTube has an app coming just for you

The online video service cooks up a new app -- on Android only, for starters -- after parents ask for a better viewing experience for youngsters.<p>When it comes to streaming video, these days it's all about the kids.<p>YouTube, the world's biggest online video service, said it will launch a new free app …

Apps

Nexus 6 Tips and Tricks!

Ever since Google’s Nexus 6 was announced last year, it’s become one of the most polarizing smartphones ever to be released. In the past, Nexus smartphones have been modest and (mostly) affordable, but the Motorola-made Nexus 6 takes a different stance. It’s big, powerful, and features one of the …

Android News

How to make a million dollars on Etsy — buy from Alibaba and run your store like eBay

Online marketplace Etsy is known as a place to buy home-made items, clothing, artworks, and jewelry created by individuals or produced in limited runs by small businesses. But not everyone using the site ascribes to this folksy philosophy. Others, such as Alicia Shaffer, are using Etsy like eBay, …

eCommerce

Google allegedly close to launching its own wireless service using Sprint and T-Mobile

Google is working on its own wireless service for phones that would piggyback on the networks of T-Mobile and Sprint, <i>The Information</i> reports. <i>The Verge</i> has been able to independently verify that the project is indeed underway. By purchasing bandwidth from two of the big four national carriers …

T-Mobile

World's first 3D-printed apartment building constructed in China

A Chinese company has successfully 3D printed a five-storey apartment building and a 1,100 square metre villa from a special print material.<p>While architectural firms compete with their designs for 3D-printed dwellings, one company in China has quietly been setting about getting the job done. In …

3D Printing

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Baseball<p>We're as surprised as you are that mirrored shades and embroidered mocknecks are cool again.<p>By Megan Gustashaw2 days agoView More<p>Editors' …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Google Nexus 6 "Real Review"

Google squashes Android 5.0 Lollipop battery-drain bug

The bug was reported by developers with Nexus 5 smartphones but has been resolved just as the updated mobile operating system begins to trickle out.<p>A bug in Android 5.0 Lollipop was draining Nexus 5 smartphone batteries at a fast clip, but the Wi-Fi-related glitch was fixed by early Thursday.<p>Nexus …

Android News

Getting started with the new Google Maps

Google Maps 9.0 for Android and iOS brings a handful of new and useful features with its Material redesign.<p>In July of this year, Google added voice commands and elevation information to the Maps app, but the design remained the same. This time, the update to version 9.0 -- rolling out over the next …

Android News

Google reportedly aims to expand to kids as customers

The search giant is considering changes to its services that would legally allow children to sign up, according to a report published Monday.<p>As giant tech companies look to expand their businesses, they've tried to court new audiences. But one relatively untapped demographic has been children, …

Online

Explore Pyongyang North Korea Like Never Before in Mind-Bending ‘Flow-Motion’ Hyperlapse

The ‘Enter Pyongyang‘ flow-motion hyperlapse by JT Singh and Rob Whitworth debuted to the public two hours ago as of this writing, and already it has …

Fantastic video tells you everything you need to know about Android L’s beautiful new design

One of the main features of Google’s upcoming Android L operating system update is its design – called Material Design – a new set of design rules …

The latest iPhone 6 design renders from Ukraine

Blog UkrainianiPhone believes that the next-generation iPhone will look like the device in the renders above and below. It’s unlikely that the image directly below represents an actual piece of Apple marketing or if the slogan on that image will be what Apple ends up using when the device launches …

iPhone 6 to feature ultra-sharp screen resolution, report says

For months, reports have said the next iPhone, or iPhones, will feature significantly larger screens than the one on the iPhone 5s. Now, a new report says they may also feature a significantly higher resolution.<p>The next version of Apple's smartphone, the so-called iPhone 6, may feature a screen …

Xiaomi Launches the 7.9 Inch Mi Tablet Starting From $240

There have been plenty of rumors that popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi would be branching out into manufacturing tablets, and now the company has delivered.<p>Xiaomi CEO and co-founder Lei Jun took to the stage at an event in Beijing today to unveil the Mi Pad. The device is 7.9-inches, …

Snowden: NSA 'Set Fire' to Internet, Techies Are 'Firefighters'

Edward Snowden accused the NSA and its counterparts of "setting fire to the future of the Internet" during a videoconference discussion at South by Southwest in Texas on Monday, and he called on the tech community members in the audience to be "the firefighters."<p>Snowden spoke remotely from Russia, …

Surveillance

New Oppo Find 7 images surface

Here at Android Authority we’re eagerly awaiting the launch of Oppo’s latest handset in just over a week’s time, and to feed our addiction, some new picture of the smartphone, along with some specs, have appeared on the Red Dot Design award website. Strangely, the listing appears to have …

Mobile Technology

How to steal Bitcoin in three easy steps

Earlier this month, someone pulled off the largest heist in the history of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet. The illegal drug bazaar Sheep Marketplace was plundered, either by hackers or insiders, and about $100 million worth of the currency was stolen from …

Google acquires Bump, a startup that enables devices to wirelessly share data

A popular app found a bumpy road to building a real business<p>In a blog post today, Bump CEO and founder David Lieb announced that his company had been acquired by Google. Bump builds a set of proprietary technologies that allow devices to share data. The selling point is that users can exchange …

Video: Moto X combines Google Glass listening feature with Google Now

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Voice interaction is expected to be a top feature of the upcoming Moto X(s goog) handset, based on a leaked video promo made …

Woz talks iOS 7 and PRISM in an off the cuff airport interview

Steve Wozniak, a technology icon for his work at Apple, is an elder statesman in the industry; he’s a person whose opinion carries measurable weight. Recently, in an airport, the fine folks of FayerWayer caught up with Woz to talk over iOS 7’s new features, and the NSA’s PRISM program.<p>Whatever the …

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TouchPal Wave Brings Android Users New Keyboard Option

Software keyboards have gotten so much better in recent years that it’s tempting to find one that “just works” and settle down with it, no longer …

Samsung Galaxy S 4's storage to be investigated by BBC Watchdog

We've seen Microsoft's Surface RT face similar accusations, but this time it's the turn of Samsung's Galaxy S 4 and how much space you'll <i>actually</i> get from that advertised 16GB of storage. The BBC's consumer rights show, <i>Watchdog</i>, will be focusing on the smartphone in next week's episode, and the …