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Report: Gingerbread Has Highest Crash Rate For Android

Crittercism, a performance monitoring company best known for crash reports, has come up with its first-ever ‘State of Mobile’ report that extrapolates data from their one billion monthly active users to show a variety of mobile app performance metrics.<p>The report found that Gingerbread has the …

Apple Patents Smudge-Resistant Sapphire Coating, Suggesting Displays Are On The Way

Apple has filed for a patent (via AppleInsider) that adds further fuel to the fire around the possibility it will use sapphire glass for future device displays. The the new application describes how an oleophobic (oil-repelling) coating might be added to sapphire glass to make it smudge and …

MH370: Bad weather suspends search as new objects spotted

Planes and ships searching for debris suspected of being from the missing Malaysian jetliner failed to find any Thursday before bad weather cut their hunt short, as Thailand said one of its satellites had spotted hundreds of objects in the area.<p>The Thai satellite spotted the objects floating in the …

How AT&T and Verizon lobby for spectrum in Washington DC

It’s that time of year where the major wireless providers cry to the US government about how their companies are doomed without additional spectrum being freed up. AT&T has a long history of over-emphasizing capacity and spectrum constraints in order to get what they want from regulators and …

Telecoms

HTC Blinkfeed coming to other Android devices soon

Buried among all the interesting details about the new HTC One (M8) was a little line about HTC’s vision for some of its proprietary apps. A few days ago HTC published some of its apps onto the Google Play Store including Blinkfeed. The move allows HTC to update some of its core apps without the …

Android News

ZTE Nubia X6 features 13MP front and back cams

The act of taking self-portrait photos using your front-facing camera and then uploading them to the web is a practice that’s pretty common everywhere in the globe, but there’s little denying that China in particular seems to be a big fan of selfies. That’s probably why most of the phones coming …

Mobile Technology

Link Bubble Review

Link Bubble is a new application from Chris Lacy, the developer behind Action Launcher. In this truly unique app, you load links in the background and only bring them forward when you want them. In this review, we’ll take a look at the finer points of Link Bubble and determine just how good it is. …

Apps

Surgery could change how doctors treat prostate cancer - Futurity

Direct treatment of the primary tumor in metastatic prostate cancer appears to significantly prolong survival, a new study shows.

Samsung 'Very Puzzled' as Galaxy S5 Launches Early in Korea

As of today, Samsung Galaxy S5 is available with South Korea's largest mobile carrier, SK Telecom. The problem with that is that Samsung had not …

Secret Service Issues Extend Beyond Amsterdam

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Following up on yesterday’s report of Secret Service agents getting sloshed in Amsterdam, another …

The Science of Stupid: Galileo is Rolling Over in His Grave

So here’s a fine howdy-do for Galileo Galilei: Exactly one day—<i>one flipping day</i>—after the great man’s 450th birthday, on Feb. 15, 2014, a study by …

Electrify Any Bike For Extra Pedal Power

Upgrade your old two-wheeler.<p>Who wants to be a sweaty mess after biking to work? “No one,” is the answer FlyKly is banking on. The start-up has created an electrified rear wheel that can retrofit onto almost any bike. Pedaling becomes effortless, and co-workers will thank you.<p>Motor<p>The 250-watt <b>motor</b> …

Arduino

13 Professional Photographers Who Use Mirrorless Cameras

As bloggers who constantly test and review photography gear, we are the very first to admit that it is surprisingly easy to let gear obsession get in …

Pennsylvania 'Craigslist killer' says she has murdered more than 20

• Police investigate claims made by Miranda Barbour • Suspect professes involvement with satanic cult<p>A woman charged with her newlywed husband in the murder of a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the crime in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper, and said she has killed more than 20 …

Dems' 2014 plan: Neutralize ACA

Democrats know their biggest problem in this year’s midterm election is Obamacare. So top party operatives have settled on a strategy to try blunting the GOP’s advantage: Tell voters Republicans would make the problem worse — raising prescription drug prices, empowering insurance companies and even …

Oakland: the city that told Google to get lost

If pushing your enemy into the sea signifies success, then Google's decision to start ferrying workers to its campus by boat suggests the revolt against big technology companies is going well. Standing on the docks of Oakland, on the east side of San Francisco Bay, last week, you could watch the …