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Google Drive now supports streaming presentations to Chromecast

Google has quietly updated the web version of Google Drive with support for streaming presentations to Chromecast dongles. After installing the …

How to make your Android phone child-friendly with Kid Mode

Before you hand your Android phone to your kids, download and enable Kid Mode first!<p>Kid Mode is a great app made by Zoodles that not only adds some …

Here's another reason you should use Google Now

If your phone doesn't support Wireless Emergency Alerts, Google Now can still warn you<p>We all tend to loathe those emergency alerts that pop up on our …

Best Android apps of April 2014

April showers bring May flowers and sweet Android apps<p>Not unlike Phil's Atlantean hometown, you may need a bucket to deal with April's deluge of …

Samsung Gear Fit review “pre-buttal” (Video)

While Samsung’s fashionable Gear Fit smart watch/fitness accessory saw plenty of action in our recent exercise adventure with S Health, our coverage …

Samsung schedules health-focused event; will we see new wearables?

We’ve been spending a fair share of time lately talking about wearables, and given their increased presence on the mobile scene this year, that’s …

Minuum: a Nifty Collapsible Keyboard App for Android

The stock keyboard on Android isn’t too bad, but sometimes you might find that the layout and sheer size means that it ends up taking up a lot of space on your screen.<p>If that’s the case, then you’ll probably want to check out Minuum, an alternative Android keyboard that lets you shrink the entire …

Beautiful Houses: Fall House

Today we will show you the breathtaking Fall House in Big Sur, California, a project by Fougeron Architecture. This is a wow house. And the great …

Living Rooms

#flipshopping: Gifts for Mom

Inside Flipboard / April 29, 2014<p>We love our moms and we want to show them how much we care, but let’s be honest: sometimes they’re a little tricky …

Clarkson apology over racist rhyme in full

BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has issued an apology on Twitter after unbroadcast footage of him appearing to use a racist word was given to a tabloid newspaper.<p>The Daily Mirror reported that the star used the n-word in a nursery rhyme, although the paper claims it was later edited out of …

'Earth's Cousin': Scientists Find Alien Planet That's Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Astronomy

Macaroni and Cheese Waffles Recipe

Waffled macaroni and cheese might not rank quite as high on the list of "things you must try before you die" as, say, a fresh-from-the-water oyster, or a sliver of Parmesan sliced off of a wheel that has just been opened in front of your eyes, or a bit of playful light bondage, but it's certainly …

Google Australia's $7.1m tax bill slashed to just $466,802, reports say

Google’s Australian operation may have had its $7.1m tax bill reduced to just $466,802 in the 2013 financial year.<p>Google Australia had its taxes reduced as a result of of a range of tax deductions, according to Fairfax Media.<p>But the company also reported it had made $46.5m in local pre-tax profits, …

Inspired by Dropbox & Uber, MakeSpace may be the future of physical storage

MakeSpace thinks physical storage should work more like Dropbox.<p>The New York startup provides a substantially better user experience than traditional self-storage offerings, argues CEO Sam Rosen. The company will drop off bins for your stuff, come back later to pick up those packed bins, and use …

Dude, where's my car? Google Now knows

A small update tucked into the Google Search app for Android on Thursday gives the Google Now personal assistant the memory powers suburban America has been waiting for: it remembers where you parked your car.<p>The car locator feature will remember your car's location and set a card to remind you. It …

Android News

Apple Is Hiring A 'Buzz Marketing Manager' To Get iPhones In The Hands Of More Famous People

That photo, it turns out, was a bit of a PR stunt by Samsung. Samsung sponsored the Oscars, and as part of the sponsorship, it wanted its phones featured during the show. Degeneres wanted to take selfies, so Samsung said she had to use a Galaxy Note III. It even trained her on how to do it.<p>The buzz …

Google Glass community goes on charm offensive, plans a #glassnightout

Glass has gotten a bad rep over the past few months, particularly in bars where other patrons mistakenly think Explorers are recording their every move (or they actually are). To help improve that image, Google is encouraging owners to go out on the town this Saturday night wearing their high-tech …

Why LinkedIn is morphing from a social network into an online newspaper

On May 5th, LinkedIn will celebrate its 11th birthday. It announced last month that 300 million people had signed up for the professional social network. This evening, LinkedIn will report earnings for first quarter of this year, which analysts expect to surpass the company’s own guidance.<p>Despite …

Mobile Devices

Should I buy my next desktop PC from a UK company?

The end of support for Windows XP is prompting me to pension off my old PC, a Dell Dimension 3100. I was intending to go for another Dell desktop, such as an Inspiron 3000 or the OptiPlex model which you recommended recently. However, I rather like the idea of buying a product put together by a …

Here’s what app addiction looks like on an international scale

International markets are a clear opportunity for developers, without a doubt.<p>From the outside, however, it can be hard to take the pulse of cultures and communities halfway around the world. To borrow an old catchphrase from a childhood icon, where in the world is your audience (and how are they …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

In the last few months, both HTC and Samsung launched new flagship phones that are pretty good. And there are plenty of solid older devices that you can buy at a steep discount.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design,</i> …

Phones

Adidas MiCoach Smart Run wants to work out with Spotify

The Adidas MiCoach Smart Run , a fitness tracker with an assortment of sensors for your workout as well as space to store music, may be getting a new feature to keep you pumped for your run.<p>Adidas and streaming music service Spotify recently teamed to create music playlists and suggested running …

Google Search updated with ability to remember where you parked

<b>Update:</b> It turns out Google Search/Now on Android is also getting a ton of other new features in addition to the ability to find a parked vehicle (via SearchEngineLand):<p><b>Offline support:</b> Google Now cards will remain loaded when users lose their internet or mobile connections• <b><br>Indoor maps:</b> in “some …

Game of clones: a look at Android’s cloning and piracy problems

A cursory glance at the games in the Play Store reveals a world of cloning. It’s also no secret that Android suffers from a piracy problem. Where is the line between the two? Are pirating and cloning serious issues that need to be tackled and, if so, what can be done?<p>My God, it’s full of clones<p>The …

iCloud goes down… down under

Several reports are coming in that Apple’s iCloud services have been experiencing an outage in Australia in addition to a few reports from New Zealand. Most appear unable to access any iCloud services such as Calendars and Mail, and others report Apple’s iMessage service is also down. The problems …

Celebrities Who've Changed Their Names For Fame

If you're one of those people who thinks they know everything about every celebrity, think again. (Unless you happen to know who Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor is.)<p>Dozens of stars opt to change their real names before they are famous, choosing to go by more unique or interesting monikers. For …

David Arquette Welcomes Baby Boy With Girlfriend Christina McLarty

David Arquette is a proud papa once again, after his girlfriend Christina McLarty gave birth to a baby boy on Monday, April, 28, the actor's rep confirmed to Us Weekly.<p>Charlie West was born at 12:35 p.m. in Los Angeles, and weighed in at 8 lbs., 7 oz, reports People magazine.<p>"Mom, dad and baby are …

Bob Hoskins Dead: 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' Actor Dies At 71

English actor Bob Hoskins, who is best known for his roles in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit' and "Hook," died following a battle with pneumonia, his rep tells BBC News. He was 71.<p>"Bob died peacefully at hospital last night surrounded by family, following a bout of pneumonia," his agent said in a …

Abigail Breslin Is Little Miss Stunning In A Little Black Dress

Talk about growing up gorgeous!<p>Abigail Breslin, who you may still remember as Olive Hoover from the 2006 film "Little Miss Sunshine," looked grown up and beautiful at the 11th annual Project Sunshine benefit celebration in New York City Tuesday, April 29.<p>Breslin, 18, rocked an off-the-shoulders, …