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Isabella Rossellini: ‘There is no work between 45 and 60 – you’re in limbo’

At 43, Isabella Rossellini was sacked as the face of Lancôme. Now, 20 years on, she’s been rehired. She talks movies, her mother, Ingrid Bergman, and her rollercoaster life<p>In 1996, when Isabella Rossellini was about to turn 44, she was sacked. After 14 years as the face and spokesperson of Lancôme …

Helen Mirren

How to write a 3D game for Android using Unreal Engine: Part 2

In part 1 of this tutorial, we talked about the basic overview of Unreal Engine and getting a first person shooter game started, in part 2 we will go in depth with “graphs” along with blueprints, level design and much more. If you have not read part 1, do so now so you will have the base game setup …

Game Development

Here are the Android-related videos you don't want to miss

We thought we’d have a little fun this week. As you’re probably well aware, April Fools’ Day was yesterday, and we figured it was a good time to show you what we consider to be the perfect smartphone. It has a giant screen, a computer fan to help cool it down, a battery that will last for months at …

Android Apps

Teenagers have built a summary app makes studying easier

Three teenagers have built a nifty summary tool that could potentially help high-school students study more efficiently and save hours of reading.<p>Available for iOS, Summize is an intelligent summary generator that will automatically recap the contents of any textbook page (or news article) you take …

Apps

Neverware turns old laptop into Chromebook

According toTechspot Chromebooks use a lightweight, limited OS that's far less demanding on the spec. While manufactures have used this to churn out …

Consumer Tech

This Windows 95 Emulator Brings the Good Old Days of Desktop To Your Web Browser

Minesweeper, anyone?<p>We often get nostalgic for the Windows 95 era, an age when the internet was fast becoming mainstream and Minesweeper was all you needed to stave off boredom.<p>Anyone who shares these sentiments can now revisit Microsoft's 20-year-old operating system with this Windows 95 emulator …

Software

Official Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge images leaked

<i>Source: Twitter.com (January 29, 2016)</i><p>The images were posted to Twitter earlier on Friday, following VentureBeat's earlier release of Galaxy S7 and …

Phones

The Algorithms Are Taking Over: Who Controls Our Online Future?

The online world is becoming an ever-more-important piece of our societal existence. In the US, people have become so glued to their phones that 10% of all pedestrian emergency room visits are now from cell phones and not a week goes by without another report of what has become “death by …

Internet

Adobe Lightroom mobile on Android is now available for free

Adobe ditched the Creative Cloud requirement for Lightroom mobile on iOS back in October, and now it's doing the same for Android. With an update to version 1.4 for the Android app, the photo-editing software is now free to use. This means that you'll no longer need that desktop software …

Li-Fi: 100 times faster than Wi-Fi, tests prove

Li-Fi, a super-fast alternative to Wi-Fi, has been proven capable of sending data at up to 1GBps in real-world tests.<p>At that speed, 100-times faster than current Wi-Fi technologies, a high-definition film could be downloaded in a matter of seconds.<p>In a pilot scheme carried of by Estonian start-up …

Internet of Things

The Most Popular and Useful Google Scripts

Google Scripts offer programmatic access to most Google products including Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive, Analytics, Google Contacts, Calendar, …

The inside story of how $1 billion Evernote went from Silicon Valley darling to deep trouble

That year, Evernote passed 30 million registered users, brought its total funding to $270 million, and seemed like a sure-fire candidate to hit the public market in the coming years.<p>Fast forward three years, and the tables have turned.<p>Despite reaching 150 million registered users this year, …

Phil Libin

Pretty in pink iPhone 6s overheats

The problem is Apple fanboyrs frantically taking selfies of themselves in their darknened mum's basement using the phone's camera and flash, causes …

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking Warn of Killer Robot Wars

Stephen Hawking

Java Tutorial for Beginners - Here is how to learn Java

If you have ever wanted to write your own Android app, for fun or for profit, you are probably going to need to do some programming. There are lots of different ways to write Android programs but the official language of Android is Java, so this Java tutorial for beginners may be for you. If you …

Programming Languages

Microsoft quietly launches a free lock screen replacement app for Android

Things are busy at Microsoft Garage, where the company’s employees share experimental projects they’ve been working on. The most recent release is Picturesque Lock Screen, a free Android app that adds useful functions, handy shortcuts and beautiful images to your lock screen.<p>Picturesque Lock Screen …

Apps

The most influential smartphones of all time

The speed and scale of the smartphone revolution has been nothing short of incredible. The dream of equipping every human on the planet with a direct conduit to our collective knowledge in the shape of the Internet is being realized. It’s a tool for communication, for accessing information, for …

Motorola

ARM’s secret recipe for power efficient processing

There are several different companies that design microprocessors. There is Intel, AMD, Imagination (MIPS), and Oracle (Sun SPARC) to name a few. However, none of these companies is known exclusively for their power efficiency. That isn’t to say they don’t have designs aimed at power efficiency, …

Computer Science

Revealed: The Lost Chapter of Interstellar

Author: Christopher Nolan & Sean Gordon Murphy. Christopher Nolan & Sean Gordon Murphy Magazine<p>Date of Publication: 11.18.14.<p>Time of Publication: …

Apple announces Q4 2014 revenue of $42.1b: 39m iPhones, 12.3m iPads, 5.5m Macs

Apple today announced its Q4 2014 earnings results reporting that the company earned $42.1 billion in revenue and $8.5 billion in profit during the quarter.<p>“Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of …

The Tempescope shows you tomorrow's weather by physically creating it

Another very cool item hidden within CEATEC, Japan's biggest tech show, was the Tempescope. The team behind it call it "an ambient physical display that visualizes the weather, inside your living room" -- it's an elaborate lit-up box that shows you tomorrow's weather in a very classy, oddly …

Wonga writes off R4bn in debt

United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority.<p>London - UK short-term lender Wonga is writing off the debt of around 330,000 customers worth about 220 …

Rotten to the Core: How an Apple mega-deal cost Los Angeles classrooms $1 billion

Bad business and worse ethics? A scandal is brewing in L.A. over a sketchy intiative to give every student an iPad<p>Technology companies may soon be getting muddied from a long-running scandal at the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the nation’s second-largest system. A year after the …

BehindTheOverlay Chrome Extension Kills Overlay Popups

Have you ever wished you could just get rid of the annoying popup message on a site that is blocking the actual content? BehindTheOverlay is a Chrome extension that does exactly that. You can grab it directly from the Chrome Web Store.<p>If you’ve ever been bothered by a website that hides its content …

The Most ’90s Thing That Could Ever Exist

The zeitgeist summed perfectly in one technological artifact, which is a VHS tape promoting Windows 95, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.<p>Wow.<p>Just. Wow.<p>This image is bouncing around on Twitter thanks to Jehan Ranasinghe, who dug this thing up, presumably with a time machine, and then …

'Game of Thrones' intro gets the 8-bit treatment

What do you get when you mix the "Game of Thrones" intro with Super Mario World? Something awesome, of course.<p>In the meantime, enjoy Nick's work, and just you try to get that 8-bit audio theme song out of your head.

Farewell Nokia: The rise and fall of a mobile pioneer

Nokia was once a dominant force in the wireless world. CNET takes a look at its successes -- and what went wrong.<p>You never forget your first cellphone.<p>Mine was the Nokia 5190. By today's standards, it was bulky and embarrassingly lacking in features. It made phone calls and played the game "Snake." …

Mobile

Google Doodles: A 'Campfire for the Whole World'

At the Googleplex in Mountain View sits a team within the Search Features department that creates all the Google Doodles for the whole world.<p>Ever since co-founder Sergey Brin sketched out a simple Burning Man-themed reworking of the company’s logo in 1998, Doodles have become talking points for the …