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Google woos Windows XP crowd with Chromebook discount

With Microsoft ending Windows XP support, Google isn't wasting any time seeking out new prospects with a Chromebook for Business offer.<p>After reminiscing about the Windows XP "revolution", Google argues it's "time for a real change" on its Official Enterprise Blog. Then comes the sales pitch: "Buy …

New York Public Library now lets you use 20,000 historical maps for free

Ever wanted to see what New York City's maps looked like before skyscrapers took over... or before Americans took over, for that matter? It's now easy as pie. The New York Public Library has published more than 20,000 of its historical maps under a Creative Commons public domain license. You can …

Google brings Windows apps to Chrome OS in latest Microsoft attack

Google’s intentions with its Chromebooks have always been clear: disrupt Microsoft’s Windows monopoly. The approach of low-cost devices and a modern cloud-powered OS has left Microsoft a little nervous, but Google is now launching the next stage of its continued attack: the enterprise. In a deal …

38 Best New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (1/28/14 - 2/11/14)

Article Contents<p>Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were …

T-Mobile doesn't just want to be your carrier, now it wants to be your bank

The Uncarrier wants to be the Unbank of prepaid debit cards<p>T-Mobile has been playing "bank" for some time now with its 24-month financing of devices, …

10 Ways to Pay Using Your Mobile Smartphone

<i>Jon Norris is a freelance content specialist for audience.io and writes for the Fueled blog. This post comes courtesy of Fueled, a mobile design and development company based in New York and London.</i><p>The mobile wallet dream may still be a way off for the average consumer, but a cashless and cardless …

Heavy Metal magazine getting rebooted with a focus on film and TV

Print edition will stay alive through a quarterly magazine<p>Much like its contemporary <i>Omni</i>, sci-fi and fantasy magazine <i>Heavy Metal</i> is getting a reboot — but this time it's going to be much more than a print publication. As <i>Variety</i> reports, the magazine has been sold to new owners, among them film …

AllCast for Android leaves beta, streams media to your Apple TV, Roku or Xbox (video)

Worried that you won't get to watch your favorite videos while visiting family this holiday? Don't be: After a brief beta phase, ClockworkMod's Koushik Dutta has released a completed version of AllCast for Android. The polished app lets you stream both local and cloud-based media to relatively …

The killer voice feature Google Now needs next

One of the Nexus 5 smartphone's best new features is the always-listening, touchless control over Google Now, the name by which the platform's personal assistant is known.<p>By saying the words "OK, Google" when the phone is unlocked, you can launch any of Google Now's actions -- like searching the …

Why the Nexus 5 should advance touchless control

The Android-gossip consensus is that we'll see a Nexus 5 running Android 4.4 KitKatrevealed on Tuesday, yet we've heard of no confirmation or official invites to any unveiling.<p>Whether the big debut of the next pure Google phone has been pushed back or not, there's one killer feature I expect to see …

Themer will make your Android phone look amazing

One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn't always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change …

House Of The Future: How Automation Tech Is Transforming The Home

In the late 2000s, while he was building himself a “green” home in Lake Tahoe, Calif., Tony Fadell, one of the creators of the iPod, went looking for a thermostat, and was unimpressed by the limited features and dated technology he found.<p>Fadell teamed up with former Apple colleague Matt Rogers in …

Like The Evolution Of Apple's iPod And iPhone, Nest Is Building One Product At A Time

Today Nest officially unveiled the follow up to its popular learning thermostat with a smoke and carbon monoxide detector called the “Nest Protect.”<p>Getting a look at it in person, co-founder and VP of engineering Matt Rogers showed me why this smoke alarm is a little more exciting than what …