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The 15 Best Chrome Extensions to Install Right Now

These add-ons for Google's Chrome browser will help you work faster, get smarter, and maybe even save a little money.<p>These add-ons for Google's Chrome browser will help you work faster, get smarter, and maybe even save a little money.

FCC Chairman correctly notes that carriers love Title II when it financially helps them

As I discussed the other day, Verizon is outraged at the FCC even considering classifying their business under Title II. When Verizon isn’t releasing a new press release claiming that Title II would torpedo any future investment, Verizon is busy collecting millions from a number of different states …

Telecoms

Plans for a secure quantum internet take a leap forward

The ability to ‘sculpt’ individual photons is a crucial step towards a secure network of powerful quantum computers<p>Scientists have created a device that can release a single, precisely shaped photon of light, opening the way to a secure “quantum internet” that is incredibly powerful and …

Cord Project Launches Voice Messaging App That Borrows The Good Parts Of Texting

With the Cord Project, a pair of former Googlers are aiming to encourage people to use their smartphones for something a little unusual — talking to other people. You know, with your voice.<p>Now, the obvious question here is, “Uh, can’t I already do that with my phone? Isn’t that, like, the whole …

Western Canada will feel the decline in oil prices, but it's not catastrophic

As gas prices at the pumps decline across the country this holiday season, Canadian consumers are enjoying the jingle of a few extra toonies and loonies in their pockets. But there are two sides to every coin.<p>This quarter's C-Suite survey shows an almost 50/50 split between business leaders who say …

An Open Letter To Tim Cook About Game Censorship

<i>Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog What Games Are. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>Tim,<p>I’m a huge fan of Apple’s products including my new iPhone 6 Plus. It’s gorgeous. I’m even more of a fan of what Apple has done …

Two new Final Fantasy games coming to Android in 2015

While I was personally very pleased to hear about Square Enix bringing the long awaited Final Fantasy 7 and 8 Android versions to life this year (still waiting on that FF 7 HD remake fellas) in Japan, I certainly have no issue whatsoever with new Final Fantasy games arriving on Android. If you’re a …

Final Fantasy

Sony Xperia Z3v review: A Sony flagship finally comes to the U.S.

Sony is known for great TVs, cameras, and the PlayStation, but a lot of people, at least in the U.S., don’t know they make smartphones. Sony is a …

The U.S. government continues to claim that encryption will lead to deaths

Gawker<p>Several weeks ago, I wrote about how some people in the United Kingdom believe that the only way to stop terrorism is to limit people’s “free speech” rights and allow government agencies to have unlimited access to everyone’s tech devices. The U.S. Justice Department even got into the …

Privacy

Top 10 new Android games this week: Darkness Reborn, Turbo Dismount

Welcome back to Android Gaming Weekly, our weekly recap of new game releases. We still plan to cover upcoming releases and games we’re playing, but …

Kingdom Rush: Origins takes the series back in time

Kingdom Rush: Origins, the latest installment in the Kingdom Rush series of games, is now available on Android. The tower defense game adds new …

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, …

Engineering

Hangouts video calls get Google Drive file sharing support

Today, you can share a file from Google Drive while taking part in a Hangouts video call. It seems like this feature should have existed for quite …

Chrome OS update focuses on Google Drive with Chromecast, Launcher support

Google announced today that Chrome OS has gotten a new update on its stable channel, bringing with it a few notable changes. If you're on a Chrome OS …

Google updates Chrome OS stable channel

Google has announced the stable channel for Chrome OS devices will be getting an update over the course of the next couple weeks. Unfortunately, the …

Benchmarks show effect of device encryption on Nexus 6 performance

Nexus devices shipping with Lollipop have full device encryption turned on by default. That’s great from a privacy point of view, but the downside is encryption takes its toll on performance, as benchmarks from <i>AnandTech</i> and direct observations show.<p>Background<p>A bit of background: Google has first …

Android News

Why Penny Arcade's Foot-in-Mouth Problem Is Bigger Than Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade spent a good part of last week with its foot in its mouth.<p>First, the Penny Arcade eXpo (PAX) Australia programming was announced, …

Marissa Mayer Bets on Brit + Co. — And the Future of Retail

There was a lot of head scratching in Silicon Valley Wednesday over a $6.3 million investment in Brit + Co., a shopping and crafts site whose traffic …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …