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Google's Wifi Passport service and app live in Jakarta

Google has partnered with MOGPlay and are now offering free or cheap Wifi access for folks in Jakarta, Indonesia. Wifi hotspots are scattered around …

Android News

Mobile advertising to grow 300%, hit $40 billion by 2018

In the next five years, mobile advertising will grow over 300 percent from about $13 billion today to just under $40 billion, Juniper Research says in a new report. Believe it or not, that guidance sounds too conservative, and too slow.<p>Consider just two data points:<p>In the 12 months ending July …

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 …

Report: Nexus 5 to start at $299, battery size will increase with storage

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>One of the best features of Google’s(s goog) Nexus line of smartphones has been the price, and it looks like the upcoming …

The Smartphones That Will Herald The End Of Their Platform

With a careful look back at the history of any recent major mobile platform, it’s possible to identify the handset that drove the platforms to success. It’s also possible to see the handsets where it started to go wrong. With half an eye on history, are any of today’s leading smartphones signalling …

Futuristic Magnetic Dumbbell Concept

What is the worst part of weight training? Some might argue that it is the weights themselves. However, traditional dumbbells may soon become a thing of the past. The future is now molded by the concept of electromagnetism or so says the O2 Magnetic Dumbbell. The two small rings worn by the user …

Workouts

Eco-Friendly and Minimalist Levitation Bike With Triangular Frame

<b>Levitation bike</b> is an eco-friendly bicycle that charges your gadgets, from smartphones to tablets. It is mean to be used in our community since using …

YouTube opens up live streaming to anyone with 100 or more subscribers

YouTube is opening up its live streaming service to anyone with 100 or more subscribers, putting smaller, independent creators on the same footing as larger productions. The announcement comes less than three months after YouTube lowered the bar on live streaming to channels with 1,000 or more …

Architizer Relaunches To Connect Architects With Other Architects, And Brands, And Clients Too!

For 100 years or more, architects have relied on the massive catalog sitting on their desk to find the right products to use in their projects — this brand of glass, or that brand of toilet. That catalog had a monopoly on the market for a century, but with the birth of the internet, that catalog …

Move Over iPad mini -- New Nexus 7 Is Current Small Tablet Champ

I’ve been using the new Nexus 7 since it was announced last week and, frankly, my iPad mini is starting to look a little weak by comparison.<p>Unlike the mini, which doesn’t use the higher resolution Retina display like the latest version of its full-sized iPad and latest iPhones, the Nexus 7 has a …

How Google has been making Android a safer place since 2012

Last year in June, Google brought Android Jelly Bean 4.1 to the world. It was a wonderful day, too. It brought with it Project Butter, which spelled the end for lag for a lot of people. Android was running smoother and more complete than ever. Who’d have known that just a year later, we’d be …

Apps

Google's Chromecast has its roots in Android, not Chrome OS

Having successfully managed to gain root access to Google's Chromecast dongle, the GTV Hacker team has identified that it runs a stripped-down version of Android taken from Google TV, not Chrome OS. Google had previously told <i>The Verge</i> that the Chromecast runs a variant of the web-focused operating …

Six Reasons Educators Say They Are Choosing Chromebooks Over iPads, Netbooks And PCs

<i>Readers: This is a continuation of a piece I wrote over the weekend “Chromebooks Gain Ground In The Education Market, But A Majority Of Educators Still Prefer IPads.” Here is what the Chromebook preferring minority have to say.</i><p>The global shift in education technology means that in the future the …

Entrepreneurs Gather in Eden for the First Summit Outside

Last Friday, my friend Shak pathed, “Productivity at tech companies must be low today. Half the folks are headed to Utah while the other half are looking for an ice cream truck.”<p>Told to pack for a camping trip but not much else, 850 like-minded individuals showed up in Eden, Utah last Friday for …

Five apps that put a twist on Android notifications

Enhance your smartphone experience with these fun and customizable notification apps for Android.<p>Since its inception, one of the best features built into the Android experience is the manner in which notifications are handled. Yet, as great as the status bar is at displaying missed calls and new …

Apps

Citymaps, an ambitious Google Maps competitor with a social twist, launches on the iPhone

Taking on Google, Apple, or Nokia in the maps space as a small startup is a little crazy. But that isn’t stopping Citymaps, a high-reaching service that has mapped every city in the U.S. and includes a full-fledged social network that lets you share maps with friends.<p>Before today, Citymaps used to …

Identify and sell more to your most valuable customers

Being in a position to focus on your most valuable customers might sound like a luxury. After all, many small businesses are grateful for customers …

Customer Experience

Dongle Style: What We Learned After Our One-Night Stand With Chromecast

Author: Mat Honan. Mat Honan Gear<p>Date of Publication: 07.25.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:37 pm. 3:37 pm<p>Google’s Chromecast, a little gadget that plugs …

7 Best Cellphones for Kids

1. Kajeet<p>2. Firefly glowPhone<p>3. Kytephone<p>4. LG Migo<p>5. Just5 J510<p>6. Samsung Factor<p>7. Nokia Lumia 710<p>As autumn creeps in and classes begin again, some …

Don't Want Trackers Watching Your Web And Smartphone Activity? This Start-up's For You.

One hot afternoon in June four software engineers, a lawyer and a miniature pinscher named Lunch were gathered around designer Dan Kwon’s computer at Disconnect, a startup in San Francisco. They were watching their new education video, “Unwanted Tracking Is Not Cool.” Its star is an octopus puppet …

Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form.<p>"This is one of those unanswered legal questions: Is there any circumstance under which they could get password information?" <br …

Stanford University

App Offers 1,000 Ways to Beat Writers' Block

Getting stuck with writer's block is a huge pain. Since each person's writing style differs, creative prompts can be very hit-or-miss.<p>The Prompts app …

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s <i>apis mellifera</i> population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the …

Insects

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