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Honda unveils first hybrid motor without heavy rare earth metals

Honda pledged to reduce its use of rare earth metals a decade ago, and the automaker took another step towards that goal this week. It unveiled its new hybrid motor that was co-developed alongside Daido Steel, another Japan-based company. The new motor doesn't use heavy rare earth metals like …

Guess which smartphone company used the most chips in 2015

With questions like these it is always a case of Apple or Samsung – that much is a given. But you might be surprised by the margin between these two telecommunications giants when it comes to semiconductor consumption in 2015. The difference between the two rivals is so close it’s only just over …

Electronics Industry

At last! A Taylor Swift video game

Technically Incorrect: The great songstress follows in the footsteps of the great hypestress Kim Kardashian by launching a video game through Glu Mobile.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Modern stardom doesn't involve just being good at one …

Kim Kardashian

Football meets tech: A brief history of technology on the gridiron

Infographic: Technological improvements complement football better than almost any other sport. Here are some highlights.<p>From its inception, football has been a social sport. And as far back as radio, it's been a technological one, too.<p>The advancements of the game have always been made in an effort …

NFL

Sorry Kevin Bacon, we're separated by 3.5 degrees

On Facebook #FriendsDay, the social network says we're all connected by 3.5 people -- not six. Meanwhile, Amazon Echo plays Spotify songs and Google takes self-driving cars to new destinations.

Amazon Echo

Lenovo IdeaPad 100S Chromebook review: Chrome OS loses the race to the bottom - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The inexpensive Lenovo 100S Chromebook has a comfortable keyboard, battery life that'll last a workday, and just enough performance to get rudimentary tasks done.<p><b>The Bad</b> Google's Chrome OS operating system is limited when compared to identically priced competitors that run Windows 10.<p><b>The</b> …

Consumer Tech

Three fitness apps you can use without a gym

Your video, "Three fitness apps you can use without a gym "<br>will start after this message from our sponsors.<p>Loading video...<p>Tech Minute<p>These apps are stocked with workout you can do when you're at home or traveling.<p>0:59 /

Apps

Huawei Honor 5X brushes up 'budget' (photos)

Huawei

Report: Google’s working on more than just a headset, Android VR coming soon

Not wanting Facebook to have a monopoly on virtual reality, Google has lately been doubling down on the platform. Their new VR division is overseen by a longtime Google exec and is staffed with talent from around the company. The <i>Financial Times</i> is now reporting that Google is working on more than …

Five great Android apps to add a dash of science to your life

We've gotten used to the fact that we our phones can be used as anything from a flashlight to a video camera at a moment's notice. It's easy to get …

Google reportedly plans to release a Gear VR competitor later this year

New Nexus-style headset would likely rely on Android VR<p>It looks like Google Cardboard is just the beginning of the company's virtual reality push. A new report from <i>The Financial Times</i> indicates that Google is planning to release a more substantial virtual reality product akin to Samsung's Gear …

Augmented Reality

VRS Design cases offer peek at Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

With new devices just around the corner, case manufacturers once again help us get a peek at what smartphones may look like before their official …

Samsung Is Killing Off Galaxy S6 Edge+ After Consumer Backlash

Samsung has cancelled the Galaxy S7 Edge+ (for the UK at least) although it’s not currently clear if it has outright abandoned the phone or if it’s just pulling it from certain markets. The news came from a senior mobile network executive who related it to me and another journalist from TechRadar …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft, Nokia, and the burning platform: a final look at the failed Windows Phone alliance

When Microsoft acquired Nokia’s Devices and Services division in late 2013 and began integrating the storied Lumia brand into its offerings, it was hailed by Microsoft’s then-CEO Steve Ballmer as “a bold step into the future — a win-win for employees, shareholders, and consumers of both …

PSA: Android Studio 2.0 enters beta channel as it nears release

Announced at the Android Dev Summit in November, Android Studio 2.0 is nearing final release. The IDE’s marquee feature is known as “Instant Run” and has been in preview since then. In anticipation of its final release, developers can download a beta version of the app now.<p>With Instant Run, …

The first Ultra HD Blu-ray players are already on sale

I wasn't expecting to see Samsung's UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player on sale until the end of the month, but it's already available at a few stores. <i>USA Today</i> points out that Video and Audio Center in Santa Monica is kicking off sales today, and the store's Facebook page indicates that there are …

One simple upgrade can make charging all of your mobile devices less of a headache

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon Apple's proprietary cables have always been something people put up with. Lightning has had its benefits over the more …

Windows Phone

The 72 best Android apps in 2018: Get the best from your phone

Get the most from your smartphone with the best Android apps around<p>Best Android apps 2018: Travel apps<p><b>50. Airbnb</b> (free)<p><i>Cut out the hotel …

Apps

This Android-Powered Google Mirror Is Basically The Future Of Smart Living

A Google software engineer has created his very own Android-powered smart mirror using nothing but off-the-shelf components.<p>Max Braun would wake up …

Apps

Samsung hints at stock stylus support in Android N

Samsung may have just revealed a new Android N feature: stock stylus support. On Samsung’s developer page for its Look API, Samsung notes than the majority of the Look API S Pen features “will be deprecated in Android N”. The question must then be asked: why would Samsung remove key software …

Android News

Acer Predator 8 Gaming Tablet Review: It's Everything That Nobody Wants In A Tablet

Article Contents<p>0.1 Specs<br>• 0.2 The Good<br>• 0.3 The Not So Good<p>1 Design and Build Quality<p>2 Display<p>3 Storage and Wireless<p>4 Software<p>5 Performance<p>5.1 Benchmarks<p>…

Gear & Gadgets

How to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Windows PC

Yes, it’s true: You really can install Android 6.0 Marshmallow onto your Windows PC and run it just like you’d run it on a phone or tablet.</i> …

Software
Digital Advertising

Google removes Samsung's first Android ad blocker from the Play Store

For violating developer guidelines<p>Just days after it shot to the top of the Play Store, Android's newest ad blocker has been removed for violating developer guidelines. Called Adblock Fast, the plug-in from startup Rocketship Apps worked within Samsung's mobile browser thanks to a partnership with …

Digital Advertising

Build your own Android magic mirror on the cheap

Have you ever seen one of those fancy mirrors that will show you the time, weather, and other pertinent information? They’re pretty neat, and helps …

Raspberry Pi

How to take better pictures with your Android phone

In today’s smartphone-centric world, everybody and their mom (quite literally) has a camera in their pockets at all times, and the end result is millions of pics splashed all over the web. Of course, anyone can snap a photo and share it with the world, but taking a <i>good</i> pic is another story.<p>We all …

Mobile Photography

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge pass through the FCC ahead of U.S. release

It's no surprise that Samsung is readying to announce the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge on February 21, and now the phones have both passed through …

Electronics Industry

Don’t install Marshmallow on your NVIDIA Shield tablet yet!

Received an update notification for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your NVIDIA Shield tablet? Don’t install it! The update comes with a bug that …

Nvidia

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Beta Now Available For Galaxy Note 5

Samsung has finally released the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for users of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in South Korea after successfully running …

Deal: Learn the popular programming language of Python for $39

For a one-time fee of $39, you will gain lifetime access to six courses covering the easy to learn language of Python. This is the same language that …