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Google launches Android Studio 2.0 with Instant Run, faster Android emulator, and Cloud Test Lab

Google today launched Android Studio 2.0, the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE), with a long list of new features. You can download the new version for Windows, Mac, and Linux now directly from Android.com/SDK.<p>In November, Google unveiled Android Studio 2.0, the second …

Android News

SurveyMonkey expands into app insights after quietly acquiring Renzu, founded by Zynga alums

SurveyMonkey has made a name for itself with cloud-based tools that let you build and analyze online surveys. Now the company wants to use its foothold in one area of market research to expand into another. Today, SurveyMonkey is launching a new business offering app analytics, specifically …

Startups

How to choose the right microSD card for your Android

Want to add extra storage to your device, but not sure what you should be looking for in a microSD card? Here's what you need to know.<p>There are a lot of microSD cards to choose from, but not all of them will work with your Android phone or tablet. When you're choosing between SDHC and SDXC, or a …

Mobile Technology

How to build and use a basic Android app for your business

There was a time in the early days of the internet when not every business had a website. Back then, you would often read articles attempting to convince business owners to invest in their ‘online presence’ and get with the times. Sure the articles were normally written by web developers and may …

Apps

Android Wear watches can now translate entire conversations

Google Translate has arrived on Android Wear. Alongside a big update to watch faces today, Android Wear has been given support for Google Translate. The app is supposed to make it easy for two people who speak different languages to converse with one another. It may seem awkward to do that through …

Windows 10 review

Looking back at Windows 8, it’s easy to see where Microsoft went wrong. It was a giant bet on touch-based computing, but it made using a PC with a keyboard and mouse awkward, frustrating, and outright confusing. In our original review, I wrote that there was a “risk of alienating users and creating …

How to remove the Superfish malware: What Lenovo doesn’t tell you

Uninstalling the software doesn't undo the damage it does to your system.<p>If you have a Lenovo system that includes the Superfish malware, you'll want …

Cybersecurity

Completely open source, high-end laptop gets closer to reality

If you've wanted a laptop where <i>all</i> the software is free and open source (FOSS), you've usually had to settle for mediocre hardware. Even FOSS champion Richard Stallman is making do with a ThinkPad that's several years old. At last, though, it looks like you won't have to compromise your ideology …

Tax Software Wars Heat Up As TurboTax Makes A Change

With filing season just around the corner, the tax software wars are heating up.<p>Earlier this week, MousePrint (sister site to ConsumerWorld.org) issued a “Warning for TurboTax Users.” According to the site, “[r]egular purchasers of Intuit’s TurboTax Deluxe, the top selling desktop tax preparation …

Identity Theft

Philips SlimStyle LED

<b>The Good</b> The oddly-shaped Philips SlimStyle is a value-priced LED that serves as a respectable incandescent replacement. The flat design helps it manage heat better than other LEDs.<p><b>The Bad</b> The SlimStyle gives off an annoying buzz if you use it with a dimmer switch. Also, the three-year warranty …

Home Automation

Fan creates adorable animated tribute to 'Doctor Who'

Animator pays homage to the Doctor and his companions in this fan-made trailer for "The Animated Adventures Of Doctor Who." Even the Daleks are cute!<p>While fans wait patiently for the of on August 23 on BBC America in the US and BBC One in the UK, they should take a gander at this delightful …

Animation

Your next road trip should stop at this 'Doctor Who'-themed restaurant

The Pandorica restaurant in Beacon, N.Y., might not house the most dangerous man in the universe, but its "Doctor Who"-themed design will draw humans, Daleks, and Time Lords alike.<p>In the BBC series "Doctor Who," The Pandorica is the ultimate prison designed to house the most dangerous man in the …

New York City

Android 4.4 KitKat makes its way to Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus via custom ROM ‘SlimKat’

While Google has abandoned the Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.4 KitKat, that never stops the resilient devs over at XDA. A dev team by the name of …

Get $50 off on select Android tablets at Staples

If you’re in the market for a tablet or thinking about picking one up for as a gift this holiday season, Staples has a promotion you might want to consider. Right now using the coupon code “24373” will bring you $50 off on select tablets priced over $149.<p>Now it’s important to note that not all of …

Android News

Building a Power Supply Kit with Collin

Man, no one lays it out like Collin Cunningham! This classic video has Collin describing power supplies and walking through building a dual linear regulated power supply from a kit, describing the individual components, and making some safety suggestions about dealing with mains voltage. Finally, …

Make a Gel Electrophoresis Power Supply

DIY bio fans love their gel electrophoresis systems, which use a constant electrical field to manipulate molecules suspended in a gel or liquid.<p>Open source DIY Bio company IO Rodeo created an Instructable for a gel electrophoresis power supply, which creates the electrical field that accomplishes …

Shapeoko 2 Milling Machine Launches Today

Shapeoko was the little milling machine that could. It surpassed its Kickstarter goal and went into production with the goal of supplying CNC mill fans with an easy-to-use and inexpensive ($300) CNC machine.<p>Two years after the Kickstarter campaign concluded, creator Edward Ford has joined forces …

Weekend Projects - Bass Bump Headphone Amp

Android screencast support found in Chrome browser

Google has apparently included an Android screencast feature in the latest beta of its Chrome browser, which would let Android users connect their device to a computer mostly for development purposes.<p>In other words, the feature may be more useful to app developers and website designers interested …

Android News

Mad Catz M.O.J.O micro-console includes Tegra 4 CPU and Google Play

The long-term appeal of Android micro-consoles might still be in question, but for now, there’s clearly a market for Android game systems. While devices like the Ouya and Gamestick go after the low-end market, Nvidia currently targets the mobile gamer with the high-end Shield. Is there room for …

Google Play

UPS to Offer 3D Printing Services in Select Stores

UPS Stores announced Wednesday that it will start offering 3D printing services in a select number of its retail stores, making it the first national U.S. retailer to do so. The first store is in San Diego. The company plans to offer the service in a Washington D.C. store next week. There are plans …

Maker Faire Kansas City: Power Racing Series

As usual, the PPPRS looks like a lot of fun!<p>The world’s only $500 electric motorsport finished its second round of the season in Maker Faire Kansas City! We competed on June 29-30 at the Kansas City Union Station. Here are just some of the thrills and spills that went down. I’d like to thank Make …

DIY Hacks & How To's: Swiss Army Key Ring

Arduino Uno vs BeagleBone vs Raspberry Pi

<i>The Monday Jolt is a new column about microcontrollers and electronics that appears in MAKE every Monday morning. This post was written by Roger Meike and appeared on the Digital Diner on October 24, 2012. It is reposted here on the MAKE site with permission.</i><p>We like to build stuff here at Digital …