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Your Android phone will soon stay unlocked while you're holding it

If you're frustrated that your smartphone locks while it's still in your hands, Google may soon come to your rescue. A handful of <i>Android Police</i> readers report that their Lollipop-equipped phones' Smart Lock security now includes "on-body detection," a motion-sensitive feature that keeps your …

Android News

Android Apps To Get Age Rating And Manual Review

Android developers today received an email from Google informing them that the company is “introducing a new age-based rating system for apps and games consistent with industry best practices.”<p>Developers will be required to complete a content rating questionnaire based on official ratings from the …

Open Source X3D XS CoreXY 3D Printer is Unveiled by Polish Designer

One of the most fascinating things about the desktop 3D printing space is the openness exuded by the developers of the printers themselves. Desktop …

Want to buy fresh farm produce? Now, you don't have to leave your house

Bonativo has taken the farmers' market concept online to feed Europe's hunger for all things organic<p>Farmers’ markets have been given a digital makeover, with more than 70 producers signing up to sell their wares on new online marketplace Bonativo.<p>The site, which launched six weeks ago, claims to …

Vector smartwatches promise a 30-day battery life

Tag Heuer's Android Wear device wasn't the only smartwatch at this year's Baselworld. Other devices were also shown and launched during the annual luxury watch fair in Switzerland, including the new Vector Watch. It's slated to come out in two different shapes -- Luna with a round face and Meridian …

Wearable Tech

Which all-in-one desktops are worth buying?

As laptops continue to become more powerful, there's still plenty of room for an all-in-one desktop in your life. Their slim profile makes them a bit more desk- or living room-friendly than a typical tower PC, while the large built-in screen is great for getting work done or watching a movie. To …

Laptops

New MacBooks drop Boot Camp support for Windows 7

For several years now, Apple computer users who have still needed to run the Windows operating system have been able to rely Boot Camp, a tool in OS …

The 15 Grossest Things You Might Be Eating

You'll be seriously disturbed by the secret ingredients lurking in your pantry.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and repurposed with permission from Rodale News.</i><p>Unfortunately, gross food has become the norm in most supermarkets, with packaged food ingredient lists reading more like chemistry …

Hysterical video shows why phone calls on the Apple Watch are going to be a nightmare

We’re all looking forward to the Apple Watch, but there’s one thing I’m definitely <i>not</i> looking forward to: the ability to answer phone calls on my wrist. And this clever video shows exactly why.<p>The NSFW video below, by New York-based YouTube comedy team Rated WTF, is already pretty hysterical, just …

Apple Watch

Top Ten Emerging Technologies For 2015 Include 3D Printing, Distributed Manufacturing

The World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies has released their Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2015 and their findings support the importance of additive manufacturing, 3D printing and distributed manufacturing to global economic growth.<p>To compile the list, the World Economic …

World Economic Forum

Samsung Galaxy S6: Questions That Need Answers Before Considering

I attended the Samsung Electronics product launch event in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress (MWC). It was a huge launch, intended to win the global audience over with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Samsung had a lot riding on a successful launch as they have lost significant market …

Xbox One service matches you with players who share your tastes

Matchmaking in video games usually involves little more than the games you play and your skill level. Wouldn't it be nice if you could meet gamers who genuinely share a lot of things in common? Overdog thinks so -- it just launched an app for Xbox One Preview Program members that helps you find …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. It's the Apple Watch event today.</b><p><b>2. A bunch of details about the Apple Watch may have leaked online.</b> It could be able to handle five hours of heavy app usage.<p><b>3. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel met with Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal about potential investment.</b> The company's new funding round …

Can driverless cars be made safe from hackers?

After news of security flaws in BMW computer systems, five experts look at the implications for autonomous vehicles<p><b>Cyber security lead at the Institution of Engineering and Technology</b>

Computer Systems

Xbox Live for Windows 10 will be free for online multiplayer gaming

Microsoft is finally bringing Xbox Live to Windows PCs and phones in a meaningful way with Windows 10, and with it comes the possibility of online multiplayer gaming using Microsoft's gaming service. While Microsoft currently charges Xbox One owners to use online multiplayer gaming, the software …

15 programming languages you need to know in 2015

If you're a programmer, these are good times. Jobs in the segment are projected to grow 8% over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Bureau of …

Apps

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S6: What We Know So Far

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is fast approaching and thanks to rumors of a major screen upgrade, shoppers will certainly want to compare the Galaxy S6 vs …

Android Circuit: Nobody Loves Lollipop 5.0, Sony Hoists The 'For Sale' Flag, Samsung's Galaxy S6 Mistake

Taking a look back at the week’s news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including Google reducing security on older Android devices with WebView, almost nobody is using Lollipop 5.0, Four minutes to sell out the Nokia N1 tablet, Samsung upcoming …

South Korea ferry disaster: nets to prevent bodies drifting away as death toll reaches 260

Forty-two remain unaccounted for in South Korea ferry disaster as recovery workers strengthen ring of nets to prevent corpses drifting away<p>South Korean recovery workers strengthened a ring of netting around a sunken ferry Monday to try to prevent corpses drifting away as dive teams recovered 11 …

Iran censors move to block WhatsApp because it's run by 'zionist' Zuckerberg

There's a tug of war going on between political factions in Iran, and once again it's internet users who are likely to bear the brunt of it. According to <i>Fox News</i>, Iranian censors have suddenly decided to ban citizens from using WhatsApp, in direct defiance of more progressive government ministers …

Coke, Pepsi to Drop Controversial Chemical from All Drinks

Consumer<p>Coca-Cola and PepsiCo said Monday they're working to remove a controversial ingredient from all their drinks, including Mountain Dew, Fanta and Powerade.<p>The ingredient, called brominated vegetable oil, had been the target of petitions on Change.org by a Mississippi teenager who wanted it …

Flavors

You can now edit and share playlists on Google Play Music

Following an update to Search and the release of new Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps in the Play Store, Google is now pushing out a small update to Play Music.<p>The seemingly only change in the update is the ability to change the name and description of a playlist, as well as to share your playlist …

Apps

Apple Patents MacBook Keys With Built-In Displays, Touch Sensors And Haptic Feedback

Apple may be planning a big upgrade for the standard computer keyboard, according to a new patent filing published by the USPTO and spotted by AppleInsider today. The filing describes a notebook keyboard that has keys which integrate miniature displays, touch sensors and haptic feedback motors all …

Snapchat now does video chat and IM, with self-destruct still included

Snapchat, the photo messaging app beloved of cheeky monkeys everywhere, has just undergone a major transformation. Self-destructing messages are still at the core of what it does, but the iOS and Android apps are being updated today to also handle instant messaging and live video chats -- just …

Associated Press News

Samsung Galaxy K zoom official: 20.7MP, 10X optical zoom, sleeker design

The Galaxy K zoom is now official, and it looks like a solid improvement over its predecessor, the Galaxy S4 Zoom. But will solid improvements prove enough to make the concept fly?<p>Released in June 2013, the Galaxy S4 Zoom did poorly in terms of sales, and one of the main reasons was its identity …

LG is making a webOS TV range just for John Lewis stores

John Lewis is a big fan of cornering retail exclusives on gadgets, and it now appears that this love is extending to smart TVs. <i>Pocket-lint</i> has noticed that the department store chain is teasing the JL9000 series, a line of self-branded, LG-designed webOS TVs that should be more than just a rehashes …