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How to make an Android app with Xamarin

In a previous post, we learned how to set up Xamarin and Visual Studio for Android development and covered one or two basics of how it works. We also looked at some basic code to allow us to count “clicks” on the screen. Check it out if you’re looking for a brief introduction to the IDE and what it …

Samsung to significantly expand repair centers across the US

• Samsung will work with uBreakiFix to bring more than 300 repair centers across the US.<br>• You don’t need to make an appointment – simply drop off your device, and it should be ready within two hours in most cases.<br>• The company says that it will be adding 200 more authorized repair centers throughout 2018 …

Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

You probably don’t need a 4,000 word review to tell you that the Galaxy S9+ is a good phone.<p>Now that everyone’s got all of the Note 7 jokes mostly out of their system, we can mostly agree that Samsung makes good phones. The S8 was great, and the S9 builds on that success in a number of ways.<p>The new …

Phones

The 50 Best Netflix Original Series Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: April 17th</b><p>There are a lot of good TV shows on Netflix (and you can find more with these secret codes). The bread-and-butter of the Netflix service, however, is its original programming. With over 100 Netflix originals — between shows and movies — browsing aimlessly can be daunting. If …

TV

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning

20 Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2017 (But Shouldn't Have)

If nothing else, 2017 has been a truly great year for science fiction and fantasy films. While many have been major motion pictures that no one could …

Horror

2018 Renewal Scorecard: What's Coming Back? What's Getting Cancelled? What's on the Bubble?

TVLine’s annual cheat sheet of relief, anxiety and utter despair known as the Renewal Scorecard has arrived!<p>From now until late May, ABC, CBS, Fox, …

TV

This Wearable Patch Uses Sweat To Monitor Blood Glucose Levels

And can automatically deliver medication with microneedles<p>People with diabetes prick their fingers multiple times a day to check their blood glucose levels, and dose themselves daily with injections of insulin. This monitoring is crucial, as rises in sugar levels in the blood can, over time, …

Diabetes

Hands-on with Samsung's 8.4" and 10.5" Galaxy Tab S

Samsung has revealed details about two new tablets today at an event in New York City, ushering an 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S into its ever-growing ranks of devices.<p>The new Super AMOLED display-equipped devices make no bones about the fact that they’re aimed squarely at the consumer market …

An Oregon Couple Rushed Through Their Wedding Because Of A Wildfire And The Photos Are Breathtaking

So, a wildfire starts burning around you and it's terrifying, sure. But it also makes for a hell of a wedding photo.

Aereo for Android gets Chromecast support

The startup's service, which costs $8 per month, allows users to watch free, OTA content on any mobile device along with a free remote DVR. Aereo …

Microsoft and Skype may have just invented the world’s first real universal translator

Universal translators are a common trope in science fiction. In <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy</i>, they come in the form of the babelfish, a tiny crustacean you jam in your ear. In <i>Farscape</i>, they are bacteria injected into your body. In <i>Star Trek</i>, they take a less squishy form as a wand or tiny …

Translation

Google Looking At Dropcam And The Home Security Market, Says The Information

Google has reportedly ben interested in Dropcam as an acquisition target, according to a new report by The Information today. The supposed purchase would help Google with its aim of getting into the home security market, and would be tied to Google’s Nest division, which seems to be turning into …

Google takes Apple's crown as world's most valuable brand - BrandZ Top 100

Google has finally beaten Apple for the #1 spot in the BrandZ Top 100 list. Apple fell from the top thanks to a steep 20% fall in estimated brand value, all while Google saw an appreciable 40% increase to $159 billion.<p>The study takes into account views of potential and current buyers, as well as …

List-Worthy

Imogen Heap’s sensor-packed gloves will change digital music making forever (interview)

Digital music is made out of square and sine waves. These sounds don’t have bodies. They don’t have a character, but according to musical mastermind Imogen Heap, wearables can bring them to life.<p>Heap believes she’s found a way to make digital music making a bit more human. And all it takes is a …

Google's Nexus phones will reportedly be replaced by premium Android Silver handsets

The Android Silver project, which was rumored earlier this month, has today been corroborated by four fresh sources, all of whom point to a major shift in Google's mobile strategy. <i>The Information</i> reports that the current scheme of offering Nexus-branded handsets with Google's unadulterated vision …

Scio: This device tells you the chemical makeup of your food, drinks, and pills

Consumer Physics is unveiling its Scio handheld sensor, which can scan food, pills, or plants and tell you the chemical makeup of the object. It delivers those results wirelessly in real-time to the user’s smartphone.<p>Once the device ships later this year, you’ll be able to use it to decipher the …

Apple Is About To Lose Its Revenue Dominance Over Android

To put it bluntly, Android is for poor people, iPhone is for rich people.<p>That may be about to change.<p>New data shows that in addition to overtaking Apple's mobile market share, Android is also catching up in terms of its share of mobile revenue. The change explains in part why Google wants to create …

Apps

OnePlus details Smash campaign, puts a poor Samsung phone to death

Although it’s a little late for some poor smartphones, OnePlus has finally detailed the entry requirements for its “Smash the Past” contest. If you’ve missed the buildup, 100 lucky winners who come up with the most fiendish ways to destroy their smartphone will be the first members of the public …

OnePlus

Free Android Music Apps (Reg. $40): Shazam Encore, TuneIn Radio Pro, Ultimate Guitar Tabs, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon’s App Store is offering a number of highly rated Android music apps worth a total of $40 for completely free today.<p>Some of …

Apple considering a Spotify rival and iTunes Android app

The company is in talks to launch an on-demand streaming music service in order to battle US declines in iTunes downloads, according to Billboard.<p>Apple is in negotiations with senior executives at record labels about launching an on-demand streaming music service that would compete with Spotify and …

Android Apps

European Online Education Startup, iversity, Gets ~500k Course Sign-Ups In First 4-Months

iversity, a Berlin-based MOOCs platform that’s hoping to become the Coursera of Europe, has managed to pull in nearly 500,000 course sign-ups in the four months since its first massively open online courses went live.<p>iversity launched its first batch of 24 course in mid-October — noting at the time …

KnowRoaming's international sticker SIMs begin shipping to backers today

KnowRoaming, the company behind the roaming SIM "stickers" that popped up on Kickstarter last year, has begun shipping its device to the first 500 backers. The $35 pre-order kit, which includes a SIM sticker and a single-use applicator, enables international roaming at rates far lower than what …

Hey DJ! Going Free

Hey DJ! is the name of a music player available on Windows Phone that allows you to play music simply by using your voice. It’s essentially the same …

Philips Mini DJ System

DJ apps simply not cutting it for you? If you've got a couple of iPhones or iPod touches laying around, you can get a more tactile experience from …

Remote Controls

We Found Out What It Takes To Be A Big-Time DJ

But these days, DJs like Calvin Harris can rake in over $200,000 in a night, while other "Electronic Cash Kings" like Skrillex, Avicii, and David Guetta routinely make millions every year.<p>"Good DJs do one of three things," says Sujit Kundu, whose DJ management agency SKAM Artist celebrates 10 years …

Music Festivals

Get the sounds you deserve with DJ Audio Editor

Most of us have a deep connection to our favorite music. While some are more laid back and take songs as they are, others like to tinker with their sounds. Not all of us can afford a professional recording studio, but now we can get all the tools we need in a quality mixer with DJ Audio Editor. …

Audiophile

Sprint abandons its 'One Up' early upgrade plan after just a few months (updated)

It appears Sprint's answer to T-Mobile's UnCarrier campaign hasn't been quite the success the company hoped it would be. Less than four months after it announced its "One Up" early upgrade plan, Big Yellow began phasing out the tariff from January 9th and is now directing online customers to its …