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Chrome Packaged Apps gaining Android powers

Chrome's enhanced Web apps, known as Packaged Apps, take on more features to compete with native mobile apps, including in-app payments.<p>The foundation for making Web apps as powerful as native code is slowly sliding into place, as Google announced new back-end support for its Chrome Packaged Apps …

Apps

The Only Smartphones Worth Buying Right Now [RANKED]

Plus, there are a bunch of relatively new devices that have launched in recent months from just about every big name in the smartphone business.<p>Here's what you should be looking at.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design,</i> …

Leaf-cutter ants may reveal secrets to creating biofuels

A leaf-cutter ant carries an inch-long piece of a leaf in the model colony in the Microbial Sciences Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. …

Biology

Russia hopes to have a floating nuclear power plant in operation by 2016

Russia has been hard at work on a floating nuclear power plant for years, but the project is finally getting closer to completion. According to RT.com, one of Russia's biggest shipbuilders revealed that the country's first floating nuclear power plant is expected to be in operation by 2016. While …

Google Now just a swipe away on HTC One with Android 4.2.2 update

It's not the rumored Jelly Bean 4.3 update for the One, but these latest software tweaks should make current owners happy nonetheless. HTC's begun rolling out an Android 4.2.2 OTA update to unlocked handsets that lops off the legacy menu button in favor of extending the Home button's functionality. …

LG Plans an August 7 Event for New York

It seems that hot and muggy New York is the place to be this year for smartphone events. Nokia and T-Mobile both have events there this week, and LG …

Motorola's Moto X, Droid line pop up in leaked pictures

The picture becomes a bit clearer for a number of upcoming Android-powered handsets.<p>Motorola Mobility appears to have a lot up its sleeve.<p>Leaked photos and chatter surfacing over the holiday weekend has helped to clear up the picture for the new flagship device as well as a number of …

Arrest Caught On Google Glass Reignites Privacy Debate

The Fourth of July holiday brought about another first for Google Glass, the computing device that you can wear on your face.<p>Chris Barrett, a documentary filmmaker and founder of PRServe.com, was wearing Glass for a fireworks show in Wildwood, N.J., when he happened upon a boardwalk brawl and …

Samsung Said To Launch Four Versions Of The Galaxy Note III By The End Of The Year

Talk about trying to cover bases. Korean news outlet ETNews reports that Samsung’s Galaxy Note III isn’t going to be an only child when it launches later this year — instead, it will be joined by up to three siblings that will apparently debut at the same time.<p>The Google translation makes it bit …

A Month After Going International, Social Commerce Platform Fancy Raises $53 Million

Fancy, the shoppable rival to Pinterest, is said to have raised $53 million from investors, bringing the company valuation to $600 million, Bloomberg reported this morning.<p>The July 3 SEC filing disclosing the funding round did not name the full roster of investors. A Bloomberg source “familiar with …

Olloclip launches telephoto lens for iPhone, comes bundled with a circular polarizer

The Olloclip is pretty much the only iPhone photography accessory that I can recommend unreservedly to those interested in having just a few more options for shooting. Now, the company has launched a new telephoto lens to go with its wide angle/macro clip-on adapter.<p>the telephoto lens comes with …

The People Making Real Money On Bitcoin

Last week, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss announced<p>their campaign to get people to stop thinking of them as “the twins best known for their part in the history of Facebook”an SEC filing for the “Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust,” an exchange-traded fund that would allow institutional investors to dabble in …

Some Emergency Alert System decoders vulnerable to hacking

Some key parts of the Emergency Alert System are vulnerable to hacking, according to a report from security research firm IOActive. The EAS, which replaced the old Emergency Broadcast System and can now be utilized to send alerts to phones as well as television stations, uses direct digital and …

Pacific Rim teaser trailer shows giant robots readying for battle

A teaser trailer for the video game adaptation of Guillermo del Toro's upcoming action film <i>Pacific Rim</i> shows the film's titanic Jaeger robots dropping into the ocean to do battle with the monstrous Kaiju.<p>While the teaser does not show any of the Kaiju, it does show the Jaegers being thrown into …

Defiance: Get Your Game Character in Season 2 of the TV Series

Exclusive: A new visitor to Syfy's Defiance could be... your character!<p>Are you at the top of the Defiance gamer heap or are you just full of shtako? …

Top 7... Things we're surprised Nintendo hasn't done yet

What Nintendon't<p>Skim through our list of the most important games of all time and youll notice a trend: Nintendo is <i>everywhere</i>. From Super Mario 64 to …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

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