Sam J. Hamilton

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Google announces Project Tango, a smartphone that can map the world around it

Google has built a prototype Android smartphone that can learn and map the world around it. The device comes from a new initiative called Project Tango, and it's ready to get the phone into developers' hands to see what the technology is capable of. Google says that the phone will learn the …

The Geeksphone Revolution Goes On Sale, Letting You Dual-Boot To Android And Firefox OS

The mobile market may still essentially be a two horse race, with Android and iOS enjoying a significant lead, but there are lots of upstarts trying to make inroads, too. One of those is Firefox OS, Mozilla’s attempt to bring a web-first focus to smartphones. Geeksphone has been an early Firefox OS …

Gionee's 5.5mm thick smartphone can make calls all day, slice tomatoes

Gionee's trying to stand out from the Huaweis and Oppos of smartphone-mad China with its new Elife S5.5, which it claims is the world's thinnest at 5.5mm. If so, that would edge out the 5.75mm Vivo X3, the current champ (for reference, the iPhone 5s is 7.6mm thick). If "battery life" is the first …

Microsoft intros monthly storage plans for OneDrive, Android app now does automatic camera backups

Nope, not SkyDrive -- OneDrive. In case you haven't heard, Microsoft's cloud storage service is going by a new name, and it's finally going into effect today; you should see in the upper-left corner the next time you log in. But that's not all that's new: the company also updated its Android app …

Google buys sound authentication firm SlickLogin

<b>Google has acquired SlickLogin - an Israeli start-up behind the technology that allows websites to verify a user's identity by using sound waves.</b><p>It works by playing a uniquely generated, nearly-silent sound through computer speakers, which is picked up by an app on the user's smartphone.<p>The app …

Information Systems

How To Sell Your Company To Google In A Year

Password replacement firm Slicklogin just pulled off the slickest deal of all.<p>Israeli startup Slicklogin thinks passwords are insecure, messy, and time-consuming–and that two-step authentication via SMS text message is too awkward. The answer to the world’s password woes, according to Slicklogin: …

More youths crossing U.S.-Mexico border alone

Unaccompanied teens and even children, many from Central America, often cross into Texas illegally in search of safety.<p>February 21, 2014|By Molly Hennessy-Fiske<p>U.S. Border Patrol officers meet near a border fence and security tower… (John Moore / Getty Images )<p>HARLINGEN, Texas — They come from …

Immigration

Associated Press News

Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime<p>…Or next week.<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no …

Protest Against New Airport in France Turns Violent

Violence erupted when about 20,000 people demonstrated against an airport project near the city of Nantes on Saturday, leaving six riot police officers injured.<p>The protest on Saturday in Nantes, homeland of French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, involved around 20,000, according to police, and …

France

U.S. reacts cautiously to Ukraine upheaval

WASHINGTON— Only a few weeks ago, the turmoil in Ukraine seemed like a remote conflict in which Washington had little at stake and not a great deal of leverage.<p>Now, however, it is clear that the apparent collapse of the old order in Ukraine could leave the<p>Obamaadministration with a mess it cannot …

Russia