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Drop test: the Xperia Z2 is a mighty strong phone

It’s been a while since we did our last drop test here at <i>Android Authority</i>, but we got your message – you want us to keep dropping phones and there’s one phone in particular that you want to see put to the test, the Sony Xperia Z2.<p>The Xperia Z2 has some pretty big shoes to fill. Back in October, we …

Phones

What Apple Tells Us Today Will Dominate The Entire Week in Tech

<b>Apple's</b> WWDC developers' conference will be held June 2 - 6. It will dominate the week. Here's what's expected:<p>Apple will unveil iOS 8, the new version of its mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad.<br>• It will also unveil a redesign of the Mac operating system, OS.<br>• Apple SVP Eddy Cue has promised …

Apple

China blocks Google services as Tiananmen anniversary nears

The country has not confirmed that it has actually blocked Google services, but censorship is the likely culprit as the 25th anniversary of the uprising nears.<p>Google is the latest victim of the broad online censorship in China, according to reports out of the country.<p>Since last week, China-based …

China

iPhone 6 images reportedly from Foxconn reveal larger body

The alleged images also show more rounded corners and a change in the position of the power button.<p>A flurry of recent rumors suggest that Apple will unveil a larger-screened iPhone this year. A new series of images have popped up online to add to the rumor mill.<p>Renderings of the iPhone 6 …

Mobile Technology

Could Silicon Valley's 'no hire' scandal have its day in court?

In the mid-2000s, the leaders of Apple, Google, Adobe, Intel, Pixar, Intuit, and Lucasfilm tried to get away with paying employees less than they might have deserved. According to court documents, CEOs including Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt tried to hide an illegal "gentleman's agreement" to keep …

What Are The Best Places For Night-Sky Viewing?

<i>A:</i><p>Space might not yet be the final frontier, but it’s an intriguing one. The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) recommends places for Earthlings to stargaze—especially places absent the yellow haze of light pollution.<p>The association’s Dark Sky Places program sets a high bar for national and …

National Parks

How Google's Self-Driving Car Doesn't Run You Over

The company's cars have logged 700,000 miles, and now they're focusing on more complicated city streets.<p>Google's self-driving cars are zipping right along, with 700,000 miles logged. In a new blog post, the company announced that it's been shifting its attention toward city driving, attempting to …

Taco Bell Page Explains Its 'Unpronounceable' Ingredients

An up-front way of dealing with people's chemical fears<p>Tacobell.com has one particularly interesting page (you know, besides its popular new video ad). It's one big, purple page that serves as a short intro into industrial food science. On it, the fast food company briefly explains some of its …

Revolutionary computers are on the way. Now we just need to know how to program them

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sebastian Kaulitzki<p>A team of Stanford scientists has created a circuit board, dubbed “NeuroGrid,” …

Don't start up the warp drive yet, Earth's cousins might be hard to spot

Identifying distant planets that might be able to support life turns out not to be as straightforward as we might think, new research finds.<p>Unpack your bags and defrost your shipboard cryogenic chamber. New research out Monday suggests that it may not be as easy to identify potentially habitable …

Universe

McDonald's Happy Meals to offer Pokemon X/Y toys

Nintendo must sure like McDonalds. After teaming up with the fast food restaurant to bring Mario toys to <b>Japan</b> and the <b>UK</b>, Pokemon X/Y toys are now …

Mobile apps could hit $70B in revenues by 2017

Mobile apps are on a path to reach $70 billion in annual revenue by 2017. And while games drive the majority of app revenue now, they won’t stay on top of the heap much longer.<p>Digi-Capital, an investment bank for mobile apps and games, said in its first quarter mobile apps study that non-game apps …

Mobile Gamepad turns smartphones into motion-sensing game controller

Gaming on Android is quite versatile as it is, with thousands of games on Google Play, multiple gameplay options, and even add-on hardware that builds upon the gaming experience. But while the OUYA offers purely a console-game experience, and while accessories like the Samsung GamePad controller …

Google Play

Tutorial: Lightning bolt French tape mani

5/02/2011<p>Hi guys, it's time for another tutorial! This time I will show you how to make the lightning bolt French. The design is very simple to …

White Hot: Nailing It

<i>Operations Coordinator, Loren, has a thing for nails—and we can’t blame her. We love reading about new finishes and fun techniques, so we thought we’d give her a slot on our blog to wax poetic about all things manicure (and pedicure!) related.</i><p>We’ve had our eye on the white polish trend since we first spotted the look at spring Fashion Week—and now that it’s finally warm enough to really embrace the bright hue, the color has completely blown up here in the Birchbox office.<p>While it might not …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Back to the Future

6 Features We Want To See In The Next Mac OS

We’ve all seen what’s coming in OS X and iOS 7. Here’s what we’d like to see as those two platforms evolve into one.<p>Apple has shown their cards, for now. And even in light of all the hysteria around Jony Ive’s first new products and iOS 7’s unicorn icons, not much is different in Apple’s upcoming …

Living Rooms

Supermoon June 2013: Everything You Need To Know About Perigee Moon This Weekend (PHOTOS)

Send us your supermoon photos this weekend!You can tweet your photos with hashtag #HPsupermoon. Or, you can submit them directly to our "Supermoon 2013" slideshow, which will be featured in our supermoon live blog on the evening of Sunday, July 23.We'll be collecting user photos from all over, and …

Tutorial: Vertical Lightning Bolt

9/15/2012<p>Hello everyone! Welcome to my vertical lightning bolt tutorial! You may have already tried its siblings the lightning bolt French or double …

'80s Accent Nail

9/17/2012<p>Hi guys! After a day I decided to change the accent nail of my previous mani. Not because I didn't like it anymore, but because I just …

Colorful & Cute Summer Nails

Lazy summer days are the best, especially when you have all the time in the world to do absolutely nothing. Why not take the time during those …

Transmission engineers are shifting to higher gears

Automakers are spending billions of dollars to squeeze efficiency from a car part most people never think twice about — the transmission.<p>Over the next five years, many new vehicles will have transmissions with up to 10 speeds, replacing the mostly six-speed transmissions in cars now. Though …

Va. pick bemoaned 'slavish devotion'

The newly minted Republican nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia once compared Planned Parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan and bemoaned black voters’ “slavish devotion” to the Democratic Party — past statements that are likely to inflame the culture-war politics of the state’s 2013 elections.<p>E.W. …

Human cloning developments raise hopes for new treatments

Lorraine Barnes suffered a heart attack in 2005 and has lived with the consequences – extreme exhaustion and breathlessness – ever since. "I was …

Update Your Shirts with DIY Collar Tips

Got a denim shirt that needs a little pizzazz? Add old school collar tips for a wild west vibe.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>gold tips<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on I Spy DIY

Men's Fashion