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Google is preparing for screenless computers

The spread of computing to every corner of our physical world doesn’t just mean a proliferation of screens large and small—it also means we’ll soon come to rely on mobile computers with no screens at all. “It’s now so inexpensive to have a powerful computing device in my car or lapel, that if you …

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Cryptographic bug in Android lets hackers create malicious system apps

Security researchers have found a bug in Android which allows them to create malicious Android apps which appear to be genuine with the correct digital signatures. In computing, digital signatures allow any piece of data, including an app, to be checked to see that it is genuine and actually comes …

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8 Unusual Gizmos That'll Keep You Cool This Summer

Many people opt for central air conditioning or the simple window AC unit, but where's the fun in that?<p>From beds with built-in liquid cooling, to office chairs that can keep your backside chilly, there's a surprising amount of technology that exists for one sole purpose: to keep you cool in the …

Petition circulating for HTC to support the One S

Two days ago, we told you about HTC’s decision to discontinue support for the One S. Vowing the handset would not move beyond Android 4.1.1 or Sense 4, HTC has clearly decided to move on and support newer handsets. A focus on the future and dedicating yourself to more current devices is great, save …

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Apple files patent for crowdsourced real-time mapping, event, and traffic data

The United States Patent Office published an Apple filing today for a patent on real-time user ratings and alerts on routes, traffic, and locations. Yes, it sounds pretty much like Waze, which Apple rival Google just bought for over a billion dollars.<p>But the patent goes far beyond traffic …

QWOP is now available for Android, still making us look silly.

If you’ve got nothing going on today, and feel the need to be humbled, give QWOP a try. A track and field game that looks like something out of Archer, the Android version made its debut on the Play Store yesterday.<p>A long standing iOS and PC favorite, QWOP is an acquired taste. If you like really …

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Independence Day Was The Most Superlative Of All Days For Instagram And Vine

The Fourth of July was another record-shattering day for Instagram and Vine, as users shared millions of hours of video.<p>As Americans fired up their barbeques and enjoyed the holiday, millions were faced with a decision not dissimilar to Patrick Henry’s choice between liberty and death: six seconds …

Where to go when 140 characters just isn’t enough

"Utter nonsense." That's often the first thought that always goes through my head when I read something I disagree with on Twitter. Frequently, after softening my tone a bit, I respond with my disagreement – and that's where the problems begin.<p>Though Twitter is brilliant at many things – keeping …

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Personal Q&A Site Ask.fm Is Growing At A Clip Amid Media Backlash Over Safety Of Its Young Users

Ask.fm, the Latvian startup that’s been left carrying the personal Q&A torch after its inspiration, Formspring, pivoted to pastures new, is continuing to grow at an absolute clip. It’s now at 65 million registered users, up from 8 million in June last year, and is adding about 300,000 new users …

Polaroid's Polamatic: Because we absolutely need yet another photo app

Do we need another photography app with frames and filters? Polaroid thinks so.<p>Who would have thought Polaroid still exists? Now, they would want to remind Android users about their iconic cameras through an app called Polamatic. Good news for those who can’t get enough of those faux-retro photo …

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CHART OF THE DAY: How Samsung's Galaxy Sales Compare To The iPhone

Samsung has reportedly shipped its 20 millionth Galaxy S4 recently. To put that in context, The Verge made this chart.<p>As you can see, Samsung's S4 sales aren't anywhere near as strong as the iPhone 5, or even the iPhone 4S.<p>But, Samsung is a different sort of company. It sells a lot of phones. Apple …

Comic-Con 2013: Marvel’s Panel Will Feature ‘Captain America 2,’ ‘Thor 2′ and More!

Marvel will be at Comic-Con 2013 in full force, as today they announced their plans to show off 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' 'Thor: The …

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The Next Billion Smartphone Users Will Have An Awesome Mobile Computing Device

Lost amid the heated and increasingly dull iPhone versus Android rhetoric is the prospect of the world on the cusp of placing amazing personal computing technology—smartphones—into the hands of not just a billion people, but billions of people.<p>Most new smartphones these days are destined not for …

Stereoscopic images from World War I animate the horrors of history

A Toronto photography and graphic design studio has acquired a camera and photographic slides that allow the viewer to experience World War I in 3D. The Verascope is a series of handheld stereoscopic cameras designed and built in the 19th century by Jules Richard, and this unit, which was owned by …

Bluebox reveals Android security hole, may affect 99 percent of devices

Researchers at Bluebox Security have revealed a disturbing flaw in Android's security model, which the group claims may affect up to 99 percent of Android devices in existence. According to Bluebox, this vulnerability has existed since Android 1.6 (Donut), which gives malicious app developers the …

Microsoft Demos Touch Feedback Monitor Of The Future

The monitor, in combination with subtle movements of the robot arm that supports it, taps into our human kinesthetic haptic sense instead of just …

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'YouTube Pro' Aims to Turn Hobbyists into YouTube Pros

In a continuation of YouTube’s focus on user-generated content, the Google-owned video site is launching a video series to provide guidance for users that want to turn their channel from a hobby into a full-time gig.<p>‘YouTube Pro’ will give advice on a range of issues, such as crowdfunding, …

New Apple Patent Could Finally Take Gadgets Like An iWatch Beyond The Bezel

Apple has just been granted a new patent (via AppleInsider) for unique bezel technology that could not only add touch controls to a bezel on a small device screen (like one for an iWatch), but that would also make it possible for that bezel to fade in and out of view, providing maximum screen real …

Flipboard Is Coming to Windows

Inside Flipboard / June 26, 2013<p>As reported earlier today, Flipboard will be coming to Windows later this year.<p>Flipboard will be custom-made for this …

Microsoft develops 3D touchscreen with tactile feedback

<b>Details of a touchscreen showing 3D images that can be felt and manipulated have been published by Microsoft's research unit.</b><p>The project combines an LCD flat panel screen with force sensors and a robotic arm that moves it back and forwards.<p>By controlling how much resistance there is to a user's …

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‘Pacific Rim’ Fights Back Bad Tracking Buzz With Marketing Barrage: 4 Clips, 12 Minutes Of Behind The Scenes Footage & More

'Pacific Rim' Fights Back Bad Tracking Buzz With Marketing Barrage: 4 Clips, 12 Minutes Of Behind The Scenes Footage & More<p>Alright, so the narrative …