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Here’s how to set up a VPN on your Chromebook

There are three ways to set up a Chromebook VPN. The first and easiest method is to use a Chrome extension if your provider offers one. Install it, toggle the service on, and you’re good to go.<p>The second option is to use an Android app, but this only works on Chromebooks with access to the Play …

Information Systems

How to opt out of Facebook data sharing

Facebook knows a lot about you. I mean, a lot. If you've ever been creeped out by a scarily on-point ad while visiting Facebook, that's why. But some …

Renault’s EZ-GO robot taxi is the most socially responsible concept in Geneva

Not every concept car has to be like the Lamborghini Egoista<p>When you think of concept cars, the inevitable images that come to mind are of exaggerated designs, impractical proportions, and profoundly self-indulgent experiences. Concepts are — <i>usually</i> — intended to titillate our most selfish desires. …

Hyundai’s Kona Electric SUV will travel up to 292 miles on a single charge

Coming to Europe and South Korea later this year, but there’s no price tag yet<p>Hyundai’s second all-electric vehicle, the Kona Electric, will get a full debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show, but today the South Korean automaker revealed most of the specs and pulled the wraps off of the new SUV. …

[Update: LineageOS version also live] Android x86 7.1 R1 now available, brings Nougat to your PC

It has been a very long time since we last covered Android x86, but the project is still alive and kicking. If you're not familiar with it, Android …

How to set up and use (very hacky) gesture navigation controls on any Android phone

After OnePlus introduced gesture navigation controls in an Oreo beta for the 5T, it opened up the discussion of Android potentially moving away from on-screen buttons. While Google might not implement a system like this for years to come, here’s an app that lets you try out gestures on your phone …

Let’s build a simple Flappy Bird clone in Android Studio

In a previous tutorial, I walked you through the process of making your first “2D game.” We built a simple script which would let a character sprite bounce around the screen. From there, I insinuated it wouldn’t be too much work to turn that into a full game.<p>I was telling the truth! You could check …

The ultimate guide to customizing the ultimate Android home screen

One of the best things about Android is how flexible its interface is: customizing your home screen to suit your usage habits and preferences only takes a few taps, and the possibilities are endless. Here are just a few choice examples of custom home screens from the Android theming community on …

Qi reigns as the standard for wireless charging after Powermat joins WPC

Powermat is a wireless charging tech company that uses both Airfuel and Qi charging standards<p>The world is another step closer to a single unified wireless charging standard, with news that Powermat has joined the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), developers of Qi wireless charging. Powermat is a …

Wireless Charging

A 27-year-old who converted a BMW into an electric car and worked for Tesla is convinced we think about electric cars all wrong

He never uses the brake because he doesn't have to.<p>"In principle, it drives like a bumper car at the fair. You go off the accelerator and it stops," says Felix Ballendat while sitting behind the wheel of his BMW Z3.<p>Ballendat drives what is probably the world's only 1998 BMW Z3 that has electric …

Lofree keyboard feels like a typewriter, looks spectacular

If you like mechanical keyboards, you <i>love</i> mechanical keyboards. Their clickety-clack action is way more positive than the soft, short travel of any MacBook or Magic Keyboard, and once you get used to them everything else seems squishy. It’s like driving a big American boat-like sedan after spending …

10 best gallery apps for Android

Despite the simple premise, not all gallery apps are the same. Some of them work fantastically with great designs and quickness. Others suffer from poor design and slowness. The good news is that you have plenty of options to replace yours if needed. Whether it’s sorting pics, hiding them away, or …

'Bit Rot' explained: Why your phone is slower than when it was new

Computers are kind of like people — as they age they tend to get a little slower and flaws are easier to see.<p>Our phones are computers shrunk down to …

Need ‘throwaway’ earbuds for the Google Pixel 2? Here are two great inexpensive options

When we discovered that Google would be shipping the Pixel 2 and 2 XL without a headphone jack, it’s safe to say that a majority of our readers were not happy. To make up for that missing port, it seems logical that Google would follow in the footsteps of other companies and include a pair of wired …

Xiaomi's Mi A1: Almost everything you could want in a $230 phone

Xiaomi made headlines earlier this year when it was revealed to be joining Google’s Android One program – which meant that its next phone device would ship with a stock Android experience with the latest version of the OS installed, and would continue to be updated over the next two years.<p>That’s a …

New ‘trackless train’ which runs on virtual rail lines launched in China

Is it a tram, or is it a train, or even a fancy bus?<p>The world’s first electric-powered ‘trackless train’ has been launched in China.<p>Using virtual …

Trains

Nissan wants its electric cars to ‘sing’ so that you’ll hear them coming

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ASUS Chromebook Flip C101 now available for pre-order at $299 w/ USB-C and Android apps

Chromebooks have quickly become excellent replacements for Android tablets since the arrival of Android apps on Chrome OS. However, most Chromebooks have a pretty huge difference in size compared your average Android tablet. Now, ASUS is helping to solve that issue with the arrival of its refreshed …

Five great apps for your Merge Cube

Explore the shiny new world os Augmented Reality with these apps!The Merge Cube from Merge VR is a real treat! At just $10.99 it opens up augmented …

Here's everywhere you can pick up a Merge Cube today

The best AR experience everyone can afford is now available!The folks at Merge have been making waves in the VR world for quite a while with the …

Show your Pride with our rainbow theme pack

It honors the Stonewall Riots from 1969. There are memorials and ceremonies nationwide to honor those in the LGBTQIA community who have been lost …

Japan’s space camera drone on the ISS is a floating ball of cuteness

It can be controlled from Earth<p>Japan’s space agency has for the first time released photos and videos taken on the International Space Station by its resident robot drone, which can be remote-controlled from Earth. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) says footage taken by the Internal …

China’s black market can build an iPhone from scratch

You don’t have to visit a Foxconn factory to see an iPhone built from scratch.<p>Visit China’s black market and you’ll meet traders with the components, tools, and know-how to build you a working handset for a fraction of the price you would pay Apple. The whole process is complete by the time you’ve …

Apple Store

Lawnchair is a highly customizable rootless Pixel launcher

Created by a senior XDA member “deletescape,” Lawnchair is essentially a highly customizable Pixel launcher that does not require root.<p>Often times, life demands that you make sacrifices: either get the Pixel launcher without root and forego of any customization or get an incredibly customizable …

Apps

Renault-Nissan to start autonomous car-sharing service 'within 10 years'

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Fluent Design is Microsoft's new Metro UI for Windows and more

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Microsoft's new cloud clipboard lets you paste from a Windows 10 PC to an iPhone

Microsoft is unveiling a new cloud clipboard service today at the company's Build developers conference in Seattle. While the software maker has been experimenting with a variety of clipboard services, it has finally settled on one that will be implemented directly into Windows 10. The new …

Microsoft's next mobile strategy is to make iOS and Android better

Microsoft hasn’t had a great time with mobile. While we can debate whether or not Windows Phone is finally dead, Microsoft is certainly ready to move on. After missing the mobile boat, Microsoft is now trying to sneak onto iOS and Android devices like a stealthy submarine. We’ve seen the company …

Microsoft’s design video features a completely redesigned desktop and email app

Microsoft introduced its new Fluent Design System today at Build, which it believes will usher the company into the future with a whole new look and feel for its products. The design language focuses on five areas: light, depth, motion, material, and scale. In between talk of what all these choices …

Swift University opens course for writing Android apps in Apple’s language

A new development learning course based in Italy claims to be the first of its kind to let you program for Android … using Apple’s Swift developer language.<p>Apple open-sourced Swift shortly after its introduction a few years ago, and we’ve seen efforts to enable Swift developers to easily create …