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'SkinTrack' turns your arm into a touch screen

Smartwatch screens can feel maddeningly small when trying to navigate apps. But why limit yourself to a 2-inch screen when there's so much prime real estate surrounding it?<p>A Carnegie Mellon University research lab this week introduced a solution that turns your arm and hand into an extended touch …

The future of smartphone storage: internal, removable and the cloud

There are some worthy contenders on the battlefield for smartphone storage: the long-time champion, internal storage; the fan favorite, removable storage; and the new up-and-comer, the cloud. Each has its strengths, whether it’s affordability for the user, profitability for the manufacturer, …

Profit

NVIDIA ups the power and drops the price with its impressive new graphics cards

While you were out enjoying your Friday night, NVIDIA kicked off the weekend with a surprise unveil at the DreamHack gaming event in Austin to debut its latest gaming GPUs.<p>CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took to the stage at the city’s Emo’s music venue to showcase the GeForce GTX 1080, the company’s first …

Computer Hardware

Mount St. Helens 'Recharges' With Earthquake Swarm

Mount St. Helens has witnessed over 130 small earthquakes since March 14th, 2016. These small earthquakes, the largest of which was a magnitude 1.3, act to slowly recharge the volcano’s magma chamber.<p>At this time there is NO evidence or sign of an impending eruption, this behavior is typical of …

A horror movie coming out next month was filmed entirely on Snapchat

<i>Sickhouse</i> is a horror film from the mind of Hannah Macpherson and is completely comprised of brief Snapchat videos . The story follows a group of friends who go on a trip into the woods to explore the mystery behind the titular building where, we're assuming, isn't the nicest of places.<p>The film was …

Social Media

Russell Crowe Confirmed For ‘Mummy’ Reboot, Says It Will ‘Scare The Sh*t Out Of You’

We, as the moviegoers and fans of the world, have to become comfortable with the fact that our lives are going to always involve remakes. Sure, we’ll continue to grumble that stuff like <i>Ghostbusters</i> feels timeless to those of us old enough to have grown up with it, but for a new generation it kinda …

18 Ways to Meet People When Traveling Solo

Tips that every solo traveler should know before starting a trip.<p>Solo travel may sound like a solitary experience, but the logistics of navigating …

Forget batteries, your phone could soon be powered by WI-FI: Technology uses radio waves to connect and charge devices

Having to charge your phone to send a message, or standing on a chair to get signal could soon be a thing of the past.<p>US engineers recently developed …

Clean Energy

LG's super-thin OLED screen sticks to your wall using magnets

Forget buying a clunky wall mount for your TV... what if you could stick it up like a fridge magnet? LG Display is hoping you'll do just that. The company has unveiled a 55-inch OLED screen that's so thin and light (0.04 inches and 4.2 pounds) that you can put it on your wall using a magnetic mat. …

26 Genius Tricks To Help You Deal With Too Much Stress

Welcome to the chill zone.

How to Clean Out and Organize Your Computer

If you haven’t been organizing and discarding files as you go, it’s likely your hard drive is stuffed with downloads, unwanted photos, file copies …

Android customization – how to connect a USB flash drive to your Android device

Last week on our Android customization series, we rounded out a string of Tasker and Zooper Widget tutorials that made it possible to rock your Homescreen with custom widgets. With the software customizations we’ve been working with, perhaps it is time to look at something a little more physical, …

Raspberry Pi

Google Fights Microsoft With New Android Branding

Along with a tweak in the application design guidelines, Google has updated its own applications for Android with a subtle graphical tweak to remind users just who the driving force behind the ecosystem actually is. Not only are splash screens now an acceptable part of Android design, Google is …

Apps

New Device Provides Secure and Anonymous Wi-Fi With an Incredible 2.5-mile Range

Next month during the Def Con hacker conference in Las Vegas, security researcher Ben Caudill will unveil a potentially game changing device called a …

June 7, 2015

Hello Android fans, this week brought us new Android devices, hot rumors about Samsung’s upcoming phones, and more. At Computex in Taiwan, Asus introduced new tablets, the ZenWatch 2, and a selfie-focused Zenfone; Google released cool updates to several of its apps; SoundHound took everyone by …

Android News

How to manage both the Start menu and Start screen in Windows 10

Whether you plan to use the Start menu, the Start screen or both in Windows 10, Microsoft has continually been adjusting the Start area since the debut of the Windows 10 Technical Preview.<p>The Start menu/Start screen is one of the most critical aspects of Windows 10. After killing the Start menu in …

HTC One ME features the company's sharpest display ever

HTC has unveiled its latest Android phone in China, the One ME. While it’s a lot like the recently announced M9+, its smaller 5.2-inch Quad HD display is the sharpest the company has ever made.<p>The screen’s 2,560 x 1,440 resolution makes for an astounding pixel density of 565ppi. For comparison, the …

T-Mobile shipping LG G4 online orders from tomorrow, with free 128GB card for early buyers

Whoomp, there it is. The LG G4™ smartphone will be available for purchase online at T-Mobile.com beginning Wed., May 27 at 6 a.m. PDT for $0 down and $24.99 x 24 months. And, customers that order early could be among the first to get LG’s hot new superphone as the Un-carrier™ will begin shipping …

'Free' Windows 10 Will Be Late And Expensive For Millions

There’s good news today: Microsoft has announced the global Windows 10 release date. It has also confirmed that eligible Windows upgraders will get it free for the lifetime of the platform – as long as they upgrade within the first year. But there are storms on the horizon…<p>Today Microsoft has …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Microsoft Turns Your Windows 10 Phone Into Full-Fledged Desktop PC With Continuum

Microsoft is bringing togetherness to the forefront with Windows 10. Microsoft promoted unity with the universal apps, which allows developers to …

Here's what Google looks for in job candidates to see if they'll fit in

Google has a reputation for being a laid-back company that operates more like a network of startups than a corporation.<p>But, according to Google's human resources chief Laszlo Bock, you don't need to stress out about fitting in too much during your job interview with Google.<p>Just make sure you're …

Employment

Tablets: An origin story (pictures)

I created a hologram on Microsoft HoloLens

I am a holographic developer. I know because Microsoft told me I was. And this was just 15 minutes or so into a 90-minute session about building apps …

Watch: Microsoft shows us how to port Android apps to Windows 10

At the Build Developer Conference on Wednesday, Microsoft shocked us all by announcing that Android and iOS app developers would be able to port …

17 Apps Every Modern Gentleman Should Have On His Phone

But now it's time to grow up.<p>Lucky for you, Business Insider is here to help you by turning your smartphone into an even more useful sidekick.<p>Covering everything from getting organized to buying liquor, we've put together a list of the 17 apps that every gentleman needs in 2014.

Apps

Survival Horror Augmented Reality Game Night Terrors Maps Your House

Ghosts jumping out of my bathroom? No thank you.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to use your home as the setting of a survival horror game, then Night Terrors …

Augmented Reality

8 Smart Solutions If You Don't Have a Dining Room

Say goodbye to TV trays, or worse, eating on your bed.<p>Say goodbye to TV trays, or worse, eating on your bed.

Android 5.1.1 factory images arrive for 2012 and 2013 Wi-Fi Nexus 7s and Nexus 10

Google has just published Android 5.1.1 factory images for the 2012 and 2013 Wi-Fi Nexus 7s and Nexus 10, all bearing build number LMY47V. This news comes after the new factory image release for the Nexus Player, which we just saw a little over a week ago.<p>So what’s new in Android 5.1.1? Well, …

Android News