Thomas Konings

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How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Has Technology Become a Disposable Commodity?

I am, and have always been, an early adopter of a lot of things, particularly when it comes to technology. My cell phone voyage started back in the …

Add Screen Recording to Your KitKat Project ROM

Native screen recording is one of the new features of Android 4.4. Google finally decided to give its users the ability to capture a video of the …

Read XDA Portal Like a Boss with Unofficial XDA Reader

The XDA Portal is a place where you can find some of the latest mobile development news. Our team spends hours searching for topics and letting you …

Legendary Google Nexus One Gets Android 4.4 and Joins Its Younger Brothers

In recent days, we’ve informed you about a variety of official KitKat updates. They all had one thing in common: Every update was delivered to some …

Control Your Android Device with Tilts and Flips

There’s certainly been a new wave of apps focused on alternative device navigation and control, harnessing the previously overlooked potential and …

Top 10 Ways to Customize Your Desktop

You spend a lot of waking hours at your computer, so why not make it a little prettier (and more productive)? Here are 10 ways to customize every …

Picture in Picture Turns Tabs into Collapsible Mini Windows

Chrome: Pull-apart tabs are a great way to manage windows, but occasionally you have a site you'd like to just keep open. Picture in Picture Viewer …

Wikipedia Launches Beta Features, Media Viewer and New Fonts Up First

Wikipedia is following in the tradition of Google Labs by now allowing users to try out Beta Features for its site. All of the new features are …

MovieScanner Lists Metadata for All Your Digital Movies

Windows/Mac: A quick look at a video file’s metadata can tell you which one you need for which device, and whether you have a good copy or need to …

How to Crack a Wi-Fi Password

Cracking Wi-Fi passwords isn't a trivial process, but it doesn't take too long to learn—whether you're talking simple WEP passwords or the more …

[Rumor] Google's New Launcher In Android 4.4 Is Called 'Google Experience' - Here Are Some Things We Are Expecting To See In It

Article Contents<p>1 Confidence level<p>2 The rumor<p>2.1 The Google Experience name<br>• 2.2 A big step forward?<br>• 2.3 Will it come to the Play Store?<br>• 2.4 The …

Nintendo puts itself back in the game with 2DS and ‘Pokémon X & Y’

Nintendo is releasing a new mobile gaming console, the 2DS, along with its latest "Pokémon" game this weekend.<p>The past few months haven't been kind to Nintendo. But almost a year after the storied Japanese gaming giant released its Wii U console to middling reviews and weak sales, things may start …

Retrogaming

Valve Announces 'Steam Machines,' Hopes To Improve Living Room Gaming

Hope you weren't too attached to the name "Steam Box"—Valve is partnering with various companies to release hardware that they're calling Steam …

Living Rooms

The Elementary Desktop

Dobbie03's Linux desktops are always beautiful, and this one is no exception. This tricked out Elementary OS config is well laid out, easy on the …

Zero Install Downloads, Updates, and Runs Apps Without Installing

Windows: Portable applications are handy for running applications from a USB stick or using an app without messing with your Windows installation. …

S-View Functionality on Any Phone

If you’re a fan of Samsung’s S View but don’t currently own a supported phone, fret not. You can now achieve similar functionality thanks to an …

Google Announces Android 4.4 KitKat

For almost a year now, Android users have been speculating, and at one point even “confirmed,” that the next Android version would be code named “Key …

Test Your Printer with the Google Homepage

When you hook up a new printer, or just add new ink cartridges to one you already own, you probably want to print off a simple test page. Next time …

Tutorial on Including Apps in Your Settings Menu

As you may all be aware, plenty of mods are available for the picking that offer customized settings menus. Usually, they include the addition of the …

ResXploit Allows Theming without Decompiling APK Files

I’m not even going to bother explaining the benefits and overall awesomeness of the Xposed Framework. I’m quite sure that you are all well aware of …

Minting a Moto X is fun, but not yet magical

Virtually making a custom Moto X offers some thrills but needs more options for real excitement.<p>Don't expect to be blown away by Moto Maker, the fresh online tool for creating unique Moto X phones with built-to-order designs. While its personal customization skills are a very cool differentiator …

Mobile Technology

Manage Your Android from Your Computer with Mobogenie

As large as our cell phone screens are becoming, they still offer nowhere near the real estate of a traditional computer monitor. And let’s face it: …

MORE NUDITY in Games? - Inside Gaming Q&A

IFTTT launches iPhone app: 'Mobile has always been in our plans'

Quietly, IFTTT has become an indispensable tool for a growing number of internet users, making connections between web services including Facebook, …

PS4 dev kit applications open for educators tomorrow

Educators and academics can apply for PlayStation 4 development kits beginning tomorrow as part of the PlayStationFirst Academic Programme, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced today.<p>SCEE is inviting universities to apply for kits through the program, which currently offers kits for …

Solar Impulse’s solar-powered coast-to-coast U.S. flight touched down safely this weekend - http://tcrn.ch/1d8G7KI

Facebook Patents Point To An All-Seeing, All-Hearing Instagram Video

Facial recognition, landmark detection, and even audio cues picked up through your phone’s microphone could let Instagram Video intelligently suggest a cover frame for mini-movies or even tag them, according to recent Facebook patents. The tech could route each video to the right people and put its …