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The awakening of Android’s sleeping giant: the Sony story

Sony was once an electronics giant. Combining innovation with quality enabled it to dominate the premium end of the market. In recent years, this worldwide conglomerate has had to look beyond electronics to find profit through its entertainment and financial services divisions. The electronics …

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Wallet hack: can Coin replace your credit cards?

Startup tries to end plastic's half-century-long stranglehold on pocketbooks<p>San Francisco startup Coin today announced its first product — a credit card-sized device that digitally stores up to eight credit, debit, gift, or membership cards, and lets you switch between them by pressing a circular …

Windows developers can now integrate Facebook Login into apps

Microsoft is plugging a hole in its features for developers of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps today. In partnership with Facebook, Windows developers will now be able to integrate the Facebook Login process into Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps. This might seem like a minor addition, but it’s …

'The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds' reminds you why you loved Zelda

The series gets back to its roots<p>Over the years <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> series has become bloated. While the original <i>Zelda</i> was a streamlined affair focused entirely on adventure and discovery, recent entries in the franchise have become bogged down with things you don't care about: drawn-out dialog, …

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Lady Gaga's flying dress is ready to take off

Lady Gaga concerts usually involve a heavy amount of flamboyance and theatrics, and the singer’s most recent show is no exception. In scenes reminiscent of Michael Jackson's jetpack, Gaga took to the stage in New York last night to unveil a "flying dress." Dubbed the Volantis transport prototype, …

Dataforms: destroying analog in search of digital beauty

For the best part of a decade, Ed Spence has created original artworks by rearranging large photos and (reprints of) paintings into pixelated collages.<p>As a teen, Spence drew inspiration from his father's fascination with fractal visualizations; the notion that one can experiment with digital …

Watch a supercomputer track trillions of particles in the latest universe simulation

This purple star map is our best guess at the shape of the universe at half its current age, according to a new simulation from a research team at Argonne National Lab. The project is called the Hardware / Hybrid Accelerated Cosmology Code (HACC), an attempt to use supercomputers to model the …

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20 Movies You Can’t Even Believe Are 20 Years Old

Do you still quote <i>Dazed and Confused</i>? Or roll your eyes whenever someone mentions <i>Sleepless in Seattle</i>? We hate to break it to you, but both films …

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Android bug that affects 99% of devices detailed

The specifics of the widespread Android bug we previously reported on have, since security firm Bluebox revealed its existence to the developer community earlier this week, remained mired in mystery. It was understood that a malicious application could abuse Android’s signing mechanism – the …

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean leaked, so what’s new?

In case you didn’t know, an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean ROM leaked this week and the most intriguing part of it was that it wasn’t for a Nexus device. The ROM was for the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition, and was subsequently ported over to the standard GT-I9505 Galaxy S4 (after all they do share the exact …

Watch 6 Wondrous Clouds Float Inside Museum Walls

Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds.<p>Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that can’t actually be tougher than making them, right? In the last few years, artist Berndnaut Smilde …

Get Photosphere on non-Nexus devices with the 'Google edition' camera app

Camera app from Google Play GS4, HTC One can easily be loaded onto other phones<p>Yesterday we covered the new camera application in the "Google Play …

Exynos 4 devices (Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2 and others) getting only CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly builds

The CyanogenMod team explained that while Exynos 4-based devices won’t get the general release CyanogenMod 10.1 version for the time being, they will still have access to nightly builds.<p>The “affected” devices include the Galaxy S2 (AT&T and international versions), Galaxy S3 (international …

Plants vs Zombies 2 apparently delayed, no new release date in sight

A short update on the official <i>Plants vs Zombies</i> Twitter account delivered some bad news, at least for fans of the popular game – <i>Plants vs Zombies 2</i> will not be launched on July 18, but “later in the summer.”<p>The highly-anticipated sequel should have hit the App Store on July 18 – we would assume …

With Sony's new Xperia Android smartphone, 'C' stands for China - CNET

John Chan/CNET Asia<p>SHANGHAI, China -- Though the focus of Sony's presentation earlier this week was the supersized<p>Xperia Z Ultra phablet, the company also took the opportunity at Mobile Asia Expo to announce normal-sized handsets like the Xperia C. Meant for the Chinese market, the Android device …

Six free DIY smartphone stands

Whenever I envision the perfect smartphone, it has one key feature: a kickstand. (Bet you thought I was going to say freeze-ray. That's no. 2 on the list.)<p>Why the deep-seated longing for a pop-out propper-upper? Because my phone is my constant companion, used for everything from reading while I eat …

The Evolution of Superman

The Beginning<p>If Cavill's Superman is an immigrant having trouble assimilating into his adopted homeland, he's actually come a fitting full circle …

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The Evolution of King James

LeBron explains how he transformed himself into a ruthlessly efficient scoring machine<p>Just a few months after his 28th birthday, LeBron James is on …

Make Android look like iOS 7 with this Nova-compatible package: jbOS7

It’s been almost a week since iOS 7 was announced by Apple and among its “new and innovative” features, the system also comes with a completely changed design that may appeal even to some Android users. Thanks to Google’s customizable mobile platform, those interested can now tweak Android’s …

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Astounding Origami by Nguyen Hung Cuong | Colossal

<p>Paper artist Nguyễn Hùng Cường lives and works in Hanoi and folds many of his original, distinctly expressive origami works using a Vietnamese …

Kobe Bryant: Why the Mamba's Greatness Exceeds That of Tim Duncan

More and more, I’m hearing about how great Tim Duncan is, and how great he has been over the course of his sixteen year career in the NBA.<p>In a video aired on ESPN, analyst Bill Simmons claims that Duncan is the best player of his generation—better than “Kobe Bryant, [Kevin] Garnett, Shaq—greater …

The 6 most underrated games for Android: May 2013 edition

There are a lot of fun games on the Google Play Store, but it’s difficult to find a game that isn’t overshadowed by a game that has millions of downloads and high ratings. So just like last month, we’ve gone into the depths of the Google Play Store searching for some of the best underrated games, …

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15 best Android launcher apps of 2018!

Android launcher apps have long been an integral part of the Android experience. If you don’t like the way your home screens look or act, you can simply download an app to change all of it. There is no doubt that Android launcher apps have a far more diverse set of features than any other genre of …

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What the San Antonio Spurs Learned About Miami Heat in Conference Finals

Winter is indeed coming for the San Antonio Spurs, right smack in the middle of June.<p>The Indiana Pacers made the Eastern Conference Finals interesting, but the Spurs would have been watching anyway. And chances are they had their eyes on the Miami Heat all along.<p>The NBA Finals could produce some …