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Tech Trends
OnePlus

This is a slow-mo look at how a DSLR's shutter works

It's always cool learning how stuff works. Case in point: cameras. More specifically, digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) pictograph boxes. The chaps over at YouTube channel <i>The</i> <i>Slow Mo Guys</i> have taken their trademark ultra-high-speed camerawork and, well, pointed it at a camera. The result? Seeing …

Cellular Networks
Cellular Networks

Android users continue to watch more porn than iOS users

Several months ago, we noted that Android smartphone users were leading the pack in terms of watching porn. Now, CNET alerts us to a new update that shows that Android users continue to outpace iOS users in porn viewing.<p>Courtesy again of PornHub, we now know that mobile viewing has over-taken …

Azerbaijan
Android News

The most influential smartphones of all time

The speed and scale of the smartphone revolution has been nothing short of incredible. The dream of equipping every human on the planet with a direct conduit to our collective knowledge in the shape of the Internet is being realized. It’s a tool for communication, for accessing information, for …

Mobile Technology

Comcast's Ultra HD app launches today -- but only on Samsung TVs

It's almost time for CES to come around again, but Samsung and Comcast are just getting around to fulfilling the promise of 4K streaming they made at the last show earlier this year (DirecTV launched last month). The Xfinity in UHD app arrives today on Samsung's 2014 Ultra HD TVs (which also have …

Pebble gets better notification support on Android

New feature brings Pebble's notification system to parity with Android Wear<p>Following the launch of full notification support on Android last month, Pebble is today announcing preliminary support for actionable notifications on the platform. Actionable notifications will let users delete email, …

Wearable Tech

Pebble's smartwatches now support Android Wear notifications

What's a little startup like Pebble to do when there are so many Android Wear smartwatches out there? Two things: cut the price, and make the watches as useful as possible. After recently adding apps for Dominos Pizza and PayPal, the company is updating its Android application so that it's …

Android News

PS4 Remote Play working on Android 4.2 devices (no root)

Sony’s PS4 Remote Play streaming app is a great piece of software for gamers, but the company’s choice to lock the app to its own Xperia smartphone range means that quite a few people are missing out. Fortunately, XDA member <i>TheScriptKitty</i> has created an APK that will port that the Remote Play app …

Android News

How to hack a Keurig to accept cheap coffee pods using scissors and tape

Keurig’s copyrighted coffee has been hacked again — this time with just a pair of scissors and a bit of tape. The coffee machine maker (purchased by Green Mountain in 2006) attracted the ire of both consumers and rivals earlier this year after it unveiled a coffee pod machine with digital rights …

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Android News

Hackers shut down Sony Pictures' computers and are blackmailing the studio

Today, employees across the Sony Pictures offices were greeted with a strange picture as they tried to login to their computers. Since this afternoon, computers at the company have been completely unresponsive, showing a glowering CGI skeleton, a series of URL addresses, and a threatening message …

Top-rated reviews of the week (pictures)

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George Lucas trades sci-fi for fantasy in 'Strange Magic' musical trailer

Who says all quests worth watching happen in space? Filmmaker George Lucas brings the hero's journey into the forest with his madcap musical fairy adventure, due out in January 2015.<p>Fairies, elves and imps push droids, Jedi Masters and Sith Lords out of the spotlight thanks to filmmaker George …

Black Friday 2014 roundup: technology deals

The beginning of the shopping season is near, and we’re here to bring you the best tech deals for Black Friday 2014.<p>Regardless of your feelings about Black Friday, this celebration of consumerism is the best time to stock on technology on the cheap. With tons of deals on everything from big screen …

Shopping

Check out our laptop buyer's guide for the best in portable PCs

Tablets are great, but if you're really looking to get some work done, a laptop is still one of the best for the job, especially if you need flexibility and portability. With the variety of Chromebooks, Ultrabooks and slimmed-down gaming laptops on offer, you don't even have to weigh yourself down …

HP’s Surface Pro 3 replica debuts today

Another HP clone<p>HP is launching its own version of the Surface Pro 3 today. No, it hasn’t taken over manufacturing of Microsoft’s tablet, it’s merely imitating it. HP’s new Envy x2 has a multi-angle kickstand, a fabric keyboard cover that clicks into place with a stylus holder loop, and it all adds …

Cellular Networks

This Amazon Echo hates your family

"I'm a talking cylinder. I exist only for companionship and utility. My existence is utterly meaningless"<p>Amazon yesterday surprised everyone by announcing Echo, a cylindrical speaker that can respond to your voice commands and sometimes provide information. The accompanying video showed a happy, …

Cyborg cockroaches can help find survivors through their voices

Someday, those vile, slimy cockroaches that make you shriek like a five-year-old girl might look more like little superheroes in some people's eyes. Researchers from the North Carolina State University have developed a way for roaches to detect and locate sources of sounds (say, a person's voice), …

Watches

Movie laser guns have nothing on the real thing

Ray guns are high on the list of "physics gone wrong" movie tropes. Unlike the real thing, the blasts are much slower than light, visible in clear air and (depending on who's firing) highly inaccurate. However, laser physicists in Poland have just shown what a powerful laser <i>really</i> looks like. …

Google's short film examines the science of voice recognition

People used to think it's harder to make computers play chess (or Jeopardy) and do mathematics than it is to make them understand human language. Turns out the opposite is true -- yes, engineers have made great advancements in voice recognition (Siri and Google voice commands are perfect examples), …

Flag-carrying drone ignites brawl at European soccer match

A Euro 2016 qualifying game between Serbia and Albania was suspended yesterday, after a drone flew over the pitch carrying a flag with a pro-Albanian message. The match was being played at the Partizan Stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, ahead of UEFA's (the governing body of European football) most …

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