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HTC is bringing its in-house apps to the rest of Android

HTC's been making Android skins and apps for a long time, but now the company wants its home-grown software to conquer more devices -- even those made by other manufacturers. According to <i>Recode</i>, the Taiwanese phonemaker has started developing apps for Android phones in general, courtesy of a new …

Maleficent

We gave it a <b>B-</b><p>”Let us tell an old story anew and see how well you know it.” The first line of <b>Maleficent</b> could be emblazoned on a sticker and slapped …

Walt Disney Company

“How To Train Your Dragon 2” Is Proof Of How Good 3D Can Be

The high-flying sequel to the 2010 animated hit is a reminder that some things are meant to be seen jumping off the screen.<p>Of all the add-ons and enhancements theaters have been using to set the experience of going to the movies apart from just watching them at home, 3D has the most potential to do …

Train in Vain: How 'Snowpiercer' Became the Summer's Coolest Movie

What would happen if, thanks to an attempt to stop global warming that went awry, our big blue marble were plunged into a new ice age? The result …

film

Review: 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Is (By Default) The Best One Yet

<b>The Box Office:</b><p>The most interesting thing, from a box office watcher prospective, about Michael Bay’s fourth <i>Transformers</i> movie is that it will be the first entry to open on a Friday. This fourth film is opening on the same frame as <i>Revenge of the Fallen</i> in 2009 (the weekend before the July 4th …

REVIEW: Transformers: Age of Extinction Is Bot-Sh*t Crazy

Billionaire scientist Joshua Joyce (Stanley Tucci) has found a new element called transformium — harvested from the spare parts of captured Autobots …

Movies

Google Marks Project Loon Birthday with First LTE Experiments

Google’s Project Loon is drifting to even greater heights. The company recently tested its balloon-powered internet access venture in Brazil, marking its first LTE experiments and launch near the equator.<p>In the countryside just beyond Campo Maior – located inside the state of Piaui, and roughly two …

Speech technology expert Nuance has reportedly held sale talks with Samsung

Nuance, a company whose reputation was built on its impressive speech-recognition technology, has reportedly held talks about a potential sale to Samsung. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> claims that Nuance has been in discussions with numerous suitors; aside from Samsung — already one of Nuance's many …

The Secret Android Patents That Microsoft Forces OEMs to License

Microsoft has long licensed a glut of patents to Android hardware makers for them to avoid litigation—and how the Chinese government has made public …

Barnes & Noble

As Amazon smartphone launch nears, company boasts about its app stats

With Amazon expected to unveil its first smartphone this week at an event in Seattle, the company has been making its pitch to app developers with some new figures from its Android app store.<p>The store, which runs on Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets as well as other companies' Android smartphones and …

Squid Protein: Our Best Defense Against Chemical Weapons?

A team of researchers at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville has identified an enzyme produced in the bodies of squid that may be effective in …

University of Tennessee

Google Glass updates slow down ahead of KitKat upgrade

Google took a break from its monthly update cycle for the Google Glass Explorer Edition, saying it's working on a bigger change to the 4.4 KitKat version of Android.<p>Google's Teresa Zazenski announced the change on the private forum for owners of the electronic eyewear, according to Glass Almanac. …

Google Glass

Amazon Says Fire TV Will Boost Mid-Market Games

More details on how the company's new TV box fits into the gamer's living room.<p>There’s no shortage of TV-connected gaming devices out there, from the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One down to microconsoles like the Ouya. Now Amazon’s own microconsole is here, and the company is working to define why the …

Apple Says iOS 7 Adoption Hits 87% of iOS Devices

- Apr 8, 2014<p>Apple says iOS 7 is now running on 87% of the devices that connect to the App Store. The announcement, via Apple’s App Store developer …

DARPA-Funded Atlas Robot to Go Tetherless in the Next Six Months

We’ve written about Boston Dynamics’ DARPA-funded Atlas robot again and again and again, but I got a chance to meet Atlas in person today and found …

Robotics

Samsung Announces Budget KitKat Smartphone

Last week, Samsung showed off the Galaxy Ace Style, a mid-range smartphone running Android KitKat, and today the device was formally announced by the company.<p>The Galaxy Ace Style looks like your typical Samsung device, but it appears targeted at those shopping on a more modest budget. It features a …

Amazon unveils $99 Amazon Fire TV for streaming video

Amazon unveiled new video-streaming hardware on Wednesday, a move that pits it against market leader Roku and Apple TV in a fight to be the entertainment engine in consumers' living rooms.<p>The Fire TV device costs $99 and features 2 gigabytes of RAM, Wi-Fi, a Bluetooth remote, and access to numerous …

Amazon Fire TV

Associated Press News

Feinstein set to move on CIA report

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is racing toward declassification of a long-awaited report which sharply criticizes the CIA’s Bush-era interrogation policies and disputes the agency’s claims that the tough tactics helped foil terrorist plots.<p>The Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman said Monday that she …