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[New Game] The Staggeringly Beautiful Side-Scrolling Action Game Badland Comes To Android

Just in time to help you unwind after a few days with the family, Badland has arrived in Google Play with a ton of free content. This is an …

DP Review Scrutinizes Every Pixel Of The Nexus 5's Camera In Exhaustive Review

DP Review, one of the go-to sources for reviews, guides, discussions, and even periodic photo challenges related to all types of photo gear, recently …

Frogmind’s Badland game launches on Google Play

After a successful launch on iOS, Frogmind’s Badland game arrived on the Google Play Store a couple of days ago, bringing the highly-acclaimed dark adventure to Android gamers as well.<p>Badland is a side-scrolling action adventure game that will offer you 80 unique single-player scenarios to go …

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – [Google Play Weekly]

Even though there was a holiday this last week (happy belated Thanksgiving!), the Google Play Store continued to churn along as usual and that means there were some news items. There is now an app that gives you access to App Ops in Android 4.4. The CyanogenMod Installer made an exit from the Play …

Android News

Stock Android Isn't Perfect: 4.4 KitKat Edition

Article Contents<p>Besides a bevy of new features, Android's update to 4.4 brought forth a ton of tweaks to the interface through GEL launcher and a …

[Weekend Poll] Which Android Phone Released In 2013 Was The Best Overall?

Hard to believe, but 2013 is drawing to a close. And with the end of the year comes that same arbitrary question we ask in so many consumer product …

Koush’s AllCast app available in beta in the Google Play Store, doesn’t work with Chromecast yet

Famous CyanogenMod developer Koushik “Koush” Dutta has been working on the AllCast app for a while now, and a new beta version is available in the Google Play Store, to users that sign up for it.<p>The AllCast app lets users stream content from an Android device, Dropbox or Google Drive to a device …

Our top 5 apps: Ask the AC Editors

The first applications we install on every phone<p>As editors and writers for a place like AC, we look at a lot of apps. Some are good, some are bad, …

Apps

Android Weekly: top stories this week

It was the week of Thanksgiving in the US, a time to celebrate all good things in life. But people all over the world chose to celebrate consumerism instead, by hunting for bargains (real or imaginary) in brick-and-mortar and online stores.<p>But there was more than the Black Friday frivolity in the …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Martin Jol fired by Fulham

With Fulham in the drop zone and showing no signs of improvement, the club has parted ways with manager Martin Jol.<p>Martin Jol has been sacked by Fulham following Saturday's embarrassing 3-0 beating at the hands of West Ham United. The Cottagers currently sit in 18th place with a minus-13 goal …

Sturridge sidelined for up to two months

Liverpool will be without striker Daniel Sturridge for six to eight weeks after Brendan Rodgers confirmed that he injured ankle ligaments.<p>• <b>Walsh:</b> …

Hull City 3 Liverpool 1: match report

Read a full match report of the Premier League game between Hull City and Liverpool at the KC Stadium on Sunday Dec 1, 2013.<p>The admission from Brendan Rodgers was as startling as the ineptitude of Liverpool’s performance against <b>Hull City</b>. “There’s no doubt our quality in our squad, with all due …

Hull shock Liverpool, Spurs thwarted

<b>Liverpool</b> lost ground on table-topping Arsenal as strikes from Jake Livermore and David Meyler, along with a Martin Skrtel own goal, gave <b>Hull</b> a …

Soccer

Check out some of today's major match reports... Chelsea seal Southampton comeback -- http://bit.ly/1c5uL9N Llorente saves the day for Juve -- http://bit.ly/184RuqK Man Utd held to draw by Spurs -- http://bit.ly/18wakYj Balotelli & Kaka help Milan to win -- http://bit.ly/18waoY7 Liverpool lose ground on Arsenal -- http://bit.ly/18waoam

Chelsea 3 Southampton 1: match report

Read a full match report of the Premier League game between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday Dec 1, 2013.<p>Jose Mourinho took another of his Pat Cash-style detours into the crowd to mark victory here. When, in the last moments of this match, the substitute Demba Ba slid home …

Soccer

Researchers develop 3D-printed, urine-powered robot heart

The fictional human-powered machines that appear in the <i>The Matrix</i> trilogy are still far from reality — but maybe not that far. Last month, scientists at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the UK announced they had successful create a prototype robotic "heart" that runs on human urine, fabricated …

Your science questions answered

<b>Why is it that leaves have so many different shapes?</b> asks Dieter<p>Despite their many shapes, leaves have certain things in common. "Leaves need to be much longer and wider than they are thick to intercept light for photosynthesis and allow gaseous exchange without losing too much water," says Dr …

New water-repellant surface destroys drops that hit it

Water-repellant materials are everywhere. Inspired by structures found in nature, these materials excel at staying dry by making water "bounce" off their surface. Now, a new structure detailed in the scientific journal <i>Nature</i> improves water-resistance even more by shortening the time fluid makes …

Genius materials on the ISS

With proper coaxing, molecules in microgravity can assemble themselves into forms with surprising properties. This new NASA ScienceCast video …

Particles

Mall of the future? eBay's new storefronts can gather your data

We're going to take this technology and the idea of using glass and move it out of the mall -- on the bus, train, at the airport. Anywhere people are waiting, congregating, or milling about."</br > --Steve Yankovich, eBay's vice president of innovation and new ventures

A 60-Year-Old Technology Offers A Solution To A Modern Problem

Tape is the oldest computer storage medium still in use. It was first put to work on a UNIVAC computer in 1951. But although tape sales have been falling since 2008 and dropped by 14% in 2012, according to the Santa Clara Consulting Group, tape's decline has now gone into reverse: sales grew by 1% …

University of California

A College Kid Made More Than $24,000 Yesterday Just By Waving This Sign On ESPN

A college student quickly made over $24,000 just by waving this sign on TV.<p>Here's the deal: Yesterday on ESPN's "College GameDay" (an ESPN college football show that's filmed at a different college campus each week) some student held the above sign that has both the Bitcoin logo and a QR code.<p>A QR …

Bitcoin

Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram’s utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm

In 2002 Stephen Wolfram released <i>A New Kind of Science</i> and immediately unleashed a firestorm of wonder, controversy, and criticism as the British-born scientist, programmer, and entrepreneur overturned conventional ideas on how to pursue knowledge. Earlier this month, he teased something with the …

Things We Love This Month: November's Sweetest Gear

Author: Wired Staff<p>06:30 am<p><i>All photos: Ariel Zambelich/WIRED</i>