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Pixel perfect: tips for sprucing up your homescreen

One of the more appealing features of Android is that you can customize the operating system in different ways. Unfortunately though, there are …

Kerry seeks Arab support for Syria action

US Secretary of State John Kerry has continued a diplomatic offensive to win support for military action against Syria in response to an alleged chemical attack.<p>After talks with Arab League ministers in Paris on Sunday, Kerry said they had agreed that Bashar al-Assad's regime had crossed a "global …

Kit Kat hilariously mocks Apple, Jony Ive in new video

You know what makes us happy here at Android Authority? Witty, wry humor. While the Kit Kat and Google partnership still has us scratching our heads a bit, this video from the Kit Kat crew is just priceless.<p>[quote qtext=”Every corner, every edge, every finger of every bar has been carefully …

LearnXinYminutes Is The Occasional Coder’s Best Friend

If you’ve never written a line of code, let me let you in on a not-so-secret secret: once you’re pretty good at one programming language, picking up others becomes a <i>whole</i> lot easier.<p>That’s not to say that mastering one language makes you a master in all of them. Hardly. Each language has its own …

Google’s “20% time,” which brought you Gmail and AdSense, is now as good as dead

Google’s “20% time,” which allows employees to take one day a week to work on side projects, effectively no longer exists. That’s according to former Google employees, one who spoke to Quartz on the condition of anonymity and others who have said it publicly.<p>What happened to the company’s most …

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We’re on the cusp of deep learning for the masses. You can thank Google later

Google (s goog) silently did something revolutionary on Thursday. It open sourced a tool called word2vec, prepackaged deep-learning software designed …

Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …

5 Body Parts Scientists Can 3-D Print

Eating On Mars? Be Sure To Pack The Tortillas

After several months of freeze-dried food, even the most committed carnivores would probably reach for the fresh produce.<p>So it's no surprise that the six explorers who were cooped up studying space-friendly foods on a simulated mission to Mars for the past four months went right for the mangoes and …

Ubuntu Edge raises record-breaking $10 million, enters Guinness Book of Almost

$10,311,220. It isn't sufficient to greenlight Canonical's innovative hybrid smartphone, but it <i>is</i> just enough to beat the sum raised by the Pebble smartwatch and thereby steal the crowdfunding record. Well, <i>sort of</i>, at least. It depends on whether the amount pledged is all that matters, regardless …

New form of carbon said to be strongest material ever found

The strongest known material in the world may have just been dethroned. Researchers from Rice University have calculated the properties of a little-studied form of carbon known as carbyne, and they've determined that it should have a "specific strength surpassing that of any other known material." …

How Much Do Average Apps Make?

The last few years have seen an unprecedented number of people rushing to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android. But looking at the installed user base on each platform and information on the payouts made by the different companies, it appears that the vast majority of developers will find …