Category: Android

Google’s self-driving car project, the first drive.

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The Google Car is fully electric, big enough for two passengers. It’ll only go 25 miles per hour. Your involvement with the car consists of four things: get in, put on your seatbelt, press the Start button, and wait. While you’re waiting, maybe check out the large screen in the center console, which shows the […]

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What to expect from Android Wear.

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There’s plenty we know about Android Wear already: It’s Google’s software platform for wearables; it’s designed to allow you to interact with your phone and with Google Now straight from your wrist; and numerous manufacturers, from HTC to Motorola, have Wear-powered smartwatches coming in the near future. There’s also a regular calendar notification on show, […]

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What is HDR and When Should You Use It In Your Photos?

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HDR stands for High Dynamic Range imaging, and it’s an old photography practice recently introduced to cameraphones like the iPhone and some Android devices. You’re on the right track: it’s supposed to make your pictures look better, but it depends on when you use it. Here’s a quick primer on how HDR works, and when […]

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Wallet vs Spendee

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Having trouble monitoring your spending habits? Want to know where your money is going? Here we introduce 2 useful applications that will help you figure that out and better control your spendings. Wallet: Wallet is an Android based application which lets you organize your spendings throughout the month, week or day. Pros: -Synchronize with your […]

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University wants you to capture the ‘soundscapes’ of Earth

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University wants you to capture the ‘soundscapes’ of Earth

Bryan Pijanowski, Purdue University’s Soundscape ecologist, developed the Soundscape Recorder app for iOS and Android and is asking people to suck down three minutes of ambient noise to help measure the changes to the sonic environment. Once you’ve recorded your moment, you’ll be asked to describe what you heard and how it made you feel […]

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Focus Lock Blocks Distracting Android Apps So You Can Work

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Focus Lock Blocks Distracting Android Apps So You Can Work

Android: If you need to get things done but your phone is chirping, buzzing, or just tempting you with your friends’ Instagram photos or new tweets and Facebook posts, Focus Lock is a new app that will block them all so you don’t have to use your limited willpower resisting them. Focus Lock borrows a […]

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Project Ara video reminds us why we want a modular phone

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Project Ara video reminds us why we want a modular phone

Google sold most of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.9 billion earlier this year, but it kept one small part of the phone manufacturer. Motorola’s Advanced Technology and Projects group had been working on Project Ara when it was incorporated by Google — an ambitious plan for a modular smartphone that could retail for around […]

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Amazon launches an Android running set-top box.

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Rumors have been running around Amazon’s launch of a set-top box, and now the Wall Street Journal reports that its video-streaming device will ship in early April. The device is Android-base, just like Amazon’s FireOS that power its tablets. TechCrunch earlier reported that Amazon’s set-top box will be a dongle just like Google’s Chromecast. A […]

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Notegraphy: An App That Turns Text Into Beautiful Typography

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    If you’ve always admired the beautiful typography created by artists, the ‘Notegraphy’ app might just be what you need. Developed for mobile and web, it lets you create stylish and sophisticated typographic quotes easily. To use, simply tap the pen icon on the screen, enter your text and choose from a number of templates or […]

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Samsung’s implementation of the fingerprint sensor on the upcoming Galaxy S5

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Earlier today, the upcoming Galaxy S5 was confirmed to be equipped with a fingerprint sensor. Below is an explanation of how Samsung implemented it and what it’s planning to use it for. Recently, most of the rumors pointed towards the fingerprint sensor being built into the actual display but that’s not the case, because Samsung […]

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