Mobile
Wearables

'Magic Minute Project' uses Android Wear to show what time means for all of us

Google is trying to promote Android Wear, and its latest attempt at this is the "Magic Minute Project," which shows "what time means" to different people. For example, Kie Willis filmed a 60-second Parkour trial for the project.
Mobile

'Mobile Strike' Super Bowl spot with Arnold Schwarzenegger top YouTube ad of 2016

YouTube has released its most viewed ads of 2016, showing some pretty interesting trends. The top ad? The Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring Mobile Strike Super Bowl ad. Also on the list are the Samsung Galaxy S7 introduction ad, and a Pokémon…
Social Media

Not much to like: Facebook’s year-in-review list proves 2016 was the worst

Facebook released its annual year-in-review list, which shows what the top trending topics were during 2016. Apart from the obvious No. 1 topic, the U.S. election, the list includes the death of two legends and Brazilian politics.
Mobile

iPhone’s U.S. sales grow to highest level in nearly two years as Samsung falters

Samsung's troubles are likely behind the best sales numbers for Apple's iPhone in nearly two years, with the iPhone 7 the best selling device in the world. But Android overall remains king.
Virtual Reality

Google's Daydream View VR headset is now served up in Crimson and Snow colors

As promised, Google now offers two additional Daydream View headset models on the Google Store: Crimson (red) and Snow (white). They still cost $80 but only work with a handful of smartphones for the moment like Google's two Pixel phones.
Mobile

The best running apps for iOS and Android

Running isn't always easy, especially if you lack motivation. Luckily, these apps offer GPS tracking, leaderboards, achievements, sharing capabilities, and a host of other encouraging tools to help keep you on track.
Mobile

Apple partners with Goldwind to bring renewable energy to Chinese suppliers

Apple has made a number of moves aimed at running on renewable energy in the U.S., and the company has now also inked a deal with Goldwind to bring renewable energy to its suppliers in China.
Computing

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors now fully support Windows 10

Microsoft and Qualcomm said this week that cellular-enabled PCs with Snapdragon processors will arrive next year using the full-blown version of Windows 10. Desktop software used on Intel and AMD-based machines will run on an emulator.
Virtual Reality

HBO Now joins HBO Go on Google’s Daydream VR, Netflix coming this month

Looking for the big-screen experience but don't want to leave the comfort of your living room? VR-ready versions of HBO's apps are now available on Daydream, with Netflix coming later this month.
Computing

Microsoft, Intel team up on affordable AR headsets, Echo competitor, and more

Microsoft and Intel have announced a program intended to accelerate the development of technologies related to mixed reality headsets, Microsoft's attempt at an Amazon Echo competitor, and more.
Virtual Reality

HBO Now, 'Need for Speed', and Lego come to Google's Daydream VR platform

Google Daydream is an Android-first mobile platform for virtual reality apps and games. The Daydream View headset is available on the Google Store now. Here is a list of devices that support the platform, plus the latest on apps, games, and…
Computing

AMD’s Radeon cards can now chill out with the launch of Crimson ReLive Edition

AMD's annual driver suite refresh has arrived as Crimson ReLive Edtion, packing lots of goodies such as an in-game overlay, a revamped settings menu, expanded hardware support for Radeon WattMan, and more.