As Matias Duarte and the team over at Google's Android Design department ready their wares, they've given us a preview version of the upcoming "L" release of Android to try out.
"Ahoy-hoy." If telephone titan Alexander Graham Bell had his way, we'd all be answering phones like Mr. Burns. Thankfully, frienemy Thomas Edison had enough sense to realize we weren't always on the briny. He preferred "hello" as our standard telephone greeting, which he is credited with coining in 1877. Fellow American pioneer Davy Crockett actually used it as a greeting first in 1833 (as compared to an exclamation)—but in print, not over the phone.
We go to such great lengths to secure our smartphones. We put passwords on our lock screens, encrypt our data, and install anti-theft programs, but it's never enough—someone, somewhere, will find a way around any protective measure you use, no matter how sophisticated.
The WordPress revolution has completely altered the way that people build and distribute websites. Instead of having to memorize endless lines of HTML and Java, both novice and professional web developers are now able to create incredibly detailed and responsive sites using a series of intuitive templates and plugins. And each new version of WordPress comes with an improved batch of features that make web-building even easier.
Market Reality: Disney's Bob Iger Leads NR30 AR Investors, Magic Leap Acquires Computes, & Snap to Invest in AR Hardware
This week, we continued our NR30 series highlighting the leaders of augmented reality space by profiling the venture capitalists and strategic corporate investors that sustain the industry.
Not all bacteria in the eyes cause infection. A group of researchers from the National Eye Institue has shown that not only is there a population of bacteria on the eyes that reside there but they perform an important function. They help activate the immune system to get rid of bad, potentially infection-causing — pathogenic — bacteria there.
A new study has found that up to half of people who think they have a penicillin "allergy" can still receive the drug, and other antibiotics with similar structures, without any negative reactions to the meds. Why? Because they're not really allergic, doctors say.
When it comes to milk, my family consumes anywhere between two and four gallons every two weeks. That's about four to eight gallons every month. That's a lot of milk—and a lot of empty milk jugs! Instead of simply tossing them in the recycling bin, why not get creative and make something useful out of them yourself?
Shaun Alexander was a great NFL running back for a long time. In this video, he takes some time out of his schedule to provide advice to young running back on how to take a hit. This is one of the biggest parts of a running back's job, so learning how to do it properly is crucial.
Shaun Alexander was an amazingly productive NFL running back. In this video, he takes some time to explain for young running backs how to hold the ball properly, protecting it from the defense and potential fumbles. Proper finger positioning and placing the body between opponents and the ball are both crucial elements.
Learn how to make a Brandy Alexander from American Bartending School. A great cocktail drink for parties or entertaining friends.
Who's heard of Arthur Alexander? He wrote and recorded some great songs but, ironically, it was other artists who made hits with their cover songs of his work. This is "Go Home Girl" - very similar to his other classic, "You'd Better Move On". Play a simple version in D with a touch of Ry Cooder's style on the "Bop 'Til You Drop" album.
Since it first launched in 2003, WordPress has dominated the internet. The free, open-source content management system (CMS) is used by over 60 million websites. Wordpress is undeniably one of the most popular CMS solutions in the world.
Joe McKenna died when he was 30 years old. A young married man with his future ahead of him, he was cleaning up the station where he worked as a fireman. Struck by a piece of equipment fallen from a shelf, Joe complained of a sore shoulder. Over the next week, Joe worsened and ended up in the hospital. Chilled, feverish, and delirious, his organs shut down from an infection we'd now call septic shock.
Samsung and Apple are back in court, but this time it's not just money at stake. The Supreme Court's decision could have a far reaching effect on patent law and innovation in design.
Everything you thought you knew about cooking pasta is wrong. When I took cooking classes in Italy, they taught me to bring a large volume of salted water to a rolling boil, add a drop of olive oil so that the noodles wouldn't stick together, and wait several minutes until it was al dente (which literally means "to the tooth," i.e., firm and not mushy when bitten).
Traditionally, incorporating loops and grooves can translate into hours of hard work just to get the loop to fit your song's tempo and timing. Help is on the way from the Propellerhead's ReCycle which gives you full creative control over utilizing your looped material. Join electronic recording artist David Alexander as he shows you how ReCycle has revolutionized using sampled loops. In this episode, David shows us how to Chop Up A Complex Loop.
North Americans pronounce Russian names incorrectly. Here's how to pronounce Russian hockey star, Alexander Ovechkin's name correctly.
Most of us skip through documents like privacy policies and EULAs (end-user license agreements) because they're long and boring. But, as Congress just passed the SJR34 bill in early April, you're probably a little concerned about your personal data, so we summarized the privacy policies for major ISPs and mobile carriers in the US.
News: The Best Marvel Movie Scenes Featuring Augmented Reality Concepts That We Might Use in the Near Future
Over the past decade, Marvel Studios has been a dominant force at the box office, raking in more than $21 billion dollars. Averaged out over that span of time, the yearly earnings of those movies outweigh the gross domestic product of some countries.
Overall, iOS is more impressive than ever with its stability enhancements, security tools, suite of apps and services, and intuitive user interface. With each passing update, things just get better and better for iPhone users. But don't think for a second that this is all because of Apple's genius — many of these features were at least partly inspired by tweaks made by the jailbreak community.
Via WonderHowTo World, CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!: Martha Stewart Living Radio recently held a cupcake contest, and unfortunately the winner was NOT these Alexander McQueen cupcakes, by Julia Cunningham, DJ on SiriusXM U.
This delicious mix of brandy and cream makes a rich and textured drink. Traditionally drunk at Christmas, it makes a great drink all year round. Devour our Brandy Alexander recipe. Make a Brandy Alexander.
Martha Stewart Living Radio recently held a cupcake contest, and unfortunately the winner was NOT these Alexander McQueen cupcakes, by Julia Cunningham, DJ on SiriusXM U.
16-year-old Alexander Kendrick has invented a low-frequency radio that allows for cave-texting, meaning deep underground cellular communication.
Marissa Alexander, whose case brought allegations that Florida's Stand Your Ground law is being unfairly applied, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday after being convicted of three counts of aggravated assault after firing a warning shot during a dispute with her husband.
National Security Agency whistleblower William Binney reveals he believes domestic surveillance has become more expansive under President Obama than President George W. Bush. He estimates the NSA has assembled 20 trillion "transactions" — phone calls, emails and other forms of data — from Americans. This likely includes copies of almost all of the emails sent and received from most people living in the United States. Binney talks about Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and challenges NSA Dir...
This is a pic-by-pic preview of Issue 13 from Hamburger Eyes! This 150 page zine is stellar! Issue 13 features beautiful photography from the following:
Sci-fi being just one descriptor, the late Alexander McQueen's final Spring 2010 collection draws inspiration from that and much more.
Oobject put together a neat compilation of the famous telephone inventor's love for tetrahedrons. Scroll down to see his collection of pyramids, building towers, buildings, boats, kites and planes—all made completely out of tiny tetrahedrons. Amazing.
In recent years, Russian marine biologist Alexander Semenov has built a stunningly beautiful collection of deep sea photography, capturing alien creatures only locatable in the hostile, icy depths of the far northern sea off the coast of Russia.
Alexander Augusteijn captures one of the world's most deadly projectiles slicing through the Earth's delicate water droplet.
Rodarte is an L.A. based fashion brand, headed by the Mulleavy sisters. Their pieces are known for their amazing materiality, gothic deconstruction, and beautifully ombréd fabric. The sisters have collaborated with Target, the Gap, outfitted many celebrities, and have been featured in the New Yorker, among various other publications.
We've provided Google insiders, Google's community managers, authors, and celebrities for you to add to your circles. This week, we've discovered over 100 brilliant photographers for you to follow.
Interested in taking a few snapshots of the likely auroras from the recent solar flare the Sun sent our way?
Following in the footsteps of great historical figures is a great way to learn about them. Michael Wood famously did so in the 1980's for his PBS documentary and book In The Footsteps of Alexander The Great. This March, UK-based marketing director Chris Worth completed a similar endeavor—not by tracing the path of a real-life emperor or explorer, but a humble video game character. One known simply as "The Courier".
Nylon Magazine recreates world renown makeup artist Topolino's dangerous thorn manicure. (Topolino was a wiz who has worked with the likes of Alexander McQueen, among other fashion stars).
No exaggeration in today's headline, design student Anna Schwamborn has actually designed a jewelry line made from the hair and cremated ashes of dead loved ones. Human hair sure makes a nice accent to the black bone china (note the word "bone" - human ashes are mixed in).
OSPD1 In 1978, the first SCRABBLE Dictionary was conceived and published by Merriam-Webster, with the help of the National Scrabble Association (NSA). The idea was to include any word that was found in one of the five major dictionaries at the time:
SUBMIT: Clever Idea for Magical Magnetic Fluid by August 1st. WIN: Your Very Own Bottle [Closed/Winner Announced]
Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills.