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Amazon offers Prime members unlimited photo storage

November 4th, 2014 | by Kevin James Krotz

Amazon is offering unlimited photo storage to members of its Prime service. Prime Photos will allow Prime subscribers to store photos, along with other documents, that are uploaded from mobile devices and the web. Photos can be uploaded with the Amazon Cloud Drive app for Android and iOS…

Russian memorial to Apple founder torn down after CEO comes out

November 3rd, 2014 | by Kevin James Krotz

In response to the recent news that Tim Cook, current CEO of Apple, Inc, coming out as gay, a memorial to late Apple founder Steve Jobs has been dismantled from the Russian city of St. Petersburg. The memorial, a six foot high iPhone, was erected in January…

Police can require fingerprint to unlock phones

November 3rd, 2014 | by Kevin James Krotz

A Circuit Court judge has ruled that fingerprints are not protected under the Fifth Amendment. The ruling has clear privacy implications for owners of fingerprint-protected devices. This means that a criminal defendant could be compelled to give up his fingerprint to allow police to search…

Find Your Maker With Poncho

September 13th, 2014 | by Kevin James Krotz

“Waking up in a post apocalyptic world of overgrown ruins filled with life, a robot named Poncho begins a journey to find his Maker.” Humans have been extinct for centuries, leaving their robotic creations to wander the land they once ruled. Welcome to the world…

Google locking down Android spin-offs’ UI

Android Wear Auto TV

July 4th, 2014 | by Kevin James Krotz

At its I/O event last week, Google discussed a lot about its Android spin-offs: Android Wear, Auto, and TV. Google is pushing outside of mobile and bringing Android to a lot of new places. While the spin-offs will still be built on the open OS,…

ARM to ship computer to aid 64-bit Android development

ARM Logo

July 4th, 2014 | by Kevin James Krotz

ARM is releasing a mini-computer that could help speed up development of Android L applications. The hardware, which will ship late next month, will be an uncased computer aimed at professional developers and large companies. The computer will help developers write drivers and tools for…