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Owen Cornec: Turning Wikipedia Into a Virtual Galaxy

French computer science student Owen Cornec created WikiGalaxy, a special Wikipedia browser that visualizes the website as a 3D galaxy, each star representing an article, related entries forming clusters of stars; clicking a star loads the entry itself on a left-hand panel and links to relevant articles on the right. There’s also a “fly-mode” which …

Browse The Web Ad-Free With Google Contributor

Internet and advertising cannot be dissociated. websites have to make money somehow. And the way they do make money is rather ugly, isn’t it? These banners are most probably the ugliest tool someone could use to make money. I mean, they are literally ugly, since, most of the time, they distort the webpage, adding non-matching elements and colors, …

Android Lollipop Should Be an Unstealable Fortress

Android L, AKA Lollipop is here. And of course, it comes along the freshly announced Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. And of course, it also comes with a bunch of built-in improvements and added features to make the Android experience even more enjoyable. But we did spot one extremely attractive feature that will maybe drive new users to Android. Google has just …

“Your Last Smartphone”: Project Ara

A perfect world for me is one where -among other things of course- I don’t have to upgrade my phone every few months. And the good news is the modular chameleon that might be the ultimate portable gadget is finally here. Meet Google Project Ara. It does look likewise: our mobile phones just won’t be one single piece of gadgetry, in the near future. …

Android One: Making Cheaper Phones Look ‘Alright’

In an nutshell, Google has introduced something called Android One, some kind of standard whereby it defines minimum specs for all smartphones wanting to claim the Android One branding. For instance, immediately after the official announcement by Google in India last week, three Android One phones were introduced on the Indian market (produced by Micromax, …

Nokia and Android Meet Finally: Nokia X Review

Nokia announced an Android phone called the X just two months before completing its merger with Microsoft. Now this thing alone killed me. I felt like I did not understand one single thing anymore. Nokia? Android? What about Microsoft? What about Windows Phone? … it led me all the way to think why the hell did Nokia ditch Android a few years back??!! Moving …

Google+ Not Dead Just Yet: Just Got Updated

After the departure of Vic Gundotra, many speculated that his baby Google Plus will face death. We personally were skeptical, and believed that with the road that Google+ took, it wasn’t that easy to “pull the plug” off it. With many integrations along the whole Google ecosystem, Google+ is becoming more and more important. To cut the story short, …