Google’s Project Ara wants to revolutionize the smartphone industry within a year

The night before Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division was supposed to show off the one and only functional Project Ara prototype to a room full of eager developers, someone dropped the phone and broke the display. At any other product reveal, this worst-case scenario would be a nightmare come true. Not to Google: The company made...

Project Tango teardown reveals the wonders of the phone’s 3D sensing tech

Want to get a better understanding of Google’s 3D-sensing Project Tango smartphone beyond the usual promo videos? iFixit is more than happy to show you now that it has torn down the device for itself. The close-up identifies many of the depth mapping components in the experimental handset, including the infrared and fisheye cameras (both made by...

Jaguar Land Rover brings the boardroom to your dashboard with in-car infotainment system

The boundary between your smartphone and your car is growing thinner by the day, and Jaguar Land Rover is the latest in a long line of car companies trying to work out the ideal balance between the two. The company’s InControl Apps system has been in the works for months now, and we got to take a lot at their progress (in a spiffy new Range Rover Evoque,...

Windows XP support officially ends today, still used by over 25 percent of PCs

It’s been over 12 years, folks: It’s time to let that aging operating system go. In case the insistent cries of all your favorite applications and anyone who’s used your computer recently weren’t enough indication, we’re here to make it totally clear that today is the day Microsoft ends official support for Windows XP. That means no...

Unreal Engine 4 to support Windows Phone and Windows RT, but not anytime soon

Unreal Engine 4′s new $19 subscription option might be real tempting for developers on a budget, unless, of course, they’re hoping to make games for Windows Phone and Windows RT. Although Epic Games’ next-gen engine doesn’t work with the aforementioned flavors of Microsoft’s OS, that might be changing, albeit slowly. Tim Sweeney,...