If you want to get Android up and running on a Windows laptop or desktop, there are several different ways to go about it—but few are as straightforward as Nox App Player. Once the emulator is up and running on your PC, you’ll have access to an Android 4.4.2 tablet right on your desktop screen. The emulator capable of playing any Android app—including games like Angry Birds and Monument Valley. Emulators tend to use up a lot of processing power on PCs, so depending on your setup, you might run into problems with more intensive games and apps. For example, Modern Combat 5 was one Android game we couldn’t get working, but the majority of the titles in the Google Play Store shouldn’t have any issues. Clicking around in games with a mouse is a whole different experience than jabbing at a touchscreen and will often improve you game-playing skills. You don’t have to stick to games, either: any kind of Android app will run, and there are video and image … [Read more...] about Play Android Games on Your PC
The Nintendo 64 might not have had the massive library of games like the PlayStation did, but it made up for it with quality over quantity. Do you ever really need anything more than GoldenEye and Ocarina of Time? No. And with this N64 emulator on your smartwatch, those games will always be in easy reach. YouTuber Hacking Jules shows off this latest Android Wear emulator running on an LG-W100. Both The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64 are showed being played using a cramped array of on-screen touch controls. But until you can connect a Bluetooth controller to your smartwatch, these are the sacrifices you’re going to have to make for GoldenEye 007 on the go. The emulator’s frame rate isn’t quite buttery smooth, but the games are definitely playable—with enough determination. And as Android Wear watches get more powerful, stuttered framerates won’t be an issue for much longer. Now if only they could get multiplayer working, you and your … [Read more...] about All I Need Is This Android Wear N64 Emulator and
Start the Countdown Tablets are designed to appeal to people who will take them everywhere and load them up with apps that promise to deliver convenience. Comstock Images/Thinkstock The tablet faction of mobile gadgets is still somewhat undefined -- it's a smartphone that doesn't really make calls, a netbook that doesn't close without a flip-open case. But tablets are designed to appeal to people who will take it everywhere, who tend to be the kind of people who don't want to waste a second, who, it stands to reason, are the kind of people who will load up tablets with apps promising to deliver convenience. Software developers, for their part, tend to refer to this type of software as "productivity," and the offerings of Android Market are no exception. The Android tablet app market might not be growing as quickly as its fans have expected -- as of early July 2011, there were 232 Android tablet-specific apps available to the iPad's 90,000-plus options [source: Pogue]. … [Read more...] about 10 Convenient Android Tablet Apps
A new study finds psychological differences between those who prefer iPhone and Android smartphones. Dan Sipple/Getty Images We fancy ourselves a discerning lot. We make quick judgments about people based on how they dress, whether they sport tattoos, and what kind of car — if any — they choose to drive. And now, apparently, it's time to add another category to the list. According to a paper presented at the annual meeting of the British Psychological Society's Social Psychology Section today, a person's choice of smartphone can reflect aspects of their personality. Researchers at the University of Lincoln's School of Psychology in the U.K. examined personality differences between iPhone and Android smartphone users over two complementary studies. The first examined how people perceive others by asking 240 participants about characteristics they associated with people who use iPhones and people who use Android smartphones. The second study then took the findings … [Read more...] about iPhone and Android Users Found to Have Different Personality Traits
A scene from HBO's "Westworld." John P. Johnson/HBO The hit HBO series "Westworld" imagines a futuristic Old West theme park inhabited by a cast of strikingly humanoid robots. People visit Westworld to act out their darkest cowboy fantasies, sleeping with seductive robo-harlots and shooting up bearded bad guys — or good guys, if that's your thing. The trouble begins when a handful of Westworld's android hosts start to "forget" that they're really machines and yearn to break free from the hideous treatment inflicted by the guests. All of which raises an interesting question: If an android is so highly evolved that it thinks like a human, laughs like a human, hurts like a human and even loves like a human, then where is the line between man and machine? Watching a mind-bending show like "Westworld" or other near-future artificial intelligence (AI) fantasies like "Ex Machina" and "Her," you might even start to wonder, "Could I actually be a robot? How would I even know?" … [Read more...] about Are You Actually an Android?