It's finals week at UC Davis, and the campus is gearing up to help students who may find themselves in crisis mode with today's launch of a mobile-friendly Web site that directs them to the most appropriate resources on campus and beyond. The service could be life-saving, given suicide is reportedly the second-leading cause of death among college students.… Read more
UC Browser for iPad brings the UC browser experience to a larger screen but with a number of added features. From the pop-out video player to the speed of the browsing experience, there is a lot to like about this very well crafted, very lightweight browser for the iPad.
UC Browser is for iPad only -- there is an iPhone version but it looks a bit different and has fewer features due to the smaller screen. What they've done in the iPad version is to blow things up but also to add a lot of tools that make sense … Read more
UC Browser+ was clearly designed first and foremost for mobile devices and it works smoothly and quickly because of it. This is one of the better mobile options currently available for the iPhone. The app adds a handful of features that really expand the flexibility of your mobile browsing experience in ways that Apple's built-in Safari does not.
When you open UC Browser+ for the first time, it will take a bit longer to load. Afterward, however, it will retain the last page and auto-load much faster. It is fairly stripped down like Safari so you get all Web … Read more
UC Browser for Android sports good performance and a slew of useful features. Though a lot of what it has to offer looks and feels different from the similar features of other browsers, it won't disappoint you. If you want to break free from Android's default browser, this app will give you almost all of the features you love on your desktop browser.
UC Browser offers tabbed browsing, a speed dial, and useful extensions and themes that allow you to completely customize your browsing experience. When it comes to browsing and switching from pages, it runs circles around … Read more
UC Browser Mini offers quick speed and advanced features, which could easily make it one of the best Android browsers available. It doesn't look better than the other premier browsers on Android. However, it offers so many ways to boost your browsing that you won't care.
This app comes as a tiny version of the full UC Browser. The smaller size of UC Browser Mini lets it load pages noticeably faster than other browsing apps. Thanks to a desktop-like speed dial feature, getting to your favorite sites is even quicker. The app includes other features you love on … Read more
One of my favorite things about watching old movies is hearing how people might have spoken in eras past -- the expressions they used, their old-school smack talk. But what did the languages from thousands of years back sound like? Hollywood, as far as I know, has yet to make a movie in which characters talk in authentic proto-Austronesian.
The language nerd in me, was, therefore, excited to discover that scientists from UC Berkeley and the University of British Columbia have created a computer program to rapidly reconstruct vocabularies of ancient languages using only their modern language descendants. … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Plantronics has long had Bluetooth-compatible headsets and speakers, but people with PCs have largely been left out of the party.
Until now. At CES this week, Plantronics is showing a wide array of its headphones and speakers, many of which focus exclusively on Bluetooth compatibility. But with the Voyager Legend UC and the Calisto 620, PC users wanting to listen to their favorite music on their mobile devices or wanting to make VoIP calls from their PCs can play along.
With its Voyager Legend UC headphones, Plantronics is now offering the ability to listen in on audio from mobile … Read more
Simplicity and speed are two important attributes that a mobile Web browser must have to let you browse Web pages efficiently. UC Browser not only has these two attributes, but some extra features that make it one of the better browser apps for Android devices.
The opening page of the UC Browser resembles the default Android Web browser, but the URL bar is at the top. However, unlike the default Android browser it is accompanied by a search bar and a voice command button. The browser supports multitouch gestures when controlling tabs, and not just when you are actually browsing … Read more
Tired of the same old battery life drain game? A team of engineers from UC Berkeley's Algorithms, Machines, and People Laboratory has developed an app called Carat that "provides a great deal of information about how energy is being used on your phone," according to the official description.
So how does Carat work? The app runs in the background and monitors the energy consumption of various apps and processes on your smartphone, then sends that information to a data analytics Spark application running on Amazon Web Services. Usual suspects include data-hungry apps, an outdated operating system, Wi-Fi, and GPS. … Read more
Cockroaches are way faster than you and me. Relative to their body weight, they can flee at the equivalent of hundreds of miles per hour and are gone long before your newspaper hits the floor.
But researchers from the University of California at Berkeley recently described how cockroaches can also run toward a ledge and then flip around to its underside in the blink of an eye, effectively disappearing from predators. Now they're working on robots that can do the same. … Read more