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Android Wear Developers Can Soon Create Custom Smartwatch Faces



Android Wear developers will soon be able to create customized designs for their smartwatch faces.

Google will soon be releasing an official API that will enable developers to create third-party watch face designs for Android Wear devices

Custom watch faces is one of the most requested Android Wear features developers ask for, said Wayne Piekarski, a senior developer advocate for Google, in a post on Google+.

“Customization has helped…

Newly Discovered Water Mite Named After Jennifer Lopez



SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after a group of scientists named a water mite in her honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico.

The music of the Bronx, New York-born entertainer, who has Puerto Rican roots, was a hit with the group while they wrote about their findings, biologist Vladimir Pesic said in an email Wednesday.

“The reason behind the unusual choice of name for the new species is … simple: J.Lo’s songs and videos kept…

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Album Art and Gaming Collide With Nightmare and The Cat’s ’2048′ Stunt



The Flappy Bird game clones have come and gone (remember the Orange Is the New Black rendition?), and now it’s time for a new addictive game to undergo the cloning process

Enter 2048, the viral puzzle game in which users move tiles to form the number 2048. Rock band Nightmare and the Cat released a feline version of 2048 called NATC2048.

NATC2048 ends with a prize. Upon completion, the band’s cover art for…

Can You Make it Through This Entire Video?



CollegeHumor has just made a very bold move.

In a video titled, “I Dare You To Watch This Entire Video,” CH challenges us, a multi-tasking Internet super-breed, to watch an entire three-minute video without skipping ahead, pausing, opening a new tab or losing interest — basically, the impossible

Is the self-awareness inspired by the knowledge that this simple task is a test enough to get us through this willfully boring…

USA vs. Germany: The Ultimate Preview For Thursday’s World Cup Battle



You could sit around a Hollywood writers’ room for hours on end and still not concoct a World Cup matchup as dramatic, juicy and all-around riveting as Thursday’s USA-Germany showdown in Group G looks to be. (It kicks off at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN; clear your schedules, folks.)

For the soccer-mad American public and its darling United States Men’s National Team (USMNT), the stakes are simple: After a stirring win over Ghana and crushing draw against Portugal, draw or (somehow) beat the loaded…

How Can the U.S. Advance in the World Cup? Root for Ties!



The U.S. was seconds away from escaping its group, but a last minute header from Portugal tied the game at 2-2. With the U.Ssitting on four points in the group standings (three points for its win over Ghana and one for its tie against Portugal), it will come down to Thursday’s games to determine if the team will go on to the next round of the World Cup.

The quickest way to put it? Root for ties. If either the U.S. and Germany or Portugal and Ghana tie, the U.S. moves on.

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How FIFA Gives World Cup Fans Their Digital Soccer Fix



RIO DE JANEIRO — Far from the board rooms and voting sessions that have besmirched the reputation of FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, in the eyes of many fans lately, a group of men and women carry out a monumental task that has nothing to do with awarding World Cups or massive infrastructure profits — but cuts right to the soul of the game itself

The goal of FIFA’s digital team is simple: Deliver the World Cup, the planet’s most popular sporting event, to fans everywhere

Achieving that…

This Device Measures Your Breathing to See If You’re Stressed Out



Is that big interview stressing you out? A new wearable may be able to tell you how to fix that.

Spire is a device that measures your breathing rhythms to deduce stress levels, its website says. It then provides suggestions on how to combat those stress symptoms, such as taking deep breaths. Spire clips onto a belt or shirt and tracks movement and corresponding breaths, which it then sends to your smartphone. A Spire app then sends the data to the cloud for analysis

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T-Mobile and Rhapsody Launch Streaming-Music Service unRadio



SEATTLE — T-Mobile is bringing its “un-carrier” mantra to Internet radio: The company is teaming up with music company Rhapsody to launch unRadio, an ad-free music-streaming service that lets you play music on-demand for as long as you’d like, without running up your mobile bill.

While the music-streaming industry is inundated with competition (e.g. Spotify, Pandora and most recently, Amazon Prime Music), unRadio promises a different approach. And based on the offering, it actually seems…

Viral Video Recap: Dancing Dads and World Cup Dogs



It’s a big week for dudes

With Father’s Day upon us, and the men of the World Cup getting everyone’s hearts racing, the world of viral videos has been keeping pace with current events

This week, comedian Jimmy Fallon learned every embarrassing dad dance move from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Now everyone get up and do the “belt grabber” with us

One dog got World Cup fever and showed off some impressive