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Samsung Outs Its First Tizen-Powered Smartphone

Samsung is taking another baby step away from the Android platform today, with the announcement of the first commercial smartphone powered by the open source Tizen platform, instead of Google’s Android OS.<p>The hardware specs of the device offer little in the way of differentiation — albeit it does …

Windows 8.1 overtakes Windows 8 in desktop OS arena

Windows 8.1 is now more dominant than its predecessor, at least based on all desktop OS traffic seen by Net Applications.<p>For the month of May, Windows 8.1's share inched up to 6.35 percent from 5.88 percent in April. That gave it just enough of a nudge to steal third place from Windows 8, which …

Rematch time: Spurs vs. Heat in NBA Finals

MIAMI (AP) — A year ago, the Spurs-Heat matchup in the NBA Finals was considered a classic.<p>And now, an encore awaits.<p>For the first time since 1998, …

Blue Jays score 7 in 1st to blow out Royals

TORONTO -- Toronto's booming offense made life easy for Marcus Stroman in his first major league start.<p>Juan Francisco had three hits and four RBIs, …

Box office: 'Maleficent' casts a spell on Friday audiences

Angelina Jolie's first live-action role in four years looks to be a lucrative one thus far as "Maleficent" surged to the top of a crowded summer field with an estimated $24 million in ticket sales on Friday.<p>The Disney spinoff from<p>"Sleeping Beauty"that looks to turn that film's villain into a …

The handheld smartphone device which could spot cancer

A £240 ($400) handheld device which can analyse potential tumours is being developed in Tel Aviv.<p>The Mobile OCT device consists of a smartphone to take the images, a lens, some lights and a plastic handle.<p>The images are assessed by the device's operator and are then uploaded for review by a …

Google's hacking game trades exploits for cake

Everyone knows the best way to teach children is to make the learning process fun and engaging; and if we're honest, that methodology works just as well on us big kids, too. Now, even hunting through code for cross-site scripting (XSS) bugs can be entertaining, thanks to a game developed by a …

Experimental Google Smartphone Becomes Brain Of Space Robot

NASA has hacked the phone to make an autonomous utility robot for the ISS.<p>Robots excel at the tedious, repetitive tasks that bore humans into ineffectiveness. So NASA has tweaked an experimental Google smartphone called "Project Tango" that takes 250,000 measurements per second to create a 3-D map …

From The New World – Collage by Yang Yongliang

From The New World, an extremely detailed digital photo collage by Chinese artist Yang Yongliang.<p>Yang Yongliang was born in Shanghai in 1980. Quite …

E.T. and other Atari games rescued from New Mexico landfill to be sold

At this point some 1,377 game cartridges for the Atari 2600 have been rescued from the New Mexico landfill where they were unceremoniously dumped over 30 years ago. Of those, 700 will be appraised, certified and eventually sold, some of which will pass through the New Mexico Museum of Space …

“Watch Dogs” Prank Goes Wrong (Or Does It…?), Ends In Bomb Squad Visit

This time around, they got an Australian bomb squad involved.<p>Game company Ubisoft has been getting a lot of attention for its viral marketing stunts lately, one of which involved taking real people–or actors <i>pretending</i> to be real people–and tricking them into believing that a new app a cell phone …