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RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

In the last few months, both HTC and Samsung launched new flagship phones that are pretty good. And there are plenty of solid older devices that you can buy at a steep discount.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design,</i> …

Phones

Jury Orders Samsung to Pay Apple $119.6M in Patent Infringement Case

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A California jury determined Friday that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents and awarded $120 million in damages.<p>The panel delivered its verdict in federal court in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants. It also ruled that Apple infringed Samsung patents and …

U.S. Federal Courts

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $120m for patent violation

Pyrrhic victory for iPhone-maker after $2bn in damages and ban on sales in US are denied<p>An American jury has ordered Samsung to pay $119.6m to Apple for smartphone patent violations, far less than Apple had sought and marking a big loss for the iPhone-maker in the latest round of the two companies’ …

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Inside Flipboard / February 14, 2014<p>Cosmopolitan Magazine has been around for over 100 years—first as a family magazine, then as a literary magazine. …

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The Week in Review: Renaissance Television

Inside Flipboard / April 5, 2014<p>Couch potatoes, rejoice (be sure to stretch first): TV’s here to stay. Our changing media habits haven’t traded depth …

Drunk Passenger Causes Scare on Virgin Australia Flight

A drunk passenger tried to break into the cockpit of a Virgin Australia flight today, an airline official said. The plane landed safely on …

Airplanes
Airplanes

Survey: Spirit Airlines voted having the rudest flight attendants

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- A poll of frequent fliers, conducted by Airfarewatchdog, found Spirit Airlines to have the rudest flight attendants, …

New Boeing jets hold key to more than half of future sales

By Alwyn Scott<p>SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA) said it expects to finish flight testing its stretched 787-9 Dreamliner in the next two months and …

Aviation

Passenger captures video as airplane’s engine bursts into flames

Air travel is stressful enough when everything goes according to plan — now imagine being on a plane and having one of the aircraft’s engines burst …

Breathe Easier: Boeing Maps Cabin-Comfort Boost for 777X

Boeing Co. sees a way to set its new 777X jetliner apart for airlines normally fixated on costs: by making travel easier on a passenger’s nose and …

Investigators Dismiss Claim That MH370 Wreckage Could Be In The Bay Of Bengal

The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) managing the multinational search for the missing plane said it believed that the plane came down in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia.<p>"I think that we have been looking in the right place," Angus Houston, the head of JACC, told Sky New Australia. …

Airplanes

First PS4 screenshots for Project Cars, what devs say is the "most authentic" racing game ever

Developer Slightly Mad Studios (Need for Speed Shift, World of Speed) today released the first images of the PlayStation 4 version of its upcoming race game, Project Cars. They look beautiful, but that's not much of a surprise, considering some of the gorgeous footage of the game we've seen in the …

Halo, The Brain-Improving Wearable, Raises $1.5 Million

While the thought of applying electricity directly to the brain in unsupervised conditions is, to some, a bit scary, Halo Neuroscience has gotten over a million smackers to allow you do just that. Halo, a company that will produce a wearable device to “boost brain function” has closed a $1.5 …

How Can a Butterfly, Weighing No More Than a Feather, Fly Into the Wind?

This question, from our brilliant reader Greg, is actually rather poetic, isn't it? It's so wonderful that I want to write it out again:<p>How can a …

Vatican

George Clooney Through the Ages

Because this man did not just appear on this earth with silver hair and celebrity. As he told us in our new profile, he "came from somewhere."<p><b>As ubiquitous and universally beloved</b> as his face is now, it's easy to forget sometimes that Clooney's actually gone through plenty of different faces, in …

Celebrity News

OneNote updates let you start notebooks on iPhone, print on Mac

After lavishing much of its recent attention on Excel, PowerPoint and Word, Microsoft is ready to show OneNote some more love. The company has unveiled a big redesign of its iPhone app that brings simpler navigation and, at long last, the ability to create new notebooks and sections on OneDrive; …

Dude, Who Took My Photograph? Curating Automated Photography

A slew of new technologies are making it possible (even easy) to document everything around you without much effort or input. Wearable, automated …