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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> …

Nokia

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

Consumer<p>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 …

Mobile

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $120m for patent violation

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’ worldwide litigation.<p>During the month-long trial in a US federal court in San Jose, …

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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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Social Media

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 …

Malaysian Jet Search Has Cost U.S. $11.4 Million: Pentagon

World<p>The U.S. military has spent $11.4 million in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, according to officials at the Pentagon.<p>That includes $3.6 million for underwater surveillance by a Navy submarine and $4,200 per flight hour for the P-8 Orions used to scour the southern Indian …

Airplanes

Boeing is to blame for missing plane - former Malaysia prime minster

Boeing is responsible for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, according to the former Malaysian prime minister.<p>The <i>Malaymailonline</i> website …

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. …

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 …

Insects

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 …

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 …