Andres Wolff

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Galaxy S7 Leak Reveals Samsung's Plan To Challenge The iPhone 6S

When the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus devices launched in September, a new feature called 3D Touch was introduced — which offers new functionalities like “Peek and Pop” and “Quick Actions” by sensing how much pressure is applied to the display. Last month, a leak surfaced about how Samsung will be …

Electronics Industry

How Starbucks Lifted A Young Homeless Man From The Streets To Success

“I carried a key in my pocket when I was homeless because I believed that one day I’d have my own place. Then I found Starbucks, and they became my family. Through Starbucks I was able to get my first apartment, and now I think what’s next in my evolution is to help others get the home of their …

Housing

A New Girls-Only Cafe Focused on Female 'Otakus' Opens in Japan

Otaku cafes are not a new thing—you're likely to catch a glimpse of one (or two) around every corner in Japan. But let's step back a minute with a …

Japan

LAPD chief recommends criminal charges against own officer over shooting death

Homeless man Brendon Glenn shot in the back while lying on the ground after being restrained, investigation shows<p>Charlie Beck, Los Angeles' chief of police, has called for criminal charges against one of his own officers over the fatal shooting of an unarmed homeless man in a case that sparked …

The chip company Amazon bought for $350 million has a new product that could terrify Intel

The ARM-based chip can run WiFi routers, power connected devices, and handle networking and storage functions for data centers, it said in a press release.<p>Although this is Amazon's first major move in the chipmaking business, it could potentially take it deeper into the chip market, posing a threat …

Cloud Computing

The next version of Blu-ray discs are here, and Facebook is using them

But don't worry: Panasonic isn't forcing you to buy a new disc player just yet.<p>Instead, Panasonic is aiming FreezeRay at the enterprise, where companies increasingly need more archival storage for the tremendous amounts of data that Internet services and apps generate each day.<p>Facebook is the first …

Blu-Ray

Petition to Pardon Making a Murderer Subject Gets Over 180,000 Signatures

Tens of thousands of people are petitioning for the president to pardon Steven Avery, the subject of Netflix’s documentary series <i>Making a Murderer,</i> …

Crime

I worked as a barista and a paralegal — and both my bosses broke the law in the same way

Last fall, I became a barista in a small, "socially responsible" coffee company. A few months later, I got a temporary paralegal position at one of the world's biggest multinational, corporate law firms.<p>The two companies had little in common, but both told me one thing: Don't talk to your coworkers …

The Workplace

LeBron James Just Released His First Virtual Reality Film With Oculus

LeBron is appearing on more and more screens lately.<p>Could LeBron James be the one to bring virtual reality mainstream?<p>Exactly one year after James launched his video diary project “Uninterrupted,” the biggest basketball star on the planet partnered with Facebook-owned Oculus to launch a 12-minute …

Virtual Reality

10 Homemade Stocks for All Your Soup Needs

Don't ever throw those bones away—utilize them to make these 10 flavorful, long-simmering stocks.<p><b>There's nothing like a large pot of simmering goodness</b> to welcome you home after a long, tiring day. In case you didn't know, stock, as opposed to broth, is made with bones, and the collagen from those …

Cooking

Everything we know about the Galaxy S7, Samsung's next flagship phone

The South Korean electronics giant used to be the undisputed king of the smartphone world. But over the last few years, it has come under a sustained assault from Apple. Starting with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the Cupertino company's larger-screened devices stole away Samsung customers and cratered …

Gear & Gadgets