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This Man Used His 'Future Kid' To Pop The Question, And It's Totally Adorable

When Blake Wheeler brought his girlfriend Hilary to the park for a romantic picnic recently, his plans for the day included a lot more than just lunch.<p>Wheeler had a TV set up ready to play a surprise proposal video -- only rather than tell the couple's love story through his own eyes, the video …

Samsung Launches New Premium Tablets, But Going After Apple's Market Share Could Be A Challenge

Samsung Electronics recently introduced a new lineup of premium tablets called the Galaxy Tab S series, as it seeks to gain high-end market share in a tablet market that has shown signs of slowing growth. The tablets will come in two screen sizes – 8.4 inches and 10.5 inches – and will retail from …

'The Lion King': 20 Things You Didn't Know About the Disney Classic

Sure, you've seen "The Lion King" dozens of times. You own the soundtrack and you've caught the Broadway show. Maybe you even had "Lion King" sheets and went to bed singing "Hakuna Matata."<p>And what "Lion King" fan doesn't know about the scene where stars supposedly spell out "SEX"? We bet there are …

Design Ideas for the Modern Townhouse

There’s something glamorous about a townhouse–that special dwelling (often in an urban area) consisting of two or three floors and shared walls …

YouTube Founder Says What We're All Thinking About Google+

Stop trying to make Google+ happen. It's not going to happen.<p>Google's perpetual insistence upon shoving its social network down everyone's throats has finally reached a boiling point. YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim came out of the woodwork to post his first comment in eight years on the …

Modular smartphones aren’t so crazy now: Motorola gets in on the action with Project Ara

Like the highest tech Lego blocks you’ve ever seen, Motorola last night unveiled Project Ara, a bold plan to build smartphones with modular hardware.<p>It starts with an endoskeleton frame (which Motorola calls the endo), and from there you’ll be able to attach different hardware modules to create a …

Dissecting Intel's top graphics in Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina is being offered with Intel-only graphics. Is it up to the task?<p>For the first time, Apple is offering a 15.4-inch Retina MacBook Pro model with Intel-only graphics silicon. So what is Intel's best graphics chip yet, and how good is it?<p>That $1,999 MacBook Pro is …

Nvidia GeForce

Samsung’s Profit Climbs 26 Percent

Samsung Electronics Co. said its third-quarter net profit rose 26 percent from a year earlier to another record as smartphones and its chip division …

Gear & Gadgets

iFixit tears apart Apple's new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro

It's only been a couple of days since Apple released its shiny new MacBook Pros and <i>iFixit</i> has already torn them apart, in more ways than one. Just like its older sibling, the new 13-inch Retina notebook didn't perform that well on the repairability scale, scoring a one out of 10 -- dropping one …

Apple’s new OS X Mavericks crashes far more frequently for some (including me)

<i>Updated: Oct. 25, 9:45 with information about MacBook Airs and what Apple is doing</i><p>Apple just released its newest operating system, Mac OS X Mavericks, and one of its biggest innovations is that it is completely and totally free. It has 200 new features, Apple says, and “adds new core technologies …

Samsung posts record profits, again

Samsung Electronics has posted a 26% jump in profits for the three month period ending in September 2013, mainly due to strong smartphone sales and better memory chip revenues. Net income for the quarter was 8.24 trillion won ($7.6bn) up from 6.56tn won during the same period last year. Samsung …

Electronics Industry

Facebook Reverses Stance — Again — On Violent Viral Video

Sometimes figuring out the fine line between free expression and overly objectionable content is harder than you’d think.<p>Just ask Facebook, which on …

Aereo releases Android app, calls it public beta

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Aereo finally released its Android app Tuesday, which subscribers of the TV streaming service can now download from Google …

Tesla's Model S to Get Google Chrome And Third-Party Apps

Tesla Motors will likely be adding Google Chrome and third-party apps to its Model S vehicles by the end of next year, according to comments made by CEO Elon Musk at a reception event in Munich (spotted first by Engadget).<p>Musk says that Tesla needs to settle the electric vehicle’s localization …

A New App Lets You Bribe People for Dates

Carrot Dating is a new app that lets users bribe each other with gifts and treats in the hopes of securing a first date. Creator Brandon Wade considers it a breakthrough for men who have trouble with the ladies, and users consider it the perfect way to...<p>We live in a big cyber world filled to the …

Relationships

Samsung acquires 7.4 percent of Gorilla Glass maker Corning, signs long-term supply deal

In a move that could raise eyebrows in the LCD business, Corning has taken full control of Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co. Ltd., a joint venture 43 percent owned by Samsung. In exchange, the Korean company will get $1.9 billion worth of preferred shares in Corning, which if converted, would …

Downloads of BlackBerry BBM app for iPhone, Android top 10 million in one day

Downloads of BlackBerry Ltd.'s BBM chat app for iPhones and Android devices have topped 10 million in just one day.<p>"It's been 24 hours since we resumed the launch of BBM for Android and iPhone," Andrew Bocking, BlackBerry's BBM chief, said in a blog post today. "And what a day it's been."<p>"BBM is …

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How a Free OS Will Pay Off for Apple

For Apple, offering its new OS X Mavericks operating system to Mac users for free isn’t a new idea, but a return to an old one.<p>Back in the day, the …

'Running battle': How Google hopes to beat countries cracking down on Internet freedom

Google hopes a little browser tool will help change the world.<p>The company that revolutionized Internet search is now unveiling a sort of online underground tunnel — a way for people in restrictive countries like Iran and Syria to get around digital censorship and surveillance.<p>The idea behind the …

Apple gives trio of apps iOS 7 makeovers, Podcasts nabs background downloads

iOS 7 has a slew of new features, but perhaps its most convenient is that it allows applications to pull data from the cloud in the background -- and now one of Apple's most derided apps is getting some of that love. In its latest incarnation, the Podcasts app can grab new episodes of your favorite …

Samsung Expands Gear Smartwatch Compatibility — To Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2 & More Via Update Due Soon

Samsung has first mover advantage in the smartwatch space, launching its Galaxy Gear wearable last month. However the mobile companion device only worked if you also picked up Samsung’s just released Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy Note 10.1. Which means the vast majority of Samsung’s existing user-base …

Galaxy Gear compatibility comes to the Samsung Galaxy S 4, S3, Note 2 and more

If you wanted live out your <i>Inspector Gadget</i> fantasies, but lacked the Galaxy Note 3 needed to take full advantage of the possibilities, we've got good news. Samsung's bringing compatibility for its Galaxy Gear to the previously-mentioned Galaxy S 4 as well as the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II …

Facebook pulls beheading video

Facebook backs down in row over beheading video, less than a day after David Cameron leads criticism of "irresponsible" site<p><b>Facebook</b> pulled a beheading video late on Tuesday following worldwide outrage over its lifting of a ban on such gory images and footage.<p>The social networking site was adamant …

Samsung Buys Share Of Gorilla Glass Maker Corning

Corning has been at the forefront of glass technology for over a century, but recently they’ve become known as the maker of the very tough and flexible glass that protects your smartphone screen. Now, Samsung is going to own 7.4% of the company, and the two have signed deals that should assure the …

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Snapdragon 800 and faster LTE treks to Europe

Remember how there was an LTE-A-equipped Samsung Galaxy S 4 with a juicy Snapdragon 800 CPU for South Korea and a lesser Exynos 5 or Snapdragon 600 version for everywhere else? Well, it looks like the more desirable former variant is about to migrate to Europe, judging by a GT-I9506 product page on …

Apple's newest biz strategy: Free, free, free

In San Francisco on Tuesday, the company revealed a novel strategy -- giving away its flagship software. It may be the most natural move Apple could have made.<p>Apple revealed lots of new things on Tuesday during its product event at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, but the most intriguing …

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