Carl Rassi

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Samsung will earn around $110 for each iPhone X sold – component analysis

Totting up the cost of the Samsung-made components believed to be used in the iPhone X suggests that the Korean company will earn around $110 for each one sold.<p>The highest-profile Samsung component in the iPhone X is also the most expensive: the new OLED screen. This is a custom-made display built …

How to use a 4K TV as your PC monitor – and why you should

If you’re in the market for a QHD or 4K monitor, you might want to consider looking at 4K <i>televisions</i> too.<p>Whilemonitors and TV’s are built for different purposes, there’s an increasing overlap in their feature set, to the extent I’d argue many people are better off buying a 4K TV for their PC than a …

4K Ultra HD

Particle Simplifies Connecting Your Raspberry Pi to the Internet of Things

A lot of the best Raspberry Pi projects are all about connecting and controlling your Raspberry Pi from afar. Particle is a web service that helps …

Steve Jobs’s worst decision was promoting Tim Cook

In January 2000, after running Microsoft for 25 years, Bill Gates handed the reins of CEO to Steve Ballmer. Ballmer went on to run Microsoft for the next 14 years. If you think the job of a CEO is to increase sales, then Ballmer did a spectacular job; he tripled Microsoft’s sales to $78 billion and …

This USB Stick Can Kill Your Computer Almost Instantly

The USB Killer is a commercially available USB stick that can fry almost any computer in seconds by rapidly collecting power from the USB power lines …

Google’s New OS Will Run on Your Raspberry Pi

According to reports from Android Police and ZDNet, you may soon have a new operating system from Google to run on your Raspberry Pi. Details are …

Lazertouch projector turns any flat surface into a touchscreen Android tablet

Turning every conceivable surface into a touchscreen is a deeply held goal of the human race. We must not give up. We must not relent.<p>Lazertouch is a new, small-ish projector that just showed up on Indiegogo and promises to do exactly what we all crave so desperately: turn walls and tables and …

Apple is killing off some of the functionality of its Pencil stylus, and it's not clear why

Tech Insider/Antonio Villas-Boas<p>When Apple introduced its newest, biggest iPad in September — the giant 12.9-inch iPad Pro — the company also …

Apple Pencil

6 Illustrations That Show What It’s Like In An Introvert’s Head

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Dear Extroverts,<p>We love your energy and excitement. But as introverts, we sometimes feel misunderstood. We wish you could visualize what’s going on inside our brains—you might be surprised! Here are six illustrations of what it’s like to be in our …

The Cicret Bracelet puts a smartphone display on your arm with full touchscreen functionality

When Android Wear and Apple Watch launched, each device touted the ability to bring the functionality of a phone to your wrist. This has been executed with varying degrees of success. While I am able to check my notifications and carry out certain tasks on my Apple Watch, an iPhone it is not.<p>That’s …

Apple Watch

19 things you need to stop saying (because you sound like a corporate robot)

You're a stellar communicator and you make an effort to stay on top of the latest industry jargon so that you can get your point across as clearly as …

Securi-Pi: Using the Raspberry Pi as a Secure Landing Point

Like many <i>LJ</i> readers these days, I've been leading a bit of a techno-nomadic lifestyle as of the past few years—jumping from network to network, …

Raspberry Pi

A beginner's guide to the Raspberry Pi Zero

The tiny and ridiculously inexpensive Raspberry Pi Zero has already proven to be a huge hit, selling out everywhere (including on the front cover of …

Security is the loser in the holy war between Android and Apple

Where once we debated the merits of Mac and PC, now the struggle for dominance between smartphone operating systems leaves some users vulnerable<p>The novelist Umberto Eco wrote a deliciously insightful essay in 1994, in which he argued that the Apple Mac was a Catholic machine, in contrast to the PC, …

“Every president has been manipulated by national security officials”: David Talbot exposes America’s “deep state”

<b>John F. Kennedy, Allen Dulles (AP)</b><p>From World War II though JFK, “The Devil’s Chessboard” explores how Allen Dulles used the CIA as a tool of elites<p>Liam O'Donoghue<p>October 15, 2015 7:27pm (UTC)<p>This year’s best spy thriller isn’t fiction – it’s history. David Talbot’s previous book, the bestseller …

Small Things Couples Can Do Every Day To Keep Their Relationships Fresh

Anyone who’s been in a long-term relationship will tell you: the overwhelming infatuation you feel at the beginning of a relationship doesn’t last …

Nintendo's first smartphone game will be announced 'soon'

The first of Nintendo's new smartphone games that it's making in collaboration with mobile developer DeNA will be announced "soon." That's according to DeNA West CEO Shintaro Asako, who teased this week at the GamesBeat 2015 conference that fans don't have to wait much longer, though he didn't …

This Treacherous 220-Volt Flash Drive Can Fry Your Computer In Seconds

The last thing you ever want to do is connect a random flash drive you’ve found to your computer’s USB port. But a security researcher who goes by …

Flash Drives

How The Internet’s Most Prolific Map Designer Creates His Viral Worlds

To mark the publication of his first book, 17-year-old designer Martin Vargic tells us what inspires his maps, and how he works.<p>Where once they were done under the quill of cartographers, maps today are made by satellite. But Slovakian designer Martin Vargic’s maps are different. Although they …

Make Money from Ebay and Amazon with the Flippiness System

Don’t want to overspend your budget, swipe your credit card too many times, and feel like a financial mess? Instead of beating yourself up for the …

Beginner’s guide: 10 features every Android user should try

Don’t settle with merely accessing your apps, calls and text messages. There’s a reason why you chose Android over the competition! That tiny computer you carry around can do so much, but its true essence is usually hidden and not too advertised. Want to unlock your Android device’s full potential? …

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

Once we're cyborgs, he says, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving.<p>Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers.<p>“We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. …

10 features the iPhone 6s and iPad Pro ‘stole’ from Android, Microsoft and others

“Stole” is a too strong word, but that’s what fans have been saying: Apple stole these features from Google, and vice-versa. That’s especially true …

IPad Pro

11 signs your phone is too big

The first “portable” cell phones were hardly portable. So it makes perfect sense that we wanted to see how tiny we could make them.<p>But after we …

5 Common Mental Errors That Sway You From Making Good Decisions

I like to think of myself as a rational person, but I’m not one. The good news is it’s not just me — or you. We are all irrational.For a long time, …