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Samsung Is Really Really Really Keen To Convert iPhone Owners To Its Smartphones

Got an iPhone? Got a dollar? That’s all you need if you want to take one of Samsung’s newest smartphones for a thirty day, “no obligation” spin. (That’s assuming that you live in the U.S.)<p>The Korean phone maker, which continues to see its growth slip as Android smartphones themselves suffer a …

Samsung showing 128GB Samsung S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 on website (Update: was a mistake)

<b>Update:</b> Samsung has informed <i>The Verge</i> that the listing of 128GB versions was a mistake, and that they do not have plans to sell either the Note 5 or S6 Edge+ with 128GB of storage.<p>While Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 mentioned only 32GB and 64GB storage options, a number …

6 Secret Tricks For Photographing Fireworks With Your Phone

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Leak: Will This Unreleased Samsung Phablet Even Fit In Your Pocket?

Samsung wasn’t the first company to launch a smartphone with a supersized screen, but it would be hard to argue that the South Korean smartphone …

Galaxy S6 Edge Plus preorders may start on August 21

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus are fast becoming the most leaked handsets of the year and the company itself seems powerless to stop these leaks. The latest leaks comes from Samsung itself who has seemingly confirmed the existence of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus while also …

Martial arts MMO Blade & Soul coming to North America, here's your first look

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p><i>Blade & Soul</i> has been out in Korea since 2012, but eager MMO fans in the West have been left wondering if or when publisher NCSoft would decide to bring the game to their shores. Wonder no longer: NCsoft has announced today that <i>Blade & Soul</i> will …

LumoPack could be the world's fastest charging battery pack

We all accept, rather begrudgingly, that battery life is still an issue. And at the moment there is little we can do about it. Some of us have turned to portable battery packs which we carry around in case we need to charge our phones. There are lots of battery packs out there, and some of them …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

Nokia Agrees to Buy Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 Billion

Nokia has confirmed it will buy French rival network hardware and software maker Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion in stock.<p>The terms of the deal have been approved by both companies’ boards, but it has yet to be cleared by regulators. Nokia expects to complete the acquisition in the first half of …

This brilliant free Android app will change the way you use your phone

No, seriously. This app will, quite literally, change the way you use your Android phone.<p>Multitasking is great, but smartphones will never offer a …

Phones

Windows 10 is coming to 190 countries this summer

Windows 10 is coming this summer, Microsoft has announced.<p>The company's next major version of Windows, which skips a version number (the last major …

Windows 10

50 Best Android Apps for 2014

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Dyson Invests $15M In Michigan Battery Tech Firm Sakti3

Batteries are often still the main limiting factor when it comes to most electronic devices we use every day, and that includes electric vehicles. That’s why Dyson has invested $15 million into Sakti3, a Michigan-based firm that is developing a solid state battery tech that theoretically has much …

Amazon Game Studios announces four games coming soon to iOS

Amazon Game Studios announced today that it’s bringing four games to iOS devices starting with two previously released only on Android and two new titles coming soon.<p>The two older titles arriving on iOS include <i>Tales From Deep Space</i> and <i>To-Fu Fury</i>, while the new games include survival horror <i>Lost</i> …

The eternity drive: Why DNA could be the future of data storage

<b>(CNN) —</b> How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer?<p>Already a storage company called Backblaze is running 25,000 hard drives simultaneously to get to the bottom of the question. As each hard drive coughs its last, the company replaces it and logs its …

Extracted

Google may have accidentally revealed it's making a new version of its gorgeous Chromebook Pixel laptop

The company published a video to YouTube in which Renee Niemi, Google's global business lead for Chrome, Android for Work and Education, confirmed that a new version of the high-end laptop is in the works (via 9to5Google).<p>The video has since been set to private, but blog Omg! Chrome! managed to …

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Military

Gemalto: Our SIM cards are secure despite alleged hack

Gemalto's SIM cards for mobile phones are secure despite purported hacks by US and UK spy agencies, the company announced Monday.<p>A report released Thursday by online publication The Intercept claims that the US National Security Agency and the UK's Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, …

Surveillance

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

University of Chicago

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Biggest change to how the web works since 1999 should make browsing on desktop and mobile faster<p>The web is about to get faster thanks to a new version of HTTP – the biggest change since 1999 to the protocol that underpins the world wide web as we know it today.<p>Hypertext Transfer Protocol is …

Tim Berners Lee

Samsung Teases Galaxy S6 Camera As Reports Of Two All-Metal Models Emerge

Samsung’s next flagship device is going to be revealed in just a few short weeks ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress, and the head of the company’s camera division is already teasing us about its photo capabilities. In an official blog post, Samsung SVP DongHoon Jang provided a survey of the …

iOS 9 reportedly to focus on stability more than new features

Apple may use iOS 9 to add greater stability and performance enhancements to its mobile operating system.<p>Expected to be unveiled at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June, iOS 9 will come packed with a number of "under-the-hood" improvements, according to 9to5Mac, which cited info from …

Apple

5 Ways To Go From Multitasking Muddle To Model Of Efficiency

At his Salt Lake City plant, Jim Holbrook, founder and president of Premier Plastics, applies lean manufacturing principles to make operations as efficient as possible.<p>But it was a different story in his office, before he quit multitasking about a year ago. He was working 12–14 hours a day, six …