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How to install rooted official Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware on Galaxy S4 I9505 without tripping Knox

Samsung has released the official Android Lollipop software update for the Snapdragon 600 driven Galaxy S4 model (GT-I9505). Installing the stock …

Too Embarrassed to Ask: What Is Apple TV, Anyway?

Hint: It's not a TV.<p><i>Too Embarrassed to Ask is a new Re/code feature in which our reviewers answer any and all of your burning tech questions — including the ones you might be too embarrassed to ask your tech-savvy friends. Today, managing editor Lauren Goode answers a question tweeted by Re/code</i> …

Your "Strong" Password May Be Weaker Than You Think

If you’ve been relying on password meters to determine how strong your passwords are, we’ve got some bad news. Their strength measurements are highly inconsistent and may even be leading you astray, according to a new study from researchers at Concordia University:<p>In our large-scale empirical …

New apps to help business get in step with mobile customers | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Nine months after Apple and IBM began working together on building mobile apps for businesses, some of the first fruits are about to appear at UK pharmacy chain Boots, which has begun equipping store employees with iPads to serve shoppers in the aisles.<p>A picture illustration …

Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images<p>Children from St Joseph’s School, Nottingham, try out Mission Control one of the new computer games at the …

Computer Science

Changing PC Hardware Too Often Can Lock You Out of Origin Games, EA Confirms

If you're benchmarking different PC hardware components in a short period of time you can accidentally lock yourself out of games that use Electronic Arts' digital distribution platform Origin, the publisher has confirmed.<p>The news comes out of Guru 3D, where writer Hilbert Hagedoorn discovered he …

Hillary Clinton deleted everything on her email server

There are no longer any copies of tens of thousands of emails from Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state.<p>In a statement released on Friday, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina), the chairman of the House of Representatives committee dedicated to investigating the 2012 terrorist attack on the …

Tim Cook calls out controversial Arkansas and Indiana legislation, says “Apple is open for everyone”

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Twitter today shared Apple’s opposition to a controversial new law in Indiana while calling on the governor of Arkansas to veto legislation before it becomes law. Both laws relate to religious freedom protection but have been criticized as enabling LGBT discrimination.<p>Apple …

Here’s what Super Mario 64 looks like running on an iPhone 6

Excited that Nintendo plans to release iPhone games in a new collaboration with mobile developer DeNA?<p>Here’s a taste of what it could end up being like: Nintendo’s gaming classic <i>Super Mario 64</i> running on an iPhone!<p>Unity developer Erik Roystan released a playable version of the first level of <i>Super</i> …

Destiny's Vaults expand, but at a cost to PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers

<i>Destiny</i>'s latest update, coming in April, will expand a character's vault but it comes at a cost for players on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Bungie wrote in its latest weekly update.<p>For players on all four platforms, vault space will increase from 20 to 24 for two categories, armor and "general …

Xbox 360

iOS 8 How-To: Use Siri to search the App Store, iTunes Store and iBooks Store

Sometimes searching the App Store can be an overwhelming task. You might already know what you want to download, or other times you might get distracted when you open the store and forget why you were there, and typing in what you want to download is old fashioned now. With iOS 8, you can use Siri …

Intel in talks to buy Altera, shares of firms surge | Reuters

(Reuters) - Intel Corp (INTC.O) is in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp (ALTR.O) in a deal likely to top $10 billion (6.7 billion pounds), according to a source familiar with the matter, making it Intel’s biggest purchase ever and the latest merger in the quickly consolidating semiconductor …

Dentists will soon be able to 3D print you a new tooth in minutes

Watching advancements in 3D printing technology can seem like watching science fiction—impressive, but ultimately out of reach and arguably bearing little relevance in daily life.<p>But with the announcement of a breakthrough technology that accelerates 3D printing speeds by a factor of up to 100, you …

Chinese tech CEO equates Apple with Hitler

A billionaire Chinese tech mogul criticized Apple in a strange graphic equating the company to Hitler.<p>Jia Yueting, the CEO of Chinese video site …

Wind Power

Xbox One April system update adds voice messages and more

The Xbox One April System Update will add voice messaging, dedicated servers for party chat and more.<p>Microsoft has revealed a second wave of …

Valeo's self-driving car systems learn from Safran drones | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - French auto parts maker Valeo plans to draw on drone software and other military technologies from partner Safran to offer self-driving vehicle platforms to carmakers by the end of the decade.<p>The new self-driving car unveiled by Valeo and Safran drives during a presentation in …

Nvidia reportedly working on GM200-based GeForce GTX 980 Ti - Technology

While you should take any rumor with a strong dose of skepticism, there's some evidence Nvidia is hard at work on a new, potentially lower cost GM200 …

How to use a PS4 controller with your Mac

Now just might be the best time ever to be a Mac gamer, as a ton of big titles for PC and console are also available for Apple computers via the Mac App Store, Steam or GoG.com. It’s a golden era of cross-platform goodness, and it’s easier than ever to find a game you’ll love on the Mac.<p>Some of …

Chrome OS beta is getting a new launcher with Google Now

Intrepid folks running Chrome OS beta will soon get to test a huge new feature that's not quite ready for stable release: Chrome Launcher 2.0. This version looks more like a new tab on the Chrome browser than the platform's current, more traditional one that's basically a windows that shows app …

Google

Meet The Gaming Fan Who Recreated ‘Super Mario 64’ In High Definition

When Nintendo marks the 20th anniversary of the Nintendo 64 next year, we’ll be there to celebrate. Until then, let’s enjoy the beloved video game company’s entry into the 21st century with <i>Super Mario 64</i> in beautifully crisp high definition — courtesy computer science student Erik Roystan …

Retrogaming

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: A beauty with a beastly compromise [REVIEW]

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge<p>The Review<p>Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge<p>The Review<p>It's hard to know what to make of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Once you get past the …

Phones

The Windows 10 preview will work on more phones soon

If you've been itching to try out a technical preview version of Windows 10 on your phone but didn't have a device on the short list, then we have good news. Microsoft just released a list of devices that it expects to support in the next "flight" and it includes additional Lumia models like the …

Windows 10

iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6: Here's the difference

Apple and Samsung's flagship phones, the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 , are sure to dominate the smartphone world this year. Both phones are remarkably similar, in design, features and cost, but there are some telltale differences.<p>If you're looking to switch phones this year and have your sites on either …

Mobile Technology

A Farewell To Jobs

Few subjects elicit more skepticism than the so-called “sharing economy.” Kevin Roose argues: “The Sharing Economy Isn’t About Trust, It’s About Desperation.” Catherine Rampell warns: “there’s a dark side to these work arrangements … the shifting of risk off corporate balance sheets and onto the …

HTC One M9: Best And Worst Features

The reviews are in and they’re a mixed bag, with most reviewers siding with the argument that the One M9 is a capable smartphone that didn’t live up to expectations. If you’re wading through the deluge of opinions and looking for a simple breakdown of the best and worst features of the One M9, …

What Is The Secret Ingredient Every Successful Smartphone Needs?

Whether you call it magic, soul, an x-factor, a reality distortion field, the knowing touch, a sixth sense, or any of a hundred other names, when I pick up a smartphone there is an instantaneous reaction as to the suitability of the smartphone. After picking it up and feeling it in my hands and …

How to configure each of your app’s settings on your iPad at the same time

With iOS 8 we have more control over the settings of our apps then ever before. Sometimes individual app settings are easy to find, and sometimes they are buried deep within the app, several layers in. To find what you’re looking for, it could take you several tries, no to mention the time you …

Volvo's reflective bike paint helps cars spot you at night

Want to feel nervous? Try riding a bike at night alongside a busy road. Even if you're festooned in lights and reflectors, there's a real chance that a less-than-attentive driver will smack into you. Volvo may have a better way to keep cars at a distance, however. Its new LifePaint spray is …

Volvo

New 12-in MacBook vs. 11-in MacBook Air (2015)

Size<p>The new MacBook is 3 percent taller and 6 percent narrower than the 11-in MacBook Air. One of the new model's killer features, though, is that …