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With Galaxy S7, Samsung still can't achieve Apple-level industrial design

This year shame as the last.Last year I wrote an article about the difference between Samsung and Apple industrial design. It attracted hundreds of …

Ex-Nazi SS guard, 94, to be tried on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder

A 94-year-old former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp is going on trial this week on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, the first of up to four cases being brought to court this year in an 11th-hour push by German prosecutors to punish Nazi war crimes.<p>Reinhold Hanning is accused of serving …

Batteries

Caracas, Venezuela named as the world's most violent city

Twenty-one of the deadliest cities on earth are in Brazil, according to Mexico-based group, while four are in the United States<p>Twenty-one of the world's 50 most violent cities are in Brazil, a new survey reveals in a blow to the nation's image as it prepares to host this year's Olympic games.<p>The …

World History

A terrible environmental disaster is unfolding in Los Angeles — and it's practically invisible

What's worse, workers are not even close to stopping the flow.<p>The leak sprung from a Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) natural gas storage facility in Aliso Canyon, and it has been gushing methane — a highly flammable and potent greenhouse gas — into the sky since October 23.<p>No one knows …

Oil & Gas Industry

FBI seeks hacker controlling 1.2 billion stolen logins

The FBI believes a single hacker has hold of 1.2 billion internet logins, and EL James fans be warned, he's known as Mr Grey.<p>The logins for sites …

Security

Stop Buying Physical Video Games Already!

New data suggests people are buying more of their video games digitally, rather than banking on clunky plastic cases and discs.<p>A report published Tuesday by SuperData, an industry analysis firm, says that the digital video game market has grown 7 percent since last year to a total of $5.5 billion. …

Gaming

Most anticipated PS4 and Xbox One games of 2016

Although there are a few stragglers remaining before 2015 comes to a close, most of the year’s biggest game releases have already launched. And it’s …

Earth's climate entering new 'permanent reality' as CO2 hits new high

UN experts urge immediate action to cut emissions as CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere are on track to hit historic high, up 43% on pre-industrial times<p>The Earth’s climate will enter a new “permanent reality” from next year when concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are likely to pass a …

Climate Change

Enormous Fossilized Shark Teeth Wash Up on North Carolina Shores

Beachgoers in North Carolina have been finding ancient surprises on their walks along the shore: 6-inch-long fossilized teeth from enormous sharks …

Zoology

Every Android device is vulnerable to newly discovered bugs

With two new "Stagefright" vulnerabilities discovered, almost every Android device ever released is vulnerable to malicious hackers. Fixing the bug isn't simple.<p>Two major vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google's Android mobile software by the same security company that found a whole series …

Information Security

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Design Flaw Examined In Teardown

It’s now become a major news story that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 can be permanently ruined by having its S Pen inserted the wrong way around. To those of us in the tech industry such a design flaw is a source of complete eye rolling. How was this allowed to happen, was it never picked up in …

Galaxy Note

This 3D printer creates objects from 10 materials at once

A new 3D printer capable of manufacturing objects with up to ten materials at once has been unveiled.<p>MIT's (apparently very busy) Computer Science …

3D Printing

Here’s How Much More CEOs Earn Than Their Employees

It’s no surprise that CEOs earn more money than their employees, but how much more are they <i>really</i> taking in? Starting in 2017, public companies will be required to share the ratio of CEO to worker salaries, providing even more transparency into pay at some of the world’s biggest companies.<p>But …

Best Buy Accelerating Apple Watch Rollout to All 1,050 Stores Amid Strong Demand

Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly today announced that the company plans to accelerate support for the Apple Watch by having the wearable device be sold in every one of its 1,050 retail locations across the United States "by the end of September" (via <i>Fortune</i>).<p>The move follows Best Buy's initial plan to …

Heaps of fluffy yellow chicks swarm Chinese highway after truck accident

A truck carrying little chicks on a highway in Shandong, China, tipped on Wednesday morning, releasing its cargo of tens of thousands of the yellow …

Commuting

Review: This $15 aluminum charging stand for Apple Watch & iPhone beats out more expensive options

With a lot of compromised designs due to the rush to get Apple Watch docks and stands to market, I wasn’t initially all that impressed with the often overpriced options available. That’s why I opted for a DIY mod of my own Apple Watch box. But at just $15, this new charging dock from Poetic is one …

Your next game controller could be a ring

This image shows a prototype for a product called Talon. It's a game controller in the form of a ring, currently planned by Titanium Falcon.<p>The Bluetooth device is designed to connect with game consoles, mobile phones or VR rigs and interpret the player's hand movements via a "9-axis motion control …

Mobile Gaming

Sprint's new 'iPhone Forever' plan ensures you'll always have the latest iPhone as soon as it comes out

The carrier's new iPhone Forever plan requires that you pay $22 per month on top of your existing data plan for the option to always get the latest iPhone.<p>Sprint is introducing the program just as Apple is rumored to be unveiling its next iPhone next month.<p>Here's how it works. If you sign up for …

Mobile Technology

This Inflatable Space Elevator Could House Hotels and Airports High In The Sky

The logistics of launching into orbit might be very difficult but at least if you build it, tourists will come.<p>Thoth is a Canadian company that makes miniaturized, lightweight gadgets to be taken into space, and now it has just patented an insane, sci-fi technology that could make getting them into …

Tickets to Earth 'cousin' Kepler-452b now on sale

A Chinese site is already selling the right to migrate to the planet dubbed "another Earth." Unfortunately, you probably won't survive the trip.<p>If you didn't make the cut for a trip to the Red Planet on Mars One (which might be a blessing in disguise), why not make your space dreams even bigger and …

Universe
Automation

Authorities may soon need a warrant to access a suspect's cell phone location records

Shutterstock<p>As it stands today, the authorities have the ability to access a suspect’s mobile phone cell-site records without a court-issued warrant, even without taking into account the Fourth Amendment’s probable cause standard. That might change sometime soon, though, if a United States Supreme …

Privacy

Encryption a growing threat to security

<b>(CNN) —</b> Back in the 1970s and '80s, Americans asked private companies to divest from business dealings with the apartheid government of South Africa. In more recent years, federal and state law enforcement officials have asked -- and required -- Internet service providers to crack down on the …

Privacy

Nest Cam is a dead easy way to monitor your home remotely

Nest Cam review<p>Slimmer and sleeker design<p>Full HD video recording<p>Built-in mic<p>Setup in 60 seconds<p>Long cable<p>Works over Wi-Fi<p>Scare them away<p>The Nest …

The man with the toughest job in the world

When Staffan de Mistura became UN special envoy, his past successes brought hope for peace. A year later, with no solution in sight, he faces heavy criticism. Has his innovative diplomacy failed or is it simply mission impossible?<p>In July 2014, Staffan de Mistura, a 68-year old Italian-Swedish …

Middle East

iOS 8 jailbreak Pangu now comes with Cydia installer and English support for the masses (Update)

When the iOS 8 jailbreak tool Pangu was released earlier this month for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, it still had some rough edges such as no one-click solution to install Cydia or support for English. Fortunately, the Pangu tool for Windows now includes a Cydia installer and English support for …

Mexico Is Looking For 43 Missing Students. What Has Been Found Is Truly Terrifying

After a student protest in Iguala, Mexico, last month, dozens of young men were seen being hauled off into police vans. Then, they vanished.<p>One month later, 43 students from the Ayotzinapa rural teachers college are still missing and presumed dead. Instead of finding the students, authorities …