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Only Samsung Can Save Android From iPhone Domination

Sometimes numbers hide the true story. In the world of smartphones, the volume of Android sales tower over the rival iOS platform. Android accounts for over eighty percent of the market, with iOS a distant second (Kantar Worldpanel). With that measure Android is ‘winning’ but that’s not …

Galaxy Note

Parallels 12 throws open your Mac's window to the world

Parallels, the software that lets you run other operating systems side by side with OS X on your Mac computer, is about to get an upgrade. Version 12, available from August 23, doubles down on support for Windows 10 in addition to the usual bevy of speed and performance upgrades.<p>As with the …

Obama worried about State Department handling classified information after Clinton probe

<i>WARSAW (Reuters)</i> — U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday he was concerned about how the State Department handles classified information but cast this as part of a government-wide challenge in the age of email, texts and smartphones.<p>FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday recommended against …

U.S. State Department

Lady Gaga Says Goodbye to Prince on Instagram

"Thank you for sharing your life with us Prince."<p>After Prince's death on Thursday, it's been a long and emotional week. Fans, TV shows, and Broadway plays have all been celebrating the late musician in their own ways. Celebrities have been particularly vocal about their shock and sadness: Justin …

Rise in Armenians Arrested for Nuclear-Materials Smuggling Is Worrisome

<i>Image: Uranium. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com</i><p>Arrests of Armenians who have crossed into neighboring Georgia to try to sell nuclear materials have increased the past two years, with the latest coming just two weeks ago.<p>Nuclear non-proliferation experts in the United States and elsewhere are alarmed about …

Emergency 911 calls reveal horror of Ohio 'execution' murders as police say they are still searching for a motive

The full horror of the bloodshed that claimed eight members of one family in the Appalachian mountains is revealed in the emergency phone calls that alerted police to the tragedy.<p>Officers on Sunday said the victims had been targeted for execution in a carefully-planned operation as the …

Solar-plane pilots say trip was also test of human endurance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only …

Japan wants tourists to pay using only their fingerprints

You wouldn't have to carry cash or credit.<p>The next time you travel to Japan, you might not have to stock up on yen (or bring your credit card) to go shopping. As of the summer, the country's government is testing a system that will let you use two fingerprints to make purchases at key tourist …

Japan

Secular activist who criticised Islamism killed in Dhaka

Nazimuddin Samad, whose family live in London, was hacked to death by at least four assailants after posting on Facebook<p>Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of Dhaka to demand the capture and punishment of those responsible for the murder of a law student who criticised Islamism on his …

Legislature Says No To Bitcoin Tax Payments

<i>Not this year.</i> That was the message the New Hampshire House of Representatives sent supporters of a legislative push that would have made the state the first in the country to allow residents to pay their taxes using bitcoin.<p>The bill, HR552, introduced last year by New Hampshire State …

New Hampshire

Germany Moves to Cut Migration by Declaring Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia 'Safe'

Germany will stop accepting the majority of asylum seekers who come from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, as the country looks to reduce the number of …

Exercise alone won't cause weight loss, study shows

Exercise is important for health, but study suggests that activity alone does not necessarily burn extra calories, and that diet should be the focus of weight loss<p>Exercise alone is not enough to lose weight because our bodies reach a plateau where working out more does not necessarily burn extra …

Oprah's Great Weight Watchers Accomplishment Is Resisting Potato Chips: 'I've Been Controlled by Potatoes for 40 Years'

Oprah Winfrey professed her lasting love for bread Tuesday, but her "grainiest, nuttiest seed bread" obsession is nothing compared to her long affair …

Uber will now deliver your fancy Nordstrom clothes and flowers too

Apparently Uber's New Year's resolution was to prove it's more than just cars in 2016.<p>Uber on Thursday announced plans to begin making same-day …

OnePlus X, one of last year’s best budget phones, is now available invite-free

OnePlus has announced via its official forums that the OnePlus X is now available to buy completely invite-free. You no longer need to wait until a Tuesday to buy the device without an invitation, just head to OnePlus.net and add the phone to your basket.<p>We’re extremely excited to be making the …

How Dubai's Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is About to Become Even More Over-the-Top

The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is already one of the world’s most notable—and most photographed—hotels, but it’s about to get even more grand.<p>The …

18 essential phrases for understanding life in Japan

1. Kawaii (Ka-wa-eeee)<p><i>“Cute”</i><p>In Japan, <i>kawaii</i> is a life force unto itself, permeating and sustaining all things in delicate harmony. Cuteness is so …

Thank God for conspiracy theorists – they keep our society sharp 

Those so-called “scientists” are at it again. First they tried to make us believe that men really landed on the moon. Now they’re claiming, with characteristic cheek, that any other theory is mathematically impossible.<p>An Oxford physicist, Dr David Grimes, has created an equation which expresses the …

JetBlue's new cabins will keep passengers plugged in

JetBlue is bringing more connectivity to the cabins of its Airbus A320 aircraft.<p>Power outlets and USB ports will be available at all seats, bringing …

Virgin America

Report reveals everything Apple will unveil at its upcoming March event

Apple is going to have a big event in March to roll out some new products, but it looks like those products won’t include the next-generation Apple …

Apple

These are the best times to find a date on Tinder and OkCupid

If you’re looking for that special someone on Tinder, use it at 9pm.<p>According to research from Nielsen, which also included results from OkCupid, both services tend to be the most active, and elicit the most responses during that time.<p>If you’re the late-night hookup type, it might surprise you to …

Aussie streaming platform Stan nabs new 'Twin Peaks' in Showtime deal

The streaming wars Down Under are heating up.<p>On Thursday, local streaming platform Stan announced it had signed a deal with Showtime to host the U.S. …

TV

Theranos is putting people's health at risk, US government says

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, one of the federal bodies that regulate laboratory blood tests, sent the company a letter released on Wednesday — and uploaded by The Verge— that showed it had violated at least five clinical-laboratory regulations.<p>For hematology, "it was determined …

Theranos

Alleged gang members arrested in O.C. jailbreak probe, but 3 escapees still at large

Several alleged gang members were arrested Wednesday as part of the investigation into the jailbreak at Orange County's largest lockup as Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said she believed that the three men who escaped had help from the outside.<p>Five people were taken into custody, and additional arrests …

Drinking Snake Blood and Slurping Noodle Soup in Asia's Frenetic Night Markets

LUCKYRICE founder Danielle Chang shares her top picks for Asia's best night markets.<p>Today, LUCKYRICE is a nationwide series of feasts, dumpling …

17 Lingerie Pieces You’ll like as Much as Your Valentine

Walking through your favorite stores around Valentine’s Day means an onslaught of boxes of chocolates, sentimental greeting cards and so many bouquets of roses you almost feel like you’re in the Queen of Hearts’s garden. While the holiday of love is known for spoiling your boo with romantic gifts, …

Clothing

Man admits stealing patented corn seeds from US fields to take to China

Mo Hailong stole inbred corn seeds, developed by Monsanto and DuPont in Iowa, as part of plan to use them in Chinese business<p>A Chinese man pleaded guilty in a US court on Wednesday to stealing patent-protected corn seed from agribusiness giants Monsanto and DuPont to take back to China for …

Adidas Golf unveils the Olympic apparel to be worn by U.S. golfers this summer in Rio

ORLANDO -- We won’t know until July which golfers will be representing the United States at this summer’s Olympics, but we do know now what they’ll be wearing in Rio.<p>On Wednesday at the PGA Merchandise Show, officials with Adidas Golf and USA Golf unveiled the four-day scripts for both the men’s …

International Olympic Committee

You can finally use Venmo to pay businesses (sort of)

We all knew it was coming, but now we have the first official instance of Venmo as something more than a peer-to-peer money transfer service: you can now pay on the Munchery and Gametime iOS apps with it.<p>…And that’s it. Furthermore, it’s limited to a small set of test users, and there isn’t even …

FinTech