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Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom - more specs revealed through Antutu benchmark

Last year, Samsung launched a unique device that could best be described as half Galaxy S4 and half camera. It even looked like the two were physically spliced together, resulting in an Android powered camera called the Galaxy S4 Zoom. This year, along with the rebooted flagship phone that is the …

How Whatsapp beat Facebook

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Qualcomm's 2015 chips may make you regret getting a new phone this year

Thanks to Moore's Law, anybody can predict that even the most powerful smartphones and tablets coming out right now (the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5, for instance) will be made obsolete by whatever flagships get announced in 2015. These predictions fortunately don't have to be based off of …

Airlines, airports improve tech for passengers

What if you can hop on board a flight after scanning your own boarding pass? How about tagging and checking your own bag? Or finding the nearest spot for an airport manicure by tapping a screen?<p>It may sound like a flying experience far, far in the future. But it's happening right now.<p>Airlines and …

LaCie brings Thunderbolt 2 to high-end storage products

Tightening its embrace of Intel's high-speed Thunderbolt connection technology, LaCie has upgraded its 2big and 5big storage systems and added a new 8-drive rack-mount storage system to its product line.<p>LaCie, a Seagate Technology subsidiary that focuses on a higher-end customers, announced the …

Thunderbolt

Snapdragon 808/810 unveiled: 20-nm, 64-bit beasts coming early next year

Qualcomm just lifted the veil on the systems-on-a-chip that will power the wave of Android flagships coming in 2015.<p>The new Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 will be leaps and bounds ahead of the current crop of high-end Snapdragon SoCs, in almost all areas, including architecture, core number, …

Early iPhone 5 buyers were already asking for bigger screens, reveals confidential document

Patent trials generally aren’t the most exciting of events, but documents revealed through the second Apple vs Samsung case are certainly providing a lot of fascinating glimpses behind the scenes.<p>The latest is the above summary of research Apple carried out among early buyers of the iPhone 5 to …

Ex-CIA director suggests Dianne Feinstein is too “emotional” to produce an objective torture report

Michael Hayden questioned the Senate chair’s “deep emotional feeling” about the CIA’s use of torture<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>April 6, 2014 6:50pm (UTC)<p>Former NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden is concerned that the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's Bush-era interrogation techniques might …

Can Deserts Stop Global Warming? No, but They Help, Study Says

The world's arid areas — deserts filled with scrubby vegetation and sand — are absorbing more of the carbon dioxide that's being emitted into the atmosphere than expected, a new study shows. While these ecosystems will not stop global warming, scientists said the finding provides a better …

Climate Change

Ukraine Prime Minister: Russia Is Trying To Take Eastern Ukraine

Saying Russian troops were within a 30 km (19 mile) zone from the Ukrainian border, Yatseniuk told a government meeting: "An anti-Ukrainian plan is being put into operation ... under which foreign troops will cross the border and seize the territory of the country.<p>"We will not allow this," he …

China’s “fast food homes” were built quickly and cheaply, and they’re starting to collapse

It wasn’t the kind of real estate collapse that many China observers have been warning about—but for dozens of residents of an apartment building that disintegrated in the eastern province of Zheijiang on Friday, it was much scarier.<p>The collapse of a five-story building in the city of Fenghua …

Real Estate

Briton among two United Nations workers shot dead in Somalia

Two foreign United Nations workers – a Briton and a Frenchman – have been shot dead on arrival at an airport in Galkayo, central Somalia, officials said.<p>A UN source confirmed the pair were international staff members with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).<p>A statement issued by the government …

Putin tells security service to be on alert, warns on NGOs

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin told the FSB security service on Monday to be on the alert against militant attacks and said Russia must not let non-governmental organizations be used for “destructive” purposes “as in Ukraine”.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin answers a journalist's …

Fukushima children start school, flee radiation

MATSUMOTO, Japan (AP) — The 12-year-old girl didn't want to leave her younger brother, and her grandparents didn't want her to go away. But a family …

Protests in eastern Ukraine aimed at bringing in Russian troops, warns PM

KIEV (Reuters) - Protests in eastern Ukraine in which pro-Russian activists seized public buildings in three cities are part of a plan to destabilize Ukraine and bring in Russian troops, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Monday.<p>Saying Russian troops were within a 30 km (19 mile) zone from the …

Jeb Bush says decision on 2016 run coming before year's end, says illegal immigration can be 'act of love'

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has said that he would make a decision on whether to run for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination before the end of this year and said that some immigrants who enter the United States illegally do so as an "act of love"for their families.<p>Bush made the remarks in an …

Obama: Students need help to get 'in-demand jobs'

BLADENSBURG, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in grants for two dozen schools across the country that are …

Parental revolt against Common Core prompts states to take action

Eleven-year-old Leo Tuttle is a fifth-grader at an Indianapolis private school, where he struggles to keep up with the demanding curriculum.<p>But the school is where Leo’s mother, Erin Tuttle, wants him to be, rather than a public school or even the Catholic school he previously attended.<p>Erin Tuttle …

GOP confident about Ryan's budget

Passing Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget? No sweat.<p>House Republican leaders said they believe they turned a corner by the end of last week, quashing opposition to the Wisconsin Republican’s 2015 budget proposal and laying the groundwork to clear one of the last major pieces of legislation before the midterm …

Girl Believed Swept Away as Floods Slam South

Rescuers scoured a Mississippi neighborhood on Monday for a 9-year-old who appeared to be swept away by flood waters the night before, while floods in Alabama stranded people in cars and homes in a turbulent morning across the American South.<p>The young girl disappeared in Yazoo County, north of …

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