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Microsoft reportedly working on brand new web browser for Windows 10

A new 'lightweight' browser that isn't Internet Explorer<p>Microsoft is said to be at work on an all new web browser, codenamed Spartan, that could officially move the company away from Internet Explorer upon the launch of Windows 10. <i>ZDNet</i> reports that the new app is <i>not</i> Internet Explorer 12, the next …

‘China’s Apple’ Is Now the World’s Most Valuable Startup

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is now the world’s most valuable privately-funded startup.<p>Xiaomi, known as “China’s Apple,” is valued at over $46 …

Goldman Sachs

Hacker claims he can steal fingerprints from public photos

Security is a big deal for users all around the world when it comes to keeping our personal information safe. In recent years, one of the more …

Information Systems

Report: Windows 10 will have a new browser that's not Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer, Microsoft's venerable but often despised web browser, may be on its way out.<p>That's according to Microsoft Student Partner lead …

Fix for Lollipop's massive memory leak coming soon-ish

While most of us are still using Android 4.1-4.3 Jellybean or Android 4.4 KitKat, some people have managed to get Android 5.0, mainly those with Nexus or GPE devices. However there is a price to pay for getting the latest and greatest – bugs. Although Android 5.0 went through extensive testing and …

Android News

People read an awful lot about Apple, Google and their smartphones

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: ponsulak / Shutterstock.com<p>With the year nearly at an end, it seemed like a good time to take a look at which Gigaom …

Mobile Technology

Leaked Xiaomi laptop looks eerily similar to MacBook Air

Xiaomi just rode Apple’s coattails to the biggest startup valuation in world, but it appears the Chinese smartphone maker is ready to take its copying to new heights by getting into the laptop game with, you guessed it, a MacBook Air knockoff.<p>Images of an alleged Xiaomi laptop leaked to Gizmochina …

Samsung's new 'ring' speakers pipe sound in every direction

Samsung has tackled just about every kind of speaker you can imagine, but it hasn't had an answer to hot-selling 360-degree speakers like the UE Boom. Well, that changes today: the Korean firm has unveiled the WAM6500 and WAM7500, its first compact one-piece speakers to promise room-filling sound. …

This Indiegogo-funded drone startup just raised $10M from VCs before its campaign has even ended

The Ghost drone, which has raised more than six times its campaign goal on Indiegogo weeks before its deadline, has raised some even bigger funds.<p>Ehang, the company behind Ghost, is announcing it has raised $10 million in new funding to expand its teams in China and Silicon Valley and to help it …

11 of the Best Smartphones That Launched in 2014

With the beginning of 2015 just days away, it’s time to look back at some of the best smartphones released this year – and there’s quite a list to choose from.<p>What follows are some of the biggest (in more ways than one) devices to be released in 2014, in no particular order. A lot will be familiar; …

Yup, 2014 was a big year in cloud

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: iStock<p>2014 was the year in which both Microsoft and Google got serious about their public cloud options and taking on …

CES

LG slims LCD TVs by 75 percent

At CES 2015, LG Display will showcase its Art Slim LED LCD TVs, which measure as little as 7.5mm thick -- rivaling OLED TVs for slimness.<p>Think today's TVs are cut too thick? Here's another way to thin-slice the market.<p>LG Display has announced a new "Art Slim" series of LED LCD TVs, featuring …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple accounts for 51 percent of new mobile activations this Christmas

Phablet popularity also surged, from 3 percent of devices in 2012 to 13 percent in 2014<p>Christmas Day is always a good yardstick for success in the mobile industry. New devices are unwrapped and activated, and manufacturers get a clear idea of how they compare to their rivals. This year, however, it …

Microsoft’s next-gen ‘Spartan’ browser could run on iOS and the Mac

It’s come a long way in recent years, but even so, Internet Explorer may be Microsoft’s most reviled product: a web browser so bad it held web standards back for years. From a Mac fan’s perspective, the best that can be said about Internet Explorer is that, for the most part, you never have to use …

Hackers recreate fingerprints using public photos

A German hacking group claims that it can recreate your fingerprints from the other side of the world.<p>At a cybersecurity convention in Hamburg last week, the "Chaos Computer Club" demonstrated how it can mimic a fingerprint just by analyzing photographs.<p>Fingerprints have been recreated from smudges …

Oil hits five-and-a-half-year low below $57 on supply glut

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Crude futures closed up slightly Tuesday, getting some relief from a weak dollar but not making significant strides as traders prepared for the end of the year.<p>The dollar is generally inversely related to the price of oil, and so a small the decline in the dollar index .DXY may …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

Weight Loss

“The Gambler”: Mark Wahlberg’s existential quest for manhood

The raffish star bets it all in a cheerful ’70s remake with throwback sexual politics and a dash of existentialism<p>“The Gambler” is an agreeable if ridiculous slice of old-school Hollywood machismo, which will no doubt be widely understood as a harmless holiday-season change of pace, a “genre …

'The Interview' Movie Review

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's comedy about killing a dictator finally gets a release — and it's hilarious<p>It's here! Which might be miracle enough. …

New CDC guidelines support male circumcision, but stop short of recommending the procedure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention support male circumcision procedures for male newborns and teenagers in the US, according to a draft of federal guidelines released today. The guidelines stop short of recommending the procedure for all newborns. Instead, they suggest that parents …

Stunning Vintage Photos of Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and More

Throughout his storied career, photographer Terry O'Neill has mingled with some of the biggest names in show business. It was his comfortable, easy-going attitude that earned the now 76-year-old such incredible access to his famous subjects. "Getting to know my subjects and [forming a level of] …

The 19-Year-Old Wiz Kid Who Turned Down Apple Has Nabbed Backing From A Hollywood Star

We caught up with Meyer again and learned that since that decision, things have been wild for him.<p>His startup, Fresco News, crowdsources breaking news and photos from Twitter, Instagram and other social media.<p>Fresco finds breaking news, verifies it, and gets the license to publish relevant images …

Social Media

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Time-lapse Photography