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Samsung Galaxy S5 launch-day sales soar, report says

In some markets, Samsung Galaxy S5 sales reportedly double those of the Galaxy S4 on its own launch day last year.<p>Samsung's Galaxy S5 is off to a strong start, claims a new report out of Korea.<p>Samsung's flagship handset, which launched worldwide on Friday, surpassed the launch-day sales of last …

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It had to happen: Jailbreaking a Tesla Model S

“Jailbreaking” used to mean, well, breaking out of jail.<p>In the modern world though, it typically refers to the process of cracking software to take greater control of applications and user interfaces.<p>It’s rife in the world of smartphones, and now it’s possible with electric vehicles too — such as …

Amazon Dash Lets You Scan or Speak to Order Groceries From Home

This may look like a simple little gadget, but it’s about to turn all of your G-rated, supermarket-related fantasies into blissful realities. Yes, the ones you had when you were little and liked to “play” grocery store at home <i>and</i> the adult ones that involve the ability to stock your shelves with a …

Google as a mobile carrier, revisited: Here’s what its network could look like

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Corbis<p>Every year or so we see a report emerge claiming Google(s goog) is contemplating life as a mobile carrier, …

Here's another peek at Google's build-your-own-smartphone project

Project Ara has only exploded in prominence since Google unloaded Motorola earlier this year, and now we're getting yet another peek at the work in progress. The Phonebloks team just released a video showing off the progress Google and its partners have made on those modular smartphones, and things …

Samsung launches its smart home efforts for the home that only has Samsung

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>Are you an Android(s goog) fan? More specifically are you a Samsung fan? If so, then the connected home stuff …

Speed up Chrome for Android with this simple tweak

Chrome for Android is one of the fastest and most feature-rich browsers for Android. But a persistent problem has ruined Google’s mobile browser for many users – janky scrolling. Especially since Google replaced the AOSP Browser with Chrome as the default browser on new Android devices, people have …

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Open Source Isn't Just For Developers Anymore

Ten years ago, open source was a developer movement <i>for</i> developers. Not so anymore.<p>As a new Linux Foundation survey suggests, “business managers recognize open source software as a business imperative and are taking the lead in initiating open source participation.” This, in turn, refashions open …

17 Fixes To Common Internet Problems We All Know And Hate

If you're reading this, it means some part of you enjoys surfing the Internet. Maybe you even enjoy spending an enormous percentage of your day doing it.<p>But are you doing it correctly? Is your web browsing as efficient, productive and fun as it could be? If you're unsure, and you should be, follow …

LaCie's hyper-fast 1TB Thunderbolt 2 disk now on sale for $1,300

Though 1,375 MB/s' worth of disk speed might seem extravagant, applications like 4K RAW video need to squeeze every byte. Luckily, you'll get all of that with LaCie's 1TB Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt 2 packing two 500GB SSDs, now available for $1,300. If even that isn't enough -- and you happen …

Acorns App Gives You a Way to Finally Invest Your Spare Change

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …

Galaxy S5 will have Snapdragon 801 and octa-core Exynos variant

As expected, at MWC 2014 Samsung unveiled the much-anticipated Galaxy S5 bringing us a new back cover, a waterproof design and several other new hardware and software features. One thing Samsung didn’t talk about much was the CPU that would run the GS5.<p>As it turns out, Qualcomm has now confirmed …

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Panasonic bets smart TVs will get smart enough to run lots of web apps

Since 2008, Panasonic has been building Internet connectivity into its “smart TVs.” But connecting a television to the Internet doesn’t by itself make the TV smarter. So Panasonic’s Merwan Mereby, vice president of content and services, is striving to make Internet-connected TVs smarter.<p>At the 2014 …

IFTTT Launches GitHub Channel

IFTTT today launched a GitHub Channel to let you connect repositories, issues, and pull requests to 77 other services. It’s available now; just go ahead and activate it over here and check out the recipes that have already been created here.<p>The only GitHub action available is to create an issue, …

Upcoming app will allow you to stream all 24 seasons of The Simpsons, but only through certain cable providers

Last year, FX sister site FXX landed the exclusive cable and video-on-demand rights to The Simpsons, and it looks like fans of the show will finally see a payoff soon. While the nearly $1 billion deal includes cable distribution rights, the big news is that FX will be launching a dedicated app that …

Lomography Konstruktor review: the $35 camera you build yourself

As camera-makers trim their point-and-shoot lines in the face of encroaching smartphones, one company is keeping the faith and doing what it's done for the past three decades. Lomography's wide range of film cameras dates back to the early ‘90s, when some students in Vienna discovered the potential …

Hobbyists are now building tablets using a $35 computer brain

Hobbyists have been assembling personal computers from their components for decades, buying the processors and other parts and putting them together in their basements. Now they’re doing the same for tablet computers.<p>Among them is Michael Castor of Make, the publisher of geek do-it-yourself …

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Meta wants to augment your world with the 'Iron Man' interface

When someone tells you they have a pair of augmented reality glasses with an interface designed by the same Hollywood staple who created the Iron Man suit's UI, you listen. Then, you ask if you can put them on.<p>The glasses come from Meta, a small company with huge dreams that's already comparing …

LuckyPennie bundles your local music scene into an app

You may not be the cool kid who knows about all the latest music and live shows, but LuckyPennie can help you feel like you are.<p>LuckyPennie is an iPhone app that launched today. It provides music and concert recommendations from local tastemakers. The app includes an activity feed of new tracks and …

Martin Scorsese Writes Open Letter Discussing the Future of Cinema – /Film

Depending on who you talk to in Hollywood, the future of the film industry is in question. Steven Spielberg and George Lucas said last year they …

Insane Zombie Classification Chart Catalogs 350 Types of Zombies

Christmas 2015: Best Phones You Can Buy Right Now

Christmas 2015 is just around the corner, so what better time than to treat yourself to one of the best smartphones in the world right now.<p>The …

Why This Startup Chose The Midwest Over Silicon Valley

A new app on the market claims to helps shoppers shop and spend smarter. Wisely combines the social search functions of sites like Yelp and Foursquare with an easy personal finance tracker, all in one app.<p>Wisely founders Mike Vichich and Tyler Felous met at the global consulting firm Accenture, …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

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This Credit Card Startup Has A Way To Thwart Target-Style Hacking

Look into the future a moment and imagine Christmas shopping 2014. Target offers a great deal on a perfect gift. At the register, you recall that someone stole 40 million credit card numbers from the retailer in late 2013. Then, you as flick your fingerprint across the front of the biometric reader …

Ten Australian bands to watch in 2014

From psychedelic power pop to electronica via No Wave avant skronk, here are the new bands set to shake up Australian pop<p>Bloods<p>It’d be easy to damn this Sydney trio with faint praise – Mess+Noise have called their stormy good-time music “power pop with actual power”, which makes them sound like One …

2014 Movies: The 44 Most Anticipated Blockbusters, Comedies, Dramas, & More

Marvel<p>2013 was, by almost everyone's account, a pretty stellar year for movies, which it didn't necessary look like it was going to be from the outset, what with the high number of sequels, spin-offs, and "shared universe" titles on the calendar. (You can read our own recap of our 50 favorites …

Why I Lost Faith In Bitcoin As A Money Transfer Protocol

As 2013 came to an end, many reflected on last year’s biggest tech news — and Bitcoin was a serious contender. But the main question remains: why are people interested in Bitcoin?<p>This whole debate reappeared when Charlie Stross stated that “Bitcoin looks like it was designed as a weapon intended to …