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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: 13 things to know

Photograph: Laura Lean/PA<p>The Galaxy S6 Edge has a gently curved screen on the left and right sides.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/2/1425295293377/34d78134-6cb8-40f9-9879-482bf80fa6cd-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Laura Lean/PA<p>The Galaxy S6 Edge has a gently curved …

Wireless Charging

Tesla Model S owners can pretend they're in a James Bond submarine

Elon Musk loved that Lotus Esprit car/submarine from Bond movie <i>The Spy Who Loved Me</i> so much, he dropped $866,000 to buy it in an auction two years ago. By the looks of it, though, that's not all he did: he also paid homage to Bond's transforming vehicle by using it as a Model S easter egg. If you …

Google confirms Android Pay: a mobile payments layer 'anybody can build on'

Google has announced that it's working on a new mobile payments framework named Android Pay. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Google exec Sundar Pichai confirmed that this would not be a new product for users, but an "API layer" that allows other companies to support secure payments …

Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone’s Camera Is Awesome

Apple has never led market share in worldwide phone sales. Ever. And yet, the iPhone has held the (according to Flickr) title of world’s most popular camera for years.<p>Today, Apple is capitalizing on that by launching a new ad campaign dedicated to images shot by iPhone users. Apple’s driving point …

How scientists are fighting antibiotic resistance

Since antibiotics were first developed at the start of the twentieth century, they have saved millions of lives (penicillin alone is estimated to …

Medicine

Samsung Plans 3-Sided Screen in New Galaxy Smartphone

Samsung Electronics Co. plans to release two new versions of its top-tier Galaxy smartphone next month, including a model with a display covering …

iPhone 6 Plus owners use twice as much data as those who buy the iPhone 6

The bigger the screen, the more data you use. That’s the maxim that anyone looking to min-max their data plan every month should follow if they want to keep their bills low.<p>According to a new report from Citrix, if you have an iPhone 6 Plus, chances are, you’re burning through your monthly data cap …

As Apple Payments Strategy Takes Shape, Google and Square Respond

Apple rattled tech rivals like Google last year when it entered brick-and-mortar retail with Apple Pay, which lets people use their iPhone to pay for …

Apple Pay

Bill Gates on The Verge: Can online classrooms help the developing world catch up?

"Before a child even starts primary school, she will be able to use her mom’s smartphone to learn her numbers and letters."<p>"An educated world is simply a better world."<p>one student reported taking 45-minute bus rides to get to a regional center where internet was available<p>"Just introducing …

Bill Gates

7 Million People Played Battlefield Hardline Beta

First it was 5 million. Then 6 million. Now, Visceral Games says the recently concluded Battlefield Hardline open beta attracted 7 million players during its February 3-9 run.<p>It probably didn't hurt that Visceral extended the Hardine beta for one extra day.<p>Writing on the Battlefield blog, Visceral …

Banjo-Kazooie devs tease 'a worthy spiritual successor'

A Twitter account for Playtonic Games is teasing a mysterious title called Project Ukulele, which a recent tweet describes as a "new platformer from some of the core team behind Banjo-Kazooie."<p>The new and independent studio is composed of former employees of Rare, the U.K. studio behind franchises …

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Prairies

Nine million people watched 90 minutes each of Awesome Games Done Quick

It always takes a while for Awesome Games Done Quick, the speed-running marathon for charity, to tally its final numbers, but they're now in. Officially, $1.58 million was raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.<p>The weeklong marathon attracted 9.4 million unique viewers to its livestream on …

Report: Ubisoft's finished, unreleased Wii U game is... a party game

The finished Wii U game that Ubisoft has been sitting on, waiting for a larger audience of Wii U owners, is, of all things, a party game called <i>Know Your Friends</i>, according to Unseen64 Podcast and Nintendo World Report.<p>Polygon reported about the title just before E3 2014, with Ubisoft CEO Yves …

Retrogaming

Personalized news feed app Pipes updated with new design, aggregated feeds, trending & more

Pipes News, an iOS app that pulls together news feeds on technology, business, sport and politics, has received a major update, introducing a new look and a bunch of new features.<p>Pipes 2.0 comes with a great new design. Great new typefaces, integrated Stories, Twitter & Wikipedia views. […] We’re …

Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect Review

It hasn't been long since massive hit Sons of Anarchy officially ended its run on TV. The story of the outlaw motorcycle gang was the perfect …

Sons of Anarchy

JP Morgan: 5 percent of iPhone owners will soon be buying the Apple Watch

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently noted that the long-awaited Apple Watch will ship in April. This means that the wearable device will be on the market for …

iPhone tracks fitness levels better than wearables

One of the big selling points of wearable devices is that they will be able to help us keep track of various fitness metrics.<p>However, a new report claims smartphones are just as good (if not slightly better) at tracking physical activity as the most popular wearables on the market.<p>“Our findings …

EE will sell as many tablets, dongles and smart devices as it does phones by 2017

The UK's biggest mobile phone network says it expects to sell as many Web-connected devices as it does smartphones in the next two years. Announcing a £1.5 billion investment in its network over the next three years, EE also says double-speed 4G and 4G voice calls will reach most of the population …

Telecoms

iPhone 6/6 Plus come to Ting as Sprint MVNOs no longer required to wait for new devices

Sources say Sprint is dropping a requirement that made the mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) using its network—such as Ting, FreedomPop, Straight Talk, Boost, and Virgin—wait a certain period of time, usually at least a year, before offering support for the latest devices.<p>Up until now, that …

Sketchy analyst claim says Apple will stick to 8MP camera in iPhone 6s

A Taiwanese analyst speaking about the company which makes most of the lenses for iPhones claims that Apple will be sticking to an 8MP camera in the next-generation iPhone 6s, reports <i>Taipei Times</i>.<p>Jeff Pu said that the camera specifications of the next-generation iPhone, dubbed iPhone 6S, will stay …

Activation Lock has slashed iPhone thefts in major cities

As highly-desirable and premium-priced tech goodies, it’s no surprise that iPhones have previously been among the most stolen items we carry around on a regular basis. In fact, police have even correlated spikes in crime rate to the launch of new iPhone models — suggesting that it’s not just …

Samsung Teases Galaxy S6 Camera As Reports Of Two All-Metal Models Emerge

Samsung’s next flagship device is going to be revealed in just a few short weeks ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress, and the head of the company’s camera division is already teasing us about its photo capabilities. In an official blog post, Samsung SVP DongHoon Jang provided a survey of the …

Phones

Parallels Desktop 10 Update Brings Windows 10 Technical Preview to Macs

Parallels today announced an update to Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac, the company's software for running non-Apple operating systems safely on a Mac. The new update brings "experimental support" for Windows 10 and Office Preview for Windows 10 - including the expected Word, Excel, and PowerPoint …

Facebook's ThreatExchange is a social platform for sharing cybersecurity threats

Facebook on Wednesday launched a new platform called ThreatExchange for security professionals to exchange information about cyberthreats with …

Is 'sitting the new cancer'? What Apple CEO Tim Cook really meant

Apple Watch comments may be seen as distasteful in some quarters, but the dangers of sedentary lifestyles are more than a marketing line<p>Sitting is the new cancer? As marketing soundbites for a new gadget go, it’s one of the strangest in recent memory.<p>Yet that’s the phrase used by Apple chief …

Tim Cook

Miranda Kerr Debuts 7 for All Mankind Campaign

Your daily news update from around the web<p>- Just hours after a video of her estranged husband, Orlando Bloom, arguing with Justin Bieber went viral, Miranda Kerr debuted her topless campaign for 7 for All Mankind on Instagram last night. Watch the supermodel profess her love for the denim brand …