Helgi Þór Magnússon

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Expect next year’s flagships to offer 600Mbps LTE and faster, smarter charging with Snapdragon 820 chip

Qualcomm had already promised its top-of-the-range Snapdragon 820 chip – expected to be used in next year’s flagship Android smartphones and cellular tablets – will boost battery-life and offer great improvements to photos. Now the company says we can also expect much faster LTE-Advanced …

Sony's ​Project Morpheus is now PlayStation VR

The virtual reality headset for gaming has been renamed as it prepares for launch with games such as Final Fantasy XIV.<p>Project Morpheus is now PlayStation VR. Sony's virtual reality headset has been renamed as it gets closer to going on sale.<p>Virtual reality could be the next big thing in …

Virtual Reality

Here's How to Decide When a Photo Should be Black and White

Imagine this scenario: you've had a productive and enjoyable day out shooting — a couple of landscapes and cityscapes, some architecture shots, a bit …

Congress Wisely Puts Legal Status Of Fantasy Sports Under Review

How do fantasy sports differ from gambling? Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) seeks to find out and has disseminated a letter requesting that his committee review the legal status of fantasy sports and sports betting.<p>Most people that I discuss the fantasy sports industry …

Fantasy Sports

World Bank warns on US rate rise

<b>The World Bank has warned developing countries to brace themselves for possible financial turbulence when the US Federal Reserve starts to raise interest rates.</b><p>It could come as early as Thursday when the Fed concludes a policy meeting.<p>A new report from the World Bank says there will probably be a …

Economics

Tim Cook says the iPhone could soon let you remove pre-installed apps

One of the most annoying parts of a new smartphone is the pile of pre-installed apps that can’t be deleted. If you’re an iOS user, however, this might not be the case for much longer.<p>BuzzFeed recently interviewed Tim Cook, and he was aware that some users are unhappy about the lack of control. When …

How real, unretouched models are dominating the fashion industry

Just as NYC-based fashion photography veteran Peter Freed has turned his lens from glossy editorials to un-retouched portraits of women of all ages and cultures in his upcoming crowdfunded book "Prime," across the pond British independent magazine PYLOT has reinforced a strictly all-analog zero …

Khloe Kardashian

HP Will Cut as Many as 30,000 More Jobs After Split

The new cuts bring the total on Meg Whitman's watch to north of 80,000.<p>Hewlett-Packard will shed as many as 30,000 more jobs as it splits into two companies, the company said at a meeting with analysts in San Jose, Calif.<p>Tim Stonsifer, the incoming CFO of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, the company …

Enterprise Tech

Under Fire, Netflix Defends Lopsided Parental Leave Policy

It may seem unfair for Netflix to give some employees 12 months of paid maternity or paternity leave while others (many of them hourly) get just 12 weeks. Still, under pressure from several activist groups, Netflix is defending its unequal offerings as better than what employees get at most …

The Workplace

Strength is Sexy

What's sexy today? How do you achieve strength? Do you have courage? I see strength in the news today and boy is it sexy. Use this blog entry to heat up your love life. I'm talking about having an aha moment around the courage to have straight talk, people. Let me explain. In recent news, Tennis …

Serena Williams

Sony’s Xperia Z5 Premium Phone: First 4K Display and Fastest Autofocus

Sony today unveiled its new Xperia Z5 family of smartphones, which breaks new ground in the camera and display department thanks to the line’s …

Phones

Lenovo's mammoth 7-inch phones redefine the phablet

Think the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus and 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 5 are huge phablets? They're tiny compared to Lenovo's two new giant phones.<p>Lenovo …

Mobile Technology

LeBron James' influence over the Cavaliers' roster moves may not be as great as everyone believes

After James devastated the team by leaving as a free agent in 2010, the NBA world believed that the chance LeBron could leave again would give him leverage over the Cavs' front office.<p>There's some validity to it. James reportedly had a hand in approving the Kevin Love trade, and he said he signed …

NBA

Here's why Netflix stock is down 13% this week

The broader U.S. stock market may be rebounding, but shares of Netflix remained in the red Wednesday, adding to an overall stock drop of more than …

Televisions

Venice Film Festival Opens: Pictures

Venice