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Samsung might have fixed the Gear Fit's biggest problem

Enabling vertical orientation addresses the fitness band's most glaring flaw<p>The Gear Fit is the first wearable device from a major manufacturer to truly look like it's come from the future, though its warm reception was colored by one universal complaint: the orientation of the screen. Displaying …

Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here - CNN.com

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OnePlus One to use 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 with 3GB of RAM

The launch of the OnePlus One is only two weeks away and even at this late stage the company is still fine tuning the device so that it will offer some of the best performance on the market. With its mantra of “Never Settle” the CEO of OnePlus Pete Lau has made a shock announcement. The OnePlus One …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Galaxy S5 reviews suggest a mostly positive evolution, not revolution

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The Samsung Galaxy S5 is due to hit stores in the U.S. later this week, and the early reviews are in. As the fifth iteration of …

Microsoft is finally catching up to the future

Satya Nadella sets the stage by backtracking on Windows 8's design and rolling out a free operating system<p>"We started out as a company that was focused on developers…we’re again in that era now," proclaimed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on stage at the company’s Build conference last week. The stakes …

When all-electric Formula E kicks off this year, it’s not just about entertainment

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>The Formula E electric racing car — the Spark-Renault SRT_01E — was on display at the Bloomberg Energy conference in New York …

Samsung announces new entry-level Galaxy Ace Style

Samsung has now officially taken the wraps off the latest member of its Galaxy Ace family, dubbed the Galaxy Ace Style. As you’d expect from Samsung’s budget line, the handset features relatively modest specs combined with a fairly affordable price tag.<p>The Ace Style is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core …

Mobile Technology

Side Drawer Navigation Could Cost Half Your User Engagement

<i>Anthony Rose is co-founder and CTO of</i> <i>zeebox</i><i>, the social network for TV.</i><p>So, you have a mobile app where there are more pages or sections than can fit on a mobile screen at once. Your first thought might be to create a tabbed design, with a row of tabs along the top or buttons along the bottom.<p>But …

Sony Xperia Z2 crowned new king of mobile photography

The smartphone has beaten out the Nokia 808 Pureview to take the lead in overall picture quality.<p>The Sony Xperia Z2 has supplanted Nokia's 808 Pureview as the best smartphone for mobile photographers, according to an organization that analyzes camera quality.<p>Sony's latest flagship handset scored a …

Mobile

'Gear Solo' is Samsung's standalone smartwatch, report says

Samsung is tipped to be making a new smartwatch that doesn't need to be synced with a smartphone to make calls.<p>Samsung's rumoured standalone smartwatch -- that would make calls without needing to be synced to a smartphone -- could be called the 'Gear Solo', according to a fresh report concerning …

Wearable Tech

What Can We Do About Junk Science?

As skewed or phony studies about vaccines, GMOs, radiation, and other hot-button topics show up in journals that masquerade as legitimate science publications, junk science becomes harder to distinguish from real research.<p><b>In 2013 radiation expert Robert Emery</b> examined a research paper in his office …

How Mouse Studies Lead Medical Research Down Dead Ends

Most experimental drugs fail before they make it through all the tests required to figure out if they actually work and if they're safe. But some drugs get fairly far down that road, at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars, based on poorly conducted studies at the outset.<p>Medical researchers …