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Samsung Galaxy S6 review: The first great smartphone of 2015 - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The upscale Samsung Galaxy S6's smooth glass-and-matte-metal body, improved fingerprint reader, and convenient new camera shortcut key make the phone a stunner. Samsung's decluttered take on Android 5.0 brings the beauty inside, too.<p><b>The Bad</b> Longtime fans will bristle at the Galaxy S6's …

Google Under Fire For Quietly Killing Critical Android Security Updates For Nearly One Billion

Android smartphone owners who aren’t running the latest version of their operating system might get some nasty surprises from malicious hackers in 2015. That’s because one of the core components of their phones won’t be getting any security updates from Google, the owner of the Android operating …

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20 fascinating facts for PlayStation's 20th anniversary

It revolutionalised the games industry and brought us classic titles such as Gran Turismo, Tekken and Resident Evil – and this week the original Sony PlayStation turns 20.<p>The machine hit Japanese shelves on 3 December 1994, barely a week after Sega’s rival Saturn console. But with its powerful …

How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends?

Sailors across cultures thought the aquatic mammals were young women of the sea.<p>It's that time of year when manatees, the slow-moving aquatic mammals of the southeast coast of North America, start to migrate south into warmer waters—and often run into trouble.<p>In Florida, many of the languid …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

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This Inspiring Story of a One-eyed Cat Finding a Forever Home Will Make You Happy All Day

Why phablets will eventually replace tablets and regular smartphones (in 3 charts)

Drop yourself in any world capital and it’s likely the majority of people there are glued to their smartphone. Smartphone penetration, powered by our insatiable appetite for apps — 48,000 apps are downloaded every minute — is predicted to hit 70% worldwide by 2017.<p>Tablets, on the other hand, have a …

The Tiny Baby Sea Otter Who Was Rescued Off the California Coast Finds New Home at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago

A tiny orphaned southern sea otter pup, currently known as Pup 681, has found a new home at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois after she was …

OK, Time To Break The Interwebs

Spread the Cute:<p><b>THIS JUST IN</b> from Dual Cuteporters Tracey M. and Erin D. This female pup (#681) was found September 30th, on Coastways Beach in …

U.S. court rules that phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, but fingerprints aren’t

While Touch ID makes sense for most of us as a secure and convenient way to protect our phones, there is one group of people who may want to stick to good old-fashioned passcodes: criminals.<p>A Virginia District Court has ruled that while phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, which says …

Suspect must use finger to unlock phone, as debate shifts over device privacy

Not long ago, police could search a cell phone whenever they liked. The Supreme Court, however, put a stop to that this summer with a 9-0 ruling that …

Here’s The Chilling Greenpeace Video That Ended Lego’s $116 Million Deal With Shell

Greenpeace is claiming victory today after its high profile campaigning efforts led to Lego pulling out of a $110 million marketing contract with oil giant Shell.<p>The environmental campaigners created the stark but very slick "LEGO: Everything is NOT awesome" film in July in protest of the …

Man Slips A Disc In His Back, Now Has 100 Orgasms/Day

This is a video documenting the sad story of Dale Decker, a man who slipped a disc in his back in 2012 and now has 100 involuntary, and often …

One of music's greatest bands is rising from the dead — again

Pink Floyd, simultaneously one of the most influential and popular bands ever and one of my favorite musical acts of all time, died three times by my count. First, principal songwriter Roger Waters left the group in the ‘80s under a cloud of (now-dissolved) acrimony. Everyone assumed that was the …

A Mermaid’s World: The Beauty of Snuba

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I have no desire to scuba dive or snorkel. That’s always been my policy and preference as a traveler–and one I’ve managed to stick to—until a recent trip to Guánica, Puerto Rico. When the group I was with announced that we were going to <i>snuba</i> on a beautiful Caribbean coral …

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FAA tells two plane-ride sharing services to cool their jets

Update on Aug. 16 at 3:55 p.m. PT: <i>As a result of the FAA’s decision, Flytenow has decided to remove the expense-sharing feature of its site, yet still allowing pilots to post trips they plan to take and make them available to other people who’d like to join, although they can no longer pay for a</i> …

Xbox One will stream TV to your phone or tablet with upcoming update

A big dashboard update is on the way<p>Microsoft is kicking off its press event at Gamescom today by announcing some significant improvements to the TV experience for Xbox One owners. Preview users will soon get access to a streaming TV feature on the Xbox One, allowing you to watch TV on a Windows, …

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Crave’s Vesper Is A Vibrator That Hides In Plain Sight

In a market filled with many, many, many sex toys, Crave stands out by making vibrators that are not only elegant and discreet, but also multifunctional. For example, Duet, the first vibe it produced, charges through USB and can also be used as a thumb drive.<p>Now Crave, which raised a $2.4 million …

No Mars For Muslims? Mars One Asks Imams To Rescind Fatwa

Islamic leaders ruled that a Mars journey would be akin to suicide, but the private Mars colonization project disagrees, citing a 14th century Muslim explorer.<p>Martian colonization is a risky proposition. So risky, in fact, that a group of Islamic leaders in the United Arab Emirates issued a …

Netflix is testing a new feature to help you hide your softcore viewing habits

<b>(blackred via iStock/Pmj Studios via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The streaming service might offer a privacy mode that won’t make you rate “Bikini Spring Break” for all to see<p>Jenny Kutner<p>July 21, 2014 10:06pm (UTC)<p>Netflix might be making it a whole lot easier to watch softcore porn on the down-low, minus …

How to Text Your Friends When You Have No Service

We’ve all been there. You’re in a situation where you don’t have service and you really need to send a text: on a trip in the middle of nowhere, stuck in your apartment during a serious blackout or at a concert where the signal is spotty. GoTenna is a lifesaver/game changer of a new gadget that …

17 Ways You Can Make a Running Otter Seem Even More Epic!

We all love a good otter pic, but the internet has gotten ahold of this one and brought out its full potential of amazingness.

The case against Hernandez: Where's the weapon?

If prosecutors plan to argue former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was the one who fired seven rounds into Odin Lloyd, they won't be able to show the alleged murder weapon to make their case.<p>That's because the .45 caliber gun used to kill Lloyd has never been found.<p>"That's a hurdle," attorney …

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Leonardo DiCaprio Snubbed A Shirtless Justin Bieber At A Club, Proving Once Again That He’s The Greatest

Aside from the regular additions to his list of Victoria’s Secret conquests, we don’t get many glimpses into Leonardo DiCaprio’s adult personal life. And he’d like to stay on that end of the celebrity transparency spectrum, thank you very much.<p>Earlier this month, news leaked that Leo had valiantly …

A Real Life Teddy Bear?!

Actually no, but just as cute. This is baby olinguito is a newly discovered mammal that's part of the raccoon family and can be found in high …