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Photos: Inside China’s unknown mega-city

Tim Franco, a Paris-born photographer now based in Shanghai, has spent the past five-plus years documenting the intense change that urbanization has brought to the Chinese mega-city of Chongqing.<p>Until 1997, Chongqing was a neglected city in the poor Sichuan province. It is two hours by plane to any …

China

Apple Watch Reviews, Tim Cook's Smartwatch Struggles To Tell The Time

Ahead of the retail debut of the Apple Watch, the first reviews of Tim Cook’s timepiece are appearing online. Apple has seeded a number of units around the geekerati of the tech press and blogs, and their views on the smartwatch are another step in setting consumer expectations. As with the other …

Smartwatches

Samsung passed Qualcomm for the Galaxy S6 LTE modem too - report

<b>Update, April 4:</b> The <i>WSJ</i> cites a person familiar with the matter claiming that the model that Chipworks analyzed was designed for a specific carrier and that other versions of the Galaxy S6 feature Qualcomm modems. Qualcomm supposedly retains a “meaningful share” of the order.<p><b>Original post, April …

Gear & Gadgets

NASA’s new Mars mission technology looks like a flying saucer

Flying saucers from Mars is the stuff of science fiction. But a flying saucer from Earth is part of the mission to get astronauts to the Martian surface.<p>NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory completed a successful spin test of a saucer-shaped experimental craft in front of a live web audience …

Space Station

Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics call off washer spat | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc said on Tuesday they have agreed to call off all their legal disputes including a bitter months-long conflict over a set of damaged washing machines.<p>A man walks at the Samsung Electronics' headquarters in Seoul …

LG Electronics

Dow gains 260 points as stock market jumps on news out of China

Stocks rebounded sharply Monday as the global market welcomed recent statements by Chinese leaders, who are looking to boost that country’s economy …