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Samsung Galaxy S5 teardown reveals a bill of materials worth $256

We’ve already had a look at what goes into the new Galaxy S5, thanks to this teardown, and according to an analysis conducted by market research firm IHS, all of the components in the Samsung Galaxy S5 costs around $256 to purchase and put together.<p>Samsung latest flagship handset is currently being …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Mazda is updating car software to fix problems with real, living bugs

Just like Toyota, Mazda's also recalling cars due to a nasty bug -- the difference is, Mazda's problem involves real, live multi-legged creatures. Apparently, the company's recalling roughly 42,000 Mazda 6 sedans in the US, because of a certain yellow sac spider with a penchant for the smell of …

Samsung unveils a new foundation for the smart home

The "Samsung Smart Home" platform will enable users to manage all of their connected appliances and devices through a single application.<p>The Samsung family of smart appliances and devices is about to get a lot more tight-knit.<p>Today, Samsung announced a new platform that will enable users to manage …

Smart Homes

Try this, Apple: Xbox greets PlayStation 4 with a nice tweet

Can you imagine Cupertino greeting a new Samsung Galaxy with a congratulatory tweet? Well, it seems things are different in the gaming world.<p>There's too much fighting in the world.<p>Wars are everywhere. And then sporting and business entities co-opt the postures and the language, making themselves …

Xbox

Sony PlayStation 4 review

Seven years is a technological eternity. Yet the PlayStation 3 has sold well for that long, ever since DJ Fatman Scoop and Ludacris hosted its blowout launch event in New York City in 2006. At launch, the PlayStation 3 was big, heavy, and expensive — it took nearly two revisions and almost a dozen …

Come On, Apple Fans, It's Time To Admit That The Company Is Blowing It

The message was clear:<p>Apple is getting its clock cleaned by Samsung, which is now by far the dominant smartphone maker in the world. (Samsung had 32% of the global market in Q3, the same share as a year ago. Apple, meanwhile, had only 12% of the market, down from 14% a year ago.)<p>Yes, both companies …

Ion Glasses offer a discrete first step into wearables

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Ion<p>In a world where wearable devices are just emerging, albeit rapidly, is it too soon to start thinking about …

Apple's October 22 event confirmed

Apple today sent out invitations for a news event to take place on October 22, confirming a previous report from AllThingsD that the presentation would take place on this date.<p>GameSpot sister site CNET notes that the event is expected to bring news of new iPads and Macs.<p>The invitation says, "We …

iPhone

Assassin's Creed: A Pirate's Life

Ubisoft's Watch Dogs delayed until 2014

Ubisoft Montreal has announced the delay of Watch Dogs, its open-world stealth game based on hacking portable electronics. Originally slated for …

Ubisoft

German researchers smash wireless speed record

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit:<p>Anyone will tell you that if you really want great internet speeds, you have to hardwire in. But German researchers have …

A brief, complete history of the gummi bear

Hans Riegel, chief executive of the German confectionary company Haribo, died of heart failure today at the age of 90 in Bonn, according to a statement from the company. Riegel, along with his brother Paul, built the small candy company founded by their father—also named Hans—in 1920 into a global …

Made in America

Killer Hornets Leave 41 Dead In Central China

The Shaanxi provincial government said in a statement that the attacks had plagued not only the city of Ankang, where 19 died as reported by the official Xinhua News Agency, but had killed 22 others in two adjacent cities in the province's south.<p>All told, more than 1,600 people have been injured, …

Hornets

Deadly earthquake in Pakistan causes new island to emerge

A massive earthquake struck near the southern coast of Pakistan today, killing upwards of 100 people, injuring dozens more, and leading to the formation of a small rocky island, according to multiple reports. The epicenter of the 7.7-magnitude quake was in the district of Awaran, a remote and …

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX tablets pose real threat to iPad dominance

Amazon's new HDX tablets are a huge technological leap beyond last year's models, but are still priced aggressively.<p>Amazon's first trick was selling a tablet so cheap, it was hard not to buy it, despite the shortcomings. Amazon's next trick was to build a second, larger tablet, to show it could …

Gear & Gadgets

Atheism starts its megachurch: Is it a religion now?

The non-religious Assembly is perhaps the fastest growing church in the world — and it’s coming to a mall near you<p>Organized Atheism is now a franchise.<p>Yesterday, The Sunday Assembly—the London-based “Atheist Church” that has, since its January launch, been stealing headlines the world …

The future arrives: Pioneer launches sat-nav with augmented reality

We're sufficiently old that we remember when the windscreen augmented-reality display from <i>Knight Rider 2000</i> seemed fanciful. Still, 200 years later, and finally, such things are a reality. Pioneer is launching NavGate, a sat-nav with a built-in projector and glass screen that'll provide the …

Tardis street view: Google Maps goes inside Doctor's blue box

Google Street View ventures all the way inside Doctor Who's Tardis, but the Doctor himself is out.<p>Doctor Who's Tardis has been making cameo appearances on Google Street View for quite some time. Not content to just sit there and gaze at the exterior, Google Street View now goes inside the time and …

Google Street View

Microsoft Apologizes for Three-Day Outlook.com Outage

Microsoft today confirmed it has finally resolved an issue with Outlook.com that has been affecting some users for up to three days. The company apologized multiple times to those affected, explained what happened and the steps it has taken to prevent future issues.<p>The issue first began on the …

New Galaxy S4 ads: Harry Potter and Life of Pi spoofs; more iPhone-free airplane action

Samsung has released a variety of new Galaxy S4 ads, from two weird <i>Harry Potter</i> and <i>Life of Pi</i> spoofs in Taiwan, to more airplane action, this time around without any iPhone innuendo in the U.S.<p>A few days ago, we showed you the “<i>Flight Chat</i>” TV ad for the Galaxy S4 in which Samsung took hits at the …

Harry Potter

Samsung prepares to take on Apple and Google again as smartwatch patent revealed

Samsung’s designs for a smartwatch have been revealed in a series of patent filings, confirming the company is preparing to take on Apple and Google in the new market.<p>The <b>Samsung</b> device will have a bendable screen that wraps round the wrist, controlled by a small panel with keys like those featured …

Tentative Samsung smartwatch design unearthed in Korean patents

While Samsung hasn't been shy about its desire to build a new smartwatch, we've had few clues as to what that wristwear could look like. However, <i>Moveplayer</i> has uncovered a trio of Korean design patents that, combined, could represent a design template. Registered between March and May, the patents …

King David's Palace Found Near Jerusalem, Archaeologists Say

King David’s palace was discovered by a team of archaeologists, who said the ruins near Jerusalem are “indisputable proof” there was authority in …

Archaeology

4K for £4k: Samsung's latest Ultra HDTVs arriving in the UK

If you're in the mood for more pixels and have the pounds sterling to back it up, there's good news: you'll be able to grab Samsung's 55- and 65-inch 4K TVs later this month in the UK. The smaller UE55F9000 model is going for £4,000 and the UE65F9000 will set you back a cool £6,000. While that's a …

Nexus 7 refresh imminent according to leaked photos, retail documents (update)

Is a proper successor to the Nexus 7 coming at next week's Google event? Internal OfficeMax documents obtained by <i>Engadget</i> suggest it's a very real possibility. The leaked visual planning instructions make specific mention of a new 32GB version of Google's 7-inch tablet, complete with a unique UPC …

Nokia went with Windows Phone because it feared Samsung's domination

Stephen Elop, CEO, Nokia<p>When it comes to hardware most people agree that Nokia makes good handsets, just look at the new Nokia Lumia 1020. But the problem is Nokia’s smartphones run Windows Phone which is still playing catch-up in terms of consumer acceptance. The question that is often asked is …

Mobile

SolePower charges smartphones by harnessing walking power

Looking to solve the issue of a dead phone battery and no power outlet in sight, a new invention on Kickstarter says it can capture, generate, and store power within a shoe insole.<p>What if people could charge their phones by going for a walk? No electricity, no power outlets, no more dealing with …

Clean Energy

How to learn the periodic table in 3 minutes

YouTube channel AsapScience has recorded what is possibly the most fun rendition of the periodic table set to music that anyone's ever heard.<p>In high …

Microsoft launches website directly contrasting Windows 8 tablets and the iPad

Recently Microsoft launched a website that directly compares and contrasts Windows 8-based tablets and Apple’s iPad. As Tom Warren of The Verge notes, the method is similar to prior and past ‘laptop hunter’ commercials.<p>The comparisons are mostly fair; Microsoft admits that its Surface RT tablet …

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …