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Samsung dual edge display design patent surfaces, along with a mysterious pop-up panel

It’s becoming less of a possibility and more of a reality that Samsung has plans to bring the world a dual-edge offering.<p>For the past few weeks, everyone has been fixated on Samsung’s new noteworthy nuance: the Edge Display. More specifically, the tech community has been hyped up about the rumors …

#Tay4Hottest100: Social media campaign to get Taylor Swift song Shake It Off on triple j's countdown gains momentum

A social media campaign is underway to get Taylor Swift's song Shake it Off to the top of triple j's annual Australia Day countdown.<p>Voters have been …

New Patent Gives Us A Better Idea Of What's Behind Google's Mysterious 'Cinematic Reality' Investment

Magic Leap, the mysterious startup that raised $542 million in October 2014 in a massive funding round led by Google, just filed a new patent that hints at what the company's stealth technology could be used for.<p>All we really know for sure so far is that Magic Leap is creating some sort of …

Apple’s R&D Department Conjures A Pop-Up iPhone Home Button Joystick

Apple has a new patent application that describes a pop-up home button which can work as an analog joystick. The patent, uncovered by Patently Apple, describes how the button goes from recessed standard mode to extended gameplay-readiness based on specific types of pressure input. The patent …

The Surprising New Challenger to Apple's iPhone

An international manufacturer is taking aim at America's best-selling phone.<p>Rising smartphone star Xiaomi is moving upmarket and taking aim at Apple's iPhone.<p>The Chinese manufacturer known for ultra-low-priced handsets on Thursday unveiled a new model that chairman Jun Lei said is comparable to …

Why hasn't Samsung's Tizen operating system taken off?

Samsung has made a lot of money selling smartphones based on Google’s Android operating system. So why is Samsung trying again (and again, and again) …

Watch Chris Pratt, Adam Sandler, And Other Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves On ‘Kimmel’

Watch out, here comes Jimmy Kimmel with the 8th edition of Celebrities Read Mean Tweets. This time with more Lena Dunham and Chris Pratt. It, of course, is the popular segment where famous people step down from their golden thrones in the clouds and read the mean, nasty venom that people spew about …

The home security device that's always listening

For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smoking inside and don't ransack their home?<p>A new …

Five-year-old British boy becomes youngest ever qualified computer specialist

Ayan Qureshi from Birmingham is Microsoft’s youngest-ever certified computer specialist<p>A schoolboy has become the world's youngest qualified computer specialist after passing a Microsoft Windows exam at the age of just five.<p>Ayan Qureshi has only just started primary school, but passed the test at …

The 9 Best Money-Saving Travel Tips

1-<b>Pick Destinations Based On Currency Exchange Rates</b><p>My destinations are selected based on where the dollar is strongest. Flexibility in choosing my vacation allows me to be opportunistic.<p>Reviewing online currency valuation articles helps determine where the exchange rates are best. A strong dollar …

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Taylor Swift's Spotify Paycheck Mystery

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Global box office: has the Christopher Nolan backlash hurt Interstellar?

The winner<p>Hype and hubris have damaged Interstellar. If it had been the true event movie its press and marketing set it up as, it would have beaten animation Big Hero 6 to the US top spot. Instead, $46.7m makes it director Christopher Nolan’s weakest opening since 2006’s The Prestige. The reasons: …

Apple faces US lawsuit for iMessage's role in text message disruption

Apple must face a class-action lawsuit alleging that the company failed to disclose that the use of iMessage and Messages would result in undelivered messages if an iPhone user switched to a non-Apple device.US District Judge Lucy Koh gave the go-ahead for plaintiff Adrienne Moore to "allege that …

Samsung wants to make its wearables more ‘glanceable’ to save you time

SAN FRANCISCO — For Samsung, wearable devices are all about “glanceability.”<p>Speaking onstage at Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored event, Samsung VP and head of design Dennis Miloseski explained that the company’s approach to wearable devices comes from the idea that we should be able to glance …

Russia statue dismantled after Apple CEO comes out

MOSCOW (AP) — A two-meter (six-foot) statue of an iPhone on a university campus in St. Petersburg has been taken down in response to last week's …