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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Still Can't Keep Up With iPhone's Massive Profit Margins

One of the nice selling points of Samsung’s Galaxy phones used to be the option of expanding memory manually. But with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung sealed all that off. Jumping from a 32 to a 64 to a 128GB version of the new phones will cost an additional $100 at each increment. But it only …

Android Circuit: Samsung's Painful Choice, HTC's Galaxy S6 Killer, Android's 64-bit Vulnerability

Taking a look back at the week’s news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including Samsung’s dramatic switch to Exynos from Qualcomm in the Galaxy S6, more SnapDragon 810 issues with Xiaomi and OnePlus, why the 64-bit issue is Apple’s fault, the …

Virtual debates about homelessness in Sim City hold up a mirror to real life

An Italian artist has written a 600-page, US$220, two-volume book on homelessness in the video game Sim City.<p>Matteo Bittani’s “How to get rid of homeless” collects dozens of forum threads debating and discussing the homelessness that occurs in the game, highlighting the uneasy similarities between …

SimCity

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

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15 best designed Android apps of 2014

Every year, developers and designers take bold moves to see what they can do and the winners are us, the users. It was a wild year in terms of Android apps design as we saw a number of great apps that challenged the best of the best when it comes to design. Let’s take a look at the 15 best designed …

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The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

National Parks

A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

A century ago, young men in Europe were killing each other by the tens of thousands. World War I, which had erupted just a few months earlier, was raging. Yet on a frozen Christmas Eve, the guns briefly fell silent.<p>The Christmas Truce of 1914 has become the stuff of legend, portrayed in films, …

60 of the Best Android Apps Launched in 2014

Android really came into its own in 2014, with the Material Design language, several great devices, and most importantly, scores of brilliant apps for the platform.<p>Here are our favorites that launched this year. You can view all 60 on one (very long) page here.<p>Photos and Video<p>Dropbox’s clever …

Seven Tips To Get The Most From Your New iPad

Another Christmas day is here, and many people unwrapping a present are hoping to find Apple’s tablet under the paper. Tablets have a much longer life cycle than smartphones, so although there will be some upgrades, the majority of iPad owners on the 25th are going to be new iPad owners.<p>In this …

Phase One Alpa A-Series Camera

Author:<p>Freshness<p>Publish date:<p>Based in Copenhagen, Phase One develops new digital cameras and workflow software, equipping photographers and advanced …

The DJI Inspire 1: finally, a drone that flies well indoors

A drone carrying mistletoe at a TGI Friday’s clipped a photographer on the nose earlier this month, drawing quite a few rounds of “well, duh!”<p>It …

The Wakie App: Wake Up To A Call From A Stranger

PROTIP: Don't expect too many Jennifer O'Donnells to be waking you up.<p>The Wakie app is a free app for all major mobile platforms that allows you to …

Burner phone? There's an app for that, and it's earning millions of dollars

It turns out there is a big market for a smarter, more adaptable approach to identity on your phone<p>Back in the spring of 2012, Greg Cohn and his co-founder Will Carter were working on a product that would let others know when they were available for a phone call. One of the features generated a …