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Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Note 5 camera shootout: More Pixels or Bigger Pixels?

With their latest Galaxy S flagships, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung made quite an interesting move on the camera front, with both these devices featuring 12 MP primary shooters, compared to the 16 MP units of their high-end offerings from 2015. While it may seem like a downgrade at …

Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has the third best smartphone camera according to DxOMark

While it’s no secret that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a pretty stellar camera, its quality has now been made official. DxOMark has declared that everyone’s ‘phavorite phablet’ has the third best smartphone camera currently on the market.<p>DxOMark is something of a touchstone resource for image …

Phones

Is Variable Twin Scroll Turbocharging the Answer to Future Turbos?

Here's how it works.<p>Turbocharging technology has come a long way, becoming more and more efficient with time. <i>Engineering Explained</i> goes in depth to explore a new type of turbo that BorgWarner showcased at SEMA.<p>While the tech for a variable twin scroll turbo has been in existence for ages, it's now …

13 tips for taking better low light pictures with your smartphone

With July 4th coming up, you’ll want to make sure you can eke the best out of your phone’s camera for those nighttime fireworks.<p>Though phones vary in quality and features significantly, there are still some general tricks – both technical and common sense – you can pick up on to maximize image …

Living on the Edge: my week with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Aerosmith references aside, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a rockstar. I haven’t gotten this much attention sporting a phone since I bought the …

Galaxy S6 outshines iPhone 6 on DXO's camera benchmarks

Camera testing specialist DXO ran the new Samsung Galaxy S6's camera through its battery of tests and its results are in: the S6 has a better ability to resolve detail than the iPhone 6's camera, and its video is as good or better in almost every way. Except image stabilization, that is, where …

Send Maps directions in Chrome to your Android phone

It's dangerous to look up directions while you're driving or biking. Voice input can help ease the burden of typing in an address to Google Maps, but it's not perfect and you may end up needing to type the address or business name anyway.<p>To help keep your eyes on the road, Google has added a …

Audi Produces e-Diesel Fuel From Water, CO2, Renewable Energy

Cars are getting more efficient, but the fuels that power them may soon change too.<p>That's especially true when it comes to diesel, where the loose …

Lost your Android device? Google 'Find my phone'

Finding your lost phone just got easier — as long as it's an Android device.<p>Searching Google for the words "Find my phone" will call up the Android …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Review: The Best Android Phone Of All Time

There has been something very surprising about the levels of interest I’ve seen with the S6 and S6 Edge, namely that the interest seems to be focused now, as the phone goes on sale, on the S6 instead of the Edge.<p>This is the reverse of what I noticed when I published my initial hands-on reviews of …

Massive camera shootout pits the Galaxy S6 against the iPhone 6, Note 4, Galaxy S5

Early reports we’ve read about the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge’s camera are quite good. Now <i>GSMArena</i> has come through with one of its patented …

Samsung takes the wraps off the new Galaxy S6 and curved-screen S6 Edge phones

BARCELONA, Spain — Samsung unveiled two of its most talked-about smartphones in history today at Mobile World Congress — the Galaxy S6 and curved screen Galaxy S6 Edge.<p>The two phones are in some ways a design departure from previous Samsung flagships, and Samsung is hoping the phones will bring …

Phones

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

Dell aims upgraded laptop at Mac-using creative pros

Dell, trying to curry favor with video editors who are more likely to use a MacBook, updated its M3800 workstation on Tuesday with a super-high-resolution 4K display, a faster Thunderbolt 2 connection and more capacious storage options.<p>In a quest to return to the glory days it once enjoyed in the …

The best laptops you can buy

Picking out a laptop isn’t easy. It’s hard to really understand whether or not a computer is right for your needs until you’ve actually used it for a while.<p>Maybe it’s a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your …

Consumer Tech

iOS 8 Adoption Stagnates Just Two and a Half Weeks After Launch

After almost three weeks of availability, Apple's iOS 8 operating system is now installed on 47 percent of devices, according to new numbers posted on Apple's App Store support page for developers.<p>That marks a very slight increase in adoption over the past two weeks, as back on September 21, iOS 8 …

The Skully Smart Helmet Is The Fastest Funded Indiegogo Campaign To Hit $1M

It seems that a lot of people will shell out to use heads-up displays in their vehicles, whether it’s a attached to a car’s 16-pin data port or is integrated into a helmet for motorcycles.<p>The Skully AR-1 motorcycle helmet is the fastest fully-funded campaign on Indiegogo, raising $1 million in …

Here's What 2x2 MIMO And Download Booster Can Do For Your Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a lot going on underneath the hood. Turn it on, and immediately you'll notice its Super AMOLED screen— but once you start using the device, you'll see just how smart, powerful, and innovative it really is.<p>Streaming a movie or downloading a huge file is easy thanks to two …

Hidden Code In iOS 8 Hints That Split-Screen Multitasking Is Coming To Your iPad

The feature was rumored to be announced at Apple's WWDC presentation last week, but it looks like it was one of the features that weren't quite ready yet.<p>BGR reveals, however, that a hidden bit of code in the iOS 8 beta hints that split-screen multitasking is on its way to iPads. The code mentions …

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The Comprehensive Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings

The first thing you have to realize about Facebook: Nothing you put there is truly private. Yes, you can control how users see or don’t see your …

Christmas Light Photography Tips

At this time of year, many of the world’s cultures and religions celebrate holidays that involve lights. While the use of lights and candles is often …

Photography Tips

How Google's Products Evolved in 2013

Google’s reputation and influence within the technology industry can’t be understated. The company is unflinching in its desire to improve people’s lives by offering accessible, empowering products and services.<p>Make no mistake, Google is still focused on generating revenue and advertising remains …

Why Samsung just launched the world’s largest floating vessel

The <i>Prelude</i> is longer than the Empire State building or Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers are tall and displaces six times as much water as the world’s largest aircraft carrier. It won’t be completed until 2017, but its enormous hull was just launched from drydock in a South Korean shipyard. It was …

Natural Gas

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Samsung Galaxy S3 outpaces iPhone 5S, 5C in touch accuracy

Apple's<p>iPhone 5SandiPhone 5Chave a bit of improving to do on the touch-accuracy front, according to new data from OptoFidelity, a Finland-based tech test and measurement company.<p>OptoFidelity said that it used its own Touch Panel Performance Tester to measure the iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, and Samsung …

20 of the Best Apps Released in August 2013

As August draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>From Android through iOS and onto the Web, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>New on Android<p><b>Tunester</b><p>Tunester is a minimalist, gesture-based …

This stylish, Icelandic adaptor turns your SLR into a 3D camera

This nifty little Icelandic gadget turns your SLR into a 3D camera.<p>Designed by Kúla, an Icelandic startup founded in March 2011, the "Deeper" uses …

Hyperloop revealed: Elon Musk foresees rapid transit in a tube

Electromagnetic acceleration: That's the high technology behind the high-speed transit concept that billionaire Elon Musk calls the Hyperloop.<p>Musk — who already plays leading roles in the SpaceX rocket venture, the Tesla electric car company and the SolarCity solar-energy company — unveiled his …