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Samsung Gear S4 now testing LTE on US networks

Samsung’s Gear S line of smartwatches have always had cellular capabilities from its inception. And every year, as new Gear S smartwatches come down …

These are the best family-friendly hotels in the US

Between long, cramped flights and that judgmental look you often get from other airline passengers, traveling with kids can be tough. And while there are certainly a number of hotels geared toward adult-friendly vacations, it’s a bit harder to find ones that welcome children with open arms.<p>Luckily, …

Saudi Arabia and Iran going to war foretold 2,000 YEARS AGO as a precursor to the Jewish Messiah

A medieval Jewish prophecy regarding the coming of Israel’s Messiah appears to correspond to the current situation in the Middle East.<p>A piece of …

Pokemon Go VR with Google Cardboard confirmed

This morning we’ve received further confirmation that the AR game Pokemon GO will work with Google’s VR headsets. At first, this will mean that …

The scoop on Samsung’s Bluetooth C-Pen stylus

We heard whispers and rumors of Samsung’s new Bluetooth-enabled C-Pen stylus last year, but at the time there really just wasn’t anything to say about it except “Samsung is working on it.” Now, however, the retailer Cyberport has posted information about this fancy little device on their page, …

The 11 highest-paying tech jobs in America in 2016

Glassdoor sifted through the salaries reported by employees who have these jobs, limiting its search to salary reports from the past year, to come up with median salaries.<p>The website also looked at the demand for these jobs, based on the current number of job openings on its site.

Russia wants to use Cold War-style missiles to save Earth from rogue asteroids

The idea is to eventually build a network of missiles that could destroy — at a moment's notice — oncoming asteroids or comets between 65 to 165 feet wide, reported the Russian state-owned news agency TASS.<p>While a space rock 165 feet across wouldn't be enough to wipe out all life on Earth, it could …

From living in a van to commuting 700 miles: 12 people who go to extreme measures to save money on housing

Housing — whether it's renting an apartment in a major city, living in student dorms, or financing a home — tends to be a big money suck.<p>But it doesn't have to be.<p>From living in company parking lots to making 713-mile commutes overseas, people all over the world have found creative ways to live on …

Startup bets on device success by sneaking under Apple and Google radar

Acadine Technologies thinks there's room alongside Silicon Valley's biggest powers for software to power drones, action cams, smartwatches, and the feature phones plenty of people still buy.<p>Chances are that if you bought a phone today, it would run on Apple's iOS or Google's Android software. …

What it's like to attend the most elite boarding school in America

We recently named Phillips Exeter Academy the most elite boarding school in America for the second year in a row.<p>Phillips Exeter is highly selective and has educated some of the most powerful people in history. Its alumni include 19 state governors, five US senators, five Olympic athletes, two …

Manny Pacquiao posts Bible verse that states gay people should be killed

Manny Pacquiaois not backing down from his stance against homosexuality.<p>Less than a day after the Filipino boxer and politician lost his sponsorship deal with Nike because he compared gay people to animals, Pacquiao took to Instagram early Thursday morning and posted some Bible verses that support …

2016 European Car Of The Year Finalists Might Surprise You

The jurors for Europe’s prestigious car of the year award have spoken and these are the seven finalists that will battle it out for the crown. <br>The …

CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …

I Paid Off $8,400 in 90 Days. Here's How I Did It.

After getting myself into close to $10,000 of credit card debt in 2013/2014 when I renovated my first home, I at first stuck my head in the sand and vowed to the readers of my blog I was going to pay it off in 2015. I had put off repayment for a while (almost a year) and wanted to be targeted and …

New 40-Player Star Wars Battlefront Mode Announced

DICE announced today that Star Wars Battlefront's upcoming <i>Force Awakens</i>-inspired DLC, The Battle of Jakku, will introduce not only a new map, but also a 40-player mode called Turning Point.<p>In Turning Point, Rebels must locate Empire bases to attack and ultimately gain control of them. There are …

Here's the secret way to hide the iPhone apps that Apple won't let you delete

Apple includes 30 applications with the iPhone and none of them can be deleted. Many iPhone owners have resorted to creating an "Apple" folder that contains un-used and un-removeable apps.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook, has vaguely hinted that the company may be working on a way to remove the default apps that …

BMW's front-wheel drive sedan concept redefines 'ultimate driving machine'

Run for the hills, driving enthusiasts: BMW unveiled just a front-wheel drive sedan.<p>For the majority of the 40 years that BMW has been in America, it …

Automotive Industry

Microsoft's sleek new Surface Pro 4 is 50% lighter than the last one

Microsoft unveiled the follow-up to its hybrid tablet/ultrabook on Tuesday: the Surface Pro 4, a lightweight alternative to a traditional laptop.<p>The …

Gear & Gadgets

Uncovering Long-Forgotten Treasures in an 18th-Century French Château

France

Daniel Craig: I will keep playing Bond as long as I can

In all the debate over who will be the next actor to play James Bond, one factor has so far been overlooked: the plans of the role’s present incumbent, Daniel Craig.<p>In an interview with the Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine, Craig suggested he had no intention of hanging up his shoulder-holster and …

James Bond

B1G Q&A: Minnesota DB Eric Murray on his love of Pokemon, anime

Eric Murray is a three-year starter for the Minnesota Golden Gophers and an All-Big Ten cornerback who’s arguably the top defensive back in the …

Supermoon plus eclipse equals rare sky show Sunday night

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Get ready for a rare double feature, starring our very own moon.<p>A total lunar eclipse will share the stage with a …

The new iPhone is as fast as a MacBook

Reviews are emerging for Apple’s new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, which go on sale Sept. 25 in 11 countries. One common thread: The new phones are <i>fast</i>. In fact, they’re apparently as fast—or faster—than Apple’s newly designed MacBook laptop, which launched earlier this year.<p>Several testers have been …

iPhone 6s Plus Touch ID Much Quicker Than iPhone 6 Plus in New Hands-On Video

With the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, one well-known hardware feature got a substantial upgrade: Touch ID. Apple improved the Touch ID sensor, allowing it to recognize fingerprints faster than it could previously. We went hands-on with the brand new iPhone 6s Plus and compared its improved Touch ID …

'It's classic Putin': Russia's big move in the Middle East goes beyond Syria

The announcement came amid reports that Russian, Syrian, and Iranian military advisers had begun building a coordination cell in Baghdad in an effort to bolster the Iranian-backed Shia militias fighting the Islamic State in northern Iraq.<p>As Russia builds up its military presence in Syria, its …

Nintendo's New 'Pokémon Go' Could Bring Augmented Reality To The Masses

Teaming up Google spin-off Niantic labs to let you catch 'em all IRL<p>Time to put the cards and handheld games away and go outside. But not because you’ve been cooped up too long: because next year outside is where you’ll find Pokémon.<p>The Pokémon Company, in conjunction with Nintendo and Google …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

This Smart Bike Navigation Gadget Relies On A Slick Ambient UI

The SmartHalo looks dead simple on its surface, which is precisely how a navigation tool should be.<p>In the realm of interfaces, a screen isn’t always the answer. Increasingly, designers are experimenting with ambient UIs as way for devices to communicate with people in an unobtrusive, yet effective, …

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Olympus' latest mirrorless camera is all digital, but looks like a film camera

The retro look is so in, it may never be out for Olympus.<p>The OM-D E-M10 Mark II is Olympus doing what it does best: Keep pushing the mirrorless …

Cameras