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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chip shows speed isn't everything

If you're already bored by the annual speed upgrades we're seeing in mobile chips (can you really feel the difference between a Galaxy S4 and S5?), Qualcomm's giving you a few more reasons to consider upgrading. Its octa-core Snapdragon 810 chip, which will likely end up in many of next year's top …

This disturbing game pitch made gamers walk out

The United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) pitched a fake video game at a Washington, DC convention to draw attention to the plight of children in war-torn South Sudan. The stunt was recorded, and the release of that video timed to coincide with the anniversary of the beginning of the conflict in …

Project Goliath: Inside Hollywood's secret war against Google

What is "Goliath" and why are Hollywood’s most powerful lawyers working to kill it?<p>In dozens of recently leaked emails from the Sony hack, lawyers from the MPAA and six major studios talk about "Goliath" as their most powerful and politically relevant adversary in the fight against online piracy. …

Why the Apple Watch can afford to cost thousands of dollars

Would you pay thousands of extra dollars for an Apple gadget made of gold?<p>Perhaps not, but the company is betting that at least some people will. Its Apple Watch Edition is made from 18-karat gold and will likely be very expensive — think thousands of dollars expensive — despite offering little to …

Shopaholic scalper bots are on the rise, which means fewer bargains for you

If you’ve ever tried to buy something online only to have it sell out and then appear moments later available on eBay, chances are you’ve been the victim of a bot — a computer script that automates tasks.<p>For years, this sort of behavior has plagued the world of event tickets, both online and off; …

Uber: Technology's New Great Satan

Uber has been in the news quite a bit lately. And for all of the wrong reasons.<p>Company executives mused about launching opposition campaigns against reporters. It has an app that lets company insiders track your rides. San Francisco and Los Angeles have filed lawsuits that allege, among other …

Watch The Navy Destroy A Drone With Lasers

Zap!<p>With a flick of a videogame-like controller, the sailor locks the laser onto the drone in mid-air. Within seconds, there’s a flash of light and sparks, and the drone nosedives straight into the ocean, the latest victim of the U.S. Navy’s new Laser Weapon System (or LaWS). The laser, mounted on …

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These iPhone Apps on Sale This Weekend Are Crazy Good Deals

Looking to download a few great iPhone apps while saving some money this weekend? Check out these five, all on sale or free for the new few</b> …

If This Really Is Samsung's New Phone, Next Year Is Going To Be Rough

Its profits have been tanking throughout 2014, mostly because its high-end Galaxy smartphones aren't selling as well as they used to. Sales of its flagship Galaxy S5 phone did not meet company expectations.<p>A lot of Samsung's recent misfortunes can be tied to the rise of smaller Android phone …