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Samsung's profits are down, but it believes the S6 will change that

Samsung's latest earnings numbers reveal that the company did better in the first quarter of 2015 than at the end of 2014, but its overall profits are still down while the competition's are rising. The company earned an operating profit* of 6 trillion won ($5.6 billion) for January to March 2015, …

Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality

A research team from Australia has pushed quantum computers closer to fruition, but a former NSA director warns that the technology could break encryption<p>Researchers at the University of New South Wales have pushed quantum computers a step closer to reality, which one former NSA technical director …

Make Your Own E-Textile Arduino Board

The ATtiny85 chip is a simple $2 way to get into Arduino. It's the basis of low-cost microcontrollers like the Digispark, the Picoduino, the Trinket, …

Arduino

China's Baidu Is Working On A Self-Driving Car Concept That Sounds Less Terrifying Than Google's

Baidu, a Chinese search giant, revealed to The Next Web that it's working on its own concept that sounds like it will make a lot more sense than Google's version.<p>Baidu's car would be highly autonomous, instead of fully driverless. The idea is that it could operate by itself, but that the driver …

Autonomous Cars

New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold

The problem with TCP/IP<p>Data is sent over the internet in "packets," or small chunks of digital information. The exact format of the packets and the …

Swoon Editions raises $6.8M to bring you beautiful furniture

Furniture marketplace Swoon Editions has announced a £4m ($6.83 million) Series A funding round from Octopus and Index Ventures.<p>The London-based company, whose team has grown from three to 36 in twelve months, will use the investment to grow their community and increase the number of designs on …

Edward Snowden Plans to Work on Privacy Tech

The NSA leaker wants like-minded hackers to join him in his effort to make everyday tech tools more secure.<p>NSA leaker Edward Snowden says he plans to work on technology to preserve personal data privacy and called on programmers to join his efforts.<p>Speaking via a Google Hangout at the Hackers on …

Wink’s Connected Home Collection Arrives At Home Depot

Everyone’s gunning to be the platform for your smart home, including Apple and Google, but Quirky spin-off startup Wink has its range in stores as of today at The Home Depot, giving it access to a market of average consumers. The Wink platform is basically a central hub for devices from …

Mobile-Enabled Commerce Will Yield The Next $100B Startup

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Patricia Nakache is a partner at Trinity Ventures. She has active investments in companies including m-commerce players Care.com (CRCM), EAT Club, and ThredUP.</i> <i>Phil Carter is an associate at Trinity Ventures, where he focuses on early-stage consumer technology investments particularly</i> …

Content Services Platform (ECM, DAM, Case Management)

Digital is the future of business.<p>Stay ahead.<p>Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms, 2017<p>This Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) addresses …

Homemade Alarm System Doesn’t Lack Features

To many of us, our garage (or workshop) is probably one of the most important parts of the house. If a burglar broke in, we’d likely be more worried …

Build Your Own Potted Plant Protector that Monitors a Plant's Health

Killing plants is easy, but keeping them alive and healthy is a lot more rewarding. If you have a black thumb and need a little help keeping your …

Unlock Your Car with a Bluetooth Powered Keyless Entry System

Unlocking your car isn't exactly tough, but if you want to spice it up a bit, The Mercuino Project shows off how to unlock your doors with Bluetooth …

Home Automation

Facebook Really Is Building The Metaverse

Facebook paid $2 billion for a virtual-reality headset maker. Now we learn why: The social network wants to build the first billion-person game.<p>A few months ago, jaws dropped as Facebook shelled out $2 billion to purchase Oculus VR, a virtual-reality headset company started on Kickstarter. Nobody …

Virtual Reality