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Galaxy S5 LTE-A Special Edition swaps dimples for diamonds

Earlier this week Samsung took the veil of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, bringing LTE-A support alongside a faster Snapdragon 805 CPU, 3GB RAM and a QHD display. The specs might have been boosted forward, but the exterior remained the same. For those in South Korea that want the upgraded specs of the LTE-A …

Phones

Ad imagines stealthy World Cup-killing soda can

What do you do when your country is gripped by soccer fever and you don't give a lick for it? In this ad, you turn off all the TVs with a spylike soda can.<p>America often gets a bad rap as the one country in the world that doesn't really care much about the World Cup. But apparently, there are some …

Sports Technology

Satellogic Aims To Launch A Constellation Of Small Imaging Satellites Around Earth

Satellogic is an Argentinian startup that says it just had its third successful satellite launch.<p>The company was founded by CEO Emiliano Kargieman, who previously founded Core Security Technologies and came up with the vision for Satellogic while attending Singularity University in 2010. Describing …

This Firefox OS-powered streaming stick is Mozilla’s answer to Chromecast (exclusive video)

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Google’s (S GOOG) Chromecast streaming stick could soon get competition from an unexpected source: Mozilla has secretly been …

Google Is Now Watching To See If You Have Kids

Google just added a "parental status" tab to its AdWords dashboard, allowing advertisers to use that as a criteria for ad campaigns, a WordStream data scientist has discovered. WordStream helps businesses manage their Google advertising campaigns, so it watches for every change that Google …

AdWords

Guess The Country Where You Have To Work The Most To Afford An iPhone

An iPhone is a much larger expense in some countries other than the U.S. Here we break down how many hours it would take factory workers in 11 countries around the world to work in order to afford an iPhone 5S.<p><i>Produced by Sara Silverstein and Justin Gmoser.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

iPhone

The inventor of Kevlar has died at 90

Stephanie L. Kwolek, the DuPont chemist primarily credited with the invention of Kevlar, died today at the age of 90. Nearly fifty years ago, in 1965, she created a cloudy liquid polymer solution that seemed to be a disappointment at first. When spun into a fiber, however, the resulting material …

Russia Puts Its Troops On 'Full Combat Alert'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has placed his armed forces on "full combat alert," the state-run news agency ITAR-Tass reports.<p>According to the news agency, that means the country will assess the "... troops' time standards and ability to fulfill combat readiness posture tasks. Later on, the …

Putin Orders Central Russian Troops On 'Full Combat Alert'

According to Agence France-Presse, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told Russian news agencies the order took effect Saturday morning.<p>"In accordance with his (Putin's) order, from 11:00 am Moscow time (0700 GMT) the troops of the central military district ... have been put on full combat alert," …

Russia

Want more bang for your Starbucks? We tested 8 money-saving hacks

Even if you're a die-hard penny pincher, your daily Starbucks routine may be a habit you're just not willing to kick. Fortunately, there's no shortage of Starbucks addicts online, sharing tips for how to shave cents or even dollars off each cup. We tested eight of the hacks they brag about the …

Coffee

Here’s What It Took To Bring Facebook Down For Thirty Minutes

<b>UPDATE:</b> It turns out the video in question is not actually of some fantastical Facebook attack after all. Fro Techcrunch:<p>We’ve looked into this further, however, and it turns out this attack bore no relation to Facebook’s outage on Thursday. For one thing, we’re told the time stamps don’t square up …