Carl Harris

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Samsung and LG are really close to announcing curved, flexible smartphones

Are curved, flexible smartphones the next frontier in smartphone innovation? LG and Samsung really want to make it so.<p>Both companies are weeks away from announcing smartphones with curved displays, whose plastic substrate should make them more durable and cheaper to produce.<p>LG said today that it’s …

The 10 Jobs With The Biggest Projected Salary Gains In 2014

We all know that software jobs are taking over the world. With smartphones battling for dominance through their software and interface design, cars chock full of programmable devices (I don’t own one but every time I rent I feel like I need an hour-long tutorial just to use the radio), and wearable …

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

Google, Apple And Facebook Are At War Over 'Latent' Search — A Business That's About To Be Huge

But Google is facing a series of challenges that could upset that dominance. The challenge comes with a new type of search, called "latent," "abstract," or "conversational" search.<p>Until now, if you wanted to search for something on the web, you typed in keywords. Google has trained us all to type …

SEO

John McAfee's New Product Aims To Make Internet Users Virtually Untraceable

John McAfee, the eccentric technology mogul who faked a heart attack during his time at a Guatemalan detention center after fleeing from Belizean …

Privacy

Inside The Largest Simulation Of The Universe Ever Created

A giant supercomputer is making massively detailed models of the cosmos.<p>Imagine being asked to solve a complex algebra problem that is roughly 95 percent variables and only five percent known values. This is a rough analogy perhaps, but it paints a fairly accurate picture of the task faced by …

Could high-end camping gear save lives around the world?

<b>When two engineers at a sleek New York design company started making an ultra-efficient cook stove, they had their own holidays and camping trips in mind. Now, they are betting their technology will save lives in rural communities across the world.</b><p>Every day about three billion people across the …

iOS 7 Bug Lets Anyone Bypass iPhone's Lockscreen To Hijack Photos, Email, Or Twitter

Forget the debate around the security or insecurity of the iPhone 5s’s fingerprint reader. The latest version of the iPhone’s operating system currently offers a gaping hole in its old-fashioned passcode lockscreen.<p>Jose Rodriguez, a 36-year-old soldier living in Spain’s Canary Islands, has found a …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Box helps users get more out of their content with new Preview, mobile app, Notes, and platform play

Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie took the stage at the company’s third-annual customer conference to talk about its next step in helping its users move further into the cloud. During his three-hour address, the eccentric and often-times comedic 30-year-old, announced four product updates designed …

Google Moving On as Nexus 4 Sells Out in U.S.

Google has run out of stock of its LG-built Nexus 4, less than a month after cutting the price by a third.<p>“We are out of inventory,” Google says on …

Android News

ASUS' new PadFone Infinity unveiled with Snapdragon 800, microSD slot and design tweaks

Just as promised, today ASUS has made its new PadFone Infinity official in Taipei, and there are definitely no surprises in the specs. The main update here is obviously the 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC, along with the addition of a microSD slot plus a secondary microphone for noise …

Google acquires Bump, a startup that enables devices to wirelessly share data

A popular app found a bumpy road to building a real business<p>In a blog post today, Bump CEO and founder David Lieb announced that his company had been acquired by Google. Bump builds a set of proprietary technologies that allow devices to share data. The selling point is that users can exchange …

Apple Stores to show off iPhone 5s Touch ID feature using demo app

One of the cornerstone features of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5s is the Touch ID fingerprint scanning system. The feature allows an iPhone 5s user to unlock their iPhone or authenticate iTunes/App Store/iBooks downloads with the touch of their fingerprint on the device’s Home button. During the …