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Why do profit-seeking companies keep making profitless Android phones?

Here’s a quick survey of the traditional Android device manufacturer landscape: Samsung is doing alright, LG and Sony could be doing better, HTC doesn’t know what it’s doing, and Motorola is done. Smartphones have grown to be the most essential piece of modern technology, and yet the industry …

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

A look at the new Samsung Qi Wireless Charging Pad

Even though it didn't actually offer a phone with Qi charging built-in, Samsung has previously sold a basic Qi charger for those who added it after …

Cholesterol Drug Might Work Better Than Medical Marijuana

Pain and nausea relief, without pot’s side effects<p>Since the 1970s, doctors have been prescribing the drug fenofibrate (name brand Tricor) to help patients reduce their cholesterol. Now it’s one of the most popular drugs of its kind because it has few side effects. But according to new research, …

This Photo Of A Pregnant Pony Uterus Just Won A Wellcome Award

Plus, some of the other astonishing finalists<p>It’s not every day you get to see the uterus of a pony displayed in such a way to reveal the five-month-old fetus that was growing inside. Captured on film, this slightly creepy museum piece is the overall winner of the 2015 Wellcome Image Awards.<p>“It …

In the autonomous car of the future, we're all passengers

The Mercedes-Benz F 015 is a self-driving concept car that doesn't explore how we'll get to the point where cars can drive themselves, but rather how we'll interact with them when we get there. Modern cars are designed around a human driver with all passengers facing forward, but how will that all …

What gives the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge an 'edge' over the regular S6?

Samsung is making some bold moves this year, and the Galaxy S6 line of devices is unlikely to be the only place we see such sweeping changes. Both …

Oculus founder: 'Everything is going horribly right'

AUSTIN, Texas -- It's still unclear if the consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset -- special goggles that let users view simulated 3D worlds -- is going to hit stores in 2015. But that doesn't mean something is awry.<p>"Nothing is going horribly wrong," said Oculus founder Palmer …

5 Reasons To Buy The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung loves an awkward launch event. Poorly timed jokes and feeble attempts at audience participation make up one hour of cringe. Sometimes, the tech is overshadowed by efforts to put on an offensive theatre production, or other non-important razzmatazz. But not this time. Whilst the launch-event …

Laser treatment claims to turn brown eyes blue

Ever been stymied in a desire to bat your baby blues by the fact that your eyes aren't actually blue? An experimental new procedure could see you permanently change your peepers' hue.<p>Strōma Medical Corporation, based out of Laguna Beach, California, claims to have invented a new laser eye surgery …

New Goodyear Tires Harness Friction To Help Power Your Car

Where the rubber meets the road, there's energy to be gained<p>When it comes to energy, heat is a big waste. Sometimes we can put waste heat to good use, like by redirecting steam from power plants to heat homes. But a lot of other times, heat is just lost. Take, for instance, when your car tires run …

Oxford grooming scandal: 'Stressed police don't have time to keep girls safe'

As a shocking new review shows that authorities in Oxfordshire missed opportunities to help hundreds of girls who were being groomed, a retired police officer tells Radhika Sanghani what went wrong<p>At least <b>370 girls were sexually abused</b> in Oxford over the last 16 years, an official inquiry has found.<p>…

“FREAK” Security Flaw Discovered Lurking In Many Computers For Decades, Apple Promises Fix Next Week

Ugh — another week, another nasty widespread security bug to worry about. The twist this time: this one has apparently been around since the 90s.<p>Dubbed “FREAK” by the researchers who discovered it, the exploit allowed researchers (and potentially hackers) to sniff traffic going to and from many …

Information Security

Apple Watch will eventually replace your car keys

During his whirlwind tour of the Middle East and Europe, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been leaving little breadcrumbs of Apple Watch revelations.<p>There was the confirmation that the Watch will be showerproof in Germany, and now Cook has said it will eventually replace your car keys.<p>Cook was greeted with a …

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

Magic Is A Startup That Promises To Bring You Anything — If You’re Willing To Pay For It

This embed is invalid<p>Get sushi on a boat, a tiger at your door, or make your parking ticket vanish into thin air. An ambitious new startup says it will let you text for anything you want (and they do mean anything) as long as it’s legal, and it will magically come to you.<p>Just text 408-596-5017 and …

Startups

A Brief History Of Stephen Hawking

A new film tells the story of how the great scientist transformed the field of cosmology while fighting a degenerative disease.<p>Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest scientists ever--comparable to Darwin, Einstein, and Newton. Yet few people know the story of his life. In a new biopic, <i>The Theory of</i> …

In a Curious Case for Astronomers, a Brown Dwarf Goes Missing

Scientists trained one of the world's largest telescopes on the star and found nothing.<p>Astronomers are trying to crack a strange new case: the mystery of the missing dwarf star.<p>Using one of the biggest telescopes in the world, the ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile, researchers were on the hunt …

What is this mystery sea creature found in tin of tuna?

Suggestions about what the tiny tuna monster might be include the foetus of a blowfish, a tadpole, or the head of a soft-shelled turtle.<p>When you open a tin of tuna the last thing you expect to see is a little head staring back at you.<p>So Zoe Butler, of Nottingham, was more than a little perturbed to …

Cute Killers? Gray Seals Maul, Suffocate Seals and Porpoises, Studies Say

Long thought to be fish-eaters, the big-eyed animals have been observed taking on bigger prey in the North Sea.<p>It seemed a heart-warming sight: two seals apparently frolicking in the sea before slipping below the waves off the German island of Helgoland (map) in 2013.<p>Then an ominous sheet of red …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: big, powerful and Samsung's best yet

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is all the phablet anyone could ever need, and while it might be a stretch to operate with one hand, it does promise to be a device to do everything you could ever need - at least on a mobile device.<p>After stretching the screen from 5.3in in its first Galaxy Note phablet, …

Apple Watch: The net reacts to Apple's first wearable

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1107000/1107105_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524648005_09f4c492b494af7ea1379866a9ec1d09<p><b>It's not often that details of a major tech product can be kept under wraps until it appears on stage, but the Apple Watch managed to dodge the</b> …

Finally vindicated, Samsung recalls Steve Jobs’ opinion on big phones

Well, it had to happen sooner or later.<p>Yesterday, Apple tacitly admitted that big phones are better by releasing the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. In itself, that’s not a big deal. Phones that are five inches or higher have been commonplace in the Android world for years now. We …

Scientists reconstruct speech through soundproof glass by watching a bag of potato chips

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What’s The Difference Between A Logo And A Symbol?

And does the distinction even matter? Experts Michael Bierut of Pentagram and Brett Wickens of Ammunition weigh in.<p>The misuse of the word “logo” is one of those things that gets many design-minded people practically purple-faced with anger (a sibling to debate over “fonts” v. “typefaces”). A logo, …

Graphic Design

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world including tapirs, dangling rhinos and a typhoon from space