Robert Szejn

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This 18-year-old CEO in Poland is making the first sign language messaging app for deaf people

Today, on Monday morning, Mach announced that his app, Five, had raised the equivalent of about $150,000 in funding — no easy feat in Poland, where venture capital cash can be hard to find even for seasoned entrepreneurs.<p>Five started as a silly app, designed by Mach and developed by a bunch of …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 display is the best in any smartphone

We can complain about many Samsung shortcomings, but there is one thing the Korean manufacturer will never fail at. Their displays are stunning, and they keep getting better every single time (twice a year, to be exact)! In fact, multiple DisplayMate studies show Samsung has been offering the top …

Phones

96.8 percent of new smartphones sold are either iPhone or Android devices

The latest quarterly smartphone sales data from Gartner is out today, and it tells a very familiar story. BlackBerry keeps shrinking, Microsoft is stagnating, and Google and Apple are tightening their already dominant grip over the entire market.<p>Out of 329 million recorded phone sales over the past …

Mobile

LG trolls Samsung for not bringing the Note 5 to Europe

Ah Samsung; a week ago, the company’s biggest decision of the past few months was met with some interesting responses from customers as the Korean manufacturer decided not to bring its latest Galaxy Note 5 smartphone to Europe. Whether this works out to be a wise decision in the long run is unknown …

Galaxy Note

Smartphone growth slowing, all that matters is iOS and Android

Gartner’s smartphone sales report for Q2 2014 is out and it paints a bleak picture for smartphone sales in the future.<p>Growth hasn’t been this slow since Q2 2013 — the year the iPhone 5s was released — when 225 million smartphones were sold, surpassing sales of feature phones for the first time.<p>This …

Mobile

Microsoft is helping manufacturers make cheap tablets that can run Windows as well as Android

Despite being a self-described "mobile first" company, Microsoft has always struggled with tablets. The Surface line, all of which are created in-house, are high-priced and sell in low volumes—so low, in fact, that Microsoft has taken a write-down on unsold units—while manufactures seem unwilling …

Polish workers strike, donate blood to demonstrate their economic value

Polish workers living in the UK downed tools on Thursday to demonstrate the importance of the community’s contribution to the British economy. As well as a nationwide strike and march on Parliament, others will donate blood to the NHS.<p>The march on Parliament is expected to draw 1,000 Polish workers …

Google Ventures just led a $100 million investment in this hot startup

Earlier this summer, Ford Motor Company showed off how it was testing 3D printing technology to improve its manufacturing and create new prototypes …

Here's what our readers think of Windows 10

Three weeks have passed since Windows 10 became available for download and, judging by the user reviews left on our product page, it's been one hell of a start. While many users seemed to agree with our positive assessment, a few of you inundated us with tales of woe, ranging from installation …

Polish Migrants Give Blood and Strike to Show How Much U.K. Needs Them

The U.K.’s Polish community took action Thursday to protest negative attitudes and show how the country relies on them by stopping work or giving …

Two men claim to find mystery Nazi train loaded with treasure in Poland

According to Polish lore, a Nazi train loaded with gold, artworks and weapons vanished into a mountain at the end of World War II, as the Germans fled the Soviet advance. Now two men claim they know the location of the mystery train and are demanding 10 per cent of its value in exchange for …

Why are girls in the UK among the unhappiest in the world?

The burden of being a girl is real. It’d be easy to assume growing up female is getting easier when you’ve got <i>Rookie</i> as your bible, <i>Diary of a Teenage Girl</i> in the cinema and role models like Tavi Gevinson, Amandla Stenberg and Chloë Grace Moretz. But apparently it’s going from bad to worse for UK …

Self-confidence

Pedro skips Barcelona training to complete Chelsea move

The attacker has been granted permission to sit out Thursday's session in order to resolve his future<p>Barcelona have confirmed that Pedro missed Thursday morning's training session to complete his move to Chelsea.<p>The Spain international previously appeared to be on his way to Manchester United, but …

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4, Band 2, and new Lumias set for October launch event

A massive hardware event<p>Microsoft is planning to hold a massive hardware launch event in October. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that the software giant will use the event to unveil two new Lumia handsets, the Surface Pro 4, and a Microsoft Band 2. Chinese site <i>WPDang</i> first …

Dropbox saves URLs you drag and drop on the web and PC

We're sure you have your own methods for saving project resources, but if you rely on Dropbox heavily, then this latest update will help make the process a lot easier for you. The cloud service now saves URLs you drag and drop into the desktop app or the website itself -- once they're synced, just …

Gartner: Samsung sees worldwide sales fall 5.3% YOY, losing out to Apple & Chinese brands

New data from Gartner suggests that Samsung saw its worldwide sales fall by 5.3% year-on-year, its market share dropping from 26.2% in Q2 2014 to 21.9% in the same quarter this year. The company lost ground to both Apple and Chinese brands Huawei and Xiaomi.<p>Despite the launch of new S6 models, …

Mobile

A revamped Apple TV could have huge smart home implications

Apple will be releasing a new version of its Apple TV set top box in September, according to Buzzfeed <b>sources</b>. The new Apple TV is rumored to have a revamped processor, a remote with a touch-pad, its own App Store, and Siri voice control.<p>While many are focused on the potential Apple TV could have …

Internet of Things

‘Faceless body belonged to my sister’: Hiroshima, Nagasaki nuke survivors recall horrors 70 years on

Blackened bodies, mothers who couldn’t recognize their charred children and those still alive screaming with pain – these are horrific details the …

Want Internet Explorer dead? Be careful what you wish for

I’ve been using Internet Explorer 11 all day. Not because I like it or want to, but to prove a point: Internet Explorer was never as bad as the …

'Degrees don't guarantee jobs – and nor should they'

Part of growing up includes learning to do things for yourself. It's not down to your university to get you a job – common sense should prevail, says Eleanor Doughty<p>Last Sunday's Observer ran a piece that asked what higher education could, and should, do to adapt to the modern world. Its assertion …

Higher Education

Cheap immigrant labour has cost blue-collar Britain dear

The work ethic of our working-class communities has been allowed to drain away<p>It was cold. That much I remember well. We’d watch our breath make clouds in the freezing air and cling on to flasks of coffee to keep warm while we waited to get started. Then we’d hack off the render back to bare brick …

You Don't Have to Feel Your Breasts

Breast self-exams haven't been shown to save lives. Instead, here's how to actually tell if you might have breast cancer.<p>In October of my freshman year of college, a women’s group on campus made pink shirts that had two painted handprints on the chest, along with the slogan, “Feel Your Breasts.” …

Bank of England’s rate rise looks a way off as it misses inflation target

Bank chief Carney may have to write to chancellor as price of oil falls and supermarkets try to cap price of food<p>Mark Carney hasn’t yet had to write to the chancellor to explain why the Bank of England has missed its 2% inflation target by more than a percentage point, but he will know the form. …

What's Really In A Big Mac? McDonald's Says It's Ready To Tell All

Did you hear the one about the McDonald's hamburger that still hadn't decomposed after 14 years?<p>And "pink slime" — how much goes into McDonald's beef?<p>Over the years, fast-food behemoth McDonald's has faced some pretty disturbing questions about the ingredients that go into its meals. And lately, …