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Foldable Samsung smartphone to arrive in January?

<b>Update 9-16:</b> It has been only a day after this leak emerged, and the guys over at <i>Patently Mobile</i> have already gotten their hands on a patent filing that could show us how Samsung is planning to incorporate its folding display methods. This patent application was submitted back in Q3 2014, so we are …

New smartphone tool kills apps to save Android battery life

Hush, a new tool invented by researchers, can save Android phone battery by killing unpopular apps that wake your phone up<p>No matter how many times a day you kill tasks to save your smartphone battery, you can't beat the battery-guzzlers.<p>And it's even worse when your phone is asleep, because you …

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This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Lizard Squad's takedown-for-hire service quickly disappears

One of the oldest sales tactics in the book is using a freebie to get you hooked before slapping you with the bill for the second. That's why the audacious holiday season takedowns of both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live were, apparently, a marketing stunt. Lizard Squad, the group that …

Internet Explorer must die

If you think Microsoft should just kill off Internet Explorer already, you might just get your wish.<p>The browser has become synonymous with bugs, security problems and outdated technology. Even as Internet Explorer has improved dramatically in recent years, it continues to lose serious ground to …

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How Information Theory Unifies Quantum Mechanics

A new framework ties together wave-particle duality and quantum uncertainty with bits.<p>Two parallel mysteries of quantum mechanics, so-called wave-particle duality and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, are in reality one and the same. This is according to a new framework developed by physicists …

The value of Apple Pay in one stat: almost half of Americans have had card details stolen

Apple Pay may be more convenient than carrying around a whole bunch of different cards, and contactless payment is certainly very quick and easy, but it’s the security which is arguably the greatest benefit. Your actual card details are never stored in your phone or on an Apple server, and only a …

Is there life on Mars? We are tantalisingly close to being able to say: ‘Yes’

Unusual clusters of methane on the Mars could be being produced by biological organisms, Nasa say<p>Since William Herschel spotted polar ice caps on Mars in the mid-17th century, astronomers have speculated that life could exist on a planet which seemed so similar to Earth.<p>But when probes began to …

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