Aileen Merullo

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Online dating: do men get ignored more often than women?

A couple of weeks ago I went climbing with my friend Dan. I met Dan on an internet date last year; we got chatting because we both know how to keep …

Google Plans To Rival The Apple TV

Google’s Chromecast dongle stole the headlines this week with its neat ability to play content from a mobile device to a TV, but the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> is saying Google actually has something more interesting on the way. It is working on a set-top box that streams content and also includes a camera …

All of LA's 640,000 schoolkids will get iPads by the end of 2014

After signing a $30 million iPad deal with Apple in June, the Los Angeles School Board of Education has revealed the full extent of the program that will provide tablets to all students in the district. CiteWorld reports that the first phase of the program will see pupils receive 31,000 iPads this …

5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 to pack Android 4.3, 3GB of RAM and Snapdragon 800 CPU, report says

A new Galaxy Note 3-related report from South Korea reveals some of the specs of the upcoming smartphone, including a 5.7-inch display.<p>Until recently, it was widely believed that the handset will have a 5.99-inch display but then a series of reports claimed that the handset will have a 5.7-inch …

Eye-tracking cameras reveal secrets of peacock's tail feathers

When a peacock fans his plumage and struts his stuff, it's an impressive sight. Or so it appears to us humans. What really matters, of course, is …

Where are Samsung's high resolution tablets?

The Nexus 10 is currently Samsung’s only high-resolution tablet offering.<p>Most people would agree that behind battery life and performance, the display is the most important component in a mobile device. Even more so in a tablet, where the display is especially crucial. A screen resolution which …

Samsung overtakes Apple as 'most profitable phone firm'

<b>Samsung has become the most profitable mobile phone company in the world, overtaking Apple, a report says.</b><p>Samsung's handset division had an estimated operating profit of $5.2bn (£3.4bn) in the second quarter of 2013, according to Strategy Analytics.<p>Apple's iPhone operating profit was estimated at …

Disney developing emotive 3D-printed eyes for robots

Disney Research has detailed a new technology that will allow robots to have expressive eyes. Based on the 3D printing tech Disney announced last year, Papillon uses bundles of printed optical fibers to guide light. By hooking the output end of the bundle up to a robot's eye, researchers were able …

Amazon hit by surprise loss last quarter, despite 22 percent rise in sales

The retail game is all about scraping a living out of tiny margins, and nowhere is that more evident than in Amazon's latest financial report. The company managed to grow revenue by 22 percent year-over-year between April and June, to $15.7 billion, and yet it confounded analysts' predictions by …

Apple Ramping Up For Stylish iWatch, Curved Casing Could Be Liquidmetal

Reports this week indicate that Apple is building a substantial team of veterans from multiple industries to build a stylish, multi-functional iWatch. The timing of the hires points to a late 2014 release, according to an analyst report and a story in the <i>Financial Times</i>. Far from being a bad sign …