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The cloud wars explained: Why nobody can catch up with Amazon

Even as the startup craze starts to cool in Silicon Valley, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google all reported bang-up earnings last quarter, not least because of their big bets on the cloud.<p>What exactly are these companies selling? Who's buying it? And why is one company that wasn't even in enterprise …

Women are either bisexual or gay but 'never straight'

A study has found that most women who say they are straight are in fact aroused by videos of both naked men and naked women<p>Most women are either bisexual or gay but "never straight", a study suggests.<p>"This shows us that how women appear in public does not mean that we know anything about their …

EE unveils a tiny 4G clip-on camera

EE boasts one of the UK's biggest and fastest mobile networks, but that doesn't mean it can just sit back and wait for new customers to roll in. To keep itself busy, the company has got into the hardware game, producing smartphones, tablets and, quite recently, an action camera. Its GoPro …

Balanced rocks

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony ” – Thomas Merton<p>Jeff Berkes provided the quote above along with …

AT&T gave the US government access to 'billions' of customer emails

New documents reveal that the NSA has had a "unique and especially productive" relationship with AT&T, the New York Times reports.<p>From 2003 to 2013, AT&T gave the NSA access to "billions of emails," the Times says, and even helped wiretap all of the Internet communications at the United Nations. …

This fish ‘snoozes’ for years without food or water

African lungfish, <i>Protopterus annectens</i>, can live in suspended animation, called aestivation, without food and water for three to five years. They …

National University of Singapore

Apple Patents New Liquidmetal Techniques For Manufacturing

Liquidmetal, as you’ll recall, is a bulk metallic glass – BMG – that can be cast into shapes and then hardens into a metal. It’s popular in watchmaking and was recently taken up by Apple in their iPhone manufacturing process. Today’s patent, however, addresses the process of casting multiple metals …

Google Is Now Alphabet, And That Spells Big Things For Healthcare

If you’re searching for reasons why Google has renamed itself Alphabet, here’s one: It positions the tech company to expand into health care, which could be very healthy for its long-term fortunes.<p>Google’s health care ambitions are no secret. In the past year alone, the company has teased a pill …

Health Care

China has unexpectedly devalued its currency in an attempt to boost exports and revive its economy

After years of steadily strengthening its currency, China has decided that it would rather use the yuan to boost its economy after all.<p>That’s the decision it made today (Aug. 11) when the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) devalued the yuan by 1.9% against the dollar. The yuan fell to 6.32 against the …

China

Gen X retirement: Tick tock

Generation X, retirement isn’t far off. With the oldest of this age group turning 50, here are some things Gen Xers should do, today.<p>Unlike our parents, we Gen Xers — those born between the early 1960s and early 1980s — have a lot of tools and information to help us with retirement saving. We are …

With iOS 9, iPhones know when to switch from weak Wi-Fi to cell data

There's a connectivity problem with Apple's iPhone and other iOS devices: If you're near a Wi-Fi source, they'll cling to that source even if the …

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Nokia confirms plans to return to mobile phone market

Nokia is looking for a hardware partner with which to launch new mobile devices by the end of 2016<p>Nokia has confirmed that it plans to re-enter the mobile phone business, and is looking for a hardware partner with which to launch a new device by late next year.<p>Nokia sold its phone business to …

Smartphone 'mode' can speed up devices and lengthen battery life

Phones, tablets and other devices slow down over time, no matter how expensive or cutting edge they were when you bought them. Now, researchers from Hanyang University in Korea claim a technology they developed can delay the inevitable. It's called Where's WALDIO or Write Ahead Logging Direct IO, …

All of the new features coming to your iPhone and iPad this fall

The update brings several new features to Apple's products, including the new Apple News app, a more powerful version of Siri, and better multitasking for the iPad.<p>Here's a full tour of iOS 9, complete with screenshots of every major feature.

5 states with the most Fortune 500 companies

Go West. That’s one message of this year’s Fortune 500 when considered geographically. California is in third place when it comes to the number of …

Researchers have broken the capacity limits of fiber optic networks

You can allay those fears that the fiber optic network that delivers your internet is going to overload. At UC San Diego's Qualcomm Institute, engineers not only broke the supposed limits of fiber optic data transmission — they utterly smashed it, increasing the power of optical signals almost …

T-Mobile's new phone leasing program lets you upgrade three times a year

Jump On Demand is the carrier's latest move to sell you smartphones<p>T-Mobile today announced a new smartphone leasing program called Jump On Demand. With the new program, customers pay a monthly fee in addition to their service plan that provides them with a new smartphone and the ability to trade …

Mobile

iOS 9 Will Delete Apps to Make Room for System Updates

iOS 9 beta 2 packs some nifty surprises.<p>The iOS 9 beta 2 sports a new feature that temporarily deletes apps from devices with limited space to make …

Fortune.com

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Password protect the Hub, Phone, Contacts, Calendar, and all android apps with AppLock

Once the setup process is complete, users can pick and choose which of the apps on the main screen to enable to disable. However, in order to …

Apps

‘Hi, your bank here. Need cheap suncream?’ Welcome to the future of mobile apps

Banks want to become a ‘lifestyle partner’ but consumers are warned to be wary of sharing their data<p>You walk past your favourite clothing retailer. You’ve not bought anything for a while, so your mobile phone flashes offering you a discount on the type of things you usually buy.<p>You receive an alert …

Mobile

Here’s why audiophiles might hate Apple Music

Apple Music (AAPL) may be a controversial product for those who crave the highest quality music, as the service’s streaming rate appears to be lower …