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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: Innovation, experiment or gimmick?

Just because you <i>can</i> do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies can make, let alone bring to the public outside of a fuzzy proof of concept. And so, following the …

Nude photographs of the Dinka: art or exploitation?

A series of photographs of the Dinka people in South Sudan has been widely published recently, with the images available to buy online for around $600 each. While some of them are stunning, they raise questions for me about consent and representation.<p>My first thought on seeing Carol Beckwith and …

A Compact Solar Charger that Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Your morning yoga routine brings you energy to make it through the day.<p>The Solio Sun Powered Charger has its own …

EU: Germany backs British call for tougher benefit rules

Iain Duncan Smith describes talks with German ministers on reforming EU benefits rules as “a meeting of minds”, as David Cameron prepares for a key summit with Angela Merkel in Sweden<p>Britain and Germany have reached agreement on the need for sweeping reforms to European immigration rules in order …

A Question Of Biggitude: What's The Largest Creature On Earth?

What's the biggest living thing on Earth? I can think of two. I'm not sure which is biggest, but neither of them is a blue whale. These are weirder. Much, much weirder.<p>One is a tree. The other eats trees.<p>This is the tree.<p>Now, I know this looks like more than one tree. If you were counting, it looks …

Xiaomi unveils the MiPad, first tablet to feature NVIDIA's Tegra K1

At an event in Beijing today, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun unveiled the manufacturer's first tablet, called the MiPad. The tablet looks like a plastic version …

Mobile Technology

Cheap phone meets expensive car in Moto G Ferrari Edition

Motorola is gearing up to introduce a special Ferrari Edition of the popular Moto G. The device, featuring a Kevlar back and prominent Ferrari branding, will initially launch in Mexico starting from June for 4,999 pesos (around $387.)<p>The Moto G Ferrari Edition may look like a million dollars, but …

New hints of Nexus 6, Nexus 8 emerge

New hints have shown up recently concerning the Nexus 6 and Nexus 8. Now remember these are just snippets of code from Chromium Code Reviews, but …

Facebook Execs Have Cashed Out $7.2B Since IPO

In the two years since Facebook’s IPO, the company’s executives and insiders have sold 186 million shares of stock, raking in $7.2 billion.<p>Eleven …

Chrome Most Used While Firefox Falls Below Safari and IE

Social discovery and sharing platform Shareaholic today updated its browser share report, showing how the market has changed in the last eight months. While Chrome continues to dominate in desktop and mobile usage, the biggest change we noticed is that Firefox has dropped from second place to …

Faster Chromebook laptops revealed by Google and Intel

<b>New computers running Google's Chrome operating system from Lenovo, Acer, Asus, HP and Toshiba have been shown off at an event in San Francisco.</b><p>In addition, Dell announced it would offer its existing Chromebook laptop with a faster processor.<p>The move is designed to build on rising demand for the …

Titanfall nears 1 million sold in three weeks

Many looked at <i>Titanfall</i> as being the first tentpole game for the Xbox One, but how many people actually bought it? It turns out 925,000 units were sold through for the quarter, according to publisher Electronic Arts' latest earnings call. Unfortunately, Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore was …

Michelle Knight on Ariel Castro: 'He said that he had puppies'

Michelle Knight remembers exactly how Ariel Castro lured her into his home.<p>"In the car, he said that he had puppies," she said in part one of a three-part interview with CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" that aired Monday night.<p>"So I was like, OK, I could take one home to my son because, unfortunately, …