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China bans Ramadan fast in Muslim northwest

China cracks down on students and civil servants observing fast as Xinjiang is under tighter security following attacks<p>Students and civil servants in China's Muslim northwest, where Beijing is enforcing a security crackdown following deadly unrest, have been ordered to avoid taking part in …

Painting the light fantastic: Photos show eerie hybrid art form

Finnish artist Janne Parviainen creates dazzling, futuristic images by painting with light. Crave's Michael Franco talks with him to get illuminated about this unique art form.<p>Some painters use oils. Others use pastels or charcoal. And still others use light. That's right, light.<p>Janne Parviainen …

From Utah Beach to Kabul: How Army gear changed since D-Day

The basics are the same: A uniform, a helmet, boots, a rucksack, and a rifle. But that's about the only similarities between what a D-Day soldier and one in Afghanistan took into combat.<p>At a distance, the two soldiers look pretty much the same. But up close, the parallels fall away as what was new …

Samsung Galaxy S5 color comparison

The Samsung Galaxy S5 seems to have been receiving some mixed responses regarding the handset’s appearance, so perhaps a closer look at the handset’s design is in order, to help you make up your mind.<p>The Galaxy S5 will ship in four different color varieties, the traditional Shimmer White from …

Phones

The K5 security robot will begin patrolling one Silicon Valley campus this year

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Knightscope<p>The Knightscope K5 robot’s 5-foot-tall bullet-shaped frame is impressive. Studded with cameras and sensors …

Silicon Valley

Goophone took just two days to rip off the Galaxy S5

Goophone's a bit like a covers band that just happens to make knock-off smartphones. Not content with just plundering better artists' catalogs, the company has apparently managed to copy the Galaxy S5 in under <i>two days</i>. The Goophone S5, <i>yep</i>, has a 5-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 display, paired with a 2GHz …

Samsung Is Looking For Some Good Wearable Developers

At Samsung’s MWC Developer Day today, the company introduced several software development kits with the hope of luring developers to its platforms. Among the kits were several aimed at the company’s just-announced wearables including the Gear 2 and Gear Fit. Samsung needs 3rd party developers to …

30 Luxe Hotels for Hitting the Slopes

The best ski lodges are idyllic escapes where after a day of hitting the slopes, you come back to cozy fireplaces, gourmet food, and relaxing spa treatments. Even if you’re not a hardcore skier, these winter accessories and stylish boots will ensure you’re the cutest lodge bunny on the hill. …

Skiing

Qualcomm Toq smartwatch price drops to $249

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>When I reviewed the Qualcomm Toq watch in December, I thought $349 was a bit much for what’s essentially a Qualcomm(s qcom) …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

Samsung Announces Gear Fit Fitness Band with Heart Rate Monitor

Alongside its Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and the new Galaxy S5, Samsung has announced the Gear Fit, a fitness band that will take on the likes of Nike, Fitbit and Jawbone when it hits the market on April 11. The device weights 27 grams and includes a heart rate monitor, pedometer, sleep tracker and a …

China's Allwinner also has an octa-core chip, touts powerful graphics

Samsung, MediaTek, Huawei and even Qualcomm are now in the octa-core SoC game, but there's always space for more. The latest member is China's Allwinner Technology, who's best known for making the chipsets inside many low-end devices. Like most of its competitors, Allwinner's UltraOcta A80 silicon …

Galaxy S5 will have Snapdragon 801 and octa-core Exynos variant

As expected, at MWC 2014 Samsung unveiled the much-anticipated Galaxy S5 bringing us a new back cover, a waterproof design and several other new hardware and software features. One thing Samsung didn’t talk about much was the CPU that would run the GS5.<p>As it turns out, Qualcomm has now confirmed …

Qualcomm Snapdragon

Apple Issues Patch For OS X SSL Security Vulnerability

Apple faced a considerable security threat with its SSL flaw, present in both iOS and OS X devices over the past few days. The iOS bug was plugged late Friday via the iOS 7.0.6 update made available to iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, but Macs with 10.9 went unpatched until now. The fix is out, …

PlayStation 4 moves just shy of 350K units in first two days at Japanese retail

By Japanese game console launch standards, the PlayStation 4 is off to a great start. In the first 48 hours of availability, Japanese console buyers snapped up just under 350,000 PlayStation 4 systems (322,083 to be exact, according to <i>Famitsu</i>). That's roughly <i>four times</i> what the PlayStation 3 moved …

'Braid' creator will support Oculus Rift with his next game, 'The Witness'

As Oculus secures $75 million in funding and embarks on the next phase of its ambitious plan, the virtual reality headset company has also received a vote of confidence from none other than famed indie game developer Jonathan Blow. The man behind <i>Braid</i> says that his next game, <i>The Witness</i>, will …

Virtual Reality

Startup bringing FPS-like features to real-world paintball games

Startup Innovis Labs is looking to bring technology used in many first-person shooters to the paintball and airsoft fields with <i>Project Overwatch</i>, a mobile app that will integrate GPS tracking features and voice chat into real world games.<p><i>Project Overwatch</i> is currently seeking funding through …

Samsung has sold more than 200 million Galaxy S smartphones

Want to know how big a player Samsung is in the smartphone market? The company now says that it's sold over 200 million Galaxy S phones since the line first went on the market in 2010. For reference, the Korean tech giant had notched up sales of 100 million Galaxy S devices as of slightly more than …

Apple Acquires Burstly, Creators of TestFlight

Apple has confirmed reports that it has acquired Burstly, the development team behind app beta testing platform TestFlight. The news was first reported by TechCrunch earlier today. An Apple spokesperson confirmed the news in a statement saying:<p>Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to …

How The Cloud Will Transform Cars Into Smart Devices

One of the hottest trends in tech these days is a connected device: but this time, it’s not your smartphone.<p>It’s your car.<p>In fact, by 2020, 90 percent of the vehicles on the road will be wired, while the connected car market will hit $600 billion — making it the single largest market for connected …

5 Reasons To Visit Spain During Christmas

Spain often conjures up images of sun-kissed beaches, vibrant coastal cities, and flamenco, but there is much more to this incredibly rich and varied …

Ibiza, A World-Class Yachting Destination

Ibiza, the third largest island of Spain’s Islas Baleares, is a cocktail kind of place, with crazy clubbing, idyllic bays, and a party vibe second to …

Gravetye Manor - West Hoathly, England An...

<b>Gravetye Manor - West Hoathly, England</b><p>An enchanting rural retreat in West Sussex, UK, the former residence of famous gardener William Robinson has …

Luxury Things To Do In Paris

It’s hard to find something that has never been told about Paris. Everyone knows it’s the most popular tourist destination on Earth, the most …

Casas Del Sol - Koh Tao, Thailand

Idyllically located on the beautiful island of Koh Tao, in the Gulf of Thailand, Casas del Sol is a luxurious boutique-style complex consisting of …

Hotel de Sers - Paris, France A 5-star design...

<b>Hotel de Sers - Paris, France</b><p>A 5-star design hotel housed in a classic four-story mansion near Champs Elysees, the Hotel de Sers invites guests in a …

Adrere Amellal - Siwa, Egypt From afar, it...

<b>Adrere Amellal - Siwa, Egypt</b><p>From afar, it resembles a sand castle with all its magic, soft turrets and perfect details, but once inside, you are …

Les Cabanes du Bois Landry - France

Consisting of 15 unusual treehouses sprinkled around an idyllic private forestry, there’s no wonder the Cabanes de Bois Landry delivers some truly …

Turtle Island - Fiji

Luxury and romance go hand in hand at Fiji’s Turtle Island resort - a tropical paradise that has given the cinematography The Blue Lagoon.<p>Nowadays, …

Chateau Eza - French Riviera, France A stunning...

A stunning boutique hotel on the French Riviera, Chateau Eza is all about authentic French charm, exclusiveness, and jaw-dropping views. Once the …