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Opinion: Two-faced Russia | DW | 20.11.2014

The Russian eagle has two heads: one looks to the left, the other to the right. It's an age-old motif that many countries share, but only the Russian …

Russia

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit Prices Confirmed

Samsung unveiled a bevvy of new gadgets at Mobile World Congress last month, but most came without a price tag. Slowly but surely the Korean firm is filling in the gaps, starting with the Gear 2 and Gear Fit, which will retail for $295 and $197 respectively — there’s no price for the cheaper Gear 2 …

Voice is not enough: Motion is key to Android Wear

Google and Motorola rolled out their joint vision of Android Wear, the Moto 360, and the future of wearables on Tuesday. (LG also gave us a taste of its upcoming G Watch.) Based on the few videos and all the information released for developers, it appears that Google's wearable platform is a fancy …

Samsung to start preloading apps onto Galaxy devices based on the profession and interests of the buyer

Customers buying Samsung devices at Samsung retail stores will soon receive a personalized experience based on their job, hobbies and other traits, 9to5Google has learned.<p>This includes contextually preloading third-party apps at point of purchase. For example, banking, finance and spreadsheet apps …

Google Glass as your TV Remote Control?

As Google Glass creeps ever closer towards a commercial release, we’re seeing an increase in third-party interest in the device. Accenture and Dutch telecoms company KPN have teamed up for a concept that shows how Glass could be used to interact with TV equipments as a TV guide, remote control or …

Lumus smartglasses to get EyeSight gesture recognition

BARCELONA, Spain -- One of the difficulties with wearable computing is that it can be hard to control devices that don't have a handy keyboard or touch screen attached. And that's how gesture control company EyeSight Mobile won a place in Lumus' smartglasses.<p>With the technology a person can hold …

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 …

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 …

LinkedIn is doing what Facebook, Google, and Twitter can’t: expanding in China

The only major American social network with a significant presence in China is LinkedIn. And that presence is about to get much bigger, the company hopes, after it today switches on a beta version of a mainland China-focused, Chinese-language site, branded 领英 (pronounced “ling ying.”)<p>Unlike Google, …

China

Video Discovery Specialist Rovi Acquires Voice Search Startup Veveo For Up To $69 Million

Rovi has announced that it will soon add advanced voice search to its portfolio of tricks, through the acquisition of video discovery startup Veveo. Rovi will pay $62 million in cash for the company and its IP at closing, and up to $7 million in additional payments based on certain performance …

Need to know more about OpenStack? Learn how it's used to deploy the tools you need, when you need them.

What is OpenStack?<p>PreviousNext<p>Isn't OpenStack just a virtualization management platform?<p>Not quite. There are a lot of similarities, but they're not …

OpenStack

ReSound LiNX

First Made for iPhone hearing aid doubles as a high quality iOS headset

The first Made For iPhone hearing aid launched on Monday, courtesy of GN ReSound from Denmark. Dubbed the ReSound LiNX, the small hearing aid can …

Samsung Galaxy S5: Fingerprint Authentication to Pay with PayPal

Following Samsung’s official unveiling of the Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Conference 2014 in Barcelona, PayPal has announced it will be the first global payments company to support the device’s mobile fingerprint authentication technology. As a result, Samsung Galaxy S5 owners will be able to use …

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S5 Smartphone

Today at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Samsung unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S5. Samsung mobile …

Mobile World Congress 2014: Sony Smart Band creates buzz in Barcelona

This wrist band can keep track of your daily activities - ranging from how far you've walked to how hard you've worked your heart down at the gym<p>Previously presented at CES in Las Vegas, the <b>Sony</b> Smart Band SWR10 communicates via Bluetooth or NFC with an Android Lifelog app.<p>"The band itself tracks …

Epic Drive: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Visits Legendary NASA Space Sites

Apollo's Chariot<p>The tourists have no idea who’s walking among them. As the crowds gape at the towering missiles and wedgy capsules on display at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, about an hour east of Orlando, a trim elder statesman in jeans and a polo shirt gazes unnoticed at a gargantuan, …

Hennessey Introduces Corvette HPE700 With Mean Burnout Video

View 9 Photos<p>Hennessey Performance Engineering has put out some ridiculously fast tuner cars over the years, and its latest creation should be no exception. Hennessey will show off its 2014 HPE700 Twin-Turbo Chevrolet Corvette at the Boca Raton Concours in South Florida later this month. Yes, the …

Sports Cars

Hennessey reveals HPE700 Twin-Turbo Corvette Stingray [w/video]

Hennessey Performance (HPE) has released another weapon for those determined to outgun all other vehicles on the road. This one is called the HPE700 Twin-Turbo Corvette Stingray - and predictably, it goes like stink.<p>While the stock, naturally aspirated 6.2-liter LT1 V8 under the hood of the …

2014 Corvette vs Aston Martin V12 Vantage S and Jaguar F-Type V8S in 1500bhp shoot-out

C7 Corvette vs. Britain? You know how this ends

An American abroad picks a fight with the locals.<p>We're now very familiar with the C7 Corvette Stingray and its 460-hp 6.2-liter V8. We know that our 2013 Performance Car of the Year walks the walk, but the charms of past Corvettes remained lost on our friends across the pond, who felt they were …

The hypnotic aerodynamics of the 2014 Corvette Stingray

Who knew air management was this mesmerizing?<p>If you go over to the Corvette Stingray website, you'll find a little 2-second video that highlights the aero effects of the car's bodywork. It's hypnotic, and as one <i>Road & Track</i> staffer said, "I'm glad that C7 video isn't on a permanent loop, or I …

In-Depth with the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The Name Game: With looks inspired by the new Corvette race car and a power target inspired by the old ZR1, this thing really ought to be called something else.<p>What car are we describing? It’s a wedge-shaped, two-seat Chevrolet with a rear transaxle, a front-mounted pushrod 6.2-liter V-8 with an …

Behind the Wheel: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51

Original photography shot with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR. The filmmaker's camera.<p>Named after a nimble class of warship and first …

5 iPad Apps for the Productive 21st Century Student

When I was at school, I struggled badly with random, un-filed bits of paper, leaky ink cartridges in my Parker Pen and terrible hand writing (as well as chronic laziness and an addiction to Cricket). I’m sure this approach to my organisation affected my school work. If I would have grown up in the …

Pebble Steel UK Review: Is This The Smartwatch of Your Dreams?

The Pebble Steel is the latest smartwatch to make the claim that it is (a) beautiful and (b) genuinely useful.<p>Arguably no smartwatch has managed both …