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Samuel Johnson created the first great English dictionary. He was also hilarious.

Monday would have been the 308th birthday of Dr. Samuel Johnson, author of <i>The Dictionary of the English Language</i> and the subject of today’s Google Doodle. Johnson’s contributions to the English language are enormous — his 1755 dictionary was the first truly comprehensive dictionary of the language, …

Identity Thieves Hijack Cellphone Accounts to Go After Virtual Currency

Hackers have discovered that one of the most central elements of online security — the mobile phone number — is also one of the easiest to steal.<p>In a growing number of online attacks, hackers have been calling up Verizon, T-Mobile U.S., Sprint and AT&T and asking them to transfer control of a …

Virtual Reality

How to get to know someone without paying a dime

<i>Editor’s note: A quote and some details in the original version of this story were changed at the request of the source to protect his identity. We</i> …

Microsoft Must Keep Working On New Windows 10 Smartphones

As reported last week on Forbes, Windows Phone has passed its ‘end of support’ date and the Windows NT-based mobile platform is now dead. That does not mean that Microsoft is out of the mobile game, but it does mean that the focus can be placed elsewhere.<p>Microsoft’s consumer focus for mobile is now …

Mobile

Windows Phone 8 fades out as Microsoft mulls mobile strategy

But Microsoft, which is now concentrating on business services, cloud computing, augmented reality, remains a part of the mobile landscape with …

Closing the books on Microsoft’s Windows Phone

Android and iOS are the last major smartphone platforms standing.<p>Reports of Microsoft’s smartphone demise have been ... pretty much on point.<p>Last week, the company announced it was ending support for Windows Phone 8.1, the latest in a series of moves marking the end of the Windows Phone. These have …

Microsoft confirms full Windows 10 on ARM won't be coming to existing phones

Ever since Microsoft announced that full Windows 10 would be coming to ARM, many Windows phone fans have assumed this means phones like the Lumia 950 …

Windows 10

Amazon's new 'Meal Kits' are already on sale — here's what they look like

Amazon Meal Kits, which aren't yet available in the UK, contain all the ingredients required to cook a selection of meals chosen by the customer.<p>They're available through Amazon's $14.99-a-month (£11.49) grocery service, Amazon Fresh, which can be used only by customers who have signed up to Amazon …