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Here's A Chart That Really Does Show Android Is For Poor People

The war between Apple and Google over mobile "platform" market share is the most important issue in tech right now, arguably.<p>While there is certainly room for two mobile device systems, the war between iOS and Android in the long-run will shift billions of dollars in app development revenue and …

23 Extreme Gravity-Defying Photos That Will Give You Vertigo

How many times have you been told that anything is possible? Do you believe it? Here are 23 extreme photos of serious risk takers that prove anything …

Photography

Google could end China's web censorship in 10 days – why doesn't it?

This week, Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, was quoted as saying during a speech in Washington: "We can end government censorship in a decade. The solution to government surveillance is to encrypt everything."<p>Earlier this week, we at greatfire.org successfully unblocked the Reuters …

Inside Google’s new 1-million-square-foot London office—three years before it’s ready

Google’s new London office, scheduled to open in 2016, will have an open-air swimming pool, an indoor football pitch, a climbing wall and a roof garden from which to watch trains glide out of Kings Cross station towards Cambridge or Hogwarts. Googlers can cycle right into the building and to the …

Swimming Pools

Samsung fined $340,000 for faking online comments

After being caught paying for false praise and negative comments about competitors, Samsung has been fined just over $340,000. The issue first arose internationally in April, when Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) announced it was opening an investigation into the allegations. That investigation …

Facebook Ads 1790% More Profitable on iOS Than on Android

According to new data from ad platform and market research firm Nanigans (via <i>VentureBeat</i>), Facebook advertisers are seeing approximately 1790% more profit from mobile ads on iPhone when compared to ads on Android. The study tracked over 200 billion ads on Facebook, and also revealed that cost of …

Consumer Reports praises iPhone 5s Touch ID and camera, but prefers Droid battery life and display

<i>Consumer Reports</i> released its review on the iPhone 5s and 5c this week with an interesting take on Apple’s new hardware. Its reviewers praised Apple’s fingerprint recognition system known as Touch ID found on the iPhone 5s, and acknowledged the iPhone 5c as a budget-friendly device for consumers, …

How to get drunk and yell at random members of Congress

The buffoons in Congress might now be talking.<p>But you, I feel, are beyond all that. You want to ululate. You want to fulminate. And you want to lubricate.<p>There is a new site that will help you do all three.<p>Welcome to DrunkDialCongress.org. It's a .org because its intentions are entirely …

Government Shutdown

PolitiFact launching new site to call out lies of political pundits

You'll soon be able to know just how accurate your favorite (and least-favorite) pundits are thanks to PolitiFact, which is launching a spin-off site next month called PunditFact. Since 2007, PolitiFact has been cataloging politicians' claims and making judgments on how factual they are, giving …

What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations

Helloooooo China!<p>The Internet we each see every day is an infinitesimally tiny sliver of the whole—the parts we have curated for ourselves, the parts our network of friends and family sends to us, and the sites that we have made parts of our routines.<p>But beyond this micro-level editing, there are …

Will Android Partners Be Happy To Compete With Google And Motorola In 2014?

What will happen when Google hits a home run with one of their Android devices? It could be one of the ‘clean’ Nexus devices that breaks cover and becomes a multi-million seller, or it could be a resurgent Motorola Mobility handset that sweeps the adoration of the critics and the consumers around …

Smartphones are getting bigger as tablets are getting smaller

The tech world’s two most popular devices are moving in opposite directions.<p>Smartphones used to win praise for their compactness. Remember when Apple released its first iPhone and the world marveled at how much the company managed to pack into a moderately-sized mobile phone? But lately mobile …

Mobile

Tikker Is A Watch That Counts Down To Your Death, Because YOLO

You wait in the doctor’s office with a furrowed brow and a heavy heart. When he returns, his face is somber and his eyes concentrate on the clipboard in front of him.<p>“You’ve only got a little time left,” he says apologetically. “If there’s anything you want to do before you die, now’s the …

This is the beautiful Leica camera designed in part by Apple's Jony Ive

It's a rare day that Apple chief of design Jony Ive works on a product that doesn't bear his employer's logo. But he's done just that for a charity auction, working together with famed industrial designer Marc Newson to design a very special edition Leica M rangefinder camera. The one-of-a-kind …

Bitcoin Is Biggest Loser In Silk Road Meltdown---IRS Wins Big

The biggest loser in the Silk Road arrest? Probably Bitcoin. The biggest winner may be the IRS, although right now the FBI must be feeling pretty good too. For the last two years, an alleged drug kingpin who called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts could do what he wanted in secret. Now he is in …

After Silk Road's demise, online drug dealing moves to new sites

Can one of these three digital black markets step in for the fallen billion-dollar empire?<p>Patrons of the Silk Road, by far the largest online marketplace for buying illegal drugs, were understandably alarmed when the FBI seized and shut down the site earlier this week. The black market's customers …

Apple reportedly cutting Samsung's share of next iPhone chip production

Cupertino to shift majority of manufacturing to Taiwan-based TSMC, according to Korean newspaper<p>Like every iPhone processor before it, the A8 chip in Apple's next flagship phone will still be made by Samsung, but according to Korean daily <i>Hankyung</i>, the majority of the manufacturing will be handled …

REVIEW: The iPhone 5C

The iPhone 5C, the colorful new plastic phone from Apple, is the same phone Apple introduced last year.<p>It has the same processor, same rear camera, same screen (4 inches), and same glitzy new iOS 7 software that most iPhones and iPads updated to this month. For specs geeks, the only new things …

The Truth About The Newest iPhone Fingerprint Sensor Hack, And Why You Shouldn’t Worry

A group of hackers claim to have defeated Apple’s new iPhone fingerprint Touch ID sensor. Here’s what you need to know: Don’t panic.<p>Over the weekend the hacker collective Computer Chaos Club claims to have defeated the new Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5S. It’s not a “hack” because the …

Why Cops and Prosecutors Are Begging iPhone Users to Upgrade to iOS 7

Despite troubles, BlackBerry snagged new jet in July

BlackBerry's troubles have been getting worse for some time. Still, the company found time to invest in another airplane in July.<p>According to The Wall Street Journal, which obtained Canadian aircraft-registry records, BlackBerry acquired a 2006 Bombardier Global Express airplane in July to cart its …

BlackBerry

Apple Sells Nine Million New iPhones, Tells Investors to Expect a Nice Quarter

Some analysts thought Apple might sell five million new iPhone 5c and 5s models this weekend. More optimistic estimates topped out at around eight …

Man stabbed and robbed of Grand Theft Auto 5 game

Three teenagers have been charged over the stabbing and robbery of a man who had bought the video game Grand Theft Auto 5 only 80 minutes earlier.<p>The 23-year-old man was attacked as he made his way home from a midnight launch event in London in the early hours of Tuesday with the game, which …

Fights erupt at Apple iPhone launch in California

At least two arrests were made in Pasadena when a ploy to get homeless people to queue up for the new iPhones went spectacularly wrong.<p>An overnight campout for the new iPhone became chaotic when two men were arrested for fighting outside an Apple Store in California, and a man's plan to hire …

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