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This Fridge Doesn’t Need Electricity To Stay Cool

Inspired by studying frozen lakes, the Sure Chill can stay cold for up to 35 days–long enough to get life-saving vaccines to kids still living off the grid.<p>Jenny McCarthy might tell you differently, but vaccines really do save lives. Unicef estimates that 2 to 3 million kids survived in 2011 …

Vaccination

JUMP is a Portable Battery that Charges Itself after your Smartphone

Keeping the batteries in your smartphone and tablet topped up throughout the day can be tough. Instead of strapping on a bulky case or carrying an external power brick the size of a small tank, Native Union is offering a smart, pocket-sized charging cable and portable battery called JUMP on …

Samsung foldable AMOLED display secretly show-off at CES

There was plenty on show at this year’s CES, but it seems that Samsung was also sneaking around the event with some new secret technology. Samsung was reported showing off a prototype foldable AMOLED display to selected guest behind closed doors.<p>Samsung Display showcased a 5.68 inch high resolution …

Electronics Industry

Jawbone Streamlines Its Headset Offering With The New Era

Bluetooth headsets, as anyone without a popped collar will tell you, are often items of last resort for the average cellphone user. But Jawbone makes pretty good ones, and their new Era headset aims to be their best yet. More importantly, the company that helped define the headset market alongside …

Sony is the brand of choice for criminals

For the past fifteen years, Sony's portable radios have dominated a very specific market: the federal prison. One specific model, the SRF-39FP (the 'FP' stands for 'federal prison'), remains a firm favorite 15 years after its debut. It's made out of clear plastic, allowing guards to ensure the …

Google Removed Over 350 Million Bad Ads, 270,000 Advertisers in 2013

Google today revealed the progress it has made in its fight against bad actors that abuse online advertising tools for harmful or deceptive purposes. In short, the company removed more than 350 million bad ads and more than 270,000 advertisers from its systems in 2013.<p>To put the first figure in …

In Indonesia, anyone with more than 2,000 Twitter followers can get paid $21 a tweet to advertise

Jakarta, Indonesia is the “world’s tweet capital,” reports Reuters, where anyone with more than 2,000 followers can get paid at least $21 to tweet during rush hour, when most Indonesians are stuck in traffic and (apparently) glued to their mobiles.<p>For Westerners, it’s easy to miss just how big …

Phones

Hide your phone, hide your tablet, ’cause 1 out of 13 of you will have something stolen this month

Oh, it’s all peppermint mochas and seasonal ice rinks and Yankee Candle outlets — until someone steals the iPad mini you <i>just got</i> from Meemaw and giddily opened on the 22nd.<p>Serves you right, you Santa-hating glutton.<p>But seriously, it’s not just you. Around 8 percent of people report gadget theft …

Still together: New analysis finds Samsung A7 inside iPhone 5S

Apple-Samsung relationship is not over yet: a Nikkei analysis finds Samsung-made A7 inside iPhone 5S.<p>The mystery of the Apple-Samsung relationship remains largely unsolved. But Japan's Nikkei offered more evidence on Monday that chip-level relationships are hard to end.<p>The results of an earlier …

iPhone

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

Small winged bot flies autonomously for nine minutes, still can't find a mate

Many robots can fly, but only a few forsake rotors for more natural, if inefficient means of propulsion. These flapping bots have interested folks at the Delft University of Technology for many years, and their latest dragonfly-like effort has achieved what they're calling a first among winged …

Everything you need to know about the YouTube copyright crisis and why you should care

At the center of this week's confusing thicket of news and outrage surrounding YouTube video game copyright sweep is a very simple issue.<p>It's about freedom-of expression and the ability of critics, commentators and journalists to speak to large numbers of people without fear of reprisals or …

Samsung W2014 is world's first Snapdragon 800 flip phone, costs over $1,640

China Telecom's obsession with Samsung's luxury clamshells isn't dwindling any time soon. In fact, the two companies have just launched a new model, the SCH-W2014, at their annual "Heart Of The World" charity concert in Nanjing last night. While it shares a similar appearance with the W2013 and the …

Apple's iOS 7 Calendar App Has A Daylight Savings Time Bug

If it's 2 PM, the app indicates the time as 3 PM - a error of daylight savings time management.<p>The phone will correctly display the right time on the clock and in other apps, and it will continue to properly manage alarms and calendar events.<p>The calendar app just seems puzzled by daylight savings …

Users report iOS 7 calendar app is incorrect for daylight savings time

Apple's trouble with daylight savings time appears to be popping up again. According to <i>AppleInsider</i>, a number of iOS 7 users whose clocks turned back an hour overnight are seeing the time displayed incorrectly inside of the iPhone's built-in calendar app. While looking at the calendar's day view, …

Will Samsung always be Pepsi to Apple's Coke?

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Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S3 outpaces iPhone 5S, 5C in touch accuracy

The Samsung Galaxy S3 performed notably better than Apple's latest handsets in terms of overall screen accuracy, according to a new study.<p>Apple's<p>iPhone 5SandiPhone 5Chave a bit of improving to do on the touch-accuracy front, according to new data from OptoFidelity, a Finland-based tech test and …

Phones

The 'Cheap' iPhone Isn't Selling Because It Doesn't Make Anyone Jealous

You can't use the iPhone 5C to make your friends feel bad about themselves, and that's creating a problem for Apple.<p>Unveiled in September, the 5C is Apple's "cheap" iPhone -- essentially the same as the iPhone 5 launched in 2012 but with a colorful plastic shell. The 5C costs $549 (or $99 with a …

Why Is Apple Still Selling the iPad 2? Because It Can.

Next month, Apple will begin selling two next-generation iPads — the iPad Air and a new and mightier iPad mini, yet it will continue to sell the iPad …

iPad Mini

Samsung sold over 40 million Galaxy S 4s in six months

T<p>Sure, Samsung's sold more than 38 million Galaxy Notes since late 2011, but its latest flagship puts that number to shame. According to a Korean publication, the company has sold 40 million Galaxy S 4 units worldwide, just six months after the device hit the market. It's a hearty milestone, …

Facebook: An Important News Source For People Who Don't Care About News

Imagine if Facebook were your only source of news. What would the world look like to you?<p>You would probably think the most important events in any given month were celebrity deaths, sports tournaments and awards shows. You would know an awful lot about a handful of political outrages, but very …

Samsung Fined In Taiwan For Defaming HTC

Samsung has been fined NT$10 million ($340,000) in Taiwan, where it violated fair trade rules by running an Internet campaign that praised its devices while slamming those of rival HTC.<p>The Associated Press reports (via Businessweek) that Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission fined Samsung for “defaming …

What to expect from Nokia World

Nokia is heading to Abu Dhabi tomorrow morning for what’s likely its final farewell as a smartphone manufacturer. As Windows Phone further cements itself as the number three behind iOS and Android, Nokia is giving up its phone business to Microsoft in early 2014. That deal hasn’t fully closed yet, …

10 awesome OS X design concepts you have to see

Apple’s newest version of OS X is just around the corner, with many placing bets that it will be released to consumers next week at the company’s October 22 media event.<p>All signs point to it: OS X Mavericks was upgraded to Gold Master status earlier this month and released to developers, which …

Google launches new anti-DDoS service called 'Project Shield'

Google has announced a new suite of tools for activists and non-profits at their Ideas conference in New York today, including tools for evading web censorship and oppressive regimes. The biggest focus has been on DDoS attacks, a kind of brute-force action that can easily take down a small site …

After One Month, 73% of iOS Users Have Adopted iOS 7

Apple’s iOS 7 has been available to the public for exactly one month. In that time, about 73% of all iOS users have updated their iPhones, iPads and iPods to Apple’s new operating system, amounting to a little more than 250 million devices.<p>Mobile analytics company Mixpanel has been tracking iOS 7 …

Nokia tablet: new Lumia 2520 joins 1520 phablet

Nokia has launched a new Windows-based tablet, the 2520, and 1520 'phablet', which it hopes will steal market share from rivals Apple and Samsung, even as Microsoft edges closer to completing its purchase of the Finnish company's devices arm.<p>Nokia has unveiled its first Windows-based tablet, the …