Adrian Vertullo

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Galaxy Note 6 to pack larger ‘Slim RGB’ display, 6GB of RAM

Just six months after the Galaxy Note 5 made its debut, the rumor mill is already making promises about this year’s Galaxy Note 6 — and they sound …

This psychologist's impressive presentation shows how materialism is eroding our happiness

It's, "depends how you spend it."<p>Miriam Tatzel, PhD, of Empire State College, recently presented an overview of consumer behavior and happiness at The American Psychological Association's annual conference.<p>In it, she examined the link between consumerism, happiness, and even the environmental …

Handling HTC's Butterfly 2: the flagship phone you might never see

HTC has its metallic-hewn, well-received One smartphone series. Oh, and its cheaper Desire collection, which has also hit a creative groove of late. But then there's the company's Butterfly phones: high-spec Android devices that rarely make it out of Asia. (We say rarely because one snuck into the …

How spies can eavesdrop using your phone's gyroscope

In the age of surveillance paranoia, most smartphone users know better than to give a random app or website permission to use their device's …

What It's Like Raising Money As A Woman In Silicon Valley

<i>Editor’s note: We don’t publish many anonymous pieces on Forbes.com, but this compelling first-person account of sexism in the startup world merits an exception. I met the author several months ago and was floored by the stories she had to tell about her dealings with mostly male investors. Like</i> …

Apple's secretive internal training program praises Picasso, has full-time faculty

The Apple University, as the company's training courses have been called, was established by Steve Jobs in an effort to get employees acquainted with how Apple does things. Courses there are not mandatory, but getting employees to enroll is apparently never an issue, according to Brian X. Chen's …

The Soylent Subculture: 10 People Tell Us What It's Like Living on Powdered Food

Soylent is a powered food substitute that, for some, changes everything from your daily routine to your health.<p>In a 2013 blog post titled "How I Stopped Eating Food," founder Rob Rhinehart calls out conventional food — meat, produce, everything in a grocery store — as the "fossil fuel of human …

The HTC One E8 is a plastic phone in search of its metal soul

Plastic phones have a bad reputation and HTC is partly to blame. The company that defines itself as “a global leader in mobile innovation and design” has, for two years running, built the finest Android smartphone with an all-aluminum thing of beauty it calls the One. First the One M7 swept up the …

Apple leaker predicts December launch for iWatch, iPhablet

Production issues continue to plague the 5.5-inch iPhablet, and while the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is on target to launch in September, Apple may have just decided to pair the launch of its first wearable alongside its first foray into phablets, says one of Weibo’s top Apple leakers.<p>The launch of the …

Researchers think they can triple your smartphone battery life — but it won't happen soon

A new research paper details the efforts of a team at Stanford University who are looking to create a lithium battery that, if successful, could lead …

Next-generation lithium cells will double your phone's battery life

The lithium ion batteries in your mobile devices are inherently limited by the "ion" part of their name; they can safely use lithium only in the part of the cell that supplies ions, wasting a lot of potential energy. It's good news, then, that researchers at Stanford have developed a new lithium …

Samsung rumoured to announce the all-metal Galaxy Alpha next month

Samsung tends to release devices in many sizes and specification range to attack each market and price point.<p>One of the latest smartphones that …

Colorado's pot message to U.S.

With Alaska and Oregon gearing up to vote on legalizing marijuana in a few months and many other states considering it further down the road, one state is on everyone’s mind — Colorado.<p>Activists on both sides of the pot debate are pointing to the Colorado experiment — what they see as its great …