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Brush Up On Thanos's History Before Infinity War With This Video

What comic series did Thanos debut in? Was he really based on Darkseid? And what’s his whole deal with Death?<p>If you’re primarily familiar with Thanos …

Exclusive: behind the scenes of Intel’s huge CES keynote

After a bad week, can Intel change the subject?<p>Intel has had a very bad week.<p>The revelation of the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws put the company at the epicenter of a vulnerability story, then a processor slowdown story, and even a CEO stock malfeasance story. It’s not the lead up to the the …

Is Samsung's Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner secure enough?

US Sen. Al Franken pens a letter to the smartphone maker raising concerns about the security and privacy of users' biometric data.<p>After researchers proved they could easily hack into Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone using the device's fingerprint scanner, a US senator is raising concerns about the …

Sneaky Tokyoflash wood watch tells time with hidden LEDs

The Kisai Night Vision Wood watch from Tokyoflash may be one of the most sly timepieces ever invented, masquerading as a blank watch.<p>You might mistake Tokyoflash's Kisai Night Vision Wood watch for a carved bracelet with no other function than to look like a wood model of a watch. Push a button and …

Apple said to be in talks to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2B

Tentative deal between iPhone maker and Beats is reportedly in the works and could be one of Apple's biggest buys yet.<p>Apple is reportedly in talks to acquire Beats Electronics, the high-end-headphone maker co-founded by hip-hop artist Dr. Dre, in a deal worth $3.2 billion, according to the …

Galaxy S5 sports best smartphone display, testing firm says

Samsung’s latest flagship phone “raises the bar for top display performance,” says screen tester DisplayMate.<p>Samsung's Galaxy S5 has set records for its high-quality screen, in the view of DisplayMate president and research scientist Raymond Soneira.<p>In an in-depth analysis of the new phone's screen …

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After two months with Android, I'm going back to iPhone. Here's why.

While I can see the benefits of the Android platform, especially with regard to hardware, it's just not the mobile experience I want.<p>I gave it the old college try.<p>After a long stint as an iPhone user, I decided I wanted something with a bigger screen. Apple failed to oblige last year, instead …

iPhone 5

Incredible moon photo snapped with HTC One, homemade telescope

A homemade binocular telescope, an HTC One, and 700 hours of work went into taking a single, spectacular moon shot. The photographer shares his secrets.<p>Luke Gruenert took a photo of the moon using his HTC One . He is probably not the first person to try this, but, unlike everyone else in the world, …

Most China Mobile 4G users bought iPhone, chairman says

The company has just 1.3 million 4G customers right now, but expects that figure to jump to 50 million by the end of the year.<p>This might be a good year for Apple in China.<p>China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua on Thursday said that "most" of his company's 1.3 million 4G customers have bought the iPhone -- …

Apple envisions stylus with extendable, multitouch nib

Outlined in a freshly-published patent filing, the nib would possess powers and abilities far beyond those of today's nibs.<p>Apple wants to cook up a more powerful yet sensitive stylus for your tablet.<p>Published Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, a patent filing dubbed simply "Input …

Christian Bale is top choice to play Steve Jobs, says report

He's best known as Batman, but a report suggests Christian Bale is the top contender to take on the role of Steve Jobs in a new biopic.<p>Move over, Aston Kutcher, there may soon be a new Steve Jobs in town. An as-yet-untitled movie for Sony Pictures centering around the Apple co-founder has a script …

Apple, Google execs out-earn Samsung counterparts

The Korean electronics giant's entire executive team brings in less than individual executives at some US-based tech companies.<p>Samsung might be a giant company with massive amounts of revenue, but that doesn't mean that its executives make massive amounts of money -- at least when compared to other …

Obama: We're building Iron Man

With so much going on, you might have missed it this week. But President Obama revealed details of this secret project and promised to "blast off" himself.<p>The real news sometimes passes us by, as we eke out our survival and freak out at the state of our lives.<p>I am grateful, therefore, to have been …

Mark Zuckerberg

Lab making salami out of Jennifer Lawrence?

BiteLabs insists it is growing meat from celebrity tissue samples. Oh, of course Kanye is one of them. It seems hard to swallow.<p>Whenever someone tells me they're serious, I'm wary. Whenever someone tells me they're "100 percent serious," I imagine their noses at twice the length.<p>So when I hear that …

Women prefer Apple, gentlemen prefer Samsung

In a study looking at which mobile brands are preferred by the sexes in America, the results are perhaps predictable. However, a ray of hope for MicroNokia is that almost 25 percent of people expressed no preference.<p>When commenters lurch to these pages, their lightsabers raised even higher than …

Samsung Galaxy

WhatsApp: Don't sweat, Facebook buy won't change us

The mobile messaging service claims nothing will change following the announcement of Facebook's acquisition of it.<p>It'll be like this $16 billion deal never even happened.<p>At least, that's according to a blog post on Wednesday from WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum, reassuring customers that despite Facebook's …

'iPad Pro' iffy, Microsoft Office on iPad 'alive' in 2014: Reports

Coming soon -- or not so soon -- to an iPad near you: Reports weigh in on iPad 'Pro' and Microsoft Office coming to the popular tablet.<p>A pair of reports speak to coming iPad attractions. One addresses the prospects for the so-called iPad Pro, the other, Microsoft Office running on Apple's tablet.<p>A …

Nokia makes a skirt from 80 Lumia smartphones

The company has developed a skirt made from 80 of its Lumia 1520 and 1020 smartphones. It's a fashion thing, apparently.<p>If wearing Google Glass on your face isn't a big enough salute to technology, you might want to take a look at Nokia's bizarre, new skirt. It's made from 80 of its Lumia 1520 and …

Transformers, meet 3D printing: Hasbro and 3D Systems team up

In a new partnership, the company behind some of the largest brands on the planet will be working with 3D Systems to unlock the children's toy market.<p>3D-printed products from multinational toy company Hasbro -- which oversees brands such as Transformers, Star Wars, Scrabble, and Monopoly -- may be …

Visions of a larger iPhone 6 are stunning

Designers have been working up their fantasies for how the next iPhone may look. Take a look at two awesome concepts.<p>The rumors that the iPhone 6 is finally growing up have stirred Apple fans with design chops to action.<p>Italian designer Federico Ciccarese has shown us his visions of a possible …

Sherlock meets his Muppet match in Murray-arty

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch visits "Sesame Street" to test his own skills of deduction with help from the Count and a new fuzzy nemesis.<p>Move over, Jim Moriarty and Charles Augustus Magnussen. Sherlock Holmes has a nemesis -- and he's adorable! "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch recently visited …

Samsung, Swarovski release blinged-out Galaxy Note 3 cover

Bundled with a Swarovski crystal bracelet, the cover is working the runway at New York's Fashion Week.<p>Samsung and Swarovski have partnered to deliver a custom cover for the Galaxy Note 3. On display at this year's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, the $300 crystal-clad cover is also on sale …

2K Vivo Xplay 3S beats Samsung Galaxy S5 to the punch - CNET

Vivo<p>With all this talk of the Samsung Galaxy S5's rumored 2K HD display, it's easy to forget that a lesser-known Chinese device-maker paved the way first.<p>The Vivo Xplay 3S was, in fact, the first 2,560x1,440-pixel smartphone. Introduced in China in late December 2013, it houses a 6-inch LCD 2K HD …

Samsung's Galaxy NotePro 12.2, Galaxy TabPro 10.1 and 8.4 go on sale February 13

Samsung's new business-minded tablets go on sale on February 13, but you can pre-order them now.<p>Samsung's newest Galaxy tablets go on sale this month, and they're packing hefty price tags. The company has announced pricing and availability for the Galaxy NotePro 12.2 and Galaxy TabPro 12.2, 10.1, …

Samsung Galaxy S5 likely at Feb. 24 launch event

Samsung will once again stage a major product launch at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month. It really couldn't be anything other than the Galaxy S5 marquee phone.<p>Samsung Galaxy-gazers, it's time to turn your attention back to Barcelona. Samsung announced on Monday that it's launching its …

Samsung Galaxy S5 leaks suggest 2K display, fingerprint scanner

That's the word from the oft-correct @evleaks, who tweeted three updates on Wednesday about what to expect in the upcoming smartphone.<p>Samsung will be going with the Galaxy S5 branding for its next flagship handset, @evleaks revealed in a screenshot on Twitter on Wednesday.<p>The revelation was one of …

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Microsoft ready to name Satya Nadella new CEO, report says

After months of searching, Microsoft's board is said to be close to naming Steve Ballmer's replacement. Bill Gates also may be out as chairman.<p>Is Microsoft's long search for a new CEO about to end? A Bloomberg report says that the company's board is preparing to name Satya Nadella as Microsoft's …

Samsung Galaxy S5 may sport fingerprint sensor, says analyst

A new report claims the company's next flagship phone will compete directly with Touch ID on Apple's iPhone 5S.<p>Samsung thinks the Touch ID feature in the iPhone 5S is a pretty nifty idea worth including in its upcoming Galaxy S5, if a note from a Chinese analyst with a pretty solid track record of …

Samsung shipped record 320M smartphones in 2013

South Korean electronics giant grabs 32 percent market share during a year that saw an overall record of 990 million smartphone shipments, according to Strategy Analytics.<p>Samsung shipped nearly 320 million smartphones in 2013, the largest ever in one year by a single vendor, according to new data …

Mobile

3D printing gives disabled duck Dudley a new limb

Yet another disabled little duckie gets a new lease on life thanks to the magic of 3D printing.<p>At long last, 3D printing has found its niche: providing replacement limbs -- for ducks. Poor Dudley of K911 animal rescue service in Sicamous, Canada, lost his leg as a baby to a vicious attack from a …