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Samsung denies fixing Galaxy S4 benchmarks

Samsung has been forced to respond to a detailed technical breakdown of its flagship Galaxy S4's benchmarking performance, in which tech site AnandTech claims code in the phone specifically overclocks the phone's processor to give an unrealistic score for some widely used benchmarking tools.<p>Tipped …

Phones

Galaxy S3 and Note 2 beat the iPhone 5 in customer satisfaction survey

Customer satisfaction surveys have long been touted by supporters of one company or another as clear indicators of success in the market. While these surveys are clearly not the best way to decide which product is better, they do provide us an idea about how the “average consumer” regards a certain …

Mobile

From the Android Forums: Photo storage in the cloud with Google Photos

<i>Ohnelson77</i> asks in the Android Central forums,<p>Hey everyone. I have over 4,000 photos and videos on my SDcard, and Dropbox does not have enough space …

Why we have to turn electronic devices off on planes

Mobile phones and other gadgets could interfere with sensitive electronic systems, some theories suggest. So why is it still so difficult to prove the truth behind the claims?<p>I have a guilty secret to confess. My plane was preparing for take-off from London’s Heathrow Airport in March when a flight …

Mobile Devices

Does chewing gum take seven years to digest?

As children we’re told not to swallow gum, because it will lie in your stomach for ages. Claudia Hammond chews over the evidence to find out if this is true.<p>Imagine if you swallowed a piece of gum in the summer of 2006. George W Bush was still in the White House. Twitter had yet to be launched. …

What will be the next global transformers?

Oil, electricity and the internet have profoundly altered our planet, but what will come next? Gaia Vince wants your help in predicting them.<p>Look ahead five years... ten years... fifty years, perhaps. You will be different. Older. Perhaps no longer alive. Now think about where you will live in …

Why you think your phone is vibrating when it is not

Most of us experience false alarms with phones, and as Tom Stafford explains this happens because it is a common and unavoidable part of healthy brain function.<p>Sensing phantom phone vibrations is a strangely common experience. Around 80% of us have imagined a phone vibrating in our pockets when …

Psychology

Do you lose most heat from your head?

To wear, or not to wear, a hat when it is cold? Claudia Hammond trawls through studies plunging people into freezing water and seeing what Patagonian locals do. To wear, or not to wear, a hat when cold<p>We were told we must not capsize at all costs. If we did, we would have only seconds to get out of …

Mobile payments in U.S. to top $1B this year, report says

Despite slower-than-expected adoption by consumers, mobile payments will still more than double this year compared with 2012, eMarketer says.<p>The much-touted mobile wallet has yet to catch on with a majority of consumers. But dollars generated by mobile payments continue to rise.<p>Payments made via a …

Tech that should never become sentient (pictures)

Updated: July 11, 2013 / Caption: Eric Mack / Photo: U.S. Department of Defense<p>Samsung's Galaxy S4<p>Updated: July 11, 2013 / Caption: Eric Mack / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET<p>Roombas capable of ruminating?<p>Updated: July 11, 2013 / Caption: Eric Mack / Photo: Stolidus Simulations<p>Sentient Google Glass? …

Linksys EA6400 Smart Wi-Fi router review: Nice design, great features, so-so performance - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Linksys EA6400 Smart Wi-Fi router</b> offers stable Wi-Fi coverage, has a robust cloud-enabled Web interface, and is easy to use and good-looking.<p><b>The Bad</b> The router suffers from short Wi-Fi range, underwhelming wireless speeds, and its comparatively high cost.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The Linksys …

Wi-Fi