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Film-Frauen protestieren auf dem roten Teppich in Cannes

Beim Filmfestival in Cannes hat Jury-Präsidentin Cate Blanchett mit rund 80 Mitstreiterinnen einen Appell für Chancengleichheit für Frauen in der …

Twitter ruft Nutzer zur Änderung des Passworts auf

Der Kurznachrichtendienst Twitter hat rund 330 Millionen Nutzer. Die sollen ihre Passwörter nun vorsichtshalber ändern. Der Grund ist eine Panne bei …

IT-Sicherheit

Swedish scientists successfully implant 3D-printed human cartilage cells in baby mice

In what could potentially serve as an important moment in the quest to 3D-print body parts, a team of scientists from Sweden’s Sahlgrenska Academy and Chalmers University of Technology have managed to successfully implant human cartilage cells in six-week-old baby mice.<p>The researchers created a gel …

This is what it's like to use a $4 Android phone

Many were suspicious of Ringing Bells' unbelievably cheap Freedom 251, but a model we tested was a pleasant surprise.<p>Four. That's how many US dollars the Freedom 251 costs.<p>It's a shockingly low number, especially if you're used to doling out $600 for a flagship phone. And despite raising many …

PSA: Facebook Messenger is finally rolling out account switching on iOS

If you manage multiple Facebook and/or Messenger accounts on an iOS device, good news: Account switching is finally rolling out.<p>The feature was available on Android since February, and allows you to add multiple accounts to switch between. That’s great news for social media managers, small business …

The Apple App Store graveyard

People just don’t seem to have the same excitement lately about Apple’s App Store or the Google Play platform. The air of hopelessness that surrounds the mobile app ecosystem is obvious and demoralizing.<p>When I published my first app on both platforms (an app that automatically monitored fuel …

Apps

Apple: One Man's Treasure Is Another Man's Trash

We have had a barrage of Apple negativity since that strategically timed (some say) Nikkei news article an hour or so before our closing bell last Friday. For the past year, or so, that is par for the course as far as Apple is concerned especially going into its earnings report, which for Q1:16, is …

A Tale Of Tarot And Boy Wizards Takes A Disturbing Turn In 'Child Eater'

Like most things mystical, tarot cards aren't given much mainstream credence in our Internet age. Rachel Pollack, however, knows the magic they still contain.<p>Besides being simply another multiple-award-winning fantasy author, Pollack is a world-renowned authority on tarot. It's no shock, then, that …

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Flipboard Users Can Now Add Their Own Voice, Opinions And Photos To Their Magazines

Mobile news magazine app Flipboard may be putting on a brave face in the wake of new competition from iOS 9’s forthcoming News app, practically a Flipboard clone. But there’s no doubt that the service needs to continue to innovate as it prepares to go up against a built-in alternative soon to …

Apps

My Long Road To Self-Publishing

After blindly supporting it for a number of years, I’ve decided to crowdfund my own project, a novel that I wrote for my son, and then write about the experience for you guys. Today I’d like to talk about my own experiences in publishing and why I think crowdfunding is, at the very least, a viable …

The Tiger And The Cicada

<i>This is an essay by Andrew Auernheimer aka Weev, a hacker who was convicted of hacking AT&T’s iPad customer information service and sentence to 41 months in prison. He mailed this essay from prison.</i><p>In the homes and organizations of the powerful one finds the totems of predators. The Bohemian Grove …

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Samsung Galaxy S4 dual SIM variant confirmed, will come with Exynos 5 Octa

Samsung has officially unveiled the dual-SIM variant of its latest flagship Galaxy S4, meant for the Chinese market. The dual-SIM GT-i9502 model has almost the same specs and appearance as the base GT-i9500 model, although it will be 2 grams heavier, mostly due to the addition of a second SIM slot. …

Samsung Galaxy

Make Your Bid to Have a Coffee Date With Apple CEO Tim Cook

- Apr 24, 2013<p>So, you know you’ve always wanted to sit down and have a cup of coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook. Now is your chance. If you have polite …

Apple Has “Amazing” Stuff Coming, Says Cook — But Not Until Fall

Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com<p>2013 has been a sparse year for Apple special events. We’re already a third of the way through it, and the company hasn’t …

Apple Q2 ’13 Intl Sales 56% Of Total Revenues; Cook Defensive On China: “Best Quarter Ever” At $8.8B

Apple today posted Q2 earnings that beat estimates at $43.6 billion in sales, which illustrates that, while the Americas — led by the U.S. — remains the company’s single biggest market, Asia, led by sales in China, continues to show the strongest growth amidst weakened demand at home and in Europe. …

SkySQL Merges With MariaDB Creator Monty Program To Solidify Its Open Source Database Position

Some consolidation in the world of open source database startups: SkySQL, a provider of open source database solutions, is merging with Monty Program Ab, the creators of MariaDB, an open source database technology that is used by Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and other services. The merger is also a …

Psy’s “Gentleman” Hits New YouTube Record With 38M Views In One Day

“Gangnam Style” was the first video to hit 1 billion views on YouTube, a milestone it reached last December. Though arguably less catchy, Psy’s followup video “Gentleman,” a unique blend of pounding beats and fart jokes rumored to be an elaborate commercial for Candy Crush Saga, is now also …

Researchers Build New Batteries That Charge Instantly And Hold Hours Of Juice

A group of researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created microbatteries that charge 1,000 times faster than normal batteries and can, feasibly, “jump-start a car” while powering a cellphone. The group, led by William King, is working on shrinking the batteries down to fit …

Funny or Die's Steve Jobs Movie 'iSteve' Now Available Online

After being delayed yesterday, Funny Or Die's Steve Jobs movie "iSteve" has now been released online. The movie stars Justin Long as Steve Jobs and <i>Lost</i>'s Jorge Garcia as Steve Wozniak.<p>The film is the longest video produced by the humor site and runs nearly 80 minutes long. The script for the film …

China’s E-Commerce Market Grew To $190B In 2012, Driven By Mobile Users and Social Media, Says CNNIC

China’s e-commerce market racked up a whopping 1.3 trillion RMB ($190 billion USD) worth of transactions in 2012, according to a report by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) (linked article is in Chinese), an increase of 66.5 percent over 2011’s total.<p>Last year, 242 million …

Buying phones from China part 2: tips and tricks

Buying Android smartphones from China can be advantageous in terms of pricing, however the whole process is not as simple as just walking into your local cellphone shop and buying a new device. Potentially you are buying a phone from half way across the world, from an unknown company, based on a …

Meet Xiaomi, the Biggest Smartphone Company You’ve Never Heard Of

Xiaomi may not be the biggest smartphone company in China, but it’s probably the fastest-growing. And if you haven’t yet heard of it, you will soon. …

Mobile

GadgetellSolutions Media

26Jul/18<p>There are multiple departments within a retail organization, so which are most important? If we’re equating worth to cost — i.e., the annual …

Customers

Flipboard Adds 3 Million Users Since Launch Of Personalized Magazines, Over 500,000 Magazines Created To Date

Mobile magazine Flipboard revealed today that over half a million personalized magazines have been created on its platform since the launch of the new feature just two weeks prior. During this time, the company also added 3 million new users to its service, bringing its total user base to now 53 …

ICANN Says It Will Allow Chinese Top-Level Domain Names This Year, Followed By Other Languages

The president of ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) Fady Chehade told the Wall Street Journal that the organization will launch Chinese character options for top-level domains in the second half of this year. (A top-level domain is the part of the Web address after the …

PC Sales Show Biggest Q1 Decline Ever

Sales of personal computers were very nearly twice as bad as previously expected and experienced their worst year-on-year decline ever in the first …

North America

Buying phones from China part 1: why bother?

The traditional way to get hold of an Android phone was to sign a 2 year contract with your carrier and pick a phone to match your budget. However that method is changing with companies like Google offering the Nexus 4 unlocked and contract free, and T-Mobile moving to its Uncarrier business model. …