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Six ways to protect your phone

If you’ve ever dropped you phone, or for that matter any electronic, then you know that the moment after the drop is horrendous. You’ve heard the …

Olympic Sponsor Samsung's First Order Of Business: Free Phones

As the official phone of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, Samsung’s first order of business is to give each athlete a free Galaxy Note 3. Not a bad perk for an Olympian — medal or not.<p>It’s a simple, yet clever move. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies alone, where an estimated 2,500 athletes will be …

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The Internet Archive puts Atari games and obsolete software directly in your browser

The Internet Archive has officially released a tool that will let decades-old software run in your browser, along with a catalog of noteworthy, fun, or notorious games and applications. The Archive team has spent two years creating and troubleshooting a JavaScript port of the MESS computer software …

Facebook's Zuckerberg Wanted To Acquire Snapchat In $1B+ Deal

As mobile messaging service Snapchat looks to potentially raise $200 million in funding, there’s word suggesting that at one point Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had approached the company in an attempt to acquire it. Sources tell The Wall Street Journal that the offer for the startup was north of $1 …

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Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Goes From Snapchat “Role Model” To Potential Investor

Snapchat is looking to raise up to $200 million at a valuation of $3 billion to $4 billion and one of the potential investors that founder Evan Spiegel has talked to the most is Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings, reports WSJ.<p>Spiegel has referred to Tencent in the past as a “role model,” …

Internet Archive brings bygone games and programs to the browser

One of the inherent downsides of technology's rapid advancement is how much of its history gets left behind with each new plateau we reach. However, the great minds at the Internet Archive (IA) have come up with a way to not only preserve our past, but make it accessible via the Javascript MESS …

Party On! Paper Magazine Gets Made for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / June 24, 2013<p>I was a good girl growing up in 1980s New York City. Paper Magazine found me on one of my many sojourns to Tower …

How Flat Design Is Preparing iOS For The Gadgets Of Tomorrow

iOS 7’s new look isn’t just a fresh coat of paint. It’s a powerful design language that can be extended to the iWatch, iTV, and iCar of the future.<p>When we talk about Jony Ive’s massive overhaul of Apple’s mobile operating system in iOS 7, we tend to think about it in terms of a mere facelift. First …

Apple Employee Says Please Don’t Pirate Mac Apps, But If You Really Have To…

Ad By Carbon Ads<p>Toby Wellington | Friday, October 25th, 2013<p>While word has begun to get out that those with pirated or trial versions of Apple’s …

Samsung posts record profits, again

Samsung Electronics has posted a 26% jump in profits for the three month period ending in September 2013, mainly due to strong smartphone sales and better memory chip revenues. Net income for the quarter was 8.24 trillion won ($7.6bn) up from 6.56tn won during the same period last year. Samsung …

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

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 measurement company.<p>OptoFidelity said that it used its own Touch Panel Performance Tester to measure the iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, and Samsung …

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Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Something big and mysterious is rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the middle of San Francisco Bay. And Google's fingerprints are all over it.<p>It's unclear what's inside the structure, which stands about four stories high and was made …