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Samsung finally agrees to pay Apple $548 million, with a few caveats

Almost five years after Apple originally sued Samsung for infringing smartphone patents, it seems like the South Korean manufacturer is ready to pay up. In a joint court statement from both companies, Samsung has confirmed that it will pay Apple $548 million before December 14th if it receives an …

Judiciary

Biggest Mistakes Guys Make In Bed Reddit Thread

Sex can go wrong for so many reasons. Usually the biggest reason is a lack of communication between both parties. If you feel like things are not working as they should be in bed and you're not getting any feedback from your partner, this Reddit thread listing the "the most common mistakes guys …

OnePlus 2 Long-Term Review: Exposing The Hyped Flagship Killer

It has been two months since I first picked up OnePlus 2 smartphone. This ‘difficult second album’ from OnePlus has had a rough ride in the press thanks to poor distribution issues, and the shoot from the hip promotions undertaken haven’t always been on the safest ground. I think that’s one of the …

Hacked security company's documents show a laundry list of questionable clients

A hacker seems to have gotten into the company's computers, downloaded its files, and then put them online for the world to see. The group that hacked into the the European surveillance company Gamma International last year has taken responsibility for this hack.<p>The hack was first made public via …

The hack that took down a global spyware vendor

At the end of last month, Hacking Team seemed untouchable. The company occupied a controversial niche in the security space, contracting out surveillance software to law enforcement agencies around the world. If your phone got stuck with a wiretapping implant, there's a good chance it came from …

The 'Catfish' guy reveals how to spot fake people online

"Catfish: The TV Show" host and co-creator Nev Schulman stopped by to explain simple ways you can avoid being deceived by online love interests.<p>This process has become known as being 'catfished,' thanks to Schulman's popular MTV show, as well as the 2010 movie on which the show is based.<p><i>Produced by</i> …

Catfish

Ford fights back against patent trolls

Some people are just awful. Some organizations are just as awful. And when those people join those organizations, we get stories like this one, where Ford has spent the past several years combatting so-called patent trolls.<p>According to <i>Automotive News</i>, these malicious organizations have filed over a …

Intellectual Property

How To Boost Your Wi-Fi With a Range Extender

I love the Wi-Fi service available in my home. I have my laptop, my smartphone and my tablet hooked up to it so I can surf the web from anywhere in …

Wi-Fi

The $700,000+ mistake

Don’t miss these top stories:<p>Nearly 6 in 10 millennials make a $700,000+ mistake<p>In most markets, renting over buying costs more over the course of a …

Student Finance

Build over 10 apps for Android Lollipop with Android Studio for 82% off

If you’re looking to develop apps for the most recent version of Android, these courses are for you. The Bitfountain comprehensive Android Lollipop package includes 30 hours of video instruction and over 10 app-building exercises to help with the app building process. There are a slew of different …

This Fake Phone Charger Is Actually Recording Every Key You Type

“Whose phone charger is that sticking out of the wall? Oh. It must be Ben’s. Ben always leaves his charger at work. Classic Ben!”<p>Alas, it’s not Ben’s charger. Hell, it’s not a charger at all. It’s actually a little spy device <i>disguised</i> as a phone charger, capable of sniffing out every key you type …

Gear & Gadgets

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Inside Google’s Big Plan to Race Amazon to Your Door

An attempt to steal back product searches from the country's largest online retailer.<p>Google is the undisputed king of search in all but one lucrative and vital category: Product searches.<p>Over the past decade, Amazon has transformed itself from a seller of books online to the place Americans turn to …

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Fireworks

YouTube, following Netflix, is now publicly shaming internet providers for slow video

When videos blur, buffer, or won’t play altogether, YouTube is now pinning the blame on your internet service provider.<p>“Experiencing interruptions?” reads the message in a blue bar underneath choppy video, as seen in the above screenshot. Clicking “find out why” brings you to Google’s new website, …

Net Neutrality

10 things rich people know that you don’t

As a financial adviser, I have occasionally found myself feeling envious of certain clients. Not because of their wealth — but because they were …

Personal Finance

Both Google co-founders reveal beliefs on rent, privacy, taxes, law, & future tech (in 7 quotes)

It’s rare to get one Google co-founder to speak publicly, let alone both at the same time. But noted venture capitalist and longtime friend Vinod Khosla managed to get both Google co-founders to reveal their thoughts on everything from novel government policies to the future of technology.<p>Here is …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Coffee

As Kickstarter Evolves, Investors Watch For Next $1 Billion Idea

Most of the projects on Kickstarter are quirky, small and artisanal — take the example of the glow-in-the-dark dog collar — but in one corner of the online bazaar, the projects are about the numbers. Some investors visit Kickstarter in search of the next billion-dollar company.<p>On the crowdfunding …

Your TV screen could soon act as a personalized dashboard with Chromecast update

Reddit user asjmcguire has spotted code in a recent Chromecast update suggesting that the standby screen which currently displays only a clock and images chosen by Google could in future be rather more useful.<p>The code appears to allow for future support of weather and a slideshow of user-defined …

A $5.5 Million Bet on a Better Way to Learn Coding

The Flatiron School isn't a college. It just received venture backing, but isn't growing super-fast. And it isn't even in the Flatiron neighborhood. It has a ton going for it anyway.<p>Sitting up as straight as is possible in an overstuffed couch in a room overlooking the iconic bronze Charging Bull …

Education

Introducing Flipboard's First Foray into Video Games

Introducing Flipboard’s First Foray into Video Games<p>Inside Flipboard / April 1, 2014<p>In 2010, humans spent 3 billion hours a week playing video …

Turkey PM who wants to ‘wipe out Twitter’ is also tech-savvy politician

World's First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Announced, The Mark One

This is the week of the SolidWorks World 2014 in San Diego, Ca, and so far there have been quite a few pretty groundbreaking announcements from the …

Carbon Fiber