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What Steve Jobs And Bill Gates Really Thought About Each Other

"He and I, in a sense, grew up together," Gates said. "We were within a year of the same age, and we were kind of naively optimistic and built big companies. And every fantasy we had about creating products and learning new things — we achieved all of it. And most of it as rivals. But we always …

Bill Gates

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3: will it fit in your pocket? (video)

While waiting for the U.K. launch of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 (the device already has a price tag there), Three made a presentation video of the device that compares it to its siblings in the Galaxy family. Watching the video, you will also find out if the next BIG thing, as the Mega is called …

Samsung Galaxy

Apple I computer sells for 1000+ times its original $666 selling price

Remember when we mentioned that you could pick up what is believed to be one of only six remaining Apple I computers in working order if you had “a spare $260-400k”? We were wrong. The <i>NYT</i> reports that the machine broke all expectations when it sold at auction on Saturday for $671,400.<p>The high …

Sony woos 'Minecraft' creator with golden PSone, VIP invite to E3

<i>Minecraft</i> creator Markus "Notch" Persson has received an elaborate VIP invite to Sony's Playstation 4 press event at E3: a golden PSone console. Despite <i>Minecraft</i> for Xbox 360 breaking XBLA records by selling over 6 million copies, Notch has been an outspoken critic of Sony's main rival in the …

BitTorrent Sync Is A Dropbox Killer, Or Maybe Much More Than That

A colleague recently passed on a link to BitTorrent Sync with a note saying he planned on canceling his Dropbox account. Sync is a file storage service, one for very large files. And if you have it, you too might be reconsidering your online file storage strategy.<p>On the face of it, BitTorrent is …

Chromium browser cops reset feature to clean up malware messes

Mopping up after malicious software can land you in a browser quagmire full of sketchy search engines, toolbars or worse. Google's latest version of its open-source Chromium browser now has a remedy for much of that thanks to a 'reset profile' setting discovered by code tinkerer François Beaufort. …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Google

Given the size and scope of such a company, the Quora community had no problem providing a number of little-known yet surprising tidbits.<p>With all its tech excellence (which runs from Google Glass to the self-driving car to the internet's most beloved search engine), here are 10 mind-blowing facts …

Google Glass

This New York Company Could Become The Etsy Of 3D Printing

Think of it as Etsy for people who make their stuff using 3D printers.<p>The company just raised $30 million so that it can bring its 3D printing business more mainstream. Shapeways plans to use the cash to grow its team, build more factories, and continue to overcome technological challenges that …

3D Printing

Galaxy S4 camera beats the iPhone 5's in DxOMark benchmark

The camera on the Samsung Galaxy S4 has topped the iPhone 5’s in recent tests by the prestigious camera experts at DxO Labs.<p>Considered an industry standard, DxO’s benchmark suite DxOMark provides independent camera and lens image quality measurement and ratings.<p>DxO Labs has recently put the Samsung …

Phones

Why Extravagant New HQs Planned At Apple, Google, Amazon And Facebook Are Negative Indicators

Amazon.com this week revealed plans for three verdant bubbles in downtown Seattle, joining Apple's circular "spaceship," Facebook's Frank Gehry-designed open-office complex and a new Googleplex on the list of planned trophy offices.<p>"It signals a desire, a statement, to say that we're special, we're …

Silicon Valley

Can you stare at the Galaxy S4 for an hour? (video)

Samsung and Swiss carrier Swisscom came up with a competition that’s very different from what we’re used to: believe it or not, you have to stare at the Galaxy S4 for 60 minutes straight in order to win it.<p>The video below was shot in Zurich’s Main Station. In addition to the pressure of dozens of …

Galaxy S4