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What Are Cats Trying to Tell Us? Science Will Explain

A new project is underway to decode kitty communication—and figure out if cats really like all that baby talk.<p>Nearly all New York State pet owners talk to their pets like they're fellow humans, according to a recent poll.<p>Many believe their dogs and cats can respond with barks or meows that …

Pets

24 best Chromecast apps 2017: The apps you need for Google's streaming dongle

The best apps to own if you want the most from your Chromecast in 2017<p>Google’s Chromecast is a handy tool for any household that doesn't have access …

Microsoft feels the pain of a failed mobile-phone business

The company swings to a loss on the weight of layoffs and a writedown of its Nokia handset division.<p>Microsoft is hurting after shifting its smartphone strategy -- leading it to report the biggest quarterly loss in company history.<p>The company reported fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday that reflected a …

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Android Phone Over An iPhone

Android Phones
China

Science of dating: why playing hard to get only works for men

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Should You Block Social Media At Work?

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Social media in the workplace is a hot button topic. As more employees are reprimanded or even …

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

Artificial Intelligence

Shining a light on high-CRI LEDs

These bulbs promise a professional level of color accuracy -- but which one do you want?<p>So far in 2014, we've seen the price of LED lighting drop while options continue to expand. With more and more consumers turning to LED bulbs to light their homes, how does a given light stand out from the …

Project Ara could arrive next year for just $50

Yesterday we learned that Google will hold its first Project Ara developers conference on April 15-16 in Mountain View. The idea of a smartphone that can be continually upgraded as new parts arrive might sound like nothing more than a geek’s dream, but it’s about way more than that.<p>According to …

Mobile Technology

Criminals pilfer ATMs with malware infected USB drives

Using just a good old fashioned saw and a USB stick full of malicious software, criminals are able to deplete cash machines of their highest value bills.<p>Robbing ATMs is nothing new. There's the everlasting stick-em-up, the bogus card scheme, ATM phishing, and more. But, it appears new ways are …

Impala: Another Google Inspired Platform Enters The Mainstream Data World

Amazon Web Services has added support for Impala, the Google inspired query tool developed by big data startup Cloudera. It provides real-time, parallel processing for large amounts of data. With Impala, a developer can load new or access existing data to run their queries using an SQL-like …

Google Nexus

LED LCD vs. OLED vs. plasma

LED LCD, OLED, and plasma. Of these current TV technologies, which one comes out on top?<p>OLED is the new kid on the block, taking on LCD and plasma, the now elder statesmen of the TV world. OLED has the hype, LCD has the sales, and plasma as the adoration of most TV reviewers.<p>So which comes out on …

What is LTE?

Social media, video streaming, online gaming, you name it, our smartphones are better connected than ever and we’re consuming more and more data as a result. 4G LTE is the current generation of wireless technology making all of this a reality, and at much faster speeds than the older 3G and 2G …

Cellular Networks
Magnetism

AMOLED vs LCD - What is the difference?

Display technology is often a key battleground when it comes to top of the line handsets. But it’s not just display resolution and screen size that you’ll find on a spec sheet, manufactures also list different display types to choose between as well. Often you’ll find that manufactures stick to a …

Arduino

Google Nexus 7: pros and cons, how-to, news and more - CNET

Google Nexus 7<p>Joseph Hanlon 26 July 2012<p>Design<p>Physically speaking, the difference between Android tablets and Apple's iPad has, for the most part, …

Gear & Gadgets

The five reasons why Android is killing Apple

Despite Apple’s best attempts to rejuvenate its stale software, and for all it’s glitz and glamour, I don’t believe that iOS 7 will change the current balance of power. My reasoning: because it fails to address key issues which separate Apple and Android.<p>I know some people will argue that Apple …

Android News

Smartphone market share consolidates at top, study shows

Apple and Samsung continue to dominate smartphone makers, while Google's Android and iOS remain the top platform, according to ComScore, with the rest of the leaderboard ceding share to them.<p>The smartphone market leaders are more entrenched, and that's bad news for the underlings, based on a new …

Samsung wins a US import ban on AT&T iPhone 4 and older 3G iPads

Every time we turn around, Apple and Samsung seem locked into yet another patent dispute. Internationally, many of these battles end in favor of Samsung. Stateside? Well – we all remember Apple’s big win against Samsung in California just last year.<p>This time around, Samsung has turned the tables on …

Mobile

Tim Cook: What, me worry?

Apple's CEO has set the bar high. He will need to jump over that bar with a game-changing or seriously game-on product. If not, he will have something to worry about.<p>For the last few years, Tim Cook has masterfully steered Apple through a difficult transition period following the death of Steve …