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Samsung bets on OLED as smartphone sales decline

It's easy to forget that Samsung is a multi-tentacled company that builds much more than TVs and phones. For instance, it manufactures CPUs for arch-foe Apple and makes small-to-medium OLED panels for various companies, not just its own mobile division. According to <i>Reuters</i>, Samsung will invest …

Pope Francis: not having children is selfish

Life rejuvenates and acquires energy when it multiplies, pontiff tells audience in St Peter’s Square<p>Pope Francis has chided couples who choose not to have children, saying the decision is a “selfish” act. The statement, made in his general audience in St Peter’s Square, will be seen as especially …

Pope Francis

Apple Mac Mini

<b>The Good</b> The Mac Mini is the least expensive OS X computer, and its performance is on par with Macs that cost twice as much.<p><b>The Bad</b> Upgrades are expensive, and aftermarket upgrades are nearly impossible. Configuration options are not as extensive as previous versions of the Mac Mini, and a keyboard …

Computer Hardware

Samsung's Troubles Prove Smart TVs Are Dumb

The big problem with smart TVs isn’t that they interrupt your viewing with ads or listen to your private conversations like a horrible corporate-branded take on <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four’s</i> telescreens. It’s that they’re unnecessary. They’re the product of companies jostling to remain relevant and …

These are some of the cool things Airbnb is doing to learn more about you

More than 25 million people in 190-plus countries have used its service, helping it reach a massive $13 billion valuation.<p>One of the biggest reasons for its rapid growth is its strong data science technology. By collecting and analyzing its massive trove of data, Airbnb is able to make better …

Data Science

Fitbit's newest fitness trackers are still causing skin irritation

Company says 'very limited percentage of users' developing rashes<p>Fitbit is still irritating some of its customers. A year after the company had to pull its Fitbit Force from the market over complaints it was causing skin conditions, a number of users of the Fitbit Surge health tracker have taken to …

Wearable Tech