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The number of job postings on LinkedIn could be a terrible sign for the economy

Instead, we're confronted with a sharp and ongoing deterioration of a leading indicator of the labor market: temporary jobs. They rise and fall months ahead of the overall number of jobs. The sector peaked in December 2015 at 2.94 million. It shed 21,000 jobs in May, and 63,800 since December. This …

Employment

Samsung Electronics profit falls to lowest in three years

<b>Samsung Electronics has seen its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales.</b><p>The South Korean company said profit fell 60% to 4.1tn won ($3.8bn; £2.5bn) in the three months to September.<p>The results were in line with the firm's …

Mobile

LG Display announces world's narrowest 0.7mm bezel display

LG Display is having a good year so far, having seen profits increase last quarter, and the company has just made another important breakthrough in its smartphone display technology. LG Display has announced a 5.3 inch Full HD LCD panel which has the world’s narrowest bezel – just 0.7mm. For a …

Gear & Gadgets

Lenovo officially buys Motorola Mobility, is now the no. 3 smartphone vendor in the world

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Google<p>It’s official: On Thursday, Lenovo announced that it had purchased Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 …

Motorola

Materials That Will Change the World Graphene

Have you heard of graphene?<p>This is a blog about why graphene may be the next multibillion-dollar material, holding the key to computing, healthcare and energy storage.<p><b>What is graphene?</b><p>Graphene is a pure form of carbon that is very thin, very strong and very expensive.<p>When I say thin, I mean VERY …

Apple could sell record 62 million iPhones this quarter, analyst says

Sales of iPhones may grow as high as 45 percent in the current quarter from a year ago, says Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>Apple could exit the holiday-shopping season with record sales of up to 62 million iPhones.<p>In an investors note released Monday, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster …

iPhone 6 promises happy holidays for Apple

The electronics giant is projecting stronger-than-expected sales this holiday even after delivering better-than-anticipated revenue in the September quarter. The only negative was another drop in iPad sales.<p>Here's another feature found in the iPhone 6: The ability to propel Apple to another blowout …

Apple's role reversal: 'Mature' Mac outpaces iPad in revenue

The Mac laptop and desktop business takes over as Apple's second-biggest revenue generator, as iPad sales struggle.<p>The iPad tablet was supposed to signal the demise of the PC. Well, Apple's Mac line is having the last laugh.<p>For the first time in more than three years, the Mac laptop and desktop …

Apple's Tim Cook on iPhone's wins, iPad's woes

On a call with analysts, Apple CEO explains why the company's smartphone is doing well but its tablet isn't.<p>In the fiscal fourth quarter, almost more than any other, Apple showed that it's still "the iPhone company."<p>The Cupertino, Calif., electronics giant on Monday reported a blowout September …

iPad Air 2 in-depth: the iPad Air gets a total tune-up

New fast processor, better cameras, Touch ID, and it's even thinner: see what makes this year's iPad even better than before, even if it feels like a familiar package.

Sony to slash its smartphone forecast, again -- report

The company had planned to ship 50 million smartphones this year, but that figure has been falling and will drop even more, according to Bloomberg.<p>Sony's smartphone business has failed to live up to the company's expectations, and now there's speculation the situation could get even worse.<p>The …

Philips comes full circle with massive bet on lighting and health-tech

The 123-year-old Dutch company has ruthlessly cut ties with TV, audio, and the categories that have made it most famous. Can an ageing population put this venerable firm back on top?<p>"You need to dismount when your horse is dead," Philips CEO Frans Van Houten explains during a company Q&A , fielding …

The painstaking process of gold-plating an iPhone 6 (pictures)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review: Passion And Fashion Win Out Over Power

If you don’t label a handset as a flagship, can it still be the flagship? That’s the quandary that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha has put me in. UK network EE supplied me a loan Galaxy Alpha unit for review, and while the specifications might not represent the ultimate powerhouse, everything else about …

Apple And Android Working To Remove Small Smartphones From Your Pocket

Have we seen the last of the four-inch smartphone?<p>With the launch of the iPhone 6, Apple’s regular run-of-the-mill handset comes in at 4.7 inches on the screen diagonal. While the four-inch 5C and 5S are available at the lower tiers, next year will likely see the 6 and 6 Plus move further down the …

Samsung's Profits Crash Sixty Percent And Android Takes The Blame

Samsung’s mobile division is in trouble. While its full Q3 2014 results will be published later this month, the pre-earnings guidance issued today does not make for comfortable reading. Once more Samsung’s earnings and income has dropped, and Samsung’s future outlook places a huge reliance on the …

Hewlett-Packard Confirms Plans To Split In Two, Cut An Additional 5,000 Jobs

Computer and printing giant Hewlett-Packard said Monday morning that it plans to split into two separate publicly traded companies, confirming the speculation that broke out over the weekend. The company also confirmed its plan to cut another 5,000 jobs and pledged to invest the money saved from …

The state of OLED TV: 2014 and beyond

A year after the launch of the first good-sized OLED TV, we've got a few new models, new resolutions, new sizes...but still only two companies making them (arguably, just one).<p>The state of the OLED TV is good. Not great, but good.<p>In the past year we've seen a dramatic decrease in prices, an …

HP to break itself into two companies

One of the companies, the new HP Inc., will stick with PCs and printers and will invest in "growth markets such as 3D printing and new computing experiences."<p>Hewlett-Packard, one of the most prominent technology companies in the world, is splitting into two Fortune 50 companies, the firm announced …

Samsung expects 60 percent drop in profit for Q3 2014

The electronics giant blames higher marketing costs and lower handset sales prices for its fourth straight quarterly drop.<p>Three months after warning that the second half of 2014 would "remain a challenge," Samsung announced Monday it expects a decline of nearly 60 percent in its operating profit …

Samsung's not done: Tech giant looks to new phones, materials to rally

The South Korean company warned that its third-quarter operating profit would tumble 60 percent but said it would introduce new smartphones to attract customers in new segments. Will it be enough?<p>Pretty soon, Samsung may need to look to a return to profit growth as its "Next Big Thing."<p>Three months …

Tech Tattoos Could Be the Next Thing in Wearables

Are you the Keymaster?<p>The company behind the Fitbit, NewDealDesign, has answered a conceptual design challenge with what it sees as the next step in …

Apple to offer next iPad in gold -- report

The company is expected to announce new tablets this month and add a gold version to its current silver and gray models.<p>Apple is expected to unveil a new iPad this month -- and it may come in a new color this time around.<p>Apple plans to launch a gold version of its 9.7-inch iPad, Bloomberg reported …

Samsung puts the metal Galaxy Note 4 through its own bend test

The results are what you'd expect from a Samsung-produced video<p>Samsung wants to dismiss the idea that its upcoming Galaxy Note 4 will be as "easy" to bend as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus. Looking to capitalize on the controversy that Apple and others say shouldn't really be a controversy, Samsung has …

iPhone 6 Breaks Record With 10 Million Sold, Even Without China

Apple didn’t need the world’s largest smartphone market to break records this year.<p>The latest iPhone models broke opening weekend sales records with over 10 million new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sold since Friday. It was a blockbuster weekend for Apple, exceeding the 9 million iPhone 5 and 5S …

The Bendable iPhone 6 Plus May Be Too Thin For Its Own Good

Fear not! The iPhone 6 (regular edition) does not appear to bend appreciably. Sorry #bentgate enthusiasts. See update video at bottom of post.<p>The iPhone 6 Plus is by all accounts a beautiful piece of technology. It is large but delicately thin with smooth curves of machined aluminum. It is a …