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Samsung Announces Exynos 8890 with Cat.12/13 Modem and Custom CPU

In an unexpected and surprise annoucement, Samsung today revealed its new generation flagship SoC - the Exynos 8. The Exynos 8890 to be more …

Electronics Industry

Twitter Pushes Ads With A New Button Atop Mobile Users’ Profiles

Twitter’s latest push to monetize its service has led to the rollout of a new “Twitter Ads” button, which is now prominently appearing on user profile pages on both the iOS and Android client applications. The newly added button, which some users may have initially mistaken as a shortcut to Twitter …

Social Media

California's congressional delegation can't agree on response to drought

Farmers have watched fields turn fallow. Residents have skipped showers and ripped up lawns. But four years into California's epic drought, Congress is status quo: gridlocked.<p>The state's splintered congressional delegation — despite its size and influence — has been stymied by fundamental …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Variety: Microsoft finds a co-op partner in Showtime for Halo TV series

It's been almost a year since Microsoft first announced its live-action <i>Halo</i> TV series, but the amount we know about it hasn't exactly changed that much. That stops now, as we've learned that Redmond and premium network Showtime are deep in talks to tag-team distribution, according toa recent <i>Variety</i> …

Amazon Steps Into Social Selling On Twitter With #AmazonCart

Amazon is intent on making every one of your interactions with a screen into an opportunity to shop. Its latest iteration: hooking up with Twitter to enable social shopping.<p>It’s pretty simple, according to the e-commerce giant.<p>While you’re scrolling through your Twitter feed and a product with a …

Zagg Invisible Shield Glass: Perhaps the best investment for a new iPhone

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>I’m such a bad iPhone(s aapl) owner. I generally take good care of my handsets, mainly because I sell them to upgrade from …

Why voice is the next big internet wave

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Fuse/Thinkstock<p>At first glance, few technologies feel as unsexy as voice. From a user’s perspective, little has …

LG announces QSlide SDK, brings floating windows to 3rd party apps

Starting with the LG Optimus G, most modern LG devices now feature QSlide apps, which are small windowed applications that run in the foreground, while other apps continue to run in the background.<p>Now it looks like LG wants to expand its QSlide windowed app features to third party apps as well, as …

Android News

Google and Samsung sign a 10 year cross-license patent agreement

Today Samsung and Google officially announced a new cross-license patent agreement that covers a “broad range” of current and future patents over the next 10 years. Speaking of the deal, Google expressed that they were pleased by the arrangement and further indicated that <i>“by working together on</i> …

Intellectual Property

I Am Anonymous

For better and worse, I can wreak havoc with your so-called "secrets," and when someone — you maybe — offends my sense of what is right and fair, I take it into my own hands to see that justice is done. Just look at what happened to the rapists in Steubenville and you will see what I, and Bradley …

Middle School

The Dalai Lama Supports Medical Marijuana Use

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Dalai Lama isn't that keen on recreational marijuana use, but the spiritual leader told …

What Are The Most Lactose Intolerant Places In The World? [Infographic]

Whether you can digest milk comfortably after childhood is a genetic fluke. For many people, the ability to produce lactase--the enzyme that allows the body to break down lactase, the sugar in milk--disappears after childhood, when we no longer need to survive on our mother's milk.<p>Lactase …

Can Google Really Crack The Game Console Market?

Look, we’ve all heard the rumors that Google is toiling away on a smartwatch, and the company has said the Nexus Q isn’t completely dead, so part of that recent report from the Wall Street Journal doesn’t completely out of the blue. That said, Google is reportedly also working on an Android-powered …

What would happen if all satellites stopped working?

We don’t always realise how much we depend on satellites orbiting our planet. Our space correspondent imagines the impact on the planet if we completely lost transmission.<p>We may not always realise it, but we depend on space technology orbiting the Earth. So what would happen if it all stopped …

Storms

The thinking, breathing buildings on the horizon

Our cities of smooth stone and steel may become more like floating forests – with buildings that can think and breathe and cool themselves, says architect Philip Beesley.<p>Mankind is rethinking how we build the structures we live and work in – and that, in turn, is changing the way our cities look …

Future Cities

The mind-bending mysteries of multiple universes

There’s a vast amount of fun to be had with the possibilities that other universes exist, so how should we react to claims that some of these might be real?<p>Stand by for something fascinating about mitochondria. Or perhaps the strange properties of molybdenum? Or, better yet, why don’t we dive into …

Dark Matter

The Astronomical Math Behind UPS' New Tool to Deliver Packages Faster

In a sense, all business boils down to math. But some companies have tougher equations to solve than others.<p>At UPS, the average driver makes about …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active coming to AT&T June 21st for $199.99, pre-orders begin tomorrow

It appears that we were spot-on about yesterday's teaser, as AT&T has officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active this morning. Available in stores or online starting June 21st, you'll be able to grab one of your very own for $199.99 on a two-year commitment. As we mentioned yesterday, the …

Sony Xperia ZU specs reportedly leak: 6.44-inch display, 2.2GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, 8MP camera and 3,000mAh battery

Given the quantity of rumors that are floating around, it's hard to think that we won't be seeing a Sony phablet intermediate-size phone/tablet device in the near future. One of the folks over at <i>ePrice</i> is claiming that the Xperia ZU (for "Ultra") will come with a 6.44-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD …

Microsoft and Best Buy partner to create 'store-within-a-store' (video)

While Microsoft has long had its own retail chain, the success of those string of retail outlets has been occasionally debated -- just like the dancing moves of its employees. Still, the company has continually pledged to continue their roll-out and, today, that effort got a major boost. Microsoft …

Edward Snowden's NSA surveillance revelations strain China-US relations

China has warned that revelations of electronic surveillance on a huge scale by American intelligence agencies will "test developing Sino-US ties" …

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations

The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant …

Through a PRISM darkly: Tracking the ongoing NSA surveillance story

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lightspring<p>It was a relatively quiet week for internet news until <i>Guardian</i> blogger Glenn Greenwald …

Lexus LS 460L, splendid isolation

What superlatives remain, 24 years after the debut of the Lexus LS, to describe the finer features of this famously fine sedan?<p>Some cars invite the driver to shut off the stereo to listen to the yowl of the engine or the squealing of the tires. The LS invites its driver to shut off the stereo to …

Lexus

A Veyron in very good hands

“I'm going to demonstrate the acceleration.” The tone was reminiscent of a doctor preparing a patient for a possibly unsettling procedure.<p>There was a muted ‘whruuuum’ as the engine approached an apogee of 1,500 newton-metres of torque.<p>The speaker was trim, energetic 44-year-old Butch Leitzinger, …

Sports Cars

BBC Autos Joins the Flipboard Garage

Inside Flipboard / May 31, 2013<p>News junkies rely upon the BBC to deliver authoritative journalism told from a uniquely British perspective. Gearheads …