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Samsung: We’ve been making gold phones longer than Apple has been making phones

With Apple’s new gold iPhone 5s getting the most attention of any of the new colorful iPhones it released earlier this month, Samsung wants you to know that it isn’t copying Apple with its new gold Galaxy S4.<p>In a blog post on its official Samsung Tomorrow blog titled, “Golden History of Samsung …

Steam Controller in use: game developers sound off on the beta version's highs and lows, how it feels

We've only known about the Steam Controller for 24 hours, but it turns out a variety of developers already got a chance to put the controller to use ahead of the lucky 300 beta participants later this year. The devs we spoke with didn't use the final format of the controller, but instead used the …

INFOGRAPHIC: Here's Why Facebook Needs To Worry About The Rise Of WhatsApp And Snapchat

Snapchat, the photo-messaging app, now boasts 350 million photo uploads daily, the same number as Facebook.<p>That's a major tipping point. The app landscape is getting fractured. Photography, messaging, social media — all are witnessing the rise of new mobile-focused apps and services that threaten …

Heads up! 'Space Ferrari' set to fall back to Earth

The European Space Agency and gravity are about to make it rain... pieces of a sporty-looking spacecraft all over the atmosphere and perhaps even on the surface of the Earth.<p>The Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer, or GOCE, has been orbiting our planet since March 2009 at a …

Space

Stunning Maps Show A Day In New York And San Francisco In 32 Seconds

Foursquare, the location-based social network, has put together a series of videos tracking "the pulse" of various metropolises -- New York, San Francisco, London, Chicago, Tokyo and Istanbul -- using check-in data from its users. The resulting animated maps are gorgeous, all black backgrounds, …

Samsung's teased curved phone may not be what you think

If Samsung's reveal of a forthcoming smartphone with a curved screen sends shivers down your spine and visions of bendable handsets dancing through your head, you may want to rein in your excitement.<p>While Samsung (and LG and Nokia and Apple) are all experimenting with kinetic displays that move …

Phones

See a speed test between every iPhone model ever made

Logic and Moore's Law would seem to dictate that the newly released iPhone 5S should blow the original iPhone from seven years ago out of the water when it comes to which runs the fastest.<p>But as the video below illustrates with an eight-way speed test between all of the publicly released iPhone …

Mobile Technology

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket, its largest to date

SpaceX launched its most powerful rocket to date on Sunday, a booster the company hopes will one day ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.<p>The nine-engine Falcon 9 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 150 miles northwest of Los Angeles, at 9 a.m. PT, carrying a Canadian …

Space Travel

Plastic with invisible images may allow swipe-free payments and stop someone from stealing your car

Copying a credit card’s number or even the data out of its magnetic strip is easy. But imagine if all your information were embedded in the very fabric of any piece of plastic in a way that’s invisible to the naked eye.<p>Gordon Smith, a professor at the University of Warwick, has developed a way for …

Apple photo patent declared invalid as it had already been shown... by Apple

It's not often that events of a patent tiff transcend the humdrum noise we're all too used to, but the most recent judgement of a Munich court has declared an Apple patent invalid based on prior art from, well, Apple. As Florian Mueller of <i>FOSS Patents</i> explains, Cupertino has racked up a couple of …

Ebay buys payments startup Braintree for $800M, yet another win for PayPal

Big news in the payments world this morning: eBay just announced that it has snapped up popular e-commerce payments processor Braintree for $800 million in cash.<p>Braintree’s technology gives companies a complete solution to accept payments, including credit cards, without worrying about extensive …

Valve unveils the Steam Controller

A gamepad designed to work with the entire Steam library<p>Today Valve revealed details for its very own gamepad — the Steam Controller, designed to work with the company's Steam Box console. The device features two circular, clickable trackpads with a touchscreen in the middle. "Driven by the …

Ballmer bids tearful farewell to Microsoft, promises it will 'deliver the next big thing'

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer bid farewell to employees today at his final company meeting as CEO. After announcing his intentions to retire within the next 12 months, Ballmer's speech today was clearly an emotional moment for him personally. According to sources familiar with the meeting, Ballmer told …