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Hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats increase risk of cancer, scientists say

The World Health Organization has confirmed some dietary advice that's unlikely to go down easy with most Americans: Bacon, hot dogs and other processed meats can increase your risk of cancer. Not only that, fresh cuts of red meat probably cause cancer too.<p>Doctors have long warned that steak and …

What Obama said, what he meant

President Barack Obama took the stage after receiving another midterm election drubbing. And he stuck to the script.<p>He didn’t take the bait when reporters tried to get him to describe the results as a “shellacking,” as he did after Democrats lost the House in 2010. And he didn’t signal any …

9 Times Apple Got It Wrong

Under the leadership of Steve Jobs, Apple introduced industry-shaking products like the iPod, iMac, iPhone and iPad — devices that have collectively changed how we consume media today.<p>But Apple didn't always get it right.<p>From mocking larger tablet-sized smartphones (a.k.a. "phablets") to saying the …

The iPhone 6 Display Is Amazing, But Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 Is Still Better

Dr. Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate conducted a test to see just how much Apple has improved its smartphone display since the iPhone 5 was released in 2012. According to Soneira's iPhone 6 Display Technology Shootout, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have the best LCD displays of any smartphone on the …

The Apple Watch: What We Got Versus What We Hoped For

To say I wasn't overly impressed by the Apple Watch would be an understatement. To say I don't like the Apple Watch would be an overstatement. I get it, the Apple Watch is a huge evolutionary step forward, especially for a company known for making shrewd and cautious moves when it comes to entering …

Fool People Into Thinking You’re A Soccer Expert With This World Cup Tool

The global nature of soccer can make the experience of becoming a new fan overwhelming. There are thousands of teams in hundreds of leagues to keep track of. Then, of course, there are the players on each of those teams. Where do you even begin?<p>With World Cup fever infecting everything it …

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For trailer – back to the graphic side of comics

The Sin City film series offers a refreshingly alternative comic-book movie template to the currently popular superhero subgenre, one centred around booze – bullets and cruel deceit rather than spandex and mystical powers. Part two, A Dame to Kill For, arrives nine years after the original film hit …

E3 2014: Rainbow Six Patriots Is Dead, Siege Puts Multiplayer First

Mega Man-style single-player selection, but multiplayer is the focus.<p>Because Rainbow Six Siege is "multiplayer first," Ubisoft isn't saying much …

Rainbow Six Siege is Unlike Every Other Shooter - E3 2014

Mitch and Marty discuss what sets Ubisoft's surprise announcement apart.

Battlefield Hardline Hands-On Impressions - E3 2014 - IGN Video

Our thoughts on playing Battlefield's new cops vs. criminals multiplayer.

In patent war, Apple and Samsung may both be losers

The world’s largest makers of smartphones were awarded damages in their patent trial. But their reputations likely took a hit.<p>Apple and Samsung each won damages in the most recent round of their patent-infringement fight. But their victories, deemed modest by legal experts, may have come at a far …

Decoding the Apple-Samsung patent dispute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple and Samsung are suing each other in courts and trade offices around the world, each making claims that the other copied …

Customize and Build the Rifle You’ve Always Wanted Using GUNSTRUCTION

What is GUNSTRUCTION?<p>GUNSTRUCTION is the first online, 3D, fully customizable weapon builder. Through their web app, you’re able to build a gun from …

Android Accounted for 97% of All Mobile Malware in 2013

Back in 2012, Android accounted for 79 percent of all mobile malware. Last year, that number ballooned even further to 97 percent.<p>Both those data points come from security firm F-Secure, which today released its 40-page Threat Report for the second half of 2013. Here is how bad the situation has …

Android tablets outsell the iPad in 2013

It's been a long time coming, but Android tablets finally overtook the iPad in market share in 2013, according to new research from Gartner. More than 121 million Android tablets were sold last year, Gartner reports, giving it 61.9 percent of the market. Meanwhile Apple's iPad sold an estimated 70 …

Samsung Galaxy S5 - Top 5 Features

The Samsung Galaxy S5 was officially launched a few days ago, and the initial reactions to the flagship smartphone were mixed at best. Fueled by a flurry of rumors that began circulating months before the launch, expectations were running high, with many hoping for a lot more with regards to the …

Why did Samsung play it safe with the Galaxy S5's processor?

Of all the phone manufacturers out there, Samsung seems to have a particular talent for creating an anticlimax. Our first thought when holding the Galaxy S5 was that we'd been through all this before a year ago, with the equally underwhelming launch of the GS4. Our disappointment jibed with the …

Nymphomaniac Vols I & II – review | Mark Kermode

Watching <i>Nymphomaniac</i> raises several thorny questions. How seriously should we take Lars von Trier? Is there a difference between art and porn? Does it need to be this long? Do we really have to use that brackety/vulva (<i>Nymph( )maniac</i>) title gag? And, most pressingly, what the hell is up with Shia …

Drake: High Times at the YOLO Estate

Drake is worried that his waterfall is too loud. He rises from a wicker armchair and walks toward a control pad in the corner of his flagstone patio. …

What Google really means when it calls Android 'open'

Google loves to woo app makers to Android by whispering the sweet sounds of "openness" and "open source" in their ears. While that's not entirely accurate, they heed the call for good reasons.<p>"The question of how you define 'openness' depends on what you want 'openness' to mean." <br>--Avi …

Machete-Wielding Suspect Gets a 2nd Amendment Lesson When He Targets the Wrong Woman

A Mich. woman whose husband is currently serving overseas in Afghanistan was forced to exercise her Second Amendment rights after she was confronted by a heavily-armed would-be home invader (image source: WOOD-TV)<p>A Michigan woman was confronted last week by a machete-wielding, ski mask-wearing …

5 biggest myths about Android

Fear, uncertainty and doubt, or FUD, is a common tactic in marketing and there’s a fair bit of evidence that negative advertising works. Competitive companies are backed up by legions of fans invested in their wares and everyone feeds their thoughts into the biggest rumor mill ever devised – the …

Samsung Galaxy S3 outpaces iPhone 5S, 5C in touch accuracy

The Samsung Galaxy S3 performed notably better than Apple's latest handsets in terms of overall screen accuracy, according to a new study.<p>Apple's<p>iPhone 5SandiPhone 5Chave a bit of improving to do on the touch-accuracy front, according to new data from OptoFidelity, a Finland-based tech test and …

Google data shows threat of Android malware is massively overblown

<i>Qz</i><p>Malware is a topic that critics of Android often like to bring up in discussion, sometimes attaching ominous sounding statistics such as Four Out of Five Malware Menaces Choose Android. Contributing to the atmosphere of distrust, security firms regularly issue reports describing far-reaching …

Review: 24 hours with the iPhone 5s…

I managed to pick up an iPhone 5s yesterday and have been trying out its new features and enhancements. Here’s my review of the device after using it for 24 hours…<p><b>Design:</b> As the name implies, the iPhone 5s is based directly on the design of the iPhone 5. It has the same shiny edges, metal back with …

The real reasons Apple's 64-bit A7 chip makes sense

Don't swallow Apple's marketing lines that 64-bit chips magically run software faster than 32-bit relics. What the A7 in the iPhone 5S does do, though, is pave the way for Apple's long-term future.<p>Apple injected a lot of marketing hyperbole into its claims about the wonders of 64-bit computing when …

Google is waging war on apps that attack, infiltrate and steal from your phone

Late last month, Google made sweeping changes to its policies for developers on Play, the official store for apps that run on Android, Google’s smartphone operating system. The changes, which among other things affect how ads are displayed and permissions sought, are meant to make Android safer so …

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