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Samsung will reportedly make 5M Galaxy S7 phones ahead of February launch

<i>(Reuters) –</i> Samsung, the world’s top smartphone maker, plans an initial production run of about 5 million of its upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphones, South Korea’s Electronic Times reported on Monday, citing unnamed sources.<p>The paper said Samsung is planning to launch two different versions of its new …

Supermarket Chain Must Pay Michael Jordan $8.9 Million for Using Name to Sell Steak

Jurors at a civil trial focused on the market value of Michael Jordan's identity handed him a major win Friday, ordering a grocery-store chain to pay him $8.9 million for invoking his name in a steak ad without his permission.<p>The amount was close to the $10 million his attorneys said the one-time …

Michael Jordan

Google launches final Android Marshmallow preview and official Android 6.0 SDK

In addition to formally confirming that Marshmallow is the official name of Android M, the forthcoming version of the Android mobile operating system, Google today announced the final preview for the new OS for certain devices.<p>Today’s Developer Preview 3 of Android M — er, sorry, Android …

Project Ara has been delayed until 2016

Google is delaying the launch of Project Ara, its modular smartphone concept, until next year.<p>Originally slated to soft-launch as a beta program in Puerto Rico later this year, Google decided it would rather delay Ara while it looks for locations to test it stateside.<p>There’s no word yet on where …

Google will now help you get solar on your roof

Google, which has long funded big solar and wind projects around the world, is stepping into the solar industry in a more web-based and traditionally …

Solar Power

Windows 10 Is a Clear Winner

Is it opposite day? After some hands-on time, I am forced to deliver a rave review of Windows 10.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Software

6 ways Microsoft copied Apple with Windows 10 (plus some truly new ideas)

Microsoft just unveiled the future of Windows 10 today in Redmond. Along with some crazy holographic goggles that take on Google Glass and Oculus, company executives revealed the ambitious plan to make the next generation of Windows the first truly universal platform for desktop PCs, laptops, …

Spotify is reportedly scaling back free streaming

Enjoying Spotify's free tier? Well, you might be hearing a limited selection in the near future. <i>Digital Music News</i> reports that the streaming service plans to offer some of its content only to paying customers. As it stands, subscribers get to skip the ads that non-paying listeners are subject to, …

New York School District Moves 75% of Its Curriculum to iPad

The Mineola, N.Y. school district has moved around 75% of its curriculum to the Apple iPad. All students in grades 3 through 9 are involved in the …

New York City

How to sign up for the iOS 9 Public Beta

Apple rarely lets “regular folk” view their unfinished work. Leaving betas and alphas available to only registered developers. But with their last …

Are you pumped for iOS 9? 5 top reasons you should be

If you have not started getting anxious for the release of iOS 9 coming this fall, then it’s time you start to get excited. There are a lot of great …

IPad Air

Apple Removes Original iPad Mini From Apple Online Store

Apple has quietly pulled the original iPad mini from the Apple Online Store this week and removed other references of the tablet from its website, as noted by <i>9to5Mac</i>. The nearly three-year-old iPad mini was announced in October 2012 as a smaller 7.9-inch version of the iPad, but the tablet has …

12,000 Marvel comics are coming direct to Kindle

Amazon has struck a new deal with Marvel Comics that will allow you to buy its 12,000 comics direct from the Kindle store.<p>After buying up cloud-based …

Marvel Comics

Apple Store Stops Selling The Original iPad Mini

Apple’s original iPad mini, the only non-Retina iPad still on sale, was quietly removed from Apple’s online store last night, as noted by 9to5Mac. Comparing the iPad section of the store between this morning and yesterday reveals that the first-gen iPad mini has been dropped from the comparison …

iPad Mini

Google, Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla team up to create faster browsers

Engineers at Google, Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla are partnering to create WebAssembly (a.k.a wasm), a bytecode for use in the browsers of the future that promises up to 20 times faster performance.<p>WebAssembly is a project to create a new bytecode (a machine-readable instruction set that’s quicker …

Debunked: “Galaxy S6 Edge more costly to make, cheaper to buy than iPhone”

The differences are slight – or they might seem slight to the untrained eye – but the Galaxy S6 Edge’s cost to Samsung is higher than the average …

Phones

Apple buys LinX for DSLR-quality iPhone & iPad pics

Apple’s iSight camera is already some of (if not the) best camera hardware on a smartphone or tablet. It’s one thing Apple routinely pays attention …

Mobile Photography

Floatable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker by NYNE

Take your music to the beach or poolside. This Floatable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker by NYNE will give you 10 hours of wireless music even in the …

3D Robotics gets Solo "smart drone" off the ground

3D Robotics, the company that grew out of the popular DIY drones website and the imagination of Wired Magazine Editor Chris Anderson, has announced a …

Drones

Apple WWDC 2015 Set For June 8th In San Francisco

Apple has announced that the Apple WWDC 2015 will take place in San Francisco in June, this is Apple’s 26th World Wide Developer Conference.<p>The Apple …

Apple's ResearchKit Is Now Available for Developers

There was more than a new MacBook and smartwatch at Apple’s Spring Forward event last month. The company’s open-source ResearchKit software – a set of developer tools to allow medical researchers to turn Apple devices into research and diagnostics tools – was one of the most interesting …

Apple Buys LinX, A Camera Module Maker Promising DSLR-Like Mobile Performance

Apple has acquired LinX, an Israeli camera tech company whose most recent offerings include multi-aperture camera models which can enable effects like background focus blur, parallax images and 3D picture capture. TechCrunch received the following from Apple, which is a statement the company …

Wall Street

Does Your Whole Home Need Antivirus Now?

Bitdefender Box has the right idea about smart-home security, but it still needs work<p>Lots of people spend money on a home security system. So why are we leaving more and more of our digital property defenseless?<p>If you’re diligent, you’ve kept the bad guys at bay by running antivirus software on a …

Cybersecurity

Three of the best Sega Genesis games ever are coming to Nintendo 3DS in 3D

I can't wait to see Gunstar Heroes' fake 3D in actual 3D<p>Sega and M2's meticulous 3D remasters of retro classics are some of the best things about the Nintendo 3DS, and the company has just announced three more entries from its Genesis days that might be the most exciting yet.<p>First up is <i>Streets of</i> …

Retrogaming

12-inch MacBook teardown provides closer look at its tiny motherboard, terraced battery design

We saw teardowns of the 2015 MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro last month, but now a Feng.com user has provided us with the first teardown of the all-new 12-inch MacBook. Apple heavily touted the internal design of the laptop during its unveil last month and today’s teardown gives us a closer look …

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge is ridiculously expensive to make

It's no secret that Samsung's curvy Galaxy S6 Edge costs a pretty penny, but there's now a good explanation as to why. IHS estimates that the raw price of assembly for a 64GB Verizon model is $290. That's more expensive to make than not just the Galaxy S5 ($256 when new), but also the 128GB iPhone …

Apple banned selfie sticks at its next event (AAPL)

Apple's next event, the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will start on June 8 in San Francisco. But if you're attending, you'll have to leave your selfie stick at home.<p>In Apple's information page for WWDC, it says attendees can't bring selfie sticks:<p>You are not permitted to make audio or …

Apple

Samsung Galaxy S6 beats the S6 Edge, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus in new durability video

The bending issues surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge as well as the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are blown out of proportion when you consider the wide array of durability tests smartphone makers perform on their devices. So what happens when you compare all four phones? The Galaxy …

Phones

iPad Air 2 review

Better, faster, stronger, and more impressive than ever before<p>The iPad Air 2 is Apple's sixth-generation tablet, and the sum total of all the …