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UK Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Pre-orders Start Tomorrow, Lands 10th October

Samsung has announced that their new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will launch in the UK on Friday the 10th of October, and pre-orders for the device will …

Walmart Commits To Massive LED Lighting Rollout

After a successful pilot test of the all-LED concept in Ohio, Walmart is investing in General Electric (GE) LED ceiling light fixtures across dozens of new and existing stores, and supercenters in the United States, Asia, Latin America and the United Kingdom.<p>The main sales-floor fixtures involved …

Amazon Finally Introduces Fire TV, its New Streaming Device

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>Update:</b> Citing a "350 percent" growth in its video streaming service, Amazon unveiled its own …

XYZprinting adds 2 more sub-$1,000 3D printers to its lineup

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: XYZprinting<p>It’s no secret that Asia wants to rule the world of 3D printing. Countries like China and Singapore have …

Prepping the cloud for the internet of things

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Estimates vary about the number of connected devices there will be as the internet of things shapes up — a recent Gartner …

5 Things Every Beginning Android App Developer Should Know

<i>Gil Dudkiewicz is the CEO of StartApp, a mobile advertising platform.</i><p>The world has entered a mobile age, and the app industry is booming as a result. Worth $53 billion in 2012, the global app economy is expected to grow to $143 billion by 2016. Everyone wants a piece of the digital pie, but few …

Different Customers, Different Prices, Thanks To Big Data

<b>RIC KOSTICK, THE COFOUNDER</b> of cosmetics company 100% Pure, was clicking through his e-mail one day when a message from a San Francisco startup caught his eye.<p>“We’ve developed a machine learning algorithm that is able to predict which customers will leave your site without purchasing any of your …

The Future of API Design: The Orchestration Layer

<i>Daniel Jacobson (Twitter | LinkedIn), is currently director of engineering for the Netflix API. Prior to Netflix, Daniel ran application development for NPR where, among other things, he created the NPR API. He is also the co-author of APIs: A Strategy Guide.</i><p>The digital world is expanding at an …

17 million reasons to raise the minimum wage

I have 17 million reasons for wanting to increase the minimum wage. Yes, 17 million—the number of children whose lives would be a little more secure …

Income Inequality

Premiums shoot up, but many are paying less for 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers getting financial assistance under former President Barack Obama's health care law will pay lower premiums this year, even though the "list price" for their health insurance shot up.<p>That odd result is reflected in a report issued Tuesday by the Trump …

Health Care

Walmart workers speak out: 'I do not earn enough. I cannot survive like this'

Workers from the world's largest retailer are meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas – but an increasingly unhappy workforce at home and abroad are planning to make a splash<p>Walmart, the world's biggest retailer, holds its annual meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas, on Friday. The giant event attracts …

Someday, you may store your solar or wind power in a 'rhubarb battery' from Harvard

One of the biggest problems with renewable energy, like solar or wind power, is that it comes and goes. That's why a team at Harvard is excited about its rhubarb battery.<p>One of the greatest technical problems facing the development of renewable sources is storing the collected energy for later use. …

Walmart Just Revealed How Poor U.S. Shoppers Are

Walmart is no stranger to sensational headlines, but there’s at least one story this week that is just begging to be taken apart. Anyone who thinks “Walmart Just Revealed How Poor Its Customers Are” is an accurate reflection of the facts, needs to keep reading.<p>Because the problem isn’t that Walmart …

The world’s growing love affair with the most wasteful form of coffee there is

<i>Update: In a story published March 2, 2015, at our sister site The Atlantic, Keurig K-Cups inventor John Sylvan expressed regret about having invented a product that produces so much waste. “I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it.”</i><p>Coffee pods are really popular right now.<p>Sales of single-serve …

Coffee

UK inheritance tax second highest in the world

David Cameron, the Prime Minister, is under growing pressure to deliver his pledge to raise the IHT threshold to £1m<p>Britain and Ireland have the highest death duties of any of the world's major economies, a study has found.<p>The taxman on average takes more than a quarter of the estate of someone …

Shahid Khan: I Felt The American Dream In My First 24 Hours Here

In an on-stage interview at the Forbes Reinventing America Summit, auto parts billionaire Shahid Khan recounted his experience coming to the United State from Pakistan.<p>“Within 24 hours, I had already experienced the American dream,” Khan said about finding a job for $1.20 washing dishes — more than …

Sooner Than You Think, We Will Connect To The Cloud Directly From Our Brains

In his TED talk, Google’s Ray Kurzweil announces that 20 years from now, “thinking will grow exponentially” as human brains interface with computers.<p>Have you ever approached someone important, but only had three seconds to think of something clever to say? Today, companies tout the ability to …

Instead Of Giving Google Your Data For Free, Now You Can Donate It For Good

The GoodData is a co-op that aims to allow people to take control of their data and harness what it’s worth–for a good cause.<p>The Internet knows everything about you: where you shop, what you like, your age, race, the sex stuff. The Internet also knows how to make money from what it knows. Every …

Why Solid State Drives Are Your Best Performance Upgrade And They're Getting Cheaper Too

Nothing and I mean literally nothing, has done more for general computing performance in the past 3 – 5 years, than the SSD or Solid State Drive. Faster processors, more memory, and even faster graphics cards don’t offer the kind of instantaneous and observable boost in system responsiveness, …

Google Naps: A Parody That Helps You Find Places To Snooze

Google Maps helps you find your way, but Google Naps — a parody based on the popular mapping service — is helping you discover the best places for a snooze.<p>A group of Dutch users created Google Naps to uncover “the world’s coziest and coolest places to take a well-deserved nap.” These napping …

Philips Introduces Android-Powered 4K TVs Coming Later This Year

Google TV is likely going away entirely, to be replaced by a familiar face – Android. Philips has just unveiled new Ultra HD (4K, whatever you prefer) TVs (via 9to5Google) that will be running Google’s mobile OS when they hit stores in Q2 of this year. The sets seem to be coming to Europe and …

BeHere app uses iBeacons to automatically take attendance as students enter the classroom

A new app called BeHere aimed at teachers uses Apple’s new Bluetooth LE iBeacon technology to recognize students and automatically take attendance as they enter a classroom.<p>With the BeHere app installed, the teacher’s iPad acts as an iBeacon and students entering the classroom with an iPhone, iPad, …

The next version of Android could be truly business-friendly

Android has a lot of market share, but it doesn't have a big footprint in the corporate world; outside of special efforts like Samsung's Knox, the OS isn't well-suited to business demands. All that may change in the near future, though, as <i>The Information</i>'s sources claim that the next major Android …

What Is 4K Video? A Guide to the Rising Industry Standard

<i>Derick Rhodes is a footage content producer at Shutterstock. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission.</i><p>Most video editors, production companies, and broadcasters around the world have been adjusting to working with the new 4K video format. …

Between Amazon & Google, cloud storage will be free by next year

Apple Files Transparent Texting Patent To Help People Who Walk And Text

Sometimes it’s the little things that matter. Like being able to carry on texting without walking into a tree. Apple apparently thinks so anyway.<p>A patent that Cupertino filed back in September 2012 has just surfaced with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (via AppleInsider) that shows the company …

Millennials are watching video on tablets and computers more than TVs

Apparently kids these days prefer to watch shows and movies on things other than a TV. According to a new study by Deloitte, 56 percent of "training millennials" (people ages 14-24) are tuning in to their favorite shows on computers, smartphones, tablets and gaming devices rather than a television. …

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Wendy's now lets you pay for a meal with its mobile app

Wendy's, home to a bunch of square burgers and Frosty, is following in Burger King's footsteps and embracing mobile payments. Now, you can use the Ohio company's app to pay for your purchase in most (but not all) of its locations in the US. Just like its Burger King counterpart, the app acts as …