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Samsung Saw Opportunity in Steve Jobs' Death, Emails Reveal

It's not a smoking gun in legal terms, but a series of emails that leaked out of the ongoing Apple v. Samsung trial Wednesday certainly didn't show …

It Took Just Four Days to Hack the Samsung Galaxy S5's Fingerprint Scanner

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It took German "researchers" at SRLabs just four days to created a fake fingerprint using wood glue …

Samsung Galaxy S5 launch-day sales soar, report says

Samsung's Galaxy S5 is off to a strong start, claims a new report out of Korea.<p>Samsung's flagship handset, which launched worldwide on Friday, surpassed the launch-day sales of last year's Galaxy S4 by roughly 30 percent, reported ZDNet Korea, a CNET sister site. In some markets, Galaxy S5 sales …

Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …

'Monster' leashed: Smirking child molester jailed for 145 years

A Wisconsin man who smirked while being admonished by a judge for recording himself sexually assaulting six young children was sentenced to the maximum 145 years in prison.<p>Alexander R. Richter, 30, of Racine, had just apologized for molesting a 2-year-old girl and five other young children. He also …

Sanctuary4 | By Bluelounge

BlueLounge have updated their popular Sanctuary! The new Sanctuary4 has been completely reengineered, it now features a 4-amp charger allowing you to …

Mobile Devices

Apple paid its lawyers over $60 million to beat Samsung in court

The damages retrial for last year's Apple vs. Samsung legal battle recently wrapped, and new court documents reveal how much Cupertino paid its legal team to get its wins: over $60 million. The revelations come as Apple requests that Samsung reimburse a portion of those legal costs. According to …

UPS researching delivery drones that could compete with Amazon's Prime Air

Flying parcel-carriers are the next logical frontier for delivery companies<p>Amazon made headlines Sunday night when it announced it was working on small drones that could someday deliver customers packages in half an hour or less. But the e-commerce giant isn’t the only company researching how to …

A College Kid Made More Than $24,000 Yesterday Just By Waving This Sign On ESPN

A college student quickly made over $24,000 just by waving this sign on TV.<p>Here's the deal: Yesterday on ESPN's "College GameDay" (an ESPN college football show that's filmed at a different college campus each week) some student held the above sign that has both the Bitcoin logo and a QR code.<p>A QR …

American Airlines now allows personal electronics use throughout entire flight

American Airlines now allows passengers on its airplanes to use portable electronic devices throughout their entire flight. The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the use of electronics on the company's fleet "gate to gate," meaning fliers can leave laptops, phones, and tablets powered on …

Top NSA officials leaving spy agency

A U.S. intelligence official confirms that NSA director Army Gen. Keith Alexander and his top deputy, John "Chris" Inglis will be departing over the next six months, but said neither one is being "pushed out."<p>Reuters first reported the impending departures, noting that it will give President Obama …

EverDock Hands-On: A Slick Universal Dock for Smartphones, Tablets

Fuz Design’s EverDock lets you dock all kinds of devices, and it looks good while doing it. The Kickstarter project, which wraps up on Thursday, has an attractive aluminum design that matches Apple’s aesthetics.<p>The dock will come in single and double versions and is fitted for Lightning, 30-pin …

Warren Buffett Thinks Apple’s Share Buyback Is Just Fine as It Is

Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett doesn’t own any Apple shares, but if he did, he wouldn’t cast his lot with activist investor Carl Icahn, who has …

Kenya Will Outfit Rhinos With Microchips In Attempt To Curb Poaching

Kenyan rhinos are about to get a high-tech upgrade.<p>As part of an ongoing effort to curb poaching, authorities in Kenya plan to outfit every rhino in the country with a trackable microchip. In an announcement Wednesday, government officials revealed that the implanted tech would allow authorities to …

Associated Press News

Done deal: Obama signs debt bill into law

<b>By Carrie Dann, Political Reporter, NBC News</b><p>After weeks of stalemate that shuttered the government for 16 days and brought the nation within hours of a key deadline to renew its borrowing authority, the standoff is finally over.<p>President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to re-open the …

Apple reportedly cuts production of iPhone 5C as market opts for pricier 5S

Apple(s aapl) has reduced its fourth-quarter orders for the new iPhone 5C due to relatively weak demand, according to multiple reports. A poor …

Banksy: Why A Million-Dollar Artist's Work Sold For $60

Branding is everything. It can make or break your business.<p>Companies that get this, spend millions in cultivating strong brands that secure them a loyal following. If you think about what consumers need vs. want, the majority of purchases fall in the “wants” category. Those desires are influenced …

The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

Senate leaders close to finishing deal

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are finalizing a deal to avert a debt default and reopen the government, capping a frantic day that had Washington bracing for an economic crisis of its own making.<p>The deal is essentially done, sources say, as aides for …

Miso Ramen With Crispy Pork and Burnt Garlic-Sesame Oil Recipe

<b>Read more: The Food Lab: Miso Ramen With Crispy Shredded Pork and Burnt Garlic Sesame Oil</b><p>Ingredients3 pounds pig trotters, split lengthwise or cut crosswise into 1-inch disks (as your butcher to do this for you)2 pounds chicken backs and carcasses, skin and excess fat removed2 tablespoons vegetable …

Prudential: Overcoming Temptation (In Marshmallows and in Life)

Prudential: Everybody's Doing It

The City

During Katrina, 'Memorial' Doctors Chose Who Lived, Who Died

On Aug. 30, 2005, a doctor climbed the stairs through a New Orleans hospital to the helipad, which was rarely used, and so old and rusted it wasn't even painted with the hospital's current name.<p>From that helipad over Memorial Medical Center, the doctor looked out over New Orleans, now flooding …