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Why more sex won’t make your relationship better

Carnegie Mellon University researchers found that encouraging couples to have more sex actually made them more miserable<p>Couples hoping that having more sex will improve their relationships should think again after a new study found that it does not boost happiness levels.<p>Although countless research …

MacBook Air refresh looks set for WWDC, potentially with faster Wi-Fi

Apple appears set to release new versions of its MacBook Air notebook computer at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, according to information provided by a source. Earlier this week, we reported that Apple is planning to release four new Mac models at WWDC, and we narrowed this down to …

Microsoft Outlook will finally land on Windows RT with Windows 8.1

Microsoft Outlook for Windows RT is real and is coming very soon.<p>Microsoft announced today that its email service will finally hit Windows RT with the launch of Windows 8.1 later this year. The app will feature all the Outlook functionality many users have come to love, but with a more simplified …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms …

Netflix's 'Arrested Development' illegally downloaded 100,000 times in first 24 hours

Netflix still hasn’t released official numbers for its premiere of <i>Arrested Development's</i> new fourth season on Sunday, but if illegal downloads are any indication, the show is doing great. <i>paidContent</i> reported that it was downloaded more than 100,000 times within 24 hours of its premiere, citing …

Tim Cook: Apple has not lost its touch

Apple chief executive Tim Cook moved to reassure investors that the company has not lost its touch, by telling them that it has several “game changers” in the pipeline.<p>Investors in the technology company have been rattled in recent months by an apparent slowdown in new product launches. However, Mr …

The Bidding War for Hulu Is Heating Up

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The premium video streaming service Hulu is up for sale but no one wants to pay what it's worth. The …

Umeox X5 handset gets photographed, shows off its 5.6mm-thick body

Umeox isn't exactly a household name in the smartphone market, but the company's apparently getting ready to introduce the world to its most recent creation: a handset with an extremely slim profile. And while other details about the Umeox X5 remain light, rumors on the interwebs peg this …

Google Maps rolls out bike routes in six European countries

Google announced Monday that it is rolling out extensive bike directions on Google Maps in several European countries, including Germany, France, Poland, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein.<p>If only this had existed six years ago, I could have avoided my best friend wanting to wring my neck.<p>When …

Tapping 'noise canceling' data signals for faster Internet

At the moment, sending data via fiber means blasting a light signal down the line. The farther you want the data to travel, the more power you need …

Samsung Ranks First for Smartphones Sales in Q1 2013

Samsung was the world’s number one smartphone seller for the first quarter of this year in terms of revenue, overtaking Apple, data from Strategy Analytics show.<p>According to a report from Yonhap News, sales of Samsung’s smartphones topped $23.63 billion during the first three months of 2013, …

Verizon launches Droid RAZR HD and RAZR M in blue, sort of

Motorola is no stranger to launching phones in bolder hues, and it's not letting up just because Google is at the helm. Case in point: Verizon has started carrying blue versions of the Droid RAZR M and Droid RAZR HD at the same prices (free and $100) as their subdued black and white counterparts. …

Mataerial: a 3D printer that seemingly defies gravity

You might think that 3D printing is a mature technology, the way guns and pizzas and pieces of jet engines are popping out these days, but you haven't seen it all: a company called Mataerial has built a contraption that can print gravity-defying strands of material right onto a wall.<p>Where existing …

Opera Debuts Its New Beta Browser For Mac And Windows

Norway’s chief browser software company, Opera, is offering people a chance to download its latest desktop browser (version 15) for Windows and Mac, which typically happens ahead of a general release.<p>Dubbed Opera Next as per usual, this time the browser was “made from scratch” and given a revamp to …

Press Start: XBox One region lock and more reactions and details

A selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.<p>Microsoft answers the question of Xbox One region locks | Digital Trends<p>As the …

Ending the headaches of Wi-Fi

"You may not know whether you're on a Wi-Fi network or a cellular network. And a carrier might treat this as any other roaming relationship." <br />--Derek Peterson, senior VP of engineering, Boingo Wireless

Alibaba Group Starts Work On Massive Logistics Network To Provide 24-Hour Deliveries Throughout China

Alibaba Group officially launched (link via Google Translate) the China Smart Logistics Network (CSN) today, which former Alibaba CEO Jack Ma says will become the backbone of the country’s $190 billion e-commerce market. The network, which will be able to deliver shipments to any city in China …

Mozilla teams up with Foxconn to debut a Firefox OS tablet?

Mozilla and Foxconn have sent around an press event invitation that declares that the two companies will be debuting a new device that runs on a Firefox operating system, according to Focus Taiwan. The event is to take place on June 3.<p>Someone with knowledge of the matter told Focus Taiwan that the …

Chinese hackers reportedly accessed designs for advanced US weapons systems

According to the <i>Washington Post</i>, which has seen a confidential section of a report prepared by the Defense Science Board for the Pentagon, the designs for more than two dozen advanced US weapons systems were accessed by Chinese hackers. The public version of the report, titled "Resilient Military …

Google Chromebooks Land on Singapore's Shores

Google Chromebooks from Acer, HP and Samsung have landed on Singapore’s shores, making it the second Asian market to get the devices that run on Google’s Chrome OS.<p>An announcement from the company on its Google+ page said the Chromebook will be available at Courts stores across Singapore.<p>According …

Nokia Asha Range Gets Mail For Exchange Support

Remember the days when getting work email in your phone was only possible if you owned a BlackBerry? Well, it’s fair to say that they are already well and truly over, but here’s another nail in that coffin: Nokia just brought work email access to its entry-level devices.<p>The Espoo, …

Anatomy of a hack: even your 'complicated' password is easy to crack

In March, readers followed along as Nate Anderson, Ars Technica deputy editor and a self-admitted newbie to password cracking, downloaded a list of …

Mystery for the day: Who’s buying ST-Ericsson’s geolocation business?

<b>UPDATE (8.30am PT): Mystery solved! As commentors suggested below, Intel(s intc) was the buyer. An Intel spokeswoman told me minutes ago: “I can</b> …

South African Operator and Bank Team Up to Tackle SIM-Swap Fraud

South African mobile operator, MTN, and one of the country’s top four bank’s, ABSA, have collaborated to form a task team whose main aim will be to combat the increasing number of ‘SIM Swap’ fraud cases in the country.<p>The formation of this task team was a result of an urgent meeting between both …

White Nexus 4 is official: same specs, starts selling tomorrow

<i>After a flurry of leaked images, the white version of the Nexus 4 has been officially announced. The device will roll out starting tomorrow in Hong Kong.</i><p>LG today officially unveiled one of the worst kept secrets in the mobile industry in the last few weeks – the white Nexus 4.<p>The white Nexus 4 was …

LG not working on a new Nexus device, teases tablet and non-Android smartphone (update)

LG Mobile's European VP has revealed that the company isn't interested in making a sequel to its Nexus 4. In an interview with Dutch site <i>All About Phones</i>, Kim Won said that, despite the Nexus 4 being a marketing success for the company, LG doesn't need to repeat that strategy . When asked if it …

The coming data tsunami: mobile networks to carry 1,000 times more data 10 years from now

The exponential growth of technology, first noticed by Intel’s Gordon E. Moore and known commonly as Moore’s law, looks like it also applies to the amount of data we create, store, archive and transmit. For mobile carriers and wireless infrastructure creators it is this last category – transmission …

Samsung official reportedly confirms Note III in the works, muses on potential camera upgrades

Given the success of the original Galaxy Note and its sequel, there's little doubt a third installment of the super-sized handset line is on Samsung's to-launch list. Korean site <i>ETNews</i> claims to have heard the first legitimate confirmation of the Note III's existence, however, citing a Samsung …

Google Glass: facial recognition coming soon

The controversial Google Glass computer could soon recognise who you are talking to thanks to a new ‘hack’.<p>The new software from Lambda Labs, who are based in San Francisco, raises the prospect of never forgetting a face again, and also of internet recommendations for who Google Glass wearers …