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What's happening to Samsung?

2014 is going to be remembered as a bad year for Samsung and is almost certainly one of the worst in the company’s history. Income has slumped throughout the year and Q3 profits were miserable in the company’s key IT & Mobile business segments. Just what is going wrong over at Samsung?<p>First things …

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How Electric Superchargers Went from Fantasy to Feasibility

Until recently, electric superchargers may as well have been perpetual motion machines. Thanks to motorsport and advancement in power storage technologies, they're now close to hitting the road.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Chris Philpot)</i><p>Until recently, electric superchargers might as well have been perpetual …

This is either the smartest or stupidest theory yet on Apple’s Beats buy

As analysts, pundits, bloggers, journalists and just about everyone else on the planet continues to struggle to make sense of Apple’s rumored Beats …

This remote-controlled robot can run faster than you (video)

RC cars and helicopters are cool and all, but if you want a combo breaker in your collection, here's something different: a multi-legged robot that <i>runs</i>. At the moment, you can only get this remote-controlled sprinter called the OutRunner through Kickstarter, where its creators are trying to raise …

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The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive images this week from science, tech and health, including the birth of the Universe, edible scorpions and a bear with a slipped disc.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Amazing air displays and breathtaking nature<p>Frightening lightning and dust storms<p>Plane trails and tadpole stars<p>Volcanic plumes and …

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3D-print your own lightsaber with these free files

Kit out your Jedi costume with a sweet 3D-printed lightsaber with customizable length.<p>Star Wars Day was Sunday, but the celebration is never over. Keep your fan passion going by making your own lightsaber using Ultimaker's free 3D-printed lightsaber source files, released in honor of May the 4th. …

'Firenado' Captured in Wild Instagram Photo

Meet the dust devil's more dangerous cousin. A Missouri woman captured a picture of the above pillar of fire as she was driving down a road in the …

This Is What A Holographic iPhone Might Look Like

Lasers. Infrared sensors. Parabolic mirror assemblies. These are the technologies that could allow iPhones of the future to project holograms from 3-D screens, according to a new Apple patent application.<p>Now, whether or not Apple will actually make such a device, no one knows. It’s perfectly common …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

In the last few months, both HTC and Samsung launched new flagship phones that are pretty good. And there are plenty of solid older devices that you can buy at a steep discount.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design,</i> …

Want To Make $1 Billion? Just Solve One Of These Huge Tech Problems

There's a lot of room for improvement when it comes to things like artificial intelligence, mobile payments, internet speeds, and even how we think and communicate.<p>So here's our list of the ten biggest problems in tech right now. Solve one of these, and you're on your way to billions.

Artificial Intelligence

Want To Become A Billionaire? Just Solve One Of These 10 Problems

We recently gave you a list of 25 trends that would be making people billions. Most of the phenomena will end up benefiting everyone.<p>But if you fancied yourself as someone who could be turned into a billionaire, you were arguably cheating — these were things everyone has already figured out.<p>The …

How to Have a Great Day, Every Day: 7 Tips | Inc.com

I've written before about workplace happiness in terms of general rules like "don't obsess about things." Good advice, certainly, but general rules sometimes aren't enough.<p>For most people, getting into--and staying in--a better mood comes down to the actions they take, rather than the rules they …

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Google Glass Owners: Don’t Waste Your Money — Yet

If you missed your chance to buy Google Glass on Tues­day, it’s prob­ably for the best, ac­cord­ing to the product’s earli­est users.<p>Google opened …

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Home - Architecture Lab

Latest<p>February 20, 2018<p>If you want the best education, choose Europe. It is a hub of the best institutes, schools, and universities that can ensure …

How A Supervolcano Would Disrupt International Flight

The global air traffic network may be more vulnerable to natural disasters than you realize.<p>In April of 2010, an Icelandic volcano erupted largely without warning. It left travelers throughout Europe stranded as tons of volcanic dust and ash spewed into the atmosphere and grounded planes. By the …

Spectacular Natural Phenomenon: Indonesian Volcano Emits Glowing Blue Liquid

Erupting volcanoes are a spectacular experience that very few people actually witness in person. The dangerous environments and amazing natural phenomenon is most preferably viewed from great distances. However, photographer Olivier Grunewald finds the up-close exploration of volcanoes to be an …

Geology

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

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The Best Of The 2014 New York Auto Show

Did Apple's iOS Maps App Just Find The Loch Ness Monster? (Update: No They Did Not)

<b>See update below.</b> Apple’s iOS Maps app was once criticized for displaying melting buildings and roads to nowhere. The mapping and navigation app may …

Kindle For Samsung Announced By Amazon And Samsung

Samsung and Amazon have announced a new partnership that will bring a new custom ebook service to Samsung’s devices, the service is called Kindle for …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to sport a 3-sided Youm screen?

Samsung will launch its next Note phablet in the second half of the year, and we’re hoping this device will have much more than faster chip, …

How to reduce the pain of a bad memory

American psychologists find that focusing on the contextual elements of a bad memory helps to reduce the pain it causes<p>Scientists in America claim they have found a simple technique people may use to reduce the emotional impact of bad memories.<p>The researchers at the Beckman Institute at the …

Wireless charger can power 40 mobile phones at once from 15 feet away

Advertisement<p>56 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Max Krasnov<p>By now, most people have seen a wireless charger. It probably looked like a pad that …

10 hidden Galaxy S5 features, according to Samsung

The Galaxy S5 has been on the market for a week now, and with dozens of reviews and hands-on posts hitting the web, fans of the device probably already know about its main features.<p>But Samsung reckons there are some hidden features on the Galaxy S5 that you might not be aware of, and helpfully …

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These Headphones are Made Just for Women

We love just about any brand that takes the time to think about what we, as women, really want and need. What will make our lives easier? Better? More fun? And of course, more fashionable? The team over at Skullcandy has been doing just that, and this week released a range of headphones exclusively …

Think You Know Basic Physics? This Balloon Will Prove You Wrong

When you have a balloon floating in a car and start driving, instead of getting thrown back, it actually flies forward. What? Are balloons immune to …

The most Earth-like planet is only 500 light years away

It sits in the habitable zone, and estimates suggest it may be rocky.<p>Less than two months ago, NASA’s Kepler mission announced the confirmation of …