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Plane tragedy escalates the Ukraine conflict

No matter who did it, shooting down a commercial airliner with almost 300 people aboard gravely escalated an already dangerous conflict in eastern Ukraine.<p>The airline disaster Thursday turned what had been regional unrest into a full-blown international conflict, with questions of responsibility, …

Sprint's Galaxy S4 getting an OTA update, apps-to-SD support and Samsung Knox are notable additions

The 357MB update may hold a locked bootloader as a requirement for Samsung Knox support -- hackers beware<p>The Samsung Galaxy S4 on the Sprint network …

Android News

Best Samsung Galaxy S4 Cases

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the most highly anticipated devices of the year, and it’s probably one of the more expensive ones out there, especially if you pay for it outright. Most people like to protect their investments, and in this context, you do that by purchasing a case.<p>Now, there are a …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (video)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has only been available for three months now, and as expected, it’s been met with critical acclaim. And now, we have another device joining the Galaxy S4 family — Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Active, a rugged, and better handling version of the S4.<p>While there wasn’t a huge bevy of …

A playful take on the modern design that suits the Dublin Google Campus perfectly

As any of us would expect it, any new Google building, headquarters or campus has to have a playful and colorful design. It’s the look that suits it …

Architecture

Twitter Wants to Start Tracking You on the Web, Here's How to Opt-Out

In a blog post today, Twitter announced that they're "experimenting with new ways of targeting ads," which is their way of saying they're planning to …

Samsung Has Now Sold 20 Million Galaxy S4 Handsets in 68 Days

As of May 23rd, Samsung had sold more than 10 million Galaxy S4 smartphones. This put the company at a record breaking sales pace for an Android …

Facebook to pull ads from pages with sex, violence

Facebook says it will no longer allow ads to appear on pages with sexual or violent content, as the online social network moves to appease marketers being associated with objectionable material.<p>The announcement on Friday came a month after several businesses pulled their ads from Facebook amid …

David Karp Speaks: Here's Why I Sold Tumblr To Yahoo

"I was not expecting to sell the company this year," 26-year-old Karp told Charlie Rose on an interview that aired Thursday.<p>He had been working with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on a partnership deal for months, since November, he said.<p>So Mayer had to sell him on the idea that Yahoo should, instead, buy …

Yahoo Shuts Down Mail Classic, Forces Switch To New Version That Scans Your Emails To Target Ads

Starting the week of June 3rd, tomorrow, Yahoo is discontinuing Mail Classic. It’s requiring all Mail users to switch to the new version of Mail and accept a TOS/Privacy Policy update that lets it scan emails to “deliver product features, relevant advertising, and abuse protection”. You can opt out …

Google Glass Teardown: Oddly Simple

While Google's Glass has been on the block for a while, we've yet to see a thorough teardown of the hardware tucked away inside its slender frame. …

The Dream Employers For Engineering Students

Global research and advisory firm Universum recently culled its data to find the 100 most attractive employers for engineering students. <i>How?</i> They asked 9,770 undergraduate engineering majors in the U.S. to select the companies they would consider working for and then to identify their ideal …

The 25 Most Influential Ad Execs On Twitter

In fact, none of the huge names of advertising are influential on Twitter, according to PeekAnalytics. The company ranked our Twitterers by "social pull" as opposed to mere total followers. Social pull is a "metric which takes into account not only the quantity of each audience's connections across …

Public Relations

Why smartwatches are the real future of mobile payments

<i>Skooks Pong is SVP of technology at Synapse.</i><p>It’s no secret that while smartphone adoption in the U.S. continues to rise – now accounting for 57 percent of the mobile market according to comScore – rollout of in-store mobile payments has been slow and fragmented. Some experts attribute it to …

What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader

They often don't manage people, but instead coach them to do their best work.<p>Every company is different, but there are some common threads among the best tech leads that I've worked with. Hat tips to Brian Stoler, Nathan Hunt, Evan Gilbert, and Rich Burdon for leading by example.<p>In this article, I …

Software Development

Apple Loop: Shares Drop Below $400, iTunes Radio Sets Terms, Chip Switch From Samsung

Keeping you in the loop on some of the things that happened around Apple this week.<p><b>Shares fall.</b> Apple’s shares decline continued this week, with the stock falling below $400 to close at $396.50 on June 28. That’s quite a drop from a high of$702.10 in September – a 44 percent drop to be exact. There …