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The shambles behind the scenes at Sochi

It may be the world's most expensive Olympic Games to date, costing a record $50 billion, but the first arrivals at Sochi have revealed the utter chaos two days before the official opening<p>Despite having more than seven years to prepare, four-star hotels such as the Hyatt Regency, which were meant …

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How One Millennial With A Liberal Arts Degree Landed A Six-Figure Job

<i>For a follow-up to this story, see “Tempest In A Birkin Bag: Millennial Who Defects To Christie’s Slapped With $40 Million Lawsuit By His (Former) Mentor.”</i><p>Stephanie Phair was head of business development at a startup called DropShop, selling luxury goods on the secondary market, when a customer …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Obama Administration Won't Fight State Marijuana Laws

In a historic pivot in the War on Drugs, the Obama Justice Department announced this week that the federal government will allow Washington and …

The 40 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs of All Time

After recording this at Mick Jagger's country home Stargroves in England, the bandmates were so excited they went out on the lawn and danced to it. …

Alcatel-Lucent squeezes record-breaking 31Tbps through single “undersea” fiber

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>As the current surveillance scandal has reminded us, our data zips around the world through high-capacity, undersea fiber …

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Samsung, the Galaxy S 4 Active is not as rugged as we want

Phones are expensive. It’s ironic but true. I find it odd that the average computer can be much more affordable than the average smartphone. …

Photos of Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A leak, Snapdragon 800 confirmed

Samsung just can’t keep seem to keep its myriad of products from leaking. A bit more than a week since what appeared to be a Snapdragon 800 –touting Galaxy S4 smashed AnTuTu benchmark records, bloggers for Samsung Mobile, a South Korea-based smartphone blog, managed to get their hands on the …

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on a Galaxy S3!

If you’re a proud Galaxy S3 owner, but long for Android 4.2.2, you’re in luck. SamMobile has leaked an early firmware build of Jelly Bean for the S3!<p>While they caution it is still in testing at Samsung, this gives hardcore fans a sneak peak at what they’ve been waiting for. As you can see in the …

10 technologies that really could change the world

We're told that all kinds of technologies changed the world - Popular Mechanics' list includes the stapler - but today's researchers are working on …

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We're live from Samsung Premiere 2013 in London!

Live coverage of new Windows and Android announcements from Samsung<p>We're live from London's Earls Court exhibition center later today for Samsung …

How To Get Past Job Search Gatekeepers

Recently a friend of mine applied for a job at a Washington, D.C. political advocacy group. She knew she would face stiff competition because the position was widely advertised. But she had several ins. Her husband knew a highly placed staffer and told him my friend was pursuing the job. Also she …

Samsung Shows Us Just How Much Stress The Galaxy S4 Can Actually Handle [Video]

Samsung is clearly unhappy with complaints about the quality of the materials in its smartphones. The company always fights back with the same …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom priced in the U.K., available for pre-order

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, the smartphone with one of the best cameras on the market (or the camera that includes a smartphone, whichever way you want to put it), now has a price tag attached to it, for the U.K., at least.<p>The device, which was officially announced only a few days ago, is now …

Rumor: Oppo Find 7 with 4000mAh battery and Snapdragon 800 processor

<i>RBMen</i> has come across some more specs for the upcoming next Oppo Find handset, which we already heard is rumoured to be running the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. The new device will supposedly be called the Find 7 not the Find 6, as it seems that Oppo prefers odd numbers. So without …

Bristol City Council defends poster showing ‘child eating dog waste’

Bristol City Council has defended a controversial health and safety poster which appears to show a young child with dog waste around her mouth.<p>The …

Jay-Z giving away "Magna Carta Holy Grail" to Samsung Galaxy users

Jay-Z is giving away his new album, called “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” to users of some Samsung Galaxy devices, a full three days before the official release date.<p>That’s good news for at least a million Samsung Galaxy device users. In order to qualify, you have to own either a Samsung Galaxy S3, …

Will you smile back when human holograms greet you at the airport?

How does the airport of the future preoccupy customers as they wait in never-ending lines? A handful of companies think the answer is an always-smiling, always-working human hologram. The virtual assistants are projected onto form-fitting cutouts that can almost look real, and several airports have …

Samsung to launch LTE-Advanced Galaxy S4

Qualcomm-powered LTE-Advance​d handset headed to Korea 'as early as this month'<p>Samsung is aiming to launch the first smartphone supporting the faster …

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Dish and nTelos start testing fixed LTE broadband in rural Virginia (video)

Dish has so far had to be content with offering broadband over its existing satellite network, but the company has made no secret of wanting a terrestrial service. The carrier can now do more than talk about those plans: it just launched a pilot LTE service in rural Virginia with nTelos' help. The …

What's left for Samsung to announce at Premiere 2013?

On June 20th, Samsung will host its “Premiere 2013” event in London, where it is expected to reveal new Galaxy and ATIV devices. This is certainly exciting news, save for one problem, Samsung doesn’t seem to have much left to announce on the Android front.<p>When we first caught wind of the event, it …

10 Job Interview Tips From A CEO Headhunter

Whether you’re being interviewed to be an intern or a CEO, you’re going to run into a few notoriously tricky questions–here’s a road map of what you’ll be asked, and how to craft impressive answers to even the toughest questions.<p>No two situations are ever exactly the same, but as a general guide, …