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Samsung's profits are down, but it believes the S6 will change that

Samsung's latest earnings numbers reveal that the company did better in the first quarter of 2015 than at the end of 2014, but its overall profits are still down while the competition's are rising. The company earned an operating profit* of 6 trillion won ($5.6 billion) for January to March 2015, …

Hyper-accurate atomic clock won't lose a second in 15 billion years

Scientists have created an atomic clock so precise that it won't lose or gain a single second in 15 billion years -- roughly the age of our universe.<p>But the clock isn't just steady, it's also amazingly accurate. So accurate in fact, that it can detect tiny changes in the speed of its ticks …

What to eat in Hong Kong

Tiny Hong Kong is home to some 10,000 restaurants, the majority specialising in Chinese cooking, especially Cantonese dishes. Originally from Guangzhou (Canton), Cantonese cuisine flourished in the former British colony and is known for an almost religious insistence on freshness, an adventurous …

Hong Kong

Use this new Google search trick to find and install the best Android apps

Google on Thursday announced a new app discovery feature that developers can use to further drive up app installs. However, this new developer tool …

Galaxy S6 cracks walnuts without picking up a scratch

Should an Android app instructing people how to chop walnuts ever get developed, don’t be surprised if the first order of business is this: <i>Place</i> …

Bends

How to run Android apps on any laptop or desktop

Android has a large, vibrant ecosystem of applications. From Heartstone to Plex to Twitter, Google Play is home to over 1.5 million mobile apps, …

Apps

How to change the icon grid size on the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge

The default home screen of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge offers a grid of four icons by four icons. For some users, myself included, the default grid is not enough. Sure, you can add more panels and place apps across the various screens, but that involves a lot of swiping and tapping.<p>Luckily, you can …

Apps

What should I do if I lost my iPhone or iPad?

Losing, or having you phone stolen can be an extremely stressful and annoying process. While we all try to be careful, mistakes happen and iPhones …

Samsung, in a race to build your next smartphone chip, may just win

Samsung, the world's biggest maker of smartphones and TVs, is also dead serious about chips.<p>So serious that it will spend about $15 billion to open a new semiconductor factory in South Korea by 2017. That's big bucks even compared with the rest of industry, which spends closer to $10 billion for …

Mobile

Accessory makers are solving Apple's MacBook problem

We like Apple's 12-inch MacBook with its sleek look, high-res screen and scant mass -- but we have a big problem with the single USB-C port. For one, it doubles as the lone power connector, meaning you can't even charge your MacBook and transfer files at the same time. Another issue is finding …

The Layover Makeover

In more than 50 years of airplane travel I’ve logged hundreds of hours in airports, many during unanticipated layovers. I note this as I sit, delayed by thunderclouds and lightning, in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.<p>My instinct is to spend as little time as possible here, yet …

Dreaming of the Devil: The Joy of Going Back

It’s not true that travelers have a “list” of places to see and, once they’ve checked off every box, hang up their knapsacks. When you’re traveling, you’re constantly adding to your list. Every casual conversation with fellow wayfarers introduces a world of possibility when your life is strapped to …

Everything is Connected | Chapter 2: Enchanted Echachist

Changing Planet<p>It is predicted that air temperatures will rise by 1.4-3.9°C during the 21st century in this part of British Columbia, consequently increasing ocean and fresh water temperatures.<i><br>Photograph by Gleb Raygorodetsky.</i><p><i>Like other indigenous First Nation communities throughout Canada, the</i> …

BlackBerry hangs up on T-Mobile US after spat between chief executives

Struggling handset-maker BlackBerry is hanging up its US licensing deal with T-Mobile, the fourth-largest US carrier, saying the companies no longer have complementary strategies.<p>The move ends a long-standing relationship between the two - including exclusive launches for some models such as its …

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

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When robots take our jobs, humans will be the new 1%. Here's how to fight back

Will you be replaced by a machine? There's nearly a 50-50 chance, according to a recent study by Oxford University researchers who found that 47% of the labor market in the US alone is at risk of being mechanized out of existence. Approximately 702 jobs thus far held by humans are now threatened by …

Pirin National Park, Bulgaria

<b>Name:</b> Pirin National Park <b><br>Location:</b> Bulgaria <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1962 (as Vihren National Park) <b><br>Size:</b> 105 square miles (272 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p>• <b>Old Forests</b> Pirin is a realm of steep-flanked peaks and ridges soaring to 9,564 feet (2,915 meters), alpine meadows, dozens of glacial lakes, …

"This scene, it's at 10,500 feet above sea level, in the heart of the Puna de Atacama region," says photographer Federico Norte. "In three minutes, the scene was over." http://on.natgeo.com/ORjvJJ Photograph by Federico Norte/National Geographic Your Shot

How awesome is this recent submission to the 2014 Traveler Photo Contest? Get the story behind the shot, and explore more of the stunning entries: http://on.natgeo.com/1jnlvY7 Sebastian Warneke/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

'Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls' Review: Through The Fire And Flames

The release of Diablo 3′s expansion, Reaper of Souls, represents the culmination of what might be one of the most dramatic quality turnarounds in gaming history. When the original Diablo 3 launched, though it improved on some aspects of its immortal predecessor, it was mostly heralded as a huge …

Nvidia Announces Beastly 12GB Titan Z Graphics Card

When Nvidia introduced the GTX Titan graphics card they weren’t sure how it would be received, especially with a $1000 MSRP. But not only did it become their flagship GPU, it sold exceptionally well to both creative professionals and gamers — a fact verified by multiple boutique PC vendors I’ve …

How Nvidia's Shield Just Became The Best Handheld Gaming Console Available

Nvidia's Shield doesn’t receive a fraction of the hype and fanfare normally associated with established handhelds from Sony and Nintendo. It may not even have the mindshare that niche devices like the Wikipad or Razer Edge have. That needs to change immediately, because Shield is poised to become …

The Otherworldy Charms of Scarlett Johansson

Let’s say you’re an alien, and you’ve come down to Earth in order to harvest the flesh of our planet’s population for sustenance. (Just go with us …

Scarlett Johansson

A Photographer in Detroit: The Story of Bill Rauhauser’s Photo Career in the Motor City

Back when Detroit was known for its motors more than its money problems, a young engineer by the name of Bill Rauhauser got his first taste of street …