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Samsung is planning its own custom chips and 4k phone displays

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>After building processors based on ARM Holdings(s armh) intellectual property for years, Samsung says it will …

Walmart pleads guilty to dumping hazardous waste in California

Walmart, which has endured a year of bad publicity around its US labour relations and working conditions in its overseas supply chain, on Tuesday …

How little money can a person live on?

<b>The debate over how much money benefits claimants should receive has run on for weeks. But just how little money can someone realistically get by on?</b><p>The government says no family on benefits should receive more than the £26,000 - after tax - the average family earns.<p>A benefits cap estimated at £350 …

Personal Finance

Rescuers Still Hope For Survivors In Bangladesh Collapse

Rescue workers are still hoping to find survivors from the collapse of an eight-story garment factory in Bangladesh that has killed more than 300 people and left hundreds missing.<p>Meanwhile, angry relatives of the missing have clashed with police, blaming authorities for the catastrophe at Rana …

LivingSocial Hacked — More Than 50 Million Customer Names, Emails, Birthdates and Encrypted Passwords Accessed (Internal Memo)

LivingSocial, the daily deals site owned in part by Amazon, has suffered a massive cyber attack on its computer systems, which an email from CEO Tim …

Boston bombing spurs Senate debate on tighter immigration screening

The Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt for suspects has already become part of the debate over immigration reform in Washington, with one high ranking Republican questioning the screening process that allows immigrants into the United States.<p>The Senate Judiciary Committee was scheduled …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

'Our hearts are broken': Texas town grieves in wake of devastating blast

A non-denominational service was held at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church on Thursday night. The Rev. Ed Karasek said that the town "will never be the same, but we will persevere."<p>He added: "Our hearts are hurting, our hearts are broken."<p>Despite the lack of official confirmation, The …

Now That We Have All These Devices, It’s Time For Them To Truly Work Together

Cross-platform is the buzzword of all the big tech companies now. During every Google earnings call, like clockwork, CEO Larry Page dedicates considerable time discussing the company’s focus on making sure users have a seamless experience and equal access to services as they switch between devices. …

Why do humans cry? A new reading of the old sob story

When it came to solving the riddle of the peacock's tail, Charles Darwin's powers of evolutionary deduction were second to none – the more …

Ubuntu smartphone – what you need to know about the new Android competitor in town

The mobile ecosystem is currently dominated by two operating systems created by two completely different companies that attacked this particular niche for different reasons, while more traditional players are scrambling to catch up. Is there space for the Ubuntu smartphone in this complex mobile …

Linux

Will a third major platform benefit Android users ?

Google and Apple are the two companies that provide the dominant operating systems in the mobile industry. Microsoft and BlackBerry (formerly RIM) are struggling to regain some relevance, while companies new to the game, such as Amazon, Ubuntu, and Mozilla are also aiming to take a bite of this …

Apps

Protecting Yourself From Japanese Insanity

I’d hate to say it but this time really is different. Never before has there been coordinated global money printing of the scale of today. Ever. Japan intends to double its money in circulation in just two years. This is incredible stuff. But it only mimics the U.S. Federal Reserve which has …

North Korea readies missile launch as fears of a covert cyberwar grow

South Korea is bracing for a protracted standoff with the North that could include at least one missile test-launch and a border skirmish.<p>On Friday, …

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Back From Recess, Congress Preps For Gun Legislation Fight

The U.S. Senate was scheduled to begin voting on gun control measures this week when Congress returns from recess, but Senate staffers say a bipartisan agreement has yet to be reached on universal background checks. That snarl may end up delaying a vote on gun legislation for another week, as …

WalMart Is A Technology, Just Like Selfridges And Sears & Roebuck Were

One of my favourite writers on economics, Virginia Postrel*, points out something interesting about the new TV show, Mr. Selfridges. That in reality such new methods of retailing are a technology, just as much as a new way of making cars or a new method of phoning people is a technology:<p>Yet like …

This Amazing, Zoomable Universe-In-A-Browser Puts Everything In Perspective

And another one helps you see just how far it is to Mars.<p>From nanoparticles to galaxies, we can understand a lot about how our universe works--but it's hard to keep things in context. Can you really grasp how far you'd have to travel to reach Mars? Or wrap your head around the infinitesimally small …

Oklahoma earthquake linked to oil extraction wastewater

The quake's cause was hotly debated from the day that it struck Oklahoma<p><b>Scientists have linked the underground injection of oil-drilling wastewater to a magnitude-5.7 earthquake in 2011 that struck the US state of Oklahoma.</b><p>Wastewater injection from drilling operations has been linked to seismic …

Oil & Gas Industry

How the internet is making us poor

Everyone knows the story of how robots replaced humans on the factory floor. But in the broader sweep of automation versus labor, a trend with far greater significance for the middle class—in rich countries, at any rate—has been relatively overlooked: the replacement of knowledge workers with …

Income Inequality

Proverbs 27:12 CEVDC; Be cautious and hide when you see danger— don't be stupid and walk right into trouble.

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