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Xiaomi, The Chinese Smartphone Company That's Crushing Everyone, Is Earning A Lot More Money Than People Realize

Xiaomi is currently trying to raise $1 billion in funding, the Journal reports. As part of the fund raise, it has a document detailing its financial performance. The Journal saw that document, and it reports the following:<p>A table in the document showed that Xiaomi's net profit last year rose 84% to …

Mobile

Review: Samsung’s U28D590D 28-inch 4k monitor finally brings quality 4k at an affordable price

Ever since the Mac Pro was released in December, we’ve faced an onslaught of 4k displays. We reviewed Seiki’s budget offering last year, and while we liked it overall, it did have more than its fair share of set backs. For instance, you could only use the full 4k resolution at 30Hz, which meant …

Listening to the crowd proves a slippery slope for Soap

Alexander Jones believes the home router market is ripe for a shakeup.<p>Jones is the founder of Soap, a new product making its way through the crowdfunding community, and he is right when he says that typical home routers are complicated affairs that few people know how to manage and fewer still use …

Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth?

The ancestors of modern viruses may have laid the groundwork for cellular life as we know it.<p>Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie were used to finding strange viruses.<p>The married virologists at Aix-Marseille University had made a career of it. But pithovirus, which they discovered in 2013 in a …

New app uses AT&T's sponsored data to sidestep monthly limits on apps, games, and surfing

Back in January, AT&T announced its "Sponsored Data" program, which lets app developers and brands pick up the tab for data send to your mobile device without it counting towards your monthly data plan. It's a very transparent way for AT&T to make money off companies that can afford to pick up the …

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Americans love the Internet, with 87% of us active online. We have accounts everywhere, letting us kill time at work on Facebook, check Twitter for …

Privacy

Swich wirelessly charges your smartphone in style

Lutman says that its main objective in the development of Swich was to create something easy on the eyes, but equally usable for the app-dependent, …

23 Kids Reveal Their Secrets to Mom

There will always be a few secrets that you just can't tell mom.<p>Whether it's the beer you stole from the garage back when you were broke after …