Ryan Kuntz

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Android killed Windows Phone, not Apple

There’s no greater woulda-coulda-shoulda than Windows Phone<p>So Windows Phone is well and truly dead (excepting a tiny handful of Windows 10 devices). There it lies, buried in the graveyard of failed smartphone platforms. Cause of death: Android. Yes, really.<p>Apple changed everything in mobile, but in …

People Who Worry About Everything Are More Intelligent

Obsessive worry is insidious in the sense that it begets more worry; once your mind switches into "worry mode," essentially, nothing is off limits. …

Anxiety

NSA still collecting Americans' phone call data

Despite Congress limiting the NSA’s ability to collect vast swathes of call data from the American public in 2015, a new report has revealed that the NSA still collected 151 million domestic call records in 2016. The NSA only had warrants to collect metadata on 42 terrorism suspects in 2016, along …

This Is the Fastest Way to Calm Down

When people are anxious before getting surgery, doctors and nurses often tell them to take slow, deep breaths with long exhalations. It may seem like …

Mindfulness

An introduction to Python on Android

There are many reasons that you might want to start Android development. Building an app that will make you rich and change the world is only one motivation; others include learning to code, building tools that you can use yourself or even just having fun and impressing others. Programming is a …

U.S. spies fear WikiLeaks carried out biggest intelligence breach since Snowden

U.S. intelligence officials scrambled Tuesday to assess the damage wrought by WikiLeaks’ publication documents purporting to expose a vast and …

iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Apple's Expensive Secrets

2017 is the year the iPhone gets a major upgrade. We already know about its radical redesign, but now there are further details on what could be its most significant new feature – and the additional cost it brings…<p>The source is none other than KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo (famously dubbed “the best …

Mobile Technology

Samsung’s latest Chromebook shows the future of Google’s laptops — but it has a long way to go

Google has an operating system problem.<p>Namely, it has one too many: There's Chrome OS on its Chromebook sect of laptops, and Android on everything else. The latter is easily the more popular and successful of the two. However, it's awkward on larger laptop and tablet screens.<p>Chrome OS does not have …

Facebook's Oculus must pay $500m in virtual reality lawsuit

The Facebook-owned company Oculus has been ordered to pay half a billion dollars to the games company ZeniMax after a jury determined that the Oculus CEO, Palmer Luckey, failed to comply with a non-disclosure agreement.<p>Who is Palmer Luckey, and why is he funding pro-Trump trolls?<p>Read more<p>ZeniMax …

Virtual Reality

The real reason(s) the Note 7 caught fire

Samsung has announced the official results of its Galaxy Note 7 fire investigation and, as expected — since the recalls in September and October, …

Obama last strike kills over 100 al Qaeda in Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> In President Barack Obama's last major military attack against al Qaeda, more than 100 members of the group were killed in a US airstrike in western Syria on Thursday, according to a defense official.<p>The strike -- which the Pentagon confirmed Friday afternoon in a statement -- hit a …

Toyota stock dips after Trump tweet on planned Mexico plant

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is a "good corporate citizen" and intends to work with President-elect Donald Trump to help make America strong, the …

Samsung predicts biggest profits in three years, just three months after Note 7 recall

It’s been less than four months since Samsung was forced to issue an embarrassing recall of one of its flagship phones, but the company has announced that it is expecting a big increase in year-on-year operating profit for the fourth quarter of 2016. In Q4 earnings guidance, published today, …

US report: Putin ordered effort to help Trump, hurt Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a hidden campaign to influence America's presidential election in favor of Donald Trump …

Slack and Google announce partnership focused on better integrating their services

Slack announced a strategic partnership with Google Cloud this morning, which will bring a number of new features, including deeper integrations with Google services, to its collaboration platform for teams. Among the additions are new bots for notifications, as well as support for Google’s …

Fitbit formally announces that it is buying smartwatch maker Pebble

The acquisition excludes Pebble’s hardware products<p>Digital health and fitness-tracking company Fitbit has just officially announced that it is buying key assets from smartwatch startup Pebble, after reports emerged last week that a deal between the two was close to being completed.<p>Fitbit co-founder …

Bowie was to the 70s what the Beatles were to the 60s

David Bowie had no feel for the 1960s. No wonder he floundered. Neither flower-power optimism nor insurrectionary bravado really turned him on: as he wrote in All the Young Dudes: “We never got it off on that revolution stuff.” Even Space Oddity fixated on the loneliness of space travel rather than …

David Bowie

Exit Bowie, discreetly: 'He thought it honourable to become invisible'

David Bowie sought modesty in death, an acquaintance of the singer said on Monday, and thought it honourable after a lifetime in the spotlight to slip away and to become invisible.<p>David Bowie dies of cancer at 69<p>Read more<p>That in effect is what Bowie achieved, protected by a small inner circle …

David Bowie

Leonard Cohen: A Final Interview

Leonard Cohen, who died this week, was one of our greatest songwriters—Bob Dylan told Cohen that he considered him his nearest rival—and is a figure of almost cult-like devotion among fans. He began as a poet in the vein of Allen Ginsberg and Frank O’Hara before releasing his first album, in 1967. …

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize, Redefining Boundaries of Literature

Half a century ago, Bob Dylan shocked the music world by plugging in an electric guitar and alienating folk purists. For decades he continued to confound expectations, selling millions of records with dense, enigmatic songwriting.<p>Now, Mr. Dylan, the poet laureate of the rock era, has been rewarded …

Literature

Trump criticizes China on Twitter two days after unprecedented Taiwan call

Dec. 4, 2016, 6:35 p.m.<p>Transition<br>• White House<p>President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday blamed China for militarizing the South China Sea, taxing U.S. imports and devaluing its currency — even though the Chinese Renminbi has appreciated rapidly for the last 10 years.<p>“Did China ask us if it was OK to …

This sperm test via smartphone proves there's an app for everything

Fertility clinics probably aren’t the most comfortable places to “extract” sperm. I haven’t had the pleasure, but being handed a receptacle and led into a room with visual aids and hearing that door close behind you has to be a bit awkward. More awkward is the thought that everyone outside this …

Why Fake News Is So Incredibly Effective

If you get your news from social media, as most Americans do, you are exposed to a daily dose of hoaxes, rumors, conspiracy theories and misleading …

Donald Trump plans to immediately deport 2 million to 3 million undocumented immigrants

In a "60 Minutes” interview scheduled to air Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump said he planned to immediately deport 2 million to 3 million undocumented immigrants who “have criminal records” after his inauguration next January.<p>“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and …

Donald Trump

GoPro Is Recalling Every Single One of Its New Drones

Beleaguered action camera maker GoPro is recalling its new Karma drone just weeks after it launched, the company announced late Tuesday as many …

How to Follow Election Day on Flipboard

Five hundred and ninety four days ago, the 2016 presidential campaign officially began when Sen. Ted Cruz announced his White House bid. Nineteen candidates followed suit over the next months; they collectively took part in 25 debates. Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination in May, and …

Here’s how hackers might mess with electronic voting on Election Day

Huge. Deplorable. Hombre. When America looks back on the long journey to Election Day 2016, a number of words will come to mind. But one may …

Clinton, Trump Skip Inspiration, Stick to 'Buyer Beware' Closing Arguments

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have largely ditched the traditional optimistic tone typical of the end of a presidential campaign and instead are making their closing pitches by arguing that the other is either too dangerous or untrustworthy.<p>Fueled by their historically high unfavorable ratings, …

Taliban enters capital of Helmand province after weeks of fighting

KABUL — When Taliban fighters penetrated the capital of Helmand province for the first time Monday, killing at least 14 people in a suicide bombing and related attacks, it was their most successful assault to date on the strategic southern city and opium trade center, which the insurgents have been …