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Samsung profit to drop more than 35% amid smartphone troubles

Samsung is on track to report yet another lackluster quarter as the company struggles to get its key smartphone business back in gear.<p>The South Korea-based firm said Thursday that it anticipates an operating profit of 5.2 trillion won ($4.7 billion) for the fourth quarter -- a 37% decline from the …

Here's Why Air France's Pilots Are Striking And Costing The Airline $25 Million A Day

Air France's pilots strike has dragged into a second week, with no end in sight.<p>At a cost of $25 million dollars a day, the strike has not only …

International anti-ISIS coalition grows

The coalition is growing -- not just in words, but in action.<p>Just over two weeks after U.S. President Barack Obama vowed "America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat" posed by ISIS, more than 50 countries have signed up, so far, to support the fight.<p>They include new …

Hundreds of small earthquakes hit central California | Reuters

(Reuters) - More than 500 small earthquakes struck a volcanic region in central California on Thursday and Friday, posing no immediate risk, federal environmental officials said.<p>The “earthquake swarm” shook the Long Valley Caldera area north of Fresno, an area that has seen an increased amount of …

Sure, carriers like Verizon may want their own app store, but do customers? Nope

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Oleksiy Mark<p>Verizon is reportedly in early stage talks to create its a global mobile app store …

WWDC 2014: Apple Debuts iOS 8 – HealthKit, Third-Party Keyboards, HomeKit, and Much More

- Jun 2, 2014<p>Apple officially introduced iOS 8 at their WWDC 2014 Keynote address on Monday. New features for the mobile OS include support for …

8 huge new features in iOS 8 that Apple didn't talk about today

From Wi-Fi calling to a new keyboard for the blind, sometimes the best things are hidden<p>Apple announced iOS 8 with great fanfare today, revealing many new features and a number of significant changes to the platform. Things like HealthKit, new extensibility options, and HomeKit got a lot of …

In iOS 8, Parents Can Control What Apps Their Kids Purchase

Apple debuted a new iOS 8 feature at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday that will enable families to share iTunes purchases and make it …

AirPlay no longer requires a Wi-Fi network in iOS 8

Apple has made yet more improvements to AirPlay in iOS 8 by enabling compatible devices to make direct connections with each other for content streaming. This eliminates AirPlay’s reliance on a Wi-Fi network and fixes one of its biggest limitations.<p>In previous versions of iOS — including the latest …

'Fortune' hails Tesla's Musk as next Steve Jobs

<i>Fortune</i> magazine has named Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk as its Businessperson of the Year. But what's more surprising is a well-reasoned comparison of Musk to the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs.<p>The article refers to their "shared genius."<p>It's not just that Musk and Jobs are "serial disrupters," among …

R.I.P.: Vehicles automakers killed this year

The customer is frequently right. It's hard to argue with that conclusion when you look at the cars and trucks automakers pulled the plug on this year.<p>Some were misbegotten projects that should never have been built. Others had their moment, but outlived their usefulness. A few, I'll miss.<p>This is …

North Korea executes Kim Jong-un's uncle as a traitor

Jang Song-thaek was a mentor to the young North Korean dictator until he was publicly purged last week.<p>The once-powerful uncle of <b>North Korean</b> leader Kim Jong-un has been executed for treason after being branded "despicable human scum", according to the state news agency.<p>Jang Song-thaek was a mentor …

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Thieves Who Stole Radioactive Truck Will 'Without a Doubt' Die from Exposure

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Although the dangerous radioactive cargo has been recovered, authorities say the two thieves who …

Historic Apollo Moon Rocket Engines Raised From Deep Ocean

When the giant Saturn V rockets that propelled Neil Armstrong and his colleagues to the Moon had done their brief but fiery job, they were simply left to tumble through the atmosphere. They then fell, discarded, into the Atlantic ocean, where all those millions of dollars of cutting edge tech bits …

The 6 Concept Cars From The Tokyo Motor Show That You Should Know About

The Tokyo Motor Show is known for its wacky concept cars, but this year the wackiness is less pronounced than usual. Many skew more toward the practical than the fantastical.<p>That’s not to suggest disappointment. The concept cars are as creative as ever, and the Japanese automakers are working on …

India’s Mysterious Skeleton Lake

For decades, experts puzzled over hundreds of ancient dead bodies found at a remote lake. Were they victims of disease? Mass suicide? War? The answer …

SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Considered Buying Russian Ballistic Missiles, Nukes?!

“I went to Russia three times to try to buy a couple of their biggest ICBMs,” the SpaceX and Tesla founder Musk told the audience at SXSW interactive. He decided against trying to buy weapons of mass destruction.<p>What was the motivation for Elon Musk to start SpaceX, his aerospace company? More than …

Why In The World Would NASA Throw An Asteroid Into Orbit Around The Moon?

A seemingly crazy idea from the Keck Institute for Space Studies in California may in fact be just crazy enough to work (cue dramatic music!).<p>The Keck institute imagines a long-distance craft rocketed into space using existing technology. The probe would propel itself slowly to a small target …

NASA Is Planning To Send A New Rover To Mars In 2020

NASA has announced plans to build a new rover to land on Mars in 2020. NASA’s current estimated cost for the new rover is $1.5 billion. It will be built based on the design developed for the Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars in August this year.<p>Curiosity has an on-board lab, but the plan is for …

Inside Sustainability Base: NASA’s Space Station On Earth

The new Silicon Valley installation is designed to test the terrestrial applications for the space agency’s technologies and create the most efficient building imaginable.<p>“How do you design a building like a tree?” It’s a question that William McDonough, an architect, designer, and one of the minds …

NASA’s New Space Suit Lets Astronauts Dress In Seconds

Even the toughest, smartest astronaut looks silly getting dressed for space. But a new suit design will make the process near-instantaneous.<p>If you stepped into the vacuum of space in whatever you’re wearing now, you actually might be okay. You won’t pass out. Your blood won’t boil, nor would it …