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Samsung's new smart TVs will all use the Tizen operating system

The Tizen operating system hasn't had the easiest start in life. Samsung's first Tizen smartphone was postponed indefinitely, and a later attempt, the Tizen-based Z1, had its Indian launch pushed back from 2014 to January 2015. But the South Korean company hasn't given up on Tizen — today it …

The Ultimate Guide to Totally Nailing Every One of Your Resolutions

No matter how you feel about resolutions, chances are most of us are looking to kick off 2016 on a good note. To help you get started, we've compiled …

​Android 5.0 opens high-end raw photography option

For more than a decade, photographers using traditional cameras have been able to get higher image quality by "shooting raw." The new Android 5.0 brings that ability to mobile-phone photographers, with software support now arriving.<p>Raw photos come from a camera's image sensor before the camera …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

Gmail

Bitcoin: Stateless man Glen Roberts uses digital currency for almost all daily expenses

Glen Roberts, who became stateless after renouncing his US citizenship, said popular digital currency bitcoin is of immense help to people like him …

Overkill, On Steroids: Porsche 934 vs. Porsche 935

Manifestations of the 911's hairiest days.<p>A Porsche 935 is basically all engine.<p>It is all engine, and then some more engine, and then more engine after that. You open the rear lid and think, No. This is wrong. That's a dishwasher, maybe, or a particularly randy sump pump. It does not look capable …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise

11 things we just learned about how the Apple Watch works

<b>An iPhone is required — at (almost) all times.</b> In Apple’s own words, Watch apps extend iOS apps. "You begin your Watch app development with your existing iOS app, which must support iPhone." That’s in part because Watch apps’ processing power is all coming from the iPhone. Apple says that "as the …

New Apple malware can infect your iPhone or Macbook via USB (update)

China and Apple devices still aren't getting along super well, it turns out. WireLurker's a malware that's been attacking Cupertino's ecosystems in the region for the past six months, and according to cyber-security firm Palo Alto Networks (which discovered it), it's the biggest that's delivered …

Best iPhone 6 & 6 Plus armband cases for running and exercise

With the craziness of Black Friday and the holiday shopping season entering full swing, we’re sharing a list of the best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus armband cases for running, exercise, and working out in the gym or fitness center. These deals on accessories make for great Christmas stocking …

A Chinese Startup Just Made The Thinnest Smartphone In The World, And It Looks Gorgeous

China-based Oppo recently unveiled its new R5 smartphone, which is more than two millimeters thinner than Apple's iPhone 6.<p>The sleek Oppo R5 measures just 4.85mm thin, compared to the 6.9mm iPhone 6. It's the thinnest smartphone in the world, and it's even too slim to fit a traditional headphone …

Gear & Gadgets

What's killing your battery? Android's top 10 performance-sapping apps

It may seem to consume every spare moment of our lives, but the world's most famous social networking app is chewing up our mobiles too, with Facebook topping a global list of the most performance-draining Android apps, which considered battery drain, storage consumption and data use.<p>But it's not …

How Facebook Finds Out If Your Passwords Were Stolen

Some of the largest companies around the world have been dealing with security breaches over the last couple of years. Making matters worse, people often use the same e-mail address and password combinations on multiple websites. Consequently, attackers have been able to successfully use some of …

Early reviews of latest iPads praise new hardware, but wish for more

iPad Mini

The 4-cylinder turbo Porsche Cayman cometh

Caught at the ring, it's more evidence that the junior Porsches will offer boxer-4s.<p>A few months ago, Porsche unleashed a very strange beast at the Nurburgring. It was a current-gen 911 with what was almost certainly a turbocharged flat-4. It's an engine we long suspected was coming from a company …

Android creator Andy Rubin is leaving Google

The co-founder of Android is focusing on hardware startups<p>Andy Rubin, who co-founded the Android project, is leaving Google. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Rubin's departing to create an incubator for hardware startups. His role heading up the company's robotics will be taken up by James …

Amazon admits the Fire phone’s pricing was a major mistake

Last week Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) shocked investors with a massive loss. Jeff Bezos’ company ended Q3 2014 with $544 million in the red, a bad loss even for a company that has longed delivered minimal quarterly increases in profits or even small losses.<p>While Amazon had some other big-ticket …

Batteries

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

The creators of Google Inbox explain why it's the future of Gmail

Google's on a mission to reinvent email. Its weapon: Inbox, a standalone app that launched last week.<p>Inbox aims to make email more useful with …

This Is The Suicide Info Whisper Gave To The Department Of Defense

Last month, the Guardian did a hard-hitting piece on Whisper, reporting that the start-up that offered users the cover of anonymity to voice their deepest secrets was actually tracking interesting users, storing user data and making it searchable for editorial and research use by outside …

Secret of healthy ageing discovered in ground-breaking 35-year study

The writer Kingsley Amis once quipped that there was no pleasure worth giving up for the sake of two more years in a geriatric home in Weston-super-Mare.<p>But for pensioners who have been following a pioneering health regime for the last 35 years, an ascetic lifestyle appears to be the secret of a …

The 10 Best Laptops On The Market

The experts at FindTheBest helped us put together a list of the best laptops and notebooks on the market right now.<p>Rankings are based on expert reviews and FindTheBest's Smart Rating Scale, which accounts for the technical overview and specifications of each product.<p>The Alienware M18x is an …

MacBook Air

Want To Communicate Anonymously Without Being Monitored Or Tracked? 'Blackphone' Now On Sale

Snowden, the NSA, getting “Scroogled”; do these various buzzwords making the rounds these days get your hackles up? Frankly, I don’t blame you. Personally, I don’t have enough “interesting” information to share. And though I lead a rather “regular” existence, I do realize there are plenty of folks …

The new ambition: the generation redefining their careers

Still trying to climb the corporate career ladder? How 20th century. For many young professionals, career 'success' now means something different<p>A few years ago I hit a point in my career that nobody talks about at networking events, in mentoring sessions or on The Apprentice: gazing up the career …

What it's like to drive a McLaren F1

They say never meet your heroes, but Sam Smith met the McLaren F1, and it was magical. It exists on a plane of its own, something that lives outside the realm of sanity and reason.<p><i>Late last year, Sam Smith drove a McLaren F1 for</i> R&T's <i>51 Coolest Cars of the Last 50 Years. The piece he wrote was</i> …

Sam Smith

Our Dangerous Obsession With The MVP

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Bill Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is the author of the recently released book, Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup.</i><p>Building stuff does not …

What’s Not Being Said About Bitcoin

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Brian Armstrong is the co-founder and CEO of Coinbase, a leading consumer, merchant, and developer platform for Bitcoin purchasing, selling, and payment acceptance. Follow him on Twitter.</i><p>Mt.Gox is gone. The one-time biggest Bitcoin exchange closed its doors this week and filed for …

In this Mopar drag race it's 440 Six Pack vs. 426 Hemi

Watching drag races always gets the blood pumping, but a good old-fashioned heads-up race between a pair of rare and classic Mopars is like an extra shot of adrenaline.<p>If there's anything better than watching a Plum Crazy 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T run the quarter-mile, it's watching it do so next …