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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 5S vs. LG G Pro 2

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is, without a doubt, one of the most popular phones of 2014. The follow up to the Galaxy S4 packs a refreshed design, tons of new sensors, and an updated operating system.<p>It's also chock-full of respectable specs, including a 1080p HD AMOLED 5.1-inch screen, a snappy 2.5GHz …

Phones

Microsoft experimenting with free version of Windows 8.1

Microsoft is currently experimenting with a free version of Windows 8.1 that could boost the number of people using the operating system. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that the company is building "Windows 8.1 with Bing," a version that will bundle key Microsoft apps and …

Mitsubishi wants to make the controls of your car work like Google search

“Ultra-easy” is how Mitsubishi describes the prototype control system it is developing for cars. Taking a lead from data-driven software companies such as Google that use algorithms to predict what you might be searching for, Mitsubishi’s idea is to strip away unnecessary knobs and dials. Instead, …

Li Ka-Shing invests $23m into fake eggs. No yolk

On one level, it's a picture of a guy making scrambled eggs. But it provides a window onto a much bigger story.<p>In the photo on the right, Li Ka-Shing …

Nutella Cheesecake Trifles

Decadent Nutella Cheesecake filling layered with rich brownies and whipped topping – simple and so delicious.<p>I made Nutella Trifles the week before I …

How Tuscan Butcher Dario Cecchini Breaks Down a Pig

Famed Italian butcher Dario Cecchini shows—in 23 detailed photos—how to break down a pig, Tuscan style<p>When you're a larger-than-life character like <b>Dario Cecchini</b>, a mythical quality can follow you around. So while it's a fact that Cecchini, the storied butcher of Chianti, has long been a mentor to</b> …

Clever Pizza Cutter Doubles as a Tiny Fixed-Gear Bicycle

If you love riding bicycles and eating pizza (and let's face it – who doesn't?) then DOIY's Fixie Pizza Cutter is made with you in mind. The Barcelona-based company designed a miniature bike that also cuts your pie into neat slices. This whimsical utensil is modeled after a fixed-gear cruiser, and …

WhatsApp apologises to users for system crash

By Declan Harvey<i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p>WhatsApp has apologised to users after its system went down for more than two hours on Saturday evening.<p>The team behind the instant messaging service blamed "server issues" for the crash.<p>WhatsApp has more than 450 million global users every month.<p>On Wednesday …

AT&T and T-Mobile HTC One KitKat update should rollout 'shortly'

<b>Update (2/23):</b> After first going live for T-Mobile yesterday, the update has now started rolling out via AT&T’s network as well!<p>Following on the heels of Sprint and Verizon, it looks like Android 4.4.2 KitKat is on its way to the T-Mobile and AT&T versions of the HTC One!<p>According to Mo Versi, …

Nokia X will get SwiftKey predictive keyboard for free

SwiftKey announced today that its predictive keyboard app will be available on the Nokia X smartphone, unveiled earlier Monday at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. As CNET reports, the keyboard will be listed for free on the Nokia X throughout 2014, and will also be available for future …

Nokia X, X+, and XL hardware specs compared

Nokia has just unveiled its first line-up of Android powered smartphones, the Nokia X, X+, and XL, but the exact differences between the three devices aren’t quite so clear.<p>All three of them feature WVGA (800×480) displays, however the XL is the largest of the family. There’s also the same …

Nokia XL review: Nokia's best Android phone, but not good enough - CNET

MSRP: $149.00<p><b>The Good</b> The Nokia XL has a solid build quality, a powerful battery that lasts a full day on a single charge, and two SIM cards.<p><b>The Bad</b> The XL's processor is slow, and its touchscreen is occasionally unresponsive. The poor screen resolution and unattractive UI severely hinder the user …

Mobile Technology

Garmin's new app turns Sony's SmartWatch 2 into a tiny satnav

We like the idea of hooking our watches into our phones, so when we wander around foreign lands, we don't look like as much of a tourist. Garmin agrees, and has launched a navigation app specifically for Sony's Xperia devices that'll push real-time directions straight to the SmartWatch 2. Acting …

BBM Comes To New Android-Based Nokia X And Lumia Devices In Coming Months

Nokia and Windows Phone users have been asking for it — and earlier today Nokia and BlackBerry confirmed it: free messaging app BBM is coming to Nokia devices, both the Lumia devices based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone and the new Nokia X handsets built on a forked version of Android announced …

Samsung to start preloading apps onto Galaxy devices based on the profession and interests of the buyer

Customers buying Samsung devices at Samsung retail stores will soon receive a personalized experience based on their job, hobbies and other traits, 9to5Google has learned.<p>This includes contextually preloading third-party apps at point of purchase. For example, banking, finance and spreadsheet apps …

SanDisk Packs 128GB Into A MicroSD Card

My fellow nerds, our long horrendous nightmare is over. We will soon no longer have to slum with 64GB microSD cards. SanDisk will soon start selling 128GB Ultra microSDXC cards — a capacity double that of today’s cards.<p>Today, at Mobile World Congress, SanDisk announced the tiny card that packs a …

LinkedIn Shows You Who Visits Your Profile — and Then Some

LinkedIn updated the "who's viewed your profile" section of its platform on Monday, adding personalized tips for how users can generate more profile …

In less than a decade, phone memory cards have grown from 128MB to 128GB

Emerging in 2005 out of the need for a memory card small enough to fit inside a mobile phone, microSD cards have rapidly matured to their current status of global ubiquity and adoption. This year's Mobile World Congress marks a significant milestone in their growth, with SanDisk introducing the …

Nokia reveals the Nokia X 'Android' phone

<b>Previously codenamed Normandy, Nokia has used its MWC conference to unveil the Nokia X family — a range of phones that's technically running Android,</b> …

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The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Coming Soon: An Insulin Pill?

Needle-phobes take note: Scientists take steps toward an alternative<p>Stronger erections. Weight loss. Better sleep. There’s a pill for almost everything and everyone—except for people who take insulin for diabetes. But that could change within the next few years, according to a new paper from the …

Diabetes

The Weight-Loss Pill That Turns Into a Balloon to Fill One's Stomach

A novel treatment in clinical trials<p>This is the Obalon system. It is a pill that has a balloon inside. Obalon is a weight-loss device, marketed as an alternative to bariatric surgery, that claims to help people eat less and "push back from the table sooner."<p>Obalon begins to work when you swallow …

Fool-Proof Stovetop

It seems like every time I try to light the stove I always choose the wrong knob! Clearly, I’m not the only one because Caner Aras’ Eclipse Gas …

A Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton Looks Like an Ocean of Stars | Colossal

<p>While vacationing on the Maldives Islands, Taiwanese photographer Will Ho stumbled onto an incredible stretch of beach covered in millions of …

For Europe, the Mulsanne fit for a Bentley Boy

When a motor company’s history is as colourful as Bentley’s, basking in past glories now and then is entirely acceptable. Enter the Birkin Mulsanne, a limited edition of the British luxury carmaker’s flagship sedan inspired by one of the racing world’s – and Bentley’s – most winning …