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How Close Are You to Genetic Happiness?

Did you know that the closer you live to the homeland of the world's most famous suicidal prince, the more likely it is that your genes -- and therefore you -- are happy?<p>Most scientists agree that genes are responsible for about half of our happiness level. Studies have identified a "happiness …

Happiness

Opinion: Why do women fail?

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie won the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction for her book "Half of a Yellow Sun." She became more popularly known after her TED talk was sampled in "Flawless," a song by pop singer Beyonce: "Feminist: the person who believes in the social, political and economic …

These Focus Stacking Walkthroughs Will Help You Take Your Macro Photography to the Next Level

When it comes to macro photography, knowing how to properly focus stack your images can make a massive difference. To that end, the walkthrough above …

Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble

Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashiko, arrested for emailing digital template of her genitalia to supporters of her art<p>Last month it took more than 20 firefighters to free a US student who had become trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina in Germany. But genital art elicited a very different …

Next on Samsung's security feature list: retina scans

Mobile devices are increasingly becoming personal and ubiquitous — which means you’re probably carrying more personal information on your smartphone than your wallet. This comes with a host of security issues, of course. If you lose your smartphone or tablet, then whoever picks it up might be able …

Mobile

Samsung Revamps its Galaxy Apps Store

Samsung has upgraded its Samsung Apps store with a redesigned user interface and a new name — Samsung Galaxy Apps — as it seeks to put the focus on exclusive content, discounts and promotional offers.<p>The Korean company’s app store is accessible on all of its Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The …

Researchers Find and Decode the Spy Tools Governments Use to Hijack Phones

Newly uncovered components of a digital surveillance tool used by more than 60 governments worldwide provide a rare glimpse at the extensive ways law …

Samsung Gear Live smartwatch will run Google's Android Wear software

Google's wearable gadgets platform aims to capitalise 'right at the beginning of a new phase in the miniaturisation of technology'<p>Samsung is launching a smartwatch running Google's Android Wear software. Its Gear Live will go on sale later today, from the Google Play store.<p>The news was announced …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S takes tablet display crown, says researcher

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Tab S 8.4 catapult OLED screen technology to the top of DisplayMate's tablet rankings.<p>The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is the new market leader when it comes to screen technology, according to research company DisplayMate Technologies. The Korean company's latest slate …

Gear & Gadgets

Micro fungi of Australia - in pictures

Photographer Stephen Axford forages for fungi in the forests of New South Wales in Australia. He doesn't harvest them, he captures their beauty on camera

Inside Out

Do you ever wonder what it's like to be a pervy TSA agent, just scanning through endless bodies all day long? Or to have the ultimate clichéd superpower of X-ray vision? Well, it's time for a big reveal.<p><i>La Senza tights, vintage shoes, Ann Summers whip</i><p>PHOTOS BY NICK VEASEY<p><i>Stylist: Kylie Griffiths,</i> …

American Apparel

Mesmerizing Photos of Water Droplets in Stunning Detail

Stay-at-home dad and photographer Shawn Knol (Photoelasticity on Reddit) has a special talent. He takes some completely eye-catching, macro images of …

The three majestic natural bridges of Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah invite you to ponder the power of water in a landscape usually defined by its absence. View them from an overlook, or hit the trails and experience their grandeur from below. Declared a National Monument in 1908, the bridges are named "Kachina," "Owachomo" and "Sipapu" in honor of the Native Americans that once made this area their home. This is also home to some of the darkest night skies in the United States. Photo: Manish Mamtani

Painting the light fantastic: Photos show eerie hybrid art form

Finnish artist Janne Parviainen creates dazzling, futuristic images by painting with light. Crave's Michael Franco talks with him to get illuminated about this unique art form.<p>Some painters use oils. Others use pastels or charcoal. And still others use light. That's right, light.<p>Janne Parviainen …

Photography

Samsung and Oculus reportedly want to turn Galaxy smartphones into VR headsets

It turns out Samsung's rumored virtual reality headset won't be positioned as an Oculus Rift killer. In fact, Oculus is reportedly helping the company build it. And apparently it will ship without a screen, instead using Samsung's smartphones as the primary display. <i>Engadget</i> has followed up on its …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active unique features detailed

We’ve been hearing bits and pieces about the Galaxy S5 Active over the past couple of weeks. Now, <i>TK Tech News</i> has managed to nab a developer version of the smartphone, and has uploaded a few videos detailing its unique features and how it compares with the original Galaxy S5. Here’s everything that …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime hinted at in Bluetooth listing

The Bluetooth SIG cites an as-yet announced Samsung smartphone that could well be the expected Galaxy S5 Prime.<p>The long-rumored Galaxy S5 Prime, an updated version of Samsung's Galaxy S5, might have just popped up in a certification listing.<p>Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) published …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung is hiring to build a new mobile video service

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Stuart Jenner<p>Samsung is hiring engineers to build a new video service, which could replace the …

Government requests to Google have more than doubled in the past four years

Google released its latest transparency report today, revealing tens of thousands of law enforcement requests from across the world. In the second half of 2013, the report lists more than 27,000 requests for user data from around the world, affecting more than 42,000 different accounts. It's a 120 …

126 Photos Make Up Single Image of Giant 3200-Year-Old Tree

For the December 2012 issue of National Geographic, photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols journeyed to the Sequoia National Park in California in order to capture this image of <i>the President</i>, a giant sequoia that is the third largest tree in the world, if measured by volume of the trunk above …

National Parks

Russian officials switch from iPads to Samsung over security concerns

Telecoms minister says new Samsung tablets are specially protected to work with confidential information<p>Russian government officials have swapped their iPads for Samsung tablets to ensure tighter security, according to the country's telecoms minister.<p>Journalists spotted that ministers at a cabinet …

Samsung's Milk Music internet radio service is only for Galaxy devices (video)

Do we need yet another online music service? Samsung certainly thinks so, as it's just introduced its very own internet radio service called, weirdly enough, Milk Music. So named for its supposed "fresh" take on music (Get it? Because milk is fresh? Yeah, we're not sure about that either), it's …

Oops! Apple revealed confidential deal with Nokia while seeking damages from Samsung for the same thing

<i>FOSS Patents</i> discovered that while Apple was asking a court to sanction Samsung for using confidential information about a patent deal between the Cupertino company and Nokia, Apple inadvertently made the very same information public.<p>As part of a patent dispute between Apple and Samsung, Apple was …

FreedomPop Announces The Privacy Phone, A Fully-Encrypted Smartphone For $10 A Month

Meet the Privacy Phone, a device that FreedomPop brags is the only smartphone and mobile service that allows for encrypted communications. Lovingly nicknamed the “Snowden Phone” by FreedomPop, It can even be purchased with Bitcoin to further protect the owner’s anonymity. Simply put, if you’re in …

18-Year-Old Photographer's Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

Photography

Samsung Galaxy S5 to ship with oodles of freebies

Samsung's latest flagship phone comes packed with over $500 worth of subscriptions and credits to several apps, many of them health related.<p>Samsung is sweetening the pot for people who want to get their hands on the<p>Galaxy S5.<p>The Korean electronics giant on Monday announced that Galaxy S5 customers …

Freebies

Galaxy S5 will have Snapdragon 801 and octa-core Exynos variant

As expected, at MWC 2014 Samsung unveiled the much-anticipated Galaxy S5 bringing us a new back cover, a waterproof design and several other new hardware and software features. One thing Samsung didn’t talk about much was the CPU that would run the GS5.<p>As it turns out, Qualcomm has now confirmed …

Mobile

Samsung Announces Gear Fit Fitness Band with Heart Rate Monitor

Alongside its Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and the new Galaxy S5, Samsung has announced the Gear Fit, a fitness band that will take on the likes of Nike, Fitbit and Jawbone when it hits the market on April 11. The device weights 27 grams and includes a heart rate monitor, pedometer, sleep tracker and a …

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S5 Smartphone

Today at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Samsung unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S5. Samsung mobile …