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Samsung Galaxy S5 Hands-On Review: Evolution Not Revolution Gives Hope To Rivals

There is a reason why Samsung and Apple are always pitched as the two smartphone companies going head-to-head: no-one else gets a look in. Between them the Galaxy and iPhone ranges have the market sewn up. By the end of 2013 8 of the top 10 selling handsets were Apple and Samsung devices, including …

Titanfall on PCs will soon support 4K and NVIDIA's latest graphics tricks (updated)

Many gamers already argue that the PC version of <i>Titanfall</i> is the best-looking of the bunch. Pretty soon, though, it won't even be a contest. Respawn plans to update its robotic shooter to handle both 4K displays as well as a host of technology from NVIDIA's GameWorks program, including full support …

This Is 4K PC Gaming With Falcon Northwest's Mach V And Triple Nvidia Titan Blacks

There’s a classic scene in Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film <i>Jackie Brow</i>n, wherein Samuel L. Jackson provides some colorful commentary about the, shall we say, undeniable blanket effectiveness of an AK-47. Falcon Northwest’s Mach V PC is a <i>lot</i> like that.<p>Let’s weed out the window shoppers: the specific …

Game over for MtGox as Bitcoin exchange files for bankruptcy protection

The pioneering yet much-reviled Bitcoin exchange MtGox has officially filed for bankruptcy protection. According to a report in the <i>Wall Street …

Could The Obscenely Powerful Koenigsegg One:1 Be The World's Fastest Production Car?

Electric cars and autonomous driving might grab headlines, but 2014 is shaping up to be the year of the supercar—or, as obscure Swedish automaker Koenigsegg calls it, the “mega car.”<p>That’s how it refers to the new Koenigsegg One:1, debuting at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.<p>Previous Koenigseggs, such …

California sheriff who says $276,000 pension not enough fuels push for reform

Efforts to overhaul California's public pension system are getting a boost as taxpayers voice outrage over a former sheriff who asked a court for $75,000 more a year in retirement pay -- on top of his current annual pension of $276,000.<p>The latest battle in Ventura County is being fueled by the case …

Found: The Incredible Restaurant in the Middle of Nowhere that Nobody Knows About

<b>A few absurd</b> but durable fantasies haunt the minds of food writers: chubby-chasing lingerie models, infinite expense accounts, zero-calorie cream sauces, and so on. As with so many fantasies, these become more alluring as they become more plausible, and one that always seems <i>just</i> out of reach is The …

Sony Waterproof mp3 Player Sold Inside Bottle of Water

What <i>does</i> a company do to convince potential customers that its product is genuinely waterproof? Well, aside from saying so on the packaging, it can sell the product already immersed inside a bottle of water.<p>Though the device itself was launched a while ago, Sony turned to Auckland-based ad agency …

The 16 Most Interesting Things To Come Out Of Bill Gates' Reddit AMA

Everything from the name of Warren Buffett's plane to what kind of computer he uses. He replied to an "ask me anything" thread for a few hours today.<p>When Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates speaks, people tend to listen — more so these days as he is taking an increasingly …

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

<b>Karl Marx, Gordon Gecko</b><p>Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense. Here’s a clearer picture<p>Jesse Myerson<p>February 2, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

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Bill Gates Talks to TIME About the Three Myths of Global Aid

It’s easy to get fed up when you’re trying to save the world. Progress can be slow, setbacks are constant and few people appreciate exactly what …

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