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Samsung Gears Up For The Galaxy S5, But Does It Get Lifestyle Computing?

The rumors are flying thick and fast around the Samsung Galaxy S5, with a possible launch date in January now mooted, which would mean accelerating Samsung’s already warp-speed innovation and underline its paranoia about being left behind by Apple.<p>Will the S5 have fingerprint security? Probably …

Google search serves users from 600% more locations than a year ago (study)

Google search serves users from six times as many locations than a year ago.<p>The University of Southern California conducted a study which found that Google has dramatically increased the number of sites around the world from which its serves search queries.<p>The search giant repurposed its existing …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

The ultimate Dots strategy guide

Dots, the extremely addictive mobile game that’s something like a delightful mix of Tetris, Connect Four, and a Rubik’s Cube, is the second most popular free iPhone app just a week after launching. It’s been downloaded more than a million times, and at least 38 million games of dots have been …

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New Artificial Electric Skin Will Let Robots Feel for Real

There are plenty of robot arms out there, but what about robot skin to cover them in? A new kind of piezotronic transistor mesh could make for …

The worst Android smartphones of all time

Innovation grows out of experimentation. New designs, new features, new hooks for potential customers can lead to awesome new devices, except when they don’t, because sometimes they won’t. Diversity has been a driving force behind Android’s rise to prominence, but it is a double-edged sword, …

Audi design getting big overhaul?

<i>Car and Driver</i> has an update on the design shuffle in Ingolstadt that will ultimately bring more differentiation to Audi products. Last November, Audi design chief Wolfgang Egger spoke of the need to do "something new without breaking from tradition" in Audi design, but talk at the time centered on …

2014 Audi R8 Starts at $119,150; Spyder Starts at $132,650

Audi’s refreshed-for-2014 mid-engined supercar, the R8, goes on sale today and official pricing has been announced. Starting at $119,150, the R8 coupe comes with a 430-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 with a six-speed manual. Audi will offer the V-8–powered R8 in a spyder as well, while a 525-hp, 5.2-liter V-10 …

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

A 500-horse LS7, standard carbon brakes, and a reduced curb weight should make for one mighty track missile.<p>Chevrolet’s Camaro lineup is becoming quite the haven for track-happy hooligans. It already includes the SS 1LE and one of this year’s Lightning Lap surprises, the mighty ZL1, which broke the …

2014 Chevrolet Camaro

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Much.<p>Debuting at the 2013 New York auto show, Chevrolet’s 2014 Camaro refresh consists of three or four relatively minor changes. But that simple statement isn’t quite fair to the people behind the bow-tie pony car. Just last year, Chevy upgraded the interiors of …

The Camaro Z/28 Is Back

The Camaro z/28 is back with an LS7 V8 and 500 horsepower. Carbon brakes, AC is optional, and tons of weight was taken out.<p>The Z/28 name means lot. …

Sports Cars

Latest tech multimillionaire is still in school

Meet Nick D’Aloisio, a regular 17-year-old and possibly the world’s youngest tech multimillionaire after his smartphone app was sold to Yahoo for an estimated $30 million.<p>The British teen, who started designing apps at the age of 12, came up with the idea for Summly while doing school work.<p>“I was …

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2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: Familiar Formula

Gaydon's recipe for success: Just add power.<p>Since its unfortunate experience with the slow-selling and notoriously unreliable Lagonda, Aston Martin has avoided reinventing the wheel. Simply look at the recent updates to the DB9 and the Rapide S for proof. Now the V12 Vantage, which was first …

HTC One Google Edition to be offered in very limited quantities, report says

Unconfirmed reports suggest there could be less than 50,000 of the "pure" Google experience smartphone.<p>The HTC One 'Google Edition' smartphone will be sold in very limited quantities when it surfaces later this summer, or so the always-gabby "people familiar with the matter" have told Pocket …

Samsung Starts To Leverage The Galaxy S4 Brand With The New Mini

Earlier today Samsung announced their latest Android handset. The specifications are about right for a mid to high end device – a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED screen, a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, and 1.5 GB of RAM. Storage will be tight, with around 5GB of the 8GB internal memory left for the user, but …

David Karp Speaks: Here's Why I Sold Tumblr To Yahoo

"I was not expecting to sell the company this year," 26-year-old Karp told Charlie Rose on an interview that aired Thursday.<p>He had been working with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on a partnership deal for months, since November, he said.<p>So Mayer had to sell him on the idea that Yahoo should, instead, buy …

Graphene sensor holds the key to better low-light photos

<b>Graphene is the key to a new image sensor developed at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, that is 1000 times more sensitive to</b> …

Best Phones for 2018

It has one ace up its sleeve to top the fully equipped Galaxy S9.<p>The mostly excellent Galaxy S9's new features aren't quite as good as we'd like, but …

This Machine Spits Out Pepsi Cans In Exchange For Facebook Likes

Pretty cool idea from marketing and communications agency TBWA Belgium for its client, Pepsi: a ‘Like Machine’ that doesn’t accept money but gives people a free can of soda in exchange for a Facebook like.<p>It’s a step up from promo girls handing out free samples at intersections and shopping malls …

Intel Scores A Huge Win, Will Build Chips For A High-End Samsung Tablet

Samsung has chosen Intel's Clover Trail+ mobile chip for at least one version of its Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, which competes with Apple Inc's iPad, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the specifications have not been announced.<p>Samsung has …

Fan TV revealed: is this the set-top box we’ve been waiting for?

Built in secret, Fanhattan is finally showing off its Yves Behar-designed device to the world.<p>In June 2011, a Silicon Valley startup released a well received iOS app named Fanhattan to serve as a central place for finding streaming video. More recently, Fanhattan brought its service to the web. But …

Vanilla Android may be released for existing HTC One owners

So we’ve finally confirmed the existence of the vanilla Android based HTC One, which is set for a June 26 release. The handset will be a little pricey, costing $599, but will contain exactly the same hardware as the standard One. The only difference will be the changes in software.<p>After the …

Canadian games industry bucking doom and gloom

Studio closings, big layoffs, an industry in turmoil – those are headlines that have all too frequently described the video game business in general, and in Canada specifically.<p>But the doom and gloom doesn't paint an accurate picture of what's actually going on, according to the Entertainment …

The 'Unorthodox' Way PayPal Co-Founder Max Levchin Hired The Best Talent In Silicon Valley

At First Round Capital's CEO Summit, he revealed his hiring secrets.<p><b>Many of the people Levchin hired were friends of current employees.</b> "Peter [Thiel] sat me down and he made me write down every smart person I knew in college personally," Levchin told the audience. "It turned out to be a list of …

Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov launches iOS game Marbly

The title is the first Pajitnov has ever designed exclusively for mobile devices.<p>Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov has launched a new game designed exclusively for mobile devices.<p>Dubbed Marbly, the title is available for both Apple's iPhone and iPad. The game's description in Apple's App Store says …

Syria takes down Syrian Electronic Army

The organization that regulates the country’s domain names has stopped hosting SEA’s websites on its servers<p>The Syrian Electronic Army, that mysterious group of hackers that briefly tanked the Dow Jones by hijacking a Twitter account, has seemingly been cut off by its government.<br>The unabashedly …