Saturday, August 03, 2013
Why the Moto X is a Google moon shot | Mobile - CNET News - The Moto X isn't as groundbreaking as self-driving cars, but it's the equivalent of a moon landing for the Google brain, an artificial intelligence that seeks to understand everything about you and the world.
The Obama Administration has vetoed a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission that would have led to a sales ban on older iPhones and iPads.
In an unexpected move, The Obama Administration vetoed an earlier ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission that would have resulted in a sales ban of some older Apple devices.
That ban, set to formally begin on Monday, was decided in early June after Samsung accused Apple of infringing on its patents. The President had 60 days to review the decision and intervene, something that hadn't been done in an ITC decision since 1987.
Friday, August 02, 2013
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Sure, that potted fern is pretty, but can it really spruce up the air quality in your home? Studies by scientists at NASA, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Georgia and other respected institutions suggest that it can.
Plants are notoriously adept at absorbing gases through pores on the surface of their leaves. It's this skill that facilitates photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert light energy and carbon dioxide into chemical energy to fuel growth.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data
• NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches
• Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Samsung is smart, but it also seems increasingly lazy — despite what the company might have you believe, the Galaxy Tab 3 line feels very much like an afterthought, and far from the flagship line it once was.
I use the word lazy because Samsung knows what it has to do to make its tablet line more than just an accessory — and it's already done it with the Galaxy Note. Here’s a tablet that serves a purpose, one that takes TouchWiz and the tablet form factor and turns them into assets rather than liabilities. Sure, the Note tablets are priced a bit higher than their Galaxy counterparts, but wouldn’t you rather spend an extra buck on something that’ll serve as more than just another screen, and another gadget on your shelf?
Using a smartphone in China has become a dangerous task the last few weeks. First, we started hearing reports that iPhone users were getting electrocuted by their chargers, and now a Samsung S4 has allegedly devoured an entire apartment with a fireball explosion from its battery.
Mr. Du was just sitting around playing a intense game of Love Machine (not a joke) on his Galaxy S4. Suddenly it exploded into flame. Scared as shit, Mr. Du tossed the flaming phone across the room, where it landed under his flammable sofa and burned the entire apartment down. At least, that’s what Mr. Du told authorities.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Google has only just announced its latest flagship Android tablet, the Nexus 7, which is the only device on the market to include the highest resolution 7-inch display. However, just 5 days after the handset was unveiled rumors are starting to emerge suggesting that Google will drop its hardware partnership with ASUS in favor of LG, for its next Nexus 7 in 2014.