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Components drive record Samsung profits as mobile sales slide

Components drive record Samsung profits as mobile sales slide

Samsung Electronics has reported Q1 earnings in line with its guidance: as predicted, the company made an operating profit of 9.9 trillion won (about $ 8.7 billion), its second biggest quarter ever and its highest ever figure for the January to March period. Revenue was 50.55 trillion won, or about $ 44.7 billion. Samsung...

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Bird watching, for people who hate birds

Bird watching, for people who hate birds

Birds look mean, you can’t pet them, and they shit on you. Maybe I loathe them because I’ve lived in cities my whole life, and my few interactions with birds consist of the following: pigeons (aka rats with wings) clogging the pavement and flying in your face seagulls pooping on my head (seagulls take...

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Android just got incredibly good at helping you manage your apps

Android just got incredibly good at helping you manage your apps

If you’ve opened the Google Play Store on your Android smartphone recently, you might have noticed something different: the “My Apps” section, which is where you go to update apps or reinstall past downloads, has been redesigned with a tighter, more condensed layout that makes way better use of space. It also shows you...

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Watch the creation of Disney’s ambitious and immersive Star Wars land

Watch the creation of Disney’s ambitious and immersive Star Wars land

Two years ago Disney announced that it was planning on adding massive Star Wars-themed expansions to its parks in California and Florida, and today at Star Wars Celebration it revealed some new details — including a behind-the-scenes look at the design and construction of the parks. The panel itself kicked off with a brief...

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Samsung is reportedly testing a dual-screen smartphone prototype

Samsung is reportedly testing a dual-screen smartphone prototype

According to reports from Korean publications ET News and The Investor, tech giant Samsung will produce a number of prototype dual-screen smartphones this year. The company has already begun production on the device, say the reports, and plans to make between 2,000 and 3,000 units in the first half of 2017. These dual-screen devices...

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Department of Labor claims that Google systematically underpays its female employees

Department of Labor claims that Google systematically underpays its female employees

In January, the US Department of Labor sued Google, claiming that the company was withholding information relevant to an ongoing compliance audit. Now, the agency claims that it has found “systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce.” During a court hearing for the case on Friday, DoL Regional Director Janette...

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The Cage Cage is a virtual cage surrounded by Nic Cage, Nic Cage, Nic Cage, and Nic Cage

The Cage Cage is a virtual cage surrounded by Nic Cage, Nic Cage, Nic Cage, and Nic Cage

For those who love the idea of being surrounded on every side by Nicolas Cage, I have good news! For everyone else, I still have good news. It’s called The Cage Cage, and it’s a browser-friendly VR simulation of what it would be like to be trapped in a cage and surrounded by Nic...

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BlackBerry-branded wearables and appliances might soon be a thing

BlackBerry-branded wearables and appliances might soon be a thing

BlackBerry announced today that the number of BlackBerry-branded gadgets might soon expand. Although the company doesn’t release much of its own hardware anymore, its name still appears on new smartphones, and now, its licensing practice will apply outside of mobile devices. This could mean the eventual release of branded tablets, wearables, medical devices, appliances,...

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Vizio’s 2017 D-Series TV lineup is 4K on a budget

Vizio’s 2017 D-Series TV lineup is 4K on a budget

Vizio has released the 2017 lineup of its D-Series TVs, the company announced today. The D-Series is one of Vizio’s most expansive lines, with pricing and sizes ranging from a 24-inch 1080p set at $ 139 to a 65-inch 4K TV at $ 899. Here’s the full lineup: Vizio D-Series 24-inch LED Smart TV...

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A USB-powered coaster sure doesn’t feel like the future to me

A USB-powered coaster sure doesn’t feel like the future to me

The Jül attempts to solve an issue we likely know well: hot beverages get cold after you pour them and this is unfortunate. Familiar, yes? So the Jül attempts to keep those drinks hot by relying on a heated coaster that’s powered via Micro USB. The mug controls how hot you want to keep...

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