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Early Galaxy Note 4 benchmarks suggest the iPhone 6 is still the better performer

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 14:24

Early Galaxy Note 4 benchmarks suggest the iPhone 6 is still the better performerThe first Galaxy Note 4 benchmarks following the phone’s limited South Korean and Chinese launch have emerged and they suggest that while the Galaxy Note 4 may be better than many of other Android devices in certain tests, it may still be lagging behind its main rivals, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Phone Arena has compared scores obtained by the Galaxy Note 4 (Exynos 5433 version) in various benchmark tests with the iPhone 6, and Apple’s handset has scored better in many of them. FROM EARLIER: Video: Flagship Android phones can’t touch iPhone 6 in this speed test The iPhone 6 topped the Galaxy Note 4 in Sunspider, Geekbench 3.2 single-core, GFXBench T-Rex and 3D Mark Ice Storm


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Disney extends CEO Iger's contract to 2018

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 14:07
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. says it has extended Robert Iger's contract as chairman and CEO by two years through June 30, 2018.
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$78 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 14:03

$78 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for freeWe shared seven paid iPhone and iPad apps worth $37 total on Wednesday, and a few of them can still be downloaded for free if you hurry. Now, however, we have another batch of iOS apps on sale that will save you even more money. Worth a combined $78, today’s batch spans from photo editors and a travel companion to a pricey email app and a couple of games. As always, however, these sales could end at any time, so they’re only free if you hurry. These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These


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'Alien: Isolation' game an homage to original film

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:55

 Isolation." The video game out Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, aims to pay interactive tribute to filmmaker Ridley Scott's seminal 1979 sci-fi horror movie. (AP Photo/Sega)LOS ANGELES (AP) — By the end of the original "Alien" film, warrant officer Ellen Ripley had been attacked by an android, stalked by an extraterrestrial and stranded in space. That's just the beginning of the interstellar mayhem that awaits Ripley's daughter in "Alien: Isolation," a video game out Tuesday that aims to pay interactive tribute to filmmaker Ridley Scott's seminal 1979 sci-fi horror movie.


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Evernote brings chat and news stories to its note-taking app

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:54

Evernote CEO Phil Libin.At the company's developer conference, Evernote adds a few new features to its note-taking system, including chat and contextual connections.>


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Elon Musk says next year's Tesla cars will be able to self-drive 90 percent of the time

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:51

Elon Musk says next year's Tesla cars will be able to self-drive 90 percent of the timeIn an excerpt from a CNNMoney interview, Tesla boss Elon Musk says that the self-driving car — or "autopilot," the term he prefers — is basically just months away from retail. Here's the language:


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Brilliant website tracks iPhone 6 availability in every single U.S. Apple Store

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:42

Brilliant website tracks iPhone 6 availability in every single U.S. Apple StoreLooking to get an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus but aren’t sure if your local Apple Store will have the exact model you want? No problem — you can just go to the brilliant website iStockNow, which keeps track of Apple Store inventory for all iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models in real time. RELATED: It’s not just the Apple Store — here are all the other places you can buy the iPhone 6 What makes this website terrific is its simple layout — it’s a map of the U.S. with tags of every single Apple Store. A green tag means that the store has devices in stock while a red tag means it’s completely out of everything. Clicking


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Batmobile slippers warm your feet on a cold, dark night

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:20

This is as soft as the Batmobile gets.Take your tootsies back to the colorful Batman days of 1989 with Batmobile slippers designed to comfort your superhero feet.>


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Apple patent application reinvents remote control for the smartphone age

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:19

Apple patent application reinvents remote control for the smartphone ageThe tech giant considers shrinking down the user interface on your TV and putting it on your phone as a way to navigate Apple TV.>


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Evernote redesigned its note-taking web app, and it's gorgeous

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:04

Evernote redesigned its note-taking web app, and it's gorgeousEvernote released a redesigned version of its web client today that tries to minimize distractions and encourage people to focus on the task at hand. The design hides most elements of the user interface by default, giving you a clean space to work in. Icons on the right give you access to your notebooks, tags, search, and other features. Mostly, though, it's just a white space to fill with your writing, with user interface elements that pop up when you hover over different parts of the screen. ...


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This is what Android L’s beautiful ‘Material Design’ looks like on the Galaxy S5

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:00

This is what Android L’s beautiful ‘Material Design’ looks like on the Galaxy S5Samsung isn’t known for being able to offer its mobile device users fast updates to Google’s latest Android OS versions, but that might change starting with Android L, as Google decided this year to offer both users and OEMs a preview release of the software well ahead of its official fall launch. SamMobile has already obtained an early Android L version for the Galaxy S5, and while it is still buggy and laggy, it looks like Samsung is already working on updating its TouchWiz user interface to match Android L’s Material Design. FROM EARLIER: A great explanation for how Google’s awesome Android L animations will work This early Android L build for the Galaxy S5 is clearly not stable enough to


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Why Adam Sandler is making four films with Netflix

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:51

Why Adam Sandler is making four films with NetflixYou might think of Adam Sandler as a comedian or an actor, but above everything else, he's a businessman. Sandler and his team of managers, agents, and creative advisors are experts at making money. It should come as no surprise that today The New York Times revealed Sandler's deal with Netflix to produce and star in four movies available exclusively on the video-streaming service. This deal is the work of a talented businessman — even if it doesn't look it at first.


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Internet Mirrors Human Brain

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:39

Internet Mirrors Human BrainWhen technology enables a truly global connected intelligence, the kind of insights we're going to be able to have we cannot even imagine yet." -- Tiffany ShlainYou have probably heard of Connected the Film, or The Future Starts Here, or The Webby Awards by Tiffany Shlain by now -- and if you haven't then you are in for a real treat. I...


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BlackBerry’s Chen explains why his company isn’t trying to ‘kill’ the iPhone anymore

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:35

BlackBerry’s Chen explains why his company isn’t trying to ‘kill’ the iPhone anymoreOne of the things that is most reassuring about BlackBerry CEO John Chen compared to some of his predecessors is that he seems to have a very firm grip on reality. So unlike Jim Balsillie (“There may be 300,000 apps for the iPhone and iPad, but the only app you really need is the browser!”) and Thorsten Heins (“There’s nothing wrong with the company as it exists right now!”), Chen has always offered a frank and realistic assessment of the company’s prospects as a player in the mobile device market. RELATED: BlackBerry officially unveils its comeback device: Meet the BlackBerry Passport With this in mind, we thought it was very refreshing to read Chen’s new CNBC op-ed in which he declares


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