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Why Samsung is struggling in mobile

Samsung’s third-quarter results were just as bad as the company warned as tougher competition caused profits to tumble by 74% in its mobile business. Overall, the Korean electronics giant on Wednesday reported a 60% drop in company-wide operating profit — its fourth consecutive decline and

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The Internet space race is on

Cabling the world to spread Internet access is an expensive and time-consuming process, especially when taking to the skies for wireless coverage is far easier. That’s why Google, Facebook and now Elon Musk’s SpaceX are all heading towards the stars to set up systems that should cover the globe in Internet connectivity

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Android 5.0 Lollipop, thoroughly reviewed

Android updates don’t matter anymore — or at least that’s what many people think. Back-to-back-to-back Jelly Bean releases and a KitKat release seemed to only polish what already existed. When Google took the wraps off of “Android L” at Google I/O, though, it was clear that this release was different

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A visual history of OS X

After a lengthy beta, OS X 10.10 Yosemite is finally ready for prime time. It’s the 11th version of Apple’s OS X, and represents the biggest overhaul of the operating system’s visuals since its introduction in 2001. While you’re waiting for the update to download, let’s take the opportunity to see

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iOS 8: all you need to know

iOS 8 was unleashed on the world this week after debuting earlier this summer at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. CEO Tim Cook is calling it the biggest iOS update ever – and for good reason, as the new operating system

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What the Internet really looks like

The Internet is a vast series of tubes, computers and devices, networked together sharing the same information. But where do all those pieces of hardware reside? Shodan founder John Matherly found out when he pinged all the

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The most wanted man in the world

The message arrives on my “clean machine”, a MacBook Air loaded only with a sophisticated encryption package. “Change in plans,” my contact says. “Be in the lobby of the Hotel ______ by 1 pm. Bring a book and wait for ES

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Condé Nast magazines head to the iPad

Wired, GQ and other top Condé Nast titles are coming to the iPad in the surest sign yet that publishers will embrace the platform to distribute their products. The US publishing giant has confirmed it will create iPad versions