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Samsung will 'adjust' Galaxy S6 pricing after disappointing earnings

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:45

Samsung Electronics posted second-quarter earnings today in line with its own predictions: the company's net profit fell eight percent year-on-year to 5.75 trillion won ($4.93 billion) on sales of 48.5 trillion won ($41.7 billion), down seven percent from last year. Samsung says its mobile division expects a "difficult business environment" in the second half of the year, but plans to keep up sales momentum by "adjusting the price" of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, along with introducing some new high-end phone models — likely the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

NASA's Ceres maps show color-coded features and new official, mythical names

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:41

The geological features on dwarf planet Ceres are now named after agricultural gods and goddesses, while we're still waiting to hear about the sci-fi names chosen for features of Pluto's moon.

Samsung Q2 results signal further drop in profit

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:39

The South Korean technology giant has revealed a drop in profit of 8 percent year on year, attributed to increased competition on all fronts of the smartphone sector.

​Open source leader 'livid' at TPPA software patent capitulation

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:39

Negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement appear likely to undo New Zealand's ban on software patents.

Freelancer posts million dollar operating loss for first half

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:08

Online outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace Freelancer has reported an operating EBITDA of AU$1 million for the first half of 2015.

4 Ways Confident Product Managers Deal With Failure

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:02

You have the greatest job in the world. You are a product manager. How many people get the opportunity to truly build something and champion a product to greatness? Each new day is an adventure. There has never been a better time to lead product -- if you are up to the challenge.Every team from Engineering to Marketing depends on you. They are...

California Guard uses drone to search for missing teacher

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:55
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California National Guard is using a drone to search El Dorado National Forest for a missing San Francisco teacher, marking the first time the Guard has used an unmanned aircraft for a search-and-rescue mission.

30 years of Windows, condensed into a single infographic

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:30
Windows is no longer the dominant force it was in the 1990s but it’s still by far the most widely used desktop operating system in the world, and that’s not nothing. To celebrate the launch of Windows 10 on Wednesday, MicrosoftTraining.Net has put together a terrific infographic that shows us Windows’ long evolution over the past 30 years. DON’T MISS: Windows 10: The 5 most important tips for newbies Source: MicrosoftTraining In the beginning, there was Windows 1… and it was ugly. For many of us, Windows didn’t really start to become a household name until 1990 when Microsoft released Windows 3, which had a GUI akin to the one that Apple had introduced with its Macintosh line of computers. And from there,

Windows 10: The smart person's guide

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:29

This comprehensive guide covers must-know Windows 10 details, like features, system requirements, upgrade options, and Microsoft's new Windows-as-a-service strategy.

Maintaining the Creative Edge: An Interview With Ben Lamm of Chaotic Moon

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:09

I've known Ben Lamm for over five years. He runs Chaotic Moon, a really neat mobile-app-development shop that churns out some really innovative apps. I came across him while researching The New Small. Since that time, the company has exploded from three employees to more than 200. Clearly, it's doing something right.I recently sat down with...

Wall Street ponders whether to fly the coop on Twitter

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:55

Experts debate what's next for the struggling social network after it warns investors not to expect substantial user growth anytime soon.

Samsung plans price cut for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:50

Warning that it faced a difficult market environment, the smartphone maker announces that it's "adjusting" the price of its flagship handsets.

Windows 10: How to disable automatic system software updates

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:45
In an issue that recently stirred up quite a bit of controversy, the terms and conditions of Windows 10 Home stipulate that Microsoft reserves the right to push down system software updates with no notice. DON’T MISS: 5 awful Windows 8 problems that are fixed in Windows 10 As we highlighted a few weeks back, Microsoft’s terms and conditions for Windows 10 read in part: The Software periodically checks for system and app updates, and downloads and installs them for you. You may obtain updates only from Microsoft or authorised sources, and Microsoft may need to update your system to provide you with those updates. By accepting this agreement, you agree to receive these types of automatic updates without any additional

Google in talks to bring Loon to Sri Lanka, but it's not a done deal

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:38

The search giant is looking to bring its Wi-Fi-beaming balloons to the South Asian country, but discussions are still in early stages.

How to upgrade to Windows 10: A step-by-step walkthrough

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:35

It's July 29, 2015 or later and Windows 10 is now available as a free update. Here is what you can expect when you say "yes" to the update.

Brady wasn’t destroying Deflategate evidence, he was trashing his ‘broken’ Samsung for an iPhone 6

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:00
The NFL on Tuesday announced it was upholding Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for allegedly being “generally aware” that team staffers were deflating footballs before games in violation of league rules. In its explanation for why it was upholding the suspension, the NFL revealed that Brady had instructed an assistant to destroy his smartphone just when investigators were getting ready to question him about his role in the scandal. Brady has now fired back with an official excuse for trashing his old phone that will certainly give Samsung executives heartburn when they hear about it. RELATED: Patriots fans react to ‘Deflategate': Here are the 3 stupidest things they’ve done so far “I replaced my broken Samsung phone with a new