Face Off: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6

Zach Epstein:Pitting a brand new octa-core monster of a flagship Android phone with 3GB of RAM against a dual-core iPhone with 1GB of RAM doesn’t seem like it should be a fair fight. As we saw in a number of performance tests ahead of the Galaxy S6’s debut and following ... Read More »

10 Stupid Vacation Mistakes

Gianni Jaccoma: If you've ever lived in a tourist town, then you know that clueless visitors are often more trouble than they (or their wallets) are worth. And because you've likely tripped over enough clueless clods, you probably already know how NOT to be one when you're ... Read More »

4-inch iPhone 7c On The Way?

This might be from Ripley's Believe It Or Don't Future Files, but it makes sense on one hand. There's still a market for smaller smartphones, hence the rumor that Taiwanese display maker AUO will be Apple's screen manufacturer for the iPhone 7c.iPhone 7c?This is ... Read More »

Get A Copy Of Your Google Search History

The right to be forgotten is all the rage in Europe these days, and that has Google working overtime to forget people in their search data. Steven Tweedie:To download your Google search history archive, you'll first need to head on over to Google's Web & App Activity ... Read More »

Keep Your Car Keys In The Freezer

I had trouble figuring out where the conclusion comes from, but if it works, it works; but I don't think it works. Deanne Mayall on Nick Bilton: How were they able to unlock my car door so easily?When the police arrived, they didn’t have much of an answer. (The thieves ... Read More »

The Big Bang Mistake

Science and the Big Bang are not what you think they are. Ethan Siegel:The idea you must be able to extrapolate the Universe back to an initial singularity, is the biggest mistake we’ve ever made about the Big Bang. We can trace it all the way back to George Lemaître’s ... Read More »

More Critical Thinking

Thought provoking piece by Steve Siebold on critical thinking and the need for more of it.A middle school girl is scolded, embarrassed and banished from the classroom for refusing to stand for the pledge of allegiance in Pennsylvania. And what makes this story even more ... Read More »

New MacBook Is A No Show

I stopped by the Grand Central Station Apple Store over the weekend to check out the Apple Watch and noticed the new MacBook line was displayed nearby and some customers were upset that they couldn't buy one. Mark Reschke on the new Apple. All show 'n tell, no delivery.The ... Read More »

Lizard Eating Cats In Florida

The only problem I have with this is geography. It's unlikely that Florida's lizard problem will make it all the way to my neighborhood in Brooklyn. There are plenty of cats to munch on up here. Guneet Bhatia on the Nile monitor lizard that loves cats.The cat-eating ... Read More »

First Apple Watch Unboxing

That didn't take long. Roger Fingas (with a video):The first video debuted earlier today from Hong Kong's Gadget Guy, showing a rounded rectangular box nestled inside a square outer one. The rounded box contains the Watch held on its side, with a buyer's chosen band ... Read More »

Did NBC’s Brian Williams ‘Lie?’

More on the sad saga of one man's memory from Pamela Engel:Earlier this year, Williams said during an NBC broadcast that a helicopter he was flying in "was forced down after being hit by an RPG" in Iraq. Crew members who were on the helicopter that was hit by a rocket-propelled ... Read More »

Suicide Over A Buffet

If AT∓T doesn't understand the meaning of 'unlimited,' how would a Las Vegas casino understand 'lifetime free buffet pass?' Daily Caller:John Noble, 53, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He purposefully chose the M Resort in Henderson, Nev., about ... Read More »

12 Insane Airports

From Answers (I wonder what the question was):Congonhas Airport - Sao Paulo, Brazil Gibraltar International Airport - Gibraltar Courchevel Altiport - Courchevel, France Chubu Centrair International Airport - Tokoname, Japan Kansai International Airport - Osaka, ... Read More »

Has Cable TV Peaked?

The answer, according to analyst Horace Dediu, is, well, yes, or, so it seems. There's a comparison to another industry we're familiar with, and what happened to the major players and what we could expect from the cable TV industry.The premise:And so over a period ... Read More »

But Does It Bend?

Samsung, the smartphone maker known for copying Apple's designs, made the latest Galaxy S model bend just like an iPhone. Chris Welch with details and a video of the Galaxy S6 Edge going through a Bandbox machine torture test.Likely owing to its unique curved screen, ... Read More »

3D Tattoos

Through the years I've thought about getting a tattoo. Nicole Piering collected photos of more than a dozen 3D tattoos, more novelty than timeless, though.When you think of tattoos, you probably immediately think of the typical choices: a cross, a Chinese symbol or a ... Read More »

The Celebration Of Apple’s Old Logo

Apple CEO Tim Cook:Apple today announced that the company will resurrect the original rainbow Apple logo ahead of Apple’s 40th anniversary of the company’s founding on April 1, 1976 and also as an affirmation that Apple, an American company, believes that America ... Read More »

Psychologists: Personality Traits Make You Fat

Link bait from Drake Baer: Emotional eaters have a personality type.The next time you feel fat, don't stare at your scale wondering what went wrong.Instead, take a personality test. Uh huh. Right. Nothing goes wrong there. Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute ... Read More »

Never Lose Another Earring

Good advice for women and men. Tess Panzer: Invest In Locking Ear Backs - Keep your earrings on your ears with earring backs that lock into place. Generally, the backs that come with your earrings are designed to keep them in place, but do not, however, offer any real ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6: ‘Ultimate’ Speed Test

This is laughable. Zach Epstein conducts a speed test, refers to it as the ultimate speed test, however, it's anything but.Samsung’s brand new flagship smartphones for the first half of 2015 are just weeks away from launching, and Android fans are clearly excited. ... Read More »

Apple’s New Plan

Instead of lowering prices or discounting prices Apple has a plan to eliminate competitors one customer at a time and move them into the company's vaunted ecosystem. Lisa Eadicicco:For the first time, Apple is letting you trade in your old Android, BlackBerry or Windows ... Read More »

‘There’s Something Very Dangerous Happening’

ABC quotes Apple CEO Tim Cook:America's business community recognized a long time ago that discrimination, in all its forms, is bad for business. At Apple, we are in business to empower and enrich our customers' lives. We strive to do business in a way that is just and ... Read More »

Google’s Political Pandering

Yes, the Obama Administration is the most transparent White House in years. Uh huh. Sure. They even disclose who visits and how often, but not why. Brody Mullins includes Google on the list.Since Mr. Obama took office, employees of the Mountain View, Calif., company ... Read More »

The Unfriendliest City In The World

Everyone has a list of the good and the bad. 2,005 people survey in the US came to the conclusion that the Golden Rule is absent in at least one American city. Brittany Jones Cooper on which cities topped the list:New York City has long had a reputation for being a rude ... Read More »