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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: the best big-screen phone you can buy right now

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 14:00
What began in 2011 as a brand-new phone category has flourished into one of the most popular in the world. Smartphones with big screens (phablets, to some) are now ubiquitous, but it all started with an odd device called the Samsung Galaxy Note. At...

Vodafone launches faster 4G and expands LTE roaming to 23 countries

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 13:53
Are you a Vodafone 4G customer? Good news, your downloads could soon get that much quicker. As part of a billion pound investment into its network, the carrier has begun rolling out the UK's first widely accessible LTE Advanced network. LTE-A, as...

App turns a smartphone into a speech translator for the deaf

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 13:04
Even deaf people who excel at lip reading need a bit of help when it comes to meetings or group conversations. The developers of a new app called Transcense claim it's the hearing impaired's answer to understanding hard-to-follow chit-chats where...

Sidecar is the first ride-sharing app to officially serve San Francisco airport

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 12:03
One of San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón's many complaints about ride-sharing services is that none of them had the permits necessary to take customers to SFO. Sidecar, however, has ticked that box by obtaining official permission to...

Google teams with researchers to store and crunch cancer data

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 11:06
Healthcare is the new black, and Google has waded into the fray with projects like Helpouts and smart contacts. Now, its Research at Google arm will team with a think tank called the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) to create the Cancer Genomics...

Apple and Facebook will cover the cost of freezing employees' eggs

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 09:55
Apparently, Facebook has been offering to cover the costs of egg freezing for female employees since January 1st this year, and you know who's following in its footsteps? Apple. The iPhone-maker plans to offer the same service to its employees...

Amazon UK launches free same-day collection for Prime members

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 08:57
In a bid to deal another blow to bricks-and-mortar stores in the UK, Amazon is branching out into same-day deliveries. It's teamed up with newspaper distributor Connect Group to launch "Pass My Parcel," which will ensure packages are sent free to...

The New York Times wants you to help identify old newspaper ads

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 08:50
Unless you're clipping coupons, advertisements are the last thing you look for when you pick up the newspaper. They're also the part of the New York Times archives that the newspaper wants you to look at the most, but not just for the sake of...