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YIKES: Samsung's nightmare scenario is unfolding right before our eyes

Halloween has come a day early for Samsung as it released a truly scary earnings report that saw its operating profit tumble by 60% and its revenue fall by 20%. These top-line numbers don’t tell the full story of what’s really happening with Samsung, however — in reality, the company’s nightmare scenario is coming true at a truly stunning speed. Show More Summary

This is the most important and inspirational personal announcement Tim Cook has ever made

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday made a surprising announcement in an opinion piece on Bloomberg Businessweek, which is very much in line with his many public notes in the recent past about diversity at the workplace. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. Show More Summary

Samsung’s Q3 profit nosedives, stock soars

Investors sent Samsung shares soaring more than 4.5% on Thursday as the company reported dismal third-quarter earnings… that were thankfully less dismal than analysts were expecting. In a world where the high end of the smartphone market...Show More Summary

Microsoft smartwatch is official… but it’s more of an affordable fitness band

Just as previously rumored, Microsoft is also interested in the wearable space, and the company just launched a smart device for your wrist that’s supposed to offer health-related features at an affordable price. The Microsoft Band is not a smartwatch, but rather a fitness… well, band, that’s supposed to let users track workout data. Show More Summary

Sick of constant media bashing, Verizon funds a tech news site where the NSA and net neutrality don’t exist

It’s hard being Verizon sometimes. The poor little wireless carrier and Internet service provider often gets a bum rap in the tech press for its controversial actions on net neutrality and on enabling the American government’s surveillance programs. Show More Summary

Walgreens will happily take the Apple Pay customers that CVS and Rite Aid don’t want

Although CVS and Rite Aid both shut off the NFC payment receptors over the weekend, you can still use services such as Apple Pay at Walgreens, which just happens to be one of those two pharmacies’ main competitors. And don’t think that...Show More Summary

Destiny’s first expansion brings a ton of new content to the popular shooter on December 9th

On Wednesday, Activision and Bungie finally announced an official release date for Destiny’s first major expansion, The Dark Below. The paid DLC will be available on December 9th, bringing new weapons, gear, missions, multiplayer maps and a higher level cap to the immensely popular first-person shooter. Show More Summary

Apple’s Retina 5K iMac seems pricey at $2,499 – here’s why it’s really a killer deal

Obviously not everyone can afford to spend $2,500 on a large monitor with a resolution of 4K or higher. But if you do feel like throwing that kind of cash around at a beautiful display, Apple’s new iMac with a Retina 5K display really...Show More Summary

You have only two days left to watch these 36 great movies and shows on Netflix

When Netflix giveth, Netflix taketh away: 30 of movies and 6 television shows are being removed from Netflix starting November 1st. RELATED: Your guide to new titles on Netflix this week: October 26th – November 1st Netflix is removing...Show More Summary

Apple actually lost U.S. market share in Q3 despite iPhone 6 launch

A new report from Kantar WorldPanel ComTech reveals that huge iPhone 6 demand helped Apple last quarter, with the company seeing market share increases in various European markets. However, Apple’s market share actually dropped in Apple’s home country during the period, hitting 32.6% in the September quarter, a 3.3% drop compared to last year. Show More Summary

Check out this trailer for Netflix’s most expensive and ambitious show yet

On Tuesday, Netflix released the trailer for its ambitious and very expensive new original series Marco Polo. With a massive budget, Netflix is hoping this series — based on the famous 13th century explorer — will have subscribers follow along on his journey. Show More Summary

This is the latest prototype of Google’s incredible Project Ara modular phone

There are few projects in the smartphone industry with as much potential as Google’s modular smartphone, Project Ara. Just last week, Google announced a dedicated store for the phone where developers will be able to sell their modules directly to consumers without having to go through any third-party retailers. Show More Summary

These 10 inventions from the last 50 years wouldn’t impress anyone in the 1700s

Sometimes we have random thoughts throughout the day that are pointless: What would it be like if a modern-day army went up against Alexander The Great in a ground war? What if I brought my laptop back to the 50’s and randomly opened...Show More Summary

MCX says its Apple Pay rival is being bashed because it’s ‘challenging the status quo’

You may think that Merchant Customer Exchange members are being heavy handed in blocking Apple Pay and Google Wallet from their stores because they want to promote MCX’s own CurrentC mobile payment platform. But according to MCX, that’s not the case — instead, these merchants are rebelliously trying to shake up the mobile payments industry. Show More Summary

Even a record iPhone 6 launch can’t stop the Android juggernaut in the U.S.

The launch of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus were both smashing successes for Apple… but that doesn’t mean it did anything to hurt Android in the United States. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners passes along some new data showing...Show More Summary

Video: Mike Tyson hilariously boxes himself in the 1987 classic ‘Punch-Out’ for NES

On Tuesday night, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon invited former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson on to the show. The highlight of the night, however, came after the interview when Fallon decided he’d like to see what would happen ifShow More Summary

OnePlus can’t do anything right these days, completely flubs preorders for the One

After months of anticipation, OnePlus finally opened preorders for its CyanogenMod smartphone for a single hour on October 27th. At least, that was the plan. Shortly after OnePlus One preorders opened, the site’s servers began to cave under the increased traffic. Show More Summary

Video: You can get Apple’s gorgeous Apple Watch interface on your iPhone right now

Last week, we showed you a few images of what Apple’s new Apple Watch interface might look like on an iPhone. Usability would certainly take a hit in some important areas, but Apple’s zooming UI does a good job of using available display real estate to its fullest extent. Show More Summary

The future of BlackBerry is 2008… and that might be a good thing

If you’re in the mood to relive the glory years of 2007 through 2009, then BlackBerry has just the device for you. In an open letter to BlackBerry diehards posted on Wednesday, BlackBerry CEO John Chen explains why the company’s newShow More Summary

Scary new malware uses a Gmail trick to steal your data

A new piece of malware that can spy on a user’s computer has been discovered, Wired reports, with researchers also having found a clever way for the program to communicate with its creators: Google’s popular Gmail email service. FROM...Show More Summary

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