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The Note 4 is reportedly off to a hot start with 4.5 million sold

There weren’t many smartphones in 2014 that received as much attention as the Galaxy Note 4, but a staggered launch by Samsung might have kept the phablet from breaking any sales records. Korea’s News 1 reports that after a month on the market, Samsung sold 4.5 million Galaxy Note 4 units, 500,000 less than the Note 3 sold in its first month. Show More Summary

The Queen Sends Her First Tweet

Briefly: Pray silence… for the Queen’s first tweet. Queen Elizabeth II sent a message from the royal @BritishMonarchy account this morning to mark the grand opening of the Science Museum’s new Information Age Gallery. Bless. More »      

The only thing better than watching these cakes get made is eating them

If you are into cooking you probably know about silicone molds. If you are not, it doesn't matter. Just look at how they peel from the cake—and then how the cake gets build into various patisserie wonders. It's such a satisfying process. Read more...

Nico: These Days

Nico's version of "These Days" is the perfect fall song. It's the kind of music best listened to in solitude, sipping tea and contemplating failure and the nagging sense of unspecific loss that accompanies the passage of time and the change to a chillier season. Read more...

Sundar Pichai takes control of Google's crucial products

Well, we guess congratulations are in order. According to Re/code, Sundar Pichai, the senior vice president at Google who used to just be in charge of the Chrome, Android, and web apps teams now basically has control of almost every other Google...

STEAM Carnival Hacker Preview Day

Last week we wrote about the guys over at TwoBitCircus and their upcoming STEAM Carnival. This Thursday we managed to make it down to the Hacker Preview day where they showed us all the toys and games that will be exhibited over theShow More Summary

Sprint wants to sentence you to ‘iPhone for Life’ with new iPhone 6 promo

Sprint has come up with a new program for smartphone buyers loyal to Apple who want to upgrade to a brand new iPhone every year, 9to5Mac reports. The carrier has a brand new 12-month lease plan for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus starting...Show More Summary

Playdate: We're livestreaming 'Fantasia: Music Evolved' on Xbox One!

The developers at Harmonix Music Systems know a thing or two about music. And we'd hope so, it is in the company name, after all. The studio's latest Kinect game, Fantasia: Music Evolved, is quite a bit different than anything they've done...

Coconut Water Is Great, Shut Up

Coconut water is a delicious and healthy beverage, and it is good for you. If you drink it after going to yoga class or before a jog, you will be hydrated and receive nutritional benefits. More »      

Pilot Saves The Day When Plane Suddenly Takes A Dive At Landing

Video: The pilot of this flight from the German airline TUIfly managed to correct a sudden dive while landing at the Madeira International airport, one of the hardest in the world. Crosswinds were so strong that he could only managed to get the plane completely straight a few seconds before touching the ground. More »      

The Best Extensions For Safari In iOS 8

When Apple unleashed iOS 8 on the world, it didn’t exactly break down the boundaries of its walled garden — but it did put in one or two windows. Apps can now share with each other more easily, and there’s improved integration for third-party tools in Safari thanks to the new extension support. Show More Summary

Animated Visualisation Clearly Shows The Massive Scale Of Sci-Fi Ships

Briefly: It’s not nearly as large as the biggest spaceship comparison ever, but I find this kind of animation — which I made based on the work of Imgur user Devocation — to be a much clearer way to present the scale of the objects while preserving all the detail. More »      

Why You Shouldn't Freak Out About Ebola In New York City

Earlier today, a 33-year-old doctor named Craig Spencer, who had recently spent time treating Ebola in Guinea, tested positive for the disease in New York City. He’d ridden the A train; he’d gotten an Uber; he went bowling. It sounds grim. And there’s cause for concern. But it’s not as bad as you think. More »      

LG's Next Smartphone Will Have Its Own Processor Inside

One factor that’s certainly helped in Samsung’s near-domination of the Android market over the last few years is its use of Samsung-manufactured components in its vast range of Android handsets. You can therefore bet that the CEO won’t be too happy to hear that LG is now manufacturing top-end silicon of its own. More »      

Ebola Has No Escape From Emory University's Isolation Ward

The Ebola virus has made landfall in the United States with patients popping up in both Dallas, Texas and New York City. But don’t freak out! To help contain the outbreak, the CDC relies on a handful of biocontainment isolation units to quarantine these highly infectious folks. More »      

Report: Beats Music Will Fold Into iTunes As Music Sales Plummet 

The Wall Street Journal reports digital music sales in Apple’s iTunes will be down 13 to 14 per cent in 2014. That’s a huge hit to the recording industry’s brightest spot. More »      

Old, Rich Google Man Already Beat Felix Baumgartner's Space Jump Record

Looks like Red Bull’s wings aren’t very good at keeping people ahead of the competition. Today, Alan Eustace, a 57-year-old senior vice president at Google, broke Baumgartner’s much-heralded world altitude breaking record. More »   ...

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