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While Samsung devices dominate the global smartphone market, Apple's iPhone continues to rule the US.

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I’ve come full circle. I was probably 10 or 11 years old when I first fell in love with watches. I noticed a peculiar looking device on my grandfather’s wrist and upon further investigation, I came to learn that it was a digital watch with a special sensor that could read your pulse. I had absolutely no reason to ever know my pulse, but I was blown away by the fact that I could hold my finger on a watch and have it tell me how fast my heart was beating. I ended up getting the same watch for my birthday a few months later, and so began my decades-long love affair with watches. DON’T MISS: 5 of the best iPhone widgets

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Clicking on a Web address ending in .zip will not endanger users, the authors of a study that put .zip at the top of a list of "shady Web neighborhoods" said on Friday. Google, which owns the top-level domain (TLD) .zip challenged the study after it was published on Tuesday. .zip is one of more than 1,000 new TLDs that have cropped up since a liberalization of Web addresses in the past two years, adding to the familiar .com, .org and .gov.

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Jesus Vigo goes over the steps to enabling SSH remotely within OS X from the Terminal.

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Netflix's first real foray into original filmmaking, Beasts of No Nation, arrives next month, and it promises to be a gripping, intense war drama. Starring Idris Elba and child actor Abraham Attah, the film follows a young boy caught in the midst of a civil war in his country and forced to become a child soldier.

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Because you’ve used the Internet at least once in your life, you’ve probably gotten emails from someone claiming to be the deposed Prince of Nigeria who says he will send you his entire fortune as long as you send him your bank account information. British comedian James Veitch has received several such emails over his career but unlike the rest of us, he hasn’t just tossed them into the trash. Instead, he’s responded to them at length and has trolled his would-be scammers in the most hilarious way. DON’T MISS: The 6 scariest airport runway landings in the world Per Mashable, here’s an email that Veitch received from a man in Dubai who had an urgent matter he needed to discuss: Veitch told Kelly

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Samsung's Sleep Sense can be placed underneath the mattress at night where it can monitor heartbeat, breathing and movements. Data is transmitted to a tablet, where it will be ready for analysis over breakfast, the head of Samsung's digital products, Yoon C. Lee, said. Sleep Sense could also be connected to air conditioning, electronic window blinds or lights, allowing for room temperature and lights to be adapted depending on the user's physical condition.

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It poses little problem to me except for prohibiting me from enjoying Milk Duds, a candy which is not even in my top 10. Another thing I had put off indefinitely was choosing a Patronus. Yes, I know from the legend of Harry Potter that having an animal that represents your personality / essence / paternity is super important.

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Greg Shultz generates some output on Windows 10's native PDF printer.

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We're one week out of summer movie season, and suddenly all of the superheroes and action stars have disappeared. It's a really nice change of pace! Now trailers are rolling out for thrillers and serious dramas, and a lot of them look really good. Head below to see 13 of the best trailers that came out this week.

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The new Star Wars movie isn’t even out yet, and we already have a character that we totally love: the spinning BB-8 drone that’s even cuter than R2-D2. Yes, I said it. Unsurprisingly, the tiny robot that went viral after appearing in the first official trailer has inspired a series of smart, remote-controlled toys that everyone’s talking about. But how does it really work? DON’T MISS: I think I’ve figured out how much the new Nexus 5 will cost Sphero now has a $149.99 gadget that you can already buy in stores, and it’s controlled using your smartphone and your voice. What makes the spherical robot very interesting is the head sitting on top of the sphere that remains somewhat stationary even when the device is moving.

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The sale comes a few days before Apple is expected to release the iPad Mini 4. Should you buy it or wait for the new model?

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This week on The Vergecast, Dieter, Nilay, Emily, and Hype-Seater-in-turn Nicola Fumo talk about the VMAs and what they did to Miley's career. Also, Kanye. Also, Apple TV. Also, the unbearable confusion of how much it costs to just buy an iPhone. It's enough to cause an adorable little droid to fling itself off of the table. We don't recommend you do that, though.

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This summer, Wikipedia switched to encrypted HTTPS for all users, preventing ISPs from seeing which pages a user was visiting or injecting traffic into the stream. Wikipedia was blocked in mainland China following the changes and has remained blocked for more than two months now, a result that has been controversial among a number of anti-censorship groups and drawn significant opposition from Chinese editors of the site. "I think our approach has been better than anyone’s," Wales says in the interview.

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After a few tough years for PC sales there is talk that 2-in-1 computers powered by new hardware and software may turn the tide - but not all are convinced.

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There are plenty of phones out there now that can deliver a somewhat pure Android experience, but there’s still only one Nexus. True hardcore Android fans know that Nexus is the only way to go if you want the latest and greatest Google has to offer without any of the fluff or bloat dumped on top of Android by vendors and carriers. Plus, Nexus phones always get Android updates the instant they become available, while other handsets have to wait months for the update. Now, thanks to a huge sale happening over on Amazon, there has never been a better time to buy the latest Nexus phone: Amazon is now selling the Google Nexus 6 for just $349.99 for the 32GB

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Boeing has a new name for its future commercial space taxi. Originally titled the CST-100, the company renamed the vehicle the Starliner. The announcement was made this morning as NASA unveiled the new facility where the Starliner will be built.

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Dogs are man's best friend, but can droids be canines' best pals? Watch this video to see if puppies can be "Star Wars" fans too.

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You made it, dear readers: it’s finally Friday. Back to school week always seems like it takes an eternity to get through, but now you can sit back and relax, knowing that the long Labor Day weekend is ahead. Of course, you’ll need something to fill your time over the three-day weekend, so why not check out this great list of 10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right now, and find some sweet new apps to check out this weekend. And if 10 apps aren’t enough for you, you’ll find several more freebies in yesterday’s post. DON’T MISS: 5 of the best iPhone widgets you’ve never heard of These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made

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Building a great product is hard, but it should not be excruciating. And marketing, selling, and supporting a product with potential should be a joy too. That's why product managers should be the happiest people on earth. But most companies never benefit from their product leaders' love of innovation because they are beaten down by lack of...

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