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Samsung is the company that brought phablets into the mainstream and its Galaxy Note phablets are routinely among the best smartphones released every year. The South Korean giant is getting ready to unveil its Galaxy Note 5 this year, but the future of the Note family might be a lot more exciting than curved displays and high-resolution displays, a new Samsung invention seems to indicate. DON’T MISS: Let’s just hope the iPhone never gets this good According to a patent found by Patently Mobile, Samsung might in the future make the Galaxy Note a more powerful device than we ever imagined. Rather than being just big-screen smartphones, future Galaxy Note versions might have a special dock accessory that would turn

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LG and Sony, plus more than a dozen regional device makers sign deals with Microsoft to bundle Office apps and services -- such as Word, OneNote and Skype -- on their Android devices.

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The research firm expects smartphone shipments to grow by 11.3 percent this year, compared to growth of 27.6 percent the market experienced during 2014.

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If an exercise plan is needed to get your pelvic muscles into shape, there's a smart gadget for that.

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I want to visit space before I die. I have no practical reason to do so. I just want to. Surely I'm not alone. There's something about the concept of space exploration that I pine to achieve. Which is a little silly, considering I haven't seen most of the planet I live on. And that I am not a scientist and I wouldn't really be achieving much on my trip. Still, I look up at night, and there waits space.

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It’s well established that anything one posts online these days remains permanently etched on the Internet. The moment a tweet or a photo goes up, it’s practically impossible to scrub it from its new-found digital existence. For most people, this is no big deal as the benefits to be gleaned from sharing items like photos with friends far outweigh any concerns about privacy. But once someone starts profiting from your personal photos, the dynamics of the equation completely change. Meet Richard Prince, an “artist” whose skill set consists of photographing other people’s photographs, adjusting them slightly, and then selling them for enormous profit. It admittedly sounds bizarre, but Prince has been making a living doing just that for decades now. DON’T

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By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against Cisco Systems Inc over a patent infringement claim the tech giant is fighting. On a 6-2 vote, with Justice Stephen Breyer recused from the case, the court threw out a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in favour of Cisco. The case concerns a patent held by Commil USA LLC on a way to improve the implementation of a wireless network where multiple access points are needed.

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If your Taco Bell order tastes a little funky next year, it might not be from the questionable quality of the meat. Today, everyone's favorite provider of FourthMeal announced that it will remove artificial colors and flavors, high fructose corn syrup, and added trans fats from its menu by the end of 2015. If you need some inspiration to save your struggling startup you might want to take another look at your favorite late-night snack, because Taco Bell is a fast food chain that has mastered the art of the pivot.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters fought a blaze that erupted at an Apple Inc facility in Mesa, Arizona on Tuesday, local station ABC15 reported. The fire appeared to be out, but fire personnel remained on the scene, the station reported on Twitter. (Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Chris Reese)

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While Neil deGrasse Tyson is surely somewhere in space right now, exploring the vast wonders of the universe, friend and fellow scientist Bill Nye took off into the void recently to prove that the cosmos, in all its untold glory, really does care about you and your insufferable friends at SoulCycle. In a new skit on Inside Amy Schumer, Nye appears on his own Spaceship of the Imagination to show that the universe, which we once believed was a chaotic collection of matter whose size can scarcely be comprehended, really exists to send cosmic guidance to yogurt-loving white women in their 20s. It's as crazy and inspirational as to make, in Nye's words, "no fucking sense.

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These Lego gummy candies that you can easily make yourself remind us how fun it is to play with our food.

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If you’re in the market for a new smartphone case and you don’t want to spend money, then you owe it to yourself to check out a huge sale going on at Amazon right now. Case maker Rearth is selling several of its Ringke smartphone cases for up to 68% off if you buy them through Amazon and enter in its special coupon codes. Among other devices, Rearth is selling smartphone cases for the iPhone 6, the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy Note 4, the LG G4 and the Nexus 5. UPDATE: We’re getting word that many of these coupon codes are no longer working, which means the sale may have ended or that supplies have run out. DON’T MISS: T-Mobile has a killer

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Samsung's next big thing may be a Windows laptop powered by an Android phone. Wouldn't Windows 10 all around make more sense due to Continuum?

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Alteryx is doing a very good job of pioneering the self-service analytics space with an end-to-end, self-service workflow, plentiful data-access options, and big-data analysis.

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The drone was capturing footage of the parade in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and may have struck the wall of a building, before toppling to the earth. One of the two people struck by the drone, The Boston Globe notes, was former NECN reporter Chris Yount, who had monitored drone regulation. "People went nuts because it's a drone," Yount told the paper.

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For a few years now, Microsoft has been an easy target for jokes and jabs. For starters, Steve Ballmer, likeable as he may be, was always adept at providing us with an endless stream of fascinating video clips. Second, because it took Microsoft far too long to realize that their Windows desktop monopoly had been surpassed in relevance by a burgeoning mobile market, we bore witness to the company making all sorts of strategic mistakes in an effort to play catch-up. DON’T MISS: Netflix may soon have to stop people from sharing their logins With Satya Nadella now steering the ship, and Steve Ballmer now up to his same old shenanigans as the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, it really seems

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If you've used a phone even briefly, it's filled with all kinds of sensitive data, including passwords and login tokens alongside personal texts and photos, all of which need to be erased before you can safely put the phone up for sale. The standard answer is a factory reset, which wipes the memory and restores the phone's setting, but there's a growing body of evidence that, for Android phones at least, the factory reset isn't enough. A study published last week revealed methods that can dig up incredibly sensitive data from supposedly wiped phones, including the login token used to sign into Google accounts.

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ConteXtream makes software-defined networking (SDN) and network-function virtualization (NFV) software for communication service providers.

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The company said total number of unique visitors to TrueCar sites are expected to rise 40 percent to 6.2 million in May from a year earlier, boosted by holiday deals from automakers, partner promotions and incentives. The company said there was a spike in visitor traffic during the Memorial Day weekend, helped by a co-branded campaign with the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), a San Antonio, Texas-based financial institution serving current and retired members of the military.

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The company said total number of unique visitors to TrueCar sites are expected to rise 40 percent to 6.2 million in May from a year earlier, boosted by holiday deals from automakers, partner promotions and incentives. The company said there was a spike in visitor traffic during the Memorial Day weekend, helped by a co-branded campaign with the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), a San Antonio, Texas-based financial institution serving current and retired members of the military.

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