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iPhone 6s Plus crushes Galaxy S7 edge in side-by-side speed test

March 7th, 2016

The Galaxy S7 is Samsung’s best smartphone to date and it’s performed well in stress tests, including water resistance tests and extensive drop tests. Now for the first time, someone has done a side-by-side speed test of the Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 6s and it shows that Apple’s flagship phone is still king when it comes …

Samsung Galaxy S7 Water Resistant

Video reveals Samsung’s secrets for making Galaxy S7 water resistant

March 7th, 2016

Early tests have shown that Samsung’s Galaxy S7 really seems to live up to the hype when it comes to being water resistant. A recent teardown video posted by YouTuber JerryRigEverything takes a deep look at all of the choices that Samsung made to help make the Galaxy S7 as water resistant as possible and he shows that Samsung …

Mac Ransomware KeRanger Fix

First OS X ransomware encrypts your data, demands money for giving it back

March 7th, 2016

Ransomware is a dangerous type of malware threat that affects plenty of Windows users. This kind of software encrypts certain files belonging to the user and then demands a fee for the unlock key. While Mac users have long been safe from such threats, the first such threat attacking OS X computers has been detected. Fortunately, …

Galaxy S7 iPhone 6s Benchmark

Galaxy S7’s chips match the iPhone 6s in new benchmarks

March 6th, 2016

Leaks that preceded the Galaxy S7 launch revealed the phone have two different chipsets depending on the country where it’s sold: Either an Exynos 8890 processor or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. The benchmark leaks all painted a similar picture: The Galaxy S7 would have two high-end processors packing performance unseen before on a mobile Android device. However, …

DARPA VTOL X-Plane Phase 2 Design

DARPA’s crazy plane design could allow for vertical takeoffs

March 4th, 2016

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has helped develop a lot of wondrous technology over the years, including most notably the Internet. This week, the U.S. government agency released a concept for a new kind of plane that would be a hybrid of a plane and a helicopter and could enable vertical takeoffs. DARPA’s new VTOL …

iPhone encryption is a ‘gift from God,’ says prison inmate

March 4th, 2016

Will criminals switch to iPhones just because voice and text conversations are encrypted by default? Governments all over the world have been trying to tell us that ever since Apple started encrypting their devices and services. It looks like criminals are aware of the advantages of owning a new iPhone, which one unnamed inmate recently likened …