Lenovo's Mobile Profits Are a Bit of a Mirage

Four years after closing its acquisition of the Motorola phone brand, Lenovo Group Ltd. has finally posted a profit in its mobile-phone business. The deal closed in October of that year, meaning that it took 16 quarters to turn a profit.
Tags: Motorola, Science, Lenovo, Lenovo Group Ltd

Facebook Is an 'Innovator in Privacy,' Says Guy Who Runs Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is fond of suggesting that all the criticism of his globe-spanning social media empire comes from either the misinformed or the malicious. In fact, Facebook is really all about protecting the privacy of its users! That’s the line he took in a Wednesday interview with Harvard Law Professor…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Technology, Privacy, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Zuckerberg, Harvard Law, Guy Who Runs Facebook

Foldable Phone Frenzy Is Supercharging Gains in Chinese Stocks

Fellow display producer BOE Technology Group Co. has jumped 46 percent since the start of year. Turnover in both stocks soared as investors bet on hefty demand for screens, especially if Chinese smartphone makers like Huawei Technologies Co. follow Samsung into foldable models. More than $612 million worth of Tianma shares traded Wednesday, about 18 times the daily average turnover for last year, while over $1 billion of BOE shares traded every day in the past week in Shenzhen, far outdoing Te...
Tags: Asia, Science, Samsung, Boe, Shenzhen, Huawei Technologies Co, Tencent Holdings Ltd, BOE Technology Group Co, Tianma

Someone Has Already Edited That Rat Out of The Departed

Just a day after its launch, a Kickstarter to painstakingly edit the infamous rat out of a 35mm cut of Martin Scorsese’s 2006 Oscar-winning crime drama The Departed exceeded its crowdfunding goal of $4,000. But if you’d like to see what this might look like prior to the debut of the 35mm revision, Twitter has…Read more...
Tags: Science, Crowdfunding, Film, Kickstarter, Martin Scorsese, The Departed

Pixar's Emotional New Short Will Make a Pet Lover Out of You

Those of us who have them know that pets are basically like best friends who are guaranteed to never desert you, and will always do their best to make you feel better when times are rough. That’s a big part of what makes it difficult to see people who abuse animals.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cats, Dogs, Pets, Disney, Animation, Pit Bulls, Pixar, Kitbull

Companies Halt YouTube Ads Following Reports of Commenter Pedophile Network

Companies are pulling their advertising campaigns from YouTube amid reports that a network of pedophiles is openly operating in the comments sections of videos of young children, reported Wednesday. Disney and Nestlé are among those who have reportedly yanked spending after a YouTube video surfaced the…
Tags: Science, Youtube, Advertising, Child Porn

Google Takes New Policy Approach Amid Growing Global Threats

In an internal email, the company’s new global policy chief, Karan Bhatia, described the reorganization as a reaction to policy makers who are increasingly empowered to regulate the company’s core businesses, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing personnel decisions. Bhatia, a former deputy U.S. trade representative under Republican President George W. Bush, joined Google in June from General Electric Co. He is bolstering teams that deal with specific challenges such as ant...
Tags: Google, Science, Republican, George W Bush, General Electric Co, Bhatia, Karan Bhatia

Would You Rather Fly Boeing or Airbus? World’s Longest Flight Fuels Rivalry for Deal

The Australian airline plans to fly non-stop from Sydney to New York and London by 2022, marathon routes that will be the world’s longest commercial services. As the two aerospace giants pitch to supply planes for the flights, Qantas Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce is squeezing the arch-rivals for every dollar to make ‘Project Sunrise,’ as he calls it, viable.
Tags: New York, Science, London, Sydney, Qantas, Airbus, Boeing, Alan Joyce

Would You Rather Fly Boeing or Airbus? World's Longest Flight Fuels Rivalry for Deal

The Australian airline plans to fly non-stop from Sydney to New York and London by 2022, marathon routes that will be the world’s longest commercial services. As the two aerospace giants pitch to supply planes for the flights, Qantas Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce is squeezing the arch-rivals for every dollar to make ‘Project Sunrise,’ as he calls it, viable.
Tags: New York, Science, London, Sydney, Qantas, Airbus, Boeing, Alan Joyce

Samsung Revamps Flagship Range With 5G, Low-Cost Options

The South Korean technology giant introduced four new phones in its Galaxy S range -- the S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 5G. The S10 and S10+ are direct successors to last year’s S9 and S9+, while the S10e and S10 5G are two new models for the company: a low-end phone aimed at Apple’s iPhone XR, and a high-end version priced above $1,000. It also showed off the Galaxy Fold, a smartphone with a screen that expands to tablet size.
Tags: Apple, Science, Samsung

Irish Woman Cuts Off Her Own Finger in Search of Relief From Chronic Pain

A woman with complex regional pain syndrome amputated her finger in search of relief from her pain.
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This gorgeous Moon shot took 50,000 individual photos to create

We've seen some pretty stunning images of the Moon over the years thanks to high-powered imaging tools from NASA and other space agencies, but you don't need a massive observatory just to create a gorgeous picture of Earth's closest neighbor. Photographer Andrew McCarthy produced the incredible Moon image you see above (and here, in full resolution) using a Sony camera and a standalone ZWO astronomy camera that you can buy yourself for under $300.The catch? Well, the image isn't ...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Moon, Sony, Mccarthy, Andrew Mccarthy

Lyft Plans to File for IPO as Soon as Next Week

Lyft, which announced in December that it had filed its IPO application confidentially with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, intends to list its shares on the Nasdaq market, the person said. A spokeswoman for San Francisco-based Lyft declined to comment. The details of the companies IPO plans were reported earlier by Reuters and the Wall Street Journal.
Tags: Lyft, Science, Ipo, San Francisco, Reuters, U S Securities and Exchange Commission

The $32 Trillion Pushing Fossil Fuel CEOs to Act on Climate Change

Glencore made its decision after facing pressure from a shareholder network known as Climate Action 100+, which has the backing of more than 300 investors managing $32 trillion. The group was founded a little over a year ago, but has already extracted reforms from oil heavyweights, like BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc. “If Glencore says that it doesn’t see coal having a growing future than other people will stand up and take notice,” said Edward Mason, the head of responsible investment at th...
Tags: Science, Glencore, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, BP Plc, Edward Mason, Church Commissioners

Climate change doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science. A “discussion paper” obtained by The Associated Press asks federal officials from an array of government agencies to […]
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The Samsung Galaxy Fold Is Probably Too Thick

After months of waiting, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is official. Is its fatal flaw already apparent? Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Flexus

Lesbians more likely to be overweight as experts find sexuality is linked to health

Lesbian and bisexual women are more likely to be overweight than heterosexual women, research has shown for the first time, as experts said sexual identity should now be viewed as a health risk factor. Researchers at the University of East Anglia studied 12 British national health surveys involving more than 93,000 people which recorded body mass index (BMI) and sexuality and found a striking link between weight and sexual orientation. For women, being gay made them 41 per cent more likely to be...
Tags: England, Science, London, Britain, Treasury, University of East Anglia, LGB, Joanna Semlyen, Norwich Medical School, Semlyen

Lawsuit Claims Florida Prisoners Got Screwed Out of Music and MP3 Players They Paid Millions to Buy

On Tuesday, a lawsuit seeking class-action status was filed on behalf of prisoners who accuse the Florida Department of Corrections of ripping off inmates by selling them digital media players and MP3s that they were assured they’d be able to keep for life. When the FDOC ended its contract with the device providers,…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Florida Department of Corrections, FDOC, Institutional Corruption

Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina.
Tags: Science, Galapagos, LIMA Peru

Captain Marvel's Website Teases Obscure Villain Annihilus, Here's What You Need to Know

Last week, Captain Marvel’s official site went live in all of its ’90s glory, but one of the most interesting things about the page is something you might have missed.Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Internet, Marvel, Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel, Annihilus

Qualcomm’s Bid to Settle U.S. Monopoly Case Hits Roadblock

The company has yet to win over a majority of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and top agency officials despite making significant progress in the talks, according to people familiar with the process. Both sides are attempting to reach an agreement before a judge rules in the agency’s lawsuit accusing Qualcomm of abusing its market dominance, said the people, who asked not to be named because they didn’t have authority to speak publicly about the matter. Any settlement decision rests with fou...
Tags: Science, Qualcomm, U S Federal Trade Commission, Joseph Simons

The 10 Best Deals From February 20, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
Tags: Science

Samsung's Folding Phone Is a Thick Boy, Just Not in the Way You Actually Need

Also it starts at $1,980.
Tags: Science, Samsung

How and When to Protect a Baby’s Ears From Loud Noises

Infants have delicate hearing. Parents need to think about protection.
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FDA issues seemingly obvious warning against injecting young people's blood to fight aging

The theory that young people's blood reverses the effects of aging comes from an experiment on mice.
Tags: Science, Fda

Woman Documents Her Cancer by Perfectly Recreating Famous Characters

Beth Pendergrass' Instagram account chronicles her cancer journey with her photos of recreations of famous characters.
Tags: Science, Beth Pendergrass Instagram

$400 billion climate investment plan for Sahel region

Heads of state of 17 countries in the Sahel region of Africa will hold a summit on Monday in Niamey to approve a climate investment plan worth $400 billion over 12 years, the Niger government said Wednesday. The "ambitious" plan for the period 2018-30 will involve "17 nations from the Atlantic Ocean to the Horn of Africa" and will represent the "translation (into actions) of our nations' commitments through the Paris agreement on climate change", Environment Minister Almoustapha Garba told repo...
Tags: Science, Africa, Paris, Atlantic Ocean, Sahel, Horn of Africa, NIAMEY, Almoustapha Garba

What You Need to Know About So-Called 'Zombie' Deer Disease

First off, they aren't actually zombies.
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It's Surprisingly Easy to Trick People With a Disguise, Sneaky Study Finds

It could be much easier to pull off the perfect heist than you think. According to a new study from the UK, you don’t need to disguise yourself much in order to fool the average person into thinking they’re looking at someone else. It might even take as little as a goth makeover.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Ai, Facial Recognition, Identity Theft, Pistachio Disguisey

Tokusatsu GaGaGa Is a Heartwarming Meditation on Trying Not to Hide Your Geeky Self

If you’re reading io9, I’m going to make a bit of an assumption: You’re probably a big fan of some nerdy stuff, be it sci-fi, superheroes, comic books (if you aren’t, well...I’m not sure why you’re here, but not my place to tell you how to spend your time!), or whatever. And you’re probably pretty open about it, too.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Comedy, Science, Superheroes, Nerds, Tokusatsu Gagaga, Tokustatsu

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