Samsung smartphone sales are up, and so are the South Korean company's third quarter profits. Much of the credit should go to the blockbuster Samsung Galaxy III smartphone.
Most inventors strive for weeks, months, or years to perfect their products. (Thomas Edison tried thousands of different light bulb filaments before arriving at the ideal mixture of tungsten.) But sometimes, brilliance strikes by accident. Here's a salute to the scientists, chefs, and everyday folk who stumbled upon greatness – and, more important, shared their mistakes with the world.UPDATE: After great reader feedback, we've added five additional accidental inventions: Stainless steel, plastic, ice cream cones, Post-it Notes, and matches.
Earlier this week, it looked as if T-Mobile's parent company Deutsche Telekom would soon acquire MetroPCS. Now come reports that Sprint is interested in the budget carrier, too.
Facebook: 1 billion users arrives just two years after it announced it had half a billion users. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now 'a part of this tradition of things that connect us.'
Apple is prepping a new tablet called the iPad Mini. So how will the iPad Mini measure up to the current, full-sized iPad?
If Deutsche Telekom does indeed acquire MetroPCS, it would give T-Mobile some extra clout in the US market.
iPhone 5 violates Samsung patents, alleges the Korean company. Samsung hopes to block sale of the iPhone 5 in the US.
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite matches the Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight on price (as long as you don't mind looking at a couple of advertisements).
Microsoft will release the Windows 8 operating system later this month. But it may be having trouble ginning up interest in the OS.
Apple Maps has caused consumers "frustration," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement today. He pledged that the company would work to improve the maps app on the iPhone 5 and iOS 6.
Mozilla released an ID system this week called 'Persona,' which promises to be easier and more secure than traditional username/password combinations. However, Mozilla admits the system, still in beta, has a few downsides.
Apple says it is working to make the experience on its much-maligned iOS 6 Apple Maps app 'even better.' Meanwhile, iPhone 5 users continue to pine for the days of Google Maps.
Google already maps the earth, the sky, and the streets. Now, along with a birthday Google doodle, the search engine maps underwater.