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Samsung memory ads lampoon lag (but do they swipe at Apple too?)

Samsung memory ads lampoon lag (but do they swipe at Apple too?)

Samsung's advertising team is at it again, this time coming up with some would-be virals pushing the company's memory, but already the firm finds itself at the point end of Apple-bashing accusations. The trio of clips focus on the frustrations caused by memory bottlenecks: freezing, batteries draining in short order, and persistent loading balls. It's the latter, though, that has market watchers questioning who, exactly, Samsung's target is.

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This man made snack-time suck

This man made snack-time suck

Light the torches and sharpen the pitchforks; the man who made bags of potato chips so darned difficult to open has confessed his wicked crimes. Engineer John Spevacek made the bizarre admission this week, 'fessing up to being "that guy" who decided bags of chips should be sealed more strongly after complaints that the bags had been popping when shifted from high to low pressure in transit.

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Sea Shadow stealth boat goes up for auction

Sea Shadow stealth boat goes up for auction

The US Navy is auctioning off the stealth boat that provided the inspiration for the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, though the buyer must break the ship down for scrap rather than stage any clandestine raids. Sea Shadow was a 1983 project into marine stealth technology that, for almost ten years, covertly sailed the oceans without nary a blip on radar screens. However, after hopes of donating the ship to a museum failed, the Navy decided scrapping it was the only way to dispose of it.

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Samsung denies staging “Wake Up” anti-Apple flashmob

Samsung denies staging “Wake Up” anti-Apple flashmob

Samsung has denied any involvement with the "Wake Up" flashmob staged outside an Apple Store in Australia, despite suggestions that it was an escalation of the company's anti-iPhone campaign. Reported earlier this week, the flashmob saw dozens of black-clad men and women holding "Wake Up" signs converge outside of the Sydney Apple Store. However, "Samsung Electronics Australia has nothing to do with the 'Wake-Up Campaign" the company told SlashGear today.

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Titanic director tweets from ocean’s deepest point

Titanic director tweets from ocean’s deepest point

Titanic director and deep-sea diving enthusiast James Cameron has tweeted from the bottom of the ocean's deepest point, down 36,070 feet in the Marianas Trench's Challenger Deep, and promising unseen footage of the inhospitable region. Cameron's dive is the first single-person attempt ever, with the director squeezing himself into a bullet-shaped submersible capable of withstanding the 15,969 PSI pressures.

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Zombie mall promises movie-style undead battle

Zombie mall promises movie-style undead battle

With the necessary skills to fend off the zombie menace still absent from most school curricula, it's time to take matters into your own hands and make sure your loved ones know how best to handle the undead. Taking place at an abandoned, soon to be demolished shopping center near London in the UK, the Zombie Shopping Mall Experience is a £119 ($189) masterclass in being chased by brain-hungry hoards and keeping them at bay, albeit with airsoft guns and movie-grade special effects.

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