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4 Tech Tools to Make the Most of Black Friday
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:15:07 -0500
The most serious and savvy Black Friday shoppers will want to have a game plan to scoop up all of the best deals.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos Successfully Launches, Returns Rocket
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:36:52 -0500
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the latest billionaire to successfully launch a rocket into space.
Black Friday 2015: Best Tech Deals
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:39:28 -0500
Retailers are slashing prices on gaming, wearable devices, giants TVs.
Japan Announces $10.6 Billion in Climate Financing for 2020
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:17:03 -0500
Japan says it plans $10.6 billion in climate finance for developing countries for 2020
Arkansas a Refuge From Rising Seas in Marshall Islands
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:53:24 -0500
Faced with rising seas, Marshall Islanders seek refuge in landlocked Arkansas
Tiny Marshall Islands Face Threats From Global Warming
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:44:11 -0500
Tiny Marshall Islands face global warming threat as world leaders seek Paris emissions pact
Yahoo's CEO Is Running out of Time to Turn Things Around
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:49:26 -0500
Once-high hopes for Marissa Mayer have faded as Yahoo stock sags, investors grow restless
How Thanksgiving Dinner Is Prepared in Space
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:48:04 -0500
Astronauts at the International Space Station also can look forward to a Thanksgiving feast.
As Yahoo Turns: What's Next in Its Decade-Long Soap Opera?
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:54:11 -0500
5 scenarios for Yahoo's future, depending on how CEO Marissa Mayer's plans turn out
Growth _ but Not Expansion _ in US Internet Gambling Market
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:51:10 -0500
Internet gambling market growing _ but not expanding _ in United States after 2 1/2 years
Internet Gambling Revenue in US Since 2013
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:49:30 -0500
Internet gambling revenue in US since 2013
Google's Plan to Speed Up Mobile Web Goes Live Next Year
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:40:07 -0500
Here's something to look forward to in 2016: Faster Internet surfing on your smartphone.
Spotify Turkey Timer Will Whip Up the Perfect Playlist
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:28:22 -0500
Spotify's famous turkey timer is back!
Flashback Friday: Microsoft Windows Turns 30
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:26:25 -0500
Microsoft Windows turns the big 3-0 today.
5 Apps to Make It a Great Turkey Day
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:55:11 -0500
These apps cover everything from planning to entertainment on Thanksgiving.
What Consumers Need to Know About Black Friday Malware Threat
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:33:35 -0500
With the holiday shopping season beginning, there's no doubt hackers have their eyes on targeting the payment information of millions of shoppers.
Watch: Pre-Black Friday Sales Draw Shoppers
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:47:17 -0500
Shoppers flock to online holiday sales before Black Friday.
Watch: TechBytes: Amazon Forces Some Customers to Change Passwords
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:07:07 -0500
The company says that it is taking extreme caution against a potential hack.
Watch: TechBytes: Retailers Up the Ante on Cyber Monday Deals
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 06:31:45 -0500
Target's website will include 15% discounts, Wal-Mart sales will start a night early.
Watch: TechBytes: Retailers Cut Apple Prices Ahead of Black Friday
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:40:33 -0500
Stores including Target, will offer all Apple TV products at 25% off.
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HP Inc plunges after printer business underwhelms
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:52:15 -0500
A Hewlett-Packard logo is seen at the company's Executive Briefing Center in Palo AltoShares of HP Inc, which houses former Hewlett-Packard Co's legacy hardware business, plunged 16.3 percent on Wednesday after the company's lackluster results fueled concerns about its ability to weather a slowdown in the printer and PC markets. HP Inc's revenue from both its printer and PC businesses fell 14 percent each in the fourth quarter, their worst performance in the year ended Oct. 31, and forecast current-quarter profit below market expectations. HP Inc Chief Executive Dion Weisler called the printing business a "much greater challenge" than the PC business.

Exclusive: Three Goldman bankers leave for Uber as tech world raids Wall Street talent
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 04:42:22 -0500
Photo illustration of logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street in MadridBy Olivia Oran and Heather Somerville NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Three mid-level bankers in Goldman Sachs Group Inc's technology investment banking group in San Francisco have left to take positions at ride service company Uber Technologies Inc in recent months, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The bankers are the latest to leave Wall Street banks for Silicon Valley startups, where the lure of more flexible hours - and in some cases stock options and share grants - can be hard to resist. Uber, currently valued at around $51 billion, said in August that it expected an IPO within 18 to 24 months.

China's chip crusade to intensify sector's record M&A run
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:19:39 -0500
The logo of Tsinghua Unigroup is seen at its office in BeijingBy Miyoung Kim and Makiko Yamazaki TAIPEI/TOKYO (Reuters) - China's unabashed interest in foreign chipmakers in an already record year of deals has been quickly read by rivals as a sign that mergers and acquisitions (M&As) will get more competitive and target companies will get more expensive. "The days of growing organically through technological advantage are over," said Hidetoshi Shibata, chief financial officer of Japan's Renesas Electronics Corp . Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd is leading China's development of a national semiconductor industry with $10 billion spent on M&As over the past two years and plans for almost $50 billion more over the next five.

Thai PM says 4G auction funds will be spent on infrastructure, farmers
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:17:57 -0500
Thailand's PM Prayuth attends the plenary session of leaders at the 27th ASEAN summit in Kuala LumpurBy Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's prime minister said on Thursday that $2.26 billion raised from a 4G mobile license auction would be used to fund infrastructure projects and to help low-income people, including farmers. Thailand's leading mobile operators Advance Info Service Pcl and True Corp won the auction for fourth generation mobile frequency licenses on Nov. 12, which was held by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission. "There are many projects we are considering doing with the money raised including investment in railways and helping those with low incomes including farmers," Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, told reporters.

Texas shuts dating services it says operated illegally
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:03:27 -0500
Texas halted dating service Lone Star Introductions and others from operating in the state because it said the firms had harassed and threatened clients, the Attorney General's office said on Wednesday. A state district court issued an injunction on Tuesday that calls on the dating service and affiliated dating sites, including eLove Matchmaking, International Dating Ventures and International Introductions, to cease operations in the state. The defendants engaged in "false, deceptive and misleading acts and practices to persuade consumers to sign expensive services for Defendants' services," a lawsuit filed this week by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office said.
Sony's PlayStation 4 sales top 30 million consoles
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:09:05 -0500
Visitors play games on PlayStation 4 (PS4) at the Paris Games Week, a trade fair for video games in ParisTOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp on Wednesday said sales of its PlayStation 4 video game console exceeded 30.2 million units as of Nov. 22, as global price cuts ahead of the year-end holiday season bolstered demand. The PlayStation 4, which went on sale in late 2013, has been Sony's fastest-selling game console, the Japanese electronics manufacturer said. It hit sales of 20 million consoles in March. The console helped Sony book its highest second-quarter operating profit in eight years. (Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

The 20 best deals of Black Friday 2015
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:30:01 -0500
The 20 best deals of Black Friday 2015Black Friday can be exciting: it's the one time of year you can be sure that basically whatever new gadget you want is going to be on sale at least a little, tiny bit. But Black Friday can also be terribly overwhelming. There are pages and pages of circulars to go through and too many options to choose from. We're been breaking down the best Black Friday deals in some of the biggest tech categories, and today we're taking a look at the best of the best. ...

Walmart’s Black Friday sale is now live online
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:50:21 -0500
It’s Thanksgiving Day today, which means you’re probably busy with family and friends… and also with shopping. This year, major retailers have kicked off hundreds of special promotions for Black Friday, choosing to extend their sales well beyond the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. Walmart is one of them, having offered consistent deals every day leading up to Black Friday for the past few weeks. But the company has now finally kicked off its full Black Friday online sale, meaning that you can already get your shopping sorted out in between meals, parades and football. MUST SEE: The un-gift guide: Awesomely unique gifts and gadgets you won’t find on any other list Walmart’s big Black Friday 2015 catalog (see it here) contains
Samsung and Apple reportedly in talks to use OLED screens for future iPhones
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:29:14 -0500
The iPhone 6sThe iPhone 8 could come with a Samsung-built screen, according to rumors that the two tech giants have reinitiated talks over the subject.

London's black cabs to accept contactless payments next year
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:15:30 -0500
London's black cabs to accept contactless payments next yearTransport for London (TfL) lost its high court battle to challenge Uber on behalf of London's black cabs last month, and now it's announcing proposals to modernize all London taxis. If approved in February, all London taxis will be required to accept card payments from October 2016. Currently, if you hail a black cab in London you'll likely have to pay in cash as most do not accept card payments.

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Apple steps up its VR game in buying 'Star Wars' tech firm Faceshift
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:04:17 -0500
Reported acquisition adds another company to Apple's growing if secretive AR/VR arsenal.
Tips to make Thanksgiving dinner cell-phone free
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:03:17 -0500
Columnist Steven Petrow polled teens and tweens for their advice.
Facebook fix to names policy crucial for Native Americans
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:48:48 -0500
Facebook is one of Indian country’s most effective tools to prevent youth suicide, says Simon Moya-Smith.
Will Google's parent test Project Loon in the U.S.?
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:30:36 -0500
Heavily redacted documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission suggest it might.
Adele's '25' is music to Pandora investors' ears
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:43:31 -0500
Shares pop on news singer's album is streaming on radio service
Online sales spike before Black Friday
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:01:30 -0500
Shoppers give retailers an early holiday treat by spending on early deals.
10 tech turkeys of the year
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:19:53 -0500
From Apple Watch to smartphone battery life, Jefferson Graham counts them down.
Baig's best picks of tech that stood out in 2015
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:11:29 -0500
Baig: From Windows 10 to Amazon Echo to VR, a year of reviews in review
Finding the best video game console for you
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:03:37 -0500
Here's our breakdown of the hot video game consoles in stores.
The best Black Friday tech deals, from TVs to laptops to hoverboards
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:45:27 -0500
Deep discounts on 4K TVs, laptops, and fitness watches
On these smartwatches, feel free to ignore the step count
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:33:39 -0500
Raise your hand if you don’t give two shoes about how many steps you took today.
What time will stores open on Thanksgiving?
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:26:14 -0500
Guide to store openings for pre-Black Friday sales
The best Internet-TV streaming devices, from $20 to $200
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:26:34 -0500
This holiday season is an ideal time to embrace TV delivered over the Internet, as several streaming players have refreshed their models recently.
The 9 best Black Friday camera deals of 2015
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:43:28 -0500
Act fast, these deals won't be here forever.
Google data reveal tips to avoid Black Friday crowds
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:41:50 -0500
Google says shop in the morning and don't hit electronics stores.
Don't buy these 4 things on Black Friday
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:56:27 -0500
The shopping holiday doesn't always offer the greatest deals.
Review - Sony A7SII camera low-light champ
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:45:26 -0500
Sequel improves upon original with with improved picture and video quality
Walmart Cyber Monday deals start Sunday night
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:43:43 -0500
Walmart is letting shoppers get a head start on Cyber Monday deals this year.
Some hot Black Friday deals that are mobile only
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:17:30 -0500
Amazon, Staples, Best Buy have deals for app users
The DxO One Turns Your iPhone Into a DSLR
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:06:40 -0500
The DxO One is a tiny gadget that attaches to your iPhone—and greatly improves its photographic capabilities.
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Cyber-thieves 'target bargain hunters'
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:16:31 GMT
Cyber-thieves are preparing malware and spam campaigns in a bid to catch out retailers and shoppers during the run-up to Christmas, say experts.
Zano drone makers detail spending
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:39:00 GMT
The company behind failed mini-drone Zano has provided some details of how more than £2m in funding was allocated.
The truth about Facebook quizzes
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:42:58 GMT
Much press attention has been devoted to a Facebook quiz which asked for large swathes of data in return for a word cloud of your most used words, but do we really need to worry?
Shrinking to Zero: The Raspberry Pi gets smaller
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:24:15 GMT
Launched in 2012, the Raspberry Pi has become Britain's most successful homegrown computer. Now it's getting smaller and cheaper.
Nest Cam camera is 'always on'
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:21:54 GMT
Researchers have discovered the camera in the Nest Cam security device is always operating - even when turned off by the user.
Apple buys Star Wars animation company
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:55:43 GMT
Apple purchases the company behind motion-capture technology used in the latest Star Wars film.
Dell faces fresh security questions
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:19:48 GMT
Dell admits to a second security problem that researchers say could expose users' data to hackers
FBI seeks hacker after logins stolen
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:40:25 GMT
The FBI has linked a hacker to the theft of 1.2 billion internet credentials - the largest heist of its kind.
Shark drones to patrol Australian coast
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 02:42:05 GMT
Drones and "smart" drum lines will be deployed to protect swimmers on New South Wales' north coast from shark attacks, the state government says.
Bezos claims successful space flight
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:44:40 GMT
The entrepreneur Jeff Bezos flies his New Shepard spaceship again, and this time proclaims a complete success.
Man, 18, bailed over TalkTalk hack
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:43:23 GMT
An 18-year-old who became the fifth person to be arrested in connection with an alleged data theft from TalkTalk last month is released on bail.
Dell admits computer security flaw
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:10:21 GMT
Dell acknowledges it unintentionally installed software on its computers that produced a security vulnerability.
Phuc Dat Bich name battle 'was a hoax'
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:39:06 GMT
An Australian man who made headlines after saying Facebook told him to take down his profile admits he hoaxed the media.
COP21: Malawi's battle to hold on to forests
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:34:24 GMT
How Malawi is tackling climate change with the help of a wood-fired cookstove that generates electricity.
VIDEO: Taking a ride in a drone-like submarine
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:08:48 GMT
The personal submarine which does not need a professional pilot to operate it
VIDEO: Robot aims to reduce delivery costs
Mon, 02 Nov 2015 08:16:46 GMT
Self-driving robot Starship is designed to make deliveries autonomously
VIDEO: Kids visit virtual reality picture gallery
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:08:38 GMT
The Dulwich Picture Gallery in London has become one of the first museums to offer a virtual reality tour of its collection.
VIDEO: Rolling CCTV camera can monitor homes
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:54:18 GMT
A surveillance camera that can roll around your home is unveiled at a technology show in the US.
VIDEO: Conservation's 'gadget man'
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:03:14 GMT
Meet the RSPB's 'gadget man' who builds devices to help conservation scientists gather data.
VIDEO: Drones offer cheap mapping
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:19:43 GMT
Drones could provide a cheaper alternative to mapping large areas of land
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