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Barbie fails as computer engineer

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:49

Barbie apparently fails as a computer engineer as Mattel removes 'Barbie: I can be a Computer Engineer' book from all sales outlets.

Barack Obama still uses a BlackBerry

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:37

"I forgot my Blackberry" President Obama yells to reporters as he boards Marine One.— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) November 21, 2014

Crave Ep. 184: Watch Tony Hawk do endless 360s on a hoverboard

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:28

Tony Hawk visited the Arx Pax labs in Los Gatos, Calif., to take a spin on the Hendo hoverboard.>

European Parliament to call for breakup of Google, report says

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:24

The Internet giant faces yet another tussle with European officials, who want Google to split off its search business.>

FCC is taking its time with net neutrality because 'the big dogs are going to sue'

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:24

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler is getting blunt about why we don't have net neutrality rules yet: "The big dogs are going to sue regardless of what comes out," he said today, according to Reuters. Internet providers are pretty staunchly against the type of heavy regulations that net neutrality advocates want to see, and it's expected that they'll oppose any light regulations too, simply because it would restrict them from doing various things with their businesses, like giving certain websites and apps preferential treatment. ...

One of the best Xbox One exclusives of the year is free tomorrow – but there’s a catch

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:15

If you own an Xbox One and you haven’t picked up Sunset Overdrive yet, you’re missing out on one of the most fun games of 2014, but don’t run to GameStop quite yet. To celebrate the first year of Xbox One, Microsoft is giving away Sunset Overdrive this weekend. The catch? You’ll only have access to the game for 24 hours. DON’T MISS: Our Sunset Overdrive review Starting this Saturday, November 22nd at 12:01 a.m. ET, anyone with an Xbox Live Gold subscription will be able to download the entirety of Sunset Overdrive free of charge. That means that you can blast through the campaign, play a few rounds of the game’s multiplayer Chaos Squad mode and possibly even fit lunch in

Formula E returns this weekend

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:15

It’s been two months since Formula E made its thrilling debut, but the all-electric racing series is finally back this weekend with its second race. This time, it stops in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The race will broadcast live in the United States on FOX Sports 1 at 1AM on Saturday and at 6AM on ITV in England, so many viewers will need to catch it at an odd hour (FIA has a list of worldwide broadcast partners here).

Jupiter's moon Europa looks embryonic in 'remastered' NASA photo

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:07

NASA has also released a brand-new video that describes why the icy moon's vast sea might just be the perfect place to find life beyond Earth.>

Star Apps: Jena Malone

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 17:50

'The Hunger Games' actress sings 'I'm OK.'

GameStop attracts bearish options bets after weak results hit shares

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 17:46

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) - GameStop Corp's shares fell 13 percent on Friday, a day after the company posted disappointing quarterly results, and its options attracted bearish bets as traders appeared to be preparing for a further slide in the share price over coming months. Shares of GameStop, the world's largest retailer of video game products, closed down $5.68 at $37.86 on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and contracts volume on its options surged to 104,000, or seven times the norm. ...

Hate ads? Pay Google to block them for you

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 17:29

Google is testing an ad-blocker service, Amazon may be inserting ads into streaming video, and Comcast lets you track the cable guy.>

Apple $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 17:21

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc's agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. During a hearing in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote approved what she called a "highly unusual" accord. It calls for Apple to pay $400 million to as many as 23 million consumers if the company is unsuccessful in appealing a ruling that found it liable for antitrust violations. ...

The 404 Show 1,584: Google Contributor, JFK has a drone problem, San Francisco's poo map (podcast)

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 17:21

We're back in the studio today! Join us for a very special episode complete with a full tour and the start of our Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Xbox One bundle!>

Apple's $450 million ebook settlement receives final court approval

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 17:13

Apple has received final court approval to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims that it harmed consumers by fixing the price of ebooks, according to Reuters. The settlement could have Apple paying $450 million — $400 million to consumers and $50 million to lawyers — but that's only so long as Apple's ongoing appeal of the federal ebook price-fixing verdict does not result in an overturned ruling, which previously found it guilty. In the event that the ruling is overturned, Apple will only owe $50 million to consumers and $20 million to lawyers.

These 3 stores are offering the biggest Black Friday gadget discounts

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 17:05

If you’re planning on buying gadgets this Black Friday and you want to find the biggest discounts, then your best bet may be to try Walmart, Newegg and Best Buy first. Mobile shopping app ShopSavvy, which lets its users track major sales at different retailers across multiple brands, has just given us some data about which retailers are offering the biggest average discounts on gadgets this Black Friday. It turns out that Walmart is offering the biggest average electronics discount at 44.5% off, followed by Newegg at 42.7% off and Best Buy at 38.2% off. For more great Black Friday deals, visit our Black Friday 2014 hub! Of course, these are just averages across multiple different types of electronics and it doesn’t

These smart clothes know how big your hips are

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 16:52

LikeAGlove smart garments act like high-tech personal shopping assistants, checking your measurements and finding you clothes that fit.>

Walmart's Cyber Monday deals include a $998 4K Samsung TV, PlayStation 4 bundles, more

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 16:49

Walmart has already announced its Black Friday deals, but now it's following them up with more blowouts for Cyber Monday. As expected, the best deals can be found on TVs, though Walmart says it has over 500 deals for the week starting on Saturday, November 29th — more than twice as many as last year. The best deals will hit on December 1st, however, so be careful when shopping at work so your boss doesn't notice. (Some links will not be live until the deal is available, so be sure to check back at Walmart's site if you can't find what you're looking for right now.)

How to add Adobe Flash support to Android 5.0 Lollipop

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 16:40

There is absolutely no question that Adobe Flash took a massive hit when late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs made it his personal mission to crush the shaky web tech and replace it with HTML5. Flash will someday be completely extinct as a result of that crusade, but it’s still hanging on for the time being and many websites will continue to make use of Flash for years to come. People always talk about how phones and tablets are replacing desktop and laptop computers, but can they really be considered a suitable replacement if they can’t even properly display the millions of websites that still use Flash? If you have an Android device and want to truly experience everything various websites have to