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Uber courts businesses in Brazil

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:04

The car hailing company launches corporate offering as it fends off accusations of unfair competition


Deal alert: Get an iPhone 6 for $450, or 10% off anything else at Gazelle

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:53
Earlier this week we told you about two great deals for smartphone shoppers who were more interested in saving money than having the latest and greatest gear. For these consumers, the prospect of a modern phone for $250 off contract or even an older handset for just $20 may be too good to pass up. But there is another group of consumers that wasn’t addressed by these deals. These shoppers want the latest and greatest smartphones, but they don’t want to pay top dollar to get them. Well, gadget fans, look no further. DON’T MISS: Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why Those of you who are looking to score one of the latest new

CNET's LG G4 Giveaway

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:53

Here's your chance to get your hands on the 4-star-rated LG G4 phone, a 32GB micro SD card, an extra battery and a battery charging cradle.


Three subscription services that are totally worth it

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:34

The Cheapskate hates paying monthly fees for anything, but exceptions are sometimes made. Here are three, along with totally free alternatives!


U.S. moves to facilitate social media in Crimea

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:13
The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday authorized American businesses and individuals to facilitate personal communications over the Internet like social media, instant messaging and photo sharing in Crimea, annexed by Russia from Ukraine last year. The department's Office of Foreign Assets Control announced it had issued a general license allowing for the exportation of such services and software to people in Crimea. A department spokesperson, who asked not to be named, said, "The general license allows personal Internet-based communications – such as social networking, instant messaging, and emails – and certain software necessary to enable it, between the United States and U.S. persons and Crimea." Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and numerous other online platforms were covered by the action.

6 Android M features fans want to see unveiled at Google I/O next week

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:09
We always try to keep up with assorted fan communities to get a sense of how they’re feeling about their favorite products. Reddit’s Android fan community is typically very smart and insightful, which is why we were interested to see what Android M features they’d most like to see Google unveil at its big Google I/O conference next week. Here are the six most popular responses as ranked by upvotes. DON’T MISS: Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why Multiwindow support: This is something that Apple is reportedly working on for iOS 9 and most specifically its 12-inch iPad Pro. Being able to have multiple app windows open at once and being able to

Apple fans on a forum wonder if Apple Watch will help them pick up girls

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:46
The Apple Watch really is an impressive device that hits so many notes earlier smartwatch offerings were unable to manage. The design is sleek, the build is solid and premium, the display is gorgeous, and the interface is smooth and beautiful. It’s certainly not perfect — in fact, some things about the Apple Watch are positively infuriating — but there’s no question that Apple has done an impressive job when it comes to bridging the gap between fashion and wearables. One thing Apple likely hasn’t done, however, is create a device that will go a long way in helping single men attract members of the opposite sex. DON’T MISS: This $11 quick charger from Amazon will charge your phone 75% faster (deal is

How my girlfriend and I tried to fit the Apple Watch into our relationship

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:45

Have you seen the Apple Watch's "Us" ad? Messaging is a huge component of the Apple Watch — so much so that it dedicated a hardware button for quickly communicating with your closest friends. To that end, I convinced my significant other, a pair of Apple Watches in tow, to see if we could move all our digital communication (or at least all our phone-based chatting) to the Watch.


Nokia CEO: We don't know yet if we'll sell Here mapping business

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:36

Here has attracted suitors including German automakers and Uber, but Nokia says it needs more time to determine whether a sale makes sense.


Microsoft is developing a cross-platform cloud clipboard called OneClip

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:32

Microsoft's focus on productivity is bearing new fruit. Twitter user WalkingCat revealed today that the company is now working on a cloud clipboard app called OneClip. The One branding alone jibes with Microsoft's cross-platform outlook. Like OneNote, OneDrive, and now even Office, OneClip will work on Windows, Windows Phone, Android, and iOS.


Contest for Nokia's HERE seen as a three-way race

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:31

By Andreas Cremer and Arno Schuetze NECKARSULM, Germany (Reuters) - The contest for Nokia's maps business has become a three-way race between German carmakers, a consortium including Uber and Baidu, and a third group including China's Tencent and Navinfo, people familiar with the process said. Finland's Nokia has started an auction of its maps business HERE while it completes its 15.6 billion euros ($17.2 billion) takeover of network equipment maker Alcatel Lucent . German automakers Daimler , BMW and Volkswagen's premium brand Audi have teamed up with private equity firm General Atlantic to form what is being described as the "Industry consortium", two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.


Play this crazy Pac-Man text adventure on the game's 35th anniversary

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29

Thirty-five years ago Pac-Man was released in arcades, rapidly becoming one of the greatest and oddest pop culture touchstones of its era. People got really excited about what looked like a half-eaten pie taking pills. You could celebrate this anniversary by singing the unofficial Pac-Man song, playing the original game in your browser, or watching the trailer for that Adam Sandler Pixels movie. Some of those options are surely better than others.


The new Spotify: Part tunes, part TV, part fortune-teller

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:27

Spotify wants to hook you up with more than just catchy beats. For that to work for the masses, the company must know what you'll like before you do -- even if it's not music.


Contest for Nokia's HERE seen as a three-way race

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:27

By Andreas Cremer and Arno Schuetze NECKARSULM, Germany (Reuters) - The contest for Nokia's maps business has become a three-way race between German carmakers, a consortium including Uber and Baidu, and a third group including China's Tencent and Navinfo, people familiar with the process said. Finland's Nokia has started an auction of its maps business HERE whilst it completes its 15.6 billion euros ($17.2 billion) takeover of network equipment maker Alcatel Lucent . German automakers Daimler , BMW and Volkswagen's premium brand Audi have teamed up with private equity firm General Atlantic to form what is being described as the "Industry consortium", two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.


New free service automatically gets you money back when items you’ve already bought go on sale

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:23
How annoying is it when you buy something online or in a store only to find out that it went on sale a few days later? Many stores have policies that offer to refund shoppers when this happens, but by and large, consumers don’t know about these policies or don’t bother to keep track of sale prices in order to take advantage of them. Now, however, there’s a free service that does the heavy lifting for you, promising to automatically get you a refund if there are coupons you missed or if the price on something you purchased drops after you buy it. In short, you’re crazy if you don’t sign up for this service. DON’T MISS: This $11 quick charger from Amazon

Tech takes center stage with Disney's new "Tomorrowland" film

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:19

Behind the scenes with the actors of "Tomorrowland" and how filmmakers incorporated tech such as jet packs and other innovations into the film.


Prosecutors: Professor offered China data on US-made device

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:16
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The chairman of Temple University's physics department schemed to provide U.S. technology secrets to China in exchange for prestigious appointments for himself, federal authorities said in charging him with four counts of wire fraud.

Apple could give old iPhones and iPads new life with iOS 9

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:14

The next versions of iOS and OS X are supposed to focus on performance and stability instead of new features, and that focus on performance could extend all the way back to devices that Apple released three and four years ago. According to 9to5Mac, a focus of iOS 9 has been optimizing the OS for old devices, including the iPhone 4S and iPad mini, neither of which handles iOS 8 very well. Apple is reported to have built a "core version" of iOS 9 that's designed for these older devices.