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Lionel Messi is an "alien" according to Gianluigi Buffon

"The only hope is that this Saturday he will be from earth, like the rest of us."<p>In the <b>Champions League final</b> this weekend, two undisputed modern greats of the game will face each other; <b>Lionel Messi</b> and <b>Gianluigi Buffon</b>. But what can you say about the <b>Barcelona</b> icon that hasn’t been said before? He’s …

Barcelona Versus Juventus Champions League Final: By The Numbers

Two of Europe’s biggest powerhouse soccer teams, Barcelona and Juventus, will meet Saturday June 6th in the Champions League final. The game will be played in the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany and feature some of the world’s greatest players, including Lionel Messi, Neymar, Xavi and Carlos …

Soccer
Satya Nadella

Xbox Free Games With Gold of June for Xbox One and 360

Microsoft has announced the games that Xbox Live Gold members will receive for free in June, with the Xbox One's game being a brand-new one.<p>Throughout June, Gold members will be able to download Massive Chalice for free. The turn-based strategy game is the latest project from Double Fine, having …

Soccer

Soccer

Deco: Ronaldo works hard but Messi is pure talent

The former Portugal international feels that the Argentine is more naturally gifted, though he added that Ronaldinho is the most skilful player he has ever come across<p>Deco believes that Lionel Messi could be the best player he has ever played with, and explained that the Argentine is pure talent …

Soccer

For $10k, Apple Watch Edition gets an extra year of AppleCare warranty coverage

We now know the 18k gold Apple Watch Edition will start at $10,000 with models ranging up to $17,000, while the aluminum Apple Watch Sport and stainless steel Apple Watch will start at $349 and $549, respectively.<p>Aside from limited availability and a monumental price difference, the Apple Watch …

Smartwatches

Apple Backs Down on $7.99 Price Point for New Music Service After Meeting Resistance From Record Labels

Amid all of the excitement over the 12-inch MacBook and new pricing details on the Apple Watch, <i>Billboard</i> has shared some new information on Apple's rumored music service.<p>Initial rumors suggested Apple was hoping to undercut competing services like Spotify on price, offering its upcoming music …

Music Industry

I Want an Apple Watch, but Not for $10K!

You can get a Fitbit to monitor your health activity and get notifcations from your phone. You can get a Pebble to do many of the same things. Both are reasonably priced. Or you can get an Apple Watch in one of three models that blow every other current smart watch/fitness wrist thing right out of …

Smartwatches
Videography

USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter for New MacBook Includes HDMI and USB 3.1 Connectors

Announced in conjunction with the new line of MacBooks revealed at today's "Spring Forward" event in San Francisco, the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adaptor will allow users a dock-like experience with included HDMI, USB 3.1, and USB-C inputs located on the device.<p>Mainly featured will be the ability …

MacBook

Microsoft not investing in Android modder Cyanogen, says Bloomberg

The idea of Redmond investing in Android mod-maker Cyanogen may be too good to be true. Citing unnamed sources, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that Microsoft is <i>not</i>, in fact, a part of Cyanogen's upcoming funding round, which is now said to be in the ballpark of $110 million. Nonetheless, Microsoft may ultimately …

Investing

Google to open first UK 'garage' to fix small firms' web problems

LEEDS, England (Reuters) - Google (GOOGL.O) on Friday launched its first “digital garage”, a multi-million pound project it said would help 200,000 small British businesses harness the Internet to grow.<p>The U.S. company, which has been under fire in Europe for its dominance in search and other …

LGBTQI

The latest version of Android could keep your data safe on public WiFi

Android 5.1 has been available to Nexus devices for a little while now, and it looks like one of its neatest features - sorry HD Voice and Device Protection - isn't quite ready for public consumption yet. Thanks to a little bit of sleuthing by <i>Pocketables</i> editor-in-chief John Freml, it looks like …

Google reportedly working on an Android-powered virtual reality platform

Virtual reality seems to be the new craze in the tech world, and it’s been growing in popularity ever since Oculus created its Rift headset. Samsung has offered up two different variants of its Gear VR headset, and we just saw HTC’s new Vive headset, created in partnership with Valve. Even Google …

Android News

Microsoft sues Kyocera over cell phones, seeks U.S. injunction

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp sued Kyocera Corp for patent infringement on Friday, alleging the Japanese company’s Duraforce, Hydro and Brigadier cell phone lines violate seven Microsoft patents.<p>Microsoft asked a Seattle federal judge to impose a U.S. sales injunction against Kyocera’s …

LGBTQI

How to Prevent People from Knowing When You've Seen a Message In Apps

It seems like every messaging app these days, from iMessage to Facebook, insists on sending "read receipts" letting people know that you've seen …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>We get it: No …

Maintain Productivity, Achieve Your Most Successful Year Yet

One month down, 11 more to go.Maintaining your resolutions and trying to sustain productivity can be a challenge heading into the month of February. …

Productivity

How to reach every nook and cranny of your house with Wi-Fi

Wireless Internet problems are among the most frustrating to deal with, both because of the large range of potential issues, and when your Internet …

Wi-Fi

Nintendo is making a Mii app for smartphones

But mobile games are still off the table<p>Nintendo has been infamously reticent when it comes to embracing mobile devices, but the company is slowly changing its tune — and soon there will be an app to prove it. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently revealed that Nintendo is working on an app that …

Nintendo will release an iPhone app, just not the one you’re hoping for

For a brand that made all our dreams come true as kids, Nintendo sure seems content to play the Bowser-style troll these days.<p>First of all, the company announced that it is finally embracing YouTube videos featuring game footage; only to turn around and reveal that content-makers will have to give …

Retrogaming

Samsung Galaxy S6 reportedly drops bloatware in favor of Microsoft apps

Quite a few smartphone fans will tell you that a Samsung phone's Achilles' heel is its software -- you'll find a ton of (frequently unwanted) apps and features that do little besides chew up space and slow things down. You may get to wave goodbye to that cruft when the Galaxy S6 shows up, however. …

Iniesta: Barcelona still the world's best

The Spanish midfielder says that a lack of recent silverware is no proof that the club have dropped a level, still boasting what he thinks are the best players in world football<p>Andres Iniesta is adamant that Barcelona are still the best team in the world despite failing to win a trophy in 18 months.<p>…

Soccer

Luis Enrique: Messi 'from a different galaxy'

Ahead of a landmark 300th La Liga appearance, Lionel Messi drew glowing praise from the Barcelona coach.<p>Luis Enrique paid tribute to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi ahead of his 300th La Liga appearance, describing the forward as "from a different galaxy."<p>The Argentina captain has been the flag …

How to Enable Two-Step Verification for Apple ID

Apple introduced an additional layer of security for iPhone, iPad and Mac users in 2013 by rolling out two-step verification for Apple ID accounts. <b>Two-step verification</b> prevents anyone but you from accessing your <b>Apple ID</b> account, even if they know the password, by requiring a four-digit …

Identity Theft

New TV deal seen as bid to appease USA over 2022 World Cup

FIFA has moved early to extend to 2026 its World Cup television deal in the United States with Fox Sports in a move being seen as compensation over the likely date change of the 2022 finals.<p>Fox executives were furious when, having bought the rights to what they expected to be summer World Cups in …

Sepp Blatter

Microsoft Updates Next Lock Screen for Android

Microsoft has updated its Next Lock Screen app for Android with support for PIN and pattern-based locking.<p>In addition, accidental unlocking by pressing the home button has now been addressed. The app is now available in Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin), and provides improved battery usage and …

Apps