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Amazon Pokes Fun At Apple, Jony Ive And The iPad Air In Latest Kindle Advert

Oh, Amazon. You’re silly. But also very right.<p>In Amazon’s latest assault on the gadget establishment, the Kindle HDK 8.9 takes on the iPad Air, correctly pointing out that Amazon’s offering has a better screen and is lighter than its Apple counterpart. Plus, the Kindle HDX 8.9 is cheaper.<p>With this …

Jawbone Up24: Another Small Step for Activity Tracking

Wearable activity-tracking devices, which measure your steps and caloric burn, among other things, still aren’t mainstream. But they’re slowly …

Wearable Tech

iPhone 5C snags half its buyers from rival brands

The cheaper iPhone convinces a broader range of users to take a bite out of Apple, says Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.<p>The iPhone 5C has lured almost half of its users from Samsung, LG, and other rival smartphone makers, according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.<p>Many Apple analysts and …

iPhone

Four Years Later, How Does the Xbox’s Kinect Stack Up to Its Original Vision?

“Product vision: actual features and functionality may vary” — Disclaimer on Project Natal E3 announcement video.<p>How’s this for a blast from the …

OS X Mavericks Passes Previous Versions After One Full Month

With the release of OS X 10.9 in October, Apple in November saw the first full month of availability for its latest operating system version, just like Microsoft. Unlike Windows, however, the latest OS X release has already managed to grab first place in market share last month, beating out all its …

Europe’s BlaBlaCar Has Created the Purest Version of the Sharing Economy So Far — And It’s Working

BlaBlaCar, the Paris-based long-distance ride-sharing marketplace, now has a million active monthly users — people who either drive their personal …

HBO TV Shows Now Available in the UK Google Play Store

TV shows by American broadcaster and production company HBO, including Game of Thrones, True Blood and Boardwalk Empire, are now available to purchase from the Google Play store in the UK.<p>To begin with, the digital marketplace will stock the first three seasons of Game of Thrones and Boardwalk …

Gaming companies can’t seem to avoid sexist marketing

Last month saw the release of two highly-anticipated gaming systems, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but it seems that the new generation of consoles hasn’t spawned a new generation of gender awareness.<p>To promote the UK launch of its PlayStation 4 console, Sony took out a two-page commercial in The …

Living Rooms

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

Google Play Music app officially arrives on Glass

Glass Explorers who weren't adventurous enough to sideload Google Play Music onto their wearable for an early taste of the app have just gotten easy access to it. Mountain View's just listed the tune player on the MyGlass application and in the Glassware section of its companion website. Once the …

Google Compute Engine Reaches General Availability

Google this evening announced that its Google Compute Engine is now Generally Available, meaning it is open to all developers, while the virtual machine technology got a number of updates to boost developers that use it to run apps and services.<p>Google is trimming the cost of its most popular …

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Best Backyard Golf Holes

Hideki Matsuyama is one of the most promising players to ever come out of Asia (and he's still only 21). See where he falls in our list of the Top 30 Players to Watch: http://t.co/b4FrBreYnH

Rory McIlroy’s season-ending win conjures up thoughts of Tiger’s win at Sherwood

Venture back with me to 2011, when the PGA Tour season had long wrapped up and the only tournaments left on the year's schedule were Silly Season …

Rory McIlroy talks to Sky Sports and says patience is key lesson from 2013

Rory McIlroy told <i>Sky Sports</i> that being patient will be the big lesson he will take away from a testing 2013.<p>Rory McIlroy adopting a new patient …

Will this year's Tiger Woods World Challenge be the Southern Cal native's last 'home' game?

<b>By Geoff Shackelford</b><p><i>From the Dec. 2 edition of Golf World Monday:</i><p><i>Graeme McDowell won his second Tiger Woods World Challenge last year at Sherwood CC. Photo: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images</i><p>A local advertising campaign for Tiger Woods' Northwestern Mutual World Challenge is not shying away from the …

Rory McIlroy birdie clips Adam Scott

SYDNEY -- Rory McIlroy birdied the 18th hole to beat Adam Scott at the Australian Open on Sunday, winning for the first time in 2013 and denying …

This week's World Challenge will let us know if the Brandel Chamblee episode is truly behind Woods

<b>By Geoff Shackelford</b><p><i>From the Dec. 2 edition of Golf World Monday:</i><p><i>Photo: Stan Badz/PGA Tour</i><p>There's plenty to love about this week's World Challenge at Sherwood. A best-ever field of 18 elites will play the always-compelling Jack Nicklaus-designed course one last time, and all for a great cause -- …

Top 10: Moments of the Year on the PGA TOUR in 2013

Golf Gifts Guide: Best Golf Gift Ideas for the 2013 Christmas Holidays

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How much could Rory McIlroy's win in Australia mean?

<b>By Alex Myers</b><p>Winning the Australian Open probably wasn't at the top of Rory McIlroy's list of goals for the 2013 golf season, but having a win under his Nike belt this calendar year is certainly better than having no wins. That one victory might also mean more than you think.<p>The act of just holding …