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So did T-Mobile really surpass Sprint as the No. 3 wireless carrier?

The answer is a little complicated, but T-Mobile will almost certainly officially eclipse Sprint in the current quarter.<p>T-Mobile is making the case that it's already the nation's third-largest wireless carrier by subscriber base.<p>The crux of T-Mobile's argument lies in a line in Sprint's financial …

A 29-year-old invented a painless way to save money, and Google's buying into it

In fact, according to the Federal Reserve, 60% of Americans between the ages of 18 to 40 saved absolutely nothing in 2013. Last year, adults under 35 had a savings rate of negative 2%.<p>So why is this happening? Is it that hard to go to a bank and open an automatic savings or a CD account?<p>"The bank …

Personal Finance

Wireless auction was a 'disaster' for consumers, T-Mobile chief says

John Legere, leader of the third-largest wireless carrier in the US, is now calling on the US to change the way the auction is run.<p>The Federal Communications Commission's latest wireless spectrum auction, which raised a whopping $45 billion for the federal government, may have filled the …

Amsterdam to host world’s first drone circus

The AIR 2015 event in conjunction with the Royal Netherlands Air Force will be the first aerial entertainment show of its kind to rely on drone technology<p>The world’s first drone circus is to be held in the Netherlands, where aerial robots equipped with lasers and projectors will spin in dizzying …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. The FAA has proposed new drone laws that could be a major headache for Amazon.</b> Under the new laws, Amazon's drone delivery program would be unable to operate.<p><b>2. Apple has hired British radio DJ Zane Lowe.</b> He's spent 12 years at BBC Radio 1 and is reportedly going to work on iTunes Radio.<p><b>3. A</b> …

Evan Spiegel

YouTube is 10 years old, but what will it look like in 2025?

Predictions for the future of Google’s online video service, from sports rights and games to co-viewing and voice recognition<p>YouTube’s first video may have been uploaded on 23 April 2005, but the website’s domain name was registered on 14 February. Hence the 10th birthday milestone this past …

Televisions

Hackers steal $1bn in series of online bank thefts says report

Security firm says hackers infiltrated more than 100 banks and ‘watched’ employees to gain knowledge of systems<p>A hacking ring has stolen up to $1bn from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, a cybersecurity firm says in a report scheduled to be delivered …

Microsoft says Cortana is a much better girlfriend than Apple's Siri

Technically Incorrect: In a new Lumia 635 ad, a man describes what it was like breaking up with Siri. She just wasn't good enough.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>"I'm just blown away by how well she knows me."<p>This is, apparently, every …

How the internet of things could bring levity to HTC

Unlike LG, Samsung or Motorola, HTC did not have much of a handset legacy before the smartphone. Indeed, some of the company’s notable early projects …

HTC One

AT&T's gigabit internet service arrives in Google Fiber's original city

Need further proof that AT&T's GigaPower internet service is meant chiefly as a response to Google Fiber? You're looking at it. AT&T has launched its gigabit fiber option in the Kansas City area (both in Kansas state and Missouri), the original Google Fiber city. The monthly rate is the same as in …

An in-depth look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones

By now, you will have heard at least something about Windows 10, the next iteration of Microsoft's OS that aims to create a unified experience across all the devices it'll eventually inhabit: everything from PCs and laptops to tablets and phones. Microsoft already released several preview builds …

Samsung and LG head to court over ‘vandalized’ washing machines

Court action involving titans of the tech world more often than not revolve around the somewhat dry subject of patents, but Samsung and LG’s upcoming courtroom showdown involves the far juicier matter of a senior LG executive allegedly vandalizing several Samsung-made washing machines during a …

Electronics Industry

1.2B Smartphones Sold In 2014, Led By Larger Screens And Latin America

Apple is reaping the biggest rewards right now when it comes to selling its smartphones and other devices, but the overall picture for the smartphone market in the year ahead may be a little less rosy. According to the analysts at Germany-based GfK, in 2014 there were 1.2 billion smartphones sold, …

Drone waiters are ready to serve in Singapore

One restaurant in downtown Singapore is spicing up its dining experience by employing flying drones as wait staff.<p>Singaporean restaurant-bar chain Timbré is employing a fleet of flying drones as waitstaff for its live-music eateries. Earlier this month, the restaurant chain and robotics company …

Raspberry Pi Sales Pass 5 Million

A round of applause for the U.K.-made Raspberry Pi microcomputer — which has just passed the 5 million sales mark, some three years after it was first launched with the over-modest goal of selling “a few thousand” Pi over its entire lifetime, as creator Eben Upton has said. How wrong can you be, …

Could Analyzing How Humans Think Make Better Video Games?

Trying to get more players to that unique state of gaming nirvana<p>Recently, on a cold, solitary evening, I decided to reprise one of my teenage pastimes: I played Super Mario 64. At first it was a little different than I remembered—the picture grainier, the music tinnier, my computer keyboard …

Nike eyes holographic technology for sneaker design

The company has been awarded a patent in which a sneaker can be drawn on with a digital pen to create a virtual, printable design.<p>Sneaker maker Nike has invented a new way for people to design sneakers with help from holographic-like technology, a new patent reveals.<p>Earlier this month, Nike was …

'Halo' die-hards will get their very own motorcycle helmet in July

Who says motorcycle helmets have to be functional, not fashionable? Renowned toy-maker NECA is getting into the headgear game with a street-legal design based on <i>Halo</i>'s main man, Master Chief. The helmet features front air intakes to prevent fogging and rear exhaust vents to keep your head cool and …

AT&T's prepaid GoPhone service now gives you much more data

AT&T is clearly bent on turning its ho-hum GoPhone prepaid service into more of a well-oiled machine. Just a couple of months after the carrier tweaked GoPhone pricing, it's upping the amount of full-speed data you get with two of its plans. The $45 tier is jumping from 1GB per month to a decidedly …

Active antennas could mean more powerful Wi-Fi networks

Image copyright Shutterstock / Sputanski.Smart antenna maker Ethertronics is taking active antenna technology it originally developed for mobile …

Wi-Fi

3D printing produces a perfect replica of a sixth-century sword

A damaged sixth-century sword in a museum in Norway has been perfectly reproduced as new through 3D printing.<p>After hundreds of years as a great power, the Roman Empire finally crumbled, seeing its final days in the fifth century. Of course, the destruction of something so vast could only be …

Microsoft is killing Windows Phone's Rooms group chat

When Windows Phone 8 launched back in 2012, one of the biggest new features was Rooms, an extension to the People hub that let users hold conversations and share photos, notes, and calendars in private groups. It evidently didn't make much of a splash, however, as Microsoft has announced that it's …