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Microsoft's new Windows phones: They'll have to do for now

Analysis: A pair of newly unveiled Lumia phones are Microsoft's flagship mobile devices, but they're not the marquee products Windows fans have been waiting for.<p>Even Microsoft can't decide whether Windows is relevant in the smartphone world.<p>Since its Windows Phone mobile operating system launched …

Intelligent machines: Will we accept robot revolution?

<b>Would you share your home with a robot or work side by side with one? People are starting to do both, which has put the relationship we have with them under the spotlight and exposed both our love and fear of the machines that are increasingly becoming a crucial part of our lives.</b><p>In Japan they grow …

Robotics

Android TV Gets HBO, Showtime, CBS, Disney And More

As the definition of “watching TV” moves further away from meaning “paying for cable,” a number of major tech companies, including Apple, Amazon, Google, Roku and others, are angling to make their streaming media player the connected TV box of choice for those cutting the cord. Google actually has …

25 Clever Homemade Halloween Costumes Based On TV Shows

PICKLE RICK!!! (<i>Rick and Morty</i>) by Doc Cane Cosplay.<p>We’re sharing Halloween costumes all month — we’ve got your inexpensive DIY costumes and Pennywise from <i>It</i>. This next batch is for the binge watchers. Some of these would be easy to replicate, but for some, like the PICKLE RICK!!! above, we can’t …

Rick and Morty

Amazon to stop selling rival streaming devices made by Google and Apple

Internet retailer says removing products that do not work with its TV service will avoid 'customer confusion'<p>Amazon.com will stop selling media streaming devices from Google and Apple that aren’t easily compatible with its video service, the latest example of the company using its clout to promote …

eCommerce

Asus joins Samsung, Sony, and Dell in bundling Microsoft apps on Android

At a time when Google's tight grip over Android is arousing interest from antitrust regulators, Microsoft is doing a pretty good job of getting its services onto its competitor's platform. In a joint statement with Asus on Thursday, Microsoft revealed it has expanded a patent-licensing deal with …

Microsoft

Google created this company only to destroy it

This change took a lot of behind-the-scenes financial wizardry: A US Securities and Exchange Commission document filed Friday shows that Google created a company called Maple Technologies Inc. ... only to destroy it once the changeover to Alphabet was done.<p>Reading the SEC document too closely will …

Alphabet Inc.

New York Jets NFL team ship 350 toilet rolls to London

<b>The New York Jets shipped their own toilet paper to London for their clash with the Miami Dolphins, as they were warned British paper was "very thin".</b><p>New York Times sports reporter Ben Shpigel was writing an article about the logistics of bringing the NFL team over and obtained the shipping list.<p>It …

New York Jets

The Worst Plays in NFL History

You’ve seen Brandon Marshall’s blunder from last weekend by now. Marshall’s bizarre lateral attempt flummoxed even those Jets fans most seasoned in …

NFL

With concussion, Cowboys' Jeremy Mincey won't make same decision again

IRVING, Texas -- Jeremy Mincey will return to his right defensive end spot Sunday for the Dallas Cowboys. He was able to take part in a full practice …

Jason Garrett

Ex-WR Irving Fryar gets 5 years in prison for role in mortgage scam

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. -- Former NFL star Irving Fryar, a five-time Pro Bowler in a career than spanned 17 seasons from 1984 to 2000, was sentenced Friday …

Don't cross the streams: Why you should wait before buying a video streamer

A slew of new video streaming devices from Apple, Amazon, Google and Roku are lined up to compete for your holiday dollar in 2015. Which one should you buy? It's a good idea to wait for it all to shake out before you decide.<p>We're at peak levels of television, people. Another fall season during the …

New Chromecast plays catch up with Roku, Apple, Amazon… for $35

It should come as no surprise that Google has finally launched an updated Chromecast, chasing Roku, Apple and Amazon in the race for most-popular …

Brazil

buried alive

Project info<p>There is a clear sympathy for the plight of the blind man; a man with no hands elicits our heart felt compassion and the cry of the deaf mute is heard however faint. But we always weigh our sympathy for the fat man.<br>A person suffering from morbid obesity is less deserving of our sympathy …

Chemotherapy

AT&T To Sprint, T-Mobile: Wi-Fi Calling Violates Federal Rules

The fight over using smartphones to make Wi-Fi-enabled telephone calls just entered the unexpected area of disability rights. AT&T has accused rival carriers T-Mobile and Sprint of violating rules set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which require wireless services to accommodate …

Blackphone 2 protects you from snooping governments and hackers

You're alone at a decrepit bus stop, just outside of town. Rain is pouring, and you're waiting. Finally, your phone buzzes: It's the coordinates. …

One billion Android smartphones can be hacked with just a song

Second coming of Stagefright vulnerability discovered by researchers can infect almost every Android smartphone on the planet<p>A billion Android smartphones and tablets are at risk from a new bug that can infect devices when they preview audio or video files, a team of security experts have …

Google Acquires Jibe Mobile To Help Adopt New Standard For Carrier Messaging

Today, Google announced that it will be adopting a new standard for carrier messaging called Rich Communications Services (RCS), thus eventually moving on from SMS. The company also announced the acquisition of Jibe Mobile to help bring RCS to its Android products.<p>Here’s what Mike Dodd, Android RCS …

Wireless charging startup uBeam gets serious

26-year-old Meredith Perry has big ambitions to roll out the first truly wireless charging device. And now she has two experienced new executives to …

Microsoft to open flagship store in New York on October 26

In addition to its new five-floor location in Manhattan, Microsoft says it will open its first international flagship store in Sydney on November 12.<p>Microsoft will open the doors to its first flagship Microsoft Store in New York on October 26.<p>The new Manhattan store, located at 677 Fifth Avenue, is …

Rex Ryan says the Patriots were 'clearly trying to embarrass' the Bills

Rex Ryan still doesn't appear to be over the Bills' loss to the Patriots earlier this season.<p><b>NFL picks: SportsLine Picks | Against the Spread |</b> …

Rex Ryan

TiVo Bolt review: Watching TV faster

Back in 1999, when I first reviewed the original TiVo DVR, I griped that “TiVo has no commercial-skipping button” and noted that its press literature denounced such a feature on grounds that, while it "may appeal to the pirate in all of us, it just doesn't make good business sense."<p>It’s taken 16 …

This Might Be The Weirdest Deodorant Alternative Ever

<b>By Kristie Dash, Allure</b><p><i>(Photo: Romulo A Yanes)</i><p>Have you ever walked into a bar and then realized you completely forgot to apply deodorant before you left the house? Here's a really weird, kind of awesome solution: alcohol. And no, that's not just because it can dull the senses. In fact, you don't …

Netflix-Style Magazine App Next Issue Relaunches As Texture

Next Issue, the publisher-backed subscription service offering unlimited access to 160 magazines, is launching a revamped app with new features and a new name — Texture.<p>A joint venture from publishers Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp. and Time Inc., Next Issue launched more than three years …