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2014 MLB Predictions: Breakout Stars Who Will Be MVP Candidates

The start of the Major League Baseball season, more than any other sport, brings with it an air of optimism. With the season being 162 games, things can, and often do, go any number of directions.<p>It doesn't matter if we are talking about a player or a team, there are going to be peaks and valleys …

Rangers Who Are Turning Heads Early at Spring Training

As of this moment, the Texas Rangers are tied for last place in Cactus League play with a 1-4 record. They obviously aren't yet in sync, but it's way too early to start making any judgments about them.<p>When you take a look at the standings, you'll see that the reigning World Series champion Boston …

Fantasy Baseball 2014: Ranking the Top 45 Relief Pitchers

With the top-150 fantasy baseball players all re-ordered and re-ranked on the latest Big Board, it's time to wrap up the rolling out of individual position rankings.<p>After providing some sequencing to the starting pitchers last time out, the final position on the docket is relief pitchers, which is …

Toronto Blue Jays: Breaking Down Each Key Position Battle in Spring Training

After a disappointing 2013 season, the Toronto Blue Jays will try their luck again with nearly the same roster that they fielded last year.<p>Whether that strategy pays off remains to be seen. But the major impact of this strategy is that it doesn’t leave a lot of roster spots up for grabs this spring …

Kenny Dobbs Dunks Over Man ON FIRE & Burns The Net Too!

Skolnick: 61-Point Game Puts LeBron James Even with Kevin Durant in MVP Race

LeBron James and Kevin Durant have found themselves in a tight race for NBA MVP this season, but King James may have just evened the score with the Oklahoma City Thunder's biggest star after a 61-point outburst against the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday.<p>We caught up with Ethan Skolnick to get his …

CHART: Despite Recent Surge, LeBron James Still Trails Kevin Durant In MVP Race

Despite the recent surge by LeBron James as the Miami Heat gear up for the playoffs, Kevin Durant has still been the more valuable player this season and it is not really that close.<p>If we look at each player's total Game Score this season, a statistic via <i>Basketball-Reference.com</i> that looks at a …

CHART: Blake Griffin And The Los Angeles Clippers Are Still The Kings Of Dunks

Blake Griffin is having the best season of his young career and has been receiving increased praise for his all-around play, including his outside shot. However, a closer look at the numbers suggest Griffin and his teammates are dunking just as much as ever.<p>While Griffin is averaging a career-high …

Knicks fans plan protest outside MSG for March 19

Knicks fans have had enough with the direction of the organization and are planning a protest outside Madison Square Garden.<p><b>More NBA: Power Rankings</b> …

2017 NBA Standings - InsideHoops.com

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HTC shutting down its Watch movie service in the UK (update: confirmed)

When HTC pulled the plug on its Watch service in a number of European countries last year, it told us that it was merely streamlining its efforts, and that movie rentals and purchases would continue to be offered in places with the "highest engagement." But now it looks like the closures are …

Microsoft's 'Scroogled' ad campaign has new leader as two top execs leave company (update)

Microsoft's internal reorganization after the ascension of Satya Nadella to the CEO role continues. Tony Bates, the company's executive vice president for business development and evangelism, and Tami Reller, its marketing chief, are both leaving the company, according to <i>Recode</i>. The moves are …

Samsung’s New Chromebook Apparently Getting The Leather Look Of Galaxy Devices

Samsung’s next Chromebook has broken cover, courtesy of pro device leaker @evleaks, and the Chrome OS-powered notebook has a familiar design trait that’s becoming a Samsung trademark: faux leather. Like the back of its new NotePRO and TabPRO Android tablets, the back of the lid of this new …

What Games Are: Going Small

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer and creator of leading game design blog What Games Are. He manages developer relations at OUYA. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>Some changes are as obvious as night and day. Where once mobile phone gaming was the preserve of Java studios …

As a new film showcases their plight, visual effects artists will protest the Oscars

For the second consecutive year, visual effects artists are demonstrating at the Academy Awards today in protest of studio finance strategies that they say are driving them out of business. Workers are gathering at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles to protest the foreign tax …

BroApp, the latest sexist app to troll the interwebs

"Hey Babe, how was your day?"<p>"Wow, what a day, how was yours?"<p>"What's up?"<p>These highly uninventive texts are "designed to improve your relationship" …

Boot Up: free the river!, 'real work', GS5 rumours v reality, and more

A quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>River level data must be open >> Climate Code Foundation<p>Nick Barnes has seen his home flooded for the second time in a month:<p>There are thousands of river monitoring stations across the UK, recording water levels every …

HTC One M8 review: HTC's stunning sequel steals the show - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The HTC One M8's sumptuous aluminum body makes a beautiful background for this top-flight smartphone's brilliant 5-inch display. It runs on a powerful quad-core processor and Android KitKat, the stereo speakers deliver excellent sound, and the depth-sensing camera brings a ton of useful …

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HTC One 2014 video leaked

We’ve already seen our fair share of leaked images and rumors regarding HTC’s next flagship device, but this latest leak is the closest look yet that we’ve had at the new HTC One 2014. Some young scamp has managed to get his hands on a pre-release model of the handset, which we can only assume …

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Linguistic researchers begin hunt for the next 'selfie'

British researchers are using Twitter data to identify the next most popular words<p>'Selfie' was named Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year in 2013, beating the likes of 'twerk' and 'bitcoin' to the punch. Now researchers at Aston University are beginning work on a new project, analysing more than …

Apple launches Siri-based CarPlay system for motor industry

Apple has launched a new Siri-based system that allows drivers to safely make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages hands-free<p>Apple has changed tack in its drive to push iOS into cars by placing its Siri voice-recognition feature at the centre of a new system called CarPlay.<p>Users …

Qualcomm Toq, A Smarter Smart Watch

Qualcomm Toq is not new. It hit the market in November 2013 in the US, but there’s something smarter about the newest entrant to the smart watch and wearable field than meets the eye.<p>This quantified self thing has possibly made us more aware of ourselves. We are living, and will continue to live in …

Samsung at the Oscars - two commercials and a new Twitter record [video]

The night is finally over, and Samsung has scored three major award night achievements, thus dominating the Oscars in their own way.<p>Samsung at the oscars started with a 30 second teaser for the Samsung Galaxy S5, which was announced this past week at MWC and will hit the market in April. The …

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First dual-booting Windows Phone and Android handsets due this year

PC makers are increasingly pushing devices that dual-boot Android and Windows, and it appears that phone manufacturers will follow a similar path in the coming months. Microsoft recently revealed India-based Karbonn Mobiles will start shipping Windows Phones soon, and the company says it plans to …

Gartner: 195M Tablets Sold In 2013, Android Grabs Top Spot From iPad With 62% Share

A new tipping point in the world of tablets: today the analysts at Gartner have released their tablet sales numbers for 2013, and Android has topped the list for the most popular platform for the first time, outselling Apple’s range of iPad tablets nearly twofold. Of the 195 million tablets sold in …

Google's Project Tango: 3D mapping on a smartphone

Google has unveiled a prototype smartphone fitted with 3D sensors as part of its Project Tango - which aims to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.<p>The phone emits pulses of infrared light and records how it is reflected back allowing it to build a detailed depth map …

How We Covered The Mobile World Congress With iPhones And Eye-Fi [Feature]

Last week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, a curious, unexpected thing happened: I used an Eye-Fi Mobi card to shoot and share photos from my camera to my iPhone and it worked – almost flawlessly.<p>As regular readers will know, I have tried Eye-Fi’s cards over and over, both here and …

Google Glass updates slow down ahead of KitKat upgrade

Google took a break from its monthly update cycle for the Google Glass Explorer Edition, saying it's working on a bigger change to the 4.4 KitKat version of Android.<p>Google's Teresa Zazenski announced the change on the private forum for owners of the electronic eyewear, according to Glass Almanac. …

Apple Debuts New Ad Campaign for iPhone 5c on Tumblr

Apple has launched a new campaign for the iPhone 5c on popular social blogging platform Tumblr, reports <i>9To5Mac</i>. Featuring the tagline "Every color has a story", the campaign's page contains five videos each representing a different theme based on the combination of a certain iPhone 5c color and …