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FYI: Can You Overdose On Halloween Candy?

To be safe, maybe limit your all-Snickers diet to just this week.<p>Say you pulled in a really good haul of Halloween candy this year. Like, really good. Months of supply good. What, hypothetically, would happen if you decided to forgo your bland, nutritional diet and embark on every 8-year-old kid's …

Los Angeles airport shooting: suspect charged with murder as he fights for life

US attorney says federal prosecutors could seek death penalty against Paul Ciancia, who is accused of killing security officer<p>A man accused of shooting a security guard dead in a packed Los Angeles airport terminal was charged with murder as he fought for his life while detectives tried to piece …

Nexus 5 Launch Likely Coming Today, Here’s What We Know So Far

Google’s Nexus 5 is not a real thing yet, but at this point it’s a foregone conclusion; Google will update its Android reference smartphone, which comes with the clean stock version of its mobile operating system, and it’ll probably do it today. Which is why it makes perfect sense that the leaks …

LG and Samsung's new smartphones put design behind the curve

Curved phones aside, design experts see a bright future for flexible displays<p>Currently, smartphones almost universally follow a single form: a rectangular slab with a flat, equally rectangular display. In recent weeks, we've seen signs from LG and Samsung that things could be changing soon.<p>Earlier …

Q3 2013 Smartphones: Android 81.3%, iOS 13.4%, Windows Phone 4.1%

Global smartphone shipments reached 251.4 million units in Q3 2013, up 45 percent from 172.8 million units in Q3 2012. Breaking those numbers down, Google’s Android secured a whopping 81.3 percent global share, Apple’s iOS fell to 13.4 percent, and Windows Phone took third with 4.1 percent.<p>The …

Samsung’s growth rate more than 100x Apple’s as tablet sales up almost 40%

Global tablet sales grew 37 percent to 47.6 million units in the third quarter. But the big story is that Apple grew only .6 percent, year over year, while Samsung more than doubled its Q3 unit sales from 4.3 million in 2012 to 9.7 million in 2013, for a 123% growth rate.<p>And that assorted other …

Best Buy offering $100 discount on MacBook Airs this weekend, $25 gift card with iPad 4

Alongside the launch of the iPad Air tomorrow, Best Buy is holding some special price promotions for some MacBook and older iPad models. The company says that it will provide $100 discounts on all MacBook Air models on Friday and Saturday. The offer will be available both via the company’s online …

Google Play now drives 25% more downloads than iOS app store, has 50% the revenue

Google Play is continuing its inexorable overtaking of the App Store, with downloads now 25 percent higher, and app revenue that is slowly overtaking Apple’s sales.<p>The reason is exactly the same one that impacts iOS market share: international markets.<p>“The increase in Google Play’s downloads was …

Amazon's Kindle Countdown Deals give customers ticking-clock discounts

Amazon's launched a new program that's going to give Kindle owners discounts on ebooks — albeit in a rather high-pressure fashion. Kindle Countdown Deals are basically ticking-clock sales: users can visit the page for the Kindle edition of a participating book and see the discounted price, along …

This Multimillionaire Thinks HTC Is 'Undervalued'

There’s been a lot of gloom and doom surrounding struggling Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC. Its devices aren’t selling well, executives have abandoned ship, and it’s even gotten into a spot of trouble over its patents.<p>But — and here’s a surprise — Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai has paid …

Nexus 5 phone sells out minutes after Google launch

The black 16GB Nexus 5 sold out online minutes after it was announced by Google - but is now back with delayed shipping<p>Google's black 16GB Nexus 5 sold out online on Google Play soon after its launch, but is now available from 8 November.<p>The device was announced in the U.S. on Thursday morning but …

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Apple's MacBook Pro, MacBook Air on sale at Best Buy

With Cyber Monday on the near horizon, Best Buy is already starting in on the shopping deals.<p>For two days only -- Friday and Saturday -- the big box retailer is offering customers $250 off of Apple's 13.3"<p>MacBook Prowith 8GB memory and $100 off allMacBook Airs. Additionally, in a deal that extends …

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Google's Nexus 5 is a steal, unless you buy it from a UK carrier

Buy the device from Google's Play Store (Carphone Warehouse is also offering the 16GB model for £295) and order a free pay-as-you-go SIM to go with it -- or you can, of course, use your own.<p>[Thanks, MartinS27!]<p>Source: O2 Shop, Three Store, Google Play Store

Android 4.4 KitKat and Google's quest to take over the world

Can a low-end Android phone be any good? For Mountain View, a billion users are at stake<p><i>"As we get on our journey to reach the next billion people, we want to do it on the latest version of Android." — Sundar Pichai</i><p>At its root, Google’s Android platform has always been about growing the audience …

You can now use PayPal to fund your PS3 PlayStation Store purchases

PayPal support for Sony Entertainment Network, the company's online digital content hub, is nothing new -- Sony integrated the billing option in January of this year. Now, however, PlayStation 3 users that want a more secure way to fund their purchases directly within the PlayStation Store will …

Google+: Down but not out

<i>By Vishal Sankhla, Co-Founder of Viralheat</i><p>When Google+ was first released 2011, I was one of the many people who followed it blindly into the new frontier. “Google is a great company,” I thought. “This digital god and ruler of Internet can do no wrong!”<p>But as months rolled by, the hype died down …

JD Power Explains Why Samsung Beat Apple In Its Latest Tablet Study: Price

Yesterday, JD Power released its newest tablet satisfaction study and the Internet went a bit nuts. For the first time, Samsung had edged out perennial favorite Apple in customer satisfaction on tablets. This was a stark change from volume one of the study which had Apple handily beating its …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients–if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a missing link, …

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Android 4.4 KitKat Continues To Reduce Fragmentation Of The Platform Thanks To Google Play

With the release of Android 4.4 (codename KitKat, in an interesting marketing move with Nestle), Google has taken more control of the software stack of the mobile operating system, leaving less control in the hands of the networks and addressing the issue of fragmentation in Android.<p>This is not a …

JetBlue and Delta Now Let Passengers Use Gadgets During Takeoff and Landing

Starting today, passengers on JetBlue and Delta flights will no longer be told to turn off their electronic devices before takeoff and …

Google Nexus 5 review: A Nexus with power, potential, and the right price - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Google Nexus 5</b> has LTE for multiple carriers, a sleek and solid build, and an excellent price. It makes crystal-clear calls, battery life is long, and integration of Google Now is deep and wide.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Nexus 5's screen is dimmer than its competitors' and its camera struggles under …

Gear & Gadgets

Why Sony believes 5 million PS4 shipments by April is reachable

Sony plans to ship at least 5 million PlayStation 4 consoles by the end of its fiscal year on March 31, 2014. Giving the company confidence it can reach this milestone are healthy preorders for the system and "strong support" from third-party developers, Sony said on a recent earnings call.<p>"When we …

30 years of Wrestlemania saves WWE 2K14 from smelling like last year’s leftovers (review)

Can you smell what 2K is cooking? Smells a little like leftovers to me.<p>Don’t be confused by the slightly new branding. After taking over publishing duties for the yearly WWE games from the now defunct THQ, 2K played things safe with its first offering for wrestling fans.<p>WWE 2K14, out now for the …

New York may raise maximum speed limit to 75 mph

Drivers in the state of New York may be able to pick up the pace on the Empire State's roads if a bill from freshman Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda gets passed. Sepulveda submitted a bill that would see speed limits raised from 65 to 75 miles per hour, statewide.<p>New York would join 16, mostly Western, …

Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles in October 2013

Ford, Chevrolet, and Ram full-size pickups take the podium in October. With 63,903 units sold last month, the Ford F-Series pickup continues to reign as the best-selling vehicle in the U.S., beating the second-place Chevrolet Silverado (42,660 units sold). Ford still comes out on top even when the …

October 2013 Compact Sales: Honda Civic Takes Top Spot from Corolla

It’s been another month of the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla trading blows over the best-selling compact sedan title. After being beaten by the Toyota Corolla last month, the Honda Civic came out on top in October 2013’s Compact Auto Sales with 27,328 sold, easily beating the Corolla.<p>The best the …

October Midsize Sales: Toyota Camry Leads Accord, Altima Once Again

The Toyota Camry again found itself on top of midsize sedan sales in October, selling 29,144 units for the month. In second place was the Honda Accord, which sold 25,162 units, followed by the Nissan Altima in third place with 21,785 sales.<p>Nipping at the Altima’s heels was the Ford Fusion, which …

Microsoft Wants Its Own Game of Thrones

Xbox Entertainment's Nancy Tellem has the ambition to make a grand-scale series.<p>On Wednesday, Nancy Tellem, Microsoft's newly appointed president of …

Call of Duty: Ghosts' Extinction mode classes explained

The recently revealed Extinction mode for <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i>, which pits four soldiers against an alien infestation, will feature a class-based system for up to four players. On the game's official blog, developer Infinity Ward explains how those classes are expected to work together.<p>Extinction …