Heber Gonzalez-Ortega

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10 Tips to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Richard Diamond's advice will help you to steer clear of encounters with the highway patrol, and to fight that speeding ticket when you get one.<p><b>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says</b> Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at</i> …

Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City: counter-attack versus possession play but both attack in behind

The starting line-ups<p>Two ex-Atletico strikers – Fernando Torres and Sergio Aguero – were the most prominent players in a fast-paced, exciting …

Google Has Its Own Barge, And Isn't Telling Anyone What's On It

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29 (Reuters) - How badly does Google want to keep under wraps a mysterious project taking shape on a barge in San Francisco Bay? Badly enough to require U.S. government officials to sign confidentiality agreements.<p>At least one Coast Guard employee has had to sign a non-disclosure …

Are the Los Angeles Lakers Better Than We Thought?

Let's get one thing straight: the Los Angeles Lakers are <i>not</i> going to win more games than the Los Angeles Clippers this year, despite what the former's 116-103 win over the latter would suggest. The Purple and Gold aren't going to enjoy the privilege of playing at home every night, nor can they be …

Basketball

Tesla's Huge Battery Deal Suggests Sales Could Quintuple Within 4 Years

Tesla Motors and battery supplier Panasonic went back to the drawing board. Two years ago, the two firms made a deal under which Panasonic would supply Tesla with enough batteries to build 80,000 cars over 4 years. With Tesla on track to deliver more than 21,000 vehicles this year alone and having …

Meet The Company That Tracks More Phones Than Google Or Facebook

Picture this scenario. A bored woman sits waiting in an airline lounge. She scrolls through her iPhone and taps on a brightly colored square to launch a free mobile game. In the instant before the app loads something extraordinary happens behind the scenes: an auction for her eyeballs, run by a …

Brazilian Footballer Decapitated, Head Placed on Wife's Doorstep

Former Brazilian footballer Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos has reportedly been kidnapped and decapitated by suspected drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro.<p>As confirmed by Matt Roper of the <i>Mirror</i>, the former player’s severed head was delivered to his wife on the morning of Oct. 29:<p>The horrified wife of …

Brazil

After the iPhone 5s launch, it’s time to let the iPhone 6 concepts roll …

The iPhone 6 concepts of course started appearing even before the iPhone 5s was launched, but now that the new handsets are old news, the concept bandwagon is gathering speed.<p>Apple is known to be testing a variety of handset sizes, but has always said a phone should be usable with one hand, which …

Banksy in NYC

At the beginning of October, the famous street artist known as Banksy announced an upcoming "residency" on the streets of New York City, titled "Better Out Than In". Nearly every day this month, Banksy's website announced the appearance of a new piece somewhere in New York's five boroughs. New …

Germany's Merkel sends intelligence delegation to US

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1023000/1023762_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524644280_0b1dc735a33433cfba04f3d69e7f546f<p><b>A German delegation of officials is in Washington for talks following claims that the US National Security Agency monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel's</b> …

Surveillance

Google’s Android smartwatch ‘ready within months,’ will feature Google Now

Google is close to finishing the development of its first smartwatch — so close that the device could be “ready within months,” a source tells the Wall Street Journal.<p>The company is reportedly in talks with Asian manufacturers about mass producing the smartwatch, and it’s currently working hard to …

BlackBerry reportedly propositioned Facebook for a bid

The struggling smartphone company is said to have sat down with the social network last week.<p>BlackBerry is playing the field and courting all types of potential suitors before it sells itself to the most attractive bidder. The company is said to have even visited California last week to flirt with …

BlackBerry

Deputy who shot teen holding replica gun was firearms instructor, war veteran

Protesters will rally Tuesday in a San Francisco suburb where a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a plastic replica of an assault rifle was shot to death by a sheriff’s deputy last week.<p>Authorities said that the boy, Andy Lopez Cruz, had his back to the deputy and a trainee when they ordered him …

Obama administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance

President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and …

The Extreme Measures One Man Took To Learn About Online Tracking

Curtis Wallen spent 10 Bitcoin and six months scouring the deep Web for enough details to create an entire new person. His project raises questions about anonymity, identity, and privacy.<p>Aaron Brown has scruffy brown hair, a thin mustache-goatee combo, and one of those mouths that rests in a frown. …

What to expect when Apple reports earnings Monday

Apple will report fourth-quarter earnings Monday, but it’s not what happened last quarter that Wall Street really cares about.<p>Wall Street expects that Apple’s growth continued to slow for the quarter that ended Sept. 30. Consensus analyst forecast is that Apple will report revenue of $37 billion, …

iPhone

3 reasons why the US might finally be ready for real patent reform

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Iakov Kalinin via Shutterstock<p>The U.S. patent system has been broken for years: the country is awash in flimsy patents …

5 Ways Google Could Improve Security In Android 4.4 KitKat

Android security has come a long way since the days when malware filled the Google Play app store. But as Google preps the latest version of Android—version 4.4 KitKat—it still has gaps to fill. In the recent past, many of the security questions that have plagued Android were solved by third-party …

Samsung Launches Five SDKs To Lure Developers Into Its Hardware Web

Samsung kicked off its first Developer Conference in San Francisco today, and the Korean tech juggernaut is eager to show just how much it cares about the devs building apps and services for its hardware ecosystem. And really, what better way to prove it than to unleash five (yes, five) brand-new …

Arsenal are top of the Premier League but they will not win title

Leaders deserve great credit for recovery from early-season crisis but imminent showdowns with domestic heavyweights should expose their frailties<p><b>Arsenal</b> may be looking down on Chelsea and Manchester City from the top of the <b>Premier League</b> this morning, but they will not end the season as …

Soccer

Gareth Bale named 'worst performer' by Spanish press on Clasico debut after Real Madrid’s defeat by Barcelona

Gareth Bale, the world's most expensive player, is dubbed 'irrelevant', 'a mistake' and 'the worst player' in the Real Madrid side that lost 2-1 to Barcelona on Saturday<p>Gareth Bale has been labelled 'a mistake' and 'irrelevant' by the Spanish press after being substituted during <b>Real Madrid</b>’s 2-1 …

Soccer

New York slaughter of mom, 4 kids: 'It's a scene you'll never forget,' cops say

When relatives of a Chinese immigrant mother of four young children banged on the family's door, it opened to a grisly sight: a man dripping with human blood who is now charged with stabbing the five to death with a butcher knife.<p>Mingdong Chen, 25, faced five counts of murder Sunday, a day after …

Obama Reportedly Unaware of World Leader Phone Tapping

U.S. officials responded Sunday night to a report that the National Security Agency ended a program used to spy on German Chancellor Angela Merkel …

MVNO DOODAD Shutting Down On October 28

Mobile data service provider DOODAD is shutting down citing unknown reasons. It notified its customers today in an email and also on its website saying that they have until Monday, October 28 to use the service. Any unused purchased credit (with the exception of bonus DOO-DATA) will be refunded.<p>Six …

The 'Cheap' iPhone Isn't Selling Because It Doesn't Make Anyone Jealous

You can't use the iPhone 5C to make your friends feel bad about themselves, and that's creating a problem for Apple.<p>Unveiled in September, the 5C is Apple's "cheap" iPhone -- essentially the same as the iPhone 5 launched in 2012 but with a colorful plastic shell. The 5C costs $549 (or $99 with a …

The Battle for Power on the Internet

Distributed citizen groups and nimble hackers once had the edge. Now governments and corporations are catching up. Who will dominate in the decades ahead?<p>We’re in the middle of an epic battle for power in cyberspace. On one side are the traditional, organized, institutional powers such as …

Greenwald: NSA spied on the Italian government and military

Journalist Glenn Greenwald says NSA spying extends to internal communications of the Italian government, according to a report published in Italian newsweekly <i>L'Espresso</i>. "The NSA has many spying operations," Greenwald told the magazine, "also on European governments and including the Italian …

Digital after death: A grave concern

People fight over everything.<p>Think for a minute about what you have stored on the internet.<p>The obvious things probably come to mind first — photos on Facebook, music from iTunes. Then there are presentations, business plans, scientific research or even just personal messages or essays stored in the …

Privacy

‘Marketing gimmick’ exec who dissed Apple’s 64-bit A7 chip quietly reassigned

A Qualcomm executive who publicly dissed Apple’s 64-bit A7 chip has been quietly reassigned — and removed from the company leadership page on its website.<p>Anand Chandrasekher, formerly the mobile chipmaker’s senior VP and chief marketing officer, had called the new A7 chip a “marketing …