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This week's sidebar poll: Is Android your alarm clock?

Good morning!<p>I'll admit — I hate getting out of bed. It's warm and provides me protection against closet monsters and other horrible things that …

Google Play

Best Buy Is Worst Buy: Stock Crashes After Goldman "Buy" Upgrade

From January 12, or the same day the SNB swore the "the minimum exchange rate must remain the cornerstone of our monetary policy" we got the …

Economics

BOJ Cuts Inflation Forecast, Expands Loan Scheme Instead Of QQE

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan cut next fiscal year's inflation forecast on Wednesday and expanded a loan scheme aimed at boosting lending, hoping to deflect criticism it is sitting idly by as a slump in oil prices pushes inflation further away from its target.<p>As widely expected, the BOJ held …

Economics

10 Things You Need To Know Today

<b>Oil Sold Off Again Tuesday.</b> On Tuesday, West Texas Intermediate crude oil fell about 5% to move back below $47 a barrel after gaining last week for the first time in about two months. Brent crude also fell on Tuesday, and on Wednesday morning, WTI was roughly unchanged.<p><b>BHP Is Closing Nearly Half</b> …

Bank of Japan

The Master Chief Collection leaves out Halo’s most humanizing games

<i>Note:</i> <i>Microsoft has announced that it is remastering</i> Halo 3: ODST <i>and will be gifting it to players who booted up</i> The Master Chief Collection <i>prior to</i> …

Halo

Halo Gets Official eSports League: Halo Championship Series

A league of their own.<p>343 Industries has announced the Halo Championship Series, an official eSports league for competitive Halo players.<p>The league, …

Evo 2015 lineup announced: Tekken 7, MKX, Persona 4 Arena and double the Smash Bros.

This year's Evo Championship Series fighting game tournament will feature nine games, Evo co-founder Joey "MrWizard" Cuellar announced today. Cuellar confirmed that the annual tournament will include two still-unreleased games, <i>Mortal Kombat X</i> and <i>Tekken 7</i>, as well as double the Smash Bros — both</i> …

Polaris Slingshot recalled, sales halted over steering loss

In the summer of last year, Polaris took the wraps off its three-wheeled beast, the Slingshot. The vehicle is like a cross between a motorcycle and a …

Selling

Lyft cars are dropping the big, fuzzy mustache

Lyft likes to position itself as the cheery alternative to Uber's serious (and sometimes cutthroat) ridesharing service. However, that big, fuzzy mustache on the nose of the company's vehicles may be hurting more than it helps -- your business pals won't be impressed when you show up in a …

Obama Dreams of Space, But Where's the Money for a Mars Expedition?

During the State of the Union address, President Obama said stirring things about human spaceflight and the future. But these are the same dreams …

Space Science

Google updates app title guidelines for clarification on naming third-party apps

Google has just updated their app title guidelines to help developers choose better, more disconnected titles for third-party applications. The guidelines are put in place to help third-party app developers separate themselves from potentially tricking a user into thinking the developer is directly …

Apps

Chrome for iOS gets Material Design, now supports OS X's Handoff

Google has released a pretty big update to Chrome for iOS that refreshes the browser's appearance with the company's signature Material Design. The app's gradually been getting there after recent updates, but today's — version 40 — is most clearly influenced by Android 5.0 Lollipop. And though …

App Store

Instagram begins beta testing program on Android

If you consider yourself an Instagram connoisseur and want to be on the <i>bleeding edge</i> of future updates (read: filters) to the network, the company …

WhatsApp is banning 3rd party apps and blocking users for 24 hours

The most popular messaging app is banning the use of 3rd party apps today. WhatsApp already has an official app that most people use, but there are …

Apps