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Peterson: Olympic run in play

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, whose suspension until at least April 2015 was upheld by arbitrator Harold Henderson …

New Smartphone Battery Goes From Dead To 70 Percent Charged In 2 Minutes, Scientists Say

A team of scientists say they've figured out a way to supercharge the lithium-ion batteries traditionally found in smartphones and tablets. And all it takes is adding a readily available substance usually found in sunscreen.<p>The new-fangled battery, developed by researchers at Nanyang Technological …

Fast-charging batteries will power your gadgets for 20 years

Fast-charging batteries are all nice and good, but the lifespan matters, too -- why should you have to replace power packs (or entire devices) every couple of years ? You may not have to give up performance <i>or</i> longevity if researchers at Nanyang Technology University have their way. They've …

Picture this: the best of the Paris Auto Show

The Paris Auto Show is the biggest in the world and <i>the</i> event for car makers' most madcap models and concepts. We saw Lamborghini's 910HP Asterion hybrid, the first supercar that can get groceries on battery power. Another crazy hybrid was Citroen's Cactus Airflow 2L, which stores braking energy as …

Spotify Launched In Canada

Music streaming service Spotify has announced that they are launching in Canada from Today, and the music streaming service will be available in both …

Music Industry

EBay to spinoff PayPal in 2015

(Reuters) - EBay Inc’s agreement on Tuesday to spin off PayPal next year will give the unit more flexibility to strike deals in the rapidly evolving payments space as growth at the company’s traditional e-commerce business slows.<p>The surprise move is a huge about-face for eBay’s leadership, …

Alibaba valued at $231.44 billion after debut day

The company was poised to have the largest IPO ever<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle …

Apple gearing up for July iWatch production, says report

Apple is preparing to start production on a much-anticipated smartwatch device next month, reports Reuters.<p>While Apple has never confirmed the existence of a branded smartwatch (unofficially called the iWatch), many speculate that the company has actually been hard at work on the wearable device …

Lawsuit could give college athletes cut of NCAA deals

The<p>NCAAand its member schools have preached a vision of amateurism whereby young men and women play for the love of the game, not money.<p>That concept will be put on trial in an Oakland courtroom this week.<p>A class-actionantitrust suit led by former<p>UCLAbasketball star Ed O'Bannon argues that some …

College & University

SEC Chair To Crack Down On High-Speed Trading, Dark Pools

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. securities regulator said on Thursday she is developing rules targeting high-speed traders, less transparent trading venues and order-routing practices, a move designed to promote fairness for investors, shine more light on the markets and bolster stability.<p>U.S. …

5" Oppo N1 mini is official, possibly the world’s largest “Mini” phone

There’s a trend among Android manufacturers to release compact versions of their flagship phones. That typically entails a screen that is 4.5-inch or less, but at least one company thinks it can call a 5-inch smartphone “mini” with a straight face.<p>Oppo made the N1 mini official today in China, and …

Mobile Technology

Alibaba IPO: Good News and Bad News Are Spelled Out in SEC Filing

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There's good news and bad news about the Alibaba IPO.<p>Let's start with the good news. Alibaba's initial paperwork allows …

Apple wants retrial in Samsung patent case

<b>Apple is requesting a retrial after a Californian jury ordered Samsung to pay the US company $119m (£71m) in damages for infringing two of its patents.</b><p>Apple had been seeking damages of $2.2bn after accusing Samsung of copying five patents including the "slide to unlock function".<p>The US company also …

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