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[Update: Pricing And More] Samsung HomeSync Drops Into Online Store Along With PDF Manual, But You Can't Order It Yet

<b>Update:</b> It turns out you <i>can</i> get a Samsung HomeSync in the US... if you live in the greater Chicago area. AT&T is selling the devices at its flagship …

If CDs cost £8 where does the money go?

<b>Despite digital's complete dominance of the singles market, most albums are still bought on CD. The average cost is £8 but where does the money go?</b><p>Of 100 million albums sold in the UK last year, 70% were CDs.<p>Where the money goes - an average of £8 per CD - depends on the deals signed by bands and …

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Zurich introduces 'drive-in' sex

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Eastern Europe

Is the Tesla Model S the safest car ever made?

The electric Tesla Model S might be the safest car ever made. Or, at least one of the safest production cars that the U.S. federal government has …

China’s internet hit by the country’s “largest ever” attack

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/karen roach<p>Early Sunday morning, China experienced what it is now calling its “largest ever” DDoS attack. …

Chernobyl's legacy recorded in trees

The change in wood colour in these Scots pine logs indicates the year of the accident<p><b>Exposure to radiation from the 1986 Chernobyl accident had a lasting negative legacy on the area's trees, a study has suggested.</b><p>Researchers said the worst effects were recorded in the "first few years" but …

Chernobyl

PSA: YouTube Live Streams, Private Videos, And Mobile-Disabled Videos Don't Work With The Chromecast

Were you hoping to gather 'round the flatscreen and Chromecast with your local Android Users Group for the live stream of Google's next Nexus event? …

Detroit becomes largest US city to file for bankruptcy

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Caribbean

How Hackers Tapped Into My Cellphone For Less Than $300

In the wake of the National Security Agency cyber-spying revelations, you may be worrying about the government keeping track of your digital life. But, for less than $300, a group of ordinary hackers found a way to tap right into Verizon cellphones.<p>This is a group of good-guy, or "white hat", …

'Glee' TV star found dead in Vancouver hotel

Award-winning actor Cory Monteith, star of the hit TV show Glee, has been found dead in Canada, police said.<p>The 31-year-old Canadian actor, who played the character Finn Hudson on the TV series about a high school glee club, was found dead in his room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim …

Microsoft helped NSA access private emails and Skype video calls, says new report

The <i>Guardian</i> has continued its string of leaks regarding the American surveillance program, reporting that top-secret documents reveal a tight collaboration between Microsoft, the NSA, and the FBI. Microsoft, along with other companies, has insisted that reports about widespread …

Apple And Google Are No Longer Among America's Favorite Brands

<b>Go straight to the list of America's favorite brands ></b><p>In the second half of 2012, Apple fell from the list while Google held on to 10th place. Both drops are a surprise considering Apple's dominance in consumer satisfaction and Google's market share lead with Android and search.<p>Impressively, Amazon …

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Facebook's outmoded Web crypto opens door to NSA spying

It's relatively easy for the National Security Agency's spooks to break outdated Web encryption after vacuuming up data from fiber taps, cryptographers say. But Facebook is still using it.<p>"Realistically, right now, breaking 1,024-bit RSA should be considered well within reach by leading nations. …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Traditional console gaming is in trouble, and Android is to blame.

The Ouya<p>Like horses being led to a stable, the latter part of this year will be the starting bell for a gaming race. With the likes of OUYA, Project SHIELD, Project M.O.J.O., Gamestick, XBox One and the Playstation 4 all being readied for wide release, the landscape is changing.<p>While not all of …

Living Rooms

Start spamming your friends today for an early shot at Jay-Z's new album

Samsung is teaming up with rapper Jay-Z to bring 1 million copies of his upcoming album "Magna Carta Holy Grail" a few days before it goes on sale, …

New Albums

Xbox and PC games coming to Android, iOS devices via Microsoft

A new <i>Reuters</i> report reveals that Microsoft may be interested in bringing Xbox and PC titles to Android and iOS devices by the end of the year, although the article isn’t revealing that many details.<p>According to Nikkei, Microsoft will partner up with Japanese smartphone game maker Klab to launch …

Android News

This Tiny $99 Android Game Console Is Meant To Destroy PS4 And Xbox One

Ouya hopes its cheaper cube-shaped console will prevail over the long-established gaming triumvirate's pricier hardware. The new device has more than 150 free-to-try games, media features such as Flixster and radio service TuneIn, and an open ecosystem built on Google's Android operating …

Warner Bros: We're Fining File-Sharers Who Use Non Six-Strike ISPs

After much preparation the MPAA and RIAA teamed up with U.S. Internet providers this February to launch their so-called “six strikes” anti-piracy …

Net Neutrality

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[Updated] Rant: Dealing With Google Wallet's Nightmare Peer-To-Peer Transfers, Clueless Support Line, And Ridiculous Fund Hold Times

Peer-to-peer fund transfers using an online service are nothing new – Paypal's been successfully doing it for <i>years,</i> and that's how AP writers have …

What's the future of mobile gaming? - Talk Mobile | Android Central

On a quest for the virtual reality holy grail<p>Virtual reality is the silver bullet. It’s the Holy Grail. It’s what science fiction has mercilessly …

Virtual Reality

Patents are killing innovation, and Obama wants change

Patent lawsuits are a weary subject. It seems that we can’t go a week without hearing about one legal challenge or another. It’s an issue which affects a lot of businesses, especially in the U.S., but the mobile technology industry is undoubtedly the most unpleasant.<p>As far as mobile technology …

Innovation

How it works: Voice over LTE (VoLTE)

As almost everyone at this point knows, Long Term Evolution (LTE) cellular technology is the next generation of mobile networks. There will continue to be iterative advances, like LTE Advanced, but the core LTE technology is the new global standard for the foreseeable future.<p>LTE provides a wide …

Telecoms

Motorola shows off digital tattoos and smart pills at D11 Conference

Yesterday at the D11 Conference, Motorola took the stage and revealed some truly epic news. Not only did we learn that the X Phone is in fact real, the company also unveiled its plans for unique authentication devices in the future.<p>The first of these technologies is a prototype electronic tattoo …

Motorola

Atheer takes on Google Glass, conjures up a virtual tablet you control with 3D gestures

Atheer, a tiny startup in Mountain View, California, is literally surrounded by Google. It's a block away from Google's HQ, with Google buildings all around. And yet, right under Google's nose, the company's building a device that's a lot like Google Glass: an augmented reality headset that …

Glu Mobile Plans To Add Gambling (With Real Money) To Games By The End Of Q2, Starting With Deer Hunter Reloaded

Everyone knows that adding a bit of money to a game makes it more interesting. Ubiquitous developer Glu Mobile is putting a lot of faith in that …

Amazon Is Working On A Plan To Deliver Your Groceries

Although Amazon Fresh has been around since 2007, it has never expanded beyond a few Seattle zip codes.<p>It's an experiment that hasn't gone any further.<p>And yet Amazon still appears to be working on a plan to roll out grocery delivery nationwide, according to a number of recent reports.<p>The logic …

A year after SpaceX's first major launch, space exploration has never been hotter

A year ago, space transportation startup SpaceX successfully launched a private unmanned ship into space to bring cargo to the International Space Station.<p>SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket blasted into space carrying a Dragon capsule full of supplies on May 22, and three days later, the ISS captured Dragon …

Star Wars: Episode VII to be filmed in UK

<b>The latest Star Wars film is to be made in the UK, producer Lucasfilm has said.</b><p>The seventh movie in the sci-fi series is due to start production next year and is scheduled for release in 2015.<p>Filming on previous Star Wars also took place in Britain at studios including Elstree, Shepperton and …

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