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Verizon Buys AOL for $4.4 Billion

Six years after leaving Google to try a turnaround, Tim Armstrong finds a buyer. He says he'll stay on after the deal.<p>Earlier this year, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong said there was no truth to reports that he was selling his company to Verizon. It’s a different story now: The telco is buying the Internet …

5 Ways We Could Get More Solar Power

This is exciting, because solar has potential to be a truly world-changing technology. If we can get the price down enough, we could deploy it almost …

Mozilla Launches A New Firefox Version Without DRM Support

Almost exactly a year ago, Mozilla announced that it would (very reluctantly) implement the HTML5 DRM specs into Firefox. Today, the organization officially launched HTML5 DRM support with the release of Firefox 38. In addition, however, Mozilla also announced the launch of a separate Firefox …

Why Does The Console Need To Die?

Yesterday, Nintendo made news by announcing that there would be no more news about their “new concept,” the NX, until next year. And then they sent out Splatoon review codes to everyone hoping that we’d all be distracted like children looking at dangling keys to continue to talk about it. Well it …

Gaming Industry

How-To: Clean your iOS device with free downloads, recovering lost space

When Apple was designing the Mac app iDVD, then-CEO Steve Jobs directed his development team to build a dead-simple DVD-burning application: instead of a mess of options and windows, Jobs wanted one window with one button marked “Burn,” which would be pressed once the desired video file was …

Apps

Verizon and Sprint to pay $158 million to settle mobile cramming case

Verizon Communications Inc. and Sprint Corp. have agreed to pay a combined $158 million, including at least $120 million in consumer refunds, to settle federal and state investigations into allegations mobile customers were improperly billed for premium text messages.<p>The so-called cramming of …