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Sprint dead last in Consumer Reports' phone service survey

The slow process of upgrading its network has taken a toll on Sprint's service.<p>Sprint is eating everyone's dust.<p>The nation's third-largest wireless carrier by subscriber base sank to the bottom of a survey conducted by Consumer Reports over cell phone service. Sprint scored "dismal marks" in value, …

Telecoms

Apple reportedly acquires PrimeSense for $345M

The Israel-based 3D-sensing company provides the technology that powers Microsoft's Kinect sensor.<p>Apple has reportedly closed a deal to acquire PrimeSense, the 3D-sensor company behind Microsoft's Kinect sensor.<p>Apple paid $345 million for the Israel-based company, according to a Calcalist financial …

Nexus 12 tablet concept, more Nexus 8 rumors hit the web

While the Nexus 5 is the only new Nexus device that was launched by Google alongside Android 4.4 KitKat, new reports have detailed new alleged Nexus 8 sightings and a Nexus 12 tablet concept.<p>Meet the Nexus 12 dream<p>From the start, we’re going to tell you that this is a concept, imagined by an …

Android News

PS4 won't work with IR remotes

<b>Back before Blu-ray players became super cheap, the BD playback support on the PS3 was a killer feature.</b><p>It made the PS3 a true home entertainment …

Selling

Tutankhamun's body spontaneously combusted after botched embalming, researchers say

The life and death of Tutankhamun have intrigued researchers ever since the treasure trove of the boy king's tomb was first discovered in 1922 -- and a fresh examination of the famous pharaoh’s remains is only likely to add to the fascination after two sensational findings were revealed.<p>The first: …

Android 4.4 KitKat Continues To Reduce Fragmentation Of The Platform Thanks To Google Play

With the release of Android 4.4 (codename KitKat, in an interesting marketing move with Nestle), Google has taken more control of the software stack of the mobile operating system, leaving less control in the hands of the networks and addressing the issue of fragmentation in Android.<p>This is not a …

Google Nexus 5 review: A Nexus with power, potential, and the right price - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Google Nexus 5</b> has LTE for multiple carriers, a sleek and solid build, and an excellent price. It makes crystal-clear calls, battery life is long, and integration of Google Now is deep and wide.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Nexus 5's screen is dimmer than its competitors' and its camera struggles under …

Phones

John Legend On Marriage, Music And 'Genius' Kanye West

John Legend is already an R&B legend, even at a relatively young age. His buttery sound and sexy lyrics have earned him nine Grammy awards. But it's been awhile since he has delivered a solo album, and one with all of his own original material. But now he is back, with an album called <i>Love in the</i> …

MIA: Matangi – review

Maya Arulpragasam's fourth album arrives nearly a year late, amid stories of disputes between the artist and US record company Universal. You might have thought you could easily work out what the problem was. Arulpragasam's last album, 2010's Maya, was as disorientating and original as anything …

Mike Berkofsky's best photograph: Jimi Hendrix

It was 1967, and I was just starting out as a photographer. My father-in-law was trying to get me to drive a taxi because I hadn't made any money for a long time. Then I got a call from the editor at Rave magazine, who said: "There's this new guy called Jimi Hendrix – he's got a record out called …

Harry Houdini - a picture from the past

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-born American illusionist and escape artist. He became well known after regularly escaping from police handcuffs and jails. He then expanded his repertoire by breaking out of straitjackets and coffins. One of his most celebrated stunts was to escape from handcuffs and …

Android KitKat could put an end to Android fragmentation with support for low-end devices

<b>Update</b>: Google has officially announced Android KitKat’s features, confirming everything in this report.<p>The latest and greatest Android releases typically focus on getting the most out of the newest hardware, but Android KitKat may change that.<p>KitKat, also known as Android 4.4, will reportedly …

Marvin Gaye’s Family Sues Robin Thicke Over “Blurred Lines,” Cites Thicke’s “Fixation” with Gaye

When he first released his hit summer single “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke—who shares writing credits with Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris Jr.—was up front about having been inspired by Marvin Gaye in the recording studio. In May’s <i>GQ</i>, Thicke recalled the session: “[O]ne of my favorite songs …

The sinkhole that swallowed a swamp

Everyone in the state of Louisiana knows about the Bayou Corne sinkhole. It even shows up on Google Maps. But it still took a year for the crisis to get national attention, by which time the pit of brackish water was 24 acres across. And when the nation finally turned its eye on Bayou Corne, it …

Speed and Power Packed Into a Thin iPad Air

One reason for the phenomenal success of the iPad has been Apple’s ability to pack speed and versatility into a thin, light body with long battery …

IPad Air

Nevada Republican Says He's Not a Bigot Just Because He'd Vote to Allow Slavery

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This past August, Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler wanted to make a point of how devoted he was to his …