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Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week! How to See Year's Best Meteor Display

Were it not for this past summer's Great American Solar Eclipse<i>,</i> the most anticipated celestial event in 2017 would almost certainly be the upcoming …

Astronomy

So Here Is the iPhone Lineup That T-Mobile Just Announced

Yep, T-Mobile is finally getting the iPhone.<p>With the iPhone 5, T-Mobile is actually getting its own version of the phone, supporting its unique …

T-Mobile iPhone 5 won’t support WiFi calling

It looks like T-Mobile’s version of the iPhone 5 will lack a feature that many T-Mobile subscribers love to take advantage of. At T-Mobile’s …

Don't Buy the Verizon T-Mobile iPhone 4 5 (UPDATE)

The day that<p>Verizon T-Mobile gets the iPhone will be remembered as glorious by everybody who'sdropped 12 calls in a row, been taunted by meaningless …

T-Mobile

Is T-Mobile finally a real threat to AT&T and Verizon?

With new plans, new attitude, and a very important new phone, T-Mobile has the big guys in its sights<p>"Anybody here from New York? Any of you use AT&T? Any of you that use them, you happy? Of course not, the network's crap."<p>And with those fierce words from freshly-minted CEO John Legere at CES this …

Apple's broken promise: why doesn't iCloud 'just work'?

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service<p>iCloud, perhaps more than any Apple software product, is meant to "just work." When Apple introduced iCloud, it made clear its hopes to eradicate settings menus and file systems in favor of automation. Steve …

We Did The Math, And It Turns Out The T-Mobile iPhone 5 Could Save You A Bunch Of Money

But T-Mobile's pricing plans for the iPhone are a bit different from the other three carriers. Instead of paying a flat $200 for the iPhone along with a two-year service contract, T-Mobile will charge you $100 up front for the phone plus an additional $20 per month over 24 months.<p>So is it worth …

Windows 8 games app updated with Xbox Live messaging alongside SmartGlass improvements

Microsoft is updating a number of its Windows 8 apps this week and the company is now starting to push some Xbox-related changes. The games app, built into Windows 8, is being updated to include Xbox Live messaging support with toast notifications. Microsoft has also tweaked the user interface …

T-Mobile's iPhone 5 is AT&T's iPhone 5, But It's Not

T-Mobile’s new iPhone 5 – which is launching on the “uncarrier’s” network on April 12th – is the same model of the iPhone 5 that AT&T customers currently enjoy, except that it will be newer and feature AWS (or Advanced Wireless Services), a newer set of frequencies that T-Mobile is using for its …

Microsoft's latest build project is codenamed 'Blue'

According to the official Microsoft blog, the company are "working ... on plans to advance our devices and services, a set of plans referred to …

Microsoft reportedly looking to dump IPTV business in favor of Xbox

Microsoft appears to be mulling over plans to dump its IPTV business. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that Ericsson is in talks with the software maker to buy up its IPTV software, known as Media Room, that is used to power services like AT&T's U-verse. Microsoft is expected to continue its focus on TV apps and …

RasPiComm extension board adds new features to the cheap Raspberry Pi

If you’re the sort of geek who likes to tinker with all sorts of electronics products and projects, you may be familiar with the Raspberry Pi …

Raspberry Pi

Battlefield 4 announced, launching this fall

It seems like only yesterday when <i>Battlefield 3</i> was announced and launched, but Electronic Arts has announced that the next installment in the series,</i> …

FBI Pushing Hard for Realtime Email, Gchat, Skype, and Dropbox Spying Powers

The FBI wants more power. That's not any particular kind of surprising, since the FBI always wants more power, but this push is notable for what's …

Wiretapping

Gun store owner cancels Mark Kelly's AR-15 purchase

An Arizona gun store owner says he will not sell Mark Kelly the AR-15 rifle that the vocal advocate for tighter gun control bought earlier this month.<p>The manager of the Tucson, Ariz., store where Kelly, husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, bought the firearm has said that he will not …

Sequestration Guts Mine Safety Grants As Coal Companies Owe Millions In Back Fines

WASHINGTON -- The nation's miners will be among those paying a high price for Congressional sequestration, with the head of the federal agency for mine safety informing states that much of their grant money for safety will be disappearing under the budget cuts.<p>In a letter to stakeholders last week, …

Gun Control In Congress: Paul, Cruz And Lee To Filibuster Senate Plan For Gun Restrictions

Any attempts by Democrats to impose more restrictions on guns as Congress debates gun control will be met with a filibuster, three Republican …

For some, King Richard III's resting place raises a human rights issue

Distant relatives of England's King Richard III have escalated their fight to have the much-maligned monarch's mortal remains buried in York rather than Leicester, claiming that the matter was a human rights issue.<p>The late king's skeleton was discovered beneath a parking lot near the present-day …

Wall Street Lobbyists Worried Sherrod Brown Could Become Banking Committee Chairman

WASHINGTON -- The departure of Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) has left a vacancy atop the powerful panel that could fall to one of Wall Street's most outspoken foes, a possibility that has bank lobbyists fretting.<p>Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), whose call to break up and cap …

N.J. governor vows buyout of residents flooded in Sandy

State is hoping federal Sandy relief money would allow buyout of perhaps 1,000 homes.<p>MIDDLESEX BOROUGH, N.J. — By the end of next week, New Jersey should know whether it can set aside $250 million of the state's $60 billion Sandy relief allocation to buy perennially flooded homes and turn them into …