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2 high school football players suspended after crushing hit on referee

MARBLE FALLS, Texas — A San Antonio school district has suspended two football players from the team after one of them ran into the back of a referee …

North Korean defector: Kim Jong Un's days are numbered

<b>(CNN) —</b> He's a fairly young man, wearing an ill-fitting suit. His thin neck is pronounced, giving way to an equally thin face and frame. We're meeting over a meal of sushi, something he specifically requested because it's rare for those trapped in North Korea.<p>For his safety, I'll limit descriptions …

North Korea

Two Indian Sisters Ordered to Be Raped by Village Council Beg Supreme Court for Help

A petition to save two sisters in India from being raped and publicly humiliated for their brother’s actions, a punishment handed down by an …

India

The 11 must-have free Windows apps if you're switching from an Apple Mac

So far, so good.<p>Here are the apps, tools, and utilities I've found to be most useful in making the Mac-to-Windows transition just a little easier.<p>It's worth noting that most of these are actually Windows 7 or 8 apps that run just fine in Windows 10 — Microsoft's Windows Store still hasn't really …

Amazon Underground Features An Android App Store Focused On “Actually Free” Apps

Amazon just announced a new Android app with everything you can find in the normal Amazon app as well as a revamped store for Android apps and games. While the company already had the Amazon Appstore, Amazon Underground is a brand new app that can potentially replace both the Amazon app as well as …

Apps

Samsung talks up Note 5 / S6 Edge+ charging features

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge earlier this year were the world’s first handsets to be compatible with two wireless charging standards and also came with fast charging built in, with the latter letting you charge your phone battery quickly and easily.<p>Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / S6 Edge+ in …

The Most Extreme Things Actors Have Done to Prepare for Roles

There seems to be a strong correlation between degree of transformation and number of Oscars.<p>Probably because there seems to be a strong inverse relationship between degree of transformation and number of Oscars, Extreme Role Preparation has become something of a sport amongst actors. Who can …

Verizon might not support Samsung Pay at launch

The same old song<p>Samsung Pay, the company's mobile wallet that works across all the latest Galaxy smartphones, will launch in the US on September 28th. Similar to Apple Pay's rollout, Samsung has all three major credit card providers and several key banks behind the platform. AT&T, T-Mobile, and …

Android M's name is Marshmallow, and it's version 6.0

Google went with the obvious choice<p>Google has revealed what the M in Android M stands for: Marshmallow. The Android 6.0 update, set for release this fall, was first previewed at the company's I/O conference in late May. But as it's done before, Google held off on announcing the full name to build …

Here is the first look at Samsung's new Gear smartwatch, coming next month

<b>Read next:</b> The Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch review.<p>Samsung's big news today was two big phones, but it has even more tech to come shortly: a new smartwatch that's going to be unveiled next month. At the end of its presentation today, Samsung teased the Gear S2, a circular smartwatch with an …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ And Note 5 Bring New Software Innovations To Stand Out In A Crowded Market

Hoping to get ahead of Apple’s new hardware launch next month on September 9, Samsung announced on Thursday its next generation phone hardware: the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5. The upgrades bring a few hardware overhauls, but also offer a number of software tweaks to try to get Samsung to stand out …

Phones

Verizon abandons contracts: Everything you need to know (FAQ)

Verizon has made some big changes to how it sells wireless service. But that has also left a lot of questions.<p>On Friday, Verizon said it would eliminate its long-standing practice of signing customers up for long-term service contracts and offering subsidies to blunt the high cost of smartphones. …

4G LTE

What to do when your Galaxy S6 won’t turn on

Many people consider removable batteries to be important for when you’ve run out of juice but another key element is to be able to restart a handset when it freezes, just by pulling the battery out. On past Galaxy flagships, this was the easiest way to soft reset the handset, but with the Galaxy S6 …

Tesla hackers explain how they did it at Defcon

<i>Note: As stated below, Tesla has already patched many of the vulnerabilities discussed here in a recent patch.</i><p>LAS VEGAS -- It is very difficult to hack a Tesla Model S, but it's not impossible. Last week, researchers Kevin Mahaffey and Marc Rogers demonstrated that they were able to remotely unlock …

Microsoft has iOS devs building the 'bridge' for Windows 10 apps

It's no secret -- even with its fast start, Microsoft needs more apps on Windows 10, across PCs, tablets and phones. Many of the most popular ones are already built for Android, iOS or even older versions of Windows, but supporting another platform can be tricky. To solve that problem, in April …

20 best new Android apps and games this week

Numerous, Yahoo Livetext, 5K Runner, Bestie by Camera 360, Fab Nights at Freddy’s 4, Angry Birds 2 and more<p>Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, covering smartphones and tablets.<p>All these apps have been released for the first time – ie not updates – since …

Apps

Microsoft has released several amazing Android apps and this might be the coolest one yet

In case you haven’t noticed, Microsoft is about a lot more than just Windows and Office these days. In fact, it’s become a really important player in …

Samsung teases Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, and what could be a new tablet

Every Samsung Unpacked event is preceded by a litany of teasers, and the one scheduled for next week in New York is no exception.<p>Samsung has already kicked off the teaser campaign for the Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, but a countdown page that the company put up on its Philippines site reveals …

Mobile Technology

PS Plus: New 'Vote to Play' Feature Leaks Prematurely

Choose the games you want to see in PS Plus.<p>Sony may be set to introduce a new feature allowing you to vote on games you'd like to see in each …

Google shows off Android M’s Auto Backup for Apps function in video

One of the great things about flashing a custom Rom on your Android device is being able to backup and restore your apps via the custom recovery or …

Apps

Get self-destructing Gmail emails with Dmail

Chrome web extension allows you to revoke access to sent emails whenever you like<p>Last month, Google introduced an "Undo Send" option for all Gmail users, allowing anybody to recall messages up to 30 seconds after sending them. However, if 30 seconds isn't enough time for you to spot an error (or …

Samsung's new monitor will wirelessly charge your smartphone

Consumer electronics makers have tried for years to make computer monitors more attractive by adding in things which few folks cared about, such as …

Report: Samsung to promote S6 Edge Plus ahead of Note 5

Samsung’s unique Edge display has proven rather popular this year and industry sources from Korea are suggesting that the upcoming Galaxy S6 Edge Plus will be receiving the bulk of Samsung’s manufacturing and market resources when it launches alongside the Galaxy Note 5 later this year.<p>The sources …

Samsung's new tablets are thinner than the iPad Air 2

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab S2, a new Android tablet that’s available in two sizes and is only 5.6mm thick — that’s 0.6mm less than Apple’s iPad Air 2.<p>The Tab S2 comes in your choice of 9.7-inch (389g/13.7oz) or 8-inch (265g/9.34oz) screen sizes, with a 2048×1536 pixel Super AMOLED display. …

Facebook finally launches the long-awaited publishing product that could kill or save news on the web

Facebook Instant Articles is a way for publishers to post their articles directly to the social network's iOS app, allowing the articles to load faster for users than if they had to be redirected to (often clunky) publisher websites. They also include other interactive formats such as embedded …

PingPongRoot for the Galaxy S6 doesn't trip Knox

The Samsung Galaxy S6 hasn’t long hit the market, but that hasn’t stopped a few root methods from surfacing. The latest, named PingPongRoot, uses an exploit that works with a number of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets, including some models bearing AT&T and Verizon brandings. The best part is that …

Galaxy S6 Edge battery life review - 28 days later

The Galaxy S6 Edge may tick a lot of boxes, but on paper, there’s at least one area where Samsung’s curved flagship could be undone: the battery life. The handset is powered by a 2600 mAh battery and unlike past Samsung devices, it’s not removable.<p>Samsung claims the handset will survive an entire …

The Witcher 3's latest trailer makes heads roll ... literally

<i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i>'s newest trailer, released today by developer CD Projekt Red, reminds us of an old adage: "Don't make Geralt angry. You wouldn't like him when he's angry."<p>Is that not how the saying goes? Regardless, Geralt of Rivia is here to rid the world of evil, and nothing will get in …

Google closes in on Android M, the next flavor of its mobile OS

Whatever candy Google chooses as the nickname for its upcoming Android M update, it seems that M may also stand for "workplace."<p>On Wednesday, the search giant posted its lineup of events for its I/O conference, scheduled to run from May 27 through May 29. Google holds its annual I/O escapade for …

Android Development