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Jeb Bush used Facebook to announce he wants to run for President

You see, Facebook is like a chair: you use it to run for President<p>Jeb Bush — the son of former President George H.W. Bush and brother of former President George W. Bush — announced his intentions to explore a run for president of the United States of America on a Facebook post today. This is the …

Apple Pay now supports the cards that make up 90 percent of credit card purchases in the US

Apple announces 'dozens' of new sign-ups for its mobile payment service<p>Apple has signed up a clutch of new banks and financial services for its mobile payment system Apple Pay, giving the company potential coverage of around 90 percent of credit card purchases by volume in the US. Alongside new …

Seven TVs that defined 2014

If 2014 was the best of times for TVs, it was also the worst of times. The death of plasma, the birth of OLED. The emergence of 4K. And the dumbing down of smart TV. Join us for a tour, won't you?<p>Out with the old, in with the OLED.<p>In 2014, I called the LG 55EC9300 OLED TV the best picture I'd ever …

Televisions

Microsoft teams up free Yurbuds earbuds with Fitbit Activity Tracker

Buy a Fitbit Flex or Fitbit Charge, and Microsoft will throw in a pair of $40 earbuds at no charge.<p>Those of you looking for a Fitbit activity tracker can buy one on Tuesday via Microsoft and get a free pair of Yurbuds Earbuds as a bonus.<p>The latest promo is part of Microsoft's ongoing 12 Days of …

Fitness Technology

Samsung planning to launch Apple Pay competitor, says report

The company is in reported talks with mobile payments startup LoopPay<p>Apple Pay may soon have a new challenger. <i>Recode</i> is reporting that Samsung is in talks with mobile payments startup LoopPay about building a Apple Pay-like solution to Samsung phones next year. The service would allow users of …

Sony Pictures warns employees to be on the lookout for fraud

The company has acknowledged that personal information of both current and former employees has been stolen and could be used by criminals.<p>Sony Pictures, which has seen everything from personal e-mails to celebrities' aliases leaked to the public in a massive data breach, has warned employees that …

Employment

Grand Theft Auto V's online heists are coming early next year, and they look fantastic

Rockstar has just released a new trailer showcasing the much-anticipated "heists" feature for <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>'s online mode — and it looks a great reason to jump back into the game. Just like in the single-player game, the mode will let you plan and pull off multi-person heists, only this time …

A leaked MPAA memo reveals a troubling plan for blacklisting pirate sites

A leaked legal memo reveals a plan for blacklisting pirate sites at the ISP level<p>Most anti-piracy tools take one of two paths: they either target the server that's sharing the files (pulling videos off YouTube or taking down sites like The Pirate Bay) or they make it harder to find (delisting …

T-Mobile will let you bank your unused data come January 2015

T-Mobile's latest Uncarrier announcement might lack the pomp and circumstance of a big media event, but CEO John Legere's conversation with <i>Yahoo Tech's</i> David Pogue is already proving fruitful. Once January rolls around, T-Mobile customers will be able to roll over their unused data into what …

'GTA V' is finally getting online heists in early 2015, see them in action here

It's no secret that four-player online heists are coming to <i>Grand Theft Auto Online</i>, but information on what Rockstar's new co-op missions will entail has remained scarce. Well, thanks to an in-depth interview with <i>IGN</i> and a brand new trailer (embedded below), we're finally getting an idea of what we …

One of the year's best sci-fi games is getting an incredible makeover

Early this year, developer Mi-Clos Studio released one of the most interesting science fiction games of the year with <i>Out There</i>. Part space exploration sim, part choose-your-own-adventure novel, the game was a wonderfully lonely and dark experience that showed just how dangerous space can be. Next …

The 2014 Year in Review

2014 was quite a newsmaker, wasn't it?<p>The last 12 months have yielded a tapestry of highs and lows that have set the tone for 2015, changed the landscape of the technology business, and — in some cases — fundamentally altered the way news is made and reported. Take catastrophic hacks like Sony and …

Nokia Chennai Plant: Buyers have approached, will IT Dept lift asset freeze? - Firstpost

Looking to sell its plant near here, Nokia today sought lifting of an asset freeze imposed by the I-T department in the wake of a tax dispute, saying …

Google Wallet Now Lets iOS Users Split the Check

After introducing recurring bank transfers and low balance alerts in its mobile apps, Google Wallet now lets iOS users split payments, reports Engadget.<p>With the latest version of Google Wallet for iOS devices, you can just enter the amount you want to split and then list your contacts and their …

Saturation Limits Growth In Q3 2014 Smartphone Sales For Samsung And Apple

Gartner’s latest numbers for the mobile markets covering Q3 2014 make for interesting reading. Smartphones continue to dominate, increasing their share of the overall handset market, but growth patterns will limit the potential for long-established manufacturers to combat newer companies.<p>Q3 saw 301 …