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Chelsea could have to pay Jose Mourinho while he manages Premier League rivals Manchester United

Chelsea will have to make up the shortfall in any wage cut Mourinho accepts at a new club until the end of this season<p>Chelsea could have to pay Jose Mourinho while he manages Premier League rivals Manchester United.<p>Mourinho is the favourite to replace United manager Louis van Gaal, but may have to …


Twoo probably uses your Formspring identity for its dating site

If you happened to ever use Formspring or, the services that helped pioneer those ‘ask me anything’ websites, you’re probably suddenly getting <i>a lot</i> of spam.<p>It turns out, a company called Twoo acquired user data from Formspring and and decided to use a large chunk of it to sign …

Everything we know about the Galaxy S7, Samsung's next flagship phone

The South Korean electronics giant used to be the undisputed king of the smartphone world. But over the last few years, it has come under a sustained assault from Apple. Starting with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the Cupertino company's larger-screened devices stole away Samsung customers and cratered …

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SpeakEmoji translates anything you say into emoji

We have hit peak emoji. The little pictograms used to act as accompaniments to actual words, and sometimes substituted a few, but now SpeakEmoji wants them to replace our entire language.<p><p>The free app for iOS and Android is simple to use – you just speak into the …

Samsung in 2016: Expanding its Galaxy way beyond the phone

The electronics giant, stung by weak smartphone sales, likely will amp up its efforts to infiltrate and interconnect your entire household.<p>One of Samsung's newest holiday ads, titled "Give the gift of Galaxy," features gift-wrapped packages of various shapes and sizes. People tear off the paper to …


UPDATE: Brazilian Judge Shuts Down WhatsApp And Brazil’s Congress Wants To Shut Down The Social Web Next

UPDATE: WhatsApp came back online 12 hours into a court-ordered 48-hour blackout across Brazil for refusing to turn over data in an investigation, after a second judge ruled that “it does not seem reasonable that millions of users are affected” and suggested a financial penalty instead.<p>Overnight, …