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O2 launches convoluted 4G PAYG option, data-only plans due next month

Pay as you go used to be a simple concept. Top up cash, spend cash, top up again; maybe you'd get a free text or two if you plumped for a voucher beyond the bare minimum. 4G is relatively new to the UK, and as such, we're seeing carriers experiment with different tariffs that are supposed to be …

LG and Samsung's new smartphones put design behind the curve

Curved phones aside, design experts see a bright future for flexible displays<p>Currently, smartphones almost universally follow a single form: a rectangular slab with a flat, equally rectangular display. In recent weeks, we've seen signs from LG and Samsung that things could be changing soon.<p>Earlier …

Plea Deal For Alleged 'Paypal 14' Hackers Could Come Soon

WASHINGTON -- Eleven of the 14 people allegedly affiliated with the hacker group Anonymous who were arrested in 2011 for launching a cyberattack against PayPal are prepared to plead guilty in California on Thursday as part of an agreement reached with federal prosecutors. The question is whether …

Polyvore Finally Arrives on the iPad — The Device It Was Really Made For

Like many websites built on user-created content, only a fraction of Polyvore’s 20 million monthly visitors — about five percent — actually …

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Apple working on innovative solar charging system for MacBooks, iPads and iPhones

An innovative approach to solar charging revealed in an Apple patent application published today (via <i>Patently Apple</i>) could make it more practical to power both MacBooks and iOS devices from the sun.<p>The voltage and power generated by a solar panel varies with the amount of sunlight. To turn the …

Google Chrome Gets Automatic Blocking of Malware Downloads

Google today revamped Chrome’s download blocking feature for malware. Google has already added the new functionality to the latest build of Chrome Canary.<p>All versions of Chrome will soon automatically block downloads and let you know in a message at the bottom of your screen. You will be able to …

Twitter Forcing Media Previews On Web Client Users Is Not Cool — But Feels Inevitable As It Preps IPO

And so it begins. Twitter, now firmly on the road to IPO, has equally firmly turned its attention to monetisation — which means it’s turning on new features that are designed, first and foremost, with advertisers in mind. And with the goal of attracting a more mainstream user base.<p>Exhibit A: …

FAA officially approves using electronics during all phases of flight

Delta hopes to have new plan in place as early as tomorrow<p>The FAA is officially allowing the use of some electronics during takeoff and landing, not just while in the air. In a statement, the agency said it was immediately providing guidance to airlines that would let them integrate the new rules. …

Nearing Sriracha court decision could endanger hot sauce supply

A judge will decide Thursday whether to grant the city of Irwindale's request to halt production at Sriracha sauce maker Huy Fong Food's factory while the company tries to limit odors wafting into the neighborhood.<p>The decision could have serious ramifications for next years' supplies of Huy Fong's …

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Facebook grows daily active users by 25 percent, mobile users by 45 percent

Despite its massive size, Facebook is still seeing big gains in user growth. In its Q3 earnings report, the social media giant said that September …

Sony slashes full-year profit forecast by 40% - BBC News

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When 'Fixed Income' Means Getting By On Social Security

Social Security has long been thought of as just part of a retirement plan — along with pensions and savings — but it turns out a lot of people depend on it for most of their income.<p>According to the Social Security Administration, nearly a quarter of older married couples and almost half of single …

Attention Walmart Shoppers: Don't Look For Healthcare Answers Here

Recently, there have been an increasing number of articles asking why healthcare can’t be more like other industries. Authors question why healthcare doesn’t emulate the automation in manufacturing, the safety improvements in aerospace, or the declining price points in computer sales. This …

The Toy Mogul Who Became A Billionaire Through His Fight To The Death With Barbie

The trophy case in the tiny conference room outside Isaac Larian’s corner office spans an entire wall. It overflows with the dolls that have made him a fortune, from his first hit, the miniskirt-clad Bratz toys, to the latest, the Lalaloopsy dolls with their bumble-gum pink and neon-orange coils of …

BT Sport channels attract 2 million customers

BT's multimillion-pound venture into sports broadcasting has rekindled its consumer business, with 2 million viewers now signed up to the BT Sport channels.<p>Revenues from consumer sales are up 4% in the September quarter, the best performance for 10 years, and BT's television service has added …

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Salesforce Launches A Private Version Of AppExchange For Companies To Manage Their Own App Stores

Salesforce.com is launching the capability for customers to install a private version of AppExchange, the company’s app marketplace. The new “Private AppExchange,” available Friday, gets implemented as an instance on a company’s Salesforce SaaS environment and is designed to integrate with the now …

Drink up, stock up: A global wine shortage is looming, report says

The end may be near. This poor old world has survived wars, economic disasters and the breakup of both The Beatles and the Jonas Brothers, but could we ever survive a global wine shortage?<p>And it's coming. BBC reports that the world is facing a catastrophic wine shortage in the very near future. And …

Exciting Times For Samsung, But Dangerous Ones Too

These are exciting times for Samsung. The company is doing well – topping the mobile charts. But its leaders are also creating their own threats and dangers. Will good Samsung or bad Samsung win out?<p>The company held its first developer conference this week, in San Francisco, to attract developers …

For the first time ever, Apple will spend more money on technology than Intel

Apple has just revealed in a filing with the SEC that the company will spend $10.5 billion on stuff—also known as “capital expenditures”—in 2014. For Apple, that stuff includes “manufacturing process equipment, corporate facilities and infrastructure,” but does not include the company’s myriad …

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