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Hangin' With The Homies Air Fresheners

Show your solidarity with the original Compton crew when you deck out your rearview with these Hangin' With The Homies Air Fresheners ($10). This …

Six Flags Investigates Roller Coaster Death

A woman died at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas on Friday. The park released a statement saying the investigation into the incident is ongoing and internal.<p>Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. The investigation into the death at Texas Giant is still ongoing. We are working closely …

10234 Sydney Opera House Unveiled

Set (10234) Sydney Opera House was officially unveiled at the Brickworld in Chicago tonight.<p>Official Press Release:<p>”The famous Australian landmark is …

Sony Playstation 4

Unlike its biggest competitor, the Sony Playstation 4 ($400) isn't a one-room-entertainment system. Sure, it has all the things we expect from a …

Apple Has Finally Responded To Samsung

The first words it used at WWDC : "If everyone is busy making everything, how can anyone perfect anything? We start to confuse convenience with joy. Abundance with choice. Designing something requires focus... There are a thousand nos for every yes."<p>These words are part of the new manifesto for …

Mobile

Extreme Plane Spotting at Maho Beach, Saint Martin

Located on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin (i.e., Sint Maarten) is the famous Maho Beach. While it has the characteristic …

The evolution of the iPhone camera

Blackbird

Blackbird

2011 Was A Good Year For University Presidents

Although he was ousted from office as Pennsylvania State University President, Graham Spanier still topped the list of highest paid college presidents.<p>Spanier racked up $2.9 million in total compensation for the 2011-12 fiscal year, according to a report by the Chronicle of Higher Education.<p>He was …

'Arya' Is The Fastest-Growing Baby Name Thanks To 'Game Of Thrones'

The name shot up 298 spots in rankings between 2011 and 2012, according to The Social Security Administration's annual update of the most popular names , released today.<p>"Arya" became popular following the success of HBO 's "Game of Thrones," which premiered in — you guessed it — 2011.<p>"Arya Stark" …

Game of Thrones

Microsoft's Teeny-Tiny Windows 8 Product Key Is Beyond Unreadable

Let's say you want to download a full version of Windows 8 onto a home-built PC or as a virtual machine on your Mac. After much research and careful …

First 'Arrested Development' trailer is packed with family dysfunction

The hour is nigh — the first trailer from the resurrected fourth season of <i>Arrested Development</i> is now online, and it doesn’t disappoint. The clip was posted by <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i><i>,</i> and features the entire Bluth clan, including Buster, whose prosthetic hook has been festooned with sparkling …

An emotional Bill Gates details his last visit with Steve Jobs

The charitable work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was the focus of the Microsoft founder’s recent <i>60 Minutes</i> interview with Charlie Rose, but the longtime richest man in the world got emotional when the conversation turned to friend and rival Steve Jobs. When asked what the pair talked …

French proposal would tax smartphones and tablets to fund cultural projects

<i>Reuters</i> reports that a new proposal delivered to French President Francois Hollande today would create a one percent tax on the sale of internet-connected devices, like smartphones and tablets, to fund cultural projects in the country. France has tussled with technology giants in recent years over …

Google unifies Gmail, Drive, and photo storage: all users now get 15GB of shared space

Since launching Drive last year, Google has offered users 5GB of free Dropbox-style storage for documents and their Picasa / Google+ photos — but Gmail has long had its own, separate 10GB of storage. Now, Google is unifying storage across its products, something that should automatically make Drive …

iPad review (4th generation, late 2012)

Last week at an event in San Jose, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced two new iPads. One, the iPad mini, is a legitimately new product.<p>The other was a small upgrade to the 9.7-inch iPad, bringing a new processor and new Lightning port to the device. But Tim Cook didn't just call the latest iPad a minor, …

MacBook Air review (13-inch, mid-2012)

Apple’s MacBook Air was initially an expensive luxury, but with an update in 2010 became an affordable, excellent machine. It’s light, well-made, and relatively powerful, and it’s become the choice of many people willing to trade the raw computing prowess of a more high-end machine for a device …

Mophie Juice Pack Air and Helium: the extra battery life your iPhone 5 desperately needs

Smartphone batteries pretty much suck. With rare exceptions, manufacturers have decided that a thin and light phone is more important than one with stellar battery life. Phones used to last days between charges, but today's smartphones are lucky to last a single day before tapping out. This isn’t …

Associated Press says Justice Department spied on reporters' phone calls in sweeping surveillance campaign

The Associated Press is reporting that the US Department of Justice secretly spied on phone lines used by up to 100 of its reporters in a sweeping surveillance campaign, obtaining personal telephone numbers and details about sources and stories. The Justice Department reportedly obtained subpoenas …

When a Billionaire lost a bet

My dad's graduation vs. mine

Apple’s revenue in and outs

Asymco’s Horace Dediu broke down iTunes’ economy and placed it in context with the entire Apple revenue model.<p>The excellent diagram above illustrates Apple’s revenues in Q4 2012. The initial stats—$4.6 billion consolidated revenues, $650 million in operating income, etc.—isn’t exactly new …

Why Android Updates Are So Slow

If there is one complaint we hear from Android users more than any other, it's the speed at which software updates arrive. Or don't arrive. It's …

Meet the Lucky People Who Suddenly Owe Google $1500

We already know the first, lucky six who have the honor of paying Google $1,500 in exchange for Glass and the adventures and general ridicule that …

BMW folds 4 new iOS apps into Apps-enabled cars

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, better known as BMW, features a special option dubbed Apps which integrates iOS software from third-parties for some …

Samsung owns most mobile patents worldwide

For some time, patents have been viewed as the latest competitive weapon. A company can still lose in terms of product sales, but reap a tidy sum …

Dark Sky developers launch Forecast, aim to bring weather predictions to your favorite app

The developers of Dark Sky — the short-term weather app that tells you exactly when it's going to rain — have released a new, more powerful version of the service called Forecast. Initially released as a web app, the company also wants to have Forecast's data powering a slew of other developers' …

Bringing your iPhone to T-Mobile? Better think twice

You’ll need a whole new iPhone to take full advantage of T-Mobile’s network<p>In a grand, provocative fashion, T-Mobile officially announced and launched its new 4G LTE network earlier today. As part of its new network, the carrier also unveiled new contract-free rate plans and that it will be …