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Recycling your mobile phone? Beware the empty price ‘promise’

I’ll admit it, I didn’t read the small print. So I almost paid the price when a £26 offer was cut by more than two-thirds<p>I’m an idiot, I don’t mind admitting it. In a fit of stupidity, and only seeing pounds signs, I was lured in by flashy marketing and failed to read the small print when looking …

Gear & Gadgets

The First Boeing 727 Flies Again—For 12 Minutes

The former United airliner hasn't flown in a quarter-century.<p>Once N7001U takes off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington , the crew won't even retract its landing gear. Makes sense. It'll only be airborne for just over 10 minutes.<p>You can watch the flight live right here:<p>The first 727 ever built …

Netflix To Debut Surprising Resolution Upgrades

4K video is so last year. Now it’s all about HDR, and Netflix wants to get in on the game.<p><b>What’s Happening</b><p>Netflix is actively ramping up its HDR content, according to a recent report in Digital Trends.<p>“I think HDR is more visibly different than 4K,” Neil Hunt, chief product officer at Netflix, said …

Donald Trump And The Return Of America's Computer-Manufacturing Glory Days: Build Stuff Here

There was actually a time when U.S. computer companies made stuff in the United States — and were deadly serious about it. I was a witness. And I would submit that Donald Trump isn’t off base in his essential sentiment: a desire to bring back more device manufacturing to the U.S.<p>Let’s start with …

Donald Trump

Starbucks Now Lets You Save The Songs You Heard In-Store To Spotify

Starbucks and streaming service Spotify are expanding their relationship today with the launch of a new digital music experience for Starbucks customers which will allow them to identify songs being played in stores, then download and save those they like to a playlist on Spotify’s app.<p>The feature, …

Apps

ESPN says Apple is 'frustrated' with negotiations over its TV service

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Skipper said ESPN, which is owned by Disney, has had "discussions" with Apple, but they never came to anything.<p>"We've had discussions with Apple," he said. "I believe in 2016 there will be further announcements on other kinds of packages." He did not …

Police claim to have cracked extra-secure BlackBerry phones

BlackBerry smartphones have secure messaging as a matter of course, but for some that isn't enough: there are custom models that are even <i>more</i> secure thanks to PGP-encrypted mail. However, it seems that these locked down models aren't quite as safe as you'd think. The Netherlands Forensic Institute …

Windows 10 might already be downloading on your Windows 7 and 8 PCs

In less than 24 hours, Microsoft will start upgrading Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines to Windows 10. The software giant is preparing for this big release, at 12AM ET on July 29th (9PM PST on July 28th), by pre-loading the final version of Windows 10 on PCs eligible for the upgrade. A number of …

Microsoft releases emergency patch for all versions of Windows

The flaw, which also affects Windows 10, allows a hacker to take over a machine.<p>Microsoft has released an emergency out-of-band patch for a critical …

Information Security

What's Going to Happen to the Sinaloa Cartel Now That 'El Chapo' Is Free?

We asked Malcolm Beith, author of a biography called 'The Last Narco', about how Mexico's biggest organized crime ring works, and the odd of its ruthless kingpin quietly retiring now that he's free again.<p>On Friday, Mexican Attorney General Arely Gómez González announced that seven prison workers …

NASA Releases New Image of Earth

NASA released the first image of Earth from its Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite on Monday.<p>The image shows a sunlit Earth from one million …

Microsoft delivers final Office for Windows 10 apps

Microsoft is shedding the preview tag from its Office for Windows 10 apps. Ahead of an official launch on July 29th, the software maker is delivering final versions to Windows 10 testers today. Not much has changed in the apps over the course of the five-month preview, but they're clearly more …

Software

Here's why Netflix released 'Orange Is the New Black' early

The season's episodes were originally supposed to post at 3 a.m. ET. Instead they emerged at 9 p.m. ET and caused an instant wave of excitement among fans.<p>"OITNB," the abbreviation for the show's title, began trending on Twitter within minutes of Netflix's announcement, CNN reported.<p>So why did …

New York City

French police detain six-year-old girl for three days over passport mistake

A six-year-old girl was held by Paris airport police for three days over suspicions she had a fake passport.<p>The French girl was returned to her mother on Friday after a judge ordered her release. Authorities insist police were doing their job of protecting children from trafficking. But the case …

See Roles You Didn't Realize Orange Is the New Black Stars Also Played

Before Taylor Schilling played Piper Chapman on Orange Is the New Black she starred as Beth Green in The Lucky One.<br>Netflix; Warner Bros.

TV

Duchess of Cambridge 'interested in joining' Women's Institute

The Duchess of Cambridge is said to have expressed an interest in joining the Women's Institute in what could be a PR coup for the organisation<p>The Duchess of Cambridge could be joining the Women's Institute - giving the women's organisation a huge publicity boost.<p>Kate has confirmed that she is …

Princess Charlotte Has Been Keeping Prince William Up All Night

It’s been about three weeks since <b>Princess Charlotte</b> arrived on this earth, though you, like us, may have a hard time remembering a life, any semblance of a content existence, before she was on this planet, too. <b>Kate</b>, <b>William</b>, big brother <b>George</b>, and the new princess, fifth in line to the throne, have …

Queen Elizabeth Might Take a Pay Cut

Eight hundred years since the English first put a leash on their sovereign’s spending habits, they’re about to tighten the squeeze on Queen Elizabeth.<p>…

Kate Middleton Emerges in Public for First Time Since Princess Charlotte’s Birth

<b>Prince William</b> has returned to the public eye—following the birth of <b>Princess Charlotte</b> last month—making a series of public appearances (including some hobnobbing with Thor), before returning to work as an air ambulance pilot this week. <b>Kate</b>, though, has yet to return to work, with her next public …

Hurricane Blanca roars toward Mexico's Baja California

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hurricane Blanca is churning in the Pacific toward Mexico's Baja California coast, where it is expected to make landfall.<p>Blanca has maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour (110 mph).<p>"The center of Blanca will approach the southwest coast of the Baja California peninsula later …

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Low-Cost Electric Cars Are Disruptive, Not Tesla: Interview With Harvard's Thomas Bartman

Just when you thought it was safe to invest in Tesla.<p>A May 14 article that appeared in the Harvard Business Review has received some media attention over the last month or so. The premise: golf-cart-style electric vehicles – as one example — are the truly disruptive EV technology, not cars from …