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Microsoft buys Nokia handset business for €5.4bn

Microsoft is to acquire Nokia's mobile phone arm in a swansong deal for the software giant's long-serving chief executive, Steve Ballmer, delivering Europe's last big handset maker into American ownership.<p>For €5.44bn (£4.6bn), Nokia is casting off the business that once represented Finland's most …

Google™ Strikes Bizarre Licensing Deal With Nestlé® To Name Next Android™ Kit Kat®

Google has apparently struck a wild licensing deal with Nestlé to use the name ‘KitKat’ for its next version of Android. Though the announcement of the name by Google’s Sundar Pichai this morning struck off an immediate wave of commentary, it seems to go deeper than just a name.<p>If you visit …

Android KitKat unveiled in Google surprise move

Technology reporter<p>Google is calling the next version of its mobile operating system Android KitKat.<p>The news comes as a surprise as the firm had previously indicated version 4.4 of the OS would be Key Lime Pie.<p>The decision to brand the software with the name of Nestle's chocolate bar is likely to …

Microsoft Wants to Keep Licensing Windows Phone to Others, Post-Nokia Deal

While Microsoft will clearly be the largest maker of Windows Phones once its deal to buy Nokia’s device business is complete, the company says it …

Windows Phone

In Smartphone Crazy India, Phablets Are The New Rage

Many Indians couldn’t say what a phablet is. But smartphone sales in India as measured by shipments, including shipments of inexpensively-priced phablets, continued at a ripping pace, soaring over three times in the second quarter of 2013 compared with the same period a year ago.<p>Phablets, as the …

13 Secrets Airline Pilots Won't Tell You

<b>By LIZ VACCARIELLO , Reader's Digest:</b><p><i>" Good Morning America" is teaming up with Reader's Digest on a special series, " 13 Things Experts Won't Tell</i> …

Microsoft Buying Nokia's Devices and Phone Business for $7 Billion

After years of a close mobile phone alliance, Microsoft has thrown down the cash to buy most of Nokia. With the transaction, Microsoft will buy …

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Marvel Studios previews its full Phase Two line-up at Comic-Con

After the announcement from Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill that Warner Bros. is to bring DC’s two biggest superheroes together in Batman and Superman …

Robert Downey Jr. Tops Forbes' List Of Highest-Paid Actors

That shouldn't come as a shock considering the superhero actor just came off two huge hits, "Iron Man 3" and last year's "The Avengers."<p>Combined, both films generated $2.7 billion — <i>with a B</i>— at the box office worldwide.<p>Downey Jr. was the highest-paid star of "The Avengers" with a large $50 million …

Box Office

Five tips for the new Google Maps on Android

After promising that Maps would receive a face lift and some new features at Google I/O, the app is finally delivering the goods. Google Maps v7.0.0 tidies up the interface and brings some shortcuts for the features you use the most.<p>The new version is rolling out via Google Play to Android devices …

Google Maps

Report vaguely hints at ‘aggressive’ iWatch team hires, late 2014 debut

As reported by Financial Times, “people familiar with Apple’s plans” for the iWatch are claiming Apple has started a hiring frenzy as they ramp up development of the upcoming product. The article goes on to state that people close to Apple feel that “the timing of the hiring spree implied the …

Apple iWatch: tracking the rumors of a Cupertino-designed timekeeper

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Apple iWatch: tracking the rumors of a Cupertino-designed timekeeper<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Wearables are widely regarded as the next big thing in consumer technology, underscored by buzz around Google Glass and Pebble's enormously successful …

Telegrams STOP: End of service delivering joy and heartache

<b>India's last telegram will be sent on Sunday night as the country's state-run telegraph service shuts down. It has been in decline for decades, but once touched the lives of millions of Indians every year, writes Geeta Pandey.</b><p>As a child growing up in Calcutta in the 1970s and 1980s, I always felt a …

Why Microsoft’s reorganization closes the books on an era of computing

Nothing ever stays the same. On more than one occasion, it has taken Microsoft, one of the most important engines powering the rise of the technology …

What I learned from researching almost every single smart watch that has been rumored or announced

Smart watches! I sure hope you like them, because literally everyone is developing one. And yet, given the vanishingly small proportion of watches that are “smart,” clearly, something is holding them back. Here are the trends that jumped out when I undertook a more or less comprehensive catalog of …

Nokia Lumia 1020 coming to AT&T July 26th for $300

We had a, um, sneaking suspicion something like this might be happening -- but we wanted to see it in person, just to make sure. After an accidental tip off, Nokia and AT&T are finally ready to show off the latest flagship Lumia for real. Meet the Nokia Lumia 1020, complete with all 41 million of …

Osama Bin Laden Raid as Seen By Terror Leader's Family: Report

Osama bin Laden was well aware American forces had come for him the night he heard the commotion outside his Abbottabad compound in Pakistan on May …

8 of the World's Most Infamous Border Walls

When it comes to protecting themselves from what they fear, humans have a real knack for building walls and fences. The U.S. has been busily building …

Classic Posters of Iconic Movie Cars

<i>Cars And Films</i> is a series of prints paying homage to some great films and the iconic vehicles used in them by graphic and web designer Jess Prudencio. Based out of Seville, Spain, Prudencio embarked on this passion project with a simple, clean perspective. While most illustrators focus on the …

Cryptographic bug in Android lets hackers create malicious apps with system access

Security researchers have found a bug in Android which allows them to create malicious Android apps which appear to be genuine with the correct digital signatures. In computing, digital signatures allow any piece of data, including an app, to be checked to see that it is genuine and actually comes …

The Man Who Shouldn't Be Alive: US Army Soldier, Blown Up 7 Times, Still on Patrol

He remembers each and every one.<p>The shockwaves, the sulfur penetrating his nostrils, the thick, toxic smoke sifting into his lungs, and the burning …

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

RSS, autocomplete URLs hit new Android Firefox beta

Mozilla debuted a new Firefox for Android 23 beta (download) on Thursday that brought with it a flatter but more Web-friendly version of the familiar browser logo.<p>The new logo has been designed, wrote Sean Martell, Mozilla's lead visual designer, with "SVG compatibility and color consistency" in …

7 institutions so mammoth they could destroy America

Bigger banks, bigger investors, bigger corporations: They all threaten to ravage the economy — and our livelihoods<p>Richard Eskow<p>June 24, 2013 2:43pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Bigger isn’t always better. From the Tower of Babel to Teddy Roosevelt’s trust-busting, that …

Apple is finally allowing developers to sell their apps to other developers. Here’s why (and how)

With over 300,000 mobile developers building 900,000 apps for the iOS app store, you would think that occasionally someone would want to sell or buy an app.<p>Last night, five years after the app store was born, Apple released a way to do that.<p>“This has been a major, major problem,” Apptopia founder …

Social password manager PasswordBox offers 1M free-for-life memberships

With 425,000 beta users on board, social password manager PasswordBox is going live. And it’s offering free-for-life memberships to the first million users who sign up.<p>PasswordBox remembers and automatically enters all your passwords across all your platforms. It signs you into websites, logs you …

Star Wars: Episode VII plot details revealed?

Get those pinches of salt ready…<p>We reported on Sunday that J.J. Abrams would be kicking off filming of <b>Star Wars: Episode VII</b> early 2014 but refused …