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11 Websites That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Not everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.<p>Luckily, there's the internet.<p>We've made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.<p>Happy browsing.<p><b>Why we like it:</b>Investopedia's dictionary …

Former Product VP Daniel Graf Leaves Twitter After Demotion

Graf announced his departure Friday on Twitter.<p>Twitter’s former head of product Dainel Graf is leaving the company just one month after he was demoted.<p>Graf announced his departure on Twitter Friday afternoon. He was hired to run Twitter’s product team in April after managing Google Maps, but was …

NKorea denies Sony hack, calls it 'righteous deed'

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea released a statement Sunday that clearly relished a cyberattack on Sony Pictures, which is producing an …

Dolby is launching its super-vivid IMAX theater competitor in the Netherlands

Dolby has just announced a huge new project, but it's not about audio as you'd expect -- it's about the upcoming launch of its IMAX competitor called Dolby Cinema. This giant screen format will be able to project movies using the "Dolby Vision" technology (something it's been working on for years), …

Mark Zuckerberg defends free Facebook, fires back at Apple and Ello

When Tim Cook published an open letter in September to address iCloud privacy and security concerns, he said free online services treat <i>you</i>, the consumers, as product. Even newcomer Ello, which is dubbed the anti-Facebook, has a manifesto that ends with: "You are not a product." Well, those sharp …

One Plaintiff Is Withdrawn in The Apple iPod AntiTrust Case

- Dec 5, 2014<p>Friday saw one of the two named plaintiffs in the class-action suit covering Apple’s FairPlay DRM being withdrawn from the case by their …

Google’s new ad strategy could delay a bunch of tech IPOs

Joe Apprendi, CEO of adtech startup Collective, is really enthusiastic about Google’s new interest in transparency in the online advertising business. He thinks that the buying and selling of ads online is going to go through a “complete reassessment” in the next couple of years as clients figure …

Problems with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and how to fix them

Samsung finally gave into the call of the consumers, by introducing its first smartphone to feature a metal frame in the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, a design element that has found its way to subsequent releases as well. Design is definitely the bigger selling point here, as opposed to raw performance, …

North Korea treats its state-sponsored hackers like royalty

There's still a dispute as to whether or not North Korean hackers broke into Sony Pictures' network, but one thing is clear: the country spoils its cyberwarriors rotten. A defector tells <i>Reuters</i> that Bureau 121, the spy division responsible for at least some state-sponsored internet attacks, gives …

Pictures of the Week 12.4.14

Animals out in the cold - in pictures

Japanese Macaques have a ‘hot tub culture’ and Emperor penguins huddle

Apple CarPlay vs Google Android Auto — full comparison (Video)

Apple and Google are back at it again and attempting to bring a safe and friendly mobile experience to your car. Android Auto and CarPlay are the two company’s re-imagining of mobile user interfaces for the car and both are gearing up for a major rollout over the next year.<p>Each system is designed …

Sony's e-paper watch is a thing of minimalist beauty

Two days ago, we heard of Sony's plans to build a watch made entirely of e-paper — one where the band and the watch face would both change in response to the user's wrist gestures. It sounded wild and provocatively different, but what we really wanted to know was what it looked like. As it turns …

Europe has good reasons to fear Google

With great power comes great scrutiny<p>What the European Parliament is proposing sounds like Ayn Rand’s worst nightmare. Let’s take Google, one of the best and most cohesive set of web services we have, and fragment it into smaller businesses. Let’s introduce friction and bureaucracy between the …

Staff At Sony Pictures Are Being Forced To Use Pens And Paper After A Massive Hack

Staff in every office of movie studio Sony Pictures have been left to try and do their jobs using just pen and paper after hackers broke into the company's computer system.<p>A new report in the Times reveals that staff have been banned from using computers. "There are people sitting at their desks …

Microsoft Accidentally Announced That It's Acquiring A Company

TechCrunch reports that people who had subscribed to the official Microsoft blog via its RSS feed had a surprise yesterday when a new post appeared titled "blank post please delete."<p>There weren't any clues to its meaning in the body of the post itself, either, which also simply read "blank post, …

How Electric Superchargers Went from Fantasy to Feasibility

Until recently, electric superchargers may as well have been perpetual motion machines. Thanks to motorsport and advancement in power storage technologies, they're now close to hitting the road.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Chris Philpot)</i><p>Until recently, electric superchargers might as well have been perpetual …

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Hot Deals on Drones: Black Friday Roundup

If you’ve been thinking about getting or gifting a drone for some airborne R/C action, there’s never been a time than now!<p>We’ve got some superb offers on a range of cool drones at TNW Deals, and a special Black Friday bonus too. Use the coupon code HAPPYBF10 while ordering to get an extra 10 …

Samsung to stop making so many damn phones

Samsung is rethinking its spaghetti-on-the-wall strategy for smartphones.<p>Robert Yi, Samsung's head of investor relations, recently told analysts that the company would trim the number of phones it makes by as much as 30%.<p>Samsung has released 52 unique smartphones in 2014 alone. By contrast, HTC …

11 things we just learned about how the Apple Watch works

As of today, developers can now make apps for Apple Watch. Well, they're not separate apps so much as they are extensions of pre-existing iPhone apps, and there isn't a lot of flexibility in the WatchKit toolset — but it looks like that'll change next year.<p><b>Update:</b> Read our Apple Watch review.<p>We've …

Xiaomi Redmi Note launch in India imminent

It’s no secret that Xiaomi is planning on launching the Redmi Note in India. Hugo Barra too recently said that India was the next market to get the …

Apple May Introduce 'Biggest Camera Jump Ever' in Next-Generation iPhone

Apple may introduce its "biggest camera jump ever" in the next-generation iPhone, according to <i>Daring Fireball</i>'s John Gruber (via <i>The Tech Block</i>). In a recent episode of his podcast <i>The Talk Show</i>, Gruber said that he heard "from a birdie of a birdie" that Apple is working on major camera …

Rosetta mission lander detects organic molecules on surface of comet

The Philae lander has found organic molecules – which are essential for life – on the surface of the comet where it touched down last week.<p>The spacecraft managed to beam back evidence of the carbon and hydrogen–containing chemicals shortly before it entered hibernation mode to conserve falling …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S review: slim design, long battery life, stunning screen

It'd be silly of me to talk about tablets in the past tense -- we still write stories about them daily and clearly, we review them, too. But of the ones we've seen lately, most have been low-end; mid-range at best. The market for high-end slates, once crowded with companies big and small, now looks …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S review

Samsung's gadget playbook is pretty obvious to anybody who’s been watching. It has created a relatively stable (if uninspiring) design language, chosen plastic as its preferred material, and cranked out device after device — each one based on small, iterative technological updates to the previous …

Amazon and Warner Bros. make peace, restore ability to preorder movies

Amazon and Warner Bros. appear to have resolved a pricing dispute that temporarily led the online retailer to halt disc preorders for Warner's latest movies. Or at the very least, they're getting much closer to patching things up. As evidence of that, customers can once again reserve copies of</i> …

The FAA Just Shot Down Amazon's Drone Delivery Service

The report doesn't mention Amazon Prime Air by name, but outlines the acceptable use of drones (which it calls "model aircraft") within the limits of hobbying and recreation.<p>"Clearly, commercial operations would not be hobby or recreation flights," said the FAA report. "Likewise, flights that are …

Chromebook Pixel owners get $150 after Verizon abruptly cuts off free LTE

The Chromebook Pixel is undoubtably an expensive offering, starting at $1,299 for the 32GB WiFi-only model and $1,449 if you decide to opt for LTE and 64GB of storage. What made the latter pricing more palatable, however, was that you also got two years of 100MB per month LTE courtesy of Verizon as …

Braintree’s CEO explores the rise of seamless mobile payments at MobileBeat

Mobile is eating the world — and as it does, it’s enabling some profound shifts in how we live.<p>We’ll be discussing how the rise of mobile is making paying for things, and simply exchanging money with friends, easier than ever before at our upcoming MobileBeat event in San Francisco on July …

App Store Policy Of Rejecting Apps With Rewarded Video, Social Sharing Gets Rolled Back…With A Few Caveats

A recent policy change floated by Apple caused a flurry of discussion – and concern – among mobile app developers. According to several public forum postings and other industry sources, we learned that Apple had begun to reject apps that included “incentivized” video ad viewing and rewarded social …