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Sprint’s Framily plan isn’t Amway, but it’s a distant cousin of multilevel marketing

Since writing my post about Sprint’s interesting spin on the family plan on Tuesday, I’ve received a bunch of comments about how similar Sprint’s(s …

Apple and Samsung agree to try mediation before their upcoming patent battle

Apple and Samsung have agreed to attend a mediation session by February 19 to resolve their seemingly never-ending disputes over smartphone patents, according to a court filing first reported by Reuters.<p>The two companies are set to go to trial in March if they can't settle their issues out of …

Moonshine Kills 16 in Indonesia

Brain dead girl Jahi McMath released to coroner, mother: hospital

The body of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after suffering complications from routine tonsil surgery, has been released to her mother by coroners, the hospital that had been treating her said in a statement Sunday.<p>The Eighth-grader was released to the coroner who …

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SCOTUS puts gay marriages on hold

The Supreme Court put Utah’s same-sex marriages on hold Monday, as it granted the state a stay in its challenge to a ruling that legalized the marriages.<p>The marriages have been taking place in Utah since just before Christmas, when a district court judge ruled that the state had to move ahead with …

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Pandora Surges As It Brings Radio Ads To A Car Near You

Pandora Media stock leaped over 14% on Monday after it announced increased listeners in December and a new initiative to bring its ads to cars, where most radio listening occurs.<p>Pandora reported more than 76 million active monthly listeners and nearly 1.6 billion listening hours last month, up 13% …

Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 concepts bring new Samsung design patents to life

After a couple of new design patents have been awarded to Samsung on the last day of the previous year, a couple of new smartphone concepts have emerged imagining what the future Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4 would look like in case Samsung would actually use the design shown in those …

Typo’s response to BlackBerry lawsuit: We’re still launching at CES

BlackBerry(s bbry) on Friday announced that it was filing a lawsuit against Typo, the Ryan Seacrest-backed keyboard startup, alleging that its …

Nintendo forced to pay a share of every 3DS sale to another company

While Nintendo's Wii U console sales continue to frustrate, its handheld gaming business offers hope of a better future. But even as its 3DS and 3DS XL consoles continue to outsell their rivals, Nintendo will have to come to terms with sharing a percentage of each sale with another company. In …

CubePro 3D printer does up to three colors, can create basketball-sized objects

It's hard to say whether "sub-$5,000" really qualifies as consumer-level pricing. We suspect that whatever the final cost of the new CubePro ends up being when it ships in Q2, it'll be priced at "prosumer" levels, at best. Still, the follow-up to the CubeX boasts some pretty enticing specs. Like …

Netgear wants to replace your cable box with a Chromecast-sized Android dongle

Honey, they shrunk the cable box: Netgear (S NTGR) introduced a new TV dongle called the NeoMediacast, also known as NTV300D, at CES Monday that …

T-Mobile to buy unused Verizon spectrum in deal worth over $3 billion

T-Mobile has agreed to buy 700 MHz A-block spectrum from Verizon Wireless for $2.365 billion. The sale will also see T-Mobile transfer certain AWS and PCS spectrum licenses with a value of around $950 million to Verizon, bringing the price for the deal to more than $3 billion.<p>Licenses for the …

Why 2014 could be the most interesting year in technology in a long time

<i>Join Quartz technology, science and health editor Christopher Mims, Re/code co-executive editor Kara Swisher, and Wall Street Journal technology columnist Farhad Manjoo in a video chat this Wednesday January 8 at 1 p.m. ET. You can submit questions on Twitter with the hashtag #techin2014, on our</i> …

Consumer Tech

A long-lasting battery from startup Amprius is slowly making its way to your cell phone

An under-the-radar startup is moving ever closer to seeing its long-lasting lithium ion batteries power a growing number of cell phones and tablets. …

AT&T launches “Sponsored Data,” inviting content providers to pay consumers’ mobile data bills

AT&T(s t) launched a new billing program called Sponsored Data Monday at its developer conference at CES, which shifts mobile data costs from the …

Amsterdam alcoholics paid in beer for collecting litter

<b>Alcoholics are being paid in beer to clean the streets of Amsterdam as part of a project partly funded by the Dutch government - the organisers think other countries should abandon "old-fashioned political correctness" and adopt the same approach.</b><p>Rene scours the streets, grasping at discarded …

Huawei's huge Ascend Mate 2 4G works as an iPhone charger

Battery drain is a constant concern for smartphone users, but Huawei is confident in its latest flagship’s endurance power. So confident, in fact, that it’s positioning the phone as a portable battery pack for other mobile devices. The Ascend Mate 2 4G is a straightforward follow-up to last year’s …

Why 2014 will be Apple’s year of big reveals

2013 was a very Apple-y year, in that incremental improvements were pretty much all Apple rolled out. This kind of refinement and polish is one of the things the company does best. It’s easy to forget, for example, that Steve Jobs once unveiled a version of the Mac OS in which the only major …

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Toshiba Unveils 13″ Chromebook For $279, Available February 16

Here at CES 2014, Toshiba has just unveiled a new Chromebook, running Google’s Chrome OS on a 13.3-inch display for the first time, and priced below the $300 mark.<p>This is the company’s first step into Chrome territory, while competitors like Dell, Lenovo, HP, and Acer have been pumping out the …

Sponsored Data: AT&T will now let companies buy out your data charges for specific videos and apps

Today at CES, AT&T announced a new service called Sponsored Data, offering a way for companies to pick up the tab for data usage whenever particular products or services are being used. If the service is in effect, users will see a "sponsored" symbol in the status bar, and all the data charges will …

Audience's new voice processors offer always-on listening without sacrificing battery life

We'll admit, the touchless controls on the Moto X have spoiled us. It's far too enjoyable to jolt the smartphone out of a deep slumber by speaking a keyword-based trigger phrase (for the X, it's "OK Google Now") and commanding it to do our bidding. And while Motorola managed to integrate this …

Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha gets a champagne gold option, headed to Europe this quarter

You may recall that back at IFA, Alcatel surprised us with a prototype of its shiny OneTouch Idol Alpha. This time at CES, the company brought along a champagne gold version to tease its European launch this quarter. Like before, both the top and bottom transparent parts are lined up with LEDs, …

Human emotions mapped for the first time, shows where we feel love, fear, and shame - ExtremeTech

By on December 31, 2013 at 8:41 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers in Finland have …

Bizarre Physics, Exomoons & Humanoids: Science Wishes for 2014

Science breakthroughs in the past year include the discovery of new planets far beyond Earth's solar system, the confirmation of an elusive particle …