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Aaron Hernandez asks Patriots to 'trust him' in pre-Draft letter

The former Patriots tight end promised "absolutely nothing to worry about" in a letter before the 2010 NFL Draft.<p>There were concerns regarding Aaron Hernandez's activities off the football field before the 2010 NFL Draft. Teams had concerns about his alleged use of marijuana during his time at …

The Great Wall of Texas: How the U.S. Is Repeating One of History's Great Blunders

Today's immigration debate has an eerie precedent in the mistakes that brought down great empires from Rome to Britain.<p>Reuters<p>Before their empire fell, the Romans built walls.<p>They began by erecting barriers along the border following the death of the Emperor Trajan in 117 A.D., notably Hadrian's …

iOS 7 is not a redesign — it’s a pretty coat of paint

Apple unveiled the newest version of its mobile operating system yesterday. While much of the tech world fawned over the new design, I’m not impressed. iOS 7 is a nice refresh of the basic look, but it does nothing to advance the operating system beyond the basic menu of buttons it’s relied on …

Apple picks up Digital Dash touch screen dashboard patent that could improve iOS in the Car

A new Apple patent published today by the United States Patent and Trademark office (via <i>AppleInsider</i>) could show some of Apple’s future plans for bringing iOS to the car through its partnership with various car manufacturers. Earlier this year at WWDC, Apple showed off its new iOS in the Car …

Lenovo reveals Haswell-powered 14-inch ThinkPad

Lenovo has outfitted its newest ThinkPad with Intel's latest processor technology.<p>Unveiled via a new Lenovo Web page, the T440s is touted as a 14-inch business ultrabook. The new ThinkPad is powered by Intel's fourth-generation processor, commonly known as Haswell.<p>The screen offers a choice of an …

Square Stand Goes on Sale at Apple and Best Buy Stores

Square Stand, the payments company’s pretty and pricey iPad stand for business owners, is available at Apple and Best Buy retail stores starting …

Global mobile advertising topped $8.9B & jumped 83% in 2012, thanks to a global smartphone boom

Wow, never thought those accidental clicks on ads on your smartphones are going to turn into a mega-billion dollars business! Jokes aside, the shift …

Google Releases Fix For Major Android Flaw To OEMs, Users Now Waiting On Them To Patch

Google has released a fix to its Android OEMs for the master security hole unearthed by Bluebox Security, according to ZDNet. The publication gained confirmation from Google’s Android Communications Manager, Gina Scigliano<b>,</b> yesterday <b></b>that “a patch has been provided to our partners.” She also told it …

8 distinct Galaxy Note 3 model numbers spotted online

A wild rumor made the rounds through the blogosphere yesterday, sparked by a report in the Korean publication <i>ETNews</i>. According to the report, Samsung is preparing no fewer than four distinct variants of the Galaxy Note 3, including a “limited edition” premium variant with an unbreakable display, an …

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Purported Motorola Droid Ultra press image leaked ahead of announcement

After having recently been spotted in reportedly leaked photos, the Motorola Droid Ultra is now the star of a purported press image.<p>Unsurprisingly, the picture comes from known leakster <i>@evleaks</i> (image below), who presented a similar press photo for the new Motorola Droid Maxx just a few days ago. …

Google Shares Details Of Futuristic New Office Park At NASA

It’s no secret Google’s building a high-tech portfolio beyond search, from self-driving cars to artificial intelligence. But they’re also quietly building something else entirely—a futuristic new campus at NASA Moffett Field. Though the firm has been rather reserved about their new Bay View campus, …

E-cigarettes: Is a smoking alternative being choked by regulation?

<b>Dozens of countries are introducing legislation restricting the use of electronic cigarettes, but their proponents say they are harmless and their use could in fact save millions of lives. Could they be right?</b><p>A group of friends sits around a table in a pub in south London, exchanging stories and …

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