Brent Reese

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Aeries is a brand new and powerful Twitter client for your Windows Phone

There's been a plethora of Twitter apps for Windows Phone devices, and a lot of them went packing due to Twitter's API restrictions, but here's …

Blur Is Releasing Their First New Album in 12 Years

Blur surprised fans this morning by announcing that they will be releasing their first new album in 12 years.<p>The Brit-pop band, best known for songs …

New Albums

Here's the Lumia Icon with Denim update

Lumia Icon users on Verizon today are very happy because the Denim update has just gone live. It first became available through the Software Recovery …

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

Facebook is the new AOL

So it's worth noting that the broad outlines of tech in 2015 look surprisingly like the late '90s. The major players are set up the same, the fights are the same, and the mistakes will almost certainly be the same. It's going to be pretty fun until it all blows up, actually — some of these ancient …

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Joe Belfiore: More news on Office for Windows Phone is coming before Feb. 19

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore, the company's Corporate Vice President of its Operating Systems Group, posted a new update on the company's plans for …

Twitter Isn’t about News, Tweets or Even You Anymore

<i>I originally published this post on Medium.</i><p>I love Twitter. I always have. It’s a great way to meet people, get news and to talk about things you’re interested in. I’ve spent an unfathomable amount of time on the service, with 59,000 tweets over six years and countless friendships forged exclusively …

Dustin Diamond says bar stabbing was an accident

Dustin Diamond, the actor who played Screech in the 1990s television show "Saved by the Bell," appeared in a Wisconsin courtroom Monday after posting bail on charges that he stabbed a man during a bar fight on Christmas.<p>Diamond, who spent the weekend in jail, posted $10,000 bail before his hearing …

Microsoft’s next-gen ‘Spartan’ browser could run on iOS and the Mac

It’s come a long way in recent years, but even so, Internet Explorer may be Microsoft’s most reviled product: a web browser so bad it held web standards back for years. From a Mac fan’s perspective, the best that can be said about Internet Explorer is that, for the most part, you never have to use …

Debris From Missing AirAsia Plane Found

Rescuers Begin to Recover Bodies From Waters Off Island of Borneo<p>A team of rescuers began recovering bodies and wreckage from an AirAsia jet nearly three days after it vanished from radar, kicking off a painstaking effort to determine why the plane crashed.<p>In the shallow, choppy waters of the Java …

Airplanes

Microsoft Is Rumored To Be Building A New Browser That Is Not Internet Explorer

Remember when Chrome was fast? Microsoft might, if ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley’s recent report that the software company is building a lightweight browser, codenamed “Spartan,” bears out.<p>According to Foley, Spartan is “new” and “isn’t [Internet Explorer].” Her post notes that it could be set free inside …

Serial's Key Witness, Jay, Reveals New Details About the Case

The man who served as the key witness against Adnan Syed in the 2000 Baltimore murder investigation, which recently has gained national attention …

Crime

Name your own price for Radiohead singer Thom Yorke's latest single

Well, well, well, what do we have here? It looks like there's one little present left under the Christmas tree, and if you're a Radiohead fan you'll likely be pleased. Lead singer Thom Yorke has posted a brand new single online, called "You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry," and you can stream or …

Yep, that tablet at bedtime really is messing with your sleep

New study links screen use at night with less REM sleep<p>If you’re reading a book before bed, what do you reach for: a paperback, a tablet, or an e-reader? The choice you make will have an effect on your sleep, and if you answered either of the last two then you probably already know the news isn't …

Some heart patients do better when the cardiologist is away

Holy heart attack! Researchers have found that certain high-risk heart patients stand a better chance of survival if they go to a teaching hospital when all the cardiologists have left town.<p>Though heart doctors have joked that the safest place to suffer a heart attack would be in a city hosting a …

Medicine

The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks

A Gameboy with a sardine can inside. A printer stuffed with a piñata. ‘Return fraud’ is costing retailers billions—and the ingenious swindles are …

Like stroking beards? Find furry faces with the Bristlr app

You don't need a beard to know that everyone from Gandalf to Yosemite Sam gets a certain boost in gravitas from facial hair. Just look at Zeus, Poseidon, John Lennon, Che Guevara and Santa and the legendary beards that make them historical icons.<p>Now, thanks to a new app called Bristlr, you can find …

Beards

U.S. set to blame North Korea for Sony hack

The U.S. is ready to blame North Korea for the crippling hack attack at Sony Pictures, as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week's planned release of its controversial comedy "The Interview."<p>U.S. investigators say an announcement pinning the blame on hackers working for the Pyongyang …

Jeb Bush's long campaign begins?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 2016 presidential race isn't an abstract parlor game anymore.<p>With a seven-paragraph Facebook post on Tuesday, Jeb Bush instantly transformed the nascent campaign. His decision to "actively explore" a presidential bid accelerates the scramble for donors. It also gives the former Florida …

Morning Must Reads: December 17

Some cinema chains are pulling Sony’s film <i>The Interview</i> from their lineups after hackers threatened a 9/11-style attack against theaters who screen …

Los Angeles

NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

NEW YORK (AP) — The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie …

How Would You Do On The Supposedly Smarter SATs? (Updated)

The dreaded college entrance exam is getting revamped. Take our quiz to see how the new questions stack up against the old.<p><b>Update, December 16, 2014:</b><p>The charts above show how 310 readers did on our highly abbreviated SAT exam. The quiz included a verbal and a math question from both the current …

This week Music Deals saves you big on albums from Charli XCX, Lupe Fiasco and others

<i>Sucker</i> is the third and newest album from English singer-songwriter Charli XCX. It dropped today and can now be yours for less than a large soda at …

California has lost 11 trillion gallons of water in recent drought

Water storage in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins measured "11 trillion gallons below normal seasonal levels" earlier this year, according to data presented by NASA scientists at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco. The new information shows precisely how severe …

Facebook will auto-enhance your photos, if you use an iPhone

Look, Facebook kind of <i>has</i> to be good at this whole photo-filter thing. Like, come on: It owns Instagram, of all things. As it happens, you can already use various filters to tweak your photos from the Facebook app before you upload them to the site. Now, though, Zuckerberg & co. are taking things …

Twitter reportedly 'divided' over autoplaying videos in your timeline

According to <i>Adweek</i>, Twitter's having a tough time deciding whether it wants to automatically play videos that appear in user timelines. Facebook made the move to autoplay last year, and while some users quickly complained about the new feature, it's gone off successfully and proven to be a huge …

Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan among Rock Hall inductees

Lou Reed, Green Day, Ringo Starr, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Joan Jett will be welcomed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the 2015 class of inductees along with influential blues bandleader Paul Butterfield, R&B singer-songwriter Bill Withers and, for the annual early influence inductee, …

Now You Can Live Stream NBC Shows Online

NBC will live stream programs to computers, tablets and other mobile devices, the broadcaster announced on Tuesday, as part of an industry wide push …

Mobile Devices