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T-Mobile will now let you carry over unused data

Uncarrier 8.0 is about preserving the data you pay for<p>T-Mobile has revealed its Uncarrier 8.0 announcement: it's called Data Stash. But a better name is probably data rollover. The fourth place US carrier will now let select postpaid customers carry unused data into future billing cycles. …

Samsung Eyeing LoopPay as Partner for Mobile Payment System to Rival Apple Pay

Samsung may be developing a mobile payment system to rival Apple Pay, reports <i>Re/code</i>. The Korean handset manufacturer reportedly is negotiating with payments startup LoopPay about the system, which it plans to debut it in 2015.<p>The combined Samsung and LoopPay system would allow customers to wave …

Honor among thieves? Huawei calls its new smartphone the 6 Plus

Huawei today unveiled its latest smartphone at an event in Beijing and naturally the company named the follow up to its previous generation Honor 6 device, the <b>Honor 6 Plus</b>. Creative.<p>Apart from the name there aren’t many other similarities between the Android-powered Honor 6 Plus and Apple’s iPhone …

Oil plunge takes price below $55 a barrel

Oil continued its plunge early Tuesday, suggesting that drivers enjoying low gas prices may see even more relief at the pump ahead.<p>The price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate fell below $55 for the first time in five years, while the price of the more global Brent crude fell below $60, also …

Google commits $50M to encouraging girls to code

In an effort to bring more women into the technology industry, Google will pour $50 million into its Made with Code initiative.<p>NEW YORK -- Google wants to see more women in technology, and it's funding a $50 million initiative to encourage girls to learn how to code in an effort to close the gender …

Computer Science

Your Home Is Not A Retirement Piggy Bank

The investment bank J.P. Morgan recently released an interesting, very lengthy report on the state of the markets. Compelling reading, but the really arresting chart was all the way out on slide No. 65.<p>On that page, you learn the long-term performance statistics of a number of different asset …

Free Android Music Apps (Reg. $40): Shazam Encore, TuneIn Radio Pro, Ultimate Guitar Tabs, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon’s App Store is offering a number of highly rated Android music apps worth a total of $40 for completely free today.<p>Some of …

When Email Overload Actually Works In Your Favor

Amid all the talk of inbox zero, there are actually advocates for engineering email inundation into your work flow. If it’s time to embrace the bloated inbox, read on.<p>Erica Cerulo describes her inbox as “the scariest.” “I don’t delete anything. I have hundreds of thousands of emails–I had to buy …

Productivity

Google+ boss Vic Gundotra quits after eight years

<b>The man who created social network Google+ is to leave the company, the search giant has confirmed.</b><p>Vic Gundotra had been at Google since 2007, and was the company's vice-president for social media.<p>While boasting a large number of users, Google+ is still considered to be very much in the shadow of …

Google+

Microsoft’s $7.2BN+ Acquisition Of Nokia’s Devices Business Is Now Complete

Microsoft’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services business has been completed. Nokia confirmed the completed transaction in a press release, noting that it has “completed the sale of substantially all of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft” (using the same phrasing it …

Apple gets greener, lighting more stores and data centers with renewable power

Apple continued its march down the path of sustainability today, boasting that it has switched to renewable energy for more than 120 of its retail stores in America, with an eye toward continuing that transition.<p>The company also highlighted in a story from <i>Wired</i> today that it has now moved its …

11 things you need to know about Windows Phone 8.1

Here's your cheat sheet for the newest features and availability of Microsoft's newest mobile operating system.<p>Microsoft's next generation mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.1 , is here and you'll be able to get your hands on it soon. This update makes Windows Phone better than ever, and …

Windows Phone