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Crime at sea: The world's most pirate-infested waters

Like the Caribbean of old, the waters near Somalia used to be the most heavily pirated in the world. Now there's a new king of the pirates that's quickly become a headache for governments, shipping companies, cruise lines, energy firms, global conglomerates and—perhaps most immediately—for sailors …

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Dell's Project Ophelia will turn any HDTV into an Android computer this May

Dell introduced Project Ophelia to the world at CES back in January, and now it's revealed shipping timeframes for the Android-powered MHL stick. Ophelia will ship in May to developers, with cable providers and telecoms able to buy it in July. A consumer release will follow shortly thereafter. When …

Stand Up for Liberty by Sitting Out the Pledge of Allegiance

Last year, an atheist couple in Massachusetts brought a suit against the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District, arguing that the phrase "under God" in the pledge of allegiance discriminates against their children because, according to their attorney, it "defines patriotism according to a …

Samoa Air defends policy to charge passengers by weight

Samoa Air, the Pacific national airline which flies domestically and last week began connecting Samoa to American Samoa, allows passengers to nominate their weight and then measures them on scales at the airport.<p>Passengers do not pay for a seat but pay a fixed price per kilogram, which varies …

Why we love the iPhone 5!

We here at Android Authority have just had an epiphany. We have finally realized that we do like the iPhone 5, why? you might ask.<p>Because it’s fun to break!<p>Happy April Fools’ Day<p>from your friends at Android Authority

Google and Microsoft trade insults for April Fools

April Fools' Day provides the springboard for companies to make some unbelievable announcements, but for Google and Microsoft, it serves as the perfect time to poke fun at eachothers' shortcomings. With Gmail Blue, Google is teasing Redmond over a product that doesn't officially exist yet, while …

Packed with technology, this six-sided die reinvents a 5,000-year-old game piece

Just under $40 is a pretty hefty price tag for a traditional six-sided die, but the people behind this high tech version of the 5,000-year-old random number generator believe all of the bells and whistles built into the Dice+ warrants the cost.<p>The blue and white plastic and rubber Dice+ die is …

HTC One Release Date Update - Taiwan Launch

The HTC One was initially going to be released in early March in Taiwan, but the launch was hit by a series of unfortunate delays. The wait is now over, as the flagship phone has finally hit various retail stores in the country yesterday.<p>On location to capture the excitement were the folks at</i> …

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When will Apple kill the iPod?

Physical music formats were so 20th century, so we put our music on computers. But even that was too much of a burden, so music is going up, up, and away, into the cloud and streaming. The iPod Classic is firmly rooted to the ground, and I like it that way.<p>I can live without Siri, iCloud, a camera, …