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AT&T introduces new $100 phone trade-in program

AT&T will roll out a new trade-in program tomorrow allowing its customers to upgrade to a new high end (i)Phone with $100 of free spending money if you give them your old phone (restrictions apply).<p>Beginning May 1, consumers who trade in their current smartphone to AT&T* will be eligible to receive …

Leap Wireless Reports Improved iPhone Sales Amid Customer Losses

Leap Wireless today reported its first quarter financial results, noting improved iPhone sales amidst significant customer and revenue losses. Leap, which began offering the iPhone in June of 2012 through its subsidiary Cricket Wireless, announced in February that weak iPhone sales would prevent it …

Facebook's Messenger Protocol Will Power the Internet of Things

One of the big problems with creating a connected house—where thermostats talk to light swtiches which talk to coffee-making robots—is that there’s a …

Internet of Things

Google Glass Bulletproof lockscreen adds unofficial wearable security

Security concerns around Google Glass and what data access those casually – or nefariously – picking up your wearable might have has prompted the …

Apple Will Make A Phablet In 2014, And It Will Be The iPhone 6 [Analyst]

In Apple’s latest earnings call, CEO Tim Cook was suddenly equivocal about whether or not Apple would do an iPhone with a larger display.<p>“Our competitors have made some significant tradeoffs in many of these areas to ship a larger display,” Cook said on the earnings call. “We would not ship a …

HTC Watch To Close in Six Countries By May 31

HTC has confirmed that it will be shutting down its mobile movie rental and purhase service, HTC Watch, in Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Spain and Sweden by the end of May.<p>The smartphone manufacturer told Engadget that it would continue to deliver new content for HTC Watch, but that …

Jonny Wilkinson says he turned down Lions place because 'absolute priority' lies with Toulon

The British and Irish Lions manager, Andy Irvine, disclosed last night that there had been “a very serious probability” that Warren Gatland would have selected three fly-halves for the tour of Australia if Jonny Wilkinson had not turned down the offer of a place during a phone call with the head …

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Is Right: Arsenal Can Win the Title Next Season

Link to Media<p>Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a confident young man.<p>'The Ox' was in bullish form when asked about Arsenal's prospects for next season:<p>As a team we’re as good as anyone in the Premier League, right up there with the best in Europe and worldwide.There’s a few things we need to tie up but …

Soccer

Audley Harrison announces his retirement from boxing

The 2000 Olympic gold medallist Audley Harrison has announced his retirement from boxing.<p>Harrison became the first British fighter to win an Olympic …

Lynsey Sharp says drugs are a 'huge problem' in athletics

<b>Lynsey Sharp says drugs are a "huge problem" in athletics after being upgraded to European 800m gold following a doping scandal.</b><p>Scotland's athlete of the year is now 2012 European champion after Russian Yelena Arzhakova received a two-year doping ban.<p>"It's a huge problem," Sharp, 22, told BBC …

Memphis Grizzlies gain NBA playoff advantage over LA Clippers

<b>Memphis Grizzlies 103-93 Los Angeles Clippers</b><i><br>Grizzlies lead best-of-seven series 3-2</i><p>The Memphis Grizzlies capitalized on Blake Griffin's ankle injury …

Luis Suárez ban absurd and unfair, says Liverpool's Pepe Reina

The Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has attacked Luis Suárez's 10-game ban for biting the Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic as "absurd and …

PlayStation 4 lead architect reveals secrets behind Sony's next console

Mark Cerny explains the technical philosophy that informs the PS4's design<p>When Sony unveiled the PlayStation 4 two months ago, many were impressed to see Mark Cerny fronting the presentation as lead system architect; the industry veteran first made his name by designing the classic <i>Marble Madness</i> at …