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WHOOPS! BlackBerry Messenger for iOS and Android User Guides Accidentally Posted Online

While the official release of BlackBerry Messenger for iOS and Android is set for sometime around the end of summer, apparently someone at Blackberry …

Solar Panels Now Make More Electricity Than They Use

And by 2020, the solar industry will have completely "paid back" the energy it took to produce the world's panels.<p>Solar panels make energy, but they take energy to make, too. And, until about 2010 or so, the solar panel industry used more electricity than it produced, according to a new analysis. …

Madea Meets Sofia: The Search for OWN

Celebrity News

8 Reasons You're Still Mad

You've learned to meditate. You write in your gratitude journal. Your day was asteroid-free. So why can't you stop seething about the grocery bag …

Writing

Venus, Serena win twice in Charleston to set up semifinal

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Top-ranked Serena Williams ended a long and successful day for the Williams family as she and sister Venus both won twice Friday …

On-Set Divas: Celebrities Rumored To Be Difficult To Work With

"The O.C." star Tate Donovan recently dished to Andy Cohen about the antics of his TV daughter Mischa Barton and her young co-stars on the hit teen series. And he's not the only actor to open up about the behind-the-scenes behavior of a cast mate.<p>Lots of insiders have been loose-lipped, both on the …

iOS 7 Concept Shows Series Of Realistic New Features

We’ve seen a lot of iOS 7 concepts recently, most have looked at just one thing. This concept from Federico Bianco (via Mac4Ever) gives us a look at …

3 Free iOS System Monitors

There was a time when I was chest high into deep geek doings. I wrote arcane command line scripts that did fun things like parse lists of names for …

iOS 7 Concept Features Widgets, New Lock Screen, Mission Control and More

Earlier this week, a number of Apple-focused bloggers claimed iOS 7 was running behind schedule and that it would bring a significant user interface refresh.<p>Designer F. Bianco has posted a set of images to Flickr with some interesting thoughts on what useful changes Apple could make to iOS 7 to …

Why Do We Keep Making Ebooks Like Paper Books?

Comparing books to ebooks is like comparing mechanical watches to digital watches, or manual cars to automatic cars. No one doubts the convenience, …

Iridescent Skins Let You Just Tilt To Change Your iPhone's Color

If you're tired of the iPhone's boring black or white color options, but would also like to avoid a bulky case or letting Colorware have at it with …

Tech workers can’t jointly sue Apple, Google for “cold calling” deal

But employees can try again, and unflattering CEO e-mails are being exposed.<p>In 2010, the government announced it had sued several large tech …

Hulu said to receive $500 million bid from former head of News Corp.

The future of streaming video service Hulu has been decidedly hazy lately, and now <i>Reuters</i> is reporting that the former head of News Corp. has entered a bid to purchase the company. According to the report Peter Chernin — who currently sits on Hulu's board — offered $500 million. In March several …

Apple’s Lower-Cost iPhone Could Lack a Retina Display

A new research report by RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani cites his supply chain checks when predicting a June or July launch for both the …

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<b>Photograph by Peter Hapak for TIME</b><p><i>“My parents have been married for 45 years and I always knew that was something that I wanted. I want our children to say, ‘My daddies are married.’ We wanted to feel like a complete package.”</i> — <b>Eric LaBonté</b><p>This week’s cover story, ‘<b>How Gay Marriage Won</b>,’ explores the dramatic cultural shift towards recognizing same-sex unions. We’re asking our followers to share their stories and photos with us.<p><b>Why is marriage important to you?</b> Share a photo that symbolizes …

Djokovic: ‘Worst match I have played in a long time'

By losing to Tommy Haas in the fourth round of Miami, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic failed to reach the finals of at least one of the March Masters …

It's good to be old on the ATP

MIAMI -- A month ago, Tommy Haas was musing about his improbable longevity.<p>"I surprised myself in many ways," the German said from his Bradenton, …

Tennis

Four-time finalist Sharapova advances to Miami semis

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- The grunts were long and loud in the final game, as if Maria Sharapova was pushing a couch across nearby Crandon Beach.<p>Trying …

Surprise: Europe’s King Now Has Nearly As Many Daily Users As Zynga

Around four years ago, Riccardo Zacconi said he was close to selling King, the arcade gaming company that he had co-founded and bootstrapped six years earlier.<p>The company, which has a destination site at King.com, had lost about 45 percent of its traffic as one of its biggest partners Yahoo! Games …

Google is run by adolescents, says Evgeny Morozov

Evgeny Morozov, the author and critic battling 'the internet' itself, talks to Christopher Williams.<p>As an author known for his viciously mocking criticism of web culture, Evgeny Morozov recently found himself the unaccustomed target of ridicule for his own technological habits.<p>Promoting his …

Apple Patents iPhone With Wraparound Display, Including Designs That Plug Together Voltron-Style

Apple has a new patent filing just published by the USPTO today, first spotted by AppleInsider, which details a wraparound-style AMOLED display that could make it possible to create an iPhone that’s almost entirely screen, with touch gestures and virtual buttons replacing physical ones completely. …

Samsung Galaxy S 4 heads to AT&T for $250 on contract, pre-orders begin April 16th

Just two days ago, T-Mobile's potty-mouthed CEO John Legere gave us a tentative May 1st launch date for Samsung's Galaxy S 4 on that network. And now, AT&T's making its S 4 plans public, opening up pre-orders for the device on April 16th. Subscribers that sign-up for a two-year plan will be able to …