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Company gets kicked off Amazon after threatening to sue a reviewer

Let this be a lesson to any company selling products on Amazon: going after a customer for a negative review can get you booted from the store entirely. A company called Mediabridge Products has had its Amazon selling privileges revoked after aggressively intimidating and harassing a user for …

Is Beats a mistake for Apple? No diggity!

Apple is in talks to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, according to several news reports. But if the deal does actually happen, Apple soon may be singing Dr. Dre's "I Need A Doctor."<p>The <i>Financial Times</i> first reported Thursday that Apple is closing in on a purchase of the high-end headphones …

Upcoming Moto E allegedly spotted side-by-side the Moto G

Less than an hour ago, we reported on the possibility of several new Moto G variants that could be on their way in the not-too-distant future. It seems that’s not the only Motorola related news we have for you today, as the Moto E has now allegedly be spotted in an image that shows it side-by-side …

Miley Cyrus Bangerz World Tour: Go Behind The Scenes

The Miley Cyrus Bangerz World Tour comes to London tonight (May 6). NME photographer Jenn Five went on the road with Miley Cyrus, Sky Ferreira and …

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Frank Sidebottom: enduring oddball

Chris Sievey’s alter ego with the papier-maché head has inspired an upcoming film – not bad for a one-off character designed to promote a videogame, says David Quantick<p>One of the odder, and arguably unexpected, sidelines of the music scene in the late-Seventies was the emergence of the punk and …

Pop music: What’s happened to the money, money, money?

As Lily Allen claims pop stars don’t get paid enough, we examine the economics of today’s music industry<p>The death of the <b>pop music industry</b> has been predicted for years – and certainly since Apple launched a whizzy device called an iPod back in 2001. The rise of free or pirated music online and the …

A Journey Through Venice: The Fuji X100s Review

Update: also check out our Mirrorless on the Job – Episode 2 about using the X100s for work.<p>I finally received my Fujifilm X100s last week, two days …

Yahoo News Digest arrives on Android and launches an international edition

Four months after bringing its unconventional news app to iOS, Yahoo News Digest arrives on Android today along with international editions that bring a global perspective to currents. Yahoo News Digest for Android includes both the regular app, which provides twice-daily summaries of the day's top …

Why the iPad is (still) the future of Apple

Here is a surprisingly controversial statement: The iPad is going to be huge. Tablets, in general, will someday soon not merely outsell personal computers, but actually replace them, even in businesses, and in productive capacities for which people currently believe “only a PC will do.”<p>IDC<p>Quartz’s …

How to get the best out of photo apps on your smartphone – video

Dan Rubin, editor-at-large of the Photographic Journal and an early Instagram adopter, takes a tour of London to test some of the best smartphone photography apps. By shooting a variety of people and places, Dan shows how using some specially selected apps throughout your photography workflow can …

#BBCtrending: #RealMenDontBuyGirls and the #BringBackOurGirls campaign

<b>The hashtag #RealMenDontBuyGirls has been tweeted thousands of times in the past few days in connection with the abducted girls in Nigeria. It's reported that Hollywood celebrities have endorsed the campaign, but things are not exactly as they first appear.</b><p>#RealMenDontBuyGirls is trending in the …

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Samsung's new mirrorless camera tries to fuse style with modest specs

For some, Samsung's NX mini mirrorless camera went <i>too</i> far in catering to the style-minded; while it's eye-catching, that small sensor and reduced control won't please demanding shooters. Appropriately, the company is bridging the gap between the mini and the bigger NX300 with its new NX3000. It has …

4 Hacks You Should Know Before You Craft Your Next Email Subject Line

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Every day people are flooded with emails they must decide to open or ignore. Research by Epsilon shows that email open rates are hovering around 25%. Luckily for marketers, there is a way to improve that rate.<p>Since many people base their decision (about …