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The best Google Pixel XL alternatives

To review, the Google Pixel XL is a large phone with an excellent camera, strong battery life, sterling performance, the purest possible Android …

Mobile Technology

Snapchat files for one of the biggest tech IPOs in years: sources | Reuters

(Reuters) - Snapchat has filed for an initial public offering, sources familiar with the situation said on Tuesday, which puts the messaging app a step closer to the biggest U.S. stock market debut since 2014.<p>A security camera is seen over the door of Snapchat's headquarters in Venice, Los Angeles, …

Stock Markets

The AT&T-Time Warner Merger: What Are The Pros And Cons For Consumers?

Telecom giant AT&T has reached an $85.4 billion deal to buy media titan Time Warner. The news of this transformational merger has shaken up both industries, raising eyebrows on Wall Street and drawing criticism from lawmakers and even the presidential campaigns.<p>The deal is expected to face …

Net Neutrality

Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

Deal is for $196 per LinkedIn share, a 50% premium to Friday’s close<p>Microsoft Corp. snapped up LinkedIn Corp. for $26.2 billion in the largest acquisition in its history, betting the professional social network can rev up the tech titan’s software offerings despite recent struggles by both …

LinkedIn

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fires, recall, cancellation, and rebirth: Everything you need to know

After almost a year of twists and turns since September 2016, the Galaxy Note 7 story has (effectively) come to an end. As is well known by now, …

Galaxy Note

Google is replacing Flash in Chrome once and for all

Google told us in May that it would eventually block Adobe Flash Player content on Chrome. And today, the company is making good on its promise. Google is making HTML5 the preferred and default way to display website content in a change that’ll take place over the next couple of months. This means …

Forget about playing Super Mario Run without internet

<i>Super Mario Run</i> is slated to arrive on December 15, but it appears there will be one weird requirement to play the game – an active internet connection.<p>In a recent interview with Mashable, Nintendo icon Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that users won’t be able to play the game unless connected to the …

Super Mario Run

Secrets and lies of a master spy: The agent who fooled the British, Russians, Italians, Japanese and the Nazis during WW2

In 1943, Peter Fleming, brother of Bond creator Ian, recruited a promising-looking Indian intelligence officer and code-named him Silver. His new recruit was a master of deception who worked for all the Axis powers as well as for the Soviets and the British - and fooled them all. Meet the only …

Communist Party

New Atlas

In an effort to combat poaching, drone technology has been paired with software and techniques used by astronomers in a system designed to …

A financial planner reveals an important money lesson young people can learn from the rich

Sophia Bera, CFP and founder of Gen Y Planning, explains her best financial advice for 30-somethings. It's something wealthy people do all the time.<p><b>Follow BI Video: On Twitter</b>

Sony wants to be the next manufacturer to release Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Sony aims to be the first manufacturer outside of Google to release Android 7.1.1 Nougat. According to <i>Xperia Blog</i>, Sony’s developer team has stated that issuing Android 7.1.1 is its “number one priority” and that “if you spot any other vendor (excluding Google) releasing this faster than us, …

Google Pixel

Best Metro PCS phones - Here are the best ones right now

MetroPCS tends to be ignored, but we have listed it as one of the carriers with the best unlimited data plans, as well as the best prepaid plans. There are plenty of smart reasons to stick with this T-Mobile-owned carrier, but choosing the right phone might be a more complicated task. Looking for …

Mobile Technology

And the world's 'most excellent' airline is ... | CNN Travel

(CNN) — What does New Zealand, home of "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit," love better than a blockbusting trilogy?<p>Hitting the jackpot four times in a row.<p>Just like when the All Blacks won their fourth Grand Slam in 2010, Air New Zealand has been named 2017 Airline of the Year by …

New Zealand

Will the Google Pixel Make You Abandon Your iPhone?

I’m a multi-platform guy. I have an Apple smartphone and a Microsoft laptop. I send and receive stuff via Gmail and shoot files up to the cloud via …

The Navy's $12.9B Next Gen Aircraft Carrier Is Almost Ready

Construction was supposed to be completed by September 2015, with a cost cap of $10.5 billion.<p>The Navy refers to its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, as "4.5 acres of sovereign U.S. territory." The $12.9 billion warship — the first of the Navy's next generation of aircraft carriers …

First woman to fly China's J-10 fighter killed in crash

The first woman to fly China's J-10 fighter plane was killed in a crash during an aerobatics training exercise, state-run media reported Monday.<p>Yu Xu, 30, a member of the Chinese air force's "August 1st" aerobatic display team, ejected from her aircraft during a training exercise in the northern …

China

GameStop Black Friday 2016 Ad: PS4 bundle + extra game $250, Deus Ex Mankind & BioShock Collection $30 ea, more

We have already seen some very nice Black Friday 2016 game deals from the likes of Best Buy, Dell, Target and Toys R Us, and now GameStop’s 12-page flyer has surfaced online. As expected, we are seeing a number of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One S console bundles, along with deals on games and more.<p>It …

Deus Ex

Look at all the awesome new Android features your Android phone will never get

Google unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones yesterday, more expensive Nexus replacements intended to compete directly against the iPhone 7 and …

The Massive Windows 10 Update Failure

The forced upgrade mentality now prevalent at Microsoft could be the company's undoing.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Samsung will have 500,000 Galaxy Note 7 replacements in stores Wednesday

The company also says 25 percent of US customers have exchanged their potentially explosive devices for new models, up from 13 percent last week.<p>Samsung will have enough Galaxy Note 7 phones in stores Wednesday to replace half of the devices recalled for a battery problem. Stores will have …

Galaxy Note

SwiftKey for Android is now powered by a neural network

From today, the popular keyboard app SwiftKey will be powered by a neural network. The latest version of the app combines the features of its Neural Alpha, released last October, and its regular app in order to serve better predictions. It's the first major change to the main SwiftKey app since …

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10 Success lessons from Chris Gardner – “From Homeless To Millionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share90<p>Tweet<p>Share349<p>+15<p>Shares 444<p>The life of Chris Gardner is one made for the big screen. From single father without resources, living on the …

The 10 most failed superhero movies ever, ranked

One of the biggest movies of this summer was (for yet another year) a Marvel mashup, "Captain America: Civil War." Meanwhile, Warner Bros.' DC Comics title "Suicide Squad" struggled, breaking a record in its first weekend and then quickly dropping based on bad reviews and worth of mouth.<p>But "Squad" …

Bill Gates' Net Worth Has Hit a Record High

Bill Gates is getting richer and richer.<p>The Microsoft (MSFT) co-founder’s estimated net worth hit a record high of $90 billion on Friday after his …

Atlanta, The Good Place, Marvel’s Luke Cage, and More Shows to Watch For

There’s nothing quite like returning to the fall TV lineup to ease the pain of summer waning. Whether you prefer a comedy, drama, horror, or sci-fi …

TV

NBA chooses New Orleans for 2017 All-Star Game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after taking the midseason event out of North Carolina because …

LGBTQI

Josh Brown's ex-wife told police of over 20 physically violent incidents

The ex-wife of Josh Brown told police that the New York Giants kicker had been physically violent with her on more than 20 instances over the past …

Domestic Violence

AT&T, Apple, Google to work on 'robocall' crackdown | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 30 major technology and communication companies said on Friday they are joining the U.S. government to crack down on “robocalls,” automated, prerecorded phone calls that regulators have labeled a “scourge.”<p>AT&T Inc (T.N), Google parent Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O), Apple …

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