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Russian politicians want FIFA to kick the U.S. out of the World Cup

Republican Senators Mark Kirk of Illinois and Dan Coates of Indiana co-wrote a letter to FIFA President Sepp Blatter last week demanding that the Russian national team be expelled from the 2014 World Cup and the 2018 World Cup — which Russia will host — be relocated following the country’s invasion …

A.C. Milan Must Act Fast in Order to Avoid Falling into a Sustained Decline

As Milan prepared to take on Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie this week, the Italian media did their best to make the task of overturning a 1-0 deficit at the Vicente Calderon seem like an achievable one.<p>The Rossoneri, they pointed out, had dug themselves out …

Brazil Legend Romario: FIFA President Joseph Blatter is 'Corrupt Thief'

Brazilian football legend Romario has heavily criticised FIFA, calling President Sepp Blatter "a corrupt thief" and Secretary General Jerome Valcke …

Eric Cantona arrested for assault in London

Metropolitan Police have arrested and cautioned former Manchester United star Eric Cantona for assaulting a man in London<p>Eric Cantona has been arrested and cautioned for assaulting a man in London on Wednesday.<p>The former <b>Manchester United</b> star was taken into custody by police following a lunchtime …

Ronaldo Talks About World Cup in His Native Brazil

Billions of people around the world have their eyes set on Brazil this summer, all in anticipation of the World Cup. In Brazil, famed soccer star …

Lionel Messi: 'We've returned to the Barça we want and the fans expect'

Lionel Messi described Barcelona as being back to their best as they saw off Manchester City to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League and keep alive their hopes of the treble.<p>Critics had rounded on Barça and their coach Gerardo Martino after the reigning champions suffered three defeats …

US Senators to FIFA: Kick Russia out of 2014 World Cup

As a result of Russia's recent invasion of Ukraine, two US Senators have called on FIFA to expel Russia from the upcoming World Cup. This, …

Google fixes 7 Chrome security holes just before CanSecWest

Google has fixed seven security flaws in Chrome, just a day before the annual, real-time hacking competitions Pwnium and Pwn2Own.<p>The new security update for Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Linux patched four flaws labeled as High, below the more important level of Critical; three flaws in its rendering …

Starbucks app to let you pre-order your coffee later this year

It sucks when you go to Starbucks for a pick-me-up and some guy's holding up the line with an overly complicated request. Thankfully, the Seattle company's testing a mobile ordering service in an effort to speed things up. To be clear, when it debuts later this year, you still won't be able to get …

'Titanfall' player becomes first in the world to reach 1 million Xbox Live Gamerscore

Xbox Live has an undisputed champion. Ray Cox, better known online as Stallion83, has just become the first person to crack an Xbox Live Gamerscore of 1 million points. He did it playing <i>Titanfall</i>, the blockbuster first-person shooter released earlier this week, and live-streamed his efforts via …

Phones you can unlock with your fingerprint (pictures)

Fingerprint scanners for securing mobile devices under biometric lock and key migrated to handhelds back in 2011, but the trend has been slow to pick up since then. In the last year, though, we've seen three new smartphones tackle the task, using three different approaches for capturing your …

Phones

Mutant dual-boot Android and Windows Phone coming to US this spring

Huawei is no stranger to Windows Phone, having released a handset in the US last year, but the company is now planning to combine Android and Windows Phone into a single smartphone. Speaking to <i>TrustedReviews</i>, Huawei’s chief marketing officer, Shao Yang, reveals the firm is still committed to …

Google removes underlined links, says goodbye to 1996

Google started life as a research project in 1996 to crawl the internet and create a search engine. 18 years later, Google is now removing the last of the design left over from that era. Starting today, the '90s-style underlined links are being removed from Google search results. It truly marks the …

Apple Patents A Smarter, More Accurate Wrist-Based Activity Tracker

Apple has applied for a patent for an improved wearable pedometer design, according to a new filing published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider). The filing describes a way to vastly improve accuracy on wearable step counters, by determining where a user is wearing it and adjusting the way it …

Mind Pirate unveils its first Google Glass and mobile augmented-reality game: Global Food Fight

Mind Pirate is announcing Global Food Fight today, an augmented-reality game that can run on Google Glass, smartwatches, smartphones, and tablets. The title is a wacky brawl where you can slingshot food at your friends who are half a world away.<p>Perhaps this is how a new era of gaming begins as …

Why The Next iPhone Should Have A Bigger Screen

Is the iPhone too small? One designer thinks so, and he may have a point.<p>What will the next iPhone look like when it is released in September after its first major redesign in two years? In a new concept, Sam Beckett, an independent concept designer, imagines a next-gen iPhone Air with a 4.7-inch, …

Apple

LeBron James tweets Samsung phone fail, then deletes it

King James may rule the basketball world, but he’s just as susceptible to Android bugs as the rest of us.<p>Samsung had to wince when its highly paid spokesperson tweeted out the following yesterday to his 12 million followers: ”My phone just erased everything it had in it and rebooted. One of the …

Microsoft makes Windows Phone free for some phone makers

Microsoft has been considering offering a free version of Windows Phone to smartphone makers for months now, and it appears the company has signed its first free license deals recently. <i>The Times of India</i> reports that Microsoft is waiving the Windows Phone license fee for two Indian phone makers — …

Samsung wants a patent to let you unlock your phone with a squiggle

Swiping from left to right to unlock your phone is so passé.<p>The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application last week from mobile device maker Samsung for a new way to summon a “mobile terminal” out of lock mode: by dragging your finger in a curved line and having it intersect at …

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 LTE arrives to Verizon, $600 on-contract

Verizon customers looking for a stylus-wielding tablet, but not interested in the massive NotePro 12.2, will be happy to know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition has now arrived to Big Red with full support for their 4G LTE network.<p>The Note 10.1 2014 LTE will set consumers back $699.99 …

Microsoft launches low-cost Office 365 Personal subscription service

Microsoft originally launched its subscription version of Office back in September 2012, but the company is announcing a new cheaper option for individuals today. Office 365 Personal is a $6.99-per-month (or $69.99 a year) subscription service that provides access to the Office 2013 applications …

Google Smartwatch Specs Leak, Show Hardware Comparable To Galaxy Gear 2

Some new details about Google’s upcoming smartwatch, which is said to be made by occasional Nexus hardware partner LG, have emerged from mobile leaker @evleaks, who has a solid track record when it comes to unreleased devices. Shortly after TechCrunch reported that Google’s smartwatch development …

Samsung Stops Obsessing Over The High End, But What Will Apple Do?

Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy S5 could hardly have been more low key. After the disaster that was the S4 show, Samsung played this launch straight, letting the phone speak for itself. And certainly the S5 is a nice, evolutionary upgrade over its predecessor. But that’s all it is. To a point, …

Smile! The Samsung Galaxy S5's 16-megapixel camera is pretty good so far

BARCELONA, Spain -- Artificial spot lighting at trade show booths doesn't make for the optimal conditions to test out what a camera can do. However, it does at least give you a fairly good idea of how the Samsung Galaxy S5's 16-megapixel shooter works in this kind of indoor setting. (And yes, we …

The Fingerprint Scanner On The Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Be Accessible By Developers

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 includes a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button, and that hardware will be made available to third-party devs, the company announced today at a developer-focused event during MWC this year. That move is in stark contrast to Apple’s strategy with its own fingerprint …

Windows Phone to be fastest growing mobile OS, says IDC

Windows Phone could be the only major mobile OS to see a gain in market share in the next few years.<p>Released Wednesday, IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker forecasts a rise in Windows Phone's global market share from 3.9 percent this year to 7 percent in 2018. That may not seem like a …

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Microsoft sends out mixed messages about Nokia Lumia brand

BARCELONA, Spain -- Lumia lives! Microsoft will continue the Nokia and Lumia brands when it takes over Nokia's phone business, although the company is sending out mixed messages on the details of the transition.<p>I chatted about the future of Nokia today with Greg Sullivan, Director of Windows Phone, …