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Is the oil crash over? Prices soar 32% in 12 days

Oil has stopped crashing.<p>Investors around the world freaked out when oil prices plummeted to a 13-year low of $26.05 a barrel on February 11. But as of Tuesday they have climbed back to $34.40 a barrel, marking an incredible 32% spike in the span of just 12 trading days.<p>The ridiculous surge from …

The best fitness trackers

The line between fitness trackers and smartwatches continues to blur, as more companies introduce full-featured wearables dedicated to both health …

[Deal Alert] Get 8 Free Games In Today's Amazon Game Pack, Including Buddy & Me, Gravity Guy, And Sonic Jump

The Play Store is filled with great games to cram onto your mobile device, but there's another Android marketplace you may have forgotten to check. …

Amazon may launch an Amazon Prime Music streaming service

Online retail giant Amazon is reportedly speaking to major music labels about launching its own streaming music service, according to a Re/code report that cites unnamed industry sources with knowledge of the talks.<p>Amazon currently offers its Prime membership, which costs $79 annually. In return, …

Delta Rewards High-Paying Frequent Fliers - NBC News

Volvo announces new 'human machine interface' and it looks a lot like a tablet (video)

Tesla isn't the only automaker with a tablet-like center console. Volvo's latest "human machine interface" will debut at next week's Geneva Motor Show -- however, it could be a bit simpler than what we've seen from the competition. The screen is divided into tiles, with navigation, media and …

Tesla Announces $5B Battery Factory Plan

“The Gigafactory is designed to reduce cell costs much faster than the status quo and, by 2020, produce more lithium ion batteries annually than were produced worldwide in 2013,” the company said in a blog post Wednesday afternoon, predicting that battery production costs would be 30 percent lower …

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Google, Microsoft agree: Cloud is now safe enough to use

SAN FRANCISCO -- Nevermind Microsoft's awkward "Scroogled" anti-Google campaign. When it comes to cloud security, the two giants are practically best buds.<p>At the annual RSA Conference held at the Moscone Center here on Wednesday, Microsoft Chief Information Security Officer Bret Arsenault and …

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MasterCard to boost credit card security with smartphones

With hacks, stolen credit card data, and identify fraud constantly on the rise, some credit card companies are looking into how to better beef up security.<p>MasterCard announced Tuesday that it has partnered with mobile technology company Syniverse to make it more difficult for unauthorized users to …

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Mt. Gox reportedly subpoenaed by the feds, CEO confirms leaked proposal was legit

The strange days of (former?) Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox continue. In a conversation with an industry consultant posted by <i>Fox Business,</i> its CEO Mark Karpeles confirmed that a PDF leaked by The Two Bit Idiot is "more or less" legitimate. According to Karpeles, it was a "bunch of proposals to deal with …

WinZip Moves To The Cloud With Launch Of ZipShare, A Way To Zip, Manage & Share All Your Online Files

WinZip, makers of the file compression utility first launched in the early 90’s that still sees north of 30 million downloads per year, is today making a shift to the cloud. The company is launching ZipShare, a file zipping, management, encryption, and sharing service that works with the major …

Study Finds 77% of College Students Use Snapchat Daily

Facebook may no longer be interested in Snapchat, but college students certainly are.<p>A new study found that more than three-quarters of college …

Verizon CEO says he expects Netflix will pay for better streaming

Has Netflix–Comcast deal set a precedent that it will have to pay for carriage on all broadband pipes?<p>It was revealed over the weekend that Netflix and Comcast had struck a historic deal: for the first time the streaming-video service would pay the cable giant in order to ensure that the huge …

Comcast's Traffic Pact With Netflix Is Shrouded in Secrecy

Netflix’s agreement with Comcast to establish a direct connection between the two companies means that customers of the nation’s largest broadband …

Network router caused WhatsApp's 'biggest' outage | Reuters

(Reuters) - WhatsApp founder Jan Koum on Sunday issued an apology and blamed a network router for Saturday’s outage of the mobile messaging app.<p>A Whatsapp App logo is seen behind a Samsung Galaxy S4 phone that is logged on to Facebook in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, February 20, 2014. …

Mt. Gox resigns from Bitcoin Foundation

The move comes amid a string of longstanding technical issues that began last summer when Mt. Gox halted customer withdrawals in U.S. dollars, the Journal said.<p>Earlier this month, Mt. Gox, the best-known digital marketplace operator, said a halt on withdrawals would continue indefinitely after it …

Google rolling out one-click unsubscribe to Gmail users

<b>Google is adding an "unsubscribe" link in the header of marketing and promotional emails to remove the frustration of trying to find it in the footer.</b><p>…

Netflix to pay Comcast to ensure network speeds

<i>Updated to correct the name of</i><p>Netflix's Open Connect initiative.<p>Netflix Inc.has agreed to payComcast Corp.to ensure the online service's subscribers get seamless access to movies and TV shows delivered over the Internet, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>The deal, which has been nearly a …

Syrian militant linked to Al Qaeda is killed in bombing, activists say

BEIRUT — A well-known Syrian rebel commander who was close to<p>Al Qaeda’s leadership was killed Sunday in a suicide bombing linked by some to an Al Qaeda breakaway group, opposition activists said.<p>The attack in the northern city of Aleppo was the latest apparent incident of infighting among rebel …

U.S. wants Ukraine to remain unified, cautions Russia | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials insisted on Sunday that Ukraine should remain unified and cautioned that any military intervention by Russia would be a mistake after bloody street protests ousted the pro-Moscow president.<p>Anti-Yanukovich protesters stand guard at the national bank office in …