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Microsoft re-releases latest Surface Pro 2 update following initial issues

Microsoft is re-releasing its latest Surface Pro 2 firmware update today. Following issues with the update last month, the software maker pulled it to investigate and correct the problems. Initial reports revealed failed installations and battery issues in instances where the update was successful. …

Samsung and Apple make up two thirds of smartphone market

New research shows that the two big companies dominate smartphone sales in the US.<p><b>New research data from the NPD Group shows that Samsung and Apple</b> …

Thinnest (and lightest) large tablets

How thin can tablets get? CNET looks at the thinnest large tablets.<p>Even if you only want your tablet to be powerful and pragmatic, you have to admit that a thin tablet has its advantages. Thin tablets, after all, are slimmer, sexier and easier to handle. Also, their sleek profiles don't necessarily …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple Reportedly Targeting Late Q3 2014 for 12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' Launch

As outlined in our feature highlighting Apple's possible product plans for 2014, a number of rumors have suggested Apple may be working on a 12.9-inch iPad model that could launch later this year. The company is allegedly accelerating development on this device in response to Samsung's introduction …

Firefox may beat Google to a web-based slate: Hello, Firefox OS tablet

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>I’ve been clamoring for a web-based tablet over the past year and one company is finally going to deliver it. Only it’s <i>not</i> …

DataWind’s $38 Tablet Is Turning the World Upside Down

Over the past couple years, DataWind has been up-ending the emerging tablet market with its budget Aakash and Ubislate tablets, which sell for as low as $38. At CES last week, we spoke to DataWind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli about the company’s recent expansion to the US, UK, and Canada and its plan to …

Stanford's Derek Mason officially named new Vanderbilt head coach

The Stanford defensive coordinator will try and continue James Franklin's unparalleled success with the program.<p><i>Update: It's official.</i><p>"I am so excited to be at Vanderbilt," Mason said in a statement. "This university combines the best of what's good about college athletics and academics. We expect …

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Nelson Mandela in Pictures

9 photography accessories you never knew you needed

We probably don't need to tell you to buy a tripod, but here are a few clever gadgets and accessories you might not have thought about...<p>1. Bluetrack …

Cameras

What Camera Should I Buy? – Updated November 2013

<i>PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This post is an updated compilation of several shorter posts I wrote in the past trying to answer the question, “What camera should</i> …

Tutorials

Canon EOS Rebel T6s / EOS 760D review

<b>New:</b> <i>The EOS Rebel T6s (known as the EOS 760D outside the US) has since been replaced by the</i> <i>EOS 77D</i><i>, which benefits from a newer sensor, improved AF</i> …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Elephant Texture

Nature is full of beautiful textures and patterns, and photography is one of the few mediums that can capture it in all its intricate detail. Today’s …

Projected BCS Rankings 2013: Week 15 Top 25 BCS Standings Predictions

When Chris Davis ran back a missed Alabama field goal from under his goalposts all the way to the other end zone, he did his part to end the Crimson Tide's two-year reign as BCS champions. When Missouri defeated Texas A&M later, it's now nearly official.<p>Nearly.<p>Incredibly, Alabama is not quite …

College Football

Some get a potential shot at BCS title game after a crazy day

CHRIS DUFRESNE / ON COLLEGE FOOTBALL<p>Some get a potential shot at BCS title game after a crazy day<p>No. 1 Alabama's loss to No. 4 Auburn and No. 3 Ohio State's victory over Michigan throws a wrench into things.<p>November 30, 2013|Chris Dufresne<p>When Coach Nick Saban and Alabama lost to Auburn on the …

NCAA College Football Rankings - CBSSports.com

BCS Standings<p>1<p>0.9957<p>2617<p>0.997<p>1550<p>1<p>1<p>2<p>1<p>1<p>2<p>1<p>1.25<p>4<p>0.86<p>2242<p>0.8541<p>1342<p>0.8658<p>4<p>7<p>5<p>4<p>5<p>4<p>4.5<p>7<p>0.7705<p>2048<p>0.7802<p>1211<p>0.7813<p>10<p>4<p>7<p>5<p>8<p>9<p>7.25<p>9<p>0.7152<p>1866<p>0.7109<p>1108<p>0.7148<p>6<p>8<p>10<p>8<p>9<p>7<p>…

College Football

Does NFL-Style Bullying Happen in Women's Locker Rooms Too?

Miami Dolphin Jonathan Martin quit the team after relentless bullying from his teammate, Richie Incognito. Former NFL-ers say it's just locker room culture. So what goes down in the locker rooms of female pro athletes?<p>In the weeks since the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal broke, there has been much …

Papi's beard sells for almost $11K

The trimmings were collected by Gillette after Ortiz and fellow Boston Red Sox player Shane Victorino stopped by its headquarters last month …

Mick Jagger

Florida State moves to No. 1 in latest college football polls

There's something missing at the top of this week's college football polls:<p>Alabama.<p>Auburn's stunning, last-play victory over the two-time defending national champion has reshaped the last week of the season.<p>Florida StateandOhio State, the last two undefeated teams among national title contenders, …