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For rich people, mortgages are getting cheaper and easier

For wealthy homebuyers, mortgages are getting cheaper and easier to come by.<p>Not only are big-pocketed borrowers paying lower average rates on the high dollar value loans known as jumbo mortgages, but lenders are now requiring even smaller down payments -- and, in some cases, they are waiving the …

The Console War Is Over: The PC Already Won

Despite a declining overall PC market, gaming systems are alive and well. So alive, in fact, that the PC gaming segment is already twice the size of the console gaming market – and growing. A report just released by John Peddie Research (JPR) claims that the PC gaming market will tip $21.5B this …

Supposed iPhone 6 Display Cover Faces The Sandpaper Test

The leaked component that’s being touted as the front screen of the upcoming iPhone 6 got a good workout in a video test by Youtube regular MKBHD (Marques Brownlee) when it first broke cover, and now Brownlee is back with a new video that takes the durability tests even further. This second round …

Asian mobile insiders say LG's G3 will give Samsung a run for its money

Singapore and Hong Kong are ideal places to do canary tests on mobile phones. Both countries sell mobile phones unlocked, and have huge mobile penetration rates upwards of 150 percent -- that's at least 1.5 phones per resident.<p>Throw in smartphone penetration rates upwards of 87 percent for both …

Spurs find their fearlessness to hammer Thunder in Game 5

After looking dazed and confused vs. the Thunder in OKC, San Antonio returns home and blows out the Thunder by playing without fear.<p><b>More postseason</b> …

AT&T to take gigabit broadband to 21 new metro areas

AT&T is giving Google a run for its money when it comes to building ultra high-speed gigabit broadband networks.<p>On Monday, AT&T announced that it has begun talking to municipalities in at least 21 major metropolitan areas to bring its AT&T U-Verse GigaPower fiber network to these communities. Like …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

You Didn't Do 2013 Right If You Didn't See These Instagrams

This has been quite a year for Instagram fashion followers. We saw our first Insta ad, realized that the Knowles-Carter family had beat us all at life and we even saw one of our favorite models get totally busted (it's cool, Chrissy, we thought it was funny).<p>Our point? There were certain Insta …

Charles Barkley Talks Future Plans, 'Strained' Relationship with Michael Jordan

Charles Barkley has quickly become a favorite on-air personality of just about every NBA fan, but that doesn't mean he plans to stay in the television game forever. He has bigger plans in mind, which is one of many insights he revealed to Rachel Nichols during an interview that will air on Dec. …

Clear majority favors legal marijuana, new Gallup poll shows

Americans who believe marijuana should remain illegal are now in the minority, according to new poll numbers released Tuesday.<p>For the first time ever in a Gallup poll, a clear majority of the country – 58 percent – say that pot should be legalized. That figure represents an increase of 10 …

Benedict Cumberbatch responds to Julian Assange's request that he quit 'The Fifth Estate'

Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Julian Assange in the fictionalized WikiLeaks film <i>The Fifth Estate</i>, says Assange's unhappiness with the movie gave him pause but ultimately strengthened his resolve.<p>The WikiLeaks founder, who is a fan of Cumberbatch, had publicly asked the actor to step down from the …

Google is working on a top-secret successor to Google Glass

Mary Lou Jepsen has done everything from leading the One Laptop Per Child project to inventing a new kind of computer display, and now she’s sleeping just three hours a night as she races to build a top-secret successor to Google Glass. That’s what she told an audience at MIT’s EmTech conference on …

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Ask A VC: Redpoint’s Ryan Sarver On Why He Joined Venture Capital And More

In this week’s Ask A VC, we hosted Redpoint Ventures’ newest partner Ryan Sarver in the studio to talk about his jump to the VC world from Twitter and more.<p>Sarver recently left Twitter after spending four years working with developers, and helping lead Twitter’s platform strategy. Prior to his …

Global Internet Bodies Turn Their Backs on U.S. Oversight

A batch of the Internet’s oversight bodies have taken a strong stand against the long-term dominance by the U.S. in governing the operation of the …

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Google Play charts to show tablet-optimized Android apps by default on bigger devices

Google isn't done trying to improve exposure for tablet-optimized Android apps. As of November 21st, Google Play will default to showing "Designed for tablets" apps when owners of those bigger devices browse top lists. Customers can still find phone-sized software if they like, but those titles …

This Valve demo shows the Steam Controller in action

In creating the Steam Controller, gaming development company Valve has its work cut out: The hardware needed to be intuitive enough for traditional …

Google, Apple And Facebook Are At War Over 'Latent' Search — A Business That's About To Be Huge

But Google is facing a series of challenges that could upset that dominance. The challenge comes with a new type of search, called "latent," "abstract," or "conversational" search.<p>Until now, if you wanted to search for something on the web, you typed in keywords. Google has trained us all to type …

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Xi3's Piston will ship with Windows, sans controller (update)

When the Xi3 Piston modular PC / game console ships this November, it'll ship like most PCs do: without a gamepad. Sadly, the in-house controller from Piston will be sold separately for a separate, undisclosed price. "There will be a future announcement about our plans for controllers," was the …

OUYA makes broader push into European market

OUYA, one of Kickstarter's more high-profile success stories, is looking to make more of an impact overseas. The company announced plans today for its massively funded Android mini-console to be available across a wider swath of European markets. According to a report on <i>Gamasutra</i>, deals with select …

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'Gravity' review: try not to scream

There’s a moment in <i>Gravity</i> when you suddenly realize you’re not safe. Sandra Bullock’s Dr. Ryan Stone is installing a component for the Hubble space telescope, wrapped in her bulky spacesuit. Mission Commander Kowalski (George Clooney) loops around her, showboating while he makes small talk with …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

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How Oil Reforms Could Trigger Mexico's Biggest Economic Boom In A Century

<b>Mexico has one of the world’s most notoriously closed-off oil industries.</b> The Mexican constitution makes it illegal for anyone but the state oil monopoly <b>Petroleos Mexicanos</b> (Pemex) to even own a barrel of oil. If you’re a farmer in Mexico and oil is discovered underneath your land, not one drop of …