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Will the next Nexus devices be affordable, or is Google going upscale again?

Commoditization. Pfew, that’s a long word. But it describes well what’s happening, or is beginning to happen, in the smartphone industry. Simply put, as smartphones are getting cheaper, more OEMs are jumping in the fray, and in turn, that leads to lower prices. That’s great for consumers – to an …

Android News

Wenger and big-spending Arsenal finally competing with Manchester City's millions

The Gunners, who have splashed out on deals for the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the past year, are reaping the rewards of their manager's shrewd spending.<p>Frank Lampard was very much an integral part of the Chelsea team when Arsene Wenger coined one of his famous phrases to describe …

9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13″ Haswell MacBook Air $949, Seagate 2TB Slim $85, MEElectronics Bluetooth headphones $40, more

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p><b>Today’s can’t miss deals:</b><p><i>Last Call updates:</i><p>Jabra Stealth Bluetooth headset goes next level with Siri and Google Now control<br>• Fashion: Kenneth Cole men’s …

The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.<p><i>And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and</i> …

16 of the Best New Android Apps From May (2014)

From Foursquare spin-offs to whistle-powered selfies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in May. So by way of a quick recap, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>Sunrise<p>Sunrise finally opened its uber-popular calendar app to Android users this month, as well as a version …

Big Changes Are Coming To Google Search Results -- Are You Ready?

Face it: We’ve gotten too used to our familiar search results. The simple lists, the basic titles, the easy tags and categories; they’ve all been with us since the dawn of the search engine age. 2013 saw a few changes in search engine results page (SERP) format, but for the most part, our SERPs …

Amid carnage of war, Syria readies for Assad re-election | Reuters

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - After three years of grinding conflict, the destruction of whole city districts and an exodus of refugees all triggered by an uprising against his rule, Bashar al-Assad is quietly preparing to be re-elected.<p>Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attend a rally to …

Turkey Ergenekon: Coup plot general wins court appeal

<b>Turkey's top court has ruled that the rights of ex-military chief Ilker Basbug were violated, paving the way for his possible release from jail.</b><p>Basbug was sentenced to life in prison last year for plotting to overthrow the government.<p>He was found guilty of leading a shadowy network of hard-line …

North Africa

Oscar Pistorius breaks down as trial hears grisly details of girlfriend's killing

Track star Oscar Pistorius broke down in court Thursday, the fourth day of his murder trial, as a neighbor described the grisly scenes when he tried to save the athlete's girlfriend after a fatal shooting on Valentine's Day 2013.<p>The amputee sprinter, 27, nicknamed "Blade Runner," has pleaded not …

The Best Street Style From Paris Fashion Week Day 8 (PHOTOS)

The bigger the show, the better the street style. Or at least that is how the saying goes.<p>And today, outside of Valentino, that expression proved to be true. One of the most anticipated collections of Paris Fashion Week brought the biggest editors, bloggers and A-listers to the Jardin des …

Best in Show: Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Chanel

Straight from Paris, BoF brings you the top shows from Tuesday 4th March: Valentino, Alexander McQueen, and Chanel<p><b>PARIS, France —</b> Straight from …

Software

Born In The Egyptian Revolution, CloudPress Gets Acqui-hired By News Corp

CloudPress is a year-old startup which has emerged from the chaos of the Egyptian revolution, only to be acquired by one of the world’s biggest media companies: News Corp. Indeed, the media giant was so impressed with the team and the product, that it scooped it up in a fast acqui-hire, a move led …

Dell's ruggedized Latitude 13 laptop was designed to take abuse from kids

Dell may have just released its first Chromebook, but that doesn't mean it's counting on schools to make the switch to Chrome OS. The company just unveiled another education-focused laptop, and this time it runs good old-fashioned Windows. All told, the new Latitude 13 Education Series is cut from …

Spotify could be making trouble for Rdio with purchase of music recommendation service

Spotify is acquiring The Echo Nest, the music recommendation company that's been powering a number of today's biggest radio apps. While you might not be familiar with its name, there's a good chance that you've listened to music that it suggested for you: its been a big part of Spotify, Rdio, Vevo, …

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