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How Cristiano Ronaldo, the world's highest-paid sports star, makes and spends his millions

Earlier this week, Ronaldo signed a new "lifetime" contract with Nike. He is just the third athlete to sign a lifetime deal with Nike, joining LeBron James and Michael Jordan.<p>Ronaldo also signed a new deal with Real Madrid that will keep the Portuguese national with his club team for at least the …

Lenovo’s gutting of Motorola is nearly complete

My first cell phone was a Sanyo. But only because I couldn’t afford a Motorola. I wanted a StarTAC. All the cool kids had a StarTAC. My Sanyo said loud and clear I was not a cool kid. Sometime later, I spent around $650 to be one of the first people to get the RAZR. People didn’t stand in line back …

Passengers in Uber's self-driving cars waived right to sue for injury or death

The company has rolled out a self-driving fleet in Pittsburgh. But passengers might not be aware of how experimental the pilot still is<p>Anyone requesting an Uber ride in a 12-sq mile area in the center of Pittsburgh might now be randomly allocated a self-driving Ford Fusion rather than a …

Ford Fusion

Amazon is testing out a 30-hour workweek

Instead of the normal 40-hour week (or, more recently, the 50-, 60-, or 70-hour week), the world's second-largest retailer will let roughly a dozen "part-time" employees cut back to just 30 hours at 75% the typical salary, but still retain all their benefits.<p>"A lot of companies have talked about …

Google is rolling out a data-saving feature to all Nexus phones

Google has announced that it’s bringing its Wi-Fi Assistant feature to all Android-based Nexus handsets to help users save on data costs.<p>Wi-Fi Assistant automatically detects and connects to more than a million free open W-Fi hotspots that have been identified and verified by the company. The …

Android Phones

Where to Purchase DTEK50, the Perfect Android Smartphone for All Your Business Needs

It’s harder than ever to protect business information, especially given the challenges represented by BYOD. Unsafe user practices coupled with lax …

Mobile Technology

T-Mobile will offer unlimited data for European travel

T-Mobile is continuing its practice of proving to everyone why it should be worthy of the "Un-carrier" moniker. This time around, the company is offering unlimited data with up to 4G LTE speeds throughout Europe for the rest of the summer.<p>If you're planning on traveling overseas this summer, you'll …

Android 7.0 Nougat review: features, updates and changes

With Android O just around the corner, Android Nougat is slowly drawing to a close as the latest and greatest version of Android. But as Nougat steadily creeps towards double digits in terms of Android version distribution, and with Android 7.1.2 now out for a number of devices, we thought it was …

Android News

The 25 Best Free Android Apps

From bleeding-edge productivity to fun with friends, presenting 25 great, no-cost additions to your home screen.<p>It’s time to load that Android-powered slab of glass and circuitry up with a heaping helping of download-worthy apps.<p>Of course, it’s downright impossible to individually tickle everyone’s …

7 Extreme Survival Stories That Push the Boundaries of Human Endurance

A few crazy enough to get their own movies.<p>From being stranded in the heart of Antarctica to three men forced to go further into outer space than any human being has ever gone before, our picks for the most amazing stories of people who pushed the far edges of endurance.

Amazing

Google Has Added a New Feature "Preview Pane" To GmailTechnoBeep | TechnoBeep

If you are using Gmail, then here is good news for you, especially if you are using widescreen display. Google has added a new feature which name is …

Amazon unveils 2 new Alexa devices: the $130 Amazon Tap and the $90 Echo Dot

Amazon has unveiled the Amazon Tap and Echo Dot, two new additions to the Alexa-enabled device family. The former is a $130 portable version of the Amazon Echo and works as a speaker for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, while the latter is a $90 compact, voice-controlled device that can easily connect to your …

Smart Homes

Facebook Messenger adds music, starting with Spotify song sharing

First came the Transportation hub with Uber, and now Facebook Messenger is launching “its very first music integration” with Spotify.<p>Inside the Messenger “More” section in chat threads, all iOS and Android users will now find a Spotify option. Tap it and they’ll be shuttled into Spotify’s app where …

Business card with built-in ECG is perfect for cardiologists

Some people can make business cards that stand out <i>and</i> show off their skills. Take for example, that one engineer who created a card that lights up and that programmer who designed one that can play <i>Tetris</i>. But what if you're a medical professional, specifically a cardiologist? A company called …

Microsoft Locks Down Another Popular Smartphone Star

If you’re keeping track of Microsoft’s recent acquisitions, you can ink in the purchase of SwiftKey. Microsoft confirmed today that it has completed the acquisition of SwiftKey including the popular SwiftKey keyboard for Android and iOS, SwiftKey’s predictive technology, and SwiftKey’s ongoing …

Artificial Intelligence

Next-gen DisplayPort 1.4 standard will support 8K displays and USB-C

Big changes are coming to the popular DisplayPort display standard, with version 1.4 promising support for 8K displays.<p>DisplayPort 1.4 will allow 8K displays to hook up to laptops, smartphones and other devices via a USB Type-C port. The new standard was announced by VESA (Video Electronics …

Facebook Wants Celebrities for Its Live Streaming Service, and It's Willing to Pay Cash

Sheryl Sandberg is in Hollywood with a pitch and a checkbook.<p>Facebook has a new pitch for Hollywood celebrities and other famous people: <i>Come broadcast yourself on our Live streaming video service, where you can reach your fans and find new ones</i>.<p><i>We might even pay some of you to play along</i>.<p>This isn’t …

Foxconn casts doubt on deal to buy Japan's Sharp

A potential tie-up between two important Apple suppliers in Asia was cast into doubt Thursday just hours after one of them announced the multi-billion dollar takeover.<p>Struggling Japanese electronics firm Sharp (SHCAY) said it had agreed to be acquired by Taiwan's Foxconn, a huge contract …

IT

Xiaomi Mi 5 first impressions: A phone I want but can't have

Xiaomi showed off its new Mi 5 Android phone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, and it’s an impressive device for a surprisingly low price starting at just $305 USD.<p>The Mi 5 is a 5.15-inch smartphone sandwiched in glass (or ceramic, on the high end) that looks stunning, though somewhat …

Google Starts Highlighting AMP Pages In Its Mobile Search Results

Smartphones and networks are constantly getting faster, but somehow the mobile web now feels slower than it ever did. That’s largely thanks to all the ads and trackers that most sites now use (and maybe the abundance of large GIFs, too).<p>A few months ago, Google set out to change this when it …

Apple TV Dev Tidbits: First Emulator Available, Old Remotes Work With New TV, Siri Remote Limited for Gaming

As developers get their hands on Apple TV, they've started experimenting with its new operating system tvOS, testing new kinds of apps and finding tidbits that haven't been discovered yet. Developer James Addyman, for instance, has created an emulator for the new Apple TV called Provenance.<p>Image …

Smart TV

iOS App Store brings in 75% more revenue than Play Store despite difference in downloads

According to a new report out of app analytics company App Annie, Apple’s trend of bringing in more revenue via its App Store than Google does via the Play Store continued in 2015. Google, however, continued to see far more app downloads than Apple…<p>The report claims that Google saw twice as many …

Apps

Duet turns your iPad into a monitor running iOS and Mac apps together

Just Duet<p>Duet Display, the $9.99 app that turns a tethered iPad or iPhone into an extra display for your Mac or Windows PC, is now more capable than ever thanks to performance improvements and new split-screen multitasking support. Available to download now from the Apple App store, version 1.2 …

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Apps

Apple Open Sources Its Swift Programming Language

In a move that represents a significant shift for Apple—and for the tech industry as a whole—the world's most valuable company has open sourced its …