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Why the Chromebook pundits are simply out of touch with reality

Advertisement<p>75 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>The Chromebook(s goog) pundits have their heads in the sand again. In the past week, I’ve read not one, but two …

India buys third aircraft carrier amid rivalry with China

India has heightened its rivalry with China by taking possession of its third aircraft carrier, a refurbished Soviet-era vessel.<p>The £1.4bn ($2.3bn) aircraft carrier, handed over on Saturday at a north Russian shipyard, will help India to counterbalance the expansion of the Chinese navy.<p>The …

How App Icons Have Changed From iOS 6 To iOS 7

Advertisement<p>iOS 7 is a big design change for Apple, an expected one, which in many ways satisfies the customers, but in some it hasn’t, particularly …

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Why should screen size determine an app's value?

Besides its precipitous fall towards "free," software pricing in the App Store is starting to settle around a few distinct tiers. Instead of being …

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch can now display full notifications for all your apps

Out of the box, one of the Samsung Galaxy Gear's major failings was its lackluster notifications system. As we noted in our review, the smartwatch often failed to display useful notifications on its display, requiring users to unlock their phone to read emails or other messages. That basically …

Ballmer admits Microsoft needs a new leader for change

Microsoft board pressured Ballmer to move a lot quicker<p>Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is planning his retirement in the next nine months from the software giant he helped build, but he’s also assisting with a reorganization for his successor. In exclusive interviews with <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, …

Android tablet revenue surpasses iPad for the first time (but not the last)

The World Has Lost an Unbelievable Amount of Forest Since 1999

Europe lets airlines operate 3G and LTE services during flights

Having just digested the news that they'll soon be able to use personal electronics during takeoff and landing, European fliers have another rule change to get excited about. The European Commission (EC) has approved the use of 3G and 4G networks on flights in European airspace, allowing airlines …

FCC Chairman Wants Carriers to Start Unlocking Phones Pronto

Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler told the cellphone industry on Thursday that it is time to take action to ensure consumers can …

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